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UNIQUE-ORN This floating unicorn island in the Philippines is attracting tourists from across the world

By Caroline McGuire, Digital Travel Editor/thesun.co.uk – A giant inflatable unicorn park exists in the Philippines for every holidaymaker who thinks that selfies are a key part of any trip abroad. The inflatable island in Subic Bay in the Zambales province of the Philippines features a range of inflatable slides, Read more ».....»»

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NFA set to import 250,000 MT tons of rice in May

via rappler.com – National Food Authority (NFA) said the planned government-to government (G2G) importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of cheap rice to serve as buffer stock is expected to stabilize the price of the food staple. The NFA said in a statement on April 20, Friday, that “in consultation Read more ».....»»

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Reuters bags Pulitzer for Philippines’ drug war story

By Christina Mendez & Paolo Romero/The Philippine Star- A Filipino was among the Reuters journalists who received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for the news agency’s “relentless” reporting on the thousands killed in the war on drugs of the Duterte administration. Manuel Mogato, a correspondent in Reuters’ Manila bureau, along with Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 18th, 2018Related News

Philippine economy at risk of overheating, World Bank says

By Audrey Morallo/philstar.com – Although the Philippine economy is one of the top three growth performers in the region, it faces several domestic risks such as overheating, higher inflation and climbing fiscal deficits, the World Bank warned on Monday. In its Philippines Economic Update, the World Bank said that the Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2018Related News

ABL: Justin Brownlee is getting more Pinoy by the day

By Paul Lintag/abs-cbn.com – Justin Brownlee has transformed himself into a cult hero in the Philippines. After leading Brgy. Ginebra to two PBA championships, one following a dramatic championship-clinching buzzer beater, it would be a surprise if Brownlee is still not a cult hero in the Philippines. Everywhere he goes, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Facebook cracks down on Philippines fake news sites

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – Several websites that contain false information have been blocked on Facebook as the social media giant began implementing stringent measures against the proliferation of fake news. These include pages previously identified to have published fake articles about President Duterte and the Philippines, such as Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Magnolia Bakery coming to Manila?

via rappler.com – The cupcake craze may just see a resurgence as the famous Magnolia Bakery is supposedly set to open in Manila. While no official announcements have been made yet, a Facebook page, M Bakery PH, has been set up naming Taguig as the bakery’s location. Magnolia Bakery’s Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 12th, 2018Related News

The cost of being a single mother in the Philippines

By Regine Cabato/CNNPhilippines – Filipino culture still largely upholds a sprawling family that, despite size, keeps tightly knit — but more and more kids are growing up in non-traditional family structures. In 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority estimated about three million household heads without a spouse — two million of Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 12th, 2018Related News

IKEA partners with mall operator SM Prime for first Philippines store

via reuters.com – Global furniture retailer IKEA AB [IKEA.UL] will in 2020 open its first store in the Philippines located at one of the world’s biggest shopping malls, mall operator SM Prime Holdings Inc (SMPH.PS) said on Friday. SM Prime, the Philippines’ biggest property firm, will build premises at Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 6th, 2018Related News

Philippines closes ‘cesspool’ tourist island of Boracay

By Euan McKirdy/CNN – The Philippines has announced a six-month closure of the popular tourist destination of Boracay over concerns the island’s famous beaches and clear blue waters have been transformed into a “cesspool” due to sustained environmental damage. The closure, which will begin April 26, was announced following a Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 5th, 2018Related News

Philippine coffee industry is hot and brewing

By Precious Leano/rappler.com – Kirstin Reyes worked for 7 years in Singapore where she began an affair with coffee. When she returned to her home in Tuguegarao City in 2013, she roasted coffee and created her own coffee brand. In 2014, she opened Barako Boy, Tuguegarao’s first coffee shop that Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 1st, 2018Related News

Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’

By Cynthia Drescher/cntraveler.com – Our readers love Boracay, an island in the Philippines that has the kind of powdery white beaches and see-your-feet-clear water that inspires island cliches. It topped our Readers’ Choice Awards list of best islands in the world in 2017. Unfortunately, the tiny stretch of sand—just under Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 28th, 2018Related News

As Uber gives up Philippine operations to Grab, what now for commuters?

By Chrisee Dela Paz/rappler.com – An economist warned that Filipino commuters could face higher fares and fewer incentives, after California-based Uber decided to sell its entire Southeast Asian business to its rival Grab. Ending stiff competition between the ride-hailing behemoths, Uber on Monday, March 26, sold its operations in Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 26th, 2018Related News

[OPINION] Challenges in deploying Filipino household service workers to China

By Meiting Li/rappler.com – In July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) revealed that there was a possibility for China to hire Filipino household service workers (HSWs) with a high salary of up to P100,000 per month. China is indeed likely to open its doors to Filipino HSWs, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 24th, 2018Related News

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

By Ligaya Mishan/nytimes.com – In 1883, José Rizal, the future hero and martyr of the Philippine Revolution, was a homesick medical student abroad in Madrid. His longing for bagoong, a paste of seafood salted and left to ferment until it exudes a fathomless funk, grew so great that his worried Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 23rd, 2018Related News

Pinoy BBQ twist to the classic Burger Steak

By PR/cebudailynews.inquirer.net – Jollibee, the Philippines’ #1 fast-food brand, adds yet another exciting new product to its delicious roster—the NEW Pinoy BBQ Burger Steak! The new Burger Steak variant continues to offer the brand’s signature juicy and 100% beefy-linamnam patty, this time paired with the tasty and flavor-packed Pinoy Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 22nd, 2018Related News

House approves divorce bill on final reading

By Joyce Ilas/CNN Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved the Absolute Divorce Bill with a vote of 134-57-2. Under the bill, an absolute divorce is judicially pronounced after a permanently broken marital union or marriage. Once absolute divorce is made effective, legal marriage bonds are cut and Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2018Related News

3 killed, 23 injured in Manila Pavilion fire

via rappler.com – At least 3 people died and 23 others were injured because of a fire that hit the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino on Sunday morning, March 18. At least two people remained missing as of Sunday night. According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Officer-in-Charge General Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 19th, 2018Related News

10 dead as light plane crashes in Bulacan

By Cecille Suerte Felipe/The Philippine Star – A small plane carrying five persons crashed into a house shortly after takeoff in Plaridel, Bulacan yesterday, killing everyone onboard and five others on the ground. The six-seater Piper PA-23 Apache plane was reportedly carrying three passengers aside from the pilot and a Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 18th, 2018Related News

Nursing graduate tops board exams twice

via By CNN Philippines – He topped board exams not once, but twice. This is the story of Jerald Pelayo who landed at the top of the list of this year’s Physician Licensure Exam. Speaking to CNN Philippines Thursday, Pelayo said he was “amazed” to make it to number one Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMar 17th, 2018Related News