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Sinking of Philippine Boat Puts South China Sea Back at Issue

By Jason Gutierrez and Hannah Beech/nytimes.com – Tensions in the disputed South China Sea ratcheted up on Thursday as the Philippine government protested the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese fishing vessel, which left 22 Filipino fishermen floating at sea before they were rescued by a Vietnamese boat. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 15th, 2019Related News

The symbols and signifiers of Pinoy manhood throughout our history

By Ramon N. Villegas /abs-cbn.com – Filipino manhood has been displayed through disparate symbols. At one point, it involved major earrings and hair-plucking with tweezers. Each generation seeks to formulate its own concepts of gender identity and particular ways of expressing them. Thus, young Filipinos today do not look like Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2019Related News

Filipinos Were Eating Adobo Before the Spaniards Came, Says Spanish Culinary Scientist

By Mario Alvaro Limos/esquiremag.ph – The Philippines may have influenced the Spanish adobo, and not the other way around. “Filipinos had adobo before Spaniards came to your country, and I have proof,” said Borja Sanchez, a Spanish chef and culinary scientist. Sanchez revealed his findings at a lecture titled Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2019Related News

DA to sell 1 M kilos of surplus mangoes

By Catherine Talavera/The Philippine Star – The Department of Agriculture (DA) targets to sell around one million kilos of mangoes through its metrowide marketing campaign in a bid to address the two million kilo surplus produced by local farmers. “Within the week, we are expecting to dispose one million kilos. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 11th, 2019Related News

What’s behind the Philippine obsession with beauty queens?

* A shallow, exploitative spectacle in an image-obsessed society? Or a valuable opportunity for young women to get ahead? * Love it or hate it, the beauty pageant has deep roots in the Philippines, combining regional pride with glitzy spectacle By Thomas Sturrock/scmp.com – It’s nearly showtime at Manila’s Araneta Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2019Related News

Coca-Cola to invest in P1-billion recycling facility in the Philippines

via rappler.com – Coca-Cola’s bottling arm in the Philippines says it recognizes that ‘there is a packaging waste problem in the world today,’ and it wants to be ‘part of the solution for the long haul’ Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Incorporated (CCBPI) said it will be investing P1 billion to pioneer Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2019Related News

US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

via cebudailynews.inquirer.net – The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move that’s just taken effect after Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2019Related News

‘Sordid Chapter’ Ends As Philippines Sends Back Canada’s Trash

By Merrit Kennedy/npr.org – Shipping containers of Canadian trash have moldered in the Philippines for years, in a situation so irksome to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he threatened to personally sail it back to Canadian waters. Now, much of the trash that arrived in 2013 and 2014 is on Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2019Related News

US citizenship, immigration services to close Manila office

via ABS-CBN News – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will permanently close its field office in Manila beginning July 5, a move seen to be in line with the Trump administration’s plan to reduce its presence abroad and limit both legal and illegal immigration. In a statement, the Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2019Related News

Filipino maids’ dragon boat team makes splash in Hong Kong

via reuters – Filipino women are paddling for gold in this year’s dragon boat races in Hong Kong, with one thing separating them from the competition – they are all maids, often taken for granted in the rich Chinese-ruled city, who no longer want to feel left out. To the Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2019Related News

One word to demonstrate we need Filipino in college: Pangingialam

By Arlene Burgos/ ABS-CBN News – (I edit news in Filipino daily. Mostly, this is why I care about this issue. Here’s my take on the exclusion of Filipino from core college subjects.) Someone called it “asymmetric advice,” and defined it as advice from someone who can’t use it. “A Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2019Related News

Pinoy teen is a step closer to sainthood

via GMA News – The Vatican has declared a Filipino teenager, Darwin Ramos, a “Servant of God,” according to a post on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website. The declaration, which was made on March 29 by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 3rd, 2019Related News

South Korea to make visa applications for Pinoys easier

By Erwin Colcol/GMA News – The South Korean government is planning to make its country more accessible to Filipino tourists by making applications for visa easier, its envoy said on Sunday. The Philippines and Korea are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties, which dates back when the former pledged to Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJun 3rd, 2019Related News

Why are there so many Filipino nurses in the U.S.?

By Anne Brice/Berkeley NewsGrowing up in New York City, UC Berkeley ethnic studies professor Catherine Ceniza Choy remembers seeing a lot of nurses dressed in their crisp white uniforms. She and her mom lived in an apartment building near several hospitals, so seeing health workers in the community wasn’t unusual. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2019Related News

Nickelodeon releases first look at rebooted classic kids program Blue’s Clues with Filipino-American host Joshua Dela Cruz

By Caitlyn Becker/dailymail.com – Nickelodeon just figured out Blue’s Clues (again). The network is relaunching the beloved children’s program with a new Filipino-American host and they released a first look video on Wednesday. The rebrand, which premieres in November 2019, also got a refreshed title: Blue’s Clues and You. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2019Related News

Global but alienated Pinoys

By Antonio Contreras/manilatimes.net – The Filipino diaspora scattered us to many places in the world. We leave our homeland to serve. We sweat and toil in the sands of the Middle East, building vast financial empires drawn from oil. We rock the cradle of the children of the world’s richest, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2019Related News

A beautiful garden art café employs people with special needs

Next time you’re out of town, chill at Julyan’s Coffee Spot, an autism awareness café near Crystal Beach, Zambales By Rhea Claire Madarang/rappler.com – San Narciso’s beaches in Zambales, with the most popular arguably being Crystal Beach, are well-known for waves perfect for surfing the pine-like agoho trees rising from Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2019Related News

Cebu-based startup sells pencils that can grow into plants

via CNNPhilippines – What can be done to a pencil when it’s worn down to its nib? Eco Hub, a startup based in Cebu, pitches that one can grow plants from it by simply placing the stub on a moist soil. The social enterprise sells “plantable” pencils with an Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2019Related News

New Filipino Law Requires Every Student To Plant 10 Trees If They Want To Graduate

By Trevor Nace/forbes.com – The Philippines, a tropical island nation in the Pacific, will now require by law all graduating students from elementary school to college plant 10 trees each before they can graduate. The bill, called the “Graduation Legacy For the Environment Act,” was approved in the House and Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2019Related News

My mother’s journey as an overseas Filipino worker

By Angeli Gabriel/nationalgeographic.com – “YOU HAD PIGTAILS and didn’t speak any English at all,” my mother says, telling me the story of our move to the United States. It was probably the thousandth time I’d heard this story, but I didn’t mind. My mother, like many Filipinos, is an excellent Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2019Related News