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FALSE: Filipino ‘royal family’ ruled over pre-colonial ‘Maharlika kingdom’

via rappler.com Claim: A post on Facebook dated September 24, 2018 states that former president Ferdinand Marcos was paid in gold by the “Tallano royal family of the Philippines” for being their lawyer. The so-called royal family, whose last name is Tallano, is said to have ruled over Read more ».....»»

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Valentine’s Day: Southeast Asians are spending more

By Jason Thomas/theaseanpost.com – Southeast Asians are spending more on Valentine’s Day, with new research confirming that the most romantic day of the year is becoming increasingly commercialised. The 2019 Mastercard Love Index released yesterday reveals that Asia Pacific leads the world when it comes to growth in sentimental spending Read more ».....»»

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

Google Stations opening in 50 locations in the Philippines

By Consuelo Marquez/inquirer.net – Google is opening Google Stations which will offer free and high quality Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 50 locations in the Philippines. “Google Stations allow Filipinos from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to connect with high quality internet. Google Stations will be developed in more than fifty Read more ».....»»

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

How long is a Filipino Goodbye

By Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta/abs-cbn.com – My longest casual relationship has been with the Filipino goodbye. In my home, it can last days—weeks even. A goodbye that began one summer day in the middle aughts lasted 48 hours, 50 subway stops, and two cities in New York. It was my sister’s wedding, Read more ».....»»

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

The Philippines temporarily bans Japan pork imports

By Louise Maureen Simeon/The Philippine Star – The Philippines continues to tighten its security against the African swine fever (ASF), this time temporarily banning pork imports from Japan in the effort to protect the P200-billion local hog industry. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ordered a temporary ban on the entry Read more ».....»»

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

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

By Jodesz Gavilan/rappler.com – More schools in Alberta, Canada, will soon offer a Filipino language and culture program as part of the curriculum in a bid to preserve the “deep roots” of the community, the provincial government said. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced on Thursday, February 7, that the Filipino Read more ».....»»

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

Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Bikers passing through Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City can now pedal worry-free, with a protected bike lane installed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Early Thursday, February 7, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Taguig City officials inaugurated the 3-meter-wide bicycle lane, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital

By Jason Gutierrez/nytimes.com – The Philippines expanded the area of a declared measles outbreak on Thursday from the highly populated capital to nearby regions, after a steady rise in infections and deaths attributed to the disease in recent weeks. The government’s Epidemiology Bureau raised the “red flag” after an increase Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Philippines tops world internet usage index with an average 10 hours a day

By Kate Lamb/theguardian.com – South-east Asia is one of the most internet-addicted regions on the planet, with the Philippines topping the global list with an average 10 hours and 2 minutes of screen time every day. The country was joined in the top five by Thailand and Indonesia, according to Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

Filipino speed skater bags spot in 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

By June Navarro/inquirer.net – Speed skater Julian Macaraeg has made history as the country’s first participant in the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The 14-year-old from New York secured a spot in the 2020 Winter YOG in Lausanne, Switzerland with a performance to remember in the ISU Junior World Short Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 1st, 2019Related News

Bottled drinks banned in MRT and LRT lines

via CNNPhilippines – Train lines in Metro Manila issued their respective safety advisories on bringing bottled drinks. Passengers are advised not to bring bottled drinks in the train in light of the recent bombings in Jolo, Sulu. This is in adherence to a directive from the Philippine National Police. Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsFeb 1st, 2019Related News

First Filipino-made hybrid electric train to hit tracks in April

By Krixia Subingsubing/inquirer.net – In 2013, a team composed of 10 engineers from the Metal Industry Research and Development Center of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) were supposed to salvage parts from boogeys (undercarriages) of old Philippine National Railways (PNR) trains to improve those still running. “Then we Read more ».....»»

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

‘French Spiderman’ Alain Robert under police custody after scaling Makati building

via CNNPhilippines – A French urban climber is under police custody after scaling a high-rise building in Makati Tuesday morning. Makati City Police confirmed to CNN Philippines that the man who scaled GT International Tower along Ayala Ave. is Alain Roberts, known as the “French spiderman.” The city police chief, Read more ».....»»

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

Philippines records ‘all-time high’ 7.1M tourist arrivals in 2018

via ABS-CBN News – The Department of Tourism on Thursday said 7.1 million tourists arrived in the Philippines in 2018, an all-time high record even if top destination Boracay was closed for 6 months. A total of 7,127,168 foreign tourists visited the Philippines last year, a figure that is 7.65 Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2019Related News

Taal Lake’s Tawilis now on list of endangered species

By cnnphilippines.com – Freshwater sardines Tawilis, which can only be found in Philippines’ Taal Lake, is now an endangered species, a research found. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Tawilis or “sardinella tawilis” is in danger of facing extinction. It noted there has been a steady decline Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2019Related News

New Filipino workers banned from entering US with H-2A, H-2B visas

By Dona Magsino/GMA News – Filipino citizens may not seek employment in the United States with temporary visas for foreign agricultural and non-agricultural workers between January 19, 2019 to January 18, 2020, a notice from the Department of Homeland Security has shown. The DHS, in its notice posted in Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

Henry Sy Sr. — PH’s richest man and philantrophist — passes away at 94

By Daxim L. Lucas, Doris C. Dumalo/inquirer.net – Taipan Henry Sy Sr. — the Philippines’ wealthiest man and also one of the country’s most generous philanthropists — passed away on Saturday, according to a member of the Sy family. Sy was 94 years old. “[He] passed away peacefully in Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2019Related News

‘The first Pixnoys’: Filipinos will finally see themselves in Pixar short film

By Niña V. Guno/INQUIRER.net – Filipinos will get some well-deserved media representation in an upcoming Pixar short film. Filipino-American filmmaker Bobby Rubio broke the news on Twitter last Jan. 10 that he was going to helm the Pixar short “Float” as part of Pixar’s experimental storytelling initiative Spark Shorts. A Read more ».....»»

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

Palace on passport mess: Do not pass requirements burden to applicants

via CNN Philippines – The Palace on Monday said those who will renew their Philippine passports should not be saddled by the submission of requirements after the personal data breach. “Applicants should not be burdened by submitting original copies of their certificates of live birth, which requires another application process Read more ».....»»

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

No pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines —DOH

By Margaret Claire Layug/GMA News – The Department of Health (DOH) said there is no pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines. Health Undersecretary Erik Domingo made the clarification on Friday, shooting down reports that appear to be circulating on social media. He also pointed out that the number of cases Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2019Related News