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Distinguishing the ‘real’ Filipino fish

By Margaux Salcedo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The DGF Essay Writing Awards—the country’s first and most prestigious food writing contest inspired by Philippine culinary writing icon Doreen Gamboa Fernandez—is now open for entries for this year’s competition. Writers may submit up to two entries of 800 words each under a pen Read more ».....»»

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My story, and the new story of Filipino immigration

By Emil Guillermo/INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau – When did your dad come to America from the Philippines? 2000? 1990s? Or was he an old-timer—1970s? My father—not my grandfather, my father–came in 1928. That’s when Babe Ruth was in pinstripes hitting real home runs and Al Jolson wore blackface. Different times. It’s Read more ».....»»

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Landlords big winners as Philippines bets on Chinese gaming boom

By Karen Lema/reuters.com – Tessie, her husband and their adult son recently vacated their home of 37 years in a Manila suburb to make way for some unfamiliar tenants – 20 Chinese nationals. It wasn’t an easy decision to let out their 5-bedroom home, but for 140,000 pesos ($2,730) a Read more ».....»»

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China has a new casino: the Philippines

By David Pierson and Alison Su/latimes.com – Gambling is illegal in China, but that didn’t prevent Fan Zheng from betting tens of thousands of dollars online. The 30-year-old store clerk from the island province of Hainan learned about the opportunity early last year from marketing agents who, Fan believes, contacted Read more ».....»»

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Philippines faces call for UN investigation into war on drugs killings

via channelnewsasia.com – More than two dozen countries formally called on Thursday (Jul 4) for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, activists said. Iceland submitted the draft resolution backed by mainly European states, they said. The text urges the government Read more ».....»»

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Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study

via rappler.com – The Philippines will transition to an ageing society by 2032, and for the economy, this could be both boon and bane, according to a study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). A December 2018 PIDS study dove into United Nations data from 2017 to project Read more ».....»»

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Pinoy archaeologist brings new human species discovery to Australia

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – Filipino archaeologist Armand Mijares has brought the discovery of a new human species in the Philippines to the international stage. Mijares, along with archaeologist Philip Piper of the Australian National University (ANU), presented the discovery of Homo luzonensis in a public lecture at ANU’s Read more ».....»»

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Trying to save the stories of a Philippine culture, one scan at a time

By Regine Cabato/washingtonpost.com – Long ago, a princess was abducted and taken to a faraway island. A dashing prince rescued her and brought her to his home kingdom. It sounds like a familiarfairy tale. For some in the Philippines, however, it’s one of the many plots in a centuries-old Read more ».....»»

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Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever

By Sareena Dayaram/CNN – Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a “national dengue alert” after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January. Around 100,000 dengue cases were reported across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019, Read more ».....»»

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U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

By Nick Cumming-Bruce/nytimes.com – The United Nations’ top human rights body voted on Thursday to examine thousands of alleged extrajudicial police killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, a campaign that rights groups around the world have denounced as a lawless atrocity. The United Nations’ Read more ».....»»

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