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Six Filipino food among additions to Oxford English Dictionary

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – Several Filipino dishes — from Filipino party staples, to delicacies and desserts — have been included in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The Oxford Dictionary has released its September 2016 update with more than 1,000 revised and updated entries. Among those are at least 11 Read more »

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San Fernando’s giant lantern shines in Singapore

via Philippine Daily Inquirer – Joining the celebration of Christianity in Asia, Filipinos in Singapore lit on Saturday a 14-foot Christmas lantern at Asian Civilization Museum (ACM) in that island city-state. The lantern is made of fiberglass and rigged with 1,200 light bulbs. It is on exhibit until Sept. 12 Read more »


6th Zika case confirmed in Philippines

via – The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that a woman from Iloilo City tested positive for the Zika virus, the sixth case recorded in the country. DOH Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said that the 45-year-old victim, whose identity has been withheld, has no record of travel to Read more »

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Philippines explosion: 12 dead, 60 injured in Davao City market blast

By Tim Hume, Christina Zdanowicz and Merieme Arif/CNN – At least 12 people have been killed and 60 injured in an explosion at a night market in Davao City in the Philippines, an official told CNN Philippines. Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan, the director of Region 11 of the Philippine National Read more »

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Obama to meet Philippines President Duterte, raise human rights issues

By Ben Westcott/CNN – Human rights concerns will be on the agenda when US President Barack Obama meets controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time next week. The two leaders will talk on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Laos, starting on September 6. It will Read more »

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Henry Sy Tops Forbes Philippines Rich List for Nine Years in a Row

via – Henry Sy, takes the top spot on the Forbes Philippines Rich List for nine years in a row, with a net worth of US$13.7 billion. The complete Forbes Philippines Rich List is available here as well as in the latest issues of Forbes Asia and Forbes Read more »