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Filipino-American Entrepreneur Is Building Bamboo Bikes to Improve the Planet

By Erik Ortiz/ – A fleet of bicycles zips along a neighborhood of cobblestone streets in this congested capital, drawing stares from people unaccustomed to seeing a bike tour attraction. But it’s not only the use of pedal power in a city notorious for its traffic that has heads Read more »

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San Miguel makes history, wins PBA Philippine Cup title

By Jane Bracher/ – Destiny was on the side of the San Miguel Beermen Wednesday, February 3 as they completed a historic comeback to frustrate the Alaska Aces once again, 96-89, and win their second straight PBA Philippine Cup title. The Mall of Asia Arena, for the first time in Read more »

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Manila’s factory of beauty queen dreams

via – The Philippines’ beauty queen mill is a ticket to a better life for many poor and working-class young women–but it is also a graveyard of dashed dreams, with only a small fraction ever getting to wear a coveted crown. Pia Wurtzbach may have to accept that she Read more »

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Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines

via – Emperor Akihito said Tuesday that Japan must remember the tremendous loss of life in the Philippines during World War II, as he and Empress Michiko embarked for a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian country. Upon arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Imperial Couple were greeted Read more »

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17-year-old Pinoy builds working life-size BB-8 droid

via – Self-proclaimed “Filipino Tinkerer” Angelo Casimiro proves that the future is really here as he builds his own BB-8—everyone’s favorite android from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Casimiro has posted a 20-minute instructional video, so you can build your own rolling robot, too. The materials are advertised as Read more »

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Pinoy maids in Singapore get $50 salary raise

via – Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore are set to receive a SGD$50 increase in their monthly salary starting January, the Straits Times reported Thursday. Minimum wage for Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore was originally set by the Philippine government at $400. Singaporean agencies agreed to increase the wages Read more »