Philippines Wins New Term on U.N. Rights Council, Drawing Outrage

By Jason Gutierrez/nytimes.com – The Philippines has won another term on the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move condemned by international groups and officials as “unconscionable” but praised by Philippine officials as a “vindication” for a nation maligned around the world for President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war. The Read more »

In pre-colonial Philippines, we already had kinilaw and corpses smoked tobacco

By Portia Ladrido/cnnphilippines.com – The quest for a distinct Filipino identity never seems to perish. There are various analyses, dialogues, literature, and works of art that always seek to answer the question: What makes a Filipino? As a country infused with colonial practices for most of its recorded history, the Read more »

Bongga! More Filipino words now in Oxford English Dictionary

By Frank Cimatu/rappler.com – As the election season starts in the country, what better way to welcome it than having the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) include one of the most popular Filipino word in politics? “Trapo” is one of the 1,400 words, senses, and phrases included in the 2018 edition Read more »

Cassette Store Day debuts in Philippines on October 13

By Rick Olivares/abs-cbn.com – Just can’t get enough of retro stuff? Well, it is time to rewind once more because vinyl isn’t the only music format that has comeback from the grave. The cassette tape is back in a big way and this coming Saturday (October 13) the Philippines will Read more »

8 Pinoy comic book creators at the New York Comic Con

By Anton Holmes/cnnphilippines.com – Every October, the best and brightest pop culture icons flock the Jacob K. Javits Center to attend the New York City Comic Con. Now on its 13th year, the event brings together celebrities, authors, writers, artists and fans from all over the world. The growing comic Read more »

Amid rising tensions with China, Japan just sent armored vehicles to foreign soil for the first time since World War II

By Christopher Woody/businessinsider.com – A small contingent of Japanese troops and armored vehicles engaged in military exercises with the US and the Philippines in the Philippines on Saturday, assisting in a humanitarian role during an amphibious exericse simulating recapturing territory from a terrorist group. A total of about 150 troops Read more »

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