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Why I’m proud of my Philippine passport

By Kach Medina/rappler.com – Having read a lot of articles lately surrounding the so-called limitations of having a Philippine passport, I’ve seen way too many comments like, “Oh, we only rank number 69 in the world for free entries and can only visit 58 out of 218 countries!” I think Read more »

Pinoy visits 118 Rizal monuments in PHL

By Xianne Arcangel/VC, GMA News – 118 and counting. Ginno Jaralve has made it his life’s goal to visit all of Jose Rizal’s statues in the Philippines and around the world. Jaralve proudly shared the photos of he has taken of himself beside Rizal’s different monuments in a Read more »

Roaming the African, Er, Philippine Plains

By Alex Frew McMillan/nytimes.com – The scene is familiar to anyone who has been on safari in eastern or southern Africa. Giraffes amble from tall tree to tall tree, nibbling away at tiny leaves. Zebras graze the short grass, their heads bent low. There are deer in the distance, and Read more »

US Embassy: No need to ‘say cheese’ for US visa pics

Most Filipinos are known to love having their photos taken and with a full smile at that. However, the United States Embassy in Manila said for those who are applying for a US visa, it would be better to have a neutral expression on their photos. In an Read more »

Pinoy designers push for ‘free’ NAIA-1 makeover

Three Filipino designers on Wednesday unveiled on Facebook their “pro-bono proposal” to rehabilitate and renovate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. Budji Layug, Royal Pineda and Kenneth Cobonpue, all world-renowned in their respective fields of architecture and design, uploaded a video outlining their proposed makeover of NAIA 1. Read more »

NAIA is world’s worst airport

By Christian Bautista | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 has just been voted, again, as among the world’s worst airport in a reader poll. According to travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, NAIA tops the 2011 list of Read more »

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