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The cost of being a single mother in the Philippines

By Regine Cabato/CNNPhilippines – Filipino culture still largely upholds a sprawling family that, despite size, keeps tightly knit — but more and more kids are growing up in non-traditional family structures. In 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority estimated about three million household heads without a spouse — two million of Read more »

7 Pinoy New Year’s Eve superstitions

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By Precious Del Valle/rappler.com – Despite being a predominantly Catholic country, Filipinos love superstitions. Even in this day and age, we can’t seem to shake majority of it off, even though, admittedly, most of them sound ridiculous. (My personal favorite is turning your clothes inside out if you’re lost to Read more »

Manila FAME organizers defend 100-year-old Whang-Od’s participation

By CNNPhilippines staff – The organizer of design and lifestyle event Manila FAME clarified that the invitation of the 100-year-old tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od was sought through proper channels. “Apo Whang-Od’s participation in Manila FAME was a tremendous collaborative effort of various government agencies. These include the Philippine Air Force, Read more »

Review: ‘Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag’ the musical

By JT Radovan/rappler.com – In Manila, there are blue-collar workers risking their lives everyday to earn a decent living, but are subjected to unfair labor practices and remain uncertain of their safety and their future. Human trafficking exists, and women leave their provinces believing that fleeing to the city is Read more »

Lighting up the Singapore River, Pinoy style

By Margarita Y. Locsin/inquirer.net -The Singapore River and the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore are now lit up at night by a giant Filipino parol. A gift from the Filipino community in Singapore to their second home, the beautiful floral-shaped giant Christmas lantern can now be seen by tourists Read more »

Modernized Rizal museum opens; eye instruments on display

By Evelyn Macairan, Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – A museum of Dr. Jose Rizal will be opened in Calamba, Laguna today, his 154th birth anniversary. The Museo ni Jose Rizal is a “modernized” museum on the life of the national hero, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) said Read more »

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