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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 »

The grand carriages of Baliuag: Pomp and pageantry in piety

By Marga Deona/rappler.com – Baliuag is not just a town; it is a brand. It is a bus company, a tasty chicken dish, and swardspeak for madness in the vernacular. It is also a place where Lent is more festive than Advent. “Here in Baliuag, Holy Week is Read more »

Waning Funds May End Philippines’ 40-Year Bamboo Organ Fest

via abcnews.go.com By Teresa Cerojano/Associated Press – It has survived time, storms and wars. But a nearly 200-year-old bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, is facing what may be its biggest threats yet: pop music and dwindling donations. For the last four Read more »

aurumOne Makati Hotel – ‘Perfectly Simple’

Experience the gold standard in both comfort and value in one strategic location. aurumOne Makati is the premier address for the sensible businessman,professional and the practical frequent traveler. A key mid-market hotel, aurumOne Makati offers reasonably-priced and convenient residence for travelers who are looking for clean, comfortable, homey, friendly Read more »

Fighting to keep alive the Philippines’ ancient script

By Aya Lowe/thenational.ae – Deep in the jungle of a southern Philippine island, Fely Montajes, a member of the Buhid tribe, carves symbols on to a piece of bamboo, mouthing the sounds as she goes. She is inscribing a love poem in a practice that harks back to the days Read more »

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