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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 »

Real men are circumcised? Tales and travail of Pinoy male tradition

By Ronald Mendoza and Alvin Perez/philstar.com – At 15, Bill (not his real name) knows that it’s a bit late for him to undergo what is popularly known as a rite of passage for males. He, nevertheless, decided to go for it because of pressure from his peers and even Read more »

Dane joins Filipinos in bloody Easter crucifixion

via gmanetwork.com – A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers. The crucifixion ritual — held every year on Good Friday in Asia’s Read more »

Uncovering history: 10,000 PH artifacts in Chicago museum

via rappler.com – Despite a distance from the Philippines of 8,125 miles, Chicago is home to over 100,000 Filipinos and Filipino-Americans. The midwest city in the US is also home to 10,000 pieces of Philippine history. All 10,000 artifacts are housed in Chicago’s Field Museum, one of the largest natural Read more »

Culture shock: Does it matter if you’re brown or white?

By Maria Grippo/rapler.com – I’ve been exposed to many new, shocking and exciting things during my stay in Manila. This city is definitely a place of contradictions and confrontations: the pollution, the socio-economic wealth imbalances, the painstakingly slow traffic jams during peak hours and the manic Manila driving “code of Read more »