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Davao City set to break world record for horn blowers

By Karlos Manlupig/rappler.com – Davao City is set to grab a world record for gathering the most number of party horn blowers to celebrate the New Year. As the clock neared midnight, thousands of party horns were raised and simultaneously blown by at least 7,568 residents in Davao City as Read more »

Undas in Filipino culture

By Elfren S. Cruz/The Philippine Star – For Catholics, the proper day to visit their deceased loved ones in the cemeteries is actually on November 2, which is All Souls’ Day. This is the appropriate day for mourning the dead. There should be no parties or merrymaking on this Read more »

This rondalla rocks!

By Gia Sidro/The Philippine Star – When composer Ryan Cayabyab (a.k.a. Mr. C) gifted a song to a small cultural school in Boston, he unknowingly gave inspiration and a sense of Pilipino-ness to children ages three to 19. His folk rhythm gave the song and the children, as the Read more »

John Paul, Althea most popular names for Pinoy babies, as Spanish names decline

By CARMELA G. LAPEÑA/GMA News – Having a name of mixed origins is one telltale sign of being Filipino. Babies born in the Philippines recent years are likely to have an Anglo-Saxon name and a Spanish surname, with a native nickname like Bong. Data from the National Statistics Office Read more »

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

BY PIA RANADA THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook pageTHE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page The outspoken tour guide and history buff Read more »

First Pinoy mural in Philadelphia to be unveiled

By Troy Espera/ABS CBN North America Bureau – The city of brotherly love will be the site of the first memorial in the country to honor those who lost their lives in the Philippine war of independence. Filipinos in the greater Philadelphia area are set to unveil a 22-foot tall Read more »