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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 »

Suze Orman: PH money culture must change

By Lean Santos/rappler.com – If Filipinos want to save and become financially sustainable in the future, they should start changing their culture of spending beyond their means, world-renowned personal finance guru Suze Orman said. “Don’t spend money you don’t have to impress people you don’t know or even like,” she Read more »