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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 »

A condo rising on the CCP lawn? It’s just a protest

By Amanda Lago/GMANews – When artist-activist Carlos Celdran posted a photo on his Facebook timeline of yet another billboard declaring yet another high-rise claiming yet another historical piece of land, the general reaction from viewers was outrage. And how couldn’t they be mad, when this time the impending high-rise threatened Read more »

Philippine pride in Paris exhibit

By Augusto F. Villalon/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault of France and Vice President Jejomar Binay of the Philippines inaugurated the exhibit “Philippines: Archipel des Échanges (Philippines: Archipelago of Exchange)” last April 8 at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Philippine Ambassador to France Cristina Ortega Read more »