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Filipinos ranked 3rd sexiest among 50 nationalities in the world — survey

By Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/GMA News – Big 7 Travel, a travel and food website, conducted a survey of the sexiest nationalities in the world and Filipinos came as 3rd among 50 nationalities named. The Big 7 Travel article gave a shoutout to popular Philippine representations: boxing champion and Senator Manny Read more »

What’s behind the Philippine obsession with beauty queens?

* A shallow, exploitative spectacle in an image-obsessed society? Or a valuable opportunity for young women to get ahead? * Love it or hate it, the beauty pageant has deep roots in the Philippines, combining regional pride with glitzy spectacle By Thomas Sturrock/scmp.com – It’s nearly showtime at Manila’s Araneta Read more »

South Korea to make visa applications for Pinoys easier

By Erwin Colcol/GMA News – The South Korean government is planning to make its country more accessible to Filipino tourists by making applications for visa easier, its envoy said on Sunday. The Philippines and Korea are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties, which dates back when the former pledged to Read more »

‘Disturbing, disappointing’: World Street Food Congress in Philippines canceled anew

By Rosette Adel/Philstar.com – This year’s Philippine hosting of the World Street Food Congress has been called off once again. “The World Street Food Congress 2019 Philippines, all set and officially approved recently, is again canceled by TPB (Tourism Promotion Board) and DOT (Department of Tourism), like they did in Read more »

Tallest bamboo sculpture shoots up 50 m in the Philippines

By Amanda Tang/guinnessworldrecords.com – Bamboo can grow tall, but a new statue in the Philippines has taken it to new heights. In Bayambang, Philippines, a sculpture of the Catholic saint, St Vincent Ferrer, has reached a momentous height of 50.23 m (164 ft 9 in) to set a new record Read more »

First impressions, photos, prices: Shake Shack in Manila

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By Steph Arnaldo/rappler.com – Finally! Shakin’ things up for the Philippines in just a few days is the world-famous fastfood chain, Shake Shack, ready to make its delicious presence known in Central Square Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Manila. On May 10 at 11 am, New York’s pride and joy will Read more »