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Manila’s factory of beauty queen dreams

via inquirer.net – The Philippines’ beauty queen mill is a ticket to a better life for many poor and working-class young women–but it is also a graveyard of dashed dreams, with only a small fraction ever getting to wear a coveted crown. Pia Wurtzbach may have to accept that she Read more »

DLSU wins major title in world debate tournament

By Rex Remitio/CNN Philippines – De La Salle University (DLSU) reigned supreme in the English as a Second Language (ESL) category of the 36th World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held in Thessaloniki, Greece on Monday (January 4). The WUDC, organized in 1982, is the world’s largest debating tournament and Read more »

Famous chef focuses on Pinoy creativity

By Sol Vanzi/mb.com.ph – Anthony Bourdain, indisputably the most famous chef in contemporary times, is in the Philippines hosting and producing an episode for the CNN documentary series “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” which has won an unprecedented 3 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informational Series. But little is made public Read more »

900th whale shark found in the Philippines

By Bea Orante/rappler.com – A team of researchers from the Large Marines Vertebrate (LAMAVE) Project found the 900th whale shark recorded in the world on November 15, 2015 in waters off Southern Leyte. Reaching the 900th whale shark is a milestone for a species that many had thought had dwindled Read more »

Philippines serves 4,046-kg lechon, breaks world record

via philstar.com – With a total weight of 4,046 kilos, Philippines has set another world record for serving the biggest “lechon” or roast pork. “Lechon,” a Spanish term, which means roasted suckling pig has been a symbol for feast for most Filipinos. It is a desired dish that brings all Read more »

Filipina is 2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee

By Ron Gagalac/ABS-CBN News – A Filipina was among the 2015 awardees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest honor and widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. This year’s awardees came from Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar and India. Filipina Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa was recognized for her single-minded Read more »