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‘Harry Potter’ now in Filipino

By Ruel S. De Vera/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Year 2013 has proven a magical one for J.K. Rowling’s phenomenal book “Harry Potter.” Fans worldwide celebrated the 15th anniversary of the first publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” known here and in the United States as “Harry Potter Read more »

Nora Daza passes away at 84

via rappler.com – Culinary icon Nora Villanueva Daza passed away quietly in her sleep on Friday, September 13. A formally trained chef and restaurateur, Daza is not only an institution in her field but also a predominant figure in Philippine culture and society, wherein the culinary arts enjoy the same Read more »

English dictionary to add Pinoy pork barrel-inspired words

By Rene Ciria-Cruz/inquirer.net – Every year the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words based on evidence of their popular usage. Sir Alexie Conn, a spokesperson for OED in London, told Outtakes/INQUIRER.net that new words from the Philippines are seriously being considered for inclusion. Here are just some of the Read more »

4 Pinoy girls bag medals in China math contest

via ABS-CBNnews.com – Four young Filipino students won medals in the recent 2013 China Girls’ Mathematics Olympiad (CGMO) held in Zhejiang, China. Bagging bronze medals for the Philippines are Ma. Czarina Angela Lao and Isabella Mae Tan of St. Jude Catholic School in Manila, and Kelsey Lim Tiong Soon and Read more »

Living on Call Center Time in the Philippines

By Aurora Almendral/theworld.org – Halfway across the world, more than a half-million people live on American time. The Philippines is home to the largest call center industry in the world, and to man the phones during American business hours, many Filipinos adjust their lives to a global schedule. When Read more »

Retired Pinoy school principal makes world’s biggest crossword puzzle

By Vida Cruz/KG, GMA News – There are a number of quiet hobbies anyone can engage in once they reach retirement age: from cross-stitching to playing chess to taking long walks. For 67-year-old former school principal Pedro Bartolay, it was making crossword puzzles—but he never thought that his ginormous Read more »