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Masbate’s cowboy festival is Pinoy and wildly western all at the same time

By Amanda Lago/GMANews – For most people, the cowboy is a foreign, distinctly all-American symbol. What usually comes to mind is John Wayne, the Marlboro Man, Buffalo Bill, the Wild West. But for the people of Masbate in Bicol, the cowboy is more familiar than foreign. As the Philippine’s Read more »

Amid online discord, Rogue Mag no longer publishing ‘new fiction’ by Miguel Syjuco

CARMELA G. LAPENA, GMA News Online Rogue Magazine will no longer publish an excerpt of fiction by Man Asian Prize winner Miguel Syjuco, amid controversy on social networking sites, and complaints from Syjuco himself. According to the award-winning Filipino writer and author of “Ilustrado”, Rogue had not obtained his Read more »

Philippines aims to be Earth Hour Hero Country for 5th year

By Dexter Rodrigo Matilla/philstar.com – The Philippines aims to establish further its title as Earth Hour Hero Country as it joins the world event Earth Hour 2013 on March 23. At 8:30 p.m. on that date, many of the nation’s iconic landmarks are expected to dim their lights in what Read more »

EDSA na naman?

By DLS Pineda/he Philippine Star – Amajority of our country’s population is now comprised of individuals born after 1986. At best, whatever knowledge we, aged 27 and below, have of what went on at EDSA and martial law comes from books, classroom discussions, or personal accounts of our elders. Read more »

My big, fat, Chinoy New Year

By Patricia Denise Chiu, GMA News – What do you get when you put together a Bulaceña with roots from Catholic Pampanga, and a second generation Chinese man whose parents were immigrants from Canton? You’d get a smattering of Cantonese, an affinity for food, a strong dislike for incense Read more »

Mitch Valdez is first Pinoy to perform in Bethlehem

ABS-CBNnews.com – Renowned Filipino singer and comedian Mitch Valdez is humbled to be the first Filipino to perform in Bethlehem, the birthplace of the child Jesus. Valdez staged a “mini-concert” last Friday (Manila time) at the Manger Square in Central Bethlehem as part of a 12-day pilgrimage tour organized Read more »