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When beauty queens become local celebrities

By Elvin Luciano/cnnphilippines.com – Filipinos, as several pageant commentators have declared, are among the best pageant fans in the world. But their love and adoration are not just reserved for the Filipina pambato. Each time international pageants are held in the Philippines, the ladies not only compete for the Read more »

The lowly calamansi and its place in Filipino cuisine

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com -The calamansi (citrofortunella microcarpa) is ubiquitous in Filipino culinary tradition as it is almost invisible at the table. While a regular at every imaginable Filipino dish that requires a sauce or a dip, once calamansi is squeezed to flavor a sawsawan of toyo and vinegar, the fruit Read more »

Beep! Beep! What phaseout? Pinoy Jeepney keeps evolving

By Jhesset O. Enano/Philippine Daily Inquirer – All that talk about the need to phase out the jeepney just can’t stop the King of Philippine Roads from evolving. A modernized, technologically enhanced fleet of passenger jeepneys will soon hit the streets, starting in Quezon City and Marikina. The new units Read more »

Six Filipino food among additions to Oxford English Dictionary

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – Several Filipino dishes — from Filipino party staples, to delicacies and desserts — have been included in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The Oxford Dictionary has released its September 2016 update with more than 1,000 revised and updated entries. Among those are at least 11 Read more »

San Fernando’s giant lantern shines in Singapore

via Philippine Daily Inquirer – Joining the celebration of Christianity in Asia, Filipinos in Singapore lit on Saturday a 14-foot Christmas lantern at Asian Civilization Museum (ACM) in that island city-state. The lantern is made of fiberglass and rigged with 1,200 light bulbs. It is on exhibit until Sept. 12 Read more »

Putting ‘half rice’ on the menu

By Sonny P. Pasiona/rappler.com – “Why should we offer half rice? We barely mind rice wastage. What matters more is we get more sales with full rice.” (READ: The problem with unlimited rice) In a rice-loving country, these words are what some food establishments would argue why they refuse to Read more »