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Philippines to host Miss Universe 2016

By Isabella Montano/CNN Philippines – The Philippines will host the next Miss Universe pageant, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said Thursday. The 2016 pageant will be held on January 30, 2017, she said. “We have a President that comes from Mindanao and our Miss Universe is from Mindanao so I think Read more »

Bench presents show at New York Fashion Week – a first for Filipino lifestyle brand

By Millet Mananquil/philstar.com – Bench presented a 27-piece spring/summer 2017 collection at the New York Fashion Week 2016, the first time for a Philippine fashion brand to gain recognition in the Big Apple’s runways. Bench was also featured at the Liberty Trade Fair. It was a Bench x Cadet collaboration, Read more »

First sakura park in the country to bloom in Benguet

via CNN Philippines – The first-ever sakura or cherry blossom park in the country is opening in Benguet. Officials of Atok, Benguet, along with officials from the Kochi prefecture and Japanese embassy planted over 30 cherry blossoms and other kinds of trees from Japan on Monday to celebrate the 40th Read more »

New York-New Jersey Filipino Restaurant Week ’16 is on

via inquirer.net – Foodies in New York and New Jersey will once again feast on authentic, bold and innovative Filipino dishes as Filipino Restaurant Week 2016 kicked off May 11 at the Philippine Center with the 15 participating restaurants offering samples from their menus. Filipino Restaurant Week, or Read more »

Filipino-American Entrepreneur Is Building Bamboo Bikes to Improve the Planet

By Erik Ortiz/nbcnews.com – A fleet of bicycles zips along a neighborhood of cobblestone streets in this congested capital, drawing stares from people unaccustomed to seeing a bike tour attraction. But it’s not only the use of pedal power in a city notorious for its traffic that has heads Read more »

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 »