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7 Pinoy-made Christmas gift ideas for less than ?500

By Ella Rivera/cnnphilippines.com – Christmas is fast-approaching, and finding a good gift at an affordable price can be difficult to manage. If you’re trying to live consciously, participating in buying mass-produced products can feel wasteful. Luckily, we now have better options — local businesses and social enterprises alike are coming Read more »

90-year-old great-grandfather finally graduates from high school in Philippines

THE INQUIRER/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK – It was in March 1941 when Jose Gaitan Gandecela graduated from A. Marisol Elementary School in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. He was all set for continued studies – until the flames of World War II spread to the Asia-Pacific region in December that year. His Read more »

Filipino Chocolate Brand Auro Just Opened Its First International Boutique In Tokyo

By Cheryl Tiu/forbes.com – Auro Chocolate is a proudly Filipino bean-to-bar company that sources their cacao from farming communities in Davao, Philippines. They have been making waves not only for their quality (at the 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards in London last July, they won bronze for their 70% Read more »

Filipino children’s books are now talking about ‘taboo’ topics

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com – In “Dalawa ang Daddy ni Billy,” a new children’s book published by Tahanan Books for Young Readers, Billy is bullied by classmates for having two fathers. “Sabi ni Jay, sabi daw po ng nanay niya bakla daw po kayong dalawa ni Papa kaya bakla din daw Read more »

In pre-colonial Philippines, we already had kinilaw and corpses smoked tobacco

By Portia Ladrido/cnnphilippines.com – The quest for a distinct Filipino identity never seems to perish. There are various analyses, dialogues, literature, and works of art that always seek to answer the question: What makes a Filipino? As a country infused with colonial practices for most of its recorded history, the Read more »

Bongga! More Filipino words now in Oxford English Dictionary

By Frank Cimatu/rappler.com – As the election season starts in the country, what better way to welcome it than having the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) include one of the most popular Filipino word in politics? “Trapo” is one of the 1,400 words, senses, and phrases included in the 2018 edition Read more »

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