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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 »

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 »