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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 »

DLSU wins major title in world debate tournament

By Rex Remitio/CNN Philippines – De La Salle University (DLSU) reigned supreme in the English as a Second Language (ESL) category of the 36th World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held in Thessaloniki, Greece on Monday (January 4). The WUDC, organized in 1982, is the world’s largest debating tournament and Read more »

Famous chef focuses on Pinoy creativity

By Sol Vanzi/mb.com.ph – Anthony Bourdain, indisputably the most famous chef in contemporary times, is in the Philippines hosting and producing an episode for the CNN documentary series “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” which has won an unprecedented 3 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informational Series. But little is made public Read more »