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900th whale shark found in the Philippines

By Bea Orante/rappler.com – A team of researchers from the Large Marines Vertebrate (LAMAVE) Project found the 900th whale shark recorded in the world on November 15, 2015 in waters off Southern Leyte. Reaching the 900th whale shark is a milestone for a species that many had thought had dwindled Read more »

Philippines serves 4,046-kg lechon, breaks world record

via philstar.com – With a total weight of 4,046 kilos, Philippines has set another world record for serving the biggest “lechon” or roast pork. “Lechon,” a Spanish term, which means roasted suckling pig has been a symbol for feast for most Filipinos. It is a desired dish that brings all Read more »

Filipina is 2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee

By Ron Gagalac/ABS-CBN News – A Filipina was among the 2015 awardees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest honor and widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. This year’s awardees came from Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar and India. Filipina Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa was recognized for her single-minded Read more »

Mandaluyong breaks world record for largest Zumba class

via cnnphilippines.com – Mandaluyong City broke a Guinness World record on Sunday (July 19) for the largest Zumba class held in a single venue. Zumba is a dance fitness activity created by a Colombian dancer in the 1990s, involving aerobic exercises and dance choreography. A total of 12,975 participants in Read more »

CNN poll: Philippines has world’s 2nd best food

via philstar.com – Which destination has the world’s best food? The Philippines ranked second among destinations in the world with the best food, according to a survey conducted by CNN through an open Facebook poll. Garnering 1,528 votes, the Philippines came second to Taiwan, which earned 8,242 votes. The survey Read more »

Mattel features Pinay Barbie in glamor collection

via gmanetwork.com – Pinay beauty is again showcased on the international stage, this time as a glamor Barbie doll. Designed by Carlyle Nuera, Mutya Barbie will be sold a limited edition doll – only 4,400 of them will be made, BarbieCollector.com said. “She wears a long gown under a sheer Read more »