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Miss Philippines wins Miss International 2013

via rappler.com – Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago was crowned Miss International 2013 on Tuesday, December 17, at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall in Tokyo. This is the 5th Miss International title for the Philippines and the 3rd major crown by a Filipina this year, following wins by Megan Young Read more »

Pinoy food gets spotlight in New York mag

via ABS-CBNnews.com – A magazine in New York puts the spotlight on Filipino food, saying that the Big Apple is “finally ready” for our cuisine. In an article titled “Blazing a Lumpia Trail: Filipino Cuisine Finds a Foothold in New York,” New York Magazine featured a list of promising Filipino Read more »

‘Harry Potter’ now in Filipino

By Ruel S. De Vera/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Year 2013 has proven a magical one for J.K. Rowling’s phenomenal book “Harry Potter.” Fans worldwide celebrated the 15th anniversary of the first publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” known here and in the United States as “Harry Potter Read more »

Nora Daza passes away at 84

via rappler.com – Culinary icon Nora Villanueva Daza passed away quietly in her sleep on Friday, September 13. A formally trained chef and restaurateur, Daza is not only an institution in her field but also a predominant figure in Philippine culture and society, wherein the culinary arts enjoy the same Read more »

English dictionary to add Pinoy pork barrel-inspired words

By Rene Ciria-Cruz/inquirer.net – Every year the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words based on evidence of their popular usage. Sir Alexie Conn, a spokesperson for OED in London, told Outtakes/INQUIRER.net that new words from the Philippines are seriously being considered for inclusion. Here are just some of the Read more »

4 Pinoy girls bag medals in China math contest

via ABS-CBNnews.com – Four young Filipino students won medals in the recent 2013 China Girls’ Mathematics Olympiad (CGMO) held in Zhejiang, China. Bagging bronze medals for the Philippines are Ma. Czarina Angela Lao and Isabella Mae Tan of St. Jude Catholic School in Manila, and Kelsey Lim Tiong Soon and Read more »