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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 »

Waning Funds May End Philippines’ 40-Year Bamboo Organ Fest

via abcnews.go.com By Teresa Cerojano/Associated Press – It has survived time, storms and wars. But a nearly 200-year-old bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, is facing what may be its biggest threats yet: pop music and dwindling donations. For the last four Read more »

Kind words, laughter, tears fill the Mandarin Oriental Manila on its last day

By Francine M. Marquez/Photos by Peter C. Marquez with special thanks to the Mandarin Oriental Manila/interaksyon.com – · September 9, Tuesday, started out as any ordinary working day at the Mandarin Oriental Manila. The exemplary kitchen team arrived for their usual 5 a.m. duty call to prepare the day’s Read more »