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My big, fat, Chinoy New Year

By Patricia Denise Chiu, GMA News – What do you get when you put together a Bulaceña with roots from Catholic Pampanga, and a second generation Chinese man whose parents were immigrants from Canton? You’d get a smattering of Cantonese, an affinity for food, a strong dislike for incense Read more »

Mitch Valdez is first Pinoy to perform in Bethlehem

ABS-CBNnews.com – Renowned Filipino singer and comedian Mitch Valdez is humbled to be the first Filipino to perform in Bethlehem, the birthplace of the child Jesus. Valdez staged a “mini-concert” last Friday (Manila time) at the Manger Square in Central Bethlehem as part of a 12-day pilgrimage tour organized Read more »

Unesco cites Vigan, Banawe Rice Terraces for heritage achievements

By Augusto F. Villalon/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Year 2012 is a banner year for the Philippines in conservation and management of World Heritage properties. Last month, the Unesco World Heritage Center announced in Paris that the Historic City of Vigan won the highest award for the Best Conservation Management Read more »

‘Twilight’ now in Filipino translation

By Ruel S. De Vera/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Since its sparkling debut in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s vampire romance “Twilight” has sold millions of copies, has been transformed into a box-office smash, a graphic novel and translations into over 30 languages. Now it has been translated into Filipino. Published by Read more »

Rock star Morrissey urges PNoy to retire suffering, lone elephant from Manila Zoo

By Carmela G. Lapeña and Amita Legaspi – Four days before his concert in Manila, former The Smiths frontman Morrissey sent a letter to President Benigno Aquino III, urging him to send Manila Zoo’s Asian elephant Mali to a sanctuary. “On behalf of PETA Asia, I ask that you send Read more »

Lawmaker wants Nora Aunor as National Artist

ABS-CBNnews.com – A lawmaker is pushing for the “enshrinement” of actress Nora Aunor as a National Artist, putting her alongside art greats such as Fernando Amorsolo, Bienvenido Lumbera and Fernando Poe Jr.