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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 »

Living on Call Center Time in the Philippines

By Aurora Almendral/theworld.org – Halfway across the world, more than a half-million people live on American time. The Philippines is home to the largest call center industry in the world, and to man the phones during American business hours, many Filipinos adjust their lives to a global schedule. When Read more »

Retired Pinoy school principal makes world’s biggest crossword puzzle

By Vida Cruz/KG, GMA News – There are a number of quiet hobbies anyone can engage in once they reach retirement age: from cross-stitching to playing chess to taking long walks. For 67-year-old former school principal Pedro Bartolay, it was making crossword puzzles—but he never thought that his ginormous Read more »

‘Not a real Filipino’

By Ryan Songalia/Philippine Daily Inquirer – I’m too white to be Filipino, and too Filipino to be white. So if I’m “not a Filipino,” then what is a Filipino? I’m not an easy guy to offend. Born and raised in New Jersey, I come from a culture of casual ribbing, Read more »

Filipino finishes world’s largest jigsaw puzzle

By Maricar Cinco/Inquirer Southern Luzon – Puzzle collector Gina Lacuna has achieved another “fascinating” feat by completing what has been described as the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle. After 900 hours, the 61-year-old holder of a title for owning the world’s biggest puzzle collection, finished the 32,256-piece “Double Retrospect” at 3 Read more »