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‘Fotobam’ is Pinoy Word of the Year

By Ghio Ong/The Philippine Star – Acknowledging the Filipinos’ love of taking photos, “fotobam” (photobomb) has been selected as the Filipino word of the year. The word gained even more popularity after the condominium Torre de Manila was dubbed as the “national photobomber” for marring the view of the Read more »

Pinoy village boy chosen as ‘Young Earth Ambassador’

By Erwin G. Beleo/mb.com.ph – A 12-year-old and Grade 6 student, James Daryll Rey, has been chosen by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to be its “ambassador” to tell the whole world the most pressing message — to preserve the forest and save Mother Earth. Paquito Moreno Read more »

Philippines sees opportunity in wealthy neighbours’ golden years

via channelnewsasia.com – Japanese housewife Noriko Iwamoto is clear on the reasons that led her to retire in the tropical Philippines, leaving behind a stagnant economy, deflation and a rigid Japanese workforce: it’s cheap, and you can work. “I was looking forward to living somewhere outside Japan,” said Iwamoto, 62, Read more »

17-year-old Pinoy builds working life-size BB-8 droid

via gmanetwork.com – Self-proclaimed “Filipino Tinkerer” Angelo Casimiro proves that the future is really here as he builds his own BB-8—everyone’s favorite android from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Casimiro has posted a 20-minute instructional video, so you can build your own rolling robot, too. The materials are advertised as Read more »

This adventurous Pinoy toddler has climbed 26 mountains with his parents

By Vernise L. Tantuco/rappler.com – Not everyone can say they’ve climbed at least one mountain –let alone 26 – in the past 3 years. But Wyatt Maktrav Bedural y de los Reyes, a seasoned hiker and adventurer, certainly can – and he is only 3 years old. According to his Read more »

Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year in the Philippines

via philstar.com – The Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival which falls on Thursday this year, is celebrated not only by the Chinese community in the Philippines but also by other Filipinos who have been influenced by the Chinese culture and traditions through the years. The celebrations gained Read more »