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Women’s servitude blights Philippine society

By Ninotchka Rosca/bbc.com – The final article by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Alex Tizon was controversial when it was published shortly after his death – because it revealed that his family had kept a Filipina slave in the US. Some readers were appalled, while others leapt to the author’s defence. But Read more »

Filipino hikers seen picking up litter praised widely by HK netizens

via abs-cbn.com – As the temperature begins to drop (marginally), more and more Hongkongers are making the most of the territory’s myriad hiking trails. Unfortunately, it appears that some of these merryweather trekkers have been littering around the paths, ruining the otherwise picture-perfect country park settings. However, one group of Read more »

‘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 »