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Barack Obama through Filipino-American Eyes

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By Benjamin Pimentel – When Barack Obama was born in 1961, many blacks still could not vote in many parts of the United States. For many of them, being lynched, or hanged by an angry white mob, was still a threat. Filipino Americans, mostly farm workers, were still pretty Read more »

Better in the Philippines

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Hilot attracts a global following By Lea Manto-Beltran – TODAY, the Philippines marks its claim to be the next center for health and wellness in Asia and the world as the region’s biggest medical tourism and wellness summit starts at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

The Amazing Philippines Beauties Contest

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Candidates for the Amazing Philippines Beauties contest for transvestites and transsexuals wave after they were presented to the media at a hotel in Manila October 7, 2008. Some 25 contestants are vying for the annual crown which will be handed out on October 24.

When Naming a Business in the Philippines, Think Funny and Punny

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‘Mang Donald’s’ and ‘Petal Attraction’ to Name Just a Couple Examples By Roger Pe – Many moons ago, I wrote for the Philippines’ largest circulating broadsheet an article called “Signs of the Times,” about the rib-tickling business signs you may pleasantly discover in the country while getting stuck in Read more »

How the Philippines Can Be a Solar Power

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With SunPower and Solaria already operating solar manufacturing plants here, the Philippines could become a profitable “Solar Valley” by Dennis Posadas – The solar power industry these days is a mix of large and small companies pushing their own technologies. The playing field is still wide open for competing solar Read more »

Filipino Flavors

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Manila’s Magical, Misunderstood Cuisine By ROBYN ECKHARDT “But there’s no good food there!” friends told me as I prepared for a food-focused trip to Manila more than two years ago.

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