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Watch foreigners speak PH languages fluently

By rappler social media team – Do you know any “Foreignoys?” Long before the popular segment of GMA-7’s Eat Bulaga featured foreigners who speak, eat and live Filipino – “Foreignoys” were already getting thousands of views on YouTube. Language experts say that thanks to globalization, the world loses one Read more »

Is ‘Intsik’ a racial slur? Chinese-Filipino prof in US says it’s not

By Vincent Cabreza/Inquirer Northern Luzon – It is not odd that “Intsik” (Chinese) is still part of the Filipino’s vocabulary because the presence of Chinese in the Philippines and their influence on Filipino culture remain strong. President Aquino is a Filipino of Chinese descent, as his late mother, former Read more »

A family tree: Where are Andres Bonifacio’s descendants?

By Buena Bernal/rappler.com – Andres Bonifacio, regarded as the father of the Philippine Revolution, lost his infant-son in 1896 – the same year when the first battle of the Kataastaasan Kagalanggalang na Katipunan (KKK) ng mga Anak ng Bayan or the Katipunan was fought. His son’s death left the Katipunan Read more »

Why the Conflict in the Southern Philippines Is Far From Over

By Charlie Campbell Philippine soldiers wear gas masks due to the smell of decaying bodies as they patrol amongst destroyed houses at the site of heavy fighting during the stand-off between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in Santa Catalina area of Zamboanga City, on southern Read more »

Remembering 9/11 with reflection, respect

By Ludy Astraquillo Oongkeko, Ph.D./GMANews – Once again, the threshold of 9/11 is on us. That date is such a grim reminder of what took place on September 11, a dozen years ago. More than 3,000 lives were lost that day. That date changed the world forever. Terrorism was Read more »

Cebu dancing inmates go ‘Gangnam Style’

By Ryan Christopher J. Sorote – Due to insistent public demand, the world renowned dancing inmates of Cebu finally made their own version of Psy’s Gangnam Style music video. At least a thousand inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) entertained guests with their ecstatic adoption Read more »