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After 100 years, Pinoy hero reburied with military honors

By Jun Elias, The Philippine Star – Jose Baliton Nisperos was awarded the US Congressional Medal of Honor almost 100 years ago on Nov. 25, 1912 for single-handedly repelling Islamic rebels in Basilan on Sept. 24, 1911. The Philippine Scouts corporal was the first Asian and Filipino to receive Read more »

Philippine Bamboo Bikes Hit the Trail

By Josephine Cuneta – Bike frames have come a long way from steel and aluminum to exotic alloys and carbon fibers. Now, in the Philippines, they’re going all the way back to bamboo. The “bamboo bike” is turning into the latest hot item for environmentalists here, with its low Read more »

Planking is out, ‘Noynoying’ is in

By Jaymee T. Gamil, Julie M. Aurelio Philippine Daily Inquirer Planking is so yesterday. The new “in” thing is to just laze around as if you have no worries, or “Noynoying,” in youthspeak. Street rallies against oil price hikes have adapted to threats against planking protesters as youth militants Read more »

Some common reasons why people can’t get US visas

ROSE-AN JESSICA DIOQUINO, GMA NEWS GMA News Online is doing a series of stories about obtaining visas to the United States, the top destination of overseas Filipinos. According to data from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), there were about 2.9 million Filipinos in the US as of 2009. Read more »

Panagbenga is symbol of rise of Baguio, says Tourism chief

By Desiree Caluza BAGUIO CITY—The parade of floral floats in the 17th Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) impressed Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. so much that he wanted to encourage everyone to plant flowers. “Panagbenga is the symbol of the rise of Baguio,” Jimenez said, enabling the summer capital to Read more »

A different EDSA story

Short memories, unfinished businesses BY ED LINGAO THERE IS another version of the EDSA People Power story, but it is one that EDSA veterans aren’t liking. In this new version, former President Ferdinand Marcos is portrayed as the real hero of EDSA for refusing to fire upon the assembled Read more »