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Pinoy village boy chosen as ‘Young Earth Ambassador’

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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

Noriko Iwamoto, a Japanese widow and senior citizen, poses outside her restaurant at a residential district in suburban Quezon city, Metro Manila, Photo by Erik De Castro/REUTERS

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

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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

Photo courtesy of Eduardo and Sha Kedural via rappler.com

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

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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 »

The evolution of Pinoy courtship

Photos by Keith Calayag via philstar.com

By Leslie Anne Mahusay and Alexis Romero/philstar.com – When Saturnino Yumul was courting his future wife Linda in the 70s, he was not allowed to bring her out to a date. “We did not go out on a date. It was prohibited then,” the 63-year old Kapampangan said in Read more »

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