Fil-Am chef nominated for prestigious James Beard Award

By Momar Visaya/inquirerdotnet – Tom Cunanan, the chef behind Bad Saint, the 24-seat Filipino restaurant in the capital, has been nominated for a James Beard Award, one of the most coveted honors in the restaurant industry. The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its annual awards last week. Cunanan Read more »

Hawaii father fights deportation to the Philippines – and almost certain death

By Liz Barney/theguardian.com – A Hawaii resident and green card holder with a past drug conviction is fighting a deportation to the Philippines, saying it would mean almost certain death under Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drug campaign. Last month, a federal judge granted 35-year-old Herbert Carino asylum from the Philippines, where Read more »

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What is this mysterious giant blob creature? Locals baffled after hairy-looking beast washes up in the Philippines

By HANNAH AL-OTHMAN FOR MAILOLINE/dailymail.co.uk – A huge, hairy mysterious sea creature has washed up on a beach in the Philippines. Stunned locals have flocked to the beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands to gawp at the monster-like beast and take selfies with it. The huge white hairy beast is thought Read more »

Price War Makes Philippine Mobile Data Among Cheapest in Asia

By Ian C, Sayson/bloomberg.com – Potpot Pinili, a Philippine travel blogger, is paying less to access the Internet on the go — almost half as much as three years ago, thanks to a price war. “Data has become definitely cheaper,” said Pinili, 41. “You can do more online quicker and Read more »

Concerts and the Pinoy audience

By Giselle Sanchez/mb.com.ph – Martin Nievera on Instagram described his most recent concert “challenging.” I must agree. As a performer myself and for 24 years now, I consider my fellow Filipinos the most difficult-to-please audience in the whole world. I have performed all over the United States, Europe, Read more »

Another oarfish washes up in the Philippines

By Sarah Keartes/earthtouchnews.com – As residents in the Philippines recover from a recent powerful geological shakeup, some are turning to the sea for warning signs of what’s to come. A ten-foot (3.04m) oarfish was found in Carmen in the province of Agusan Del Norte days before the quake, and less Read more »

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