Duterte’s wild proposal: Changing the name of the Philippines

By Patrick Winn/pri.org – The Philippines was named after a pasty guy from Spain who never actually set foot in the Philippines. King Philip II, ruler of the Spanish Empire for much of the 1500s, also regarded the archipelago’s inhabitants as inferior. He’d prefer to die 100 times, he said, Read more »

Toyota picks Philippines to lead launch of all-new Hiace

By Catherine Talavera/The Philippine Star – Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) has chosen the Philippines to be the first market to launch its new Hiace models given the strong demand in the country’s for the particular product. TMC and Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled yesterday the new generation Hiace Read more »

Marvel Comics introduces new characters; Filipino superhero to make waves

By Patrick Garcia/mb.com.ph – Stan Lee, the man behind the whole Marvel Universe, met his creator on November 12, 2018. The world was devastated by this news; however, because of the phenomenal influence he left, his lifeworks are still looked upon and idolized up to now and for the years Read more »

FALSE: Filipino ‘royal family’ ruled over pre-colonial ‘Maharlika kingdom’

via rappler.com Claim: A post on Facebook dated September 24, 2018 states that former president Ferdinand Marcos was paid in gold by the “Tallano royal family of the Philippines” for being their lawyer. The so-called royal family, whose last name is Tallano, is said to have ruled over Read more »

Valentine’s Day: Southeast Asians are spending more

By Jason Thomas/theaseanpost.com – Southeast Asians are spending more on Valentine’s Day, with new research confirming that the most romantic day of the year is becoming increasingly commercialised. The 2019 Mastercard Love Index released yesterday reveals that Asia Pacific leads the world when it comes to growth in sentimental spending Read more »

How long is a Filipino Goodbye

By Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta/abs-cbn.com – My longest casual relationship has been with the Filipino goodbye. In my home, it can last days—weeks even. A goodbye that began one summer day in the middle aughts lasted 48 hours, 50 subway stops, and two cities in New York. It was my sister’s wedding, Read more »

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