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PAL statement on Philippine Airlines and Etihad Airways launch landmark agreement

via – Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Etihad Airways today announced a strategic partnership agreement that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers. The agreement covers codeshare flights, loyalty programs, airport lounges, joint sales and marketing programs, a Philippines domestic air pass, cargo, and the coordination of Read more »

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Revolution and rum: 18 drinks inspired by the Philippines

By Cheryl Tiu/ – San Miguel may be the Philippines’ national beverage, but there’s more to the islands’ drink culture than a 100-year-old beer. The flavors of the Philippines — its tastes, ingredients, even tributes to landmarks — are increasingly being used in craft cocktail concoctions. Here are 18 bar Read more »

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Suspended Cebu priest to unwed mother: Stupid, Shameful

By Ador Vincent Mayol, Jhunnex Napallacan, Tina G. Santos/Inquirer Visayas, Philippine Daily Inquirer – A Redemptorist priest who berated a 17-year-old unwed mother at her child’s baptismal ceremony has been prohibited from celebrating Mass and other sacraments in public, pending an investigation. The 59-year-old priest, Fr. Romeo Obach, faces Read more »

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Why this Canadian wants to become Pinoy

It seems that he already tried it all. He climbed a coconut tree. He grated fresh coconut, drank sikwati, attended fiestas, tried the pedicab, jeepney and even sold balot in the streets. But for Canadian Kyle Jennermann, he knows there’s still more to experience before really becoming a Filipino. Yes, Read more »

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Enrile surrenders, confined in PNP hospital

via – Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is temporarily confined at the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital in Camp Crame following his surrender on Friday, police said. Enrile, who has been charged for plunder and graft in connection with the pork barrel scam, was hospitalized for further observation after Read more »

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Here’s the scoop: Baskin-Robbins finally in the Philippines

By Nikka Sarthou-Lainez/ – When I was growing up, I remember my mom would get me an ice cream cone after each visit to the dentist. That was my earliest memory of this cool treat, which I have grown fond of until now. For me, like many others, ice Read more »