Brawl Mars FIBA Qualifier Between the Philippines and Australia

By Benjamin Hoffman/nytimes.com – It was not quite “The Malice at the Palace,” but a brawl at a FIBA World Cup qualifier game on Monday was one of the crazier scenes in recent basketball history, with haymaker punches and folding chairs thrown, wild kicks attempted, and 13 players eventually being Read more »

DepEd Chief: We can’t impose cap on tuition hikes

By Pia Garcia/CNN Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) cannot tell private schools how much they charge for tuition increase, Secretary Leonor Briones told CNN Philippines Sunday. Asked about a reasonable rate of tuition increase, she said, “Hindi naman natin yan masasabi kasi…merong schools nagse-specialze sa STEM (Science Technology Read more »

Pro-administration blogger indicted for cyber libel vs. Trillanes

By CNN Philippines Staff – The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office has recommended the filing of a cyber-libel case by Senator Antonio Trillanes against blogger RJ Nieto. Trillanes filed a cyber-libel complaint against Nieto, who runs the pro-administration Thinking Pinoy blog, for a 2017 post alleging that U.S. President Donald Trump Read more »

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here’s where to start

By Tristan Zinampan/rappler.com – When asked about Filipino literature, what books could you recall top-of-mind? Let me guess, Noli Me Tangere? El Filibusterismo? The sad truth is that many of us (this writer not excluded) simply know more about the literature overseas than within our country. It’s a disheartening reality, Read more »

Philippines launches 1st CubeSat into space

By Shaira Panela/rappler.com – Maya-1, the Philippines’ first cube satellite (CubeSat) has flown into space through SpaceX Falcon-9 CRS 15 rocket. The rocket was launched into space on Friday, June 29, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the United States. As of April 2018, at least 800 CubeSats have been launched Read more »

These 4 Filipino Flavors Will Amp Up Your Summer Barbecues

By Andy Wang/foodandwine.com – Getting ready to fire up the grill for another summer party? While the sun brings the heat, you can bring the crowd-pleasing umami and acid by cooking with Filipino flavors. Here are four easy ways to get started, with tips from two chefs who are leading Read more »

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