Philippine Department of Tourism Fires McCann and Demands a Public Apology Over Alleged Copycat Ad

By Patrick Coffee/ – The Philippine Department of Tourism has ended its relationship with McCann after approximately six months over a controversy sparked this week by accusations that the agency’s latest campaign plagiarized an earlier ad from South Africa and says it “expects a public apology.” On Monday, McCann Worldgroup Read more »

The most affordable fish in the Philippines

By Gregg Yan/ – Recently visiting the Navotas Fish Complex in Manila, I noticed about 30 tubs of Clown Knifefish (Chitala ornata) being sold for the low, low sum of P15 per kilo — making them ten times cheaper than galunggong (Decapterus punctatus), which sells for P150 a kilo and Read more »

On Independence Day, artists’ group raises PH flag in West Philippine Sea

via – Dakila, a group of activist artists, wrapped up its series of “creative and collaborative community events” here on Independence Day with members sailing to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to plant the Philippine flag. Members of the group sang the national anthem at sunrise to Read more »

Famed Filipino artist Mauro ‘Malang’ Santos; 89

via – Mauro “Malang” Santos Famed Filipino artist Mauro “Malang” Santos died early Saturday (June 10, 2017) morning after a lingering illness. He was 89. The award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and fine arts painter passed away at around 5 a.m., according to one of his sons, Simon. Santos, commonly known Read more »

Anthony Bourdain Says This Filipino Dish Will Be the Next Big Food Trend in America

By Lyndsey Matthews/ – Anthony Bourdain thinks that Filipino cuisine—particularly one dish—is going to be the next big thing in America. “Americans and American palates are just now starting to become seriously interested,” he said about Filipino cuisine in an interview this week with CNN Philippines’ The Source. “I think Read more »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ swims 23 kilometers for peace in Mindanao

By Leo Udtohan/ – Environmental lawyer and triathlete Ingemar Macarine, dubbed as the “Pinoy Aquaman,” has responded to the siege in Marawi City in Mindanao in the way he knows best – swimming for peace. Macarine, 41, has been swimming to create awareness of the need to keep the seas Read more »