A girl finds family, history and magic in the Philippines

Michelle Devera Louie – Not much about Filipino culture permeates the mainstream media outside of the Philippines. So when a book, even a children’s book, makes an attempt, it’s worth noting, especially when the author can trace her heritage back to the national hero of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal. Read more »

Emotional Chin-Chin Gutierrez faces media

Actress Chin-Chin Gutierrez tearfully faced the media Wednesday, two weeks after a fire burned down her house in Loyola Heights Subdivision, Quezon City. ABS-CBN footage showed Gutierrez being wheeled into a conference room in Medical City in Pasig City. The 32-year-old actress had no make-up yet there were no noticeable Read more »

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Actress, former BF swap charges after violent fight

Actress Lara Morena and her former boyfriend filed criminal charges against each other Wednesday after the two figured in a violent fight inside Morena’s condominium unit in Makati City. Morena, 32, suffered a fractured left elbow with signs of hematoma, bruises and hematoma on the lower left hip and legs, Read more »

Kasal: Things you wish your family and friends knew

Last year seemed like everyone was getting married. But before I had my own wedding, I had no idea what was involved! In fact, I would always buy the cheapest gift (because I was corriput like that). My perspective has changed and I give what I feel comfortable with. Read more »

Hundreds hurt in New Year revelry in Philippines

Filipinos watch a fireworks display during New Year celebrations in Manila’s Makati financial district January 1, 2007. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

China bullying Philippines over Tubbataha poaching incident

Environmental groups and beleaguered rangers of the Tubbataha National Marine Park on Friday challenged President Arroyo to stand firm in the case of a 30-man Chinese crew caught with hundreds of the “Mameng” (Napoleon Wrasse), a protected fish species.