The lowly calamansi and its place in Filipino cuisine

By Anna Bueno/ -The calamansi (citrofortunella microcarpa) is ubiquitous in Filipino culinary tradition as it is almost invisible at the table. While a regular at every imaginable Filipino dish that requires a sauce or a dip, once calamansi is squeezed to flavor a sawsawan of toyo and vinegar, the fruit Read more »

Tiny Filipino Taylor Swift Wannabe Wows the Internet With Perfect Performance

By Ryan General/ – Young Filipino-British actress and TV host Xia Vigor not only wowed judges on a local talent show in the Philippines, but also broke the internet after a video of her uncanny performance as mini-Taylor Swift went massively viral. A contestant of the popular “Your Face Sounds Read more »

Filipina becomes first female limo driver of Uber Dubai

via – Uber Dubai’s has introduced its first female limousine driver, who hails from the Philippines. Fritzie Castro, 43, has been in Dubai for seven years. She works the 4am-4pm shift, waking up six days a week at 2 am, setting out and waiting in the car for passengers Read more »

3 dead after floods swamp Cagayan de Oro City

via CNN Philippines – At least three people are dead here as massive floods subsided Tuesday, officials said. The Cagayan De Oro City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said three people including a teenager, were reported dead due to flood-related incidents. A heavy downpour which began on Monday afternoon Read more »

86% of Pinoys have no bank deposits

By Mary Grace Padin/The Philippine Star – Most Philippine households or 86 percent don’t have bank accounts due to various reasons, including not having enough money to deposit and lack of trust in banks, a survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. The figure indicated only two Read more »

Nickelodeon theme park construction to push through — developer

By Louise Maureen Simeon/ – The developer of the planned Nickelodeon theme park in Palawan has confirmed that the attraction will push through but clarified that this would not be “underwater” contrary to earlier reports. Developer Coral World Park Undersea Resorts Inc. said the undersea-themed master planned development is not Read more »