Manila FAME organizers defend 100-year-old Whang-Od’s participation

By CNNPhilippines staff – The organizer of design and lifestyle event Manila FAME clarified that the invitation of the 100-year-old tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od was sought through proper channels. “Apo Whang-Od’s participation in Manila FAME was a tremendous collaborative effort of various government agencies. These include the Philippine Air Force, Read more »

Philippines AirAsia picks Clark airport over NAIA as its main hub

By Chrisee Dela Paz/rappler.com – Philippines AirAsia Incorporated targets to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations, as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has inadequate space for the budget airline’s fleet expansion, its chief said. To sustain its operations, the Clark International Airport Corporation Read more »

The story behind the Pinoy-made ‘tsinelas’ action figures

By Marie Lozano/ABS-CBN News – He’s usually the one associated with the word “incredible,” having been cast as The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Mark Ruffalo found himself handing out the compliment this time around, putting the spotlight on a Filipino pedicab driver who gave him a Read more »

Pinoy rap pioneer Vincent Daffalong dies at 64

via abs-cbn.com – Filipino rap pioneer Vincent Daffalong passed away on Thursday. He was 64. Daffalong, whose real name is Vincent Quilet, found fame in the 1980s as one of the first local rap artists to reap mainstream success, thanks to his novelty stylings and comedic verses. Some Read more »

Filipinos were first–to America

By Emil Guillermo/inquirer.net – By rights, it really should be called the United States of the Philippines. I mean first is first, right? And so who’s on first, as the joke goes, but we all know it was Filipinos. History says so. This year was special as I am scheduled Read more »

The Harvey Weinsteins of the Philippines

By Iris Gonzales/The Philippine Star – Whether it’s a sleazy borrowed room in a hotel overlooking Manila Bay, in the back seat of a sleek SUV or in a swanky office on the top floor of a skyscraper in Makati, any place can be a crime scene. And every man Read more »

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