Old times and traditions renewed at Pinoy fest

Batang Wapato, a Yakima Valley Filipino-American community youth dance group, performs a traditional folk dance Sunday in Wapato. It’s called the kumintang, the hat and flower dance. Trinidad Umipig recalls when she arrived in the Yakima Valley from the sunny Philippines more than 60 years ago, she only did so Read more »

Pinoy Silicon Valley soon to rise in Quezon City

The famous Silicon Valley in California will soon be replicated in Quezon City. The University of the Philippines has partnered with Ayala Land Inc. for the development of the site, which is expected to further reinforce the status of the university as the country’s premier educational institution.

Medical tourism a shot in the arm for the Philippines

(AFP) – The Philippines earned an estimated 200 million dollars this year from foreign patients seeking affordable medical services, the health department said. A quarter million people flew into the country this year for cosmetic surgery, eye treatment or get their dentures fixed, said Health Undersecretary Jade del Mundo. Read more »

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Merger set to create Philippines’ largest bank

Banco de Oro, controlled by Philippine shopping mall tycoon Henry Sy, said Monday it is to merge with rival Equitable PCI Bank to create potentially the country’s largest lender in terms of assets.

Philippine Idol – 6th Eliminations

(Promptly, JoveFrancisco has the skinny on what happened) I’m in the first sentence of this entry and I still can’t decide if I’ll write a serious review of last night’s Philippine Idol Performance Night, or just enumerate the notable visuals we saw during the show and giggle with you, Read more »

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Kunin ka na sana ni Lord…

I’m not a religious person…but I believe that there is a God.  I believe that there is an after-life.  I believe that it is my responsibility to follow the “Golden Rule.” With those in mind, I believe everything falls into place.  I think it’s a simple Read more »