U.S. Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre

By Richard C. Paddock/nytimes.com – The American soldiers were eating breakfast in Balangiga’s town square when Filipino villagers, including men disguised in dresses, attacked them with bolo knives. Forty-eight Americans died. The year was 1901 and for the United States Army, the massacre in the central Philippines was the worst Read more »

Philippines bride wades down flooded church aisle to reach groom after monsoon

By Chelsea Ritschel/independent.co.uk – A bride refused to let the weather ruin her wedding plans as she gracefully made her way down a flooded church aisle to join her groom-to-be. As monsoon season continues to batter the Philippines, Jobel Delos Angeles, 24, took the heavy rains from Tropical Storm Yagi Read more »

An old komiks character is dusted off for modern Pinoy readers

By Rick Olivares/abs-cbn.com – There a saying about art imitating life. In the case of Ian “Damy” Velasquez III, it is life imitating art. The 42-year old former Mass Communications teacher from Far Eastern University recently published “The New DI-13” (Department of Investigations Agent Trese) during the recent Indieket at Read more »

Pinoy kids win silver medals in South Korea choir competition

via abs-cbn.com – A group of Filipino students won two silver medals from the first-ever World Youth Choral Festival and Competition in Jeju, South Korea. The Kilyawan Consortium of Voices Children’s Choir won in the secular and sacred categories over groups from the US, Korea, China, and Italy. Read more »

Antitrust body OKs Grab-Uber deal, sets conditions

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has bound ride-hailing company Grab Philippines to fair pricing conditions and service quality commitments for acquiring Uber. The PCC released its decision on Friday, August 10 – 70 days after Grab first submitted commitments to address concerns of “virtual monopoly” Read more »

Filipino engineer builds award-winning LEGO flowers

By Harvey I. Barkin /inquirer.net – It wasn’t too long ago when Amado Canlas (AC) Pinlac was just picking up LEGO parts to tidy up his New Jersey home when his three sons left for high school. Being a “Star Wars” fan and working in IT, Pinlac’s bent for tinkering Read more »

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