Oops: Maxine Medina says Imelda Marcos invented the terno

By Marc Jayson Cayabyab/inquirer.net – Bb. Pilipinas Maxine Medina major mistake in a video screened during the preliminary competition of the Miss Universe held on Thursday night: She claimed it was Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who invented the traditional terno. “The terno was actually invented Read more »

When beauty queens become local celebrities

By Elvin Luciano/cnnphilippines.com – Filipinos, as several pageant commentators have declared, are among the best pageant fans in the world. But their love and adoration are not just reserved for the Filipina pambato. Each time international pageants are held in the Philippines, the ladies not only compete for the Read more »

The lowly calamansi and its place in Filipino cuisine

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com -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/nextshark.com – 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 filipinotimes.ae – 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 »