Senate scraps ‘allegiance fee’ for dual citizenship

By Patricia Lourdes Viray/philstar.com – The Senate finance committee has adopted an amendment for the proposed 2019 national budget, which directs the Department of Foreign Affairs to stop collecting fees from Filipinos who want to reacquire their Philippine citizenship. During the budget hearing, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano mentioned Read more »

Showcase of PH culture, heritage

By Amy R. Remo/inquirer.net – Its expected completion in four years’ time may very well put the Philippines on the global map—this time for being home to one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks. Set to rise on a 9.5-ha property within the Entertainment City is the $1.5-billion Nayon Read more »

8 locally made jewelry brands

By CNN Philippines Life Staff – Different types of jewelry have been used for a variety of reasons. Pearls and jade have historically been used as accessories in Asia to connote belonging to the upper echelons of society while copious amounts of gold are turned into jewelry as many believe Read more »

Philippines’ Kong Te Yang is the oldest athlete competing in 2018 Asian Games

By Pauline Verzosa/CNN Philippines – At 85 years old, Filipino Kong Te Yang is the oldest athlete competing in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. Born in 1933, Yang stands as the oldest competitor among more than 11,500 athletes in the quadrennial showpiece. Yang leads the Philippine bridge team in Read more »

Ninoy Aquino remembered

By Neni Sta. Romana Cruz/inquirer.net – The story of his life and his homecoming is one that surpasses what fiction can conjure. It is a story worth remembering by citizens, in continuing gratitude for his martyrdom that made a difference in our history. And for today’s youth, it is Read more »

Pinoy comics creators working on Immortal Wings sequel for international release

By Rick Olivares/abs-cbn.com – It is common today to find Filipino creators working on American comic books. But usually, they work on other people’s plots, scripts, and characters. There have been Filipino-Americans such as While Portacio (Wetworks and Stone) and Jonathan and Joshua Luna (Ultra, Girls, and The Sword, Read more »