Lea Salonga releases album of traditional Pinoy folk songs

By Leah C. Salterio/abs-cbn.com – When an opportunity to introduce the languages of the Philippines to a bigger world came Lea Salonga’s way, the Tony Award-winning artist gave her nod to the project and recorded an album of traditional Filipino folk songs. “Bahaghari: Rainbow” is Salonga’s 10th studio album, with Read more »

Philippines to become 18th largest economy by 2037 — report

By Ian Nicolas Cigaral/philstar.com – The Philippines is expected to become the 18th largest economy in the world over the next twenty years, Capital Economics reported, citing the Southeast Asian nation’s young workforce. In its “Long-Term Global Economic Outlook” report released last week, the London-based economic research consultancy forecasts the Read more »

Balangiga bells on the way home

By Eimor P. Santos/CNN Philippines – The historic Balangiga bells, seized by American soldiers from a church in Eastern Samar in 1901, are on their way home. Photos released by the United States Embassy on Saturday showed two of the bells’ journey home –after being removed from display at an Read more »

Lea Salonga gets first Grammy nod with Broadway musical album

By CNN Philippines Staff – For the first time, Lea Salonga gets a Grammy nomination. The theater actress enthusiastically broke the news on Instagram that the entire musical cast of Once On This Island who were involved in the recording of its album version was nominated for the Best Musical Read more »

‘Rice tariffication won’t solve Philippines’ inflation problem’

By Ian Nicolas Cigaral/philstar.com – Lifting the more than two-decade-old caps on rice imports would not solve the Philippines’ inflation problem, Deutsche Bank said, adding that the country’s “overheating” economy must lose steam to “stably” tame stubbornly high prices. Households reeling from soaring prices since the beginning of the year Read more »

Celebrating Filipino Christmas traditions digitally

By Angelica Villanueva/manilastandard.net – With only a few days away from the most wonderful time of the year, the streets are already bright with sparkling lights and the air is filled with Christmas music. Time flies so fast we can’t help but wonder: Hasn’t been only a few Read more »