How Filipino Food Is Becoming the Next Great American Cuisine

By Claudia McNeill/vogue.com – Asked to name your favorite dish from Japanese, Italian, Mexican, or Indian cuisine, and a flood of options may come to mind. Should you choose ramen or sushi? Pizza or pasta? Tacos or enchiladas? Butter chicken or saag paneer? Yet when asked to recall a treasured Read more »

Resorts World Manila: Explosions, gunfire reported in Philippines

By Holly Yan/CNN – The popular Filipino tourist site Resorts World Manila is on lockdown after reports of gunfire and explosions. A masked gunman was on the second floor of one hotel, firing at guests, hotel employees fleeing the scene told CNN Philippines. Police, fire trucks and SWAT teams were Read more »

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Former Pinoy dishwasher now owner of pizzeria in Italy

By Mye Mulingtapang/ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau – In 1999, Marvin Aguda saw a bleak future in the Philippines and went to Italy to search for a greener pasture. Just like other overseas Filipino workers, he had to work different jobs, from being a cleaner, caregiver and waiter. In Read more »

Australian coroner finds 2 Filipino seamen were killed

By Rod McGuirk/AP – Two Filipino seamen who died two weeks apart during a Japanese coal carrier’s voyage to Australia in 2012 were killed by one or more assailants, an Australian coroner said Wednesday. New South Wales state Deputy Coroner Sharon Freund recommended that her report on the two deaths Read more »

Ronaldo Valdez is KFC’s first Filipino Colonel

By Chad de Guzman/CNN Philippines – KFC has just found its KFC: Kauna-unahang Filipino Colonel. The international fast food chain unveiled on its Facebook page Monday that veteran actor Ronaldo Valdez is the first Filipino to assume the colonel role of KFC in the Philippines. In the viral video, Valdez Read more »

Duterte Suggests Martial Law Across Philippines, Citing Islamist Threat

By Felipe Villamor/nytimes.com – President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that he may declare martial law throughout the Philippines to deal with the threat of Islamist militancy, making the remarks one day after he imposed military rule on a southern island. Mr. Duterte’s statement came after he cut short a Read more »

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