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Unesco cites Vigan, Banawe Rice Terraces for heritage achievements

By Augusto F. Villalon/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Year 2012 is a banner year for the Philippines in conservation and management of World Heritage properties. Last month, the Unesco World Heritage Center announced in Paris that the Historic City of Vigan won the highest award for the Best Conservation Management Read more »

‘Twilight’ now in Filipino translation

By Ruel S. De Vera/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Since its sparkling debut in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s vampire romance “Twilight” has sold millions of copies, has been transformed into a box-office smash, a graphic novel and translations into over 30 languages. Now it has been translated into Filipino. Published by Read more »

Rock star Morrissey urges PNoy to retire suffering, lone elephant from Manila Zoo

By Carmela G. Lapeña and Amita Legaspi – Four days before his concert in Manila, former The Smiths frontman Morrissey sent a letter to President Benigno Aquino III, urging him to send Manila Zoo’s Asian elephant Mali to a sanctuary. “On behalf of PETA Asia, I ask that you send Read more »

Lawmaker wants Nora Aunor as National Artist

ABS-CBNnews.com – A lawmaker is pushing for the “enshrinement” of actress Nora Aunor as a National Artist, putting her alongside art greats such as Fernando Amorsolo, Bienvenido Lumbera and Fernando Poe Jr.

Tocino, tapa burgers take L.A. by storm

ABS-CBNnews.com – Filipino cuisine has joined the gourmet food truck craze that is currently sweeping the United States.

Who says Philippine cuisine is all brown and oily?

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By Mary Ann Quioc Tayag – Honestly, if I had stepped into the function room without knowing that chef Myrna Segismundo had catered the event, I would surely have said it was not Filipino food but an international buffet or, more specifically, a limited English buffet.