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Metro Manila Pride breaks records in Southeast Asia

via rappler.com – Drawing a 25,000-strong crowd to this year’s Pride March and Festival, Metro Manila Pride now stands as the largest and oldest Pride demonstration in Southeast Asia. With the theme #RiseUpTogether, the Pride March was more than just about creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, Read more »

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here’s where to start

By Tristan Zinampan/rappler.com – When asked about Filipino literature, what books could you recall top-of-mind? Let me guess, Noli Me Tangere? El Filibusterismo? The sad truth is that many of us (this writer not excluded) simply know more about the literature overseas than within our country. It’s a disheartening reality, Read more »

Pinoy floral designer wins big with toilet paper wedding dress

By Don Tagala/ABS-CBN News – After getting laid off from his job of 13 years at Farm Fresh, a Filipino floral designer from Chesapeake, Virginia won $10,000 for creating the best toilet paper wedding dress in New York Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Ronaldo “Roy” Cruz bested nine other finalists who showcased their Read more »

Magnolia Bakery coming to Manila?

via rappler.com – The cupcake craze may just see a resurgence as the famous Magnolia Bakery is supposedly set to open in Manila. While no official announcements have been made yet, a Facebook page, M Bakery PH, has been set up naming Taguig as the bakery’s location. Magnolia Bakery’s Read more »

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

By Ligaya Mishan/nytimes.com – In 1883, José Rizal, the future hero and martyr of the Philippine Revolution, was a homesick medical student abroad in Madrid. His longing for bagoong, a paste of seafood salted and left to ferment until it exudes a fathomless funk, grew so great that his worried Read more »

Pinoy BBQ twist to the classic Burger Steak

By PR/cebudailynews.inquirer.net – Jollibee, the Philippines’ #1 fast-food brand, adds yet another exciting new product to its delicious roster—the NEW Pinoy BBQ Burger Steak! The new Burger Steak variant continues to offer the brand’s signature juicy and 100% beefy-linamnam patty, this time paired with the tasty and flavor-packed Pinoy Read more »