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‘Pinoy Aquaman’ swims 23 kilometers for peace in Mindanao

By Leo Udtohan/inquirer.net – Environmental lawyer and triathlete Ingemar Macarine, dubbed as the “Pinoy Aquaman,” has responded to the siege in Marawi City in Mindanao in the way he knows best – swimming for peace. Macarine, 41, has been swimming to create awareness of the need to keep the seas Read more »

Former Pinoy dishwasher now owner of pizzeria in Italy

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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 »

Women’s servitude blights Philippine society

By Ninotchka Rosca/bbc.com – The final article by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Alex Tizon was controversial when it was published shortly after his death – because it revealed that his family had kept a Filipina slave in the US. Some readers were appalled, while others leapt to the author’s defence. But Read more »

Filipino hikers seen picking up litter praised widely by HK netizens

via abs-cbn.com – As the temperature begins to drop (marginally), more and more Hongkongers are making the most of the territory’s myriad hiking trails. Unfortunately, it appears that some of these merryweather trekkers have been littering around the paths, ruining the otherwise picture-perfect country park settings. However, one group of Read more »

‘Fotobam’ is Pinoy Word of the Year

By Ghio Ong/The Philippine Star – Acknowledging the Filipinos’ love of taking photos, “fotobam” (photobomb) has been selected as the Filipino word of the year. The word gained even more popularity after the condominium Torre de Manila was dubbed as the “national photobomber” for marring the view of the Read more »

Pinoy village boy chosen as ‘Young Earth Ambassador’

By Erwin G. Beleo/mb.com.ph – A 12-year-old and Grade 6 student, James Daryll Rey, has been chosen by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to be its “ambassador” to tell the whole world the most pressing message — to preserve the forest and save Mother Earth. Paquito Moreno Read more »