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Born on the 4th of July … or the 12th of June

By Alex Almario/thepoc.net – It was a small tidbit in school, a detail mentioned in Sibika at Kultura, another date that we were required to memorize. July 4, our textbooks said, was our independence day from the time the United States gave us our independence in 1946 until 1964, Read more »

Filipinos ‘occupy’ key NY avenue for 7 hours

By Federico D. Pascual Jr. – While Britons feted their 86-year-old Queen with a fluvial pageant on the Thames and the New York Yankees dealt the Detroit Tigers a 5-1 defeat last Sunday, Filipinos spilled out on midtown Manhattan for an advance “Araw ng Kalayaan” parade. As they number Read more »

1st Pinsker’s hawk-eagle hatched in Davao

The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) has made a breakthrough again by producing the first-ever Pinsker’s hawk-eagle bred in captivity at the Malagos eagle center in this city.

Take that, Parenting Police

By: Vincent Sales Philippine Daily Inquirer Don’t tell the Parenting Police. I fed my kid a chocolate bar. With sugar. And red food coloring. They’ll revoke your parenting license for that. Your kid might get cancer. Or, I don’t know, red poop. All right, I’m a bad parent. A Read more »

Nelson’s Taho

A unique everyday favorite at the fashionable Power Plant Mall Selling taho is a pedestrian profession, right? And hawking street food under the scorching sun is no fun, since it’s “poor man’s food”. To one named Nelson Dugayo, however, it’s a precious, sweet blend and a lucrative livelihood. After Read more »

After 100 years, Pinoy hero reburied with military honors

By Jun Elias, The Philippine Star – Jose Baliton Nisperos was awarded the US Congressional Medal of Honor almost 100 years ago on Nov. 25, 1912 for single-handedly repelling Islamic rebels in Basilan on Sept. 24, 1911. The Philippine Scouts corporal was the first Asian and Filipino to receive Read more »