Cebu-based startup sells pencils that can grow into plants

via CNNPhilippines – What can be done to a pencil when it’s worn down to its nib? Eco Hub, a startup based in Cebu, pitches that one can grow plants from it by simply placing the stub on a moist soil. The social enterprise sells “plantable” pencils with an Read more »

My mother’s journey as an overseas Filipino worker

By Angeli Gabriel/ – “YOU HAD PIGTAILS and didn’t speak any English at all,” my mother says, telling me the story of our move to the United States. It was probably the thousandth time I’d heard this story, but I didn’t mind. My mother, like many Filipinos, is an excellent Read more »

‘Disturbing, disappointing’: World Street Food Congress in Philippines canceled anew

By Rosette Adel/ – This year’s Philippine hosting of the World Street Food Congress has been called off once again. “The World Street Food Congress 2019 Philippines, all set and officially approved recently, is again canceled by TPB (Tourism Promotion Board) and DOT (Department of Tourism), like they did in Read more »

Tallest bamboo sculpture shoots up 50 m in the Philippines

By Amanda Tang/ – Bamboo can grow tall, but a new statue in the Philippines has taken it to new heights. In Bayambang, Philippines, a sculpture of the Catholic saint, St Vincent Ferrer, has reached a momentous height of 50.23 m (164 ft 9 in) to set a new record Read more »

An appreciation of Moro food can bring Pinoy Muslims and Christians closer, says this Muslim chef

By Barbara Mae Naredo Dacanay/ – A Filipino Muslim chef and writer has been cooking and serving the “black” dishes of the Moros from Muslim-dominated parts of southern Philippines, hoping to stir a fascination for seemingly exotic viands that could possibly pave a harmonious “culinary-connect” with Filipinos nationwide, majority of Read more »

Pinoy workers power Taiwan’s tech industry

By Czeriza Valencia/he Philippine Star – Filipino workers continue to power Taiwan’s electronics and technology industry, a visiting expert from a Taiwan-based think tank said. Kristy Hsu, director of the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center at the Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research (CHIER), said Filipinos now outnumber other foreign workers Read more »