FIGHTING CORRUPTION ONE FIXER AT A TIME

Culture

FIGHTING CORRUPTION ONE FIXER AT A TIME

No Comments 28 February 2014

Henry Motte Muñoz and his childhood friend Happy Feraren are on a crusade against corruption, the small-scale pervasive kind that bedevils the life of every Filipino. They founded Bantay PH, which focuses on educating the customer, so they can better guard themselves against paying bribes, and know what to do when they’re asked for one. READ FULL STORY

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BATANES, THE EVERGREEN

Travel

BATANES, THE EVERGREEN

No Comments 24 February 2014

I’d always thought Batanes to be a typhoon-prone province with medieval stone houses, lots of rolling hills, expansive coastlines and grazing goats. Would it pale in comparison to the other picturesque and fascinating places I’ve visited outside the Philippines? READ FULL STORY

 

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DEAR FILIPINO OLYMPIAN MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Sports

DEAR FILIPINO OLYMPIAN MICHAEL MARTINEZ

No Comments 20 February 2014

Unlike many Filipino celebrities who were discovered by happenstance on YouTube, your innate talent goes beyond skates, jumps, and choreographed dances. You constructed your own box and made the unthinkable possible. READ FULL STORY

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TOP 10 WEDDING DESTINATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Travel

TOP 10 WEDDING DESTINATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

No Comments 13 February 2014

It’s the love month. No wonder many people at this time of year choose to tie the knot. But in this country of 7,107 islands, where would you hold those precious moments of walking up the aisle and sealing your future? READ FULL STORY

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15 HERITAGE BUILDINGS IN MANILA THAT NEED TO BE RESCUED

Culture

15 HERITAGE BUILDINGS IN MANILA THAT NEED TO BE RESCUED

No Comments 12 February 2014

If these buildings could talk, they’d be like, “Rescue us!” We hear you, beautiful creatures. And, not to get your hopes up, but now that Luneta Hotel has been fixed and expected to reopen after decades of neglect, who knows, maybe the next restoration project could be you! READ FULL STORY

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PHILIPPINES THANKS WORLD FOR TYPHOON AID

Current Affairs

PHILIPPINES THANKS WORLD FOR TYPHOON AID

No Comments 09 February 2014

The Philippines says “Thank you” on billboards around the world in gratitude for the massive outpouring of international help after a typhoon that killed about 8,000 people three months ago. READ FULL STORY

 

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TACLOBAN IS LOSING THOSE WHO COULD REBUILD IT

Current Affairs

TACLOBAN IS LOSING THOSE WHO COULD REBUILD IT

No Comments 04 February 2014

The city is caught in a spiral of deprivation that will be hard to break, especially given the scope of a catastrophe that killed at least 6,000 people and was the deadliest natural disaster in the world last year. READ FULL STORY

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LEAVING L.A. TO PURSUE GREENER PASTURES

Migration

LEAVING L.A. TO PURSUE GREENER PASTURES

No Comments 02 February 2014

I am not a fan of the American dream, but I’ve always been a dreamer. The thin line between optimism and wishful thinking becomes narrower when dreams fade into the background of reality. I left the Philippines in 2007 in search of greener pastures in the US. READ FULL STORY

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