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Only 7 percent of Filipino women describe themselves beautiful—Help Dove change that


In this era of bespoke trends, personal blogs, and selfies, it would be quite logical to assume that Filipinas finally have a healthy sense of self—that they now acknowledge their own beauty and think of themselves as being truly beautiful. However, this recently uncovered reality suggests otherwise:

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Filipino cuisine pits foreign bloggers against each other

In her blog, Agness Walewinder writes that this is her "I'm starving but I don't want to eat this food" face as she blogs about her experience trying out Filipino food. She noted the "poor quality" and preparation of Filipino food that caused her to suffer stomachache and migraine. Screengrab from Walewinder's blog etramping.com.

Filipino food became a hot topic between two foreign bloggers who clashed about their views and experiences in trying out the country’s local cuisine.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

KWF, indigenous groups: Filipino is language of peace

KWF director general Roberto Añonuevo

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and 100 representatives of cultural communities nationwide have passed a resolution urging that every peace agreement and law be written in Filipino and the indigenous languages.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Persistence in prayer and deeds lead to good opportunities


More than 10 years ago, I met with a Filipino who had grown up abroad, his mother and his uncle, about the young man’s possible entry into Ateneo and be part of the Blue Eagles varsity team in the UAAP. We came to an agreement on how he would prepare for the entrance test and the team tryouts.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

US envoy congratulates Miss World Megan Young


US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr. joined the Filipinos in congratulating Megan Young for winning the Miss World 2013 title.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Not a real Filipino’

SONGALIA: “I had options and I chose to live in the motherland.”  Photo by Carissa Villacorta

I’m not an easy guy to offend. Born and raised in New Jersey, I come from a culture of casual ribbing, where teasing someone with the most vulgar, personal remark is done in jest as part of male bonding. The context—non-verbal communication and underlying camaraderie—is what keeps this kind of nonchalant tradition from escalating.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino puts up registry program; holds essay contest

Agencies, academic departments in Filipino, organizations and language centers who seek the development of the Filipino language are requested to enlist in the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino’s (KWF) registry program.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Pinoy body talk


After Magellan was killed in Cebu, the victorious chieftain, Lapu-Lapu, refused to return his body, saying that they wanted to keep him “so that they would not forget him.” Magellan’s remains were never recovered. (From Mary W. Helms, 1988)

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pinoy Yale grad a YouTube sensation

After US President Barack Obama’s, the US Olympic Swimming Team’s and even Cookie Monster’s renditions, does anybody seriously want to hear one more cover of “Call Me Maybe”?

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The Filipino always goes the extra mile


I enjoy flying, especially since, for many years now, I have been blessed to get free business-class tickets. The silence inside and the quiet hum of the engines give me time to pull myself together.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

World disasters–prophecies come true?


I am a proud Filipino and a daughter of Our Lady of All Nations; my grandmother was Chinese-Filipino, my grandfather a German-Spanish, and my own father an English-American. Doesn’t this all teach us that somehow, we are all one?

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »



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