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US-based airline partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in QC

Delta Air Lines and Habitat for Humanity International recently joined forces to help build 10 Habitat homes in Quezon City, as part of Delta’s Force for Global Good program. This year’s volunteers came from 16 cities from the US and Canada.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

PEN to launch Mexican Ambassador Calvillo’s bilingual poetry collection

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The Philippine Center of the International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch the poetry anthology, “Filipinas, Textos Cercanos (Philippines, Closer Texts),” by former Mexican Ambassador to the Philippines Tomás Calvillo Unna, on March 29, 5 p.m., at the Solidaridad Bookstore, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

11-year-old girl overcomes worries to win Mexican art contest

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If 11-year-old Martina Ysabelle Perez had not decided to submit her artwork even though there were problems with the illustration board she painted on, she would not have won against 3,200 other entries in an international art competition hosted by Mexico.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mexican fishermen find conjoined gray whale calves

Fishermen found the calves that were linked at the waist with two full heads and tail fins. AP

The Mexican government says fishermen found two rare conjoined gray whale calves that died shortly after being born.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Wedding straight out of a Hollywood movie


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NEWLYWEDS Bea and Garry Jordan with the bride’s parents, Bob Zozobrado and Ditas Lobregat, and the groom’s parents, Patricia and Patrick Jordan

It was a wedding straight out of a romantic movie, dahlings, when Seattle-based Bea Zozobrado exchanged I do’s with her longtime American boyfriend Garry Jordan at the Sunset da Mona Lisa in picturesque Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Latin America’s Day of the Dead honors loved ones

In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 photo, a rooster walks on the arm of a cross as believers observe All Saints' Day at the Nejapa cemetery in Managua, Nicaragua. The souls of departed loved ones are being honored around Latin America as celebrants blend pre-Columbian rituals with the Roman Catholic observance of all Saint's Day on Nov. 1 and All Soul's Day on Nov. 2 to mark the Day of the Dead. AP

Latin Americans around the region are honoring their departed loved ones with Day of the Dead celebrations, blending pre-Columbian rituals with the Roman Catholic observance of all Saint’s Day on Nov. 1 and All Soul’s Day on Nov. 2.   The holiday known in Spanish as “Dia de los Muertos,” is especially popular in Mexico, [...]

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Pan de muerto, calaveras de azúcar’–food offerings on Mexico’s Day of the Dead


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DAY of the Dead altar at theMexican Embassy in Manila

Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is one of Mexico’s most popular fiestas. The feast days coincides with our celebration of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

No escape from narcos for Mexican beauty queen

In this Jan. 28, 2013 photo, photographs, balloons, statues and candles decorate the inside of the mausoleum where Maria Susana Flores Gamez is buried in Guamuchil, Mexico. AP/Adriana Gomez

Maria Susana Flores walked up to the microphone in a sequined black dress, showing the judges of the Sinaloa Woman beauty contest the smile and the strut she had perfected in pageants since preschool.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Police: Mexico beauty queen had gunpowder on hands

In this Associated Press file photo, Maria Susana Flores Gamez poses for a photo along the shore in Guamuchil, Mexico. The 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with on Nov. 24, 2012. AP/El Debate, Marco Ruiz

A federal prosecutor says a Mexican beauty queen killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely fired a gun during the clash in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mexico: Mayan ball court was celestial ‘marker’

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In this undated image released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History on Oct. 5, 2012, shows a ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance that the ball game had for the culture. (AP Photo/INAH)

Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said Friday that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance that the ball game had for the culture.

Posted: October 6th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

’100 Years of Solitude’ author Garcia Marquez suffers from dementia, says brother

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. AFP FILE PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella

Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, arguably best known for his “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” is suffering from senile dementia, his brother says.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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