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Philippines Miss Universe first runner-up

December 20, 2012

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MANILA, Philippines – Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon won the first runner-up in the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday. Miss U.S.A. won the crown after making it into the final five with Venezuela, Australia, Philippines and Brazil. During the question and answer portion, Tugonon was asked “Do you believe that speaking […]

Simbang gabi goes global as PH export

December 17, 2012

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Now you don’t have to be in the Philippines to experience the age-old tradition of Simbang Gabi and the iconic food that comes with it—bibingka and puto bumbong (native rice cakes). Simbang Gabi has gone global. First “imported” from Mexico in the late 16th century, the practice of celebrating Simbang Gabi—or the novena of nine […]

Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in 6th round

December 9, 2012

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(2nd Update 3:21 pm) LAS VEGAS — Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday, putting a sudden end to the fourth fight between the two boxers. Pacquiao had been down in the third round but knocked Marquez down in the […]

Spur discussions on future, ex-leader urges PH media

November 26, 2012

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TAGAYTAY CITY— Former Polish President Lech Walesa, who led his country in its transition from communist rule to democracy, called on the Filipino media, on Sunday, to help shape the future of the Philippines. The role of the media today is to “provoke discussions on how this new era will evolve,” according to Walesa, a […]

Wife of Cebuano missing in oil rig accident may fly to US

November 21, 2012

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Central Visayas is clueless on the fate of the Cebuano worker who remains missing three days after the oil rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana state in the United States. Jerome Malagapo, 21 from Danao City has been missing since the Nov. […]

Gubernatorial candidate wants more cockfights

November 21, 2012

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IF elected this gubernatorial candidate wants to improve existing cockpits and develop some more around the province of Cebu. “Dili angay ikauwaw nako nga mosulti nga palambuon ang sabung o mga buwangan kay kini tradisyon sa mga Pilipino, dili na ta Pilipino og ato ning tangtangon,” said Boyet Cortes. (I’m not ashamed of this plan. […]

Vidal recalls fondly days leading to canonization

November 5, 2012

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“BEAUTIFUL, very solemn, very meaningful.” That’s how Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, described the liturgy-rich days leading up to the Oct. 21 canonization, which gathered Filipinos in a series of Masses, reunions and joyful celebrations. He returned to Cebu last Thursday from the historic Rome event. “I was very, very happy that at least a Filipino, a […]

Dreaming of Jollibee

November 2, 2012

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As far as he can remember, Luigi Ewican had dreamed of eating at Jollibee, the popular domestic fastfood outlet. He and his siblings never entered Jollibee before. “We wanted to save money so we could eat there but friends said it was expensive so we stopped dreaming and instead focused on our schooling,” Luigi said […]

Jinggoy brings home 20 OFWs from Dubai

October 29, 2012

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MANILA—Senate President Protempore Jinggoy Estrada on Monday arrived from Dubai with 20 distressed overseas Filipino workers in tow. Estrada, chair of the Senate labor committee, said he initially learned about the workers awaiting repatriation in Dubai from Grace Princesa, the country’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates when he made a stopover to the Philippine […]

Rome tableau shows images of Filipino saints

October 23, 2012

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THE images of the two Filipino saints, St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Pedro Calungsod, have been mounted on the outer panels of a triptych on a tableau at the new altar of the crypt in the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome. The PCF confirmed the rare display through tweets after Wilfredo Layug, a sculptor from […]