• Hashtag #baha ‘floods’ Pinoy posts on Facebook

    Most countries see flooding as a major problem. In the Philippines, it is too. However, like the problem with traffic, Pinoys have gotten too used to the dilemma that instead of wasting their energies at being angry, they have opted to use their creativity and good humor to deal with the issue. As usual, Facebook […]

    Angie Chui 2 min read
  • #NEDA10KChallenge becomes trending topic on Twitter

    There have been many trends and challenges that have grown popular via social media. The Ice Bucket Challenge, the Floss Challenge, the Kuripot Pinoy Challenge and Tik Tok are a few that have gained popularity in the Philippines. Now, its the #NEDA10KChallenge that is rocking Twitterverse like a hurricane. Most recently, the National Economic and […]

    Angie Chui 3 min read
  • Here’s why Chef Sandy Daza ‘hates’ fusion food

    Amid the growing hype for ‘fusion food,’ renowned Pinoy Chef Sandy Daza said he is not a big fan of the trend. “If I cook the dish my mom would have wanted done it a different way. Her pochero is different from my pochero. But you know I got all kinds of pochero and if […]

    Joel C. Paredes 3 min read
  • Pasyon with an environmental twist

    One of the most enduring traditions of Filipino Catholics during Holy Week is the reading and singing of the Pasyon—an epic narrative of the life, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now, one man has used the rhyme and rhythm of the Pasyon to tell the beauty and wonders of Mother Nature. Advertisement Advertisement […]

    Nathaniel Melican 4 min read
  • Keeping our traditions alive for Lent

    Filipino Catholics follow different traditions during Holy Week to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Two of the most popular traditions are the “pabasa” (chanting of the Lord’s passion)and “Visita Iglesia” (church visit). The pabasa, which usually starts on Holy Monday, is the ritual reading of the “pasyon”, an epic poem in […]

    Selies Galvez 3 min read
  • Get ahead in the Year of the Monkey

    For the second year in a row, renowned feng shui expert Master Joseph Cham Kam Shing released his book, Feng Shui Essentials, this time for the Year of the Fire Monkey. The book serves as a monthly guide for all the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac in terms of finances, career, family, romance and […]

    Angie Chui 4 min read
  • Viva Señor! Your Guide to the Feast of the Black Nazarene

    Every January 9, millions of devotees participate in the annual procession of the Black Nazarene to celebrate its feast day. Some overzealous devotees even scamper just to get near and touch the centuries-old image. Although the devotion to the Black Nazarene is popular to Filipino Catholics, there may be some things about this “miraculous” image […]

    Selies Galvez 2 min read
  • HuManilans: An Online Art Exhibit (Week 2)

    Presenting the Artworks from the 2nd week of HuManilans Online Art Exhibit. Gone Girls (15.5” x 22.5”, Acrylic on Paper Bag, 2015, Philippines)   We Hate Moving (14” x 25”, Collage on Paper Bag, 2015, Philippines)   Free Time! (15” x 22.5”, Acrylic on Shopping Bag, 2015, Philippines)   Advertisement Advertisement Get Wrecked! (16” x […]

    Site Administrator 3 min read
  • Bakit kailangang panoorin ng bawat Pilipino ang Heneral Luna

    Inaamin kong hindi ako dalubhasa sa kasaysayan. Ang tangi ko lang alam ay mula sa aking natutunan mula sa mga araling aklat na ginamit namin noong elementarya, hayskul at kolehiyo. Higit pa roon, limitado na ang aking kaalaman tungkol sa mga kaganapan noong panahong ang Pilipinas ay sakop pa ng mga dayuhan. Kamakailan lamang ay […]

    Angie Chui 5 min read
  • Padre Pio becomes a national shrine

    Another church has been added to the list of national shrines in the country. The Archdiocesan Shrine of Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas was recently raised to the status of a national shrine by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas raised the status of the archdiocesan […]

    Selies Galvez 3 min read
  • Christmas Shopping Pinoy Edition

    THE Ber months are upon us once again  and for many Filipinos, the start of the ber month means the start of the countdown to Christmas. That’s probably the reason why hearing radio stations play Christmas carols, seeing business establishments hang their Christmas decors when the month of September arrives are no longer surprising to […]

    Selies Galvez 3 min read
  • Wika, susi sa pagkawala sa ‘cultural imperialism’: Huli sa dalawang bahagi

    MASAKIT mang isipin, mula sa murang edad nakatanim na sa mga kabataan ang pagkawala ng kumpiyansa sa sariling wika at kultura. “Maraming kakulangan simula ng sila ay mag aral, itinanim na sa utak nila ng kanilang mga magulang at ng mga paaaralan na kanilang pinag aralan na sa usaping pang wika, Ingles ang wika ng […]

    Angie Chui 3 min read