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DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors is well-versed in Filipino culture, having twice visited the Philippines, loves adobo and is married to Filipino-American in Kiara Morrison. The NBA All-Star revealed his favorite Filipino food and reminisced on his previous visits to Manila during an interview with ABS-CBN News on the eve of the All-Star game in Los Angeles, California. The last...
The Philippines has the most transparent government budget in Asia. The latest Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2017 ranks the country at the top of list with an Open Budget Index (OBI) score of 67. The Philippines’ 2017 OBI is three points higher than its score in 2015 (64). We are followed by Indonesia (64), Jordan (63), Japan (60), and South...
If you are nursing a V-Day blues hangover because your partner does not seem to accept the fact that you can happily keep your relationship even while you are earning successes at work – KEEP READING. Ever the optimist, Filipinos are saying combined success in both love and career at the same time isn’t such an impossible task. The survey results...
The core of any business revolves around the right marketing strategy to gain leverage over competitors. And knowing how much time, effort and money are spent making a sustainable business, choosing to use social media as one of the vehicles in expanding any company’s reach is no longer ignored these days. Social media, however, is more than just being connected...
Do you believe in this quote? “How you view money will dictate how you use it?” Different people have different views when it comes to money. The range of perceptions about money is very interesting. Money is like an addiction, the more you have it, the more you want it. Money is power, once you have more, you have the power to do a...
Beauty pageant lovers have another contest to enjoy – and this time it promises to keep the beautiful Pinoy skin healthy and safe from toxic cosmetics. Miss Toxic Pretty is an advocacy pageant staged by the EcoWaste Coalition, in collaboration with the Manila Science High School (MSHS) Grade 9 consumer chemistry students to promote critical reflection and thinking about the...
If you are feeling unloved this Valentine’s because you don’t have a partner and you just want to let it all out on the social media – STOP. Realize that “What goes around comes around” and spreading hate and negative vibes is not the way to get some love back. How then can you show some love and get some in...
Pinoy hearts are a-flutter this Valentine’s Day as a result of a digital video “war” between rival fast food giants Jollibee and McDonald’s. The two food chains banked on the Filipino’s social media savvy to touch and tug at the people’s hearts while getting all sorts of reactions to their love-themed social media videos. Their efforts have been rewarded with millions...
Julie Saurat has always been passionate about volunteering for NGOs. That’s why when an opportunity to work for a foundation in the Philippines presented itself, it didn’t take long for her to say yes. “I thought right away: ‘This is exactly what I was looking for!’” she said. After a four-year stint in France, the young lass didn’t hesitate to...
Filipino films continue to make headlines at International Film Festivals. "Bagahe" (which literally means "baggage" in Tagalog), a film about a Filipino domestic worker won the top prize at the 2018 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France. Directed by Zig Madamba Dulay, won the Golden Cycle Rickshaw award for Best Fiction Film. "Nervous Translation", a film of director...
Philippine Airlines makes history! The flag carrier has been certified as the country's first 4-star airline, the flag carrier said Thursday. PAL joined 42 other 4-star airlines on the list of Skytrax, a London-based international air transport rating organization. PAL chairman and chief executive officer Lucio Tan called the accreditation a "big win for the Philippines." “We are elated by this recognition...
Filipino-American Cheryl Diaz Meyer won all the International News prizes at the 2018 Eyes of History contest of The White House News Photographers Association. Diaz Meyer was announced as having made a clean sweep of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes and 2 Awards of Excellence in the International News Stills category. The independent photojournalist won all the honors in the entire...

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