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Five nominations for the Philippines.
We already know the Philippines is one of the world’s best travel destinations, but it never hurts when we hear it from non-Filipinos. The World Travel Awards is a platform that seeks to “acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of ...
 
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If you think that just because the GDP grew 11.8 % year-on-year that we're out of a recession, think again.
The Philippine Statistics Authority announced that the Gross Domestic Product in the second quarter of 2021 grew 11.8 percent year-on-year, the highest growth in 24 years.The huge jump in GDP growth prompted many economists to declare that the economic recession that started ...
 
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The index evaluates the resilience of countries when it comes to business environments.
The Philippines' moved up in this year's FM Global Group's Global Resilience Index to 89th place from last year's 94th. The recently released index compiles economic, supply chain, and risk quality data from countries all over the world to show the resiliency of national business ...
 
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Sisters and brothers from other mothers.
What do you know about Brazil? Probably just the basics: that it’s a country in South America, that a majority of the people speak Portugeues, and that it hosted the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. But it seems Filipinos and Brazilians ...
 
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This couple did.
Here at Esquire, we write just about anything that’s interesting under the sun. Take this story about a couple based in Laguna, Philippines who cooked an egg—literally under the sun. We saw the social media post of photographer Winston Baltasar about his wife ...
 
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The issue is urgent as thee Japanese-Filipinos are approaching their twilight years.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Philippines has documented 3,836 persons of Japanese descent (PJDs) in the Philippines and has urged the governments of both countries to act swiftly to grant them citizenship. According to the UN report, PJDs are ...
 
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One mountain had five unknown mammal species. There were dozens more.
Around 20 years ago, an international team of scientists attempted to describe all the existing mammal species in Luzon, the largest of the main islands of the Philippines. The study, led by Lawrence Heaney, was unprecedented in terms of scale and scope. ...
 
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The story of Filipinos is closely linked with the sea.
The story of Filipinos is closely linked with the sea. To speak of one is to speak of the other. Their relationship is so intimate that many places in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao are named after water (Laguna, Lanao, Pasig, Suba). ...
 
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'Words of those heathen people,' Pigafetta wrote. 
Five hundred years ago, Antonio Pigafetta preserved snapshots of the lives and culture of the precolonial Filipinos. Pigafetta was an Italian scholar and explorer who chronicled the first circumnavigation of the world led by Ferdinand Magellan. The voyage was so significant because, finally, ...
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