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After 20 years of courting ASEAN, it is finally happening.
Leaders of Southeast Asia’s most prominent bloc have accepted “in principle” Timor-Leste’s 20-year application to the ASEAN. After more than 20 years since it gained independence and applied to be ASEAN’s 11th member state, Timor-Leste, formerly East Timor, finally got the nod of ...
A year after super typhoon Odette, how has Siargao fared?
"In every lineup, our surfers have their share of many good waves. At the same time, they have their share of difficult wipeouts. But, no matter what the wipeout, they get back on their boards and paddle out, ready to reconquer the ...
The church has suffered damage and deterioration through the centuries.
The Holy Rosary Parish Church, aka Angeles Church, is a towering landmark in the center of Angeles City in Pampanga. It has been declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the  Philippines (NCHP) and is recognized as an ...
A Southeast Asian country topped the list.
The Philippines has been recognized as among the world's most generous countries, according to the annual World Giving Index report of 2022. The World Giving Index is a report published annually since 2009 by U.K.-based Charities Aid Foundation or CAF. The first World ...
Out of 122 countries, ours cracked the top 25 in both categories.
Have you been feeling angry and sad lately? Hey, it's a lot more common than we might realize. Unfortunately, a lot of Filipinos may also be experiencing the same thing. Based on a report by global analytic firm Gallup, the Philippines is one ...
And why we haven’t changed the country’s name after all these years.
Most of us were taught in grade school that the country got its name from King Philip II of Spain. Initially, Las Islas Filipinas referred only to the islands of Samar and Leyte, which was bestowed upon it during the expedition led ...
Any guesses who's at number one?
The prevailing sentiment at this year’s Philippine Startup Week is one of excitement and optimism. Local startup companies have enjoyed modest growth in the country over the years, but at no time has interest, and indeed, investments into Filipino startups been higher ...
Feel like going on a cruise?
Cruising on a yacht is perhaps the ultimate rich person’s quirk. Regular people can have a house and a car, but only the truly rich can afford a boat or a yacht and take it out whenever they want. But if you’ve ever ...
Jaime Chua is an architect with a passion for plants.
Jaime Chua is a landscape architect by profession, but these days, he’s more well-known as a gardener and plant collector. In the Busay neighborhood of Cebu City, he owns a sprawling 1.7-hectare farm and plant nursery called Blooms and Greens, where there ...
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