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August 2014




Food of the Philippines: Lechon Kawali recipe (pan-roasted pork)

  Lechon Kawali is loved by almost everyone in the Philippines, and this simple, easy-to-follow recipe is will always guarantee your popularity, wherever you are in the country (except perhaps at a vegetarian conference – the delicious smell will drive them nuts!) Ingredients : Pork 1-1/2 lb. pork liempo (pork belly), cut…




Concern over “abnormal behaviour” at summit of Mayon Volcano

  The famous Mayon Volcano has been exhibiting some abnormal behaviour recently. Over the past few weeks the landmark has been watched closely by vulcanologists who suspect it may be about to erupt. Those living in, near or around one of the most photographed volcanoes in the world – the Philippine Mount Fiji…


Two Filipino students win gold and silver medals in China maths tournament

  Two Filipino students made the Philippines proud this past week by winning the gold and silver medals in the 2014 China Western Mathematics Invitational competition. The event was held in Chongquing City, in the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan. Clyde Wesley Ang and Albert John Patupatj say they have taken home…


Punnuk: An ancient celebration of harvest at the Ifugao Rice Terraces

When the ripening grains of the Ifugao Rice Terraces turn from green to yellow, not only is it a time to harvest, but also an opportunity to celebrate the end of the growing season.  The “Punnuk” is a post-harvest tradition performed by residents of the town of Hungduan. The day before the rites,…


Global Peace Index 2014: Things are not looking good for the Philippines

  Despite strong economic growth, corruption and political horseplay, the Philippines is holding itself back from achieving a peaceful process for its country. A 2014 Global Peace Index study initiated by the Institute of Economics and Peace have found the process most likely will never actually happen. “While in many…