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November 2014

“Kid Kulafu” documentary reveals the making of Manny Pacquiao

“Kid Kulafu” is the name of a new documentary that charts the rise of Manny Pacquiao from his childhood through his first win in Bangkokto the global sporting superstar that he is today. The story unfolds in his childhood birthplace, Bukidnon.  The name “Kid Kulafu” was given by his uncle as Manny use…





On this day, November 22, 1935: First trans-Pacific flight service introduced

Today in history, the Philippines launched the first trans-Pacific commercial flight. In front of a crowd of more than 125,000 people, Pan American World Airlines took flight from San Francisco Bay in their famed ‘China Clipper.’ The China Clipper was the first trans-Pacific air service from San Francisco to Manila, and a first for any…


Australian report says more than 260,000 Filipinos live in modern-day slavery

The Walk Free Foundation announced in its 2014 report that the Philippines still has a huge issue with modern-day slavery. The group released its findings and has ranked the Philippines at 103 out of 167 countries in the Global Slavery Index. The report defines slavery as people who are “subjected to forced labor, debt servitude, human…


Pope’s mass at Quirino Grandstand could draw up to six million people

Police are expecting up to six million people to attend the Eucharistic celebration of Pope Francis as he officiates mass at Quirino Grandstand in Manila. The service will be held on January 18 during his visit to the Philippines. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist in Manila is the last scheduled stop of the…


Food of the Phillipines: Oxtail Kare Kare (delicious oxtail stew)

With the holiday seasons upon us, it’s time to whip out those special recipes that mean so much at the family dinner table. This traditional Filipino dish is a sure winner at any time of the year: Ingredients: ·       1 kilo beef oxtail – cut into pieces ·       1 large onion…


Food of the Philippines: Mouth-watering creamy caramel flan

Everybody loves leche flan, but what about Creamy Caramel Flan? Ingredients: 5 eggs ¾ cup of caster sugar 440 gram can of sweetened condensed milk 250 grams of cream cheese – softened 375 gram can of evaporated milk 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Preparation: Using a small, heavy sauce pan…