Davao farmer enters top 20 of International Cocoa Awards for Best Cacao Bean, by Luchi de Guzman, CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) — Davao-based farmer Jose Saguban has made it to the top 20 for best cacao beans in the world competition of the International Cocoa Awards hosted in Paris France. [...] Source: https://cnnphilippines.com/entertainment/2019/10/31/davao-saguban-auro-international-cacao-awards.html?fbclid=IwAR0c2_7l2OlXUuXqR66xkue0NeDnfu9RM7L-fh1t9eG_gUVityt-Qiqlx0Q

Herbology | Sambong

Sambong, also known as ‘Blumea balsamifera’, ‘Lakad-bulan’, ‘Blumea campho’r, ‘Dalapo’t  and many more name,s grows all over in the tropics of Asia and in the Phillipines where sambong is well known as a powerful healing agent. Sambong has been used effectively in Asia for treating all kinds of health challenges for hundreds of years. In [...]

Foodstyles | How Filipino Chicken Chain Jollibee Became a Fast-Food Cult Phenomenon

Four decades ago, Tony Tan Caktiong just wanted to switch degrees and sell ice cream. Instead, he laid the groundwork for one of the food world's most dedicated, voracious cults. Across North America, Asia, and Europe -- from Los Angeles to Qatar, Milan to Macau -- its legion of followers line up for a heaping buckets [...]

Theater | ‘Felix Starro’ brings a Filipino story of faith and undocumented immigration to off-Broadway, By Lakshmi Gandhi

“I am drawn to the story is because it is not just about a faith healer, but it is about what it means to leave everything that you know alone,” writer Jessica Hagedorn said.Writer Jessica Hagedorn and composer Fabian Obispo did not realize that they were setting a milestone with their new musical “Felix Starro” [...]

How Ali Wong and Randall Park pulled it all together for Always Be My Maybe. New podcast released

By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent Netflix this week released a podcast with commentary from director Nahnatchka Khan and actor Randall Park to go along with their hit movie, Always Be My Maybe. The two gave fans a sneak peek of what you might expect from the podcast when they made a surprise appearance, along [...]

The Largest Pride Celebration in Southeast Asia is in the Region’s Most Catholic Country

Thousands marched in the Philippines in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.Source: https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/qv753x/the-largest-pride-celebration-in-southeast-asia-is-in-the-regions-most-catholic-country?utm_source=viceasiafb

Film | New Fil-Am musical ‘Nanay Ko’ pushes for diversity on US big screen

With the success of movies such as 'Crazy Rich Asians,' a group of filmmakers believe the world is ready for a uniquely Filipino-American story that anyone can relate to.  [...] Source: New Fil-Am musical ‘Nanay Ko’ pushes for diversity on US big screen

BAYANI: First Pinoy 2D fighting game features characters based on Rizal, Bonifacio, etc.

According to a report by Lei Alviz on  "24 Oras", the heroes include Joe, who is based on Jose Rizal. Like Rizal, he is a fencer with special powers involving books. Lolang Tsora, based on Melchora Aquino or Tandang Sora, has magic. Tonio, based on Antonio Luna, has physical strength, while Leon, based on Emilio [...]

‘I’ll keep fighting’: Philippine women keep alive memory of sex slave horrors during World War II

South Korea has long held the spotlight on the wartime abuses by Japanese forces. Other “comfort women” want their stories told. Source: ‘I’ll keep fighting’: Philippine women keep alive memory of sex slave horrors during World War II