Durian Whiskey?!

As it turns out, Durian Whisky is now a thing in Singapore, and it’s all the rage among those both drawn to the “King of Fruits” and good old alcohol. [...] Source: https://nextshark.com/durian-whisky/?fbclid=IwAR0KeTQZ8Fpb4_mP18vw5HhjYcwpSAPLwRZ1q0ygbkpbrkUPWAuLpayVRaE

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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

Philippine Mythology | Aswang – Why Capiz? | aswang sa capiz totoo?

The explanation why Capiz is the suspected home of the aswang. From the documentary "The Aswang Phenomenon". Wala aswang sa Capiz. It's roots are due to X-Linked Dystonia Parkinsonism (XDP), Dystonia of Panay, lubag. https://youtu.be/M38vuCodPLU A guy who is a self-proclaimed 'aswang' confessed to 'Magandang Gabi Bayan' and shared how he became one.

Philippine Mythology | BAKUNAWA: Moon Eating Dragon of the Philippines

BAKUNAWA: The Moon Eater (Documentary) CREATURES OF PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY: Episode Three During a lunar eclipse in the ancient Philippines, it was believed that a monstrous dragon, known as BAKUNAWA, was attempting to swallow the moon. Discover the origin of this giant serpent and how the colossal being evolved as both a god and demon throughout [...]

Philippine Mythology Documentary | TIKBALANG: The Horse Demon

CREATURES OF PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY: Episode One TIKBALANG: The Horse Demon In the Philippine forest is said to lurk a creature, part man, part horse known for its speed and mischievous nature. Some say it is a mythical spirit that guards the gateway to the Skyworld. Others believe it is a demon who is determined to [...]

Philippine Mythology Documentary | KAPRE: The Tree Dweller

CREATURES OF PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY: Episode Two KAPRE: The Tree Dweller If you notice the scent of tobacco in the Philippine jungle, see the glow of embers near a giant tree, or you feel the eyes of an 8 foot beast upon you while you sleep, it might just be the Kapre. What is perhaps the [...]

Genealogy, by Nereo C. Lujan

Not too long ago, professional genealogist Ramon Severino Conlu Jr. published a book on the genealogy of the Ledesma family of Jaro, Iloilo. Titled “Familia Ledesma Genealogia”, it outlined the descendants of Don Fernando Ledesma and Doña Anastacia Melliza, whose children were Domingo, Ynocencio, Luis, Mariano and Emeterio. The book documents 13,860 descendants and 4,970 [...]

Culture | A History About The Ilocanos

HISTORY OF ILOCANOSThe Ilocanos are the third largest ethnolinguistic group in the Philippines. The term “Ilocano” was derived from the words “i-“ (from) and “looc” (cove or bay), which when combined means “People of the bay”. They were also referred to as Samtoy, which is a contraction of the phrase sao mi ditoy (this is [...]