Month: February 2018

De Lima completes one year in jail

The writer signs a billboard inside the senator’s office. (Staff photo) Philippines An empty chair waits for its imprisoned occupant By Ted Alcuitas Editor & Publisher Last month, Ted Alcuitas travelled to the Philippines on vacation and took time to observe the current situation in the country. He attempted to visit the imprisoned Senator Leila de Lima but was not successful, allegedly because he is not a holder of a Philippine passport. Instead, he visited the senator’s office and took time to sit on one senate committee hearing. Here is his story from Manila, Philippines. The Senator’s chair...

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Blog:Momo Sushi

Maximize your lunch dollars at Momo Sushi by whatsinmymouth By Monica Urrutia     I chose Momo Sushi for two reasons: first, Momo used to be a nickname of mine in high school, and second, it was nearby and available when I had a hankering for sushi. My luck with random restaurant stops continues! I entered the sushi joint right around the time when they opened. It is a small space and has a communal bench set-up along one side of the wall and short bar stool set-up alongside the other outer wall. Had it been packed you could be...

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Breaking: Duterte cancels Canadian helicopter order

GROWING FLEET – Eight brand new Canadian Bell-412eP combat utility helicopters and two Italian AW-109E attack choppers were unveiled by the Philippine Air Force (PAF)in 2016 with Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin christening with champagne one of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) newest acquisitions at the Villamor Air Base grandstand in Pasay City. (John Jerome Ganzon)   Because of review over human rights concern BY THE MANILA TIMES  FEBRUARY 9, 2018 DAVAO, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday ordered his defense ministry to cancel a US$235 million contract to buy 16 helicopters from Canada after Prime...

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Study: Filipinos are most ignorant in world

Rappler: Newsbreak Why worry about Filipinos online being ‘most ignorant’? Posted: 08 Feb 2018 02:11 AM PST MANILA, Philippines – Suicide rates. Number of teenage births. Smartphone owners in the Philippines. Even belief in Heaven, Hell, and God. These were only some of the things Filipinos online were wrong about, according to Ipsos’ Perils of Perception 2017 survey and its Misperceptions Index. (READ: Filipinos are 3rd most ignorant of key issues – report) The report aimed to look at the gap between people’s perceptions and reality, across a wide range of issues from health to social media use, to...

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Matutong magluto ng pagkaing Filipino

Vancouver, B.C. Updated: February 10, 2018, 4:00 PM  Kusina ni Lola A group calling themselves Reconnecting Cultural Networks (RCN) has teamed up with UBC Global Lounge and Multicultural Helping House to teach Filipino Cooking. The course will be on March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2018. It will be held from 6-9 P.M. at the Multicultural Helping House Society at 4802 Fraser St. in east Vancouver. Deadline for registration is on February 25th. Contact: email:  [email protected] or A similar course on Filipino cooking was offered last year at Langara College but according to Camille de Gracia, one of the organizers of Kusina ni Lola, that course is no longer being offered.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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