Unesco cites Vigan, Banawe Rice Terraces for heritage achievements

By Augusto F. Villalon/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Year 2012 is a banner year for the Philippines in conservation and management of World Heritage properties. Last month, the Unesco World Heritage Center announced in Paris that the Historic City of Vigan won the highest award for the Best Conservation Management Read more »

Bayanihan spirit helps Pinoys in US cope with Sandy’s aftermath

via The FilAm – A Filipino home in Jersey City offered itself as a charging station for the mobile devices of storm victimns without power, just one of many instances of bayanihan by Filipinos in the disaster zones along the East Coast. Consul General Mario De Leon Jr. said Filipinos Read more »

Some Think #It’sMoreFuntoBash. I DISAGREE.

by Vicente Romano III – I don’t think it’s crab mentality. It’s just that, for many of us Filipinos, it’s more fun to bash than to build up. You see the new DOT slogan trending and creating a lot of positive buzz. You tell yourself, “this is too Read more »

‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ – Spread the word, says DOT

By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo, Special to InterAksyon – “It’s more fun in the Philippines.” That’s the new slogan that will brand the new Philippine tourism campaign to be rolled out in international markets starting April this year. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr., in an exclusive briefing for InterAksyon.com Read more »

Departures

By Dheza Marie Aguilar – When I left the Philippines in 2009, I was full of hatred at an inefficient bureaucratic system and desperate to be reunited with the man I love. When my parents brought me to the airport, I hurried my goodbyes, itching to step into the Read more »

PInoy Winifredo Camacho – E-Class Mercedes Benz designer

The DesignTalks lecture series which brings topflight Filipino designers to center stage opens its third year with world-renowned car designer Winifredo “Wini” Camacho on 7 January, 2012, 3PM at the Ayala Museum. Camacho is credited worldwide as the man behind the inspired designs of the Mercedes Benz E Class Read more »

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