Rizal Shrine day trip: Consul General Lim takes us to school on Philippines History [sponsored]

Manila, July 10. Sixteen buses carrying five hundred delegates were in the convoy. Ten were to go to Calamba, the boyhood home and shrine to Dr. Jose Rizal and six to Kawit. Bus Six never made it to Kawit, the hometown of General Emilio Aguinaldo.

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Rediscovering Filipino History, Manila's Museums [sponsored]

It only illustrated to me how transnational (to borrow a fancy word), migratory people we Filipinos are. Throughout the trip, I met a wide range of people with a strong, shared interest in our heritage. I was delightfully surprised with my impressive fellow travelers, and counted myself very lucky to be on such an experience especially with these compatriots.

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Foodie Frauded: Nationally Touring Crab and Craft Beer Festival Scammed Us Out of $400

Chicago has a thriving foodie scene and numerous festivals have popped up to meet the feverish demand for fun culinary events: annual stand-bys like the Green City Market Chef's BBQ and Baconfest (a multi-city franchise here, in DC and San Francisco) and many more. Tickets can range from a $5 entrance fee to much more expensive, all-inclusive packages. With new festivals popping up all the time, how can an culinary enthusiast tell the scams from the (many) legit festivals? Here's one Chicago couple's story.

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