Posts in Philippines
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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60 Days to Christmas! Pasko and Bibingka time!

It's late October and many of my friends are buying their fake blood and zombie costumes and pulling out their Michael Jackson's Thriller long-format tracks. But here in the Philippines, we're already looking forward to Christmas. And, BIBINGKA!

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