How the Azkals got its Name

Azkals is the nickname of the Philippine Football Team. The word “azkals” meaning a “street dog” was derived from two Tagalog words “aso” and “kalye”. “Aso” means dog in English, while “kalye” is street. In the Philippines, dogs that roam around the streets are called “askal”. A fan suggest “azkal”, he got the inspiration fromRead More

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya (October 8, 2012)

From: Choose Philippines The Philippines just lost one of its great filmmakers. Marilou Diaz-Abaya (March 7, 1955 – October 8, 2012) was a multi-awarded film director in the Philippines. She was the founder and president of the Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center, a film school based in Antipolo City. She was the directorRead More

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The Philippines delivers on growth

Stefan Wagstyl August 30, 2012 FT.COM The Philippines is keeping pace with its southeast Asian neighbours. Following robust second quarter GDP growth figures from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, Manila on Thursday posted an increase of 5.9 per cent year-on-year for the three months to June – beating the 5.5 per cent consensus forecast. It wasRead More

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Metallurgical Engineer licensure exam result (August 2012)

34 of 45 pass metallurgical engineer licensure exam INQUIRER.net August 28th, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Tuesday announced that 34 out of 45 passed the Metallurgical Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Metallurgical Engineering in the cities of Manila and Davao from August 25-27. The members of theRead More

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Dolphy passes away at 83

Photo credits to BakitWhy. Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr, popularly known for his screen name as Dolphy died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) last June 9 at the intensive care unit of Makati Medical Center. Also called Pidol to his friends, started his career in showbusiness during the World War II in 1944. But priorRead More

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GMA7-TV5 deal price tag is P52.5-B

Rappler reported that Manuel Pangilinan is close to complete the purchase of GMA 7 network. MANILA, Philippines – The group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is close to sealing a deal estimated at P52.5 billion to purchase a controlling 80% stake in GMA Network Inc. This was reported by the Inquirer on Monday, July 9,Read More

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Picture Perfect Photo Challenge 2012

Resposted from Manila Blog Would you like to have a Nikon D3100 for free? Then join this Manila Bulletin and CameraHaus Picture Perfect Photo Challenge 2012 Get a chance to win one of these three (3) prizes: 1st PRIZE: Nikon D3100, Php 5000, SM Gift Check 2nd PRIZE: Samsung WB150f, Php 3000, SM Gift CheckRead More

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Lolong now recognized by Guinness as Largest

Yahoo News has reported that Lolong has been recently recognized by Guiness Book of World Records as the largest crocodile in the world. A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of WorldRead More

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