Words by Faye Valencia
Art by War Espejo
It’s been said that he who laughs last, laughs the loudest. Dolphy, who reigned as the country’s King of Comedy for decades, is most probably having a good chuckle right now. He has checked out while we’re all scrambling like mad to deal with his sudden exit. Imagine an impish little boy who has suddenly found the best hiding place ever just feeling amused that nobody can find him. Then again, at 83, the veteran comedian deserved to finally bow out and rest. As a tribute to his larger-than-life existence, we list the lessons we learned from the way he lived.
The first “Women Guerrilla” corps has just been formed in the Philippines and Filipino women, trained in their local women’s auxiliary service, are seen here hard at work practicing on November 8, 1941, at a rifle range in Manila. (AP Photo)
Two beautiful Filipino women during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, 1943.
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The Google Doodle in the Philippines has a tribute to the 114th Independence Day of the Philippines.
Aerial Photographs | Philippines
It’s more fun in the Philippines!
Bakit pa lalayo?
Sobrang swerte kaya ng tsinelas mo!
Nakatapak ka sa paraiso!
1. Bongao (by Farl)
2. Ambil Island and Lubang (by Storm Crypt)
3. Moving Back a Bit over Legaspi (by Storm Crypt)
4. donut, hole (by Farl)
5. Philippine Islands Aerial Shots 1.jpg (by novellsteel)
6. Mt. Halcon (by Storm Crypt)
7. Last Look at Honda Bay (by Storm Crypt)
8. Muelle Bay and Puerto Galera (by Storm Crypt)
9. Secluded Beaches Somewhere Between Siargao and Cebu (by Zanstra)
10. Glittering Islands (by Storm Crypt)
From the filmmaker:
If you think really hard, I’m sure you can come up with a couple reasons not to like something. In the land he loves so much, let Jimmy take you on a lighthearted tour of the negative aspects of living in a crowded country located at the earth’s equator. On the flip side, check out 20 Reasons I Love _____. (the Philippines)
This video has already gone viral, and whether or not people disagree or agree with his opinion, it does create a necessary dialog.
What do you think?
The food truck craze has officially hit Manila, Philippines by way of the Guactruck, a modern mobile eatery full of sustainable initiatives. The truck itself is a used delivery truck that has been outfitted locally with LED and energy-saving lighting.
Too bad this Filipino-Mexican food truck can’t swing its way elsewhere in the world for a peek at the truck and a chance to taste the delicious-looking food.
The design for the packaging is a creative solution to the wastefulness that most containers are today with it’s single cardboard, origami-inspired design. It’s made of biodegradable paperboard that is easy to recycle. Customers are encouraged to bring their used packaging back and will receive a free meal once they’ve returned 10. The packaging will then be sent for recycling. All of the cutlery used is made from cornstarch and biodegrades within 90 days.
Steppin up my Filipino culture.
“Ito ang aking lupang sinilangan, ito ang tahanan ng aking lahi.”
-mula sa Panatang Makabayan.
Banaue Rice Terraces
6 Feb 2012
photo by Gerhard Bandiola c. 2012
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