A Big Warm Bowl of Flavorful Molo

Bring back some childhood memories by sipping a big bowl of warm molo soup. Pancit Molo is another Filipino soup perfect for the rainy days and cold months. It originated from a town called Molo in Iloilo. This Filipino pork wonton soup is made of ground pork enclosed in wonton or siomai wrapper cooked in…

Kumukunsi

Mapiya i nanam! Masarap! This curious looking delicacy from Maguindanao is really delicious! Kumukunsi is a Maguindanaoan delicacy made with rice flour, sugar and duck eggs, which are then deep fried in spiral shapes until golden brown. They taste like pancakes but much creamier and more flavorful. They sell for P5.00 each and are best eaten…

Pride March 2015: Filipino LGBTQs Make History in Luneta

The fight for love, equality, and freedom continues in the historical urban park in the Philippines. Situated by the Manila Bay and adjacent to the walled city of Intramuros, the Luneta National Park is an important site in Philippine history. It was where Jose Rizal, one of the nation’s greatest heroes, was executed on December 30, 1896. It was where the Declaration…

The Rainbow Tree of Bago City

Painted by nature as the tree grows in time, the Eucalyptus deglupta is commonly known as rainbow eucalyptus, rainbow gum, or Mindanao gum, and to some, simply the “rainbow tree.” The tree is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the northern hemisphere. And yes, it’s also native in the Philippines, thus the name “Mindanao gum.” But…

Siquijor’s Mysterious Balete Tree

In the Philippines, some people believe that balete trees are homes of mystical beings such as the bearded smoking “kapre” and the demon horse “tikbalang.” These trees are also where sorcery rituals are being performed. In Siquijor, we found a 400-plus year-old balete tree which is believed by the locals to be enchanted to this…

Asia’s Got Talent Finals: Junior New System in a Breathtaking Dance Showdown

Watch this intensifying performance by all-Pinoy dance group. All-Filipino dance group Junior New System once again heated up the “Asia’s Got Talent” stage on its finals night and proudly waved the Philippine flag at the end of their performance. The dance crew impressed celebrity judges including Asian pop superstar Vaness Wu when they danced in their high heels during…