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US Embassy now asks for your social media accounts

The US government has now approved plans to ask US visa applicants for their social media accounts. Just recently, the Trump administration has started conducting background checks on the social media usage of visa applicants going back 5 years ago via a new questionnaire. The development now also allows consular...

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Stay within your travel budget with this one-stop booking app

Travel makes my soul very happy. Traveling brings a different kind of joy and excitement. Discovering (and even getting lost – but that’s where the thrill is!) new places, meeting fascinating people, immersing in a different culture, celebrating over delicious food – sigh! Do you feel the same way? Because...

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No truth to Iligan City lockdown…for now

A lot of people got stir crazy yesterday because of an announcement na kesyo Iligan City is on lockdown. Apparently that announcement was prematurely released and it was retracted right away. Now, in an effort to help clear things, let me share with you all the announcement from the City...

(UPDATED) Infographics: What you MUST know about Martial Law in Mindanao

Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao last May 23, 2017, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) prepared a couple of quick infographics. These are quick facts about what you as a Filipino should know about Martial Law in Mindanao. The declaration has sent a lot of...

Duterte declares Martial Law in Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the entire island of Mindanao, Philippines. He issued the declaration last Tuesday, May 23, 2017 PST, from Moscow, where he was on an official visit, after roughly 50 armed men allegedly entered Marawi City, the capital of Lanao del Sur. The...

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Cat Cafe Cebu | What To Do In Cebu Philippines

Before my flight from Cebu to New York, USA, my two brothers, mom and myself went to a cat cafe in Cebu City. It wasn’t my first cat cafe experience, though. Along with my brother, who absolutely adores cats (I’m more of a dog person but I don’t abhor cats...

San Isidro Labrador Fiesta, New York style

Five creatively decorated booths, contests on “best turon/biko/torta,” amateur and impromptu singing contests, lechon and a whole lotta dancing. These were just some of the highlights of the fiesta celebration in honor of patron saint Senyor San Isidro Labrador by the Association of Bukidnons in America (ABA) here in New...

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3 Things Millenials Should Learn To Do Right Now

Hello again from New York City! Winter’s over and it’s technically spring but the weather’s still biting cold! Interestingly (or odd, depending on how you look at it) enough, I like this kind of weather. My hands are freezing, yes, but my makeup lasts longer! (It’s a girl thing.) Seriously,...

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