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Dumaguete and its Culture of Supporting Local Businesses

Some time in 2001, I went to Dumaguete to check on my sister. My Dad gave me the task of seeing what was taking her so long to graduate. To my surprise, it was not anything negative at all. It was simply that her life as a Silliman University co-ed was so vibrant and filled […]

Copycat Ad forces DOT to revert to “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”

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A purportedly copycat ad made by one of the biggest ad agencies in the Philippines just got sacked by its clients. McCann Worldgroup Philippines got it from the country’s Department of Tourism, as somebody blew the whistle on a newly uploaded tourism ad that was similar to a South African one. Government quickly pulled the […]

Traditional Filipino Games are Alive in the Provinces

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We were tireless, and we never felt any discomfort staying long hours under the burning sun.  Those golden summers of dreams: we’d run, hide, climb or swim the entire day.  Reluctantly heeding the frustrated voices of our mothers, we’d hurry home and eat a forgotten meal.  Growing up in the province in the 80s was never […]