FROM HEAVEN TO HELL AND BACK: Surviving Supertyphoon Yolanda & the Struggle to Find our Way Home… by Edeline (Edz) J. Payawal

I'm republishing my friend Edz's first-hand survival account of Typhoon Yolanda with her permission.Download the PDF: Our Fight to Survive by Edeline (Edz) J. Payawal,CCG Managing Director My best friend Nika and I are surf addicts. Our obsession began two years ago, after a spontaneous trip to Baler, Aurora. Since that day, we were absolutely hooked. For … Continue reading FROM HEAVEN TO HELL AND BACK: Surviving Supertyphoon Yolanda & the Struggle to Find our Way Home… by Edeline (Edz) J. Payawal

GOOGLY GOOEYS: Signs That You’re a Foodie! @googlygooeys

(This is a guest blog post from Tipsy & Ponggo -  Manila's well-loved googly-eyed walking and talking goo internet celebrities. They are an online viral sensation proudly created by pinoys!) 1). You're always thinking about what you're going to eat & where you're going to eat next!

Romi Garduce’s Seventh Summit Quest: Vinson Massif, Antarctica

I’ve been supporting and blogging about Romi Garduce’s quest to conquer the seven summits ever since OAP started. (See: 21 posts categorized “Filipino Seven Summiter“) He is a former IT colleague from Procter & Gamble Philippines. I can still remember my first-ever fun climb to the summit of Mt. Maculot in Batangas, which he initiated. … Continue reading Romi Garduce’s Seventh Summit Quest: Vinson Massif, Antarctica

Michael Cacnio – LEGO INSPIRED (Part 1)

Ever since Benji introduced me to the awesome art works of Filipino Artists like Michael Cacnio, I’m starting to fall in love with Filipino art. Here is Michael’s latest exhibit in collaboration with LEGO.  Don’t miss to see this exhibit! Most of them are sold already and this is the last time you’ll see all these … Continue reading Michael Cacnio – LEGO INSPIRED (Part 1)

Michael Cacnio – LEGO INSPIRED (Part 2)

Read this first: Michael Cacnio – LEGO INSPIRED (Part 1) Don’t miss to see this exhibit! Most of them are sold already and this is the last time you’ll see all these art pieces in one location.  For those OAP readers who are not based in Manila, enjoy Michael Cacnio’s LEGO-inspired exhibit:

MICHAEL CACNIO – LEGO INSPIRED

Official Press Release ABOUT THE ARTIST Michael Cacnio’s reputation as a pillar of social realism in Philippine sculpture was builtover time through his leitmotif of quotidian Filipino scenes inspired by his childhood in Malabon. 2006 TOYM awardee and a Fine Arts alumnus of UP Diliman, Cacnio’s careeras a professional sculptor in brass spans twenty years, … Continue reading MICHAEL CACNIO – LEGO INSPIRED

Nora Daza, A Living Tribute

I only “encountered” Nora Daza when Rache and I got married because we only had one cookbook at home — “Let’s Cook with Nora”. Nora Daza is revered by the generations before us, and she’s one of the pioneers in culinary TV shows and Filipino cookbooks here in the Philippines. Basix is honoring her by … Continue reading Nora Daza, A Living Tribute

8 Most Admired Upcoming Filipina Bloggers

These are the Filipina bloggers I admire for starting to create a difference in the Manila Blogging Scene. They are highly respected and no doubt, they will be the next blogging superstars in Manila! 1. Tricia of Tricia Goes Places — Now, the Number 1 Fashion Blogger in Manila.  Tricia Gosingtian has a cult-following in the … Continue reading 8 Most Admired Upcoming Filipina Bloggers

Masawa Hong Butuan

A 24.7 meter-long second balangay named “Masawa Hong Butuan“ was built in the historic Butuan City where the first Balangay relics were discovered. It was named after the place where the first Christian Mass was held in the Masawa delta in Agusan River (with Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan). This is to put a stake on … Continue reading Masawa Hong Butuan

Pinoys Did it Again in CNN/You Tube Copenhagen Debates Contest!

The two Pinoys, Paul Darwynn Garilao and Alfonso Orioste, Jr., will be part of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) and attend the live debate sponsored by CNN and YouTube. CNN News Anchor Becky Anderson will host the live debate that will be participated in by global leaders from 193 countries.