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Arayat Rizalistas believe in superiority of spiritual education

Filipinos honor their heroes—the men and women who led or contributed to the country’s struggle for freedom against the Spanish colonizers—on the last Monday of August, which falls on Aug. 28 this year.   But for a group in Arayat, Pampanga, every day is spent in veneration of National Hero Jose Rizal. The group’s members do...


Barbie’s story in the Philippines is not all glamour and glitter

The pink, sparkly dress of the Barbie doll has been veiling something much less glamorous—the loss of thousands of jobs when the company that manufactured the toy in the Philippines closed shop. It is now a blurry episode for most Filipinos, but it may still be fresh in the memory of the workers, mostly women,...