Why We Love Yakking

Aside from eating, Filipinos love to tell stories to one another. It may appear simply as chatting, but it's a more layered affair. Contributors BJ Gonzalvo PhD and Khimee Leong of Kuwentuhan Tayo Project explore the neural and cultural dimensions of one of our favorite pastimes.

Meanwhile, travel-hungry Filipinos are liking the taste of Mango Tours, which is becoming the go-to travel agency for kababayans. Find out from Positively Filipino Editor Gemma Nemenzo why they are coming back for more.

Here are our [In The Know] links this week:

Typhoon Mangkhut reveals biggest plastic polluters of Manila’s arterial river

The Philippines Is Ready To Rise Again

Inside Mother Tongue, an Asian cocktail bar and restaurant

For Happy Home Cook, we take a sample from The New Filipino Kitchen, a new book edited by Jacqueline Chio-Lauri on the exploration of modern Filipino recipes: Chef Rodelio Aglibot's Avocado Mousse with Raspberry Sauce and Lychee Granita.

For our video of the week, the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (CARMMA PH) ran a video of Filipino millennials on their views of Martial Law to aid an online petition to educate the youth about what really happened in the 70s and 80s.