San Francisco Debuts Monthly Filipino Night Market

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San Francisco’s historic Old Mint building (88 Fifth Street), is the venue for Undiscovered SF, an innovative new monthly night market that celebrates the evolution of Filipino cuisine, commerce and culture and highlights SOMA Pilipinas as the city's Filipino Cultural District (Inquirer.net).
 

Fil-Am Teacher in Berkeley Charged for Punching a Neo-Nazi

Fil-Am teacher Yvette Felarca

Fil-Am teacher Yvette Felarca

A Filipina American schoolteacher in Berkeley, California faced assault charges in court Thursday, Aug. 10, for punching a neo-Nazi, but she says assault charges against her should be dropped, reports Inquirer.net.


Avian Flu Outbreak Sinks Chicken Prices in Metro Manila

In the face of the first-ever outbreak of avian, or bird flu, markets in Metro Manila have reported slumping prices of dressed chicken and chicken meat, as well as eggs, reports InterAksyon.. 

 

Bad Weather Cuts Short PH Aquaman's English Channel Swim

Ingemar Macarine (Source: inquirer.net)

Ingemar Macarine (Source: inquirer.net)

Environmental lawyer Ingemar Macarine, also known as the “Pinoy Aquaman,” was about 3.8 km (2.3 miles) from this southeastern coastal town on Sunday morning when he was made to stop because of bad weather, reports Inquirer.net.

AIM, DOST, Banatao Launch Incubator of Tech Startups

Diosdado Banatao

Diosdado Banatao

Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and IT pioneer Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, chairman of the PhilDev Foundation, launched an incubation program to support early-stage startups “with deep technology, science, or engineering solutions to the neglected problems of the emerging world,” reports Entrepreneur.com.ph.

 

Peso Reaches P51 to $1 Level

The peso on Friday touched the 51:$1 level, hitting an intraday low of 51.08:$1 during the Aug. 11 morning’s trade. The local currency opened at 50.9:$1, weaker than Thursday’s close of 50.795:$1, reports Inquirer.net.

UP System Suspends Student Fee Collection

The University of the Philippines system will not collect tuition and other school fees from undergraduate students for the first semester of this academic year, reports ABS-CBN News.

PH Kids Win Most Medals in Singapore Int'l Math Tilt

Philippine students displaying their medals at the 13th International Mathematics Contest in Singapore (Source: Manila Bulletin)

Philippine students displaying their medals at the 13th International Mathematics Contest in Singapore (Source: Manila Bulletin)

Filipino elementary and high school students captured 245 medals and 111 merit awards to emerge as the most bemedaled country at the 13th International Mathematics Contest (IMC) Singapore held from Aug. 4-7, reports the Manila Bulletin.