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Spiral presents Amazing Songkran Food Festival


 In celebration with the annual Songkran Festival in Thailand, Spiral tapped an amazing culinary voyage on its second installment of the Flavors of the World Series featuring Amazing Songkran. It’s a 3-day celebration of the Thai cuisine with Spiral’s Thai Master Chef, Romeo Malate, a Filipino chef who trained in Thailand and has been cooking Thai food for over 12 years. When in Thai, flavors such as the Pad Thai and Tom Yum are always on the list when in search of authentic Thai flavors. We remembered while we were in the streets of Phuket, we were able to taste […]


#First70Years Fil-Aussie Friendship Day with Amb. Amanda Gorely at SM City North EDSA


 If you’re planning on an Australian visit or backpacking trip sometime soon, it’ll be better for you to catch up and visit the exhibit Celebrate Australia: Say G’day at The Block, SM City North EDSA which is happening from May 12-19 as they feature and celebrate #First70Years of Philippines and Australia’s Friendship Day that dated back since May 22, 1946. The Celebrate Australia: Say G’day Touring Exhibition started at SM Aura Premier (Feb. 18-25), SM City Cebu (Mar. 14-20), and SM City Davao (Apr. 13-19) before culminating at The Block in SM City North EDSA. The #First70Years event at the SM […]

“Hope After the Storm” Online Photo Challenge.

Share a photo, win a GoPro HERO


 Just got this online photo contest invite from the mailbox and we want to share it with you, especially those who have been to Tacloban after the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda. It says, “(The) U.S. Embassy. In observance of the 1st Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan, (we) are conducting a photo contest called “Hope After the Storm” Online Photo Challenge. Up for grabs is a GoPro Hero camera.” This contest is open to all, and isn’t just for photo bloggers or professional photographers.  Two renowned photographers and two Embassy representatives will judge the contest.  Anyone residing in the Philippines can join.  For […]

VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO JAPAN TO HAPPEN SOON. Tokyo, Japan is chosen to host the up-coming 2020 Summer Olympics.

Visa-free travel access to Japan most likely to happen by June


 Following the developments on the update of the lifting of visa requirements for Filipinos traveling to Japan, a Tokyo-based news outfit Kyodo News reported that the Japanese government is pushing to waive visa requirements for Southeast Asian countries in their bid to target 20 million visitors before the 2020 Summer Olympics, also known as 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (RELATED: You will definitely shout “JaFun! Japan!” for joy when visa-free travel access gets approved for Filipinos) Earlier on, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manolo Lopez publicly announced during a live phone-patched interview via the news channel ANC that lifting of visa requirement might […]

DELTA AIR TICKET GIVEAWAY. Win round-trip ticket to the U.S. by Delta Air through 'America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense' activity happening at SM Mall of Asia.

Win round-trip ticket to the U.S. by Delta Air through ‘America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense’ activity happening at SM Mall of Asia


 The U.S. Embassy invites you to celebrate American culture and traditions at “America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense.” Each year, we take the U.S. Embassy on the road to select cities across the Philippines and invite the public to free musical and dance performances, film screenings, food tastings, sports clinics, car shows, information sessions about U.S. services, and so much more. The U.S. Embassy’s major event called “America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense” happens on March 1 & 2, 2014 at SM Mall of Asia. Everything is FREE! Theye also have several giveaways including […]