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How Jews secretly found a home in the Philippines

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Enamored by the worlds of kings and prophets rooted in the Hebrew Bible, Yehudah*, 28, was curious about the Jewish faith ever since he was a child. He grew even more intrigued when he learned that the Israel of the ancient world is still alive today, right there at the center of the world map — proof, to him, that the God those old prophets proclaimed stayed faithful to His promises. He wanted to know this God. He wanted to be close to Him, just as the Israelites
By Nicole Soriano
CNN

When fans go too far

As an overly passionate, silly geek, when I like something, I don't just "like" it. I tend to get excited in a very specific way, going into full fan mode fairly quickly (see this drawing for a visual explanation). Once I get rolling, I become a constant broadcaster, excitedly telling my friends about my newest obsession, while I wave my hands around in the air for emphasis. This excitement is called "fangirling" (or fanboying, as the case may be), and it's fairly common behavior when it comes
By Colette Bennett
CNN

Xi Jinping praises a historic student protest. It could never happen today

Beijing (CNN) In a country whose leadership has little tolerance for open dissent, it is rare to hear Chinese President Xi Jinping praise a student protest against the government. Speaking in Beijing on the 100th anniversary of the May 4 student movement, a critical moment in Chinese history, Xi hailed it as a "great patriotic revolutionary movement." He called on the nation's young people to embrace the "May 4 movement spirit," and love their motherland. But the ruling Communist Party's prai
By Eduardo Baptista
CNN

The pig farmer who became an internet sensation in China

"I don't want to be in this relationship anymore!" "Why? Give me another chance!" This tense exchange is taking place on a country lane in rural Guangxi. It is the opening scene for Wu Nengji's latest mini-movie, lasting less than one minute. The 24-year-old videographer publishes his films on the Chinese streaming platform Kuaishou.
By Julie Zaugg
CNN

Does Holy Week still matter to Filipinos?

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — On the surface, the Christian faith appears ingrained in the lives of many Filipinos, with over 80 percent of the Philippine population identifying as Catholic. Every Sunday, families gather together and pack their local parishes; priests preach with conviction to a committed flock; and choirs sing with devotion within churches adorned with images of angels, saints, and a crucified God. Commemorating the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Holy Week
By Nicole Soriano
CNN

Filipino artists tackle diaspora and identity in Hong Kong

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Amid a maze of white walls displaying blue-chip artworks from 242 galleries across the globe at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong, I found myself dwelling in a small booth covered in fragments of balikbayan boxes, starkly contrasting the ubiquitous gloss of Asia’s biggest art fair. Fragile and fading, the cheap cardboard medium almost felt subversive in a place flooded with polished works worth millions of dollars. The familiar material served as a subtle reminder
By Nicole Soriano
CNN

Can China have soft power and heavy censorship?

Beijing (CNN) Beijing-based film director Huang Han has had one of the worst weeks of his life, courtesy of the Chinese government's strict censors. He says his independent, low-budget romance flick, set for an online domestic release in 2019, has been hit by an insoluble problem: how to show the male protagonist smoking without giving the cigarette screen time. It might seem like a bizarre problem but a crackdown on "excessive smoking scenes " is just one of a growing number of restrictions i
By Eduardo Baptista
CNN

The persistence of online violence against Filipino women

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — In June 2018, desperate for income in Cordova, Cebu, a 22 year-old mother of two coerced young girls from her barangay to perform live sex shows online. In exchange for ₱3,000, she agreed to sexually abuse them in whatever way her foreign customer wanted — offering to “do it all.” Authorities barged in the house where she lived, rescuing two 12-year-olds and one 15-year-old, just as they were to be stripped naked and exploited. Five months later, a 45-year-old D
By Nicole Soriano
CNN

‘Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!’ reminds us of the power of OPM

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Sitting amid a crowd of eager faces waiting to indulge in the songs of APO Hiking Society, I felt as if I stumbled into one of my dad’s college reunions. Baby boomers and Generation X-ers — united by their collective memories of life in the ‘70s and ‘80s — filled the audience watching “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” at the BGC Arts Center’s Globe Auditorium, making the few young ones like me stick out like confused kids oblivious to the inside jokes of their parents. As
By Nicole Soriano
CNN

This exhibit challenges the belief that the way a woman dresses causes assault

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — An infant’s baby clothes, a teenager’s pajamas, and a woman’s corporate suit: these are the kinds of garments on display in the powerful exhibit “Don’t Tell Me How to Dress,” launched by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Women. Set up in a raw concrete room on the second floor of the Rockwell Sheridan Business Center, “Don’t Tell Me How to Dress” features representations of the clothes that 11 Filipina survivors wore when they were sexually harass
By Nicole Soriano
CNN

Nissan cites Brexit 'uncertainty' as it scraps plans to build model in Britain

The company had said in 2016 that it would produce the new X-Trail model at its Sunderland factory after getting reassurances from the government over Brexit -- an intervention hailed by Prime Minister Theresa May as a "vote of confidence" in British business after voters backed leaving the EU. Now it's reversed those plans and will instead continue to build the X-Trail in Japan, it confirmed on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the region's economy and underlining repeated concerns from the Brit
By Rob Picheta
CNN