The weekly roundup – celebrate defining moments.

Victory loves preparation.

The latest news relevant to Filipinos right here in good old Manila, or wherever they may be, right after the jump.

  • Megawide Construction, SM Development Corp’s contractor in majority of its projects, looks to bring home many of our fellow professionals who have sought work abroad.
  • The Aquino administration has set goals for the economy’s growth for the year. Let’s see what happens.
  • The ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) will be airing special episodes of shows such as Strictly Politics, Storyline. The topic? The silver anniversary of a defining Filipino moment.
  • Nonito Donaire, doing what Filipino boxers do best: making us proud.
  • With energy as its new point of interest, San Miguel Corp looks make it big in 2011.
  • Hailee Steinfeld is part-Filipino. Yes, that’s one reason to watch this year’s Academy Awards.
  • Good news, expats! Here’s another reason to start living again in the Philippines.
  • Royalty gets betrothed, and other celebrity news from the people at Gawker.
  • Blake Griffin was a busy man this weekend, but he had enough time to jump over a car. Wow.

Despite the recent success of the Azkals (hats off to them), Basketball remains an immensely popular sport for Filipinos. And “immensely” doesn’t quite encompass our love for this sport. Hence, it only seems logical a recap of the NBA’s All-Star weekend should follow.


I guess the East’s chalk-toss/show of solidarity wasn’t enough to steal some hometown glory from Mr. Bryant.