The Top 30 Most-Read Stories of Esquire Philippines in 2019

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Below is a list of the Top 30 most-read stories we published in 2019. From political news stories to true crime; from fascinating profiles to useful guides; and from current events to forgotten history—this year, our readers proved yet again that they are smart, sophisticated, and, above all, curious about the world around them.

1. Find Your Family Name in This Catalog of Historical Surnames From the Spanish Colonial Era


2. There Will be a Three-Hour Solar Eclipse One Day After Christmas

3. Who Is Atong Ang Again?

4. Robina Gokongwei Pe Delivers Humorous Eulogy For Her Dad, John Gokongwei, Jr.

5. Who Is Enrico 'Recom' Echiverri? And What the Hell Does He Have to Do With the Barretto Drama?

Photo by FACEBOOK/ @Mayor.Echiverri.

6. This is Why There Are No Serial Killers in the Philippines

7. This CEO Grew Up Inside Bilibid Prison

8. From Darna to Mogul: How Nanette Medved-Po Was Named Chairperson of the Po Family Council

9. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto Curbs Corruption, Saves P150 Million in Five Months

10. Polio Left the Philippines 19 Years Ago. Now It's Back


11. “I cannot accept that my kids are going to live in a country where there's no accountability.”—Chel Diokno, Senatorial Candidate

12. You’ve Been Calculating Your Dog's Age Incorrectly All This Time

13. This 26-Year-Old Just Secured P10 Million in Funding for His Hyper-Targeted In-Transit Ad Platform

14. The Darker Life of Juan Luna: A Tale of Jealousy and Murder

15. Massive Caldera Found in Philippine Seas—And It Could Be Earth's Biggest

16. More Stunning Airbnbs with Pools in Manila and Near Manila

17. Lance Gokongwei’s Eulogy for His Father John Gokongwei, Jr.

Photo by Yvette Fernandez.
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22. The Best- and Not-Very-Best-Dressed Men at the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball

23. John Gokongwei Jr. Passes Away at 93

24. The Mysterious Curse of the Manila Film Center


25. 10 Cool Ways the Symbolic Cauldron Was Lit in Past International Games

26. Filipinos Will Pay More for Schengen Visas in February 2020

27. "Hatched in Hell": The Gruesome Rape-Slay of Mary Eileen Sarmenta

28. Yes, 50-Year-Old Women (and Older) are Sexy, and Here's Proof

29. The Philippines Is Dead Last in the Ranking of Smartest Countries in ASEAN

30. The 10 Cheapest European Countries to Fly to From Manila


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