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The story of two of the oldest living Huks who fought against the Japanese
It was a night that would change their lives forever. Macaria, 15, and Sabina, 12, heard that Japanese soldiers were coming to Cabanatuan. But instead of hiding inside the makeshift wells the way their neighbors were doing, the aunt and niece tandem picked ...
 
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They are both under self-quarantine.
Eric Go Yap, chairperson of the House Committee on Appropriations and Representative of the ACT-CIS Partylist, as well as Rizal Governor Nini Ynares, have announced on different Facebook posts on March 25 that they are positive for COVID-19.According to Yap's video statement ...
 
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It's official.
It’s official: President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act.The measure, which was passed in Congress on March 22nd and passed in the Senate earlier today, grants Duterte special powers to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the ...
 
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Most COVID-19 treatments are in the experimental stage.
As COVID-19 continues to take its toll, doctors are trying all sorts of drugs and treatments in the hope of saving critically ill patients. This time is reminiscent of the early days of the AIDS epidemic, when people tried everything from drinking ...
 
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Recent reports have indicated that a number of people in power jumped the line at a public testing facility to have themselves—and in some cases, even their spouses—tested despite the DOH triage sytem
By now, it should already be clear how testing for COVID-19 can save lives, not just of those found positive, but of all those they might have infected—family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and acquaintances and complete strangers with whom they have had close ...
 
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In the midst of this pandemic, there are people who have just had it. 
It was confirmed that we have neighbors who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. My husband, who has been extra cautious and paranoid (he can’t help it, he’s German) since the announcement of this outbreak, tries not to say anything but I know what ...
 
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They triumphed despite adversity.
Often, celebrities need to play roles that require them to tap into strong emotions of loss and despair. And one would wonder what makes them so effective and believable? Were they trying to remember some dark past? Or were they just faking ...
 
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We can agree to disagree.
The ‘90s was one of the most prolific eras in Filipino music history. There was a steady stream of pop hits care of balladeers and divas playing on the airwaves, but the so-called OPM alternative rock explosion—an influx of Pinoy bands that ...
 
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Fishy Fridays? Fish every day!
Fish and Chips, a.k.a. our local fast food restaurants’ go-to “Lenten offering,” is actually of Jewish descent. According to food and travel author Simon Majundar, Peshkado frito, fish and chips’ ancestor, is a deep-fried white fish dish—typically cod or haddock—that came to ...
 
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We recommend a bottle of beer or soju to go with that.
We know there’s so much more to Korean cuisine than the staples, but we can’t help it—the recent flurry of Korean dramas has us dreaming of this chicken recipe. When talk of Korean fried chicken surfaces, the feedback has been fairly consistent: Each ...
 
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Toilet paper is a luxury, not a necessity.
In some parts of the first world, people have been emptying the shelves of toilet paper. As early as February, people in Hong Kong and Singapore went into a frenzied buyout of basic supplies, including masks, paper towels, and the coveted toilet paper.The hoarding ...
 
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A closer look at the two new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.
Here we go again. After nearly a month, the Department of Health has announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Both are Filipinos. These are the first instances of locals being diagnosed in the Philippines. Here is a closer look at the ...
 
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No-frills, but we just keep coming back for more.
Diners—they’re a wholly American institution that to us, Filipinos, usually mean retro-style interiors, greasy food, and bright neon lights. Historically, these chrome-covered fast food havens are more than that. Often open 24 hours a day, diners offer a respite for people coming ...
 
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Is the Philippines just bad at tracking down cases? Or is it doing something right?
As COVID-19 works its way around the globe, the Southeast Asian region has seemingly controlled its outbreak. Places like Singapore with highly advanced healthcare systems and contact tracing certainly have reputable data. But what about places like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the ...
 
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Not everyone should be on social media.
In case you didn't know it, Harry Roque, former presidential spokesperson, former congressman, and former aspiring senator, has joined the wonderful world of TikTok. He made the announcement yesterday, March 4, with the launch of his first video—a rather interesting dance performance ...
 
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The man had nothing to lose.
The image of hostages held for ransom is strong- almost as strong as our desire for a good story. Early this week, recently fired security guard Alchie Paray shot one person and held 30 more in a San Juan mall. After a ...
 
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An infectious diseases expert answers the most commonly asked travel-related COVID-19 question.
So you have a trip coming up and it seems like the world is about to succumb to a coronavirus apocalypse. In between the incessant fake and alarmist news is real risk. Do you cancel or do you risk it? Should you stay ...
 
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Letting go of awkward childhood memories with the iconic Teva sandal began and a hike.
The thing about maintaining a pair of hiking shoes when you are not a hiker is that by the time you’re geared up for your next climb—probably four years after your first—the glue in between the soles has already dried up. Even ...
 
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At Starbucks Reserve, coffee isn’t just a drink, it’s an art form. See what makes these coffeehouses worth visiting and get to know some of the artists behind each shop’s unique interiors.  
Nearly 50 years ago, in 1971, Starbucks opened its first store in Seattle, USA. From a single coffee shop, the brand has grown steadily over the years and now has over 30,000 stores all over the world. But its rapid expansion came ...
 
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Spirits Library's Lee Watson sets up his headquarters in the Poblacion bar and fills it with the most amazing things. 
At a spritely 40 years of age, one would not picture Lee Watson as the wise sage and pioneering beverage expert responsible for the most famed drinking establishments in the country. He does admit he serendipitously came back to the Philippines at ...
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