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We can't be in quarantine forever.
Recently, the Philippine government released to the public its “Ingat Angat” initiative that introduced the agenda of normalizing our country in a post-pandemic era. The reception was mixed, with much of the negative reaction expressed on Twitter. Some considered the policy to ...
 
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Her death comes just nine months after Lucio Tan’s son, Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., passed away in November, 2019.
Lucia “Letty” Gonzalez-Tan passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020, at the age of 77.She is the mother of Michael, LT Group president, son of industrialist and Philippine Airlines taipan Lucio Tan. In a statement, the Tan family said Letty's death was caused ...
 
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On Philippine history: Should it be told in context to the nation or to the globe?
History must be learned and read, but how must it be told? This is the challenge of historians and historiography today.Top Story: Mark Twain Had an Idea For a Philippine FlagHistoriography, or the act of writing history, is not just a matter of ...
 
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Time for hard truths. Not all of them are pretty.
Long, short, skinny, thick, cut, uncut—we’re firm believers that all penises were created equal. And all penises matter. But not all of them are pretty, at least to the eyes of women.According to a study by Dr. Norma Ruppen-Greef, women appreciate grooming ...
 
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Support local entrepreneurs and buy these delicious goodies from Samar.
When you browse through the grocery aisles, choosing which snacks to buy, have you ever thought of the people who make those goodies? If the product was manufactured by a big company, it was probaly made by numerous workers lined up in ...
 
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As they say, everything in moderation.
Now that’s a headline we never thought we’d write. It sounds more like a line out of an ultra-conservative Catholic school textbook to scare students into wearing chastity belts. But no, it’s science.According to a study by the University of Nottingham, men ...
 
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But wait, there’s more.
Here’s another study that will get your panties in a knot. According to a study by the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, unattractive people consider themselves to be more attractive than they actually are.Top story: This CEO Grew Up Inside Bilibid. This is His StoryWhile unattractive ...
 
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From roasted pig and fresh seafood to a variety of sweet, sticky treats, Samar offers unique dishes to satisfy the palate.
In a constantly changing world, there’s one thing that will always bring us comfort: good food. Whether it’s a favorite dish cooked by your mother, a sweet snack you’ve loved since childhood, or a new food trend you just can’t get enough ...
 
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Did you know Atom Araullo is trained in applied physics?
College is a time of growth and learning, but it doesn’t define you. Life doesn’t always go as planned, especially when it comes to the degrees we studied for and the careers we eventually pursued. There’s no shame in changing careers and ...
 
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Scribbled musings as lockdown enters its fifth month.
The notion that after this pandemic, everything will return to normal is an escapist narrative. It feeds our incessant longing to get out, even if we have little avenues to do so. Everywhere we go and everyone we have become intimate with are ...
 
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An essay on media bias, personal bias, and the inconsequentiality of the bias of it all.
When we talk of "bias" nowadays, we often refer to the buzzword circulating on critical remarks directed against the news media. As a mere observer of the circus known as contemporary political and social affairs, we may have really gone haywire unlike ...
 
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Majority voted against the franchise in the initial tally, according to The Manila Times.
ABS-CBN is unlikely to have its congressional franchised renewed, according to documents obtained by The Manila Times. In a report titled “ABS-CBN Doomed,” the paper revealed the initial tally of votes in the House showed that “No” has the majority with 57 ...
 
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You can be jailed for up to seven years.
In another episode of perverts exposed on social media, another man has been named on social media for sending revenge porn of ex-girlfriends to groups with more than 300 strangers, going so far as to post the Facebook and Instagram IDs of ...
 
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Timely reads in this time of chaos and coronavirus.
At some point in our lives, we've faced the depths of an existential crisis. And in this time of coronavirus, chaos, and political unrest, it's becoming more and more common to get lost in ourselves.Top story: Who are the Descendants of Our Heroes ...
 
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‘The biggest potential of bikes isn’t in sports or leisure, but in mobility.’
I’ve never met Christian, not in the real sense of the word, but I find myself asking him questions about him and his son, Ian. They live in San Mateo, Rizal, and have been traveling by bicycle to Pasig for Ian’s cerebral palsy ...
 
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He just uses some colorful words to get the point across.
Tensions are high because of ABS-CBN’s shutdown, and after Korina Sanchez’ savage clapbacks, Coco Martin is joining the fray—this time, in all caps.In his latest Instagram post, Carlo Dalisay took one big swipe at solicitor general Jose Calida, who has been accused by ...
 
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It's still up for debate.
It is uncontested that a vast majority of people are only familiar with Juan Luna as an expatriate painter. Like all other heroes discussed in school textbooks, rarely do teachers and students pay any attention to their idiosyncrasies and character flaws, which ...
 
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Why 'normal' is the cause of all this chaos.
From the way we raise our families to the highest decision-making bodies, humanity seems to be in agreement that we are far better and wiser than our ancestors. With our cars, technology, sciences, electricity, and other conveniences previously unavailable to us for ...
 
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Defining the new normal.
Generations prior have experienced this situation, but only now have we faced a global health emergency of this magnitude in recent memory. The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to challenge all dimensions of our lives in the unforeseeable future, shaking the foundations and ...
 
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Pancho Villa was the Pacquiao before Pacquiao.
"Viva Villa!" On June 18, 1923, the cheers of over 20,000 fans echoed through the New York Polo Grounds Stadium. “Viva Villa! Viva Villa!” A 22-year-old rising star from the Philippines, Pancho Villa competed for the World Flyweight Championship against Jimmy Wilde. ...
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