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The Chinese fled when they heard the word "Visaya".
There was a time in the history of the world when the Chinese trembled when they heard the word Pi-she-yeh (Visayas), referring to the country and people of the eponymous region in the Philippines. Whenever word reached them of an incoming attack ...
 
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Lockdown is officially adult boot camp.
One good thing is coming out of quarantine: kids are learning to adult. By kids, we mean the youth who are old enough to be sacrificed—or “forcibly volunteered”—to become what the Internet has deemed “quarantine tributes.” These adults-in-training are learning the secrets ...
 
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Often, the handwritten messages are more interesting than the book itself.
There’s nothing quite like the wonder of finding a handwritten message in an old, dog-eared secondhand book. These used, pre-loved, well-loved books contain memories of former owners, with their favorite pages folded and beloved passaged underlined. There is a charm to secondhand ...
 
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With Onward now available to stream, we run through the beloved worlds of Toy Story, Wall-E, and more.
Twenty five years ago, a little movie about toys changed the way we see movies. Pixar's Toy Story not only advanced film technology and children's storytelling—it proved that animated movies could transcend age and intellect. Yes, children can watch and enjoy Pixar ...
 
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Everything creepy and Filipino, all in one place.
Here’s one way to freak yourself out during quarantine: catching up on every true crime and mystery story in the Philippines. The independent, all-Filipino podcast Stories After Dark was made with the true-crime fanatic in mind, relaying these tidbits of history like a legend ...
 
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Nothing like a movie night full of monsters, zombies, and a touch of climate instability.
Why are we like this? There's a whole list of genres that provokes endless anxiety, and yet we always find ways to outdo ourselves by toying with how the world will end. You could settle in on a story about serial killers or the ...
 
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Artist Dex Fernandez turns the lockdown stories of Filipinos into a lighthearted comic strip series.
Like many in the country, artist Dex Fernandez has been spending his days indoors, keeping tabs on the latest COVID-19 news on the radio, Internet, and social media, and maybe going a little stir crazy.“It's sad to hear and see how our ...
 
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All the photos showcase breathtaking places in the Philippines.
Back in July 2019, a network of Filipino photographers banded together to help victims of the 2019 Batanes Quake by selling their photos online. This same group of photographers is once again coming together to help the heroes on the frontlines of ...
 
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It's a course on how to be happy.
If you’ve ever watched Will Smith’s 2006 drama, in which he starred alongside a then eight-year-old Jaden Smith, you’ll know by now that genuine happiness doesn’t just fall on your lap. Hence, the title of the aforementioned movie: The Pursuit of Happyness.Pursuing ...
 
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Enrile will outlive us all.
Trust the Internet to find humor in this troubling situation. The latest subject of hilarity: the immortality of Juan Ponce Enrile. For a good laugh and a lighthearted escape, we’ve collected the best Enrile Immortality memes of all time.Maybe if the 96-year-old politician ...
 
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Not even lockdown will stop this workshop from happening.
First, TBA Studios uploaded its films on YouTube for users to watch for free. Then, Ryan Cayabyab gathered musicians to livestream an online concert series. And now, the writing community can join the fun as cinema legend Ricky Lee will be holding ...
 
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Add this psychological thriller to your Netflix binge.
Here's something to watch over this month-long quarantine: Freud, the latest Netflix series overcoming the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles.The image of Sigmund Freud most of us have in our minds is of the bearded shrink taking notes by the side of a ...
 
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The beloved author is making progress on the long-awaited Winds of Winter.
For some writers, talking about writing is the next best thing to writing. George R.R. Martin has long been one of those writers, popping off in the press every now and again with a progress report, while never producing the actual goods. ...
 
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'Bayanihan, Musikahan' aims to raise funds for COVID-19
National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab has launched Bayanihan, Musikahan, a series of Facebook Live concerts to raise funds for those most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The concert series will be aired on the respective Facebook pages of the artists.Among the ...
 
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Watch the second season of the zombie apocalypse to escape the zombie apocalypse.
It feels like the end times. A deadly plague has infected the populace and it’s spreading faster than can be controlled. It’s disruptive, terrifying, and impacting our society in a way that’s never been seen before. By the time it’s all over, ...
 
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Somewhere in these halls, they etched their names on old chairs and wrote their initials on the walls.
Planning to enroll your kids somewhere? Why not the high schools of the Philippines’ most famous, where today’s celebrities graced the halls and sat through classes like the rest of us peasants. Before these stars played high-schoolers, they were high-schoolers—complete with acne, ...
 
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What to read before the end of the world.
It's beginning to look a lot like the end of the world.As COVID-19 rates spike across Europe and Italy enters a countrywide lockdown, anxiety about what the future might bring is taking hold. For some people this means avoiding the news for ...
 
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We fall into the rabbit hole of the 23-year-old’s very compelling social media content. 
Previously on Ask Esquire: We made K-pop fans very angry, explained why women scream and shout, and taught ourselves how to soften our super aggressive chest eyes.Now, more important stuff: As #CoronaTime envelops the world, another phenomenon grips the nation. Many people ...
 
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All six of the women who testified against Weinstein were present in the courtroom at the time of the sentencing.
Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in a New York prison following his conviction on felony sex crimes. Justice James A. Burke, who presided over the trial in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, could have sentenced Weinstein to as few as five ...
 
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He got it while working on an Elvis Presley movie in Australia
No one is safe, not even the most decorated stars of Hollywood. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 while working on the pre-production of the Elvis Presley biopic in Australia.According to a statement by Warner Bros., the studio became aware ...
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