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Our identity as a nation is continuously evolving, and it needs continuing discussion. Esquire Philippines presents a collection of essays offering different perspectives on the necessarily nuanced and complex question of Being Filipino.
We are a country made up of 7,641 islands, with almost 105 million people speaking 183 living languages. And yet it seems we haven't thought enough about what it means to be Filipino.It's been over 70 years since Carlos P. Romulo wrote "I Am a Filipino," ...
 
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At the end of 2018, Tsinoys now find themselves confronting the ugly specter of racism once more.
Remember the two photos that went viral in the past few months? One was of a shirtless man who cut the line at a clothing store, and another was of a woman letting her child poop in the grass at BGC. Remove the race/ ethnicity from ...
 
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Let's forget about the game for a minute.
Against the background of the UAAP basketball finals between neighbors Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines, we found this gem of a Twitter thread created by @littleboondock.The UPD Malikhaing Pagsulat graduate asks: “my ADMU friends, I love u all but I ...
 
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Art Gallery by The Manila Hotel presents works by eight Filipino masters.
If you're looking to redesign your home interiors, here's a little secret we learned from an artist at Art Gallery by The Manila Hotel: Begin by choosing your statement sculptures and paintings, and then use them as the basis for how the room ...
 
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Simba returns next summer.
Live-action remakes of beloved animated films are tricky.When they're bad, they're an almost two-hour slog on a Friday night and when they're really bad, they shatter a magical memory from childhood. But this one, the 2019 update of The Lion King, is looking ...
 
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A few guesses.
Pixar's Toy Story, one of the few animated films that can make you feel happy and sad about the state of your adult life, has just released the teaser for its latest installment.New to the series is Forky, a toy made by ...
 
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And why it's okay to play the villain.
Three-time Cinemalaya Best Actor, screen legend, and all-around great guy Eddie Garcia always wanted to become a soldier, but destiny got in the way—and that's a good thing. Why? Because we wouldn't have all those iconic Eddie G roles, including his turn as ...
 
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The rebranding of the old government institution was an all-hands effort.
Deciding to help rebrand Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center was a no-brainer for Plus63 Design. “EVMC (EVRMC) is a 100-Year Old Public Hospital from my hometown of Tacloban City,” says Dan Matutina, graphic designer and co-founder of Plus63 Design. “They had a ...
 
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Very important advice from the screen legend.
Eddie Garcia plays a crazy old colonel in his latest movie ML. The award-winning performance was fantastic in that he is frightening, but the 89-year-old has soft side in real life.  When asked about women, he insists that they should be put on ...
 
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The veteran actor is not to be messed with.
Screen legend Eddie Garcia's latest movie ML opens today. For his turn as a retired colonel who schools three students about the real horrors of Martial Law, the 89-year-old won the Best Actor award at Cinemalaya 2018. It's Garcia's third top honor from ...
 
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The beloved old mouse shows no signs of slowing down.
The animated short Steamboat Willie was the first time the world was introduced to what would become the most famous mouse in history, Mickey. The black-and-white film—notable because it was the first sound cartoon—opens with Mickey Mouse steering a steamboat. He's whistling a ...
 
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Get one of these festive albums on. Your ears will thank you for it.
As soon as the first of December is within sight, enforcers of 'cheer' take great joy relentlessly pumping out Mariah Carey from every supermarket, pub, and carpark in the land. It's not that we're bereft of any festive sentiment, more that we prefer ...
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