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Skip the tourist traps and visit these low-key but enjoyable places.
When Manileños visit Albay, Bicol, locals tend to direct them to the well-known destinations such as Cagsawa, Ligñon Hill, and Embarcadero. But if you know how to speak the local language, they will open up about their own simple and favorite places. ...
 
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Remember "Sa-sa-Saddam?"
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, one thing’s for sure: When it comes to one hit wonders, there’s no denying that you, at least, know them. There have been plenty of lists done about international artists achieving massive popularity with one song and ...
 
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The popular epic fantasy series that premiered in 2011 is coming to a close.
The eighth and final season of the hit television series Game of Thrones will debut in Asia on Monday, April 15, at 9 am (the same time as the premiere in the U.S.), which is just a few days away from now.But ...
 
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The discovery of Homo luzonensis raises more questions than it answers.
The Philippines’ wealth in paleontological evidence has led to the discovery of Homo luzonensis—a new ancient human species. The discovery is huge—it overturns our decades-old understanding of how Asia was peopled by ancient humans who traveled from Africa. Homo luzonensis is dated ...
 
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Here's the true story behind the grifter who created the biggest boy bands of the late 20th century.
Before Lou Pearlman was exposed as a grifter of the finest degree and an orchestrator of one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, he was a star-maker. He put together acts like Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, and O-Town and transformed Orlando ...
 
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For all its shortcomings, 'Bagman' deserves support because its success will open the door for more projects with ambition.
In a way, the iWant-exclusive Bagman is comparable to Breaking Bad, in the sense that it follows an average, decent man spiraling deeper and deeper into the criminal underworld—except this time, with a distinctly Filipino flavor. Instead of becoming a meth baron, ...
 
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Many of the women featured were rarely brought up in our history classes.
If you’re one of the thousands who ply C-5 daily, the eyecatching murals in Pasig City may have caught your attention. Last month, commuters were delighted when pillars of a flyover on the national highway were painted with colorful depictions of female ...
 
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DC's superhero movie Shazam is also about the relationship between parent and child, a love letter to foster parents everywhere.
Shazam!, the newest superhero movie from Warner Bros studios, is so bright, hopeful, and funny that it is essentially the antithesis to everything director Zack Snyder tried to build.For the better part of the last six years, the DC extended universe has ...
 
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The trio gives us a behind-the-scenes look at memorable moments from the show.
You could hear Tan France’s laugh echoing through the speakers in the room. Queer Eye’s resident fashion maven France, food expert Antoni Porowski, and grooming (and Game of Thrones) guru Jonathan Van Ness were available for a phone interview with us following ...
 
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It was a collaboration with the local Buscalan village people.
Buscalan is a small village in the province of Kalinga, 180 kilometers north of Baguio. In a tiny house on its southern end lives Apo Whang-od, the last mambabatok (tattooist) of her generation. She uses a small wooden tool tipped with a ...
 
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The series firmly establishes Netflix’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of streaming content by adapting existing sci-fi short fiction.
The Netflix anthology of animated short features Love, Death + Robots is the spiritual, if not actual, successor to 1981's and 2000’s Heavy Metal films that were based on the periodical comic anthology of the same name. Helmed by Deadpool director Timothy ...
 
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What happens to those who suffer in the wake of victory?
In most movies about war, the ending is simple: The good guys win. They kill the bad guys, they save people, and they head home. In reality, however, war is never that neat. Survivors of the defeated side have to deal with ...
 
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Queer Eye continues its mission of improving people's lives in Kansas.
Last year, Netflix’s reboot of the 2003’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy started a massive change in direction for makeover shows. Whereas the usual formula involved getting clueless individuals to look, dress, and act better according to an expert’s tastes, 2018’s ...
 
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And what he thinks of young composers and Filipino music today.
The thing is, people on top of their game, such as National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, never feel they know it all. In fact, they're always studying the world around them in order to learn more.Every step Cayabyab has taken in his very ...
 
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Finally, after two crazy years, the pig grants us peace, love, and fortune.
While the NFL Super Bowl threw the pigskin yesterday, causing both competition and (unfortunately) racial tension, the year of the Earth Pig begins today, February 5, and with it a year of peace-loving fortune and luck… finally!After two consecutive roller coaster years, ...
 
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See the super-gang here.
Mondays are soul-crushing, so much so that you'd rather a powerful god snap his fat purple fingers and do away with half of the universe than face another day with Linda, your very slow computer.  Oh, wait that was the climax of last ...
 
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The insatiable craving at the heart of the Netflix thriller is unpacked by its Korean stars.
Of course Kingdom has zombies, but the latest Netflix scarefest is more than just a horde of supernaturals who refuse to die. As its stars and creatives expressed during its launch in Seoul, the show carries a distinct flavor and, more important, possesses ...
 
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Tom Epperson captures Pepe Smith deep in thought.
Pepe Smith, the inimitable icon of Filipino rock 'n' roll, passed away today at 71 years old. Part of the iconic Juan dela Cruz band, together with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol, he leaves behind a catalogue of unforgettable anthems, including “Himig Natin,” ...
 
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This is the hub for the multimedia game development revolution.
De La Salle University’s (DLSU) Laguna Campus officially launched the John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center (JGIC). The center, which is named after John Gokongwei, Jr.—DLSU MBA alumnus (MBA ’77), head of the country’s second-largest family-run business, and also the country’s third richest ...
 
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Here are the books you must buy now.
News that local publishing house Visprint Inc., the home of Bob Ong and Manix Abrera books, among many others, is closing down made the rounds on Facebook last week. On January 14, the company confirmed the news in a statement released on its ...
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