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From historic events to marriages to memes, here’s a visual look back at the last 10 years.
The past decade has given us a lot to remember, from the natural disasters that will leave us shaken forever to the celebrations that will serve as milestones to look back on. As we enter the year 2020, we must stop and ...
 
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The conglomerate’s president and COO Ramon Ang confirmed the news himself.
While Manila Water Company’s shortage crisis continues to affect lives around the metro, San Miguel Corporation has been actively stepping up for months. On May 21, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang announced during a Petron stakeholder’s meeting that he ...
 
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Some destructions were fatal.
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines on April 22, 2019 left many in Luzon shaken. In its wake, the natural occurrence left more than just a couple of items out of place. Operations were immediately halted in transportation systems, road and ...
 
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Here's everything you need to know about Thailand's fifth richest man, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
News reports have confirmed today that Thai billionaire and businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among those who perished in a helicopter crash on October 27.The AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter, owned by Srivaddhanaprabha, crashed almost immediately after take-off from King Power Stadium following Leicester’s game against ...
 
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The Philippines has currently recognized 66 National Artists.
In 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte awarded a batch of outstanding Filipinos who have represented the country some way or other, in the field of art. These potential National Artists are getting the highest recognition in the country for their contributions across music, ...
 
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"My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these tragedies," she wrote to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Read the full statement here.
The most senior members of the British Royal Family have offered their condolences to the Philippines after the devastation wrought by Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut). A death toll of 81 has been reported, with the numbers expected to increase as the ...
 
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The series of student protests turned violent is about more than just a car accident.
If you’ve come anywhere near the Internet in past few days, you’ve probably seen the hashtags #WeWantJustice or #Road Safety make its way into your feeds. Last Sunday in Bangladesh, a road accident marked the beginning of what has been a week ...
 
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It took 13 years before we took the RH bill seriously, and eight years for Celdran to be convicted for advocating it.
The popular tour guide and historian Carlos Celdran has been given a prison sentence of three months to a year and a half, after the close of a case that has been in the works for 8 years. It’s been a long ...
 
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Even when she tries.
It’s been quite a day for our busy PCOO Asst. Secretary Mocha Uson. First there was that video, then the inevitable backlash from concerned citizens, followed by a somewhat pleasantly surprising set of reactions from our own politicians decrying the vulgarization of a ...
 
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The iconic chef was 73.
French chef Joël Robuchon died in Switzerland on Monday after a battle with cancer, reports Le Figaro. His restaurants across the globe currently have 32 Michelin Stars, the most to be held by a restaurateur in the world.Awards and recognition were part of Robuchon's ...
 
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If SB 1391 is signed into law, unemployed PWDs will automatically be enrolled and covered under PhilHealth’s national health insurance program.
The Senate has just passed a bill ensuring mandatory Philhealth coverage for PWDs. Senator Risa Hontiveros, who co-authored the bill with Senators Legarda, Aquino IV, Villanueva, and Recto, announced this development on her Facebook page yesterday, June 30.If Senate Bill 1391 is passed, ...
 
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The Teach for the Philippines founder was chosen from over 20,000 community leaders.
When former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the Obama Foundation's inaugural batch of Fellows on Instagram last April, the country was thrilled for Teach for the Philippines CEO and founder Clarissa Delgado, who was chosen from over 20,000 from 191 countries.The ...
 
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Some of the Philippines' biggest names in business are at the opening of the "world's first resort airport."
Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s second terminal has just been unveiled.Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of Cebu-Mactan International Airport's Terminal 2 today. He was joined by board chairman Srinivas Bommidala, president Manuel Louie Ferrer of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), and Department of Tourism Secretary ...
 
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That may be hundreds of millions of pesos lost.
Earlier this week, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) released a report showing that the top three suppliers of relief goods for residents of war-torn Marawi had overpriced their items, potentially costing the government hundreds of millions of pesos.Here's how it's supposed ...
 
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Before this discovery, the closest known evidence of early humans in the Philippines was only 67,000 years old.
Nature.com has released a study revealing very crucial information about the first human inhabitants in the Philippines. At an excavation site in the Kalinga province in Luzon, researchers unearthed a remarkable find: 57 stone tools and over 400 bones of various animals, ...
 
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That's not how karma works.
We've never known social media to be very sensitive about anything—unless it's to be overly sensitive about something—but we can't say we aren't still surprised by the callousness of many comments sections we visit.Earlier this morning, the UP Shopping Center, a commercial building and an ...
 
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"I’ve never had a welcome like this before," the actor says of his reception in the Philippines.
“I’ve never had a welcome like this before,” Hollywood actor James Marsden addresses the crowd gathered at Manila House, almost every guest nursing a glass of scotch-infused cocktail. “This is amazing!” he adds.It’s the actor’s first time in the country and while ...
 
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One billionaire was created every one or two days between 2016 and 2017
 Earthlings made a lot of money in 2017, but 82 percent of all that glorious wealth went to just the richest one percent of the global population, says a report by Oxfam released yesterday. On the other end of the spectrum, 3.7 ...
 
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A lawyer argues that a free press is more crucial than ever—and that's why we need the SEC ruling on Rappler to stand.
The press, or mass media, is sometimes known as the Fourth Estate, the unofficial fourth pillar holding power and significant influence over society, and serving as a vanguard against corruption, untruths, and personal agenda. It is for this reason that the 1987 ...
 
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This might be a good time to put down your phones and run.
In case you missed it, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) raised Alert level 3 on Mt. Mayon last Sunday, 14 January. Over the weekend, observers recorded ash plumes emanating from the crater, followed by a bright glow from flowing ...
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