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Here's a brief history of Rodante Marcoleta's politics.
As the nation closely watched the prolonged hearings on the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, one man became the central figure opposing the network’s return to the airwaves: SAGIP partylist representative Rodante Marcoleta. Marcoleta was the most vocal lawmaker opposing the franchise renewal ...
 
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Some claim this photo is the inspiration behind DC's Batman.
The Batman we know and love is already 81 years old. He first appeared in DC Comics in 1939 and was originally called Bat-Man. But there is a photo going around on social media that people are claiming to be the originator ...
 
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The rare "Jurrassic plants" are found in Masungi Georeserve
Cycads, a classification of spermatophytes or seed plants, have been around for hundreds of millions of years ago. In fact, one of the earliest cycad fossils dates to the early Permian period, which was over 200 million years ago, and even before ...
 
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Here's everything we know about Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Jojo and Jun-Lyn Fontanilla.
Things have gone slow for Jeffrey Epstein's criminal case since his apparent suicide on August 10, 2019. Upon his death, it seemed he left several questions up in the air, while taking his charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex to the ...
 
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Divisoria is one of the oldest marketplaces in the Philippines.
When a person mentions Divisoria, a vivid picture comes to mind: a crowded marketplace. Out on the street, a jungle of wares greets you in uniform chaos. For noisy hagglers and shop owners, there is a right price for everything. For generations, this ...
 
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The fate of humanity hangs on the survival of the horseshoe crabs. 
Once a year during the full moon, thousands of horseshoe crabs emerge from the depths of the ocean and gather on the beaches on the Atlantic coast to perform a prehistoric ritual: spawning. Like clockwork, the horseshoe crabs repeat this ritual every ...
 
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Filipinos know struggle.
Filipinos know struggle. They know the conflict, war, violence, and suffering. They know what it’s like to be colonized, ostracized, and discriminated. So it should come as no surprise that when other nations cast out their unwanted citizens, Filipinos opened their arms ...
 
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Jose Rizal wrote of the bridge in El Filibusterismo.
In the quiet town of Majayjay, Laguna, there is an old bridge that was never finished, but its beauty and elegance were so legendary that it found its way in the pages of Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo.In the first chapter of the ...
 
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The megalodon is the largest shark to have ever lived.
The fearsome megalodon shark once lived in the Philippines millions of years ago.A single tooth fossil from the prehistoric giant shark was discovered in Barangay Jandig, Maribojoc, Bohol. It was turned over by the locals to the National Museum in May. The ...
 
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Giant bats from the Philippines are the largest in the world.
People on social media are freaking out over photos of giant bats from the Philippines."Just imagine this bat waking up and flying straight at you," says Twitter user @KingLeoRio. "I'd flee the country."Remember when I told y'all about the Philippines having human-sized ...
 
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One remedy has instructions for people bitten by rabid dogs.
The UST Heritage Library is a depository of 30,000 ancient books dating back from the 15th to the 19th century. When we visited its holdings in May 2019, there was one book that caught our attention because of its peculiar contents: Ang Mahusay ...
 
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Gela Petines tracked down the man who wrote the letters.
Gela Petines’ family was having their ceiling at their ancestral house replaced when they discovered something that should not have been there: a bag stuffed with handwritten love letters.Contents of the Bag Filled with Love LettersAmong the contents of the bag were ...
 
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It became a textbook example of how to prevail against a larger enemy force.
In World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously said, “Give me ten thousand Filipinos and I will conquer the world.”His quote was not lost when the Philippines sent 4,420 troops to aid the United Nations in the Korean War. The Philippines was ...
 
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Where do we stand in the race for a cure against COVID-19?
The Internet is a giant landfill of information, which is awesome for those who want to know more about a very specific interest, but terrible for those who seek enlightenment about hot-button issues like, say, when are we getting a cure for the ...
 
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The rattan peacock chair is a powerful icon used throughout the decades.
In 1914, the El Paso Herald, a newspaper in the United States, published a photo of a woman with her child sitting in a rattan peacock chair."A Jail Bird in a Peacock Chair," Bilibid Prison (1914)The identity of the woman in the ...
 
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You could be one of them.
Vico Sotto is charming, there's no doubt about that. He gets people to obey not because of fear of retribution, but because of his overwhelming charm.There’s always that one person whom you could never say no to, not because he is fearsome, but ...
 
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It’s time to unlearn these misconceptions.
When you were in school, you didn’t know you were being taught wrong things about history and science, like the time your teacher told you a certain Agapito Flores invented the fluorescent lamp. Or the time you were told a Filipino invented ...
 
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Finding the true comparative size of our country.
The 7,641 islands of the Philippines is home to more than 100 million Filipinos, and the sheer cultural and environmental diversity of our archipelago should be enough to prove just how big the Philippines is. Alas, when most people think of the ...
 
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The first-ever nest in Pasonanca Natural Forest was spotted, inspiring hope for the endangered species.
The Philippine eagle, the country’s national bird, might be the subject of poetry and pride, but the endangered creature is also one of the most hunted animals in our islands, so much so that sightings of the national bird have become a ...
 
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The last five are the simplest but trickiest mispronounced words.
So you think you know how to pronounce most English words? Try these ones.We came up with a list of 20 grade school-level vocabulary words, which often stump adults when they are told pronounce them correctly. We did away with words longer ...
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