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The houses are typhoon-proof and affordable.
As the Philippines’ infrastructure industry continues to turn to sustainable solutions, one humble building material remains underutilized: bamboo. And with September as World Bamboo Month, a pioneer in bamboo construction renews its call for architects, engineers, and developers to reconsider this highly ...
 
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Affordable and convenient gourmet food.
It’s hard to find truly high-quality food in supermarkets. When you ask any discerning chef in Manila, they’d tell you they get many of their ingredients directly from the source, and not from their local groceries or supermarketsGerald.ph, an online grocer, supplies ...
 
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The coconut crab lives up to 60 years old. Many of them end up on dinner plates.
The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a delicacy in Batanes. It is also the world’s largest invertebrate. To prepare it, locals would steam it in coconut milk and allow the crab’s natural flavors to soak the soup. It has a texture and ...
 
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The DOST funded the P76-million hybrid trimaran. 
Ships are among the dirtiest forms of transportation, contributing to around 18 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. One Philippine ship aims to prove that it can be improved. The hybrid trimaran built by Metallica Shipyard and funded to the tune of ...
 
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Its name comes from two literary figures who are also “pure” and “stainless.”
Ginebra San Miguel traces its history back to 1834 when the Distileria Licorea de Ayala or Ayala Distillery was established in the Philippines. One of its products was Ginebra San Miguel, a gin that was the result of a formula that purified ...
 
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'We're not hearing anything of direction and of hope for the country.'
Politics is, unfortunately, a testy subject in the Philippines. The drama unfolding in news headlines and press conferences often eclipses all else, and it’s no surprise that most Filipinos view politics in an unpleasant light. With election season around the corner, even as ...
 
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The giant carapaced reptile was once abundant on the island.
Once upon a time, great carapaced reptiles roamed the lands of Luzon. Giant tortoises walked alongside stegodons in what is now Rizal and Cagayan. The Luzon giant tortoise (Megalochelys sondaari) inhabited these parts 2.58 million years ago, but vanished approximately 1.7 million ...
 
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How did that end up there?
The last time we checked, Cebu Pacific is not in the business of producing fighter aircraft for the Chinese air force. And yet, a logo very similar to the company's iconic emblem is seen on the trainer versions of China's Hongdu L-15, a ...
 
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It runs in the family.
Powerful father leaves his strong-willed daughter and political heiress a note, asking her to consider one of two routes in a crucial election that is months away. She rejects it, and maintaining "unconditional love", advises the patriarch to "stop talking about me".That's ...
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