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The only thing that should spread in a pandemic is love.
Tatay Gimmy left his family in Tacloban and moved to Manila to look for better employment opportunities. For five years, he worked in construction, a job that took a toll on his health. When age and illness caught up with him, he ...
 
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The Lakambini of the Katipunan played an important role in the Philippines’ struggle for independence.
One quiet evening in March 1893, a young couple stood in front of a gathered audience in Oroquieta Street, Santa Cruz, Manila. The house was owned by Restituto Javier and his wife Benita. The young couple had been married barely a week ...
 
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The fight for women's right to vote lasted over three decades.
Lorena Barros once said that the “new Filipina is first and foremost, a militant.” But Filipinas have been militant for decades before Lorena uttered her famous phrase.One episode in this history was on April 30, 1937, when Filipino women convinced the National ...
 
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Banayad Whiskey Dolphy, anyone?
When it comes to Western pop culture toys, we’re spoilt for choice—there are Funko Pops, action figures, and even lifelike statues. It’s too bad we can’t say the same for Pinoy pop culture. But Instagram account Gooeyduckph is looking to fill in ...
 
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China was probably surprised, too. 
China was probably surprised when the Philippines unleashed a barrage of diplomatic protests from March to April when the former occupied Julian Felipe Reef. Imagine its surprise when the Philippines sent its most advanced warships to challenge its presence in the West Philippine ...
 
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The secret drink helps him stay in shape. 
To many of Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso’s followers and observers, it is easy to guess his favorite drink: Coffee. He is regularly seen holding a Starbucks cup with the usual greetings from the baristas. But there is one strange drink he regularly chugs, ...
 
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Smoke screens were widely used in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
These days, a smoke screen is typically understood as a public relations ploy to mislead the masses. You would typically hear someone say, “That was just a smoke screen to hide the real problems of the country.”In politics, smoke screens could be ...
 
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After his capture in Palanan during the Philippine-American War, the desire for an independent Philippines continued.  
On April 19, 1901, Emilio Aguinaldo issued a proclamation that broke the heart of thousands of revolutionaries nationwide. “The complete termination of hostilities and a lasting peace,” he said, “are not only desirable but absolutely essential to the welfare of the Philippines.” It ...
 
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Meet Carmina Bayombong, the CEO of InvestEd.
It's no secret that we still have a long way to go when it comes to the education system in the Philippines. Some days, it almost feels impossible to tackle it all, but one Pinay has made it her life's work to ...
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