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The toughest competitors display a gesture of solidarity in this time of crisis.
The country’s biggest supermarket chains are each other’s toughest competitors, but in this time of crisis, they've shown a gesture of solidarity with one another.It started with a Facebook post by WalterMart Supermarket. In the post, it commended all supermarket employees who ...
 
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It kept warning people to observe social distancing.
A bright blue shark was spotted early today outside the Landmark department store in Trinoma, Quezon City. It was seen crossing the street and interacting with people to the surprise and amusement of guards, motorists, and shoppers.We wondered, what kind of person ...
 
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Seven of the cleverest hoaxes that broke the internet.
Come and behold the marvelous spectacle! Majestic lions bathing in the moat of the Tower of London! A crowd of naive victims fell for these rumors and turned up excited to see the lions but were disappointed to find out it was ...
 
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Apply cold running water on burns.
Esteemed novelist Lualhati Bautista, author of  Dekada '70, Bata, Bata, Pa'no Ka Ginawa?, and ‘GAPÔ, is not one to mince words, especially when confronted with a crisis. Anyone on the receiving end of Bautista's fiery remarks should evacuate. In a Facebook post, Bautista slammed ...
 
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Think twice before you go down any of these rabbit holes.
The quarantine has made TikTok even more alluring, but we are here to save you from sacrificing yourself to become a 15-second entertainment video. On March 26, Reddit user adescuentechable posted a list of links from Wikipedia in a collection he calls “Quarantine ...
 
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Vico Sotto is undeniably his father’s son if we’re going to look at his humor.
Mayor Vico Sotto is well loved by many people because of his practical approach to governance. But once in a while, he allows his humorous side to show in his Twitter posts, revealing that you don’t need to be so serious while ...
 
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Magic 89.9, Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, and Play 99.5 will host two sessions of #RadioGivesBack: A LazadaForGood Charity Concert From Home.
Proving the noble spirit of the Filipino, more and more people are finding ways to contribute to COVID-19 relief by creating makeshift masks for frontliners, distributing food to under-served communities, turning lockdown madness into a funny comic strip, and, of course, donating ...
 
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No VIP treatment here!
Netizens heaped praises on Mayor Emerson “Emeng” Pascual of Gapan City, Nueva Ecija for his outstanding service to his constituents as Luzon enters the second week of the enhanced community quarantine.Pascual was likened to Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and Manila Mayor Isko ...
 
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Rise Against Hunger Philippines is working overtime to distribute food in communities impacted by the lockdown.
As the country turns its attention toward the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases overwhelming the healthcare system, there is another critical aspect of the pandemic that people should remember:“There are many who are hungry,” says Jomar Fleras, executive director of Rise Against Hunger ...
 
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These photos offer a much needed respite from all the news lately.
While Metro Manila is at a standstill because of the 30-day community quarantine, nature seems to be healing itself from air pollution. In these photos taken by Johair Siscar Addang, we are treated to a rare sight: a smog-free horizon featuring Metro Manila’s ...
 
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Check out the timeless style of Filipinos back in the day.
In these trying times, it might do us good to remember the golden days of the Philippines, and one way to do that is through restored vintage photos that are quite literally changing the way we see history.  Colorizing has been gaining ...
 
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San Lazaro Hospital has handled the worst cases of contagious diseases in the last 440 years.
When people hear the name San Lazaro Hospital, images of the worst cases of contagious diseases come to mind: rabies, cholera, and for a time, leprosy.The hospital has earned a reputation of being a hospital of last resort, owing to the centuries ...
 
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No, the virus was not named after her.
There is a saint in the Catholic Church who is the patron saint of pandemics, and her name is St. Corona. The church venerates her as the patron saint of epidemics and pandemics. The church celebrates her feast day on May 14. In ...
 
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Meet David Fagen, the turncoat-turned-guerrilla of the Philippine-American War.
December 5, 1901. A hunter named Anastacio Bartolome brought a severed head to the American military outpost at Bongabon, Nueva Ecija. The mutilated head was decomposed beyond recognition. The hunter insisted it was the head of the notorious insurrecto, David Fagen. The ...
 
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The bird has eluded scientists for the last 130 years.
The South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx mindanensis) was first described 130 years ago during the Steere Expedition to the Philippines in 1890.The bird is the tiniest species of forest kingfisher in the Philippines, and is characterized by its striking plumage of metallic ...
 
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Bridging the gap between what seems like ‘exotic’ Mindanao starts with understanding the culture of its people and realizing that they are as integral as us.
Few pre-colonial cultures are as diverse as that of Mindanao, which combined influences from the Visayans, the Muslims, and the nearby Indian and Majapahit empires. Most important, it stood in stark contrast against the prevailing idea that Philippine society and culture simply ...
 
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He is now a member of the highly exclusive Circumnavigator's Club.
Regin Reyno circumnavigated the world in 2019. Because of his feat, he was accepted into the Circumnavigator’s Club whose members included General Douglas MacArthur, Neil Armstrong, William Howard Taft, and Harry Houdini. He named his journey around the world Tuyok, a Visayan word ...
 
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Arroceros Forest Park was the site of a huge massacre over 400 years ago.
Every so often, Arroceros Forest Park makes headlines when attempts to have it levelled or developed by the city government leak to the press.As a forest, the park offers little historical value, since it was only developed into a forest park in 1993. ...
 
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It was the culmination of decades of secularization and nationalism.
The struggle for national democracy and independence is a long and continuous road, encompassing all aspects of society—political, economic, and cultural. In August 1902, members of the country’s first labor federation, the Union Obrero Democratica (UOD) proclaimed a break from the Roman Catholic Church, ...
 
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They walked so we could run.
The Order of National Scientists (ONS) of the Philippines is the single highest recognition bestowed upon Filipino scientists by the national government. The lesser known cousin to the Order of National Artists, the ONS recognizes exemplary individuals to the Philippine scientific community. ...
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