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He’s been called ‘Santa on a Bike.’
The year has been rough and challenging for everyone. But while some people seem to have lost hope, there are individuals who go above and beyond to touch lives and deliver happiness in the best way that they can. He is “Santa on a ...
 
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It was the first time the bird was documented in the area.
Nature photographer Edwin Martinez was just trekking and heading back to base at Epic Parc in Tanay Rizal when his buddy saw something magenta dart across the forest. Martinez couldn’t believe his luck: It was a rare North Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher.READ MORE ...
 
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The Ifugao Rice Terraces could be younger than some old churches.
For generations, Filipinos have been made to believe that the rice terraces created by the Ifugaos were at least 2,000 years old. Until recently, no one has questioned this assumption, which found its way into textbooks despite not having a shred of ...
 
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If the walls of Intramuros could speak, imagine the stories they would tell.
“If the walls of Intramuros could speak, imagine the stories they could tell,” said Benjamin Canapi of WanderManila. Canapi’s One Night in Intramuros is a special Halloween online tour of the Walled City happening on October 30. ASLO READAbsolutely No Goofing Around at Fort ...
 
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The young student e-mailed the respected attorney. He didn’t expect him to actually reply.
It would be just like Chel Diokno to respond to an aspiring lawyer’s e-mail asking for career advice.Instead of letting the e-mail be buried in what we’re sure is a busy inbox, Diokno penned an inspiring letter to Hans Kasilag, a Grade ...
 
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The Vice President answers adorable questions from kids in this online class.
It all started when the Vice President secretly sat in one of the History classes hosted by Joey Fernandez, aka “Mr. F,” for his third-grade students at the Beacon School. The online classes, which are meant for kids, also attract a crowd ...
 
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We can't be in quarantine forever.
Recently, the Philippine government released to the public its “Ingat Angat” initiative that introduced the agenda of normalizing our country in a post-pandemic era. The reception was mixed, with much of the negative reaction expressed on Twitter. Some considered the policy to ...
 
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There's a clue standing at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
Shaw Boulevard is a major thoroughfare at the heart of Metro Manila. It runs across EDSA, and is just as old as EDSA itself. It runs from Kalentong Street in Mandaluyong City to Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City.But prior to becoming ...
 
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The compelling and beautiful narrative is inspired by a true story. 
“Autistic amp!”“Ang ot-ot mo!”“Para kang autistic!”These are some derogatory remarks about autism Filipinos still use today. Bambi Eloriaga-Amago wants to destroy that culture by creating a comic book about autism.READ MORE ABOUT GRAPHIC NOVELSThis Comic Book Delves Deep Into Obscure Filipino FolkloreUnderpaid ...
 
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Kali was the sole progeny of the Tamaraw Gene Pool Farm.
The world’s last captive tamaraw, Kalibasib, aka Kali, has died. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced the news on Saturday, October 12.Kalibasib is an acronym for Kalikasang Bagong Sibol (Nature Newly Sprung). The tamaraw was named so when he ...
 
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Twenty-one-year-old Vincent Luthi wields the halberd for the Pope. 
On October 4, some 38 new Pontifical Guardsmen, more commonly known as Swiss Guards, solemnly vowed to serve the Holy Father diligently and faithfully and, if requested, give their lives for him. Among them was Vincent Lüthi, a 21-year-old Filipino-Swiss. It is ...
 
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First, they added animals. And then Filipinos.
The Palacio de Cristal del Retiro (Crystal Palace of Retiro) was supposed to be a museum of exotic items from the Philippines. It sits at the heart of Madrid’s Retiro Park. The museum was thought to be a wholesome effort from the ...
 
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'Tardi Bears' are some of the toughest animals in the Universe.
Marc “Mackie” Mapalo, 27, is blazing a trail in the field of sciences. He is currently taking up his six-year Ph.D. course on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.Currently, Mapalo is focused on laying the groundwork for the comprehensive molecular study of ...
 
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The Vice President sat in one of his classes. 
It was the last day of the school year, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented students from saying their goodbyes to each other. Joey Fernandez, a third grade teacher at the Beacon School, decided to meet his class of eight-year-olds in a virtual ...
 
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We love a good ending.
There's nothing the internet loves more than dogs... well, probably heartwarming videos. What would you say to both in one, however? Because that's what just happened: a heartwarming video featuring a dog being reunited with his owner has recently gone viral.READ MORE ...
 
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The lights of the fireflies could soon be snuffed out. 
In local folklore, trees that are visited by fireflies or alitaptap are said to be the dwelling place of engkantos. People believed fireflies are servants or pets of these otherworldly beings. In Bicol, the elderly still pass this folklore to younger generations. ...
 
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What is the original meaning of ‘hampaslupa’?
Words tend to lose their original and more poignant meaning and imagery with frequency of use, but looking back at the origins of words is an endeavor worth pursuing, especially if we want to see how the true meaning of these words ...
 
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The late Senator Eva Kalaw was a Plaza Miranda Survivor. 
Eva Kalaw was a force of nature when she was still alive. After surviving the Plaza Miranda bombings, she went on to survive the worst of what the Marcos regime could throw at her: political persecution, being jailed twice, and then the ...
 
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One scandal would’ve been enough.
Because my mind is in the past (the mid-eighties) and in the gutter (the porn biz) for reasons that will become clear, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the September 1984 issue of Penthouse. How to convey the magnitude of the ...
 
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We're only a few weeks in. We can't keep doing this.
Are you muted?"The first thing my five-year-old learned in kindergarten, set up at a tiny desk in the corner of our dining room, is to always stay muted. It's probably the wrong thing to teach a child, but not everyone remembers, and ...
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