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The Ghent Altarpiece restoration caused people to lose their minds.
A controversial restoration of the world-famous Ghent Altarpiece, otherwise known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, sent the faithful feeling aghast at what seems to be cultural and religious sacrilege: The Lamb of God now looks like a goat with human-like ...
 
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Come home, Meghan. Hollywood loves you.
What a hump day for news! Here's what's up: The Oscars will not have a "traditional host" this year, for the second year running, much to my deep chagrin. Just before heading into the Television Critics Association winter press tour, ABC Entertainment ...
 
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The Sanchez House is at least 50 years old, according to the NHCP.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has vowed to preserve Manila’s historical structures, and has spurred a renaissance of sorts with various rehabilitations of several sites in the city, including the Jones Bridge rehabilitation. But not all historical structures could be saved, ...
 
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People disappear in the mythical Biringan City forever.
In the province of Samar, local folk talk about a phantom. For decades, locals told stories of Biringan City, an otherworldly place inhabited by engkantos. But instead of beautiful palaces or fortresses reminiscent of mythical cities like Lothlorien, Biringan is somewhat like ...
 
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Filipino culture is best defined by these Filipino proverbs.
Our culture is replete with all kinds of beliefs and traditions, some of which are superstitions that have no scientific explanation, while others are proverbs which contain important life lessons. Filipino proverbs are unwritten knowledge passed down from generation to generation and ...
 
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An avid commentator on world events, Tolstoy’s attention had not escaped the Philippines.
While it’s easy to assume that the Philippines is a peripheral country in the shadow of great Asian giants, history proves otherwise, particularly in the perspective of some of the greatest scholars and writers to ever live.One such writer was Leo Tolstoy ...
 
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Get to know the creatures of Philippine folklore and their origins.
On November 29, HBO Asia announced that it will have engkantos at war in a miniseries helmed by Mikhail Red. Creatures from Filipino folklore, such as kapre, tikbalang, and tiyanak, will populate the miniseries. Up until the millennial generation, Filipinos have grown up hearing ...
 
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The cleaning project for San Agustin Church was done with special equipment from Germany.
With more than 300 years under Spanish colonial rule, it doesn't come as a surprise that the Philippines has a lot of Catholic churches built from centuries past. The oldest of these is the 16th-century San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila, which ...
 
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Maria Orosa also invented two kinds of plants.
On November 29, the Philippines will commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Maria Orosa. To many residents of Manila, the name is a reference to an obscure street in Malate surrounded by more familiar historical figures whose names have also become streets: ...
 
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The three rulers of Manila, Rajah Sulayman, Matanda, and Lakandula co-ruled as equals.
Rajah Sulayman, Rajah Matanda, and Lakandula were powerful allies that co-ruled Manila in the 16th century. The three rulers of Manila had territories that were strategically placed in different areas along the Pasig River Delta opening up to Manila Bay. Lakandula controlled the ...
 
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It may be impossible.
Graciano Lopez Jaena was a towering figure in Philippine history, considered as one of the three giants of the Propaganda Movement, along with Jose Rizal and Marcelo Del Pilar. Yet for such an important man, his remains are lost. The government has ...
 
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Larry Itliong, helped pave the way for the success of labor movements in America.
In 1929, 15-year-old Larry Itliong sailed to America along with 31,000 other Filipinos. There, he aspired to become a successful lawyer and dreamed of seeking justice for the poor and the marginalized.But the 1930s was not a good time to be a ...
 
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Melchora Aquino was a very fierce protector of the Katipunan.
Over 120 years ago on August 29, 1896, the Spaniards on suspicion of collaborating with Filipino rebels forcefully arrested Melchora Aquino at her home. She was 84 years old at the time. They were right, of course. But Melchora, affectionately called Tandang ...
 
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They were rebel leaders, undercover messengers, and silent assassins.
During times of war when women were expected to play secondary roles to men, these badass Filipina warriors chose to march to the forefront, engage in battle, and bravely fight for the country's independence and freedom.A daughter of a peasant in Ilocos, ...
 
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The lifestyle show host requested to take a photo with the kitchen staff.
“We had Martha Stewart over for lunch” is a statement I never thought I would utter in my lifetime. Fortunately for my extended family and me, that opportunity came to pass yesterday.The Emmy Award-winning lifestyle host arrived at the home of my ...
 
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The property once known as the Taal Vista Lodge is one of the oldest hotels in the Philippines.
Jutting out along the ridge overlooking Taal Lake and Volcano is a structure resembling an English cottage, its timber framework holding up a distinctively brown hued Tudor-style roof against a backdrop of misty sky. The Taal Vista Hotel sits comfortably where it ...
 
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Pieces of the past are hiding in plain sight all around the Metro.
Old houses in Metro Manila often get a bad rep. If not blatantly labeled as haunted, some of them have fallen into degradation due to neglect. Yet these structures carry with them the social history of a certain era and show us ...
 
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Since its inception in 1972, only 73 individuals have been conferred this highest honor.
Fernando Amorsolo was the first Philippine National Artist in 1972 and since then only 73 talented individuals have been given this honor. It is the highest recognition given to Filipino artists (film, visual arts, dance, etc). In order to be considered for ...
 
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The first-time mom reflects on the difficulties of her pregnancy and the meaning of motherhood.
A week after a baby shower was thrown in celebration of the coming of their firstborn child, Nicole Tantoco de los Reyes and her husband Miko de los Reyes welcomed their daughter, Gianna Noelle, into the world on July 30, 2019. Friends of ...
 
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It was created for one man in mind, its namesake, Alberto Santos-Dumont.
Bold and fearless—these are two characteristics commonly associated with the Santos de Cartier timepiece. This classic wristwatch by the luxury watchmaker honors the values that drive past and present gamechangers share today: energy, generosity, and a fierce desire to share with the ...
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