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If you’ve ever tasted Ifugao rice, consider yourself lucky. 
If you’ve ever tasted Ifugao rice, consider yourself lucky. Not a lot of Filipinos get to have the same experience—it is produced in small quantities, and is not available to a lot of places in the country. This heritage food is produced by ...
 
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The drawings are older than the Maya Scripts.
Prehistoric inhabitants of the Philippines have been drawing on cave walls 1,500 years before Christ was born. The cave drawings were discovered in Peñablanca town, Cagayan, and have just been confirmed to be 3,500 years old—making them the oldest directly dated rock ...
 
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Funding will protect rare and priceless ethnic stoneware from around the country.
The National Museum of the Philippines has received a grant from the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. (GBF) to establish the Elizabeth Y. Gokongwei Ethnographic Stoneware Visible Storage and Resource Center at the National Museum of Anthropology.The project will provide Filipinos and experts ...
 
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It is a phenomenon witnessed for hundreds of years.
In Philippine folklore and mythology, a santelmo is a type of fire spirit that mesmerizes humans. Maximo Ramos describes the santelmo in his book published in 1990, The Creatures of Midnight. “Tagalogs, Visayans, and other Filipinos call it Santelmo," Ramos writes. "It is ...
 
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Conyo, pan de regla, and puto seko have very vulgar meanings in Spanish.
Considering the Philippines was colonized by Spain for 333 years, it is ironic how the vast majority of Filipinos do not speak Spanish. In fact, it is the only former Spanish colony where a majority of the citizens does not speak the ...
 
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There's a modern P50 banknote selling for P280.
Last week, we found a bilao that sells for P15,000 on Pottery Barn. Today, while shopping for a walis tambo online, we came across one selling for P1,400. It piqued our curiosity, so we searched for other expensive ordinary items for Filipino homes ...
 
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See the old ‘skyscrapers’ of Tondo.
Old Manila is often the stuff of legend—we’ve all heard our grandparents wax nostalgic about how beautiful the capital was before it was decimated during World War II. Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino mourns the passing of the ...
 
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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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The U.P. Chapel was once nicknamed after an alien spacecraft.
Once nicknamed after an alien spacecraft because of its uniquely shaped dome, the University of the Philippines Chapel is gearing to take flight as soon as the pandemic is over. Instead of being content with organizing virtual parish activities and online masses from ...
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