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Remember Mighty Kid, Kaypee, and Grosby?
When we need new clothes or shoes, the default destination seems to be to the nearest shopping mall. (Either that or we go online). Most of us just automatically head to department stores or specialty boutiques for our sartorial needs. But for people ...
Before we began celebrating Independence Day on June 12, we had Republic Day on July 4.
Malacañan Presidential Museum and Library's Flickr account is a veritable treasure trove of vintage photos documenting our nation's history. Among them are these photos of the first Republic Day celebration on July 4, 1946, when Philippine independence was formally recognized by the United ...
And why we haven’t changed the country’s name after all these years.
Most of us were taught in grade school that the country got its name from King Philip II of Spain. Initially, Las Islas Filipinas referred only to the islands of Samar and Leyte, which was bestowed upon it during the expedition led ...
The tomb of the mysterious monarch can be found in Dezhou to this day.
There's a lot to be said about the tensions between China and the Philippines right now, especially when it comes to territorial disputes and alleged instances of racism. But faithful Sino-Filipino relations have long been a trademark of our collective peoples for ...
Let's do a deep dive into this cultural folk phenomenon.
From shattering eardrums during jeepney rides to invading our consciousness via campaign advertisements for certain candidates, Budots has invaded the deepest corners of the Filipino psyche. We oftentimes take the song and dance genre for granted, chalking it up to just another ...
It was discovered in an ancient burial site in Catanauan, Quezon.
In 2017, a resident of Catanauan, Quezon Province, stumbled upon a prehistoric burial site replete with rich artifacts, each with the potential to rewrite our understanding of Philippine history. One such artifact was an ornate dagger, decorated with a finely carved bone hilt. ...
Netflix's new doc, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe, produces several breakthroughs—but the most pressing questions linger.
At 3:30 am on August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson, broke into her bedroom by smashing a window to find the actress dead in her bed, with an empty bottle of sleeping pills on her nightstand. Monroe's housekeeper, Eunice Murray, ...
“Euphoria was really just about classic clubbing.”
Long before it became that HBO show about a bunch of high school kids starring Zendaya, Euphoria was a word attached to one thing and one thing only: it was the definitive nightclub of the late 80s and all throughout the 1990s. ...
Cebuanos are commemorating the 501st anniversary of the Battle of Mactan.
On this day 501 years ago, Lapulapu killed the Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan. These are two names every school kid in the Philippines knows. (Kind of like…GOMBURZA).No, there’s no room for “Majoha” in Cebu as the city and province never ...
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