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You have to see the detail that went into this Table of Elements.
Admittedly, the quarantine has put some of us in one heck of a slump—but it has also given us a lot of time to do things we couldn't before (Raise your hands, newbie plantitas and plantitos!). One De La Salle Brother put ...
 
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The empire's cruel human experiments on Filipinos during World War II.
It seems there is no end to human cruelty when there is war. We’re familiar with the stories of rape, murder, death marches, and enslavement. Filipinos were no strangers to this type of suffering during World War II. But little has been ...
 
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"Know when to balance work with a little sense of humor."
Vico Sotto currently serves as the mayor of Pasig City. On June 30, 2020, the mayor commemorated his first year in service. In the 12 months of being seated as the mayor, Vico Sotto has been busy spearheading all sorts of initiatives ...
 
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How to emotionally and mentally deal with losing your job.
Thousands if not millions have lost or might soon lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic, creating an economic and social problem for Filipinos. A deeper look into the numbers and statistics will tell you a story of greater struggle—the ...
 
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He went on to become one of the greatest statesmen in Philippine history.
Activism in 2020 gets a bad rap. There’s no doubt about it. Nowadays, the word “activist” has been misconstrued to mean “terrorist,” a scary turn of events for democracy. Instead of getting into the debate of activist versus terrorism, let’s take a ...
 
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These creatures are everywhere.
What is a Congress? According to science, it’s a group of toxic, predatory, slimy salamanders.Pretty much a cross between a fat worm and a slithery lizard, a salamander is actually an amphibian, not a reptile, despite appearances. Some have also described salamanders ...
 
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Mel Tiangco delivered the news of ABS-CBN's denial of franchise on July 10.
Mel Tiangco was assigned to report on 24 Oras on Friday, July 10, when the Committee on Legislative Franchises of the Lower House denied giving a new franchise to her former home network, ABS-CBN.Some commented they noticed the broadcaster emphatically saying the ...
 
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An essay on media bias, personal bias, and the inconsequentiality of the bias of it all.
When we talk of "bias" nowadays, we often refer to the buzzword circulating on critical remarks directed against the news media. As a mere observer of the circus known as contemporary political and social affairs, we may have really gone haywire unlike ...
 
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Filipinos know struggle.
Filipinos know struggle. They know the conflict, war, violence, and suffering. They know what it’s like to be colonized, ostracized, and discriminated. So it should come as no surprise that when other nations cast out their unwanted citizens, Filipinos opened their arms ...
 
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One remedy has instructions for people bitten by rabid dogs.
The UST Heritage Library is a depository of 30,000 ancient books dating back from the 15th to the 19th century. When we visited its holdings in May 2019, there was one book that caught our attention because of its peculiar contents: Ang Mahusay ...
 
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Finding the true comparative size of our country.
The 7,641 islands of the Philippines is home to more than 100 million Filipinos, and the sheer cultural and environmental diversity of our archipelago should be enough to prove just how big the Philippines is. Alas, when most people think of the ...
 
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The first-ever nest in Pasonanca Natural Forest was spotted, inspiring hope for the endangered species.
The Philippine eagle, the country’s national bird, might be the subject of poetry and pride, but the endangered creature is also one of the most hunted animals in our islands, so much so that sightings of the national bird have become a ...
 
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What do Texans and Filipinos have in common? Spanish colonizers.
Before Filipinos wrested freedom and independence from their former Spanish colonizers, Manila was once a shining pearl of the Spanish empire. It was the model colony of Spanish rule, so much so that the Philippines’ reputation in the 1700s crossed the great ...
 
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Timely reads in this time of chaos and coronavirus.
At some point in our lives, we've faced the depths of an existential crisis. And in this time of coronavirus, chaos, and political unrest, it's becoming more and more common to get lost in ourselves.Top story: Who are the Descendants of Our Heroes ...
 
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An essential book featuring Filipino icons that every Filipino household should have.
History might be written by the victors, but history is made by the exceptional—the brave, inspirational, impactful, and unparalleled. Not all historical Filipino icons are heroes, but they all left a mark in one way or another.TOP STORY: Here Are Some Actual Very ...
 
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Which former president was slapped with frustrated murder and 14 years in jail? Find out how it all boiled down to one kiss in this 18th century gossip blast.
Courageous, loyal and principled–we were all taught that our heroes were golden boys (and girls). Insider A tells me different; below are the hottest scandals and secrets of these golden highnesses. From the mouth of the former president that spoke the immortal ...
 
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From New York to Los Angeles to Chicago, these Filipinos share what they see, feel, and know about America's fight against injustice.
It's been nine days since George Floyd, a black American, was killed by Derik Chauvin, a white policeman, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the process of making an arrest, Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, which ultimately lead to the 46-year-old father's death.This was the final ...
 
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‘The biggest potential of bikes isn’t in sports or leisure, but in mobility.’
I’ve never met Christian, not in the real sense of the word, but I find myself asking him questions about him and his son, Ian. They live in San Mateo, Rizal, and have been traveling by bicycle to Pasig for Ian’s cerebral palsy ...
 
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Venues, festivals, and musicians face a precarious future, but could COVID-19 be a catalyst for reform in an industry that seriously undervalues its artists?
At around eight o'clock on the evening of March 12, Sir Simon Rattle stepped onstage at the Berliner Philharmoniker to an eery silence. It was his homecoming performance, with the orchestra that he'd led as chief conductor for 16 years, before his ...
 
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Only 0.1% of our entire population has been tested.
Since COVID-19 hit the rest of the world, we've been hearing the phrase "flattening the curve." This public-health strategy involves mitigation techniques to prevent the daily number of cases from continuously going up to the point that the health-care system breaks down. ...
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