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Part 3 of The 100 Most Powerful People in the Philippines List.
Power isn’t always obvious, but often you can sense its presence. It’s in how the dynamics of a room changes when a VIP walks in. It’s what causes goosebumps when someone is delivering an impassioned speech. And it’s how we calibrate our ...
 
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Part 1 of The 100 Most Powerful People in the Philippines List.
Power isn’t always obvious, but often you can sense its presence. It’s in how the dynamic of a room changes when a VIP walks in. It’s what causes goosebumps when someone is delivering an impassioned speech. And it’s how we calibrate our ...
 
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The stars just aligned.
Carmen Apigo, 76, is the principal of the Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School and the administrator of the Philippine-Japan Historical Museum in Davao. She is a Japanese descendant, a Nikkei Jin—a fact that she shared with friends and colleagues only later ...
 
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We talk to the project proponent, the vendors, and the mayor of Cebu City to get to the bottom of the Carbon Market redevelopment project.
Sixty-four-year-old Lucena Obelza has been running her general merchandise store at the old Freedom Park complex at Carbon Market in Cebu City for 40 years. Business was so good back then that she would regularly earn about P300,000 a day. But on July ...
 
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There's probably a word for that sad/happy emotion you're feeling.
The spectrum of human experience is far too complicated to be limited to happy, sad, and in-between. In fact, there are more words for the “in-between” than most people know. There’s a word for feeling nostalgic for a time you never experienced. ...
 
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If you’re ever in Los Angeles, say hello to Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer of Yamashiro Restaurant.
Chef Valerie Castillo-Archer couldn’t hold back tears when she was served a special kind of goto at the Sheraton Hotel Manila during a visit to the Philippines recently. The Filipino-American executive chef of iconic Los Angeles restaurant Yamashiro hadn’t been back to ...
 
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"I’m not saying I want to die, but if I got to die, let me die in the line of duty, the duty of the ’hood.”
This article originally appeared in the December 1996 issue of Esquire. To read every Esquire story ever published, upgrade to All Access.I first met Tupac Shakur almost five years ago, when John Singleton invited me to do a behind-the-scenes book for his second ...
 
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How wars and plagues were immortalized in… nursery rhymes.
Nursery rhymes are fun to sing. They’re easy to learn. And they’re for kids—right? Not exactly. It might sound cynical—even fairytales don’t seem to be the most child-friendly—but there’s some truth to it. Many of the most beloved nursery rhymes actually have some ...
 
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There have been sightings of spirits in the area for years.
In a small barangay in Legazpi City, Albay, there is a memorial for the victims of a devastating typhoon that hit the Bicol region in November 2006. Tyhoon Reming (international name: Durian) was one of the strongest tropical cyclones to hit this ...
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