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The history of Nayong Pilipino stretches back over half a century.
Schoolkids of a certain age will remember field trips to Nayong Pilipino: a jaunt through some of the most beautiful regions of the Philippines all in the span of one day. There were scale models of the Banaue Rice Terraces in the ...
An untold number of men, women, and children starved and died during this bleak moment in the nation’s history.
Famine isn’t a word you hear a lot these days, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There are still places in the world where people struggle with putting food on the table, particularly in some developing countries in Africa. In the Philippines, ...
The pandemic devastated the cruise ship industry, but there are signs the worst may be over.
Jannel Montero was in Sydney, Australia when news about a highly infectious new disease started spreading worldwide. The 27-year-old was working as a staff member of Dream Cruises, a cruise line owned by Genting Hong Kong. Things still seemed to be relatively ...
The youngest son of the late Danding Cojuangco gives us a peek into his garage and opens up about life with a very controversial last name.
When he was four years old, Carlos “Charlie” Cojuangco almost died. He was riding in one of the family cars—a 1962 Bentley Continental S2—from Sta. Mesa to Pasay City, when he felt faint and almost passed out. He would find out later ...
One scandal would’ve been enough.
Because my mind is in the past (the mid-eighties) and in the gutter (the porn biz) for reasons that will become clear, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the September 1984 issue of Penthouse. How to convey the magnitude of the ...
Since Cary Floirendo Lagdameo came on board, the family business has grown 400 percent.
Family businesses don’t always last. Many fall out of the family by the second or third generation as a business isn’t a promise that the kids will be able to keep the engines running when the legacy is passed on.It’s only the ...
A landmark study suggests Magellan’s crew made crucial stops in Palawan.
Very little is known about what happened in the days that followed the death of Ferdinand Magellan in Mactan. But Filipino historians believe the Spanish voyagers made several landings in Palawan, where they were attacked by the local Tagbanwas. Professor Michael Angelo Doblado, ...
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 ...
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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