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The national hero’s activities in Dapitan prove that he was the quintessential Renaissance man.
When Jose Rizal was shipped off to Dapitan—a sleepy town at the northernmost tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula—he had lived in Madrid, Paris, and London; taken a train across the United States; made acquaintances with European intellectuals; and written two novels that ...
 
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A transwoman speaks her truth.
As told to Paul John CañaMy name is Jules Veloso. I’m 34 years old. I am the managing director of influencer marketing agency In Circle, and my role is laser-focused on driving the company’s growth and strategic direction by inspiring synergistic relationship ...
 
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Kevin Reyes is proof that big dreams can come true.
Admit it. You’re not the only one spending all those hours on Nike By You, mixing and matching color and material choices on sneakers you’ll never end up ordering anyway. You’re not alone. Designing sneakers for a living is probably one of the ...
 
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Is it a cult? Or simply a misunderstood “brotherhood?”
When Ruben Ecleo Jr. died while under the custody of the Bureau of Corrections earlier this month, it was significant in more ways than one. Ecleo was a former representative of the Dinagat Islands and a former mayor of the municipality of ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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, ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
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