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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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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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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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After a near-death experience, Father Momoy Borromeo says he gained the ability to “look” inside people’s bodies. Now he's using it to heal the sick.
Father Efren Borromeo, or Father Momoy to those closest to him, says he's always had special abilities throughout most of his life, but things really kicked into high gear when he had a near death experience in 1994. While on the road from ...
 
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It’s a look at how the rich and powerful live their lives.
I’ve been friends with Brian C.* for years, and if there’s one thing you should know about him it’s that you can always count on him for a good story. That was certainly the case when he invited me and a few ...
 
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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 ...
 
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"Corporal Mike," the sniper who took down Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkayam Maute during the siege of Marawi, is one of the many unsung heroes of the Philippines.
Corporal Mike knew right away that he had hit the high value targets. He had fired on several figures escaping to Lake Lanao under the concealment of darkness in the early hours of October 16, 2017. The shots were taken from a ...
 
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It sounds insane, but wearing lola's old daster or using dad's favorite handkerchief is how we can truly keep our old loved ones alive.
When my aunt passed, we held off cleaning her room for weeks. The weeks turned into months and the months turned into years and the years turned into a perpetual state of listlessness. But at some point, the listlessness ceased and we ...
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