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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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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 ...
 
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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, ...
 
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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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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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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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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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‘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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Every hero is also part villain.
Filipino movies and teleseryes have raised us to believe that heroes are infallible (and, in some cases, bulletproof). In real life, however, it’s not so black-and-white. Our national heroes were flesh and blood who made mistakes just like any other Filipino during their ...
 
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‘Well-Distance-Being’ reminds you to be present while social distancing.
No handshakes. No high-fives. No hugs. No holding hands with your honey. No kisses from Mommy. The new world order requires humans, whether friends, lovers, or foes, to stay at least two meters away from each other. It’s the price we must ...
 
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Authors, readers, booksellers, and publishers have banded together.
Authors, readers, booksellers, and publishers have become more tightly-knit than ever to outlast a global pandemic."They weren’t cancelled all at once,” writer Paul Lisicky said of the twenty-two stops on his cross country book tour. “No one gave me a phone call ...
 
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It’s a Band-Aid solution for a struggling economy, but will it last?
Philippine offshore gaming operators, otherwise known as Chinese POGOs or just POGOs, have managed to cement a multi-billion-peso industry within a matter of years, but not without drawing the ire and condemnation of an increasingly critical public. While POGOs have contributed billions ...
 
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A lawmaker explains.
ABS-CBN’s channel remains black, two days after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered the network’s nationwide shutdown. At 7:52 p.m., millions watched as ABS-CBN signed off for the first time since 1972 during martial law.ABS-CBN leaves behind millions of Filipinos who have ...
 
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ABS-CBN's history left indelible marks in Philippine culture and society.
ABS-CBN is one of the few extant postwar organizations that helped revive and rebuild what was left of the tattered Philippine economy after World War II. It traces its roots to 1946 when James Lindenberg founded Bolinao Electronics Corporation or BEC, which ...
 
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The Red Pope is rising high.
Just six months ago in December 2019, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle as the head of the powerful Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, one of the most significant departments in the Roman Curia, the administrative body of the Vatican.  With ...
 
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Buried by the platform’s algorithm, these obscure but excellent works need to be seen. 
Last April 28, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ruled that, for the time being, films would not need a seven-day theatrical run in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County to qualify for the Academy Awards. While this is ...
 
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It's still up for debate.
It is uncontested that a vast majority of people are only familiar with Juan Luna as an expatriate painter. Like all other heroes discussed in school textbooks, rarely do teachers and students pay any attention to their idiosyncrasies and character flaws, which ...
 
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Surrounded by the bounty of nature, the beach community turns to sustainable living. 
On the island of Siargao, people are returning to nature. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has broken the world order, has affected the island’s community in a different way.“It is undeniable that what our world is going through right now seems to be ...
 
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Why 'normal' is the cause of all this chaos.
From the way we raise our families to the highest decision-making bodies, humanity seems to be in agreement that we are far better and wiser than our ancestors. With our cars, technology, sciences, electricity, and other conveniences previously unavailable to us for ...
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