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Netopia was the unofficial national computer shop of the Philippines. 
It's been more than a decade since I stepped inside Netopia, the shop that popularized the term internet cafe in the Philippines. Today, Netopia has become a relic, one of the forgotten icons from the past two decades. Netopia was founded in 1996 by ...
 
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Kuba sa Quiapo starred Mila Del Sol and Leopoldo Salcedo.
The year 1949 was a turning point in Philippine history. It was the end of a decade ravaged by war. The country was rebuilding itself from the aftermath of World War II and, at the same time, finding its voice in the ...
 
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The pandemic was not kind to small local businesses.
2020 was tough on all of us both personally and professionally. The global pandemic took its toll on small, local businesses, especially ones that had fewer resources than big-name chains and thrived on foot traffic passing by corner-street brick-and-mortar shops. Below, we ...
 
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Chiz Curls was launched in 1966.
In 1966, food company Universal Robina Corporation launched Chiz Curls, a puff snack dusted in orange cheese flavoring and packaged in the unmistakable blue plastic. The packaging's style has evolved over the years, but the vibrant blue and chunky font stuck, along with the snack's signature ...
 
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Mic drop.
The king of Christmas carols has gone viral on the Internet for his bars and bling. Jose Mari Chan dropped the mic on Nico Bolzico in this music video for Lay’s Philippines. The video, titled “Remix in Our Hearts,” opens with Bolzico listening ...
 
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Like RC, Pop played the 'be different' card.
RC Cola is back with another commercial that oversteps the boundaries of weird. "Basta," it defies explanation according to its creators at GIGIL ad agency. The David fighting the softdrink Goliaths is setting itself apart by positioning itself as different.Before RC, one homegrown brand tried to slay Coke ...
 
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For millions of years, a mountain in Nueva Vizcaya churned out salt. And then it stopped. 
For millions of years, a mountain in the town of Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya produced salt. It was called the Salinas Salt Springs. It was a geographical protrusion on the landscape that looked like a strangely shaped hill, only it was covered in ...
 
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After 134 years, the barometer still works.
In 1886, Jesuit priest Federico Faura, aka Padre Faura, invented a barometer that measures atmospheric pressure to estimate the intensity and proximity of approaching typhoons in the Philippines. Padre Faura was a priest and a meteorologist. He was the director of the ...
 
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They got most things right.
Over 30 years ago, researchers pictured what the home of the future would look like. It is amazing that even without the Internet at the time, they were able to predict many things that homes already have today. For instance, they talked about ...
 
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A decade flew by in an instant. Now we’re three quarters of the way into 2020. 
The year 2010 seems like yesterday, and right now, we’re in the third quarter of 2020. Ten years ago, Filipinos decided to bombard Google with these search keywords, which gave us a little nostalgia. We know this because of a tool called ...
 
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We stumbled upon 65,000 Winamp skins online, and they’re glorious.
Remember when Winamp was everybody’s Spotify? From the late ’90s to the mid-’00s, Winamp dominated everybody’s PC as the media player of choice. This was back at a time when bootleg copies of songs almost killed the music industry, and playing these ...
 
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It was kept hidden for 75 years.
When the Tiburcio-Jaralve family was sorting old items in their house, they discovered a very old piece of paper stashed along with family photographs from the 1940s. When they unfolded the paper, which was a faded piece from a yellow pad, they were ...
 
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These giants used to be a common sight in the city.
Commuters in Metro Manila have a lot of hopes and dreams for our current transport system (especially seeing as it leaves a lot to be desired, but that’s a whole other story). And one ultimate fantasy a few might share would be ...
 
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Who owns Manila South Cemetery?
If you take a look at the map of Manila and Makati, you will see something strange: There is a square chunk of Manila right in the middle of Makati. Upon closer inspection, you realize it is actually the Manila South Cemetery, a ...
 
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The PhilAm Theater is currently being dismantled.
The Philam Life Auditorium is now being demolished. The site will become part of the many development projects under SMDC.The 780-seat theater was designed by architect Carlos D. Arguelles, who also designed the Philippine National Bank Building in Escolta and DBP Building ...
 
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The oldest church in Mindanao was built by the Jesuits.
The San Salvador del Mundo Church in Caraga, more commonly known as the Caraga Church, is the oldest church in Mindanao. It had been closed for two years to give way to much-needed restoration work and was reopened to the public in ...
 
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It was the biggest hoax of the century that fooled the world.
In 1971, the Philippines shocked the world when a surviving prehistoric tribe was reportedly found in the rainforests of Mindanao. National media outlets from around the world feasted on the discovery. Some of the headlines read: “Primitive Stone-Age Tribe Discovered in the Philippines.” ...
 
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This Philippine-made flatiron is a work of art. 
Not everything that is rusty is worthless. In the 1800s, Filipinos used to iron their clothes using a wooden roller and a flat board, as seen in this rare photo owned by John C. Tewell. The contraption is called prensa de paa or foot ...
 
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Matabungkay was a favorite getaway during the '80s and '90s.
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, the beach of Matabungkay was the ultimate destination for yuppies and college students who were looking for a perfect weekend getaway from the city. Families would also bring their kids to Matabungkay’s white sand beach during ...
 
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Spanky Rigor left his rockstar life for a simpler life in America. 
Spanky Rigor used to live the life of a rockstar. He was a founding member of the iconic group VST & Co or simply VST. The  “S” in VST actually stands for his name Spanky, while the “V” and “T” stand for ...
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