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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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It's a 43-year-old institution.
It was something of a '90s rite of passage—or a weekend ritual. Allowances were saved and spent on weird curios like fart sprays, glow-in-the-dark goo, magic tricks, and exploding pens. Regina was an overstuffed mish-mash of things every kid didn't know he ...
 
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Willie Villano is 82 years old and though he's unheard of by most people, he has crafted a legacy.
Wilfredo Villano is 82 years old. On the phone, he speaks extra loud, as if unassured that his message is getting through or unconvinced that he can hear the other end well. Maybe both. He speaks with the affable, affectionate tone of a doting grandparent ...
 
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Your parents might have done it, too.
In the quest for life's deeper meaning, we've done all sorts of things to better our soda. We've put Mentos in Coke, dropped all sorts of fruit in Sprite, dared ourselves to drink Pepsi with Pop Rocks. Heck, one guy even suggested ...
 
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If you've managed to salvage these from clutter purges, you're lucky.
Old items that survived the great clutter purges in your house could now be worth a fortune. An old doll, a piece of arm from an action figure you’ve been holding on to, or an old comic book lying around could be ...
 
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People waited for days to watch a Netflix movie they ordered.
In the late ’90s, Netflix was just a small movie rental company that mailed DVDs to its customers. At the time, the price for a seven-day rental was $4 with a $2 shipping charge. When you place a rental order through dvd.netflix.com, ...
 
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Some of these old Facebook games are dead now.
For a time, Facebook was more of a gaming platform than a social network. We spent hours on end playing with virtual pets, harvesting virtual crops, and organizing virtual crimes. When Facebook shot to global popularity in 2008, many people heard about it because friends were playing online ...
 
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Back in the '60s and '70s, restaurants in Cubao were on the cutting edge.
People have said it often enough. Before there was ever Bonifacio Global City or Makati, there was Cubao, the center of culture and commerce from the '60s up to the '80s thanks to the sprawling real estate imagined by tycoon J. Amado ...
 
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And how it differs from Hany.
Is Chocnut really made of chocolate or mostly peanut? Compared with other chocolate bars, this local treat has a powdery texture that easily crumbles when handled. King Chocnut Milk Chocolate (its official name) or simply Chocnut became a widely popular snack in ...
 
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Photographer uploads grainy photos of recording rockstars.
Photographer Eddie Boy Escudero has unearthed an entire photo album featuring OPM legends at a recording studio.Icons such as Francis Magalona, Rico Blanco, Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Gary Ignacio, Marcus Adoro, Nathan Azarcon, Melody Del Mundo, Cookie Chua, and Vic Valenciano are ...
 
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Will this feat ever be repeated?
Decades ago, or in 1954 to be exact, the Philippines distinguished itself as one of the top teams in the world when it placed third among 12 teams at the World Basketball Championship in Rio de Janeiro.Way before the PBA was formed, ...
 
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The chocolate cake of your childhood.
Of the many variants of cake, the Black Forest is among those that get the least attention. Not a lot of dessert places in Manila offer the famed chocolate-fruit cream cake medley, much to the dismay of ‘90s kids who have come ...
 
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Beaches pre-Boracay.
It's no surprise whenever one of our local beaches is named among the most beautiful in the world. While there are newer islands and resorts that are still being disovered, there was a time when there were just a few favorite spots where Filipinos spent their ...
 
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It's fine because the tuna pie is back.
Though we'll always love the Chickenjoy and burger steak, Jollibee has lots of menu items that were sadly short-lived. Facebook page Mga Kwento ni Jollibee posted an album of these and we were hit with a big wave of nostalgia. Relive the times when you could still order ...
 
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Liwayway Gawgaw gave birth to Oishi, one of only three Filipino companies that have significant international footprint.
Few Filipino brands are as iconic and successful as Liwayway Gawgaw, manufactured by the Liwayway Marketing Corporation. Unknown to many, it is the parent company of Oishi, and one of the sons of its founders also established Bench (the retail brand of clothing, ...
 
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Getting the Manoeuvres, the Streetboys and Universal Motion Dancers in one show is just as fun as it sounds.
It’s been pointed out in various social media posts that January has been a tough month. With a deadly virus fast spreading globally, a volcanic eruption, the threat of World War 3, epic bushfires in Australia, and the death of a beloved ...
 
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Press rewind and relive delicious memories.
It’s always hard to let go of old-time favorites, especially when they’ve been staple cravings for years and are suddenly taken away. Case in point: The buzz created by the phased-out Jollibee Champ has still got us reeling, unsure of what will ...
 
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The shows we watched when we had less than five channels.
Ask any Gen Xer what shows they remember watching as kids and they’ll probably answer the name of a cartoon show with giant robots. Starting from the late ‘70s, local TV networks aired Japanese cartoons that were usually dubbed in English. Super ...
 
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Let’s take a look at the malls before Harrison and Ali.
Malls in the Philippines were officially introduced in the '60s but before them, there were standalone department stores and shopping complexes that thrived. The structure of these establishments and even the floor layouts were different from the malls we know today, which ...
 
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Jolo Revilla, Angelica Alita host welcome dinner for wedding guests.
Showbiz personalities come and go.Some are fortunate enough to steal the spotlight and stay in the industry, while others only bask in the limelight for a time before slowly fading away.Then there are the stars who dominate the scene enough to leave ...
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