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A little reading of history might change the mind of Marikina’s leaders. 
The local government of Marikina has launched an anti-leptospirosis program, and it's caught the attention of many netizens: Kampanya Kontra Lepto: Daga Mo Palit Cash. As the title suggests, people will be rewarded with cash for every rat they catch in Marikina. Rats ...
 
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Why are there so many errors in textbooks?
Why are there so many errors in textbooks, modules, and take-home worksheets provided by schools?“Typos and content errors should not exist in textbooks,” a friend said. “If broadsheets can manage to print daily news without any errors on its pages, why can’t ...
 
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The strongman exhaled droplets of pandemic disease from his maskless gob.
The strongman stood on the balcony of the presidential mansion, hopped up on steroids and exhaling droplets of pandemic disease from his maskless gob in between occasional gasps for breath, saluting the screaming machinery of military force as the presidential helicopter's motors ground into motion ...
 
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It’s time to let go of the antiquated belief that rape jokes are okay.
We at Esquire Philippines are the first to champion free speech and will often criticize or ridicule attempts to curtail it, but when we heard that actress Liza Soberano marched off into court and filed a criminal complaint against someone who made ...
 
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Sometimes, cancel culture is difficult to tell apart from mob mentality.
The Twitterverse was set ablaze on September 8 when the hashtags #CancelKorea and #ApologizeToFilipinos became a trending topic on the social media site. It all started when Koreans called out Fil-Am influencer Bella Poarch for sporting a controversial tattoo.#CancelKorea is a fine ...
 
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The irrelevance of Filipinx, at least in the Philippines.
“Filipinx” has reared its head again, pissing off the Twitterverse. The word “Filipinx” has been hovering in cyberspace for years with interspersed waves of enraged online criticism. But everything came to a head this weekend when the gender-neutral words “Filipinx” and “Pinxy” ...
 
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This is ridiculous.
For no clear reason, married women are being required to submit the original copy of their marriage contract before they could get a student’s permit to drive, according to the requirements set by Land Transportation Office (LTO). To be exact, married women must submit an ...
 
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What’s it going to take for big companies to start taking better care of their customers?
I was stuck in our house in Cavite during the first stretch of strict lockdowns that started in March because of COVID-19. Thankfully, internet service there is stable, which is a godsend considering that I, like many other people, suddenly had to ...
 
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Now, does it come with improved labor laws and hazard pay?
In case you missed it, President Rodrigo Duterte just declared the year 2020, this goddamn cursed year, as the “Year of the Filipino Health Workers.”In a proclamation released by Malacañang Palace, this declaration is to honor the hard work of health workers ...
 
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As the racist eloquently put it, 'Trump's gonna fuck you.'
In another episode of racism in the U.S.A., a Filipino-American family became the target of a xenophobic white man when the said racist yelled obscenities at the family while they were celebrating a tita’s birthday at a lodge in California.Little did he ...
 
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It’s a reckoning that’s been a long time coming.
Back when I worked at the Australian Embassy in Manila, I remember going out with a few officemates one night and ending up at the opening of Martinis at the old Mandarin Hotel in Makati. It was supposed to be a by-invitation-only ...
 
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Senator Pia Cayetano was wrong to say that our level of English proficiency is nakakahiya.
During a Senate hearing on Monday, Senator Pia Cayetano demanded to know why some broadcasters choose to air children’s programs dubbed in Filipino instead of their original versions in English. She wants kids to learn how to speak English as early as ...
 
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ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez was asked to recite the first line of the pledge in Congress.
How many adult Filipinos can still remember and recite the complete Panatang Makabayan?The Philippine Oath of Allegiance trended on Twitter and Facebook on June 8 after congressman Rodante Marcoleta asked ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III to recite the first line ...
 
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‘Ang Probinsyano’ is back on national television.
Just when you thought ABS-CBN’s shutdown was the final nail in the coffin that ended Ang Probinsyano, Cardo Dalisay comes back to life once again, like the many times he did on the four-year-old show. According to ABS-CBN, Ang Probinsyano is making ...
 
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We're partners with a superpower.
Merely four months after terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, the Philippine government has now realized the country needs it, after all.The whole kerfuffle began back in January when President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cancel the VFA if ...
 
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It’s information and emotional overload 24/7.
Every time we browse social media, we’re bombarded with news about what’s going on in the world, and you don’t need me to tell you that most of it isn’t good. These days, the headlines are all pretty much the same—racial injustice, ...
 
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Focusing on one doesn’t make problems with the other go away.
For more than 60 days now Filipinos have been living under one of the longest and strictest community quarantines in the world. Many of us are now asking when and how to ease restrictions, revive the economy, and return to some sort of ...
 
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She has since apologized, but that doesn’t make her point any less valid.
When Senator Cynthia Villar expressed disbelief during a hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole that the middle class is also receiving cash aid from the government to help them out during the pandemic, social media was quick to react. The overwhleming ...
 
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The writer says he's felt better during lockdown than he has in a while. That says something about capitalism's relationship with mental health.
This is first and foremost a personal essay, about my own experiences. While I plan to make some broader observations, it must be understood that I speak from a privileged position. I’m young, have a roof over my head, food to eat, ...
 
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The Philippines isn't on the same level as other countries.
I have an unpopular opinion. Testing is not the most important thing. The most important thing is isolating people who are probable COVID-19 cases as well as those who have had contact with them.RT-PCR stands for real-time polymerase chain reaction, which uses ...
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