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DOT’s latest stunt is a gamefied virtual tour of the country. 
This is what you get when you have a Tourism secretary who is a gamer and an avid player of Pokemon Go. The Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched a gamified virtual tour of the Philippines titled “Where in the Philippines is ...
 
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According to an international food site.
The Philippines may not exactly be one of the world’s top culinary capitals, but it’s good to know that we’re still in the radar as an off-the-beaten-track destination for food travelers. In fact, a survey conducted by international food website Chef’s Pencil ...
 
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The drive will be worth it.
Ilocos Norte and Anilao in Batangas open their doors this week to visitors from Luzon to give the tourism industry a much-needed boost and to give Filipinos vacation options from months of quarantine, officials said.READ MORE ABOUT TOURISM:Boracay Leads Careful Reopening in the PhilippinesHow This Resort Managed to Preserve BoracayLike Boracay, ...
 
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Political forces are aligning for the 2022 elections.
President Rodrigo Duterte late Thursday made a rare, unscheduled address to the nation. He told his two allies in the House of Representatives to prioritize the passage of the 2021 budget over their leadership feud. He refused to invoke a term-sharing deal that he helped ...
 
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First, they added animals. And then Filipinos.
The Palacio de Cristal del Retiro (Crystal Palace of Retiro) was supposed to be a museum of exotic items from the Philippines. It sits at the heart of Madrid’s Retiro Park. The museum was thought to be a wholesome effort from the ...
 
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The first happened during World War 2.
Martial law—or a state where a particular area (or the whole country) is under the control of the military or armed forces—is most often associated with former President Ferdinand Marcos. But not many people know the late strongman was not the first ...
 
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The late Senator Eva Kalaw was a Plaza Miranda Survivor. 
Eva Kalaw was a force of nature when she was still alive. After surviving the Plaza Miranda bombings, she went on to survive the worst of what the Marcos regime could throw at her: political persecution, being jailed twice, and then the ...
 
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A quick look at the impact of authoritarian rule on infrastructure, debt, GDP, inflation and the stock market.
To family and supporters of the former President Ferdinand Marcos, his declaration of martial law on September 23, 1972 (though he antedated the official document to September 21) remains a watershed event that ushered in what some of them consider to be ...
 
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Europe's three most powerful nations back the Philippines against China.
The United Kingdom, Germany, and France have expressed their support for the Philippines in its 2016 victory against China in the landmark ruling concerning the West Philippine Sea. The three countries also slammed China's claims of "historic rights" over the entirety of ...
 
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Nieves Fernandez was the only female guerrilla commander in WWII.
Nieves Fernandez was a school teacher in Tacloban. Her life was upturned when the Japanese invaded the Philippines in 1941. Her students call her “Miss Fernandez,” and she was very protective of them. Her fierce motherly instincts reared to the fore when ...
 
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It’s not about pastry. 
In 1904, a book of fiction about the Philippines was published in the United States. It was titled The Brownies in the Philippines.No, it wasn't a recipe book, and the “Brownies” were not pastry. Top Story: Supermarket Staff Pin-pricking Holes in Plastic Sugar ...
 
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The U.S. told ASEAN to 'cut ties' with Chinese companies that build islands in the WPS.
Who is a better hegemon? The U.S. or China? That's what ASEAN countries are weighing these days. In a series of charm offensives, the United States has rallied Southeast Asia closer within its sphere of influence. U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo rallied members of ...
 
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We do not need Baybayin to affirm that what we speak, write, or read is Filipino.
When Manila Mayor Isko Moreno unveiled the new Lagusnilad Underpass, people were amazed to see Baybayin inscriptions on one of the entrances of the tunnel. Top Story: Who Are the Ambanis, Asia's Wealthiest Family?Currently, groups are pushing for Baybayin to become the Philippines’ ...
 
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Demand remains sluggish due to the pandemic.
Inflation in the Philippines slowed to 2.4 percent in August, a consequence of weak demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic. It was also below the forecast set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.Also read:  8 Great Monarchies and How They Fell from Grace The ...
 
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It is the map that gave the name "Filipina" to our country.
An exceedingly rare map considered the Philippines’ “birth certificate” has surfaced to the public. The Ramusio-Gastaldi Map is the first one that gave the name “Filipina” to the archipelago. The map, which is the first document that ever bore the name “Filipina” to ...
 
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Lola Loring was a dauntless saboteur during World War II.
Loring May Ebersole, later known as Florence Finch, was just like a typical grandmother who busied herself with things most typical grandmothers would do. She doted on grandkids, cooked wonderful meals, and watched old soap operas. But when Loring died at the age ...
 
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'We appreciate the fortitude and dedication of Filipinos.'
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has released “We Salute You,” a video that pays tribute to the more than 150,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who have been working in Singapore since the onset of the pandemic. Top Story: Gal Gadot and The Most Beautiful Israeli ...
 
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Only two Filipinos ever made that feat.
Law school is known for having an arduous curriculum because of the nature of the profession. Before you even get to attend law school, you'll also need to have a degree in any pre-law course that's worth four or so years of ...
 
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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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The U.S. kept it a secret from the Philippines until 1989. 
There is a one-megaton nuclear bomb sitting at the bottom of the Philippine Sea, and no one knows exactly where it is.In December 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga from the U.S. Navy left Subic Naval Base, which was once America’s largest ...
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