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At a time when intellect and human achievement are under attack, we lost a monument to both.
In 1823, a workman laboring on the roof of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, which had stood untouched above the alleged tomb of St. Paul for over 1,400 years, started a fire that destroyed the basilica almost ...
 
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It’s not cool that he did it with somebody other than his wife, but his age shouldn’t be a reason for people to express disgust at what he did
Another day, another scandal. This time, it comes to us courtesy of a revered public figure best known for being one-third of a beloved icon of Original Pilipino Music.Jim Paredes hasn’t made new music in years, but he’s kept himself high-profile and ...
 
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Deadly disasters in the recent years
When one of the elevators in Makati’s PBCom Tower came crashing down from the 47th floor, it shone the spotlight on an issue that people take for granted—the operational efficiency of something so mundane as an elevator.What many people don’t know is ...
 
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He's got a new artist booking app in development, and how better to launch it than a super-luxury party?
As a wise man once said: a good idea is a good idea forever. It's perhaps with that nugget of philosophy in mind that, when he was ambushed by TMZ at LAX airport yesterday, Ja Rule suggested that, actually, doing another Fyre Festival might ...
 
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It was tagged as one of the major pollutants of the Manila Bay.
Following the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' plan for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, the Manila Zoo was ordered closed by Mayor Joseph Estrada after being tagged as one of the "major pollutants" of the bay. It was reportedly draining untreated ...
 
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Following the Lifetime docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, it's clearer than ever that it's time to turn off his music for good.
After you watch the six-part ordeal that is Lifetime's docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, it becomes clearer than ever that there can be no separating R. Kelly from his “art.”Between what is seen in the documentary and R. Kelly's response to it, it is ...
 
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The statement comes after "a thorough investigation."
After a tumultuous past few days, Ateneo de Manila University President Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin has released a statement on the decision of the bullying incident that has captured the attention of Filipinos on social media.According to the official document released earlier today ...
 
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These billionaires are no Scrooges, they have the Christmas spirit.
In the spirit of Christmas, the Philippines’ biggest tycoons gamely participated in a music video, Happy Christmas by John Lennon.Included in the video are Lance Gokongwei and his sisters Robina Pe and Lisa Cheng, brothers Jaime Augusto Zobel and Fernando Zobel, Ricky ...
 
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The recent viral video of an Ateneo junior high student bullying a schoolmate has gotten out of hand.
From the uproar on social media, you can almost imagine the lynch mob with nooses for the perpetrator, and torches to burn the school down. Apparently people would prefer the perpetrator expelled RIGHT HERE AND NOW (I certainly do). Given the videos ...
 
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Politics, controversy, and the odd piece of good news defined our year, says data analytics company Research and Tech Lab.
We're in the last few weeks of the year, which means that there's plenty of time yet for our politicians and fellow online denizens to come up with more...surprises.So, while we recognize that this list may change before 2019 comes rolling around, ...
 
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To their credit, Digichive immediately responded with a promise to take down the billboard.
If you have been on an airplane and had had to go through the NAIA Centennial Terminal (aka Terminal 2) recently, you might have noticed a billboard that gave this little factoid about Philippine history. Together with an illustration of a yo-yo, the billboard ...
 
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Among other things, she the first female student at Harvard Medical School.
Yesterday, Google chose to honor one of the country's most admired woman Fe del Mundo on her 107th birth anniversary. For her dedication to child healthcare, she was known as the "Angel of Santo Tomas." Read on to find out more about her ...
 
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Upsilonian President of UP also issues statement.
Two members of the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s University Student Council (UPD-USC), including its chairperson, have resigned days after the leak of disturbing messages from a group chat from supposed members of the Upsilon Sigma Phi (USP) fraternity.Yael Toribio, who is also ...
 
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Name someone from UP, and they’ve probably been insulted in the leaked group messages.
There’s a lot to unpack in the scandal du jour. A casual search for Upsilon 100 or #lonsileaks on Twitter (and even Facebook) will yield what initially looks like a bunch of screenshots from a group chat. Most of the group chat ...
 
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Somebody is out there with the receipts.
In what should be a surprise but isn't, Imee Marcos—eldest daughter of world-record holder Ferdinand Marcos and fine jewelry collector Imelda Marcos—filed her certificate of candidacy for the 2019 elections earlier this week, eyeing a seat in the Senate. After Imee Marcos and other senatoriables filed their certificates of candidacy, the ...
 
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What's sadder? You not winning the lottery or being the only person in town who didn't win?
Filipinos lined up to take their chance at winning over P1 billion in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Ultra Lotto 6/58. It seemed to be a godsend of a distraction from worst inflation in nine years and other political shenanigans, simply because everybody wants to be a ...
 
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Despite tiny odds, people are drawn to Ultra Lotto because of the more than Php1 billion prize. Other games may offer better chances but smaller prizes.
The odds of a lotto ticket winning the Philippine Charity and Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw tonight, which commands a top prize of more than Php1 billion, is only one in 40.5 million.Despite the miniscule chances of winning, huge numbers ...
 
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How does the law—and academic institutions themselves—protect the students?
Whispers turned into Facebook posts, which turned into Twitter and Reddit threads, and which may now turn into real-world sanctions and legal action. Last week, the ADMU Freedom Wall was flooded with comments accusing a professor at Ateneo de Manila University of sexual harassment.It began ...
 
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A rundown of her greatest hits as a government official.
Mocha Uson has stepped down from her post as Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, and while it's naturally been a cause for celebration, naturally, but also a cause for alarm. As observers have pointed out, Uson's resignation allowed her a graceful exit ...
 
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And a quick look at how he got to Congress.
If it were a celebrity who had landed in the news so many times over the past few weeks, we'd have called it a meltdown, in the style of 2007 Britney Spears or 2014 Shia LeBouef. But instead we have politicians and—whatever ...
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