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The fight for women's right to vote lasted over three decades.
Lorena Barros once said that the “new Filipina is first and foremost, a militant.” But Filipinas have been militant for decades before Lorena uttered her famous phrase.One episode in this history was on April 30, 1937, when Filipino women convinced the National ...
 
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Level up your chocolate game this Mother’s Day.
Whether it’s date night or a special holiday, chocolates are the best gift ever. While it may seem overly simple on some occasions, you just can’t go wrong with a box of these deeply tasty treats. When it comes to giving chocolates ...
 
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Tame unruly pandemic hair by giving these barbers a call.
GCQ, ECQ, MECQ? Local businesses, including neighborhood barbershops, have been struggling with the fickle open-close situation of the quarantine. Meanwhile, your bed of hair is starting to resemble the potted plant you adopted during your plantito phase: wild and in need of a good ...
 
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After his capture in Palanan during the Philippine-American War, the desire for an independent Philippines continued.  
On April 19, 1901, Emilio Aguinaldo issued a proclamation that broke the heart of thousands of revolutionaries nationwide. “The complete termination of hostilities and a lasting peace,” he said, “are not only desirable but absolutely essential to the welfare of the Philippines.” It ...
 
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Themes and ideas in Filipino cinema match with Hollywood’s best.
The Academy Awards in the Philippines are a tenuous thing. Since it airs during the daytime in the Philippines, it is common to discuss it over lunch break at work, but usually most haven’t seen any of the nominees. This is truer ...
 
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From the Great Fire of Sri Lumay to the treaty that ended the reign of the Rajahs, the history of Cebu history is rich and complex.
Here’s a fun fact you can bring up whenever we can go back to not wondering whether the pandemic or abject hunger will kill us first: Cebu City is the first and oldest city in the Philippines, having been founded in April ...
 
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The sensation of the fabric on the skin was so smooth and soft, you thank every silkworm that gave its life for this beauty.
It started at a winery, of all places. The young lady helping me had the prettiest mask I had ever seen. It looked like silver silk batik with ribbons instead of elastic ties. “Oh, they’re just over in Poblacion,” she offered helpfully. ...
 
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Lino Brocka, the maestro of Philippine cinema, championed justice and freedom.
There is little doubt that Lino Brocka is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, Filipino director of his age, or any age. To this day, his films Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim, Ora Pro Nobis, Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, and others ...
 
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While other eateries are closing left and right, Wildflour is more successful than ever. 
A little over a year ago, it was not easy to find a seat at Wildflour. I lived between two of its outlets and never had I been seated instantly (except for that one time when, by sheer luck, there was an ...
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