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Here are the most outrageous memes that dominated Filipinos' timelines in 2019.
Everybody knows that Filipinos are fluent in speaking with memes. For every national news, whether good or bad, there is always some witty Filipino who takes it upon him or herself to make a meme out of the situation. Here are some ...
 
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On December 26, a solar eclipse will be visible for three hours and 15 minutes.
On Thursday, December 26, look up to get your belated Christmas gift from the universe.Just one day after Christmas, Filipinos will be able to catch an annual solar eclipse. The sun and moon will align for three hours and 15 minutes at ...
 
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The glory days of the Philippine National Railways are slowly making a comeback.
History has not been kind to one of Asia’s first railway transports, the Philippine National Railway or PNR. It was established as the Ferrocaril de Manila-Dagupan in 1892, a tumultuous time in Philippine history when the Spanish colonial government was struggling to ...
 
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The results are a riot.
Google Philippines just released a list of its top trending topics typed into the search engine in 2019 by Filipino netizens—and the results are a riot.For top trending searches for male personalities, actor Gerald Anderson, the ambassador of ghosting in 2019, is found sandwiched ...
 
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Well, the film got one thing right.
In 2017, the Telegraph broke the story of how the notorious black market trade in the Philippines was a gateway for foreigners to fake their deaths, collect their life insurance, and live the good life. One official death certificate validating someone’s fake death ...
 
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"We're not looking to buy anything right now. But I've always been a huge James Bond fan."
In news that shouldn't really surprise us, Disney's Big Boss, Bob Iger, has hinted that the James Bond franchise is in its sights. Not content with getting hold of Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, Iger playfully suggested that the world's favourite spy could soon ...
 
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HBO's streaming service is now available for both Apple and Android devices.
Game of Thrones ended last May but that doesn't mean you no longer get the urge to rewatch the entire series in one sitting. HBO also offers titles like His Dark Materials, Food Lore, and Halfworlds, but it's getting harder to make time to sit in front of ...
 
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In 2019, searches for heroes soared.
What does it mean when more people are searching for heroes these days? Google president Sundar Pichai revealed in a post on Twitter that, for 2019, searches for heroes soared around the world, whether these are superheroes or everyday heroes.“Throughout history in ...
 
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The search volume for "they" jumped up to 313% this 2019.
Merriam-Webster just declared "they" as its 2019 word of the year and it's nothing short of groundbreaking. Now you're probably inclined to scrunch your nose in doubt or confusion when the very word sounds so miniscule and mundane. It's something you use daily and ...
 
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It’s the Waze of the jungle.
There’s no denying the Philippines’ biodiversity. Our 7,000+ islands are home to over 52,000 species, and more than half of those are unique only to the Philippines. But of the country’s 200 key biodiversity areas, less than 50 percent are protected and ...
 
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Plus, catch a dance performance.
Christmas is definitely in the air as the Metropolitan Museum of Manila gives us full day of free tours and shows—and free admission, of course. The MET Christmas Open House is on December 14, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Learn more ...
 
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Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan, who play the sorceress Yennefer and princess Ciri, respectively, also reveal what they think of fanboy criticism.
The hype is building for Netflix’s new series The Witcher, an adaptation of the Polish fantasy novels and stories featuring the “Witcher” Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter with supernatural abilities. Geralt is played by Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible—Fallout), who is in Manila ...
 
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It’s one way we can stay safe at night.
Google is working on a new feature that will show users the location of brightly lit streets at night. The feature, which is still under development, is one step to ensuring the safety of everyone.Earlier this week, a woman was abducted in ...
 
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The new cast member is already channeling Agent Smith.
Production on The Matrix 4 is rattling along, with Mindhunter star Jonathan Groff as the latest name to be recruited for the upcoming sequel, which is set to be released in 2022.It's an apt bit of casting, as anyone who's seen Groff turn as Agent Holden ...
 
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Thanks to these men, Philippine textbooks saw its greatest plot twists.
The Philippines has its fair share of villains. These infamous baddies were either disloyal to their people or aided enemy factions intentionally or accidentally. While the journey to independence was paved with traitors, a few names stand out in history books.History books paint ...
 
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We’d all die for Bono, but we won’t sit through Philippine traffic for him.
U2 fans, are you ready for U2’s one-night-only show in Manila tonight?Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen are converging tonight at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan for their first-ever Philippine show. The Irish band is currently in Manila as part of ...
 
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So close.
If you were in BGC last night, then you might have been lucky enough to get a front-row seat to Bono’s solo “With or Without You” performance. But did you? On Tuesday night, just one day before U2’s highly anticipated concert at Philippine ...
 
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Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson's characters illustrate why you always say 'I love you'—especially when it's not easy.
In the trailer for Marriage Story, a voiceover reads a list of attributes that the movie's two main characters, a married couple, like about each other. The lists are lovely, if predictable. Charlie (Adam Driver), claims to like that Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) “gives great ...
 
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HBO Max will become the exclusive streaming partner of Studio Ghibli.
Are you ready for Grave of the Fireflies on demand?In May 2020, Studio Ghibli’s entire catalog, which includes iconic animated films like Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away, will make its streaming debut on HBO Max. Studio Ghibli films have never been ...
 
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When asked to describe Stranger Things 4 in emojis, its writers' Twitter account sparked speculation of someone's demise.
Stranger Things season four could be set for a major character death, if a tease by the show's writers is anything to go by. The show already devastated fans at the end of season three by seemingly killing off Hopper—though whether he is ...
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