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The rapid spread of squirrels in the city is alarming.
Invasive species of squirrels have been scurrying around Metro Manila, and authorities are unsure how they got here. The latest sighting of the squirrels at the UP Diliman campus was caught on video and uploaded on Facebook by UP Wild.  “Oh no! The ...
 
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Some claim this photo is the inspiration behind DC's Batman.
The Batman we know and love is already 81 years old. He first appeared in DC Comics in 1939 and was originally called Bat-Man. But there is a photo going around on social media that people are claiming to be the originator ...
 
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The rare "Jurrassic plants" are found in Masungi Georeserve
Cycads, a classification of spermatophytes or seed plants, have been around for hundreds of millions of years ago. In fact, one of the earliest cycad fossils dates to the early Permian period, which was over 200 million years ago, and even before ...
 
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That's more than the world's economy.
There is an asteroid in the solar system that is unlike most asteroids scientists have ever found. Named 16 Psyche, it is believed to be the remains of an extinct planet’s heart: its metallic core.While most asteroids are made of rock and ...
 
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The tourist from Estonia lived on airport food and the kindness of strangers.
A man who had been trapped inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for over 100 days because of the coronavirus pandemic is finally on his way home. Roman Trofimov, a tourist from the Eastern European country of Estonia, posted pictures of himself on ...
 
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The announcement was made by Marc Soong, one of its owners.
Moksha, a watering hole in San Juan, has dimmed its lights for good, another victim of the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Its managing partner, Marc Soong, bid goodbye to the 18-year-old neighborhood bar in a post on Facebook. By day, ...
 
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It was one of the country’s oldest savings banks.
History is littered with the names of companies and insitutions that once stood mighty and proud but have since retreated into the shadows or disappeared from our consciousness completely. For every Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) or San Miguel Corp. that ...
 
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Dr. Joven Cuanang has a talent for nature photography.
Dr. Joven R. Cuanang is renowned as one of the country’s top neurologists and patron of the arts. He founded the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo. In December 2019, he celebrated his 80th birthday. In the 1980s, Cuanang became a supporter of artists ...
 
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Divisoria is one of the oldest marketplaces in the Philippines.
When a person mentions Divisoria, a vivid picture comes to mind: a crowded marketplace. Out on the street, a jungle of wares greets you in uniform chaos. For noisy hagglers and shop owners, there is a right price for everything. For generations, this ...
 
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The fate of humanity hangs on the survival of the horseshoe crabs. 
Once a year during the full moon, thousands of horseshoe crabs emerge from the depths of the ocean and gather on the beaches on the Atlantic coast to perform a prehistoric ritual: spawning. Like clockwork, the horseshoe crabs repeat this ritual every ...
 
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We can't get enough.
Spam first rolled off the factory line on July 5, 1937, which makes the versatile canned meat 83 years old today. What was initially thought of as a kind of “poor man’s meat” isn’t exactly cheap by canned food standards here in ...
 
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And other things you need to know on the 74th anniversary of the iconic piece of swimwear.
It’s a common sight at the beach these days, but there was a time when a revealing two-piece swimsuit existed only in the mind of Frenchman Louis Reard. Before he unveiled his creation at a fashion show in Paris on this day ...
 
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An answer to your nostalgia.
Every house has a box full of film negatives collecting dust in the corner. It can be pretty expensive to scan film negatives in this day and age where film is considered a luxury. But here’s an answer to your nostalgia: FilmBox, ...
 
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Filipinos know struggle.
Filipinos know struggle. They know the conflict, war, violence, and suffering. They know what it’s like to be colonized, ostracized, and discriminated. So it should come as no surprise that when other nations cast out their unwanted citizens, Filipinos opened their arms ...
 
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Jose Rizal wrote of the bridge in El Filibusterismo.
In the quiet town of Majayjay, Laguna, there is an old bridge that was never finished, but its beauty and elegance were so legendary that it found its way in the pages of Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo.In the first chapter of the ...
 
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Is the capital of Cavite Imus or Trece Martires?
In June 2020, the government officially moved the capital of Rizal Province from Pasig to Antipolo after 40 years of living with the mistake. When Pasig, which was formerly the capital of Rizal, became an independent city that is part of Metro ...
 
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What is a contronym anyway?
Just when we thought English couldn’t get anymore confusing with all its antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, and the blasted silent “e” (honestly), we’re introduced to the bloody contronym. Like the word suggests, it refer to words that have two contradictory meanings that are ...
 
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The megalodon is the largest shark to have ever lived.
The fearsome megalodon shark once lived in the Philippines millions of years ago.A single tooth fossil from the prehistoric giant shark was discovered in Barangay Jandig, Maribojoc, Bohol. It was turned over by the locals to the National Museum in May. The ...
 
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Giant bats from the Philippines are the largest in the world.
People on social media are freaking out over photos of giant bats from the Philippines."Just imagine this bat waking up and flying straight at you," says Twitter user @KingLeoRio. "I'd flee the country."Remember when I told y'all about the Philippines having human-sized ...
 
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He and his mom got the Disney ending they deserved.
A baby pangolin and its mother were rescued in Palawan by a corn farmer Antonio Cuino, a decent guy who decided to turn over the rare and endangered mother-and-son duo to authorities. Had it been anyone else, these poor little guys might ...
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