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Her coffee paintings were also featured on the Martha Stewart Show.
Sunshine Plata Alimagno was a college student at the University of Santo Tomas in 2000 when she discovered her passion for painting with coffee. Alimagno wanted to take up Fine Arts, but her path led her to the Sciences, and she ended ...
 
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From New York to Los Angeles to Chicago, these Filipinos share what they see, feel, and know about America's fight against injustice.
It's been nine days since George Floyd, a black American, was killed by Derik Chauvin, a white policeman, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the process of making an arrest, Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, which ultimately lead to the 46-year-old father's death.This was the final ...
 
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‘The biggest potential of bikes isn’t in sports or leisure, but in mobility.’
I’ve never met Christian, not in the real sense of the word, but I find myself asking him questions about him and his son, Ian. They live in San Mateo, Rizal, and have been traveling by bicycle to Pasig for Ian’s cerebral palsy ...
 
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Juan Ponce Enrile is surrounded by dancing dinosaurs.
Jokes about Juan Ponce Enrile’s age couldn’t get any better than this one. In a TikTok video posted by his granddaughter Kris Ponce Enrile, dancing dinosaurs are seen prancing around the 96-year-old politician, who seemed genuinely happy and enjoying the moment.TOP STORY: Pepsi Paloma's ...
 
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This breathtaking rendition of 'Bahay Kubo' is what we need right now.
Who knew the Filipino folksong "Bahay Kubo" could sound so beautiful? That’s what Marian Mayuga proved when she masterfully delivered an at-home recital of the piece. Mayuga started by playing the classic rendition of the folksong, then slowly built up the dynamics by ...
 
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Paula Mendoza was laid off from work because of COVID-19.
Everyone’s quarantine scene looks different. You have the emerging YouTube-educated chefs, the non-stop Netflix binge-watchers, the workout buffs, and my personal favorite, the pro serial nappers. Whether you’re using this troubling time of mandatory house arrest to stay productive with your passion projects, or you’d ...
 
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Filipinos tamed dogs long before they were colonized.
More than 800 years ago, long before dog breeds and pedigrees came to the country, pre-colonial Filipinos already loved their indigenous canine companions and even buried them in cemeteries for people. Sometime in the 1960s, a site in Sta. Ana, Manila was excavated ...
 
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Taho has been with us for thousands of years.
Hours before the sun rises, a small army lines up outside a makeshift factory. Its men are equipped with empty tin drums to get their day’s supply of soybean pudding, sweet syrup, and tapioca pearls—the ingredients used in taho. For P250, the ...
 
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It climbs trees and hunts cobras.
In the ancestral lands of Bukidnon in Mindanao, there is a type of wild dog that does not breed with other dogs. It has sharp claws, climbs trees, hunts cobras, and could be 36,000 years old. It is called tiger dog and aso ng ...
 
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Hayabusa2 landed on an asteroid and sent back stunning photos.
The Japanese space agency’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft landed on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu on February 21, and sent back stunning photos of the asteroid’s surface. The photos are some of the clearest ever taken of an asteroid, providing astronomers a close-up ...
 
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See the peso's secrets and hidden features.
Some of the world’s bank notes are boring, dull, and unimaginative (e.g., the U.S. Dollar), but the Philippine Peso is an explosion of color, according to British YouTube content creator Half-Asleep Chris.“It features natural wonders, native wildlife, and historical figures,” he says.“In ...
 
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And now, Tambunting is collecting your gold.
The year was 1890, and Don Ildefonso Tan Bunting was operating horse-drawn carriages that collected garbage from Manila’s busiest districts. The government paid him five centavos for every can he collected.But at the time, the city of Manila was almost bankrupt because of ...
 
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Here are the historical roots of the word mañanita.
On May 8, major general Debold Sinas, National Capital Region Police Office chief, was heavily criticized on social media after his office posted photos of his birthday party, attended by at least 50 guests. The photos show guests drinking alcohol despite the ...
 
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Some of these old Facebook games are dead now.
For a time, Facebook was more of a gaming platform than a social network. We spent hours on end playing with virtual pets, harvesting virtual crops, and organizing virtual crimes. When Facebook shot to global popularity in 2008, many people heard about it because friends were playing online ...
 
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Chef Jayme Natividad and his team are feeding quarantined OFWs in Taal Vista Hotel.
Long been frequented as a peaceful and refreshing getaway from the bustle of the capital, the city of Tagaytay is home to one of the oldest hotels in the Philippines. The Taal Vista Hotel, since its foundation over 80 years ago, has ...
 
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F. Sionil Jose has many controversial statements.
Last week, National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose provoked harsh criticism after he dismissed the shutdown of ABS-CBN as no real loss.“I'll not mourn the passing of ABS-CBN,” said Jose. “The Filipinos do not really need ABS-CBN. It does not produce ...
 
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Ginebra San Miguel has kept its century-old iconic label unchanged—until now.
The iconic label on the Cuatro Cantos—the nickname Filipinos gave the four-cornered bottle of their favorite brand of gin Ginebra San Miguel—was made by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo in 1917 when he was starting out.The artwork on the label, popularly known as Marca ...
 
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We should be proud of our native askals.
Village dogs—that’s how scientists called askals in their study: unpedigreed, indigenous dogs living with humans in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Askal, short for asong kalye or street dog, is the term for native dogs in the Philippines. But in recent years, ...
 
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Only 0.1% of our entire population has been tested.
Since COVID-19 hit the rest of the world, we've been hearing the phrase "flattening the curve." This public-health strategy involves mitigation techniques to prevent the daily number of cases from continuously going up to the point that the health-care system breaks down. ...
 
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Birders nicknamed the species ‘Ibong Adarna.’
If you ask local birders about Ibong Adarna, they will most likely point you to an actual bird and not an epic poem you read when you were a freshman in high school. In Philippine folklore, the Ibong Adarna is a mythical bird ...
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