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The Crown Season Four revisits a painful part of Windsor family history.
In Season Four, Episode Seven of The Crown, titled “The Heredity Principle,” creator Peter Morgan delves into a shocking Windsor family secret: the institutionalization and subsequent abandonment of two of the Queen’s first cousins, who, owing to their developmental disabilities, were shamefully hidden from ...
 
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What's with the Iskolar ng Bayan?
The University of the Philippines made headlines this week after it led a pack of universities in a nationwide call for an academic break following monster storms that struck during the pandemic. Accompanied by neighbors from Ateneo de Manila, students staged a protest along Katipunan ...
 
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Basic’s rise to esports stardom was purely accidental.
What was supposed to be a brief vacation in the Philippines turned into a whirlwind year of adventures for Peter Bryce Lozano, more popularly known by his in-game name Basic.Basic came home to the Philippines in December 2019, and he had no ...
 
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This is how these floating communities adapted to floods.
Successive typhoons have led to destructive flooding in some parts of Luzon, particularly the areas located in watersheds and catch basins like Marikina and Cagayan Valley. In a matter of days, entire cities were turned into islands as roads were transformed into ...
 
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Mapua University's Carvey Maigue is a finalist in the James Dyson Award 2020 for the system.
Carvey Maigue of Mapua University has been shortlisted for the James Dyson Award 2020 for his system called AuREUS, a device that transforms rotten fruit and vegetables into clean, renewable electricity. His invention was among 1,800 entries from young inventors and design ...
 
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These ABS-CBN and GMA-7 reporters risked their lives to bring information to Filipinos.
During strong typhoons and calamities, TV reporters are among the frontliners who risk their lives just to do their jobs.PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) looks back on how these five reporters from ABS-CBN and GMA-7 defied strong winds and heavy rains just to ...
 
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Typhoon Dading of 1964 was the worst storm to hit Manila in 81 years.
The Philippines had just entered its monsoon season back in June 1964, and the third cyclone of the year had rolled into the country. Filipino meteorologists named it Typhoon Dading, internationally known as Typhoon Winnie. Manila was a direct hit. “I very well recall ...
 
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Watersheds are the first line of defense against floods.
Many people saw the late Gina Lopez’s environmental crusade as nothing more than a fanatic obsession. When she waged a battle in the name of protecting watersheds, she was met with fierce opposition not only from mining companies but also from lawmakers ...
 
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The life and death of Project NOAH.
In 2012, the country’s leading scientists set up Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazard—Project NOAH. Supported by then president Benigno Aquino III, it was promoted as the Philippines’ primary disaster risk and reduction management program (DRRM), and the flagship project of the ...
 
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The mountain range is 500 kilometers long and strong.
The Sierra Madre has been called the backbone of Luzon for a reason. Aside from the way it stretches along the eastern coast of Luzon like a spine keeping the country upright, it’s true function is to act as nature’s shield against ...
 
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Brace yourselves, Hamilton fans.
As a diversion from the ongoing, rolling calamity that is the presidential transition, there are a couple of fascinating studies in revisionist history elsewhere. The first involves Alexander Hamilton, star of stage and screen. One of the more troublesome aspects of the ...
 
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Once finished, the diorama will cover an area of 50 square feet and include 5,000 warriors. 
The Sulu Garden Foundation based in Miag-ao, Iloilo, began work on a diorama of the Battle of Mactan in July 2020. They intend to complete the 50-square-meter diorama depicting the true events that transpired on April 27, 1521. ALSO READThe Luna Sharpshooters: The ...
 
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When my son was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016, Biden didn’t have to call. But he did, three times, because he is everything he says he is.
On a brilliant spring afternoon in 2016, I stood in a classroom at a Secret Service training facility in Maryland, where I was to interview Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. This was for a special issue of Popular Mechanics all about fathers and ...
 
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The scene was intense, poetic, and surreal.
As the world burned around him, pianist Peter William Geddes played 'Eternal Flame.' In Barcelona, Spain, riots erupted after the government declared a six-month-long lockdown with curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19. Sporadic protests also erupted in Madrid, Málaga, Vitoria, Valencia, Santander, ...
 
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The Luna Sharpshooters were called 'Marksmen of Death.'
Some 120 years ago, a handful of exceptionally skilled Filipino sharpshooters earned a reputation so legendary, their conquests are still remembered to this day. The Luna Sharpshooters were a crack unit of elite marksmen handpicked and trained by General Antonio Luna to serve ...
 
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The platypus is God’s idea of a funny joke. 
Platypuses are God’s idea of a joke. They are basically four animals assembled into one (a snake, a duck, a beaver, an otter). When a platypus specimen from Australia was sent to Britain for examination in 1799, scientists thought it was the ...
 
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Madam Auring rose to international fame in 1974.
Aurelia Sabalboro, professionally known as Madam Auring, has passed away today, October 30. She was 80. Her grandson, Daryl Simon Pecson, announced her passing on Facebook. “I feel sad and happy. Sad because I will never see you again, your wisdom, your corny ...
 
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He’s been called ‘Santa on a Bike.’
The year has been rough and challenging for everyone. But while some people seem to have lost hope, there are individuals who go above and beyond to touch lives and deliver happiness in the best way that they can. He is “Santa on a ...
 
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It was the first time the bird was documented in the area.
Nature photographer Edwin Martinez was just trekking and heading back to base at Epic Parc in Tanay Rizal when his buddy saw something magenta dart across the forest. Martinez couldn’t believe his luck: It was a rare North Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher.READ MORE ...
 
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The Ifugao Rice Terraces could be younger than some old churches.
For generations, Filipinos have been made to believe that the rice terraces created by the Ifugaos were at least 2,000 years old. Until recently, no one has questioned this assumption, which found its way into textbooks despite not having a shred of ...
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