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He keeps bees, stays kind, and spends a lot of time with his kids.
In this very strange time of staying at home all day and always, David Beckham, former pro footballer and current hero of men everywhere, finds himself somewhere in the English countryside. And just like the rest of the world, he’s dealing with the ...
 
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Google pays tribute to the world-famous Ivatan artist.
Pacita Abad is celebrated today with a Google Doodle. Google paid tribute to the Filipina artist for her “bold use of color and mixed media as well as her use of art to address global themes.” “It was this day in 1984 when ...
 
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The ruins of Old Pantabangan Town is an eerie sight.
The historic town of Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija was abandoned in the 1970s when floodwater from the newly created dam submerged the town and its environs. Residents were forced to relocate on higher ground, but many pieces of heritage were lost to the ...
 
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A landmark study suggests Magellan’s crew made crucial stops in Palawan.
Very little is known about what happened in the days that followed the death of Ferdinand Magellan in Mactan. But Filipino historians believe the Spanish voyagers made several landings in Palawan, where they were attacked by the local Tagbanwas. Professor Michael Angelo Doblado, ...
 
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This is how the Manila Zoo came to be Mali's caretaker.
Mali, the only elephant in the Philippines, is 47 years old. By elephant standards, that’s young, considering they live up to 80. In 2017, Mali made headlines after an animal rights group depicted her as the loneliest elephant in the world. It even ...
 
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You have to see the detail that went into this Table of Elements.
Admittedly, the quarantine has put some of us in one heck of a slump—but it has also given us a lot of time to do things we couldn't before (Raise your hands, newbie plantitas and plantitos!). One De La Salle Brother put ...
 
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The empire's cruel human experiments on Filipinos during World War II.
It seems there is no end to human cruelty when there is war. We’re familiar with the stories of rape, murder, death marches, and enslavement. Filipinos were no strangers to this type of suffering during World War II. But little has been ...
 
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"Know when to balance work with a little sense of humor."
Vico Sotto currently serves as the mayor of Pasig City. On June 30, 2020, the mayor commemorated his first year in service. In the 12 months of being seated as the mayor, Vico Sotto has been busy spearheading all sorts of initiatives ...
 
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Look back at Apolinario Mabini's life in photos.
We know Apolinario Mabini as the revolutionary leader, lawyer, and statesmen. But, we haven't seen much of the hero apart from his image on the Philippines' 10-peso coin (or bill, depending on how old you are). On what would have been his 156th birthday, ...
 
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The Monkey and the Turtle is the first children's tale in the Philippines.
July 21 is National Children’s Book Day in the Philippines. It also marks the date when Jose Rizal published in English the tale of The Monkey and the Turtle in the July 1889 issue of Trübner's Oriental Record in England.Top Story: Transwoman Billionaire Wants Clint ...
 
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She has been pedaling the trike for over 40 years.
Federacion Villalon is 83 years old. People in Barangay Polo, Valenzuela know her as Lola Fedeng. For more than 40 years, she has been working as a pedicab driver. One morning, Father Carlo Soro was on his way back to his parish when ...
 
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Even TV reporters are not spared from network-transfer controversies.
TV news anchors and reporters are as much prone to network transfers as showbiz celebrities.Their reasons for making the move also run in the same vein: on the one hand, career growth and better offer elsewhere; on the other, dissatisfaction with management ...
 
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He went on to become one of the greatest statesmen in Philippine history.
Activism in 2020 gets a bad rap. There’s no doubt about it. Nowadays, the word “activist” has been misconstrued to mean “terrorist,” a scary turn of events for democracy. Instead of getting into the debate of activist versus terrorism, let’s take a ...
 
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Should we still listen to F. Sionil Jose?
At 95 years old, F. Sionil Jose has lived through 15 Philippine presidents including Manuel Quezon. He also survived World War II, two revolutions, and numerous epidemics. He has seen much and is considered an authoritative voice by way of his age, ...
 
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These creatures are everywhere.
What is a Congress? According to science, it’s a group of toxic, predatory, slimy salamanders.Pretty much a cross between a fat worm and a slithery lizard, a salamander is actually an amphibian, not a reptile, despite appearances. Some have also described salamanders ...
 
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Mel Tiangco delivered the news of ABS-CBN's denial of franchise on July 10.
Mel Tiangco was assigned to report on 24 Oras on Friday, July 10, when the Committee on Legislative Franchises of the Lower House denied giving a new franchise to her former home network, ABS-CBN.Some commented they noticed the broadcaster emphatically saying the ...
 
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Here's a brief history of Rodante Marcoleta's politics.
As the nation closely watched the prolonged hearings on the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, one man became the central figure opposing the network’s return to the airwaves: SAGIP partylist representative Rodante Marcoleta. Marcoleta was the most vocal lawmaker opposing the franchise renewal ...
 
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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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Here's everything we know about Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Jojo and Jun-Lyn Fontanilla.
Things have gone slow for Jeffrey Epstein's criminal case since his apparent suicide on August 10, 2019. Upon his death, it seemed he left several questions up in the air, while taking his charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex to the ...
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