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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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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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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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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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The stand-up comedian posted an alleged video of his mom in a crash.
“My mom showed up for lunch… does anyone have a AAA account I can use?”This was the plea for help that Joseph Glenn Herbert, more commonly known as Jo Koy, posted on Facebook after his mom seemed to have crashed her car while ...
 
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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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It's the world's first coffee face mask.
By now, you've probably chosen the right face mask for yourself—at least, that's what you think and let me tell you why: A coffee-scented face mask exists and the scented face mask has more to offer than just its... scent.The AirX by Canada-based company ...
 
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The street artist has reportedly been unmasked.
After starting as a freehand graffiti artist in the early-'90s, Banksy's first known stenciled mural appeared on an office building in Bristol in 1997. The mural shows a Teddy bear throwing a Molotov cocktail at three riot police.More: How Banksy Has Turned Graffiti ...
 
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Gela Petines tracked down the man who wrote the letters.
Gela Petines’ family was having their ceiling at their ancestral house replaced when they discovered something that should not have been there: a bag stuffed with handwritten love letters.Contents of the Bag Filled with Love LettersAmong the contents of the bag were ...
 
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See a collection of vintage Baguio photography.
Here's a collection of vintage Baguio photography that includes Camp John Hay, Session Road, and plenty of scenic views.Top Story: 8 Filipino Actors Who Married Into High Society ...
 
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It's smaller than a 5-peso coin.
A group of researchers recently discovered a new species of helmet orchids in Palawan. The species' scientific name is Corybas circinatus, from the Latin word circino or "to make round", referencing the way the petals coil around the flower in a circular fashion. ...
 
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Lola Francisca is turning 123 years old in September.
Lola Francisca Susano of Puerto Princesa, Palawan is a supercentenarian. She is 122 years old, turning 123 on September 11. She was born in Oringao, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.The oldest person to have lived longest is Jeanne Calment, who lived to the ...
 
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The rattan peacock chair is a powerful icon used throughout the decades.
In 1914, the El Paso Herald, a newspaper in the United States, published a photo of a woman with her child sitting in a rattan peacock chair."A Jail Bird in a Peacock Chair," Bilibid Prison (1914)The identity of the woman in the ...
 
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For 33 years, Rizal's residents had to go all the way to Kapitolyo in Pasig for their provincial transactions.
On June 19, President Duterte signed into law Republic Act 11475, which officially transferred the capital of Rizal from Pasig City to Antipolo City.For over 40 years, Pasig had been the legal capital of the province because of an oversight made in ...
 
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Our heart stopped.
There’s a saying in the horology world that goes, “The first scratch is the deepest.” It’s not a literal slogan, but rather, it talks about the emotional turmoil that comes with seeing the first hint of imperfection on a newly purchased watched. After all, it’s ...
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