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An untold number of men, women, and children starved and died during this bleak moment in the nation’s history.
Famine isn’t a word you hear a lot these days, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There are still places in the world where people struggle with putting food on the table, particularly in some developing countries in Africa. In the Philippines, ...
 
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We sort through the legend and the truth of the Russian leader's colorful romantic proclivities.
Legends abound about Catherine the Great—the good kind and the bad kind. In the plus column, the longest-reigning empress of Russia transformed her empire into one of Europe’s great and enduring powers, annexing over 200,000 miles of land, building over 100 new ...
 
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To some, he was a hero. To others, he was the American Caesar.
Up to this present moment, the very name of Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines still elicits positive reactions. MacArthur is synonymous with freedom from Japanese rule and of giving the Philippines its (formal) independence. He is cited often as a great general, ...
 
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What would you want your last words to be?
Death is a funny thing. Some fear it, some seek it, some accept it. For those who have witnessed death firsthand, whether through the death of a loved one or a shocking roadside accident, it becomes less unnerving. You accept that death ...
 
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Rosa Sevilla de Alvero was a suffragist who played a vital role in pushing forward gender equality
This Women’s Month, Google is celebrating the life of the Filipino who fought for women’s right to vote—Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, a suffragist who played a vital role in pushing forward gender equality.Today, March 4, is De Alvero’s 142nd birth anniversary, and ...
 
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A new type of ‘resurrection.’
Do you remember those moving paintings in Harry Potter? Well, it looks like reality is catching up to fiction thanks to a new AI tool called Deep Nostalgia by MyHeritage. Deep Nostalgia, which takes its name from deep learning, the tech used ...
 
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The existential dread of just another desensitized Gen Z.
“Citizens, do you want a revolution without a revolution?”This stirring provocation was delivered by the French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre before the National Convention in 1792. Both adored and reviled, he stood as the apostle of a defining moment in European history, which ...
 
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Then it skipped December 31 to catch up with the rest of Asia.
Time, at least as humans perceive it, has not always been constant. Nowadays, if you fly to Singapore, you don’t need to adjust your watch. Both countries fall under the same time zone. But it wasn’t so long ago that the Philippines ...
 
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The pandemic devastated the cruise ship industry, but there are signs the worst may be over.
Jannel Montero was in Sydney, Australia when news about a highly infectious new disease started spreading worldwide. The 27-year-old was working as a staff member of Dream Cruises, a cruise line owned by Genting Hong Kong. Things still seemed to be relatively ...
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