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Now do it every day.
Everyone probably knows by now about Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s photo opportunity commute from his home in Marikina to Malacañang Palace. Panelo was challenged by activist group Anakbayan to experience the daily struggle of Metro Manila commuters after he claimed that there ...
 
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Let’s be real. We’re pretty damn racist.
A story taught in preschool may mark the beginning of racism in the Philippines.Once upon a time, God shaped man from dough. He baked it in an oven, but when he accidentally burnt it, the dough came out black. This would later ...
 
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While on a state visit in Russia, the president revealed that he is suffering from a rare autoimmune disease.
During his state visit to Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he is suffering from a rare autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis, which is a chronic condition that affects muscle movement.Referring to it as a “nerve malfunction,” he disclosed that his condition causes ...
 
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Down to exactly nine regular ones.
There's a certain art to somehow squeezing in a weekend getaway during the daily eight-to-five grind—and that usually entails a perfectly-timed holiday break. Well, "to ensure productivity and promote competitiveness," one lawmaker is looking to limit the number of non-working holidays in ...
 
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Imelda Marcos exposes Imelda Marcos in this new documentary on the former first lady.
Thiry-three years since the People Power revolution that toppled the dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos, the family of the late strongman has managed to stay in the limelight despite their continuing notoriety.Once dismissed as a fallen dynasty, the Marcos family has ...
 
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Diphtheria is a serious infection that affects the nose and the throat.
This year, a slew of deadly diseases have resurfaced in the Philippines. As of May 2019, there were 34,950 cases of measles in the country. In August, there were 167,607 cases of dengue nationwide. In September, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a polio ...
 
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The Philippines is starting to look like a sanctuary for nearly extinct diseases.
While much of the world has successfully eradicated polio, the Philippines has resurrected it. This year, the government slashed the country’s health budget by P14 billion. It initially planned to cut it by P36 billion. The damning effects of the budget cut were ...
 
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Neither a saint nor a soldier.
President Rodrigo Duterte has finally found an official to replace Nicanor Faeldon as head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), a position that has been laced with controversy in recent weeks. Duterte’s new BuCor chief is Gerald Bantag, a warden with a ...
 
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And the problem is more alarming than it seems.
American marine biologist Darrel Blatchley has spent the last 10 years pulling trash out of dead whales' carcasses in the Philippines. “I have recovered 64 whales in the Philippines in the last 10 years. Fifty-eight died due to humans. Forty-eight due to plastic,” said ...
 
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Here's what you need to know.
The Department of Agriculture confirmed the African Swine Fever has hit the Philippines. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said that 14 out of the 20 pig blood samples sent for a laboratory test in the United Kingdom were found positive for African Swine ...
 
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'Patayin na. Shoot to kill. They're on death row, aren't they?'
Last month, the public furor over the planned release of convicted child rapist and ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez sent heads rolling, particularly that of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon. It also derailed Sanchez’s covert plans for release. Sanchez is serving more than ...
 
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For an agricultural country, it’s our farmers that suffer in the most.
Months prior to the passing of the controversial Rice Tariffication Law on February 15, 2019, analysts warned of the drastic toll the law would take on farmers—one of the marginalized groups in an ironically agricultural country. Their warnings proved true as seven ...
 
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The 1734 map was crucial in securing the Philippines’ victory in the West Philippine Sea case.
UPDATED: (9/14/19) The Murillo Velarde Map of 1734, otherwise known as the Carta Hydrographica Y Chorographica De La Yslas Filipinas Manila, and considered the most important historical map of the Philippines, sold for P46.2 million at Leon Gallery's The Magnificent September Auction.ORIGINAL: The Murillo Velarde Map of 1734, otherwise ...
 
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Massive amounts of imported rice plunged prices of local produce and no one is buying them.
Palay or unhusked rice prices have plummeted across the Philippines’ rice-producing regions. In Nueva Ecija, described in elementary textbooks as the Rice Granary of the Philippines, a kilo of unhusked rice sells for a measly 7 pesos. Yet rice traders are not ...
 
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The former chief of the Bureau of Corrections is in hot water after disobeying the president’s orders and releasing some of the country’s worst criminals.
Former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon is the man of the hour after the government official was publicly sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday, September 4. The former BuCor head failed to follow Duterte’s order not to release heinous crime ...
 
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Two cases will be used for the pilot testing of this new method.
Looks like the future beckons, but whether we're taking a step forwards or backwards is up to you: the Supreme Court will be conducting a two-year pilot test of hearing court cases via videoconferencing. Testing period started on September 2 at the Davao ...
 
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In the unlikely case when all constitutional successors to the president become incapacitated.
In case you somehow haven't heard, lawmakers have filed two bills calling for a "designated survivor" to act as the nation's leader should the president of the Republic of the Philippines, the vice president, and all other constitutional successors somehow all become ...
 
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A podcast to keep you woke.
Environmentalism, gender equality, politics, and war. These are just some of the topics tackled by Woke Up PH, a weekly podcast created with the intention of keeping today’s Filipino youth informed on current, relevant, and pressing issues.The podcast aims to address people’s ...
 
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Photos of Pepe and Pilar, the adorable twins of Mar and Korina Roxas, were posted on Facebook by Aika Robredo.
Photos of Pepe and Pilar, the twins of former senator Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez were posted on Facebook by Aika Robredo, daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo. The Roxases invited the Robredos for lunch on Sunday to meet the six-month-old twins. Mar, ...
 
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Environmentalists say the fires were started by humans.
A massive blaze in Brazil's Amazon rainforest is quickly gaining international attention. The Brazilian jungle, often referred to as the lungs of the entire planet (due to the significant amount of oxygen it produces) is in the midst of an intense blaze, ...
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