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Google Wishes Jose Rizal A Happy 158th Birthday

Today — June 19, 2019 — marks the 158th birth anniversary of the Philippines’ National Hero, Jose Rizal. Any  Filipino will be able to tell you we celebrate Rizal for his part in the Philippines’ efforts towards independence, from his writings against the Spanish Friars to his execution which led to martyrdom. Whether symbolic or […]

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Angel Locsin Funds Education of 31 Students As Gesture of Thanks to Fans

Actress Angel Locsin recently quoted Nelson Mandela by posting on her Instagram: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” She used it when announcing her most recent gesture of generosity, which was to grant scholarships to 31 different students for their schooling. The act has initiated people and […]

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Homeless Man Works By Selling Fruits To Take Care Of Stray Cats

It’s a common thing for people to say that those who have the least are often those who give the most. We find that people who have it the worst are still the ones with the most open hearts, willing to donate or help another in need. Loong Dum from Thailand is a shining example of this.  […]

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LOOK: Heart Evangelista Shows Off Amazing Philippine Weaves In OOTD

The Philippine weaving industry is one constantly overlooked given the amount of effort, skill, and heart they pour into the work they do. A struggling industry that doesn’t always get the recognition they deserve, it becomes especially significant when persons of note give them their time in the limelight. Which is why we stan celebrities […]

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Famous ASMR YouTuber ‘Life with MaK’ Is Quitting YouTube

YouTuber Makenna Kelly, better known as Life with MaK, has recently resolved to leave YouTube following a number of professional problems with the platform. Several of her videos had been forcibly removed as part of YouTube’s effort to address the problem of its growing pedophilic population. Makenna, however, has called out their actions as discriminatory towards […]

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Japanese Animation Heads Believe That The Anime Industry Is In Crisis

Amidst discussions of Japan’s animation industry proving a formidable opponent to Western Animation comes the perhaps surprising reveal that many believe Anime to be in trouble. Despite Japan’s strong showing at the world’s most important animation festival — with 3 entries in Annecy Animation Festival’s 10 Feature Films — artists place structural problems as the main […]

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Child Garbage Collector Grows Up To Become Valedictorian With Full Scholarship

Sophy Ron, a woman now graduating as valedictorian of her class at Trinity College and on her way to a full ride at the University of Melbourne, actually started her life working at the Phnom Penh dump. At just 11 years old she would be working 7 days a week at the Stung Meanchey Municipal Waste Dump […]

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7 Ways to Make Your Senior Year The One to Remember

Words by: Kiana Palacios Your high school days will be one of those years in your life that you will remember forever. With another new school year upon us, we’re writing this for the seniors out there! Here are some ways on how you can make your senior year, your last year in high school, […]

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‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel Novel Announced, Movie Already in the Works?

After an entire decade of waiting, Suzanne Collins finally came out of hiding to announce a Hunger Games prequel! It will bring readers back into the vibrant yet socially unjust world of Panem. Collins’ publisher, Scholastic, posted a teaser for the book on their official Twitter account June 17, Monday. Exciting news, Hunger Games fans: […]

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‘Tahong’ Samples Tests Positive for Microplastics

There is a surprising quantity of different species of mussels, but only 17 of them are edible. Filipino mussels come from the group Perna viridis, but there is a species found mostly in the Philippines, which is called Mytilus smaragdinus or more commonly known as the green mussel of the Philippines. In Tagalog, tahong. As reported […]

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WATCH: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift Slow Dance It Out in ‘You Need to Calm Down’ MV

Taylor Swift just released the music video for her brand new single, ‘You Need to Calm Down’. The music video is super vibrant and is filled to the brim with celebrity cameos, most of which are part of the LGBT+ community! However, there’s one cameo in the music video that got everyone uber excited. In […]

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LOOK: DOTr Agencies Distributed “Malasakit Help Kits” on Father’s Day

On Father’s Day yesterday, Malasakit Help Desks (MHDs) were set up in major transportation hubs throughout the country to distribute Malasakit Help Kits to fathers in various airports, seaports, land terminals, and train stations. These kits contained drinks and light snacks, battery-operated fans, face towels, foldable fans, wet wipes, hand sanitizers or lotions of permitted […]

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LOOK: NASA Found a Star Trek Symbol on Mars

This week, a photo of a sand dune on the surface of Mars has been making its rounds on the Internet. It was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and has been trending because of its shape. A lot of people have been quick to point out that it kinda looks like the Starfleet logo […]

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Modern-Day Filipina Slave Gains Freedom After 65 Years of Being Captive

“Nanay Fedelina” is a Filipino woman who has worked as a modern-day slave for 65 years. She entered into service for the family who would eventually become her captors at 16 and would only truly taste freedom again at 82 years old. Despite those long years, she is only thankful to have finally found freedom: […]

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Senator-Elect Proposes Adding Another Star To The Philippine Flag

Senator-elect Francis Tolentino announced during Davao City’s celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day at the Rizal Park his plans to propose an additional star on the Philippine flag. He declared: “I propose a fourth star to reflect the Benham Rise, the future Philippines, the future land for the next generation of Filipinos.” This is […]

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LOOK: Politician live streams press con with cat filter turned on

This might be one of the cutest press conference live streams ever. The provincial government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently live streamed a press conference. This may look like nothing out of the unusual but wait, there’s more… The live stream was published with the cat filter enabled. This resulted in the post going viral […]

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This Filipina Shares Photos of the Toronto Celebrating After the Raptors Win the NBA Finals 2019

Kat Osmena is a Filipina, who is currently in Toronto for business until next week. From the time she got to Toronto, she shares that people have talked a lot about the finals. “I’ve seen their excitement and pride for the Raptors,” she gushes. “It’s truly amazing!” While Kat praises the Golden State Warriors for […]

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Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of June 17

Another week is coming up… what do the stars want to say to each of the twelve signs this time? Read on to know what the universe wants to tell you! Aries (March 20 to April 19) Feel like you’re still stuck in one place? This is the week that you should STOP daydreaming and START […]

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LOOK: This Energy Company Pushes for a Better World Through Shared Resources

Words by: Leika Golez Imagine a world that focuses on shared resources rather than politics and money. Formula Green Corporation is advocating for this idea. They believe that a “Shared Resources Economy” will enhance humanity’s way of living. Here’s everything you need to know about it. Who is Formula Green Corporation?  Formula Green Corporation, or FGC, […]

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Agriculture Department Sets Mango Sale Because Of Summer Surplus

Due to the long dry spell that the Philippines is currently experiencing there has actually been a surplus of mango production. According to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, the extended summer heat “precipitated profuse flowering and fruiting.” As such, farmers have estimated a collective surplus of 2 million kilos of mangoes this season. (Wow! You Can Now […]

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