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“Sorry, strict ‘yung parents ko”: 10 Things Only Children with Strict Parents Can Relate To

Words by Gianna Sibal “Sorry, strict ‘yung parents ko.” There is not one person reading this that hasn’t either said or heard that phrase—either from yourself or from a friend, it doesn’t really matter. And I don’t even want to say strict, but that’s the most general term to encompass all the rules, regulations and […]

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Who’s your superhero? Find out here how you can get a FREE stay at Heroes Hotel–for you and for your chosen hero!

Words by Justin Francia Have you ever met someone in your life that made you believe in humanity again? In a world where many would rather be apathetic than kind, rare people with good hearts deserve so much appreciation. Unfortunately, it’s not always that life gives you the chance to thank these people, especially when […]

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OPM Songs Aren’t Cheap, They’re Underrated

Words by Justin Francia Anak ng not cool, dude pare chong. It’s disappointing to see people hate OPM, especially when it’s fellow Filipinos that don’t appreciate our homegrown music and even look down on it. More often than not, people are so quick to label OPM songs as “jeje,” “baduy.” or “makaluma.” Worse, there are those who […]

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Music Can Be Stress-Relieving: We Tried Sound Bath Healing and Here’s How It Went

Words by Justin Francia Photos by Heather Co Most of the time, people find it hard to make time to relax and break free from the daily hustle and bustle they go through. It’s really ironic how the act of finding means to destress can be stressful in itself. But while some might find it […]

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LOOK: This Electric Guitar Shaped Like Godzilla Costs More Than Php 2 Million!

What better way to show off your monster guitar skills than to play with a literal monster guitar? One of the world’s leading electric guitar manufacturers just released a 6-string that’s shaped just like Godzilla! RELATED: Godzilla: King of the Monsters – A Monster Brawl with Serious Environmental Overtones When it comes to materials, the […]

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LOOK: Shockingly thin elephant spared from joining parade

Elephants are one of the most common animals you see in parades and in circuses. Tikiri, a 70-year old Asian elephant, is one of them. Tikiri was supposed to join the parade at the Esala Perahera where she was expected to march for days. However, the elephant was spared from participating in the event after […]

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Protesters apologize for ‘overreacting’ and disrupting airport operations

Protesters in Hong Kong issued an apology after disrupting the operations in the airport in the past two days. The protests that they have done at the airport caused many flight cancellations. Moreover, it also resulted in the attack of two mainland Chinese men and several police attacks but these weren’t mentioned in the apology. […]

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LOOK: Miss Universe Catriona Gray speaks up about Gretchen Diez and LGBTQ+ rights

In relation to the Gretchen Diez incident where she was prevented from using the ladies’ restroom because she’s a trans woman, Miss Universe Catriona Gray shared her thoughts about it and showed her support to the LGBTQ+ community. On August 13, Tuesday, Diez was prevented from using the ladies’ restroom by a female janitor. She took a […]

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Alaska 5000 From “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is Coming to Manila!

LA Comedy Live is excited to announce that the very iconic winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2, ALASKA 5000, will be bringing her anticipated performance to Manila on Aug 29, 2019, at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier! Don’t miss this show as the comedy queen Alaska, brings us her chart-topping hits […]

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LOOK: There’s a Study Now, Pay Later Program to be a Pilot!

Is it your dream to be a pilot? You don’t have to look no further as we found a Study Now, Pay Later program. Cebu Pacific is searching for a new batch of 16 recruits to enter its cadet pilot program. The training program is not just focusing on the “study now, pay later, zero-interest” bit […]

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LOOK: Some of the Most Striking Comments on the Gretchen Diez Incident

Disclaimer: The following opinions do not reflect the author’s or When In Manila’s views. On August 13, trans woman Gretchen Diez was forcibly removed from an establishment’s ladies’ room because the custodial staff insisted that she use the men’s room. This sparked a conversation about the SOGIE Equality and Anti-Discrimination bills and people have been […]

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Panelo Suggests 24-Hour Workday to Ease Metro Manila Traffic

As the traffic condition of Metro Manila worsens, people continue to pitch their ideas on solving the problem. In a press briefing, Panelo suggested a 24-hour workday for establishments like schools and banks. “Meron bang ganun sa buong mundo? Parang wala pa. Ano kaya subukan natin.” (rough translation: Is there a policy like this in […]

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Man with Missing False Teeth Finds it Stuck in his Throat 8 Days After Surgery

A 72-year-old British man is making headlines after doctors discovered that his false dentures, which the man claimed he’d been missing for over a week, were lodged deep inside his throat. Source: BMJ Journals The man had undergone a minor surgery at the time. Doctors suspect that the dentures had fallen in while the man put […]

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Trans-woman Gretchen Custodio Diez was violently removed from the women’s toilets

On August 13, Tuesday, Trans-woman Gretchen Custodio Diez was reportedly pulled out by force from the ladies’ room by the Farmer’s Plaza staff and was accompanied to Camp Karingal. Watch the live video Gretchen Custodio Diez posted below: According to @mmprideorg, “This is in direct violation of Quezon City’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the […]

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Senator Risa Hontiveros: ‘Trans Rights are Human Rights’

In light of the recent incident where Gretchen Diez, a trans woman, was prevented from using the women’s restroom in a mall in Cubao, Senator Risa Hontiveros emphasized the need for the SOGIE Equality Law. On a Facebook post, Senator Hontiveros said: Sa mga nagsasabing hindi na natin kailangan ng SOGIE Equality Law kasi tanggap […]

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Netizens Up In Arms Against Gretchen Custodio Diez Arrest

On August 13, Gretchen Custodio Diez was taken to Camp Karingal after a custodial staff at a mall in Cubao, Quezon City forcibly removed her from the women’s restrooms. Diez, a transgender woman, insisted on using the ladies’ room because she identifies as a woman. However, the whole thing escalated after the staff physically and […]

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14 LGBTQ+ terms and their definitions

With the growing vocabulary of the LGBTQ+, it can be tough to figure out exactly what the terms and labels mean. The LGBTQ+ glossary is as expansive as the gender and sexuality spectrum. So we at WIM compiled definitions from all across the web–as well as personal definitions–and put them together! Here are some terms […]

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14 Movies To Watch If You’re Feeling Senti On A Rainy Day

It’s the rainy season, friends, which means a lot of staying inside, looking out the window, and feeling sentimental about certain things in our lives. If you’re stuck inside because of the weather and are looking for a way to kill time, why not watch a movie that goes along with how gloomy it is […]

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Is it okay to end friendships over political differences?

Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion on the topic of ditching friends because of their political standpoints. A lot of people have been saying that political views directly reflect a person’s personal values while others don’t really care about that stuff. Curious, I asked my friends, family, colleagues, and the WIM Squad community on […]

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Friendships Don’t Always Last And Here’s Why That’s Okay

When I was younger, I had this fantasy of having that one friend from childhood becoming my best friend for life. Movies and TV shows have greatly impacted this fantasy. They sold the dream of having best friends, of having a core group you return to when all of your other friends have gone back […]

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