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THE NEED TO READ AN ALAN NAVARRA PIECE

“You think you’ve seen it all, and then you close your eyes.” Angsty, in-your-face, temperamental at its purest, and raw to the core. Authors are great in terms of evoking a feeling. But only a few could make you feel their words as if they are your own. Case in point, Alan Navarra. Just imagine […]

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FILIPINO: A QUICK TRAIL OF OUR NATIONAL LANGUAGE

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a time when there were no words you could use to describe an object or express what you feel? I dare imagine it would be as taxing as giving a direction you do not know yourself. Thankfully, learning a language is quick and natural when we are […]

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TASADAY CONTROVERSY: WHAT WEIGHS MORE?

If the outcome is cultural distortion, then some things are better left undiscovered. Same goes with people and groups of people. In the case of South Cotabato’s Tasaday, did we bring help and protection or did we tarnish a quiet culture free from the influence of the modern world? In 1971, the head of the […]

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU IN THE YEAR OF THE TIGER?

It’s that time of the year when we indulge ourselves in knowing our odds. Many of us subscribe to astrology and Chinese predictions in the hopes of knowing what color would be best worn on what day to bring good luck. Are the odds in your favor? Let’s find out what the year of the […]

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12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 3

Apat na tulog na lang, pasko na! Since the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas has always been a very important part of our culture and lives. So important that we have the longest-running celebrations of the season compared to any other country. Holiday preparations, including jingles and carols, can be heard once the […]

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12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 2

Last time, we talked about Christmas or holiday trivia revolving around songs, movies, and books. Today, let’s talk about four of some of the odd and crazy traditions or celebrations that some people do over the upcoming holidays. ICYMI: 12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 1 FACT # 5: Krampus is part of a centuries-old German […]

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SAAN GALING ‘YON: GLASS

If you live in the city, you’d most likely see glass everywhere. It makes up our windows, screens, glasses, and other items. It is sand that is melted using extreme heat and formed into almost any shape or form. The color and quality depends on the process and the type of sand that you use. […]

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THE FUSS ABOUT THE LAST MERCURY RETROGRADE FOR 2021

When Mercury retrogrades, it makes our heads spin. How have you been the past few weeks? Did you suddenly feel like things were not going your way? Did the universe seem like it was not on your side? If you’re one of those people who experienced a cluster of misfortunes the past few weeks, you […]

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SAAN GALING ‘YON: THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

A country’s flag is its most important symbol. It signifies the patriotism and freedom of the nation. It also expresses the sentiments and hopes of Filipinos. Have you ever wondered why The Philippine flag looks the way it does? Where did it come from? Flag History of the Philippines During the pre-colonial period, sources and […]

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MINDANAO ART 2021 OPENS WITH RENEWED MESSAGE OF HOPE

Mindanao Art 2021, with the theme, Art in between: Mindanao Art in Liminal Space, has proven, once again, that art is undying and ever relevant. For this year, Mindanao Art chooses a butterfly as its logo. Butterflies are symbols of transformation, hope, and new life. Their colours and patterns symbolize beauty—that along the process of […]