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Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

Katapusan: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Isang araw pagkatapos ng cremation, isinaboy ko sa Thailand Gulf, sa ilalim ng malamlam na sikat ng araw, ang mga labi ng taong nagdulot ng kahulugan sa buhay ko sa nakalipas na limang taon

Unang bahagi: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Madalas ko siyang biruin na maaari niyang pagsisihan ang pagpili sa isang partner na 17 taon ang tanda sa kanya – siya ang magiging taga-alaga ko sa aking pagtanda. Ang sagot naman niya, pinasimple na ng adult diaper ang gawaing ito.

Conclusion: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The day after the cremation, under a soft sunlight in the Gulf of Thailand, I committed the remains of the person who had provided the meaning of my existence over the last 5 years to the sea

Part 1: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:25 PM

When with friends, I kidded her that she might eventually regret having a partner 17 years older than her since she would end up taking care of me in my old age, to which she replied that adult diapers had greatly simplified that task

Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer – study

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:54 PM

It is now critical to ensure that aspirin delays the onset of colourectal cancer by a sufficient amount of time to avoid the negative effects of this trade off the study s authors say

Joma on Duterte's 'blatant lie': I don't have cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:34 PM

No findings of cancer of any kind cardiac problem or any other malignancy says the communist leader

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Cebuanos stage protest vs Marcos burial

Nov 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The rally in Cebu is one of many post Marcos burial protests scheduled to happen until November 30

WATCH: Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon hits first home run at 42

May 08, 2016 - 10:23 PM

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon becomes the oldest player in Major League Baseball history to hit his first career home run

GOING DEEP. Bartolo Colon, just a few weeks from his 43rd birthday, hits his first career dinger. Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images/AFP

5 iconic roads in the Philippines

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Going on a road trip? Tweet us your favorite spots along the road with OpenRoads

SCENIC HIGHWAY. Subic-Clark-Tarlac Highway offers a scenic drive. Photo by Henry Famuleras.

Ailing Thai King makes rare public appearance

Dec 15, 2015 - 12:26 AM

The King appears in a ceremony held at a hospital in Bangkok where he has been receiving treatment

CELEBRATION. Thai well-wishers hold portraits of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they sing songs to celebrate his 88th birthday at the Siriraj hospital where the King has been staying for months in Bangkok on December 5, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

Forgotten history? The polistas of the Galleon Trade

Jun 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM

More than just being a route to early economic and cultural exchanges the route also served as many indios’ path to death

Photo of Galleon Trade ships from Wikipedia

Araw ng Kalayaan o Kataksilan?

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:27 PM

May magkakasalungat na elemento sa ginawa ni Emilio Aguinaldo sa Kawit Cavite – nagdeklara ng kalayaan pero kasabay nito y idinedeklara rinang Filipinas bilang protectorate ng United States

How revolutionary was the Philippine Revolution?

May 28, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Was the Philippine Revolution something like the liberal revolution in North America led by creole mestizo and indio elites aiming at unity and homogeneity ? What would it mean to consider this possibility?

Singer Roel Cortez dies

Apr 03, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Roel is known for songs such as ‘Napakasakit Kuya Eddie ’ and ‘Baleleng’

Screen shot from YouTube

Confirmed: Pope 'much updated' on RH law

Jan 31, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Pope Francis had the Reproductive Health law in mind when he spoke about Filipino families the CBCP head tells Rappler

UPHOLDING LIFE. Pope Francis attends a meeting with families in Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Thai king suffers another bout of colon inflammation: palace

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:59 PM

In early October King Bhumibol Adulyadej was rushed to the hospital where he underwent an operation to remove his gall bladder

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is pictured in his vehicle as he arrives at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on August 6, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Colon cancer could surge among young – study

Nov 06, 2014 - 1:13 PM

The rise in incidence in the younger population – blamed on lifestyle choices – goes against a long running decline in colon cancer among people over 50

Inglesero, Hispanggol, and the myth of the great cultural divide

Jun 29, 2014 - 9:19 PM

We should celebrate regionalism and appreciate our linguistic history when it comes to teaching languages

#Kalayaan2014: What is Philippine independence?

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:42 PM

How can we strengthen Philippine independence? Tell us using Kalayaan2014

Buenos Dia: Dia Frampton live in Manila

Jan 07, 2013 - 7:19 PM

The Voice first runner up was in Manila for one super packed night

SWEET AND QUIRKY. Dia Frampton at the Hard Rock Cafe Makati on January 5. All photos by Ferdie Arquero of

The Voice's Dia Frampton serenades Manila

Jan 04, 2013 - 7:47 PM

The pretty crooner is here to promote her solo album Red

MORE THAN JUST A VOICE. Singer/songwriter Dia Frampton serenades fans at the Hard Rock Café, Makati on Saturday, January 6. Photo from Dia Frampton’s Facebook page

Boxing: Legendary trainer Emanuel Steward dead at 68

Oct 26, 2012 - 12:55 AM

Detroit boxing icon Emanuel “Manny” Steward passed away Thursday October 25 after reportedly suffering from a serious stomach illness He was 68 years old