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Situated about 70 kilometers from the port city of General Santos, Lake Sebu municipality spans 89 kilometers and can be found in the upper Allah Valley near the municipality of Surallah. It has rolling hills, mountain forests and three lakes devoted to aquaculture, the largest of which is the beautiful Lake Sebu, which covers 354 hectares.
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Published by 12/12/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Culture
Tags: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, indigenous people, T’boli

Visual artist and poet Monica Ong has accomplished something special with her debut poetry collection, Silent Anatomies. With it, she creates a riveting connection, through a juxtaposition of diagram and diary, of family hierarchy, medical background and creative art. It is a unique interpretation of her own ancestral history and a way for her to reinforce a personal and familial identity.
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Published by 12/12/2018 by Guido
Categories: Arts, Culture, People
Tags: Monica Ong, Silent Anatomies, poetry

It was November 5, 1984. Typhoon Undang hit Aklan, inflicting massive damage. Within a few hours, all the houses in my neighborhood, except those made of concrete, were wiped out. Our kitchen toppled to the ground, and my family, together with about five other neighbors, reverted to half-cooked rice and canned sardines for dinner that night. It was the scariest day I remember while living in Aklan.
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Published by 12/12/2018 by Guido
Categories: People
Tags: Undang, Typhoon, Aklan

Who is Andrés Bonifacio? Why is it important to know him? People who revere him as a hero know little about his life, much less his death. November 30, his birth date is celebrated as a Philippine national holiday. Why is there an ongoing, oversimplified debate between Bonifacistas versus the Rizalistas?
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Published by 11/12/2018 by Guido
Categories: History, People
Tags: Andrés Bonifacio, national hero, Bonifacistas, Rizalistas

In what is believed to be the first-ever Philippine law prohibiting cussing in public, the City of Baguio has promulgated an ordinance that would make it illegal to utter profanities — not even as a manifestation of anger, or as a result of being surprised — in local schools as well as in business establishments that cater to children and teens.
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Published by 11/12/2018 by Guido
Categories: Legal, Society
Tags: cussing, new law, Lilia Fariñas, Mauricio Domogan.

The Rurungan sa Tubod showroom in Palawan Island, Philippines, boasts a beautiful display of hand-woven garments. And as much as in style and quality, Rurungan’s products are rich in purpose and culture. Step inside the Rurungan workroom and meet the women responsible for breathing life into the craft of weaving on the island of Palawan.
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Published by 19/11/2018 by Guido
Categories: Business, Communities, Culture
Tags: Palawan, Rurungan, weaving

As a young girl, Nora Aunor was so indigent that she sold water in plastic containers to weary travelers in a train station and collected metal scraps to augment provisions for her family. She eventually went to the big city to seek her luck by singing in contests. A few years later, Nora Aunor was a star, a “superstar” as a matter of fact, the biggest the Philippines had produced.
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Published by 01/11/2018 by Guido
Categories: Arts, Culture, People
Tags: Nora Aunor, superstar, fairy tale's heroine