Online Martial Law museum launched vs historical revisionism

MANILA — A team from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) recently launched an interactive ‘online museum’ in their effort to educate the public on late Ferdinand Marcos’ reign as Philippine President and his implementation of Martial Lawwhich runs for another decade. Still in Beta versionthe site is easily accessible to everyone through any up-to-date internet…

Wonder Waterfalls of Mt. Romelo

MANILA– Located in Siniloan Quezon Province, Mt. Romelo (240+masl) is one of the famed easy-dayhike destinations near Manila, not just for one reason, but five. Lanzones, Batya-Batya, Buruwisan, Old Buruwisan, and Sampaloc falls that surrounds the mountain is the real highlight of the trip. All of these are easily accessible from the campsite above Buruwisan falls. Although beginners…

Mt. Balagbag of Rizal

MANILA–Bordered by Bulacan and Rizal, Mt. Balagbag is one of the minor climb destinations which is relatively close to Manila.  With the elevation of 770 MASL, the unpaved road with mostly ascend wide and open trail will take you 2-3 hours before reaching the summit.  Although locals recall a past when the mountain was covered…

10 things you shouldn’t miss on your first Batanes trip

By Harry Bayona BASCO– The northernmost and smallest province in the Philippines, the island of Batanes is also dubbed as the “Nature’s Playground” as it boast rare flora and fauna, undulating terrain, limestone cliffs, stretches of white and cream-colored sandy beaches and clear waters. Although accessible by scheduled flights from Manila, accessibility is still an issue…

TRENDING: Video show 100 years of beauty in the Philippines

MANILA– Filipinas are beautiful, that’s undebatable. The round dark brown eyes and charming smile has been capturing the heart of the world through the years–testified by their dominance in various international beauty pageants.  In a 4 minute presentation posted by Watchut Video, anthropologist Chris Santo Domingo Chan explained the progression of definition of Filipina beauty in the…

Five OPM songs that will make you miss your loved ones abroad

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA–Named as the modern heroes of the country, to honor the Filipinos abroad who do not only work for their families but for their country. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) sacrifice years of service away from their families for greener pastures abroad.  In a recent study of Philippine Statistics Authority shows that on average, 2,500 Filipino…

Half-Hearted

By Gian Gutierrez I’m living again the memory, living again in a lie Seems I’ve been reminiscing it for century, I’m living again to die Your face came to cross my mind and I’m hurting again inside Still I can’t be off of what you’ve given me, I can’t go on with my life You…

The exotic taste of Manila

MANILA– Metro Manila, the center for trade and commerce of the Philippines is home for 11 million people who are always crisscrossing its congested roads and trains. Always on the go, life in the city follows a regular fast phased path of hungry individuals. While restaurants and other large establishments sprout like beans to cater…