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When the ‘bakunawa’ ate the sun

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Various cultures around the world have striking similarities and differences in explaining the solar eclipse phenomenon. To most, it meant very angry gods about to punish an erring humanity.

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LOOK: International Space Station photobombs August 21 solar eclipse

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The International Space Station (ISS) is something of a common sight for astronomers, who often watch it zip through the skies.

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Moon blots the sun out of the sky in historic US eclipse

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Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday, Aug. 21, as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

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Juan Luna descendants push town’s art revival

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LUNA, La Union -- In this scenic coastal town where eminent painter Juan Luna traced his roots, an arts renaissance is unfolding.

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City seeks takeover of Rizal mom’s house

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The city government of Biñan in Laguna province is offering P3.5 million for a 1,000-square meter parcel of land and whatever remains of the 200-year-old Alberto Mansion where Teodora Alonso, mother of national hero Jose Rizal, once lived.

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Fil-Ams celebrate Manila House, a literary landmark in Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Historic sites open doors into the past and bring history to life. They provide insights into the stories of those who once gathered in these places, leaving a lasting mark.

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Baganga’s secret waterfalls

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BAGANGA, Davao Oriental -- Tucked up in the bosom of mountains hugging the provinces of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley is a hidden paradise of cascading crystal-clear water that will surely draw nature-lovers and backpackers.

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Pinto International brings 30 Filipino artists to Manhattan

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In times of rapidly changing economic and political dynamics worldwide, cultural dialogue has the power to build bridges where politics builds walls.

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Top foreign, local women surfers ride waves in Siargao

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GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island -- Twenty-four women surfers from different countries trooped here to participate in the 9th Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup, an event recognized as part of the qualifying series for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Sabtang in Batanes - our own undiscovered Shangri-La

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The Philippines has its own version of Shangri-la in the northernmost group of islands known collectively as Batanes.

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