Drought Unearths Sunken Nueva Ecija Town

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Pantabangan, a 300-year-old settlement in Nueva Ecija recently saw the light of day, as the effects of the El Niño phenomenon caused the previously submerged area to surface. The town, placed underwater to pave the way for the construction of the Pantabangan Dam in 1973, recently recorded a water level of 173.40 meters—reportedly “3.6 meters […]

MTRCB Allows ‘Barbie’ Movie in PH

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling

It’s still a Barbie world after all. In a letter to Senator Francis Tolentiono, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) confirmed that ‘Barbie’ will be allowed to be screened in Philippine cinemas. The possibility of a ban hounded the Greta Gerwig film over it’s supposed depiction of China’s controversial nine-dash line. The […]

Filipinos Roast New PAGCOR Logo Worth ₱3.03M


The Internet remains undefeated, especially when expressing its stance on pressing and controversial news. From the plethora of memes and parodies, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is social media’s newest target, berating the design and price tag of the government corporation’s remodeled logo commemorating its 40th anniversary. Unveiled to the public last July […]

5 Hollywood Films Banned in the Philippines

Films Banned in the Philippines

With Vietnam recently prohibiting the release of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie in cinemas, the Philippines is the next possible Southeast Asian neighbor to ban the film due to a frame in the movie that features a map with the controversial “nine-dash line.” Warner Bros. commented on the issue, noting the map was intended as a doodle […]

Photos of Jose Rizal’s Brain Fragments Revealed

Jose Rizal's Brain Fragments

It is unquestionably rare to be able to resurrect remnants of the past—what more of the Philippine National Hero himself? Filipino Historian Ambeth Ocampo took to social media what is said to be Jose Rizal’s brain fragments, which were “formerly preserved in alcohol that has since dried up.” An arguably defining moment in the nation’s […]

The Philippines Is Now The Winningest Country In World Cup of Pool

Philippines World Cup of Pool

The Filipino tandem of James “Dodong Diamond” Aranas and Johann “Bad Koi” Chua emerged with an 11-7 win over Gerrmany’s Joshua Filler and Moritz Neuhausen on Sunday, July 2 (Monday, July 3, Manila time) for the 2023 World Cup of Pool title. The Philippines embark on a Cinderella-esque run, upsetting the top-ranked Spanish squad in […]

PH Gymnastics Team Medals at Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships

PH Gymnasts Win Medals Asian Championships

Exemplifying the resurgence of local gymnastics across borders, the Philippine team medalled in the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Singapore last June 15-18, 2023. Surpassing their four-medal finish in 2022 in Doha, the country finished second in the senior’s division with eight medals: three golds, two silvers, and three bronzes—next to a 13-medal performance by […]