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After 56 Years a Woman Won Best Director at Cannes

Despite all our struggles as women, today seems like a day of good news. Sofia Coppola took home the award for best director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for her feminist remake of The Beguiled. Sofia is the second female director to have ever won the prestigious award, the first being Yuliya Solntseva for […]

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If Men Needed to Take Birth Control, the TRO Would Be Lifted ASAP

Why is it that we panic when we hear the words “birth control” or “contraceptives”? It certainly feels that way as we are currently in a crisis until the Supreme Court lifts the temporary restraining order on the registration, procurement, and distribution of contraceptives. Citing that they will promote abortion, which by the way, is […]

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Torre de Manila and the State of Our Historical Preservation

A month ago, the Supreme Court decided to lift the TRO on the construction of the Torre de Manila. Despite many arguments against the building, the SC found no law prohibiting its construction. Notoriously known as the “national photobomber”, the 49-storey condominium by DMCI Project Developer Inc. will now permanently ruin Rizal Monument’s skyline. The unfortunate thing about this […]

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Cinema Hosts Women-Only Screening of ‘Wonder Woman’ and the Men Are Hating It

Wonder Woman is slated as the most anticipated feminist movie of this year. So it’s understandable that some cinemas (both here and abroad) are hosting screenings for mostly women. But when Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas announced a “WOMEN ONLY” screening, the men were furious. New York Post noted how men expressed their frustration on different social […]

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Oops! Pres. Trump Revealed the Location of Nuclear Submarines to Pres. Duterte

A leaked transcript of the phone call Pres. Trump made to Pres. Duterte has reached the Internet. But surprisingly, that’s not the biggest security breach made. During the phone call, Trump told our president that there are two US nuclear submarines located near the Korean peninsula. I hate to be the one manning those subs […]

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Deadly Explosion Rocks Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert

Updated on May 23, 1 p.m. Ariana Grande posted her statement on Twitter after the bombing attack that left her speechless. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 Her manager Scooter Braun also released a statement via Twitter thanking the […]

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What We Learned from Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s One-Year Wedding Anniversary

Over the weekend, social media blew up with posts of Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s one-year wedding anniversary. From their all-star wedding ceremony to their daily antics, one year of these two in marital bliss has taught a few of us what a marriage can be like. Tagged as #couplegoals, these two let us in […]

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Six Korean Artists You Need To Know That Aren’t K-Pop

Whenever I recommend music to my friends, they always have an instant aversion if it’s Korean. Right off the bat, they tell me they aren’t into K-pop. But K-pop is just a part of Korea’s complex music scene. It’s a great time to delve into Korea’s music scene these days since many indie artists have […]

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How Women Are Reacting to this Essay on Body Shaming

As we close out another work week, another essay has gone viral on social media and it’s causing a positive stir. Erica Dawn posted a blog entry entitled “Let’s Talk About Body Shaming in the Philippines.” And it’s got women nodding in agreement at this micro transgression that’s sadly been so deeply ingrained in Philippine culture. […]

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How Japan’s Princess Mako’s Marriage Is Sparking a Feminist Debate on Imperial Rule

The whole world is abuzz with the news that Princess Mako of Japan is set to marry her non-royal college boyfriend and will soon renounce her title. While this shocked people, this also sparks a feminist discussion about Japan’s imperial leadership. Princess Mako is the granddaughter of Emperor Akihito. Under Japanese imperial law, a princess who chooses […]

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Why This Filipina-Chinese Woman’s Tweet About Race Representation Went Viral

Race representation matters, from movies to just everyday depictions of life. It’s the very topic behind three photographs by Chris Buck which presented people of color in place of roles usually reserved for white people. Filipina-Chinese Judy Geralde promptly tweeted them out, showing how the photos were impactful for people in the minority. Flipped and […]

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Don’t Panic! The Mega Star Sharon Cuneta Is Not in Debt

Don’t you just love it when celebrities are frank and open? Well, Sharon Cuneta and her Facebook posts have been the highlight of everyone’s week, to say the least. She shared that the reason she left the country was to take time off and recharge, but others couldn’t help but speculate. To clear the air, […]

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No More Tyga: Kylie Jenner Is Now Dating Travis Scott

Looks like Kylie Jenner and Tyga are no longer dating, and has made it official with rapper Travis Scott. News of Kylie and Travis’ relationship started when they were spotted at Coachella. Now, sources have told TMZ that the two have been inseparable since the festival. Kylie is also reportedly spending time with Travis’ family […]

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What Makes ‘Bliss’ So Intriguing and Mind-Numbing

Bliss is the type of film that will keep you on your toes all throughout, and leaves you dumbfounded at the end. As I’m writing this, I’m still digesting what’s happened and trying to decipher the metaphors. As director Jerold Tarog disclaimed during last night’s film screening, “It’s not a straightforward story. The key to […]

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Isabelle Daza, Kryz Uy, and Kaila Estrada on What They’ll Give Their Moms

Ah, yes, Mother’s Day. That time of the year where we pause and remind ourselves of the awesome women who taught us equally-awesome things about life. Though that type of pausing should be an everyday thing, it helps that there is a universal reminder to make your mom feel special. Since occasions always creep up […]

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Binibining Pilipinas-International Mariel De Leon Summed Up All Our Thoughts About Mocha Uson

Binibining Pilipinas-International Mariel De Leon received criticism the past few days for expressing her disapproval of Mocha Uson’s appointment in the PCOO. Some said it was not the kind of attitude a beauty queen should have. But we’d like to think otherwise. In a now-deleted series of tweets, Mariel didn’t mince words to call out Mocha’s […]

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Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s Rom-Com Grossed P300 Million

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s latest film has grossed P300 million worldwide so far. With just three weeks since it’s release, STAR Cinema thanked their viewers for their support. Last year, their film Barcelona: A Love Untold grossed P321 million. By the looks of it, Can’t Help Falling In Love might just be even more […]

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Watch Kirsten Dunst’s Drug-Induced Hallucinations in ‘Woodshock’ Trailer

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy just released the trailer for their first film Woodshock. It took almost two years to finish, but we’re finally going to see it on Sept. 15. The movie stars Kirsten Dunst, who plays a distraught woman named Therese. Huffington Post describes her character as “a grieving woman fleeing her mangled emotions […]

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