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The Rise of Sexual Harassment Accusations Is Not a Witch Hunt

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. Many people have been panicking recently due to the outing of many powerful men around the world. These men have been accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or rape and many of them […]

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Aziz Ansari and the Dynamics of Sex Between Men and Women

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. It started out as a familiar scenario. Boy meets girl, they flirt, they go out, they make out. So far so ho-hum. Then girl decides she feels violated, goes home, […]

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Let’s Try This: No Shopping for a Year

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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We Have a Problem With Robin Padilla’s Brand of Patriotism

Robin Padilla has been the subject of scrutiny the past week after he forced a Korean contestant on Pilipinas Got Talent to speak in Filipino. On last Saturday’s episode, aspiring magician Kim Ji-Wan looked humiliated when Robin started scolding him during his trick. Good thing Angel Locsin stepped in and volunteered to help out the contestant. It […]

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These Artworks Remind Us of Turbulent Jovian Clouds

Have you ever wondered about the other planets in our solar system? Especially the largest one, Jupiter? If you’ve been following Mission Juno, you’ll know that NASA is trying to explore the planet as best they can. Launched in August 2011, the spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on July 2016. Since then, they have been able […]

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You Don’t Need to Be a Mind Reader to Know What Consent Is

I’d be lying if I said that the Aziz Ansari scandal didn’t keep me up at night, thinking about whether what he did was sexual assault or not. Ever since “Grace” (not her real name) opened up about her experience with the Master of None actor, noting how he allegedly pressured her to have sex, people have […]

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How Perfect IG Feeds Affect You as a Mother and a Woman

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I can’t even remember when I got so worked up about algorithmic feeds. It was a non-descript day and I decided to look at […]

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Help Katarina Rodriguez Take Home the Miss Intercontinental Crown

Just four days ago, Katarina Rodriguez flew to Egypt for the Miss Intercontinental Pageant that will take place on Jan. 25. Could not be any more excited to be representing not only myself but an entire country, MY country in this once in a lifetime competition. Philippines, I love you. 🇵🇭❤️🙏🏼 A post shared by […]

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French Actress Catherine Deneuve Has a Problem with the #MeToo Campaign

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. A few years ago, walking along the streets of New York City, my mother was apparently running a mental tally of men who walked past us with a compliment or […]

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Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil Shared Their First Kiss Under the Stars

It’s official, Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil are married. A post shared by Martin Castañeda (@martincastaneda8) on Jan 11, 2018 at 1:05am PST The two tied the knot and Shangri-La’s Boracay resort surrounded by their friends and family. Maxene wore an elegant sweetheart neckline gown from Vera Wang with a long veil. A post shared […]

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Fans Are Posting Fake Pregnant Photos of Kylie Jenner and It’s Not Okay

Kylie Jenner has been keeping everyone on their toes ever since rumors started that she’s pregnant. She’s neither confirmed nor denied the news, but posted “hints” on her social media platforms. What ultimately piqued everyone’s curiosity is how she’s absent in all the family Christmas photos. While everyone is waiting for confirmation, they’ve also come […]

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Wait a Sec, Men Didn’t Speak Up Against Sexual Misconduct at the Golden Globes

The message of standing up against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace was strong during the 75th Golden Globes Awards. Every woman made a statement with their ensembles and their remarks toward the issue. But wait, what about the men? While everyone came in their best black outfit and wore their “Time’s Up” pins, […]

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What We Thought When We Watched ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4

If you haven’t already seen the latest season of Black Mirror, what are you doing? There are six new episodes to enjoy and we watched them all. As expected, we were left shocked, confused, and a little heavy. For those who have watched, let’s break down the episodes and recap what we thought of them. What […]

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This Year, It’s Time to Make Your Goals Happen

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and […]

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You Buy More Clothes and Makeup When You’re Fertile

Why do we shop? We may do it by necessity, especially when we need to buy gifts. Other times, it’s just our need to go on a retail therapy spree when we’re stressed. But have you ever considered how hormones can also affect shopping habits? Racked explains that the women’s purchases are mostly influenced by […]

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This Rihanna-Approved Instagram Pose Has an Empowering Meaning

The rap squat was by far one of the most popular Instagram poses last year. After that, what’s the next big thing that’ll take over our feed? The answer: womanspreading. Just like manspreading, this is the act of sitting, sometimes standing, with legs spread out and filling the empty space. According to Elle, the queen of […]

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You’ll Never Guess Who Tim Yap Got as a Wedding Witness

On Christmas day, host Tim Yap and events director Javi Martinez Pardo got married in a low-key ceremony in New York City. In an Instagram post, Tim mentioned that they only had two witnesses during the wedding. One of them was singer and Broadway star Lea Salonga. Lea is in New York for her show Once […]

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