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Add to Cart: 10.10 Discounts and Promos to Watch Out For From These Local Women-Owned Brands

We know that some of us ladies tend to do our holiday shopping as early as October especially when there are deals that are just too hard to resist! This coming 10.10, check out these local Filipina-owned brands that definitely deserve the spotlight (and that to cart). Whether it’s for you, your bestie, or your mom, we’re sure that you’ll find something that catches your eye.

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6 Female-Owned Fashion Brands Perfect for Each and Every Woman

E-commerce platforms have thrived over the last couple of months, and the fashion industry is continuously flourishing in the Instagram market. Amidst the pandemic, young female entrepreneurs have used this as a tool to build their small fashion empires. They have been finding a way to make the fashion industry a better place by focusing […]

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4 Filipino-owned Sustainable Brands That You’ll Get Your Money’s Worth

Guilty of doing too much online shopping? You’re not the only one. Retail therapy has been a common coping mechanism with everyone stuck in their homes during this pandemic. With so many things on the market, whether it’s clothing, beauty products, accessories, or home essentials, there’s no denying that humans have accumulated far too much […]

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Self-Expression Made Easier: The Trendiest Phone Cases In Town

It is always a joy when we buy something for ourselves. Shopping provides that sense of comfort and satisfaction. But do you know the best part of retail therapy? It’s when you spend your money on a business that does not only care for its customers but does its part in helping their community. This […]

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Every Woman: Why Women Are Perfectly Imperfect

“You’re not like other girls.” Who else thinks people should stop taking this as a compliment? I know a lot of you girls would agree.  This statement has long been coined to pit women against each other. Over the course of history, society has created this unrealistic and unreasonable criteria for the perfect kind of […]

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4 Female-Owned Brands to Try When You’re Feeling a Little Extra

As a child, it felt weird being called kikay because I had no idea what it meant. I learned later on that it is a term used to describe Filipinas who are interested in fashion and cosmetic products. I realized the fun and glamorous implications of being kikay and I identified with the term as […]

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10 Female-owned Brands That Inspire Us To Hustle

Even in the year twenty twenty one, a lot of noise hasn’t been made on empowering female-led and female-owned brands.  In spite of the difficulty operating a small business brought by rising competition in the market, female-owned businesses continue to rise and make a mark in the industry. This, however, is not a surprise to […]

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PASBO Serves the Ultimate Comfort Food This Father’s Day

Pasta brings everybody comfort to a certain degree, whether it be our childhood favourites such as the classic Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Spaghetti and Meatballs, or pasta that our adult-selves grew to love such as Pasta de Sardine or even Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce.  To our surprise, we found a brand that gives us the […]

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The Day I Came Out

Speaking as a heterosexual in my early 20s, it would be impossible for me to write an article about the struggles that the members of the LGBTQ+ community face today, although I can say one thing: The LGBTQ+ allies are here for you all, and we know you are struggling; we may not have experienced […]

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Fairy Doll and You: This Season’s Combination

For those who have acne prone skin and are interested in skin whitening, not a lot of brands are easy to trust. Fortunately for us, known for helping those with the exact same issues, Fairy Doll is our go-to Fairy Godmother.  Every day, I open my Instagram account and find my friends sharing their skin-care […]

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Speaking of Consent, Why Is It So Difficult to Say “No”?

[Trigger warning: Sexual harassment] “Just one date.” “Just one night.” “It doesn’t have to mean anything.” “You’re such a tease.” “But you said…” “Please?”  Saying no has become an easy go-to answer for some women when being asked out or harassed by men, while for others, it is a mothe#*@^!ng challenge to say “no” and […]

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The Truth About Laying Out A Plan In Your Early 20s

We all had big dreams when we were little kids.  Some of us wanted to be astronauts, some of us wanted to become the President of our own countries, and some of us even dreamt of sailing across the globe––and some of us really did accomplish the dreams we had when we were younger.  Others, […]

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Why It’s Not You, It’s Them: Signs To Watch Out For When You’re Being Gaslighted

“What are you talking about? That never happened.” “You’re overreacting. Why are you so sensitive?” Oops. Do you often hear these from the people around you? Chances are you’re being gaslighted. To put it quite plainly: it’s not you, it’s them.   Gaslighting is emotional and psychological abuse that occurs in abusive relationships. It is a […]

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4 Women-Led Achievements You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

When talking about inventions and innovations, we are used to hearing what men pioneered.  Not often do we hear a woman’s name come up, despite her groundbreaking creations.  It’s time we break that pattern, as we talk about 4 women and how they changed the world: 1. The first ice cream maker by Nancy Johnson […]

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What I Wish I Could Say: Happy Mothers’ Day, Mama!

Happy Mothers’ Day! The day we all show our appreciation to our mothers and all the hard work they put in for us (and the patience they’ve developed throughout our mischief).  While Mothers’ Day is one of the greatest holidays for most people, it can be a difficult day to wake up to for some. […]

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Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies: The Realities of Self-Care

Bath bombs, staying in to binge on Netflix, staying lowkey on social media, and getting a new hairdo after a painful breakup––self-care is one of the greatest things we can invest our time in; but it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.  Self-care can get difficult; ugly, even.  I remember my initial perception of what self-care […]

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Ala Mod: Staying Classic in the 21st Century

Grace Kelly, Janis Joplin, Josephine Baker, Jane Birkin… all such amazing women with amazing style––or in other words, classic. Classic women’s fashion will always have recognition, but isn’t always seen in the streets today.  Alaine Pang, a local, Davao-based fashion designer, and the founder of Àla Mod by Ala Mod Studio, aspires to exist in […]

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The Inside Scoop: 6 Tips on Starting a Business

Starting a business is definitely not the easiest journey to embark on. You gotta have capital, you gotta have a plan, you gotta have the connections—where do we even start?  Lucky for us, we have the co-founders of The Scoop Asia, Taryn Navarro and Angela Tiotangco-Alvarez to help us get started. Taryn and Angela started […]

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DivHERsity: Why Being Beautiful Isn’t Limited To One Standard

We all need a little reminder every once in a while about how powerful, us, women, can really be.  Our current campaign, DivHERsity, aims to celebrate all women and to promote self-love. This isn’t limited to embracing our skin color alone but learning to be comfortable in our own skin, whether it involves having skin […]

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I Am a Woman After All

“That’s pretty intense work, sweetheart. Are you sure you can handle it?”  Why, of course. I am a woman after all.  Some days, you can’t help but to be thankful for the women who dedicated their lives to fighting for women’s rights. Women empowerment has personally become one of my favorite topics to talk about, […]

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Be Confidently Filipina With These Statement Pieces From Shop Scoop Asia

Wear shirts that scream Gandang Kulay Filipina and bucket hats that own how to love your skin. Shop Scoop Asia! The feedback on our Gandang Kulay collection has made our month, and we’re glad you loved our products! Every woman is empowered by different things, and rightfully so.  Some women are empowered by leaving their […]

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A Hassle-Free Summer at Port Barton!

Summer’s just around the corner, ladies!  Unfortunately, despite travel restrictions loosening up a bit, we all know summer this year’s still going to be different. Remember when all we had to worry about was our budget and deciding on where to go? The sky was the limit. Still, though—the hassle of planning out a trip […]

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Score these 100% Palaweño-Made Cashews in Palawan Local Market

Do you often catch yourself holding a fork while watching your favorite series on Netflix? Or do you ever catch yourself having difficulty concentrating on work when you have nothing to chew on? Stress causes a handful of people to ignore their hunger cues and abstain from eating for long periods of time, however for […]

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The Importance of Having a Reliable Support System in Life

“When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see, no I won’t be afraid, oh, I won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me.” Did you sing along too? (If you don’t know the song–well, you should. It’s a good song. […]

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Why is Weight Loss an Automatic Compliment?

[Trigger Warning: Mental Illness]  “Uy, pumayat ka!” feels so good to hear! I mean, it is an automatic compliment after all—isn’t it? We as a society have been complimenting people who have lost weight and constantly encourage them to continue, however, when we do this, we don’t always realize that we probably have no clue […]

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Things We’re Thankful for That Happened in 2020

Was 2020 a chapter that we would all like to go back to someday? Probably not (okay, most likely not), but what would happen to our character development if we didn’t at least appreciate the good within the bad?  I can’t blame you if you’re unaware of all the positive things that happened this year; […]

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Women in Technology: Revising the Gender Gap

According to the Global Gender Gap Report, remaining to be the top country in Asia in terms of closing the gender gap is the Philippines. The Philippines has closed roughly 78% of its overall gender gap, however, despite these statistics, it is a known fact that women are still quite at a disadvantage. Women are […]

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The Beauty of Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas in the Philippines has been known to have the world’s longest Christmas celebration.  The holidays in the Philippines start once the “BER” (September, October, November, December) months begin––yes, that’s right, we get into the Christmas vibe even before we start thinking about Halloween.  Christmas in the Philippines can look somewhat like the celebrations we […]

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WiTech: Breaking Gender Stereotypes Through Technology

Who says you can’t start changing the world at just fifteen?  Audrey Pe, founder of Women in Technology Organization (Or in its official abbreviation, “WiTech), started the organization when she was a sophomore in high school.  WiTech’s mission is to educate, inspire, and the youth to break gender stereotypes, and make a difference using technology.  […]

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Crash Course: The History of Women’s Rights in the Philippines

After doing some research, I’ve found out that to my surprise, the position of the Philippines with regard to women’s rights is relatively developed compared to many other nations. Currently, the Philippines has the Republic Act No. 9710, which is the act providing for the Magna Carta of Women.  Section 2 of the act states […]

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The Five Telling Signs of a Manipulative Apology

As human beings, it is only nature for us to build relationships with other people. As the old saying goes, no man is an island; however, if we’re talking about what’s natural for us as human beings, then we can’t deny that it is also natural for us to mess up.  We make the wrong […]

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A Sweet Dabawenyo Christmas with Eaterior, Your New Favourite Online Pastry Shop

Davao City––known for its famous dishes such as Guso or Lato (Fresh seaweeds made into salad), Kinilaw na Tuna, Sinuglaw, and of course, Durian. These dishes in Davao City cannot be compared.  You don’t have to go very far in Davao City to bump into a restaurant that serves food that can satisfy both your […]

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Wear Your Natural Filipina Beauty: Morena the Label x The Scoop Asia Exclusive and Limited Edition Merchandise

Over the years, the standards for beauty have changed remarkably, both for the good and for the bad. In the age of technology and social media influencers, the pressure to look “perfect” on our Instagram feeds has taken away the fun and excitement of being unposed and candid. However, there’s one other aspect of “beauty” […]

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A First For Davao, Made In Davao: Dose’s Bottled Cocktails

*Although based in Davao, Dose currently does not serve or sell in the city of Davao due to the imposed liquor ban, however, all bottles are still available for ordering in Metro Manila. A cocktail: An alcoholic mixed beverage.A cocktail from Dose: An alcoholic beverage that has a unique story to tell. Dose: your new […]

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Kookies & Kim’s Kooky Kookies

A cookie is a baked food that is typically small, flat, and swee–who am I kidding, we all know what a cookie is and we all have at least one kind that we love; we’re all familiar with chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, and even the oh-so-popularly-hated raisin cookies; we’ve tried them all before! The […]

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Let’s talk about Pandemic Discrimination

We all had a routine before this pandemic started, and they all involved socializing and stepping out of the house. Whether it was turning up at BGC on a Saturday night, or having brunch out with family & friends on a Sunday morning, leaving the house was practically essential.  However, since the lockdown took place, […]

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24/7 Business by a 24/7 Mom

Founded by Czarina Ledesma, and established in 2019, Food Czar desires to make your everyday experiences more special by offering simple, convenient, and unique home-dining experiences. By gathering over 100 of everybody’s favorite restaurants in one virtual house, Food Czar has made party-planning so much simpler. In addition, Food Czar Meal Kits, which feature chef-designed […]

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The REAL TEA on Being a Woman (Dealing with Body Dysmorphia, Insecurities, etc.)

Everybody has something they don’t like about their appearance; from a crooked smile to a uniquely shaped nose, or even the size of one’s ears–insecurities are like a beating heart:  everybody has them. However, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a whole other story. When the thoughts of one’s insecurities cause a significant amount of emotional […]

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Halloween in Movies vs Real Life

Shhh. Listen. Do you hear that? If you close your eyes and listen carefully, you’ll hear the sound of a hundred bats flapping their wings, the sound of a wolf howling on top of a nearby cliff, and children yelling “Trick or treat!” then screaming out of fear 5 seconds later–but if you open your […]

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Knowing the Limits to Your Media Consumption

We all have our limits. Some of us can only workout for half an hour each day; some of us can only binge-watch three episodes of a series before getting bored; some of us can only have three bottles of beer before we get blackout drunk, and some of us can only give out four(teen) […]

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Davao and Palawan, Come Satisfy Your Quarantine Cravings With Flavored

It is day 217 of quarantine—ladies, you’ve been stressed in isolation, gotten tired from work, procrastinated your online classes, and been ghosted for the nth time. But, one thing that has been with us through the madness of it all is food (and occasionally, good old-fashioned alcohol). It’s about time you get your much-needed pick-me-ups because your Manila favorites are finally reaching your doorsteps through Flavored!

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Amarela Philippines: How to Find Your Voice for Your Advocacy

The lack of sexuality and gender awareness in the Philippines can be quite alarming, although, there is still great news: more and more advocates are using their platforms to educate not only the youth of our country, but also the older generations. Amerela PH not only advocates for reproductive and sexual healthcare in the Philippines, […]

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Perfume with a Purpose: Louis Mireille Parfum Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Fragrance is like a language that everybody can speak. Bookworms love the smell of new books, car enthusiasts love the smell of new leather seats for their cars, chefs love the smell of amazing dishes being cooked in the kitchen; now, women? They love the scent of perfume. Louis Mireille Parfum, founded in 2019 in […]

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The New Normal Dating Experience

Boo!  You’ve been: ghosted.  Or you ghosted them–either way, online dating doesn’t always end in “happily ever after,” most especially during the pandemic.  To refresh our minds, let’s go over the cliche/stereotypical/unspoken casual dating rules:  You don’t text them immediately after the first date. You don’t sleep with them until the third date.  You don’t […]

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808 Studio: Dance Fitness From the Studio to an Online Party

Despite the unexpected changes that the pandemic has brought upon them, Sofia Coyiuto and Dorthee “Dot” Li, have become prime examples of the popular quote: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” They are Leading Ladies, after all.  808 Studio, being the first boutique dance fitness studio in Manila, brings their choreography online.  With 808 […]

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Getting Lost in the Pressures of Adulthood

Everybody has their story to tell about their early 20s. It could be a story about how you partied till the break of dawn, it could be a story of how your friends drifted apart when everybody started getting jobs, it could be about how you’re still an undergraduate struggling to get that diploma, and […]

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Pottery From Home: Your Next Quarantine Project

You’ve binge-watched everything on Netflix, tried your hand at baking pastries, and developed a major green thumb. So, what better way to kickstart a new passion project than with the tranquil and soothing art of pottery?  Ceramicist Catherine Choachuy of Pottery Sessions (@potterysessions) has just the thing for you, and the best part is, you […]

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Tongue-Tied? Here’s a Guide to Becoming a Better Communicator

From presentations to socializing, what we say–and how we say it–can define people’s perceptions of us. And while there are the lucky few who are spared from the curse of anxiety, you’re probably reading this article because you wanna get better at talking. We went through articles and sources and got several key tips to […]

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We Asked Some Students How Online Classes Are Going (Spoiler: It’s Not Going Well)

The sound of our dogs barking, the construction noise from one of our neighbor’s houses, the music from the karaoke machine coming from next door, and the voices of our parents calling us to finish our household chores: ah, yes. The sounds of online classes.  We all have our own struggles amidst this pandemic that […]

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Starting a Cosmetics Brand During a Pandemic, As Told By A Leading Lady

The Beauty Industry is a growing force that can’t be stopped. With more celebrities like Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Selena Gomez, who have all started their own line of makeup and skin care, it’s nice to think about how it must be to start your own–which is exactly what this Leading Lady did.

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How to Write A Resume That Will Get You The Job

My mentor once said that your resume is the window to your soul as a worker. That document is expected to list years of experience that allow the employer–or whoever is reviewing your application–to imagine your place in their company. I’ve heard stories from friends who work in human resources wherein they would trash resumes […]

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The Reality of the Working Woman According to “The Devil Wears Prada”

In 2006, the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” was released. The story follows the protagonist Andy (portrayed by Anne Hathaway), an aspiring journalist who stumbles into the high-demand world of high fashion. Her employer, Miranda Priestly (portrayed by Meryl Streep) is labeled as the terror boss of the century. The start of the movie alone […]

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Angst, Partying, Etcetera: Euphoria and the Teen Melodrama

In the past five years, I’ve only watched two teen melodramas: Skins UK (which aired from 2007 to 2013) and Euphoria (which aired its first season in 2019). Look up either of those shows or the teen drama genre as a whole, and you’ll find opinion articles that echo how over-the-top their portrayals of teenage […]

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We Need to Talk About the Lo-fi Youtube Community. Yes, Again.

If you’re anything like me, you may have also been spending this quarantine trying to be productive. It could be in the form of getting an internship, going to class, or learning a new hobby. Regardless, we can all agree that setting the mood is a good step towards actually getting stuff done.  I would […]

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Google Chrome Extensions You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

Working–whether or not from home–can get seriously hectic. There are so many distractions packed into your laptop, deadlines tend to pile up until they’re forgotten, sometimes even your own environment is just too much to handle. Luckily, the Chrome Web Store provides a catalog of free solutions to our work-life problems through Chrome Extensions. These […]

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Work-From-Home Glam: How to Stay Cute When You’re Stuck At Home

Metro Manila is now under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, which means that we’re more likely to say goodbye to on-ground work and hello to working from home. With classes, meetings, and everything in between, many of those require that we show our faces for the camera as a form of etiquette. Other than that, […]

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Dabaweños, #SupportLocal with these Kadayawan Festival Promos!

This August 2020 marks the week-long Kadayawan Festival that Dabawenyos hold dear to their hearts. While the normal festivities are put on pause due to the pandemic, many local businesses are giving off great deals to make it easier for people to appreciate the food, drinks, and goods that the locals have to offer. Today, […]

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What Single Motherhood Is Really Like

Last Father’s Day, I came across this article from The Guardian. It was written by a mother who, like my own, is a single one. A good part of the essay was dedicated to narrating her journey from conception to birth, yet the most striking part for me was found at the end. In it, […]

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What is the Black and White Photo Challenge Really About?

TRIGGER WARNING: The article contains mentions of violence, harassment, and abuse that may be triggering to some readers. If you’re active on Instagram you may have noticed that your female friends, relatives, and coworkers may be posting a black and white photo of themselves with the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted. Initially, it was recognized as an amorphous […]

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Here Are 4 Facebook Groups to Help You Boost Your Business

This quarantine has been going on for nearly four months, and the end of it isn’t in sight. Businesses and establishments have closed down, leaving many jobless and aimless at home. In response to this, there has been a sudden rise in the number of online businesses. If you’re an owner of these kinds of […]

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Music Recs With (So Much) Context

Ever wondered what The Killers’ 2003 hit Mr. Brightside would sound like if you’re in the bathroom in the middle of a party? Maybe you’ve wondered what Joji’s Dancing in the Dark would sound like if you’re underwater? The answer could be yes or no, but either way, YouTube has a whole music genre dedicated […]

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The 3 Skills You’ll Need to Succeed in 2020

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution. Companies now value people skills, soft skills, and technological skills. As career women, gaining access to knowing what these specific skills are and where to learn them can make or break the progress of our work lives. Courtesy of The Scoop Asia, here’s your guide […]

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In Case You Forgot That It’s Still 2020

If you follow one or two news sites on social media, you’re probably thinking the same thing we all are: How the heck is it only July? From geopolitics to natural calamities to pop culture, 2020 is full of events that have globally made huge impacts on our lives. TRIGGER WARNING: The article below contains […]

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Opportunities, Marketing, and Change: PJMA’s Business Online eXploration

Last July 10, the Philippine Junior Marketing Association launched the Business Online eXploration, an online seminar made for Marketistas to become stronger and better at their craft amidst a crisis. Over a thousand attendees witnessed talks from renowned individuals in the field of business and marketing, but also performances from local talents. The Five Ps […]

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The Vegan Newbie’s New Best Friend

The title of this article may come off as a shock. You thought delis only sold cold cuts, sausages, and other very non-vegan things. But in the ever-so-evolving culinary world of Metro Manila, La Chica’s Vegan Delicatessen breaks expectations while keeping you healthy and the environment safe. Run by Charry Rada, this small business from […]

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Baked Unlike Any Other: Baked by Feliz

For a good portion of my life, I’ve lived off pastries from the typical coffee shops. I’ve probably had a double-chocolate fudge brownie or a small-but-overpriced cheesecake here and there, but nothing encapsulates my coffee shop pastry experience like a cinnamon roll. Yes — soft, fluffy dough swirled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture painted into every […]

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Meet Flavored: Your Online One-Stop Shop

COVID-19 has changed our lives. In the past four months, we’ve been getting used to wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, and doing almost everything from home. In comes the new normal of the food industry. It’s not that easy to have your favorite girls night out anymore. That restaurant you loved going to, whether […]

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Love, Quinch: Love Letters in a Cupcake

In all of its cream-frosted and gold-leafed glory, Love, Quinch is run by 23-year-old Quincherville Villaneuva, a pastry chef who bakes delicious treats from her home in Quezon City. With its edible decorations and aesthetic branding, it definitely succeeds in standing out from the other cupcakes you can find in Metro Manila. Look, I’m no […]

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The Four Waves of Feminism

One thing’s for sure: feminism is here to stay. However, our era of feminism is built on the progress achieved by the generations of women who came before us. The movement started at a time when the rights of a woman — let alone what the definition of a woman is — were drastically different. […]

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Feel the Pride While in Quarantine With Together, Wherever

Whether rain or shine or in a pandemic, nothing can stop the LGBTQIA+ community from showing their pride. The rise of COVID-19 has come with the cancellation of Metro Manila Pride and similar gatherings, but it’s also welcomed a whole new world of creativity and art for many of the movement’s members. About a month […]

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The Truth About Work-Life Balance

Ask most companies, and they’ll tell you that the term “work-life balance” is a myth. To them, the ideal scenario is you working beyond what’s most likely a nine-to-five job even at the expense of your family, your friends, and yourself. The belief that we can’t take care of ourselves while being a good employee […]

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Bridge Ideas With the Business Online eXploration

When Keith Santos, the Project Head of the Business Online eXploration, was asked about his philosophy in seeking opportunities, he said, “Focus and understand the craft you’re pursuing, as the only time success comes first before work is when it is in the dictionary.” This is reflected in the Philippine Junior Marketing Association’s newest venture: […]

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The Paradox of the All-Girls School

TRIGGER WARNING: The article frequently mentions sexual harassment, pedophilia, and abuse of authority which may be distressing to some readers. “I placed my daughter in an all-girls school for many reasons. I liked the school’s curriculum and that it was very near home. What other mothers and I agree with, though, is that we did […]

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We Need Bayanihan More Than Ever

This pandemic is boring. You can’t go out, the government says. You want to see your friends, watch a movie, and do all of the things you can only do in the summer. Even when the lockdowns were loosened, what was the point? Most of your favorite shops are closed and in between checkpoints and […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Internships in the Philippines

Internships are a great way to build work experience in the field of your choosing. This is essential, because the job market gets more and more competitive with every graduation that comes and goes. Your experience on a one-page resume can make a huge difference in how a potential employer sees you versus the other […]

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Setting Up Your Linkedin Profile for Success

Ah, yes, LinkedIn: the chaotic good of social media platforms. When most people think of LinkedIn, they often associate it with an older audience. If you didn’t already know, LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. Many companies use it to hire, and many job seekers use it to […]

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Girls, it’s 2020 — It’s About Time We Do Something.

Rape culture has harmed women by making its way into the DNA of our schools, communities, and groups. It has nursed the belief that women are weak and malleable, making it easier for some men to make us believe that that is all we’ll ever be. Last weekend, the hashtag #HijaAko bites back at this […]

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Digital or Print: Finding the Right Planning System for You

I’m obsessed with scheduling and organization. Over the past 4 or 5 years, I’ve gone through every productivity system imaginable to try and figure out what works for me and my needs. I’ve tried bullet journaling, writing down on a planner, digital apps or browser extensions, and Google calendar. And finally, I think it’s safe […]

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A Love Letter to Maria Clara

Dear Maria Clara, Historians call you a caricature of your time. You were defined as the paragon of what everyone thought the Filipina should be – never brash, never controversial, never loud. They said that you represented purity and innocence. You never asked to be the image of “traditional Filipina femininity”, but they took you […]

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The Toxicity of Grind and Hustle Culture

When did we start associating being “productive” or “on top of your game” or “hardworking” with being mentally, emotionally, and physically burnt out? Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. As a result, you may experience feelings of being overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and even incapable of […]

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Supporting #JunkTerrorBill Can Come in Different Ways

The passage of the Anti-Terror Bill in the House of Representatives last June 3, 2020 has sparked outrage both online and offline. The current outrage is only the latest in a political campaign to #JunkTerrorBill ever since it was introduced in Senate. All over the country, we’ve seen the outpouring of online protests, Twitter rallies, […]

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Baked Samgyeopsal is the Newest Quarantine Food Trend and We’re Not Complaining

Welcome to the new category of food trends: quarantine food. We can’t help but look back to the food trends that dominated Instagram, Facebook, and even Tiktok over this period of time. Our social media feeds have seen the rise and fall of many different food trends like dalgona coffee or sourdough bread. As we […]

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The Realities of the Self-Care Industry

Search the term “self-care” on the Internet, and you’ll get over 3 billion results on Google. These vary from YouTube videos, blog posts, news articles all about how to “build a self-care routine” or “how to have a perfect self-care day”. If you look into and dissect these videos, you’ll start to see a pattern. […]

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Rise of the Filipina Plant-tita

Has anyone else noticed that suddenly everyone is posting pictures of their new “plant baby”? As we approach our 4th month under quarantine, we’ve seen the rise of different quarantine “trends”. You can range from sourdough bread baker, the next Masterchef, and the plant parent. First it starts out with maybe a cute little succulent, […]

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This Form of Minimalism Features a Furniture-Free House

The minimalism trend has skyrocketed over the past few years. From the Netflix catalyst of The Minimalists, the Marie Kondo wave, and the thousands of “minimalist and zero-waste” videos on YouTube, people are learning how to live more with less. But unbeknownst to many, a new form of minimalism has made its way onto the […]

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Welcome to the Website Helping Filipina Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs

The Scoop Asia is a 100% Filipina-run company dedicated to creating content for and by women. Over the past 3 years, we’ve featured inspiring stories of Filipina entrepreneurs excelling in their fields and going above and beyond what’s expected of them. With the closure of many industries due to the pandemic and following quarantine, we’ve […]

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Davao Facebook Groups You Should Be a Part Of

The quarantine in Davao has pushed many innovative minds to think of new ways to use Facebook to create communities even as we’re far apart from each other. These communities have grown exponentially over just a few weeks, with new members sharing almost everything from recommendations, homemade products, to offering goods to trade. With most […]

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The Sixth Love Language Defining a Generation

What does it mean to define a generation of a billion vastly diverse people? Despite our different backgrounds, political views, religion, or race, the common denominator is, and always has been music. But how we use music – especially with one another – is what separates society now from society then. Enter: the online playlist. […]

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Palawan BayaniJuan: The Fundraising Initiative For Palawan’s “Tourism Frontliners”

Palawan is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines. From world-renowned protected spots to sprawling beaches, there’s no doubt that it’s one of the reasons tourists flock to the Philippines. However, with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shutting down the tourism industry for an unknown period of time, thousands of Palaweños […]

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How the Filipino Media and Entertainment Industries Helped Their Displaced Workers

With all the overwhelming news of the different statistics of the economic impacts COVID-19 has made on our society, it’s hard to really visualize just how badly industries were affected. However, for the businesses who do operate in industries that rely on large social gatherings and all the work that goes behind it, the gravity […]

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Preparing for the “New Normal”: COVID-19’s Effects on Globalization and Competition

It’s evident that COVID-19 is taking, and will continue to take, a toll on global trade efforts. All countries from all continents over the world are struggling to keep up economically during this time where almost all industries are frozen. The World Trade Organization even states that no matter how optimistic the situation is, international […]

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How to Start Your Own Online Publication

So, you want to start your own online publication. No – not a blog, but a real publication where you manage a team of writers and artists, open up for submissions, hold pitch meetings, etc. With the rise of website builders like WordPress, Wix, Weebly, and more, it’s gotten a lot easier to put up […]

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These Women Leaders Are Stepping Up to Fight COVID-19

Out of all the world leaders in the world, only less than 7% of them are women. However, it’s clear that with the rise of this pandemic, women leaders from Taiwan, Germany, and even here in the Philippines are taking charge and redirecting their energy to do what’s best for their respective countries. Whether it […]

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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day At Home

Mother’s Day is usually pretty standard – a meal at Mom’s favorite restaurant, maybe a trip to the cinema, or a shopping spree. Unfortunately, because of the state of world right now, it looks like we’re all spending Mother’s Day at home. To those who’ve been accustomed to trips to the mall for gifts, don’t […]

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First Steps Forward: The First Things Filipinos Are Going to Do After Quarantine

It’s been a little over two months since the Metro Manila lockdown, which triggered the implementation of similar policies all over the Philippines. Filipinos all over the country are cooped up in their homes and are clearly missing the outside – as evidenced by the overflowing tweets and posts on social media detailing what people […]

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These Female-Businesses Are Showing Us What Bayanihan Looks Like Now

From the heads of state all the way to small business owners, women everywhere are stepping up to the plate to keep their communities safe, secured, and cared for. These leading ladies are showing us the definition of responsible entrepreneurship by holding all different kinds of fundraisers to help frontliners, day-by-day wage earners, or their […]

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It’s Time To Admit That These Netflix Reality Shows Are Actually Really Relatable

What happens when you mix Netflix with some of the most out-of-this-world, bizarre premises for a reality TV show? While most of us watch them for the so-bad-its-so-good value, giving us great philosophical quotes like, “I’m not the brightest spark…in the book” (Veitch, 2020), at their core is a powerful, necessary insight into a generation […]

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The Rise of Without Context Groups

If you’re a social media native like I am, you’ve probably seen the rise of “without context” groups on Facebook lately like travel pics without context, Lit recs without context, music recs without context and many more. These are Facebook groups that are based on a topic that all members contribute to. For example, in […]

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Entrepreneurs Under Lockdown: How These Female-Run Businesses Are Staying #EmpowHERed

As we approach over two months of the Metro Manila lockdown, “the new normal” is something we’ve been hearing almost every day. Everyone’s talking about how to bounce back after this pandemic. From the speakers in online webinars to lifestyle and career segments on TV, it’s clear that there’s a lot to be discussed when […]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting…In the Middle of a Pandemic

The road to motherhood is often described as one of the most exciting times in your life. It’s a time of being surrounded by the people you love the most as they support and help you get ready to build a family. There are the baby showers, the gifts, the trips to the OBGYN, and […]

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#EmpowHER | How These Dabawenya Entrepreneurs Are Dealing With COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has left shattering effects on the economy all across the country, especially in the highly urbanized metros like Manila, Cebu, and Davao. As a result, small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are led by entrepreneurs are hit the hardest. To better understand the changes these businesses had to undergo, we reached out […]

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This Fundraising Initiative by Ryan Cayabyab Marries OPM and Bayanihan

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis until now, we’ve seen a consistent outpour of support from the private sector with donation drives after donation drives overflowing from all over the country. So many people and groups have organized fundraisers for hospitals, marginalized sectors, and more. It’s clear that the spirit of Bayanihan is alive […]

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Pros and Cons of the Top Free Videoconferencing Apps

With extended community quarantine in the Philippines being extended until April 30, a great number of businesses from large corporation to smaller enterprises are switching to work-from-home alternatives. These new work routines also bring up a new challenge for many businesses not used to remote work – video conferencing. From privacy problems to number of […]

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These Couples Show Us That Love Knows No Quarantine — Whether Together or Apart

Today marks Day 35 since the Metro Manila enhanced community quarantine order. All of us are staying indoors trying to do our part in curbing the spread of the virus.  However, for a lot of people in relationships, this quarantine marks a stark shift in how couples of all genders, orientations, ages, and dynamics have […]

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How to Run a Business In Times of Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has spawned unprecedented effects on society, the government, and most notably, the economic sector. Multiple government and private agencies are scrambling to figure out not only how to ensure the safety of employees and consumers during this pandemic, but also on how to keep the businesses afloat in this time of uncertainty. […]

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3 Easy Midnight Snack Recipes that Won’t Break Your Bank Account

Is it just me or is 3am looking like the new 3pm? We’re approaching almost 2 months of enhanced community quarantine, following the government’s new directives to extend it until April 30. Most businesses and companies have started operating on a work-from-home scheme, and while not having to worry about commute times or dressing up […]

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Digital Heroes: Facebook, Telegram, and Viber Groups Making Quarantine Bearable

Everyone’s probably switching through social media right now. Personally, I’ve been switching from Facebook, Telegram, Viber, Twitter, Instagram, etc. etc. either through conversations, news or memes. But on these same platforms erupt new, grassroots-powered approaches to help micro-enterprise owners, provide support, or to provide reliable news and updates. If You’re Active on Viber… Food Contacts […]

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Online Services Helping Women During Quarantine

You know what they say – empowered women, empower women. While I settle into my quarantine routine, I can’t help but wonder about how my fellow women all around the country are coping as well. After all, there are just some issues that only we understand and experience. After a bit of searching online and […]

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Easy Recipes to Switch Up Your Quarantine Breakfast Plan

I don’t know about you, but after almost 3 weeks of quarantine, cereal for breakfast is looking kind of…old. But just because we’re practicing social distancing and keeping ourselves busy at home, doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice a good breakfast. After all, isn’t this the best time to pick up a new skill and […]

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Female Self-Help YouTubers to Help Reset Your Life During Quarantine

Spending most of quarantine laying on the couch eating chips and watching Netflix for an inordinate amount of time can start to make a person reflect on life. All this time to myself made me think more about what I wanted out of life, where I was going, and what my plans for the future […]

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Netflix Party: This is How You Can Watch Your Favorite Shows With Your Friends Simultaneously While on Quarantine

We’ve all been trying our best to stay at home during this one month enhanced community quarantine period as declared by President Rodrigo Duterte as a response to the rapid developments and spread of Coronavirus. Most of us definitely miss being able to spend time with our friends, family and loved ones – like watching […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Rights as a Woman Under the 1987 Philippine Constitution

This March, women all around the world unite to celebrate womanhood and all of its glory.  The commemoration has been part of history since the ’80s, made to honor the role of the ladies in the past. Women’s Month has always been an avenue to promote and strengthen the protection of females when it comes […]

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What Oscar Award You Should Get Based On Your Zodiac

Aries  If there’s an Oscar Award for being the Most Career-Driven you would most likely get it. It is in your nature to be extremely dynamic and energetic and you focus these energies by constantly keeping yourself busy with work and career.  Taurus  The Most Supportive Award goes to Taurus, as you have always been […]

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Who Run The World? Girls! — Get Your Hands on These Exclusive Women’s Month Merch of The Scoop Asia

The Scoop Asia was first established in 2017, with a clear vision in mind to be one of many brands that honor and celebrate women through its digital content. Since then, we have devoted our platform to inspire ladies and created it as an avenue for them to promote women’s passion. In celebration of Women’s […]

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Inaladelan Island Resort Together With DENR Released A New Batch Of Baby Turtles

Inaladelan Island has been an advocate of nature conservation for a long time, it has also been doing its best to help in the preservation of sea turtles especially in San Vicente, Palawan. Being near the turtle sanctuary, the island has been consistent in releasing baby turtles to the ocean as part of its advocacy. […]

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How To Be More Confident In Your Workplace

Building a career has become more and more competitive each year, and infiltrating it has grown to be difficult for most people. But of course, there is no other choice for us but to go up and pursue to create the reality we have been dreaming of for a long time. Here are a few […]

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Starbucks Breaks The Stigma And Promotes Trans-Inclusivity With Its New Ad

Every name has a story to unfold, one can wonder why Starbucks opted to call their customers by their names rather than numbers, and recently the company released a new ad explaining why. It said, “At Starbucks, writing your name on a cup and calling it out is a symbol of our warm welcome. It’s […]

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Things Single Women Can Do This Coming February 14

It has been a norm for every couple to have a well-planned date or at least have a date every 14th of February. That’s why a lot of people put pressure on themselves to find a partner during this time. But this love month can be also for all the single ladies out there who […]

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See What The Stars Say About You This Love Month

Aries Love, this month for you can all be about your relationships, not only romantically but also your relationship with your family and friends. It seems like you have some settling out to do with several people in your life. By doing this, you can find yourself working on some issues that you ignored for […]

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Real Women Talk Sex

Talking about women’s sexual desires has been a taboo topic in society for a long time. Women are often expected to have a lower sexual drive than men, making it hard for women to acknowledge their sexual fantasies. Recognizing your sexual desires as a woman doesn’t make you any less lady-like, here’s why: Experiencing sexual […]

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STAY ALERT: PHIVOLCS Continues To Monitor Taal’s Volcanic Activities

All social media platforms were filled with prayers and support last Sunday afternoon, as news circulated that the smallest and most active volcano – Taal located in Tagaytay City show signs of a possible eruption.  Tourists and locals have immediately taken to social media as Taal Volcano manifest indications of possible eruption. Capturing the activity […]

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Marine Life Stories Unfold Through Art At Port Barton

The recent Atelier Aquatic Community Interest Company’s turtle-inspired public art science and conservation project at Port Barton Palawan, Philippines – Art on Barton ended last December 30, 2019. It was organized to help spread awareness regarding the 14th United Nations Sustainable Development goal – Life Below Water. This was the first collaborative effort of World […]

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What Else Can You Do With Your Leftover Lechon?

The holiday season is more than just the gifts and the “aguinaldo,” it is also the season for eating. Filipinos are known for being big eaters and just like any culture they do also have staple Christmas food. One of the famous holiday dishes you can expect during the yuletide season is the Lechon or […]

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Women Who Made Headlines This 2019

2019 is the year for women, it is the time where their voices are heard and their opinions are acknowledged. This year, ladies have become more fearless and independent. Here are just a few female personalities who made a difference and left a great impact this year. 1. Greta Thunberg is Time’s Person of the […]

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Did You Know: Facts About Philippines and SEA Games

As the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) continues and different teams battle their way up to the top, here are things you might not know about the Philippines and the SEA Games. The first SEA Games that the Philippines participated with was back in 1977, bringing home a total of 91 medals. Prior to that year, […]

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Philippine Team Dominates The SEA Games 2019

The Philippines has taken everyone by surprise at this year’s SEA Games because not only that the country made the opening ceremony extra, but its team has also taken the lead in the tally of medals, taking home fifty-five (55) medals in total; twenty-nine (29) gold, seventeen (17) silver, and nine (9) bronze. Only two […]

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Buffet Restaurants That You Should Try If You Are Working On A Budget

The number one reason why buffet restaurants are such a big hit is because of its unlimited serving of food and drinks. It immediately catches the appeal of the masses, and it is also a plus that most often than not it is accompanied by an affordable and reasonable price range. Here’s the list of […]

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10 Christmas Songs We’ll Never Get Tired of Playing

The Christmas season is just right around the corner and there’s no doubt that we can smell the holidaze in our morning breeze. So here’s the list of hits you can listen to, to kick-off your holiday season feeling.  1.Christmas In Our Hearts Released in the 90’s, the late Millenials and early Gen Z surely […]

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MyTown PH – Auckland Rooftop Christmas Party

Christmas season is weeks away but MyTown PH cannot be stopped from throwing their Auckland rooftop Christmas Party. The event was organized for tenants and guests that happened last November 23, 2019, at the top floor of the new MyTown PH Auckland. This was the first time that MyTown PH has arranged a big Christmas […]

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Art For A Cause At Port Barton, Palawan

The non-profit community interest company Atelier Aquatic will organize an event entitled Art on Barton happening in San Vicente, Palawan on December 10 – 30, 2019. It will feature art education workshops and marine murals; as well as education and sustainable turtle tourism workshop.  The event is the first collaborative effort made by the World […]

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Team Elite Now: A Decade of Whirl And Twirl

On November 17, 2019, the De La Salle-Collge of Saint Benilde and De La Salle University dance troupe — Team Elite celebrated their tenth year anniversary at the Henry Lee Irwin Theatre, Ateneo De Manila University. Aside from the team, the concert was also participated by; UPM Indayog Dance Varsity; LMN; TPM; Kinection; AeNtensive; Project […]

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MSO, World-class Performers And International Conductor Joined Forces For A Night of Classical Music

The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) accompanied by the international conducting superstar — Darrell Ang performed last November 16, 2019, for MSO’s Pas De Deux night.  The concert featured Brahms’ Double Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Ballet Suite from Swan Lake. Ang is a young Singaporean conductor who had a chance to work with some of the well-known […]

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Melody Road 2019: Where Contemporary Classical Meets Anime And Video Games

On November 10, 2019, the Radical Dreemers headed by Ms. Frances Fernando summoned the best hits of the most-watched Japanese anime in one classical night for Melody Road 2019 at The Axon, Green Sun Hotel. The orchestra has given life to songs like Moonlight Densetsu from Sailormoon; Gotta Catch ‘Em All from Pokemon; Doraemon No […]

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Where to Shop: Mark Your Calendars for These Bazaars This Holiday Season

It is the time of the year where bazaars and shopping fairs are being held almost everywhere within and outside Metro Manila. We all know that these expos bring the greatest deals for consumers. So, here’s the list of bazaar and shopping fairs you need to look forward to this Christmas season. 1. Noel Bazaar […]

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How Hollywood Can Halloween Be at Common Ground Work PH

It was an early Halloween for the folks of the space-sharing company — Common Ground Work PH as they celebrate their very own Hollywood themed Halloween party last October 25, 2019 at Common Ground Arthaland Century Pacific Tower. The event was in partnership with and sponsored by Don Papa Rum, Sandy Cheers, Ascott, Ride Revolution, […]

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What Went Down at This Year’s Z Street in Poblacion

Philippines is known to traditionally celebrate Halloween through trick or treating in villages around the country, but throughout the past few years, we have caught on the Halloween party culture with the participation of adults dressed up in costumes to drink and have fun through the night away. This year, the street of Poblacion, Makati […]

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Louis Mireille Perfum`s Scentsational Launch Party

Hardwork and perseverance are just a few pieces of the puzzle for Louis Mireille Perfum, but these two key words are what the co-founder and Creative Director Louise Tan have in her purse to pursue her dream in competing in the fragrance industry. The young CEO has travelled a great mile to perfect each fragrance […]

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The Scent That Leaves A Statement: Louis Mireille

In today’s generation, fragrance has been portrayed as an integral part of fashion according to the New York Times. In fact, the multi-million fragrance industry is not the easiest to penetrate because of international brands like; Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Victoria’s Secret, and many more. These gigantic names make fragrance industry almost impossible to be […]

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These Are Your Favourite Comfort Food This Season!

What will we be doing this next half of the year besides wearing our jackets and layers, snuggling up in bed and binge-watching movies? Okay, that’s too farfetched because while we may enjoy those over weekends, on the other hand, we are mostly stuck in traffic and find it too hectic outside during weekdays at […]

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This Is What Pride Looks Like In The Philippines: 70,000 LGBTQ+ Marched!

Headline Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images On the 50th anniversary of StoneWall, this year’s Pride March all over the world became more special, louder and thousands went out and showed resistance hand in hand with each one of the LGBTQ+ community. In the Philippines, more than 70,000 people participated in the Metro Manila Pride March, […]

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Travel Expo: The Ultimate Holiday Deals In Palawan!

Attention all travelers! The biggest annual Travel Madness Expo is back for its 8th installment this year! This is the best time to fulfill your upcoming holiday plans to travel more by hunting out the best deals at this huge fair. With plenty of big names in the event, we make sure you’ll be spoilt […]

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Bridging Gaps: Manila Symphony Orchestra Visits And Performs In China

“None of the MSO musicians can understand or speak Chinese, and many of the Chinese musicians we are working with can’t understand Filipino or even English. But through music, we can communicate and make something beautiful together. With our common humanity, we can build a harmonious relationship based on the universal language of music that […]

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It’s On: AirAsia’s BIG SALE Travel Deal Frenzy!

We are halfway through the year and AirAsia has the perfect news for all airfare sale tightass travelers out there. Taking its promo to new heights, AirAsia just launched one of their massive deals bringing a BIG SALE of 5 million promotional seats. Isn’t this what we all gleefully look forward to? If you’re prepared […]

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Subtle Asian Dating Is The Modern Day Cupid: Would You Auction Yourself?

I’ve witnessed the changing trends in online dating in recent years. Unlike before, this topic isn’t a sneaky little secret anymore to table discussion among friends. Suddenly the craze on Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid and others sky-rocketed and a lot of people started using it. With the rise of online dating culture perhaps came the downfall […]

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Black Mirror Season 5 Stuns Us Once Again With New Episodes: Striking Vipers, Smithereens & Ashley Too!

Aren’t we already living in a Black Mirror episode every single day? Its earlier seasons did such an excellent job of predicting what could be the future society and culture for us but its recent releases from the interactive movie Bandersnatch to their new 5th season have been more obvious and closer to our realities […]

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Different Types of Dads We Know and You’ll Meet

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and there are various ways we choose to celebrate our dads. This time, to honor their special day, we’re taking a closer look at them and acknowledge their differences and similarities. Sure, they come in all shapes and sizes. They’re all so unique and with so many kinds of fathers […]

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Starbucks’ New Watermelon & Lychee Aloe Is A Pastel Pink Instagram Worthy Pic

Here in the Philippines, it’s almost an all year ’round summer heat and if you’re still craving new summer drinks and don’t really feel like getting your same old usual refreshments order, well this one might be a great news for you since Starbucks just launched a pastel pink “Watermelon & Lychee Aloe” frappuccino drink! […]

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Hey, Jill: Finding Stories and Friendships in the Most Unlikely of Places

When I met Jill, I was in my mid-30s, a digital nomad living between the towering buildings and sea of cars in the metro. I had come to this small city packed with bodies and establishments not knowing anyone. Leaving my home state, I was here to finish a book. Originally, the plan was taking […]

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Happy National Doughnut Day! Here’s An Essential Guide for The Must Try’s

It’s National Doughnut Day! That’s true, it exists which only means this is the perfect occasion to give attention and pay respect to the sweet underrated treats. Or are they? Either way, it’s no doubt people go nuts when there’s discounts and promos so our obsession shows after all. There’s definitely a ton of brands, […]

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#ResistTogether: Understanding the LGBTQ+ Community This Pride Month!

We have officially entered Pride Month! And in preparation of popping events, parties and the most anticipated annual celebration of activism at Metro Manila Pride March with this year’s theme #ResistTogether, it is necessary to get informed and educated about the wide range of people being a part of this community. This way, we avoid […]

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First Look: Kendall Jenner x Longchamp LGP Collection

There’s a new face of Longchamp in town. Teased at the brand’s New York fashion show in February, only a couple weeks ago before announcing the launch of their new collection, Kendall Jenner has taken over and appeared in their pages to debut Longchamp’s LGP collection which drops this May. Last night, the luxury brand […]

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Dear Women, It’s Totally Valid If You Don’t Want To Get Married

We are entering the peak wedding season, and suddenly everyone seems to have decided to get married. You see it all over your feed, your mates from high school, college, childhood friends, colleagues — at least there’s someone you know who’s tying the knot. It’s all happening around you. Meanwhile, if you’re one of us […]

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Facebook vs Tinder vs Bumble — Which is the Best Dating App Today?

At this age and time, gone are the days people meet randomly outside and an instant love story is made. Do you know where the modern dating scene is? It’s online. It’s tricky (sometimes a sketchy) business and from a ton of variety to choose from things get really overwhelming. Where to begin? We’re here […]

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Microtel Inn & Suites — A little piece of Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Wedding season is fast approaching and if you’re one of the couples tying the knot soon, one thing you have to plan as well is ‘Where are you celebrating your honeymoon?’ This, with no doubt, will be one of the most exciting holidays you’ll share with your beloved so it’s important to have a solid […]

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Cozy Date Ideas to Spend on a Rainy Season

We’re close to wrapping up the peak of the summer here (although let’s face it’s kind of all year ’round) but it’s getting cooler out with the rain and monsoon coming in. It’s not news that the next couple of months is the most popular time for it and when it’s cold or rainy outside […]

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Aloha Palawan 2019: The Best Things We Experienced and Saw this Summer!

Last month’s summer escapade in the province and island of Palawan still seem like a vivid dream, back now in Metro — missing dusting off our feet from the sand, basking into the warm waters of the beaches, and enjoying the company of other travellers from the second installment of #AlohaPalawan, one of exciting and […]

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Game of Thrones Finale Serving Hilarious Memes *Spoiler Alert*

And just like that, Game of Thrones finally bowed out! Predictions are all done and finished. The success of the hit TV series occupied all the trending pages worldwide. People stayed up late and woke up early (timezones, right?) and we know it has been a roller coaster of emotions but to shed light amongst […]

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We Need to Talk About the Best and Worst Dressed on MET Gala: Notes on Camp

Last week, everyone virtually went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art witnessing the ambiguous, most bizarre and queer looks celebrities strut on the carpet all over our social media feed. This year’s Met Gala theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” We know, we did google what it meant too. Many of us had no clue […]

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Revisiting your Favorite Video Games with The Manila Symphony Orchestra

When everyone else is busy exchanging their live concert stories, one can’t help but recall those special nights we’ve all gone through from an arena packed with a roaring crowd, blinding lights enters a band or a solo artist we all stan on. And while it is true that majority considers that’s how music should […]

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Top 3 Netflix Films You Need To Binge This Summer

It’s that time of the year our feeds are once again filled with all summer holidays posts and while all these make us want to leave and book that trip, there are many reasons why some of us can’t spend our summertime outdoors. For some, summer plans mean ordering that Chinese or pizza take outs, […]

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Tranquil Staycation for the Weekend at Sophia’s Garden Resort

Like so many seaside hotels around the province of Palawan, Sophia’s Garden Resort always had something reassuringly different and solid about it. This quaint place only a few minutes away from the town proper of Coron is the ideal bed and breakfast destination you’re searching for that upcoming weekend staycation. Visitors, mostly families, and couples […]

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White Walker Reveal: Johnnie Walker Throws a Game of Thrones Party

Partying is not limited to just popping bottles in the club now since at this age you can’t escape the rise of Game of Thrones either from your social media feed, in the shopping centers, cabs, subways and now, it seems that it’s trending in all sorts of parties. Last 28th of March, on a […]

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This is why Palawan should be in your Bucket List Today

It’s not news anymore that the province of Palawan is famous for hosting thousands of tourists, even locals throughout the year for different holiday occasions. The island promises the best travel experience you crave for. It is the piece of paradise for a good many reasons! Palawan is a must holiday destination in the world, […]

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Guide to Palawan’s Summer Fair of The Year

About time to book your flight for Palawan’s one of a kind beach festival! The island of Puerto Princesa, Palawan is probably one of the places that pop up in your head when planning for a summer get-away. Though it covers land, air, perhaps even water travel to get in the province, there are all […]

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Must go to Palawan: Turtle Encounters celebrates Conservation

Time to explore one of the best outdoor camping grounds in Palawan! Imagine yourself lounging in front of a white sand beach, crystal clear water, warm wind blows through your hair as you sip through your cocktail. The sweet dreams of paradise! Around food and drinks line your path, lush greeneries tower above you. Soon […]

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