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Killer cows

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Killer cows

BY KIM ATIENZA     ATING ALAMIN: Are cows as kind and as wholesome as they look? Cows may look docile. Just look at their soulful, pleading, droopy eyes. Mukhang laging kawawa, di ba? But, it is estimated that cows kill more than five times the number of people that sharks kill in a year on […]

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Pipinong dagat

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Pipinong dagat

  BY KIM ATIENZA     They look like your garden cucumber, our very own pipino. They’re soft and tender, these marine invertebrate related to sea urchins and star fish. They’re also nutritious and beneficial to one’s health. We’re talking about sea cucum­bers, known as pipino ng dagat. A recent story on Yahoo News said […]

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Ilongga crowned Miss Universe PH

  BY ROBERT REQUINTINA     A 23-year-old Indian-Filipino stunner from Balasan, Iloilo was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020 during a competition held in Baguio City on Sunday. Rabiya Mateo, whose name means princess or queen, edged out 44 other girls for the prestigious title as she was crowned by outgoing Miss Universe Philippines Gazini […]

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Goodbye, Kali

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Goodbye, Kali

  BY KIM ATIENZA     The only surviving Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) in captivity died last week. He reached the very senior age of 21. Tamaraws live from 20 to 25 years. Critically endangered, there are less than 500 of them living in the wild today. I was fortunate enough to have visited Kali (Kali […]

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No. 1 killer: Lamok

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No. 1 killer: Lamok

  BY KIM ATIENZA     It is said that when it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close to a mosquito. A Readers Digest article quotes Nature magazine as saying the world can do without mosquitoes. Its eradication or absence won’t affect nature’s ecosystem. While some fish, frogs, reptiles use them […]

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Student launches fund drive for 80-year-old apron vendor

  BY JOSEPH PEDRAJAS   An 18-year-old student from Caloocan City has launched a fundraising drive for an 80-year-old man selling kitchen aprons on the streets to help him tide over the COVID-19 crisis. AJ Mirandilla said that since he started his drive on Oct. 1, several individuals and organizations have already reached out to him […]

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