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Lumilipad nang tulog

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Lumilipad nang tulog

  BY KIM ATIENZA     Did you know that certain birds can sleep even as they fly? Reminds you of a type of fish that won’t stop swimming or else it dies? Thrushes take hundreds of power naps a day, a few seconds at a time, in mid-flight. That’s according to Reader’s Digest. Thrushes […]

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Palawan bearcat

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Palawan bearcat

  BY KIM ATIENZA     On “TV Patrol” recently, I called attention to the vulnerability of the Palawan bearcat, better known as binturong in the island. Neither a bear nor a cat, the binturong is fast becoming endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching for its medicinal uses. There is also growing demand for its fur […]

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Get that sun

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Get that sun

  BY KIM ATIENZA     With Covid-19 and your friends getting sick and dying, you realize that human life is frail. That life can be taken away in a snap. Watching Showti, my Aldabra tortoise, makes me realize that worrying does not add another hour of life if it’s our time to go. Showti […]

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Turtle Islands

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Turtle Islands

  By KIM ATIENZA   On “TV Patrol” recently, I talked about Turtle Islands and how marine life is protected there. Little is known of this island chain, officially known as the Municipality of Turtle Islands. Why is it called Turtle Islands? Wikipedia describes it as a 5th class municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi. […]

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Celebrity doctor educates public on dental health via TikTok

BY ROBERT R. REQUINTINA     There are many ways to educate the public on dental health. But for celebrity dentist Dr. Mario Guiang, TikTok is an effective medium to inform people on dental care. So far, Guiang has already earned 4.5 million likes for his TikTok videos where he dances, lip-sync songs, and shows […]

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Eating disorder

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Eating disorder

  BY KIM ATIENZA     You’ve heard of people eating soil, clay, dirt. You didn’t know they have eating disorder. It’s called pica, a compulsive eating disorder characterized by their interest in eating nonfood items. They can be anything, really, such as paint flaking. Other common items eaten are glue, hair, cigarette ashes, and, oh […]

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