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[Mga Kuwentong Bayan] Sulu: The 7 Biraddali Sisters

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:05 AM

‘Us seven sisters take the rainbow down to earth to remove our silver wings and relax and bathe in the fresh mountain springs. One day, a human saw our wings on the ground and threatened to make us his wives.’

The Resurgence of Norse Mythology (And Where to Start)

May 10, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Have you noticed names like Odin, Thor, and Loki occupying more and more of pop culture?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 4 reasons why a liberal arts course is a good choice

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

“You’ll end up starving” and “it doesn’t prepare you for the workforce” are common myths

Rappler Talk: Dr. Carl Hart on drug war and public health

May 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Neuropharmacologist Dr Carl Hart debunks prevalent myths on drug use and the human brain

Shabu shrinks brains? Drug abuse expert debunks 'myth'

May 06, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The data simply isn’t there says renowned neuroscientist Dr Carl Hart who studies what drugs do to humans

INFOGRAPHIC: Why you should get an HIV test

Nov 24, 2016 - 2:48 PM

HIV can be treated if it is diagnosed early Get tested

INFOGRAPHIC: How is HIV transmitted?

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:58 PM

A just released UNAIDS report warns that new HIV infections are rising among gay men and other men who have sex with men as well as other key populations

Debunking LGBT myths and why policing homosexuality is a joke

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Policing homosexuality is totally a joke — how do you identify a gay lesbian individual? How do you criminalize their sexual practices unless you have the evidence?

Debunking K to 12 myths

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

President Aquino says the credentials of our countrymen working overseas are already being questioned because they lack K to 12 education Reality is against the government s claim

Elementary students get handed their papers in an overloaded classroom during the first day of school at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon city, east suburban Manila, Philippines, 02 June 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

4 common myths about exercise and weight loss

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:12 PM

There are some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss that need to be addressed

You can thaw and refreeze meat: 5 food safety myths busted

Jan 11, 2016 - 2:36 PM

What are some of those food safety myths we’ve long come to believe that aren’t actually true?

[Bodymind] Mga maling akala, paniwala ukol sa suicide

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Hindi tama ang paniwalang isa sa pinakamalaking dahilan ng suicide sa isang bansa ay ang kahirapan [sa pera]

Busting 6 myths on obesity

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Filipinos still have some misguided notions about obesity Nutritionist dietitian and NNC nutrition officer Racelline Faye Calangi busts some of the myths

6 Filipino myths: Why you should give tampons a try

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Ours isn’t exactly a culture that thinks lightly of shoving things up your vagina even if you’re doing so for purely practical reasons

[DASH of SAS] In search of a penis and equality

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:00 AM

There is a growing group of women who in their 20s to their 40s and beyond are defining beauty according to a new standard: their own

Food myths busted

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Are eggs bad for you? Are energy drinks good? Find out which food myths need to be busted

#AskMargie: Introverts-extroverts (part 2)

Jan 11, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Debunking myths on personality types of introverts and extroverts

Is the 'Triangle of Life' a hoax?

Oct 19, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Doug Copp s advice on earthquake safety is going viral Can it help save lives or will it achieve otherwise?

PYRAMID SCHEME. These spaces supposedly form during earthquakes, but are they a certainty? Photo from

Why a big breakfast can be unhealthy

Aug 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Is breakfast overrated? We debunk the big myths

BREAKFAST MISCONCEPTION. Eating the typical heavy breakfast may actually do your health more harm than good. Photo by Mabel Leaf via Flickr Creative Commons

5 cooking myths, busted

May 17, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Here are nuggets of cooking wisdom that may be more myth than tip

ADD OIL? Common wisdom tells us to add oil to pasta water but is it necessary? Photo from

The greatest (fashion) show on Earth

May 10, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Life’s a circus live it up

NIGHT LIGHTS. (On Alisa, left) Cocoon-inspired black jacquard hoodie dress with high-collar yellow crepe inner dress by Li-J Eleazar; black long gloves courtesy of One Good Eye Concepts; handmade, 24k dipped cuff with brown ugat stone by Ann Ong. (On Anastasiya, right) Cocoon-inspired maroon duchess satin dress with high collar (connected to the cone-shaped detail at the back) by Li-J Eleazar; purple long gloves courtesy of One Good Eye Concepts; 'Amphitrite' hand-cut and hand-singed sea anemones in aqua and blue with feathers, beads, and a golden stingray brooch, set upon a black sinamay base headband by Bonne; and model’s own printed pants.

6 summer myths you’re better off ignoring

May 01, 2013 - 4:58 PM

You better not believe these when you hear them

NO, THEY WON’T GROW. Watermelon seeds will just pass through your body if you swallow them. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Pope's new book challenges Christmas traditions

Nov 23, 2012 - 8:47 AM

There were no donkeys or oxen present in the stable where Christ was born the Pope writes in the book

MYTH: The best of all worlds

Sep 27, 2012 - 7:17 AM

This hub of style synergy also serves as a window for Filipino fashion to other parts of the world

FASHION FRESH FROM THE runway is a rack away at Myth

Ayala Malls kicks off Style Origins 2012

Apr 23, 2012 - 3:04 PM

Filipino designers took to the stage at the Greenbelt Fashion Walk

FANTASTIC FUSION. Ayala Malls' Style Origins 2012 officially started last April 19 at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk.