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Get movin’ at Robinsons Malls, the country’s 1st mall chain with active lifestyle zones nationwide

Robinsons Malls takes malling to a whole new level as it launches active lifestyle zones in its malls all over the country. Malls aren’t just for shopping and dining anymore—now you can also skate, bike, jog, drift, race and enjoy more fun activities. Robinsons Malls has always been at the forefront of introducing new amenities …

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Because of him: The life, hits and death of Keith Martin

This is the story of a song that was not supposed to be a hit, a surprise life in a different country and a death no one expected.In 2004, American singer-songwriter-producer Keith Martin’s song “Because of You” was everywhere. You heard it on the radio. People were covering it on TV. Singers were recording and …

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Mission to ‘Mythspace’

Imagine “a new universe of possibility, with alien civilizations inspired by creatures from Philippine myth and folklore, presented in ways you could never have imagined,” explains writer Paolo Chikiamco. “We invite you to get a taste of space opera, Filipino style.” He is talking about “Mythspace,” the sprawling sci-fi epic he has been working on …

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Would you have your fortune told by Manix Abrera?

Manix Abrera really is out of this world. The cartoonist (who just turned 40, thus is an Aquarius) behind the Inquirer’s “Kikomachine Komix” strip boasts a style that can only be described as cute on acid, stories which depict the daily tribulations of students at a university (everyone pretty much agrees it is a stand-in …

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You can see John Cena in HBO’s ‘Peacemaker’

In 1966, Charlton Comics introduced a character called the Peacemaker created by Pat Boyette and Joe Gill. The first issue of his solo series stated he was “a man who loves peace so much that he is willing to fight for it!” He carried a pistol—among other high-tech devices of violence—was dressed in blood red, …

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Pinoys join forces for ‘Mazinger Z’

Let’s be honest: Voltes V, for a variety of reasons, is pretty much the Philippines’ national super robot, even having connections to having been pulled during martial law and returning after the 1986 revolution. But Voltes V was not the only mecha (piloted giant robot) on Filipino TV at the time. “Mazinger Z” aired every …

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‘Trese’ goes Pop!

After becoming a bestselling komiks series, an international graphic novel series, a Netflix Original Anime, a playable character in a mobile game and a forthcoming six-inch articulated action figure with all the right accessories, what else could a Kris-wielding, coat-wearing paranormal investigator want? If you are Alexandra Trese, the protagonist of Budjette Tan and KaJO …

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The Philippine International Comics Festival: The Evolution

The pandemic wasn’t able to stop Paolo Herras, the mastermind behind independent Filipino komiks convention and publisher Komiket, from pushing through with the first Philippine International Comics Festival or PICOF 2020 last year. Herras’ superpower is getting it done, no matter the situation and on the fly, PICOF 2020 became a virtual event, where “we …

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