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Mababangong Bangungot (Perfumed Nightmare) is a 1977 independent film directed by Kidlat Tahimik, the chosen nom de plume of independent underground filmmaker, Eric de Guia. This movie was his first work and it won him an award at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival. The story centers on a young man from a small town who dreams of becoming part of something greater. The narrative is told from the main character's point of view and has a touch of comedy and drama.




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Pitoy Moreno, "The Fashion Czar Of Asia"
Jose "Pitoy" Moreno is an internationally-renowned fashion designer in the Philippines. He is named "The Fashion Czar Of Asia" for his achievement as a designer and his stature in Philippine fashion. He was conferred the National Artist award by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009.


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"I've heard stories about a place where cars seem to roll uphill and water flows upwards. Where in the Philippines can I find that place known as the Magnetic Hill? And what is the mystery behind it? -Andrew"


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Magnetic Hill, Los Baños, Laguna is situated not too far from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. If a person turns off the engine of his or her car, it would go uphill. The same goes with liquid poured on the road. Some says the phenomenon was either the result of the place being affected by a magnetic field generated by ore, Maria Makiling wanting to remind passers-by of her presence, or that the treasures amassed by the Japanese general Yamashita in World War II was buried underneath that same stretch of road. However, the said “phenomenon” was simply a trick of our eyes. According to a study of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the road slopes downhill. Its uphill appearance is an optical illusion created by the road's slant in relation to other slopes along the route.

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