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Dancing the Third-World Tango

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It was the first day of classes and I found myself trying to make friends in the middle of a lecture hall filled with about a hundred people who have never seen a single Kris Aquino billboard in their life. And I came in there that day determined to change...
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Slap Her!

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Fanpage.it recently released this heartwarming video of kids taking a strong stance against being encouraged to slap a girl. This opens up an interesting and possibly heated discussion on violence, gender, roles and well... why don't you tell us what you think.
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The Rizals of Intramuros

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"Intramuros” was once the seat of Spanish colonial rule in the Pacific Region for more or less 400 years. It was also the religious and cultural center during pre-World War II times. Jose Rizal in fact had referred to the same in both his Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo....
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Berto’s First Shoe: The Works

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After meeting him in his shop, I commissioned Buddy to a couple of shoes including my very first pair of brogue shoes. The blog is, afterall, called Berto in Brogues; so what’s a Berto without his Brogues? I asked him to go crazy with the design giving him full creative...
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Made In Marikina

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Agee had stumbled upon a facebook post of her former high school classmate, Anna Tan sharing a picture of a gorgeous pair of classic Oxford Wingtips with some light broguing. “You should take a look at this” she told me. So I clicked, then the picture directed me to the...
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Berto’s Wish List: Watches

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Since the holiday season is in full bloom, I will be recommending 12 watches that any man would be happy to recieve this Christmas. I put up a list of pieces that are within a wide range of prices not to say that more affordable ones are of lesser value. I also...
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The One With All the Bertos…

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Since BertoinBrogues went live about a month ago, many of my immediate circles have asked why I suddenly ventured into blogging. See, I was always uncomfortable with being called a “blogger," not for any reason apart from the fact that I wasn’t sure if I earned the title. Back in...
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Berto’s First Kapihan and Blog Launch

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Last Saturday, we invited some gentlemen to come to our first ever Kapihan session entitled: “Graduate from your Frat Boy Drink: A Coffee and Cocktail seminar by The Curator.” This is to not only launch a series of get-togethers called "Kapihans" to share ideas and thoughts, but also to officially launch our passion blog...
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