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New musical play revisits Filipino suffering–and heroism–in WWII

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THE PLAY has a soft opening today (July 12) at SM North Edsa.

In December 1941 Japanese warplanes, after bombing Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, zoom eastward in the Pacific Ocean to bomb Baguio and Manila. Air power in the country was virtually cut off, although some young Filipino pilots valiantly challenged the superior might of the Japanese Air Force.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Philippines-Spain Friendship Day celebrated in Naga

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MAYOR John G. Bongat, Spanish Consul General Pilar Villanuva Romero, USI president Sor Albis at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of USI historical exhibit

Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day is always celebrated every year in Baler, Aurora, to commemorate the Siege of Baler and to improve the already amicable relations between Madre Espana and her onetime rebellious colony.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio: Grand lady of Philippine puppet theater

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TEATRO Mulat performing on the steps of UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters, 1978

Statistically, the achievements of playwright Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio are impressive, almost astounding.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

A rich harvest of National Artists

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Cultural competitions and awards—at local, national, regional or international level—are usually more controversial and exciting than awards given to scientists.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Zambales treats

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KAYAKING at Uacon River.  PHOTOS BY BERNARD L. SUPETRAN

Festivals and fruits. Fresh seafood as in sinigang na lapu-lapu and succulent crabs. Heritage homes and historical churches.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

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