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Natividad Almeda Lopez–suffragist, lawyer, a woman ahead of her time


Another glass ceiling shattered when President Benigno Aquino III appointed Lourdes Sereno Chief Justice. Women in the legislature, in the Executive House are no longer rarities these days.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why is art forgery on the rise again?


Ramon “Richie” Lerma is the director and chief curator of the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) at the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. He used to teach at the university’s fine arts program. Today he is an adviser of Salcedo Auctions at Three Salcedo Place, Salcedo Village, Makati City.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ma, I won at an auction


Who’d have thought that I would be able to outbid the prettily photogenic and affluent Ongpin sisters (Lisa O. Periquet and Joanna O. Duarte) in a silent auction organized by cause-oriented, mainly Spanish-speaking peninsulare and criollo women? Not my indio mother, that’s for certain!

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Jerry Araos: A wintry lion’s second spring


In 2008, we interviewed sculptor Jerry Araos in his campus house at the University of the Philippines for a term paper requirement. Already in his 60s, he still brimmed with his distinctive brio and bluster, traits that turned on or turned off those who’ve encountered him. He has always drawn out that sort of reaction from others—love him or hate him. Not that he cares.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

3 women’s passion for paper, fabric and paint

AZE Ong and “Liwanag sa Malayang Pag-iintay”

You can never put a good woman down, especially if her compulsion to create and create further is strong.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Baboo Mondoñedo transitions from glam gal to activist to joyous painter


Since she discovered the calming effect of painting five years ago, Baboo Mondoñedo has chalked up eight solo exhibitions, the latest being “Mind’s Eye,” a collection of 30 watercolor paintings at Alliance Française in Makati City.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What I didn’t do last summer

JOAN Torres

Summertime and long breaks within the school year, including days when classes are suspended due to bad weather, are laden with plans on how best to spend one’s time.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘May the cloth be with you’: Why these enlightened moms are choosing cloth over disposable nappies

Baby inside Jen Tan’s sling.

This grandmother feels the world will be all right if left in the hands of this new batch of mothers who, with such ease, use terms like “attachment parenting,” “baby wearing,” “baby-led weaning,” “communication on elimination” (that’s watching for baby’s cues for readiness for potty training).

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How ‘math mamas and papas’ raised their numbers wizards

MENSON Morco and son Henry Jefferson

Some parents’ total support for their children’s activities has earned them monickers like “soccer dad” or, if the mother is the pushy, dictatorial sort, it’s “tiger mama.”

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The nurturers, the virgins and the monsters


A sexy manananggal who must’ve done workouts in a local gym in the daytime when she’s in human form, goddesses captured in their youth before they became immortals, monsters so cute they’re good enough to cuddle and present as a gift to a young child—these inventive images by Tin Garcia, Julie Shen, Gabrielle Lopez and Katrina Pallon are showing at Secret Fresh Gallery in Greenhills, San Juan City.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Fury, frailty in Kiri Dalena’s ‘Washed Out’

SEATED on hollow of tipolo tree’s trunk

The onset of the monsoon, the opening of classes, Corona’s impeachment, even Pacquiao’s humbling defeat, may have diminished memories of 2010’s yearend disaster, typhoon “Sendong.” But not in Kiri Dalena’s powerful installation and twin videos “Washed Out” in Finale Art File’s Tall Gallery.

Posted: June 18th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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