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The year of the youngbloods

PETA’S “Rak of Aegis”—music and lyrics by
the Aegis band, book by Liza Magtoto,musical and
vocal direction by Myke Salomon; directed by Maribel Legarda. JEFF HERNANDEZ

Something is happening in local theater. No, we don’t mean that all the previous years had been a long period of ennui and inactivity. Far from it.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Why leisure farms in Taiwan are now the hot destinations

FLYING Cow Ranch, a pioneering
American ranch-style recreational
dairy farm, where guests are
lodged in barnhouse-like lodgings

If your idea of Taiwan involves gleaming cities, busy superhighways, inextinguishable neon lights and all the other hallmarks of First World living, you’re not far off the mark. But there’s a largely unreported side of this technological powerhouse, the 28th largest economy in the world, that may surprise you—one that’s rooted in nature, greenery and the countryside.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

A dream destination rises by the bay

“PYRAMID” Braised Pork with Bamboo Shoots and Pumpkin Pancakes, a signature dish of Beijing Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt

Robert De Niro was merely the opening salvo. Throughout the years, the legendary Hollywood actor has been reported at various times to have visited the Philippines, notably the exclusive resort of Amanpulo in Palawan, but De Niro never deigned to face the local media cameras.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Explore Angkor Wat–just with your fingertips


What’s the next best thing to traveling to a destination, if you can’t make the journey? Looking at pictures of it, of course.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Those ‘Avatar’ mountains are real, and they’re in China

THE SOUTHERN Sky Column, now officially renamed the Avatar HallelujahMountain, found in Zhangjiajie National Park, Hunan province, China. GIBBS CADIZ

They’re not the floating, suspended-in-midair computer-generated imagery creations, of course, that director James Cameron eventually passed off in his blockbuster movie as the planet Pandora’s Hallelujah Mountains.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »