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Business and other sectors rush to save Manila Cathedral

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SAN MIGUEL Properties, Inc. vice president and general manager Karlo P. Estavillo and San Miguel Corporation president Ramon S. Ang hand over the P50-million donation for the restoration of Manila Cathedral to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle and Tita de Villa.

The historic Manila Cathedral, located at the heart of Intramuros, is now set to undergo a multimillion retrofitting process to preserve its physical structure and to ensure the safety of those who will use it after its restoration.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UST Varsitarian to hold 85th-anniversary thanksgiving bash at Sofitel Jan. 26

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To mark its 85th anniversary, the Varsitarian, the influential student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, will be holding Valik Varsi, the grand alumni homecoming, on Jan. 26, 2013, 6 p.m., at the Harbor Garden Tent, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, in Pasay City.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Photos capture facets of a religious shrine and National Cultural Treasure

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LA NAVAL de Manila—sailing on with faith

On the occasion of the formal installation of the National Cultural Treasure marker at Sto. Domingo Church, a group of young photographers is mounting “La Naval, Mother of Faith” at the Museo de Sto. Domingo, which runs Dec. 14-Jan. 31.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Collection of Mass songs wins CMMA best inspirational album

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FR. ALLAN Antonio with his parents

The winner of Best Inspirational Album in the 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards(CMMA) is a collection of Mass songs, proof of how liturgical music could become mainstream.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unang Daloy pays tribute to the arts of Central Luzon

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INTERACTIVE painting

Philippine Art—as defined by art critics, historians, connoisseurs and collectors from Metro Manila—has had to rely largely on the talents, subjects and styles that have emerged in Central Luzon, said an award-winning arts scholar in Unang Daloy, the first Central Luzon Visual Arts Congress, held Oct. 3-4 at SM City and La Jardin Resort in Baliwag, Bulacan.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Uncategorized | Read More »

Santo Domingo Church, La Naval de Manila shrine to be declared National Cultural Treasures

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MAGNIFICENT icon of La Naval de Manila during her annual grand procession

The Philippine government, through the National Museum, will declare this week the Santo Domingo Church, with its Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary-La Naval de Manila, in Quezon City as a National Cultural Treasure.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

After the deluge, now what?

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DECLARED a National Cultural Treasure and National Historical Landmark, the 401-year-old University of Santo Tomas, which went under water during the monsoon rains, hardly shows any sign of the ordeal it went through, as workers quickly clean up the campus. PHOTOS BY JOHN DANIEL J. HIRRO

Last week’s heavy monsoon rains revived memories of “Ondoy” in 2009, which had broken records, with a month’s worth of rain falling in just six hours.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

University of San Agustin safeguards Filipino heritage in Western Visayas

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OLD PHOTO of Urdaneta Hall, named after Fray Andres de Urdaneta, the great Augustinian missionary

With a sturdy commitment of preserving Filipino culture in the island of Panay in Western Visayas, the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City has become a proponent of heritage conservation, fostering appreciation of historical landmarks and the rich Ilonggo literary and performance arts. It has also led in conserving various repositories and archives of important historical and cultural records.

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

Youth leaders to gather in Iloilo for Church heritage pilgrimage

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Over a hundred youth delegates, including those from the 39 Roman Catholic churches declared as National Cultural Treasures by the Philippine government and as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), will gather for Angat Kabataan 2012, a heritage pilgrimage, May 1-5, in Iloilo City.

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Siete Palabras, showcase of Filipino culture and faith, on April 6

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FR. FILEMON de la Cruz Jr., OP, shares his reflection on the Seven LastWords last year.

The annual Siete Palabras at the historic Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City, which has become a key Lenten broadcast on Philippine TV, will be on Good Friday, April 6.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2-volume UST history charts evolution of higher education in the Philippines

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The University of Santo Tomas will launch the two-volume “A History of the University of Santo Tomas: Four Centuries of Higher Education in the Philippines (1611-2011)” by the highly respected Spanish Dominican historian Fr. Fidel Villarroel, OP, on Jan. 24, 6 p.m., at the UST Miguel de Benavides Central Library.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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