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Switchblade Sisters: Fear and loathing in the U-Belt


On October 2, Joanne Lourdes Reyes, a 20-year-old information technology student of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), went to the Far Eastern University (FEU) along Morayta in Manila for what she thought would be a pleasant experience.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The real woman in the septic tank


The circumstances were so similar that police investigators and headline writers couldn’t resist describing the murder victim as “Ang babae sa septic tank.” After all, a movie of the same title had become a big hit, an improbable black comedy that won for its female lead an international award.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Caring for the revered Jovito Salonga ‘like nursing a child,’ says son


“The spirit of the old Jovito Salonga is gone.” This was how Steve Salonga, 62, one of the five children of the man who was a staunch fighter of corruption and a most outspoken opponent of martial rule, described his ailing father.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Chinese to be taught in public high schools


Public school teachers and their students are learning to speak more foreign languages, especially with the inclusion this year of Chinese, as part of the Department of Education’s program to bring widely used languages into the secondary education curriculum.

Posted: May 15th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Photogs capture beauty, slow destruction of Hinulugang Taktak

Hinulugang Taktak. HANDOUT PHOTO

Professional photographers and photo enthusiasts in Rizal province have taken up a cause: to expose both the beauty and the appalling state of Hinulugang Taktak, the famed waterfalls in Antipolo City.

Posted: May 10th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »