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Palace declares new National Artists; Nora Aunor didn’t make it

Poet-novelist-essayist-writer and literature professor Cirilo F. Bautista is the new National Artist for Literature. PHOTO from www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

After a long wait, Malacañang signed on Friday the proclamation orders declaring the new National Artists of the Philippines.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Noel and Joel Trinidad–father and son bond onstage and off


On a recent Monday at a P75-per-beer-bottle bar in Makati City, five original one-act-plays written by actor-director-playwright-producer Joel Trinidad were the main attractions for the night. Also having a good time with the Makati yuppies and some expats was Noel Trinidad. Gray-haired and still with the perpetually smiling face, the veteran theater-film-TV actor-host-comedian was all but proud of his son.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Sandwich Guy: Creating a nation that eats healthy, fresh, delicious sandwiches

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Healthy diet and delicious food seem hard to reconcile these days. For every strip of bacon, a piece of ham or roast beef, one can’t help but worry about the added calories. Another is the affordability of having a healthy meal if one is to follow a diet program.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

National Artist for Music Andrea Veneracion, 85

National Artist Andrea Veneracion with Philippine Madrigal Singers choirmaster Mark Carpio. INQUIRER file photo

National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion, 85, passed away Tuesday evening, Cultural Center of the Philippines vice-president and artistic director Chris Millado told INQUIRER.net shortly after Wednesday midnight.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OPM exec, theater prime mover Elmar Beltran Ingles, 49

Elmar Beltran Ingles' profile photo in his Facebook account.

MANILA, Philippines—More than a week after veteran actress Amable “Ama” Quiambao succumbed to heart attack, Philippine theater lost another prime mover, Elmar Beltran Ingles, who died Tuesday morning in his apartment.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »