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‘The Judge’: Riveting courtroom drama

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ROBERT Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall lead the cast of “The Judge.”

The death of his mother draws big shot city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) back to his childhood hometown he had for the longest time eschewed. But a much bigger event welcomes him home when he is called in to defend his estranged father (Robert Duvall) who has been accused of murder.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bohol set to rebuild churches, heritage structures

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PRAYER vigil

October 15, 2013 was like any day in Bohol. Even Tagbilaran was unhurried, the capital reflecting the calm, laid-back pace the province had been known for.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Despite calling itself ‘Renaissance City,’ Malolos to demolish ancient water tower

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MALOLOS CATHEDRAL.Water tower is located in the historic center of Malolos, declared
National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in 2001.

Heritage advocates in Malolos, Bulacan, are opposing the planned demolition of the city’s 91-year-old water tank, a structure presumed important cultural property under the National Heritage Law.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Eric Gamalinda’s metamorphoses

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POET-FICTIONIST Eric Gamalinda’s
“The Descartes Highlands” was shortlisted
for the Man Asian novel prize.

Like a literary shade, Eric Gamalinda seems to be shifting from form to form effortlessly: poet, playwright, journalist, teacher, short-story writer and novelist. But like many stories, there is more to it than just mere trickery. Truth is, Gamalinda is all these things at once, and the transformation is a permanent state.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Agnes Locsin’s ‘Bulak’: Cycles of the season in beautiful ballet

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LIKE a tree expanding, Biag Gaongen hoists Krisbelle Palicbar. Right: intertwined like vines. PHOTOS BY JOJO MAMANGUN

Every work of choreographer Agnes Locsin is always highly anticipated. Her work is noted for its intense imagery and the breathtaking bravura of her dancers. Yet, despite her cult status and impressive body of work, she has to strive, like most artists, to get patronage and support.

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