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Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City

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Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Tayabas City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.tayabas.gov.ph

For the rural folk of Tayabas City, one of the oldest localities in Quezon province, the religious art of palm frond weaving is a tradition that has to be sustained and passed on to future generations.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers

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THE STARGAZING event at Pico de Loro. JILL LEJANO

As young as 5 years old, Rogel Mari Sese knew he wanted to be an astronomer. It was a book from his scientist parents (his mom is a molecular biologist and his father is into chemistry and science communications) that started his love affair with space. “One of the very first books I had was about astronomy and space flight.”

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove

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KIDS enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool

Planning to check into the Pico Sands Hotel and let your kids join the space camp on April 26? Here are 12 other things your family can enjoy at Pico de Loro Cove.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dog run celebrates bond between dogs and their humans

RELAXING after the long run.

The recently concluded Pet Doggie Express Run at the SM Mall of Asia was a fun-filled activity for dog lovers and fitness enthusiasts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The best of Design Philippines at Maison&Objet Asia

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RATTAN RETOOLED. Tropez sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue

Design Philippines, the branding initiative that positions the Philippines as a sourcing destination for finely crafted products for the global market, took center stage at the Maison&Objet Asia inaugural show last March in Singapore.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA urges DOT to promote Philippine arts and culture

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NCCA chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: “Spain, China and Japan lure millions of tourists through their cultural treasures.”

The head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has asked policy-makers for support for the agency’s cultural development plan that would promote local creativity and boost tourism as an avenue for economic development.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nemiranda, other artists hold art-for-healing workshops in Leyte

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Damaged rear of Palo Cathedral.

They faced the unspeakable, but they were not afraid to speak about it.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The architecture of socialist realism


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Each civilization expresses itself through language, ideas, and cultural individuality, and architecture is one among the many expressions of diverse cultural realities.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit a young players’ rugby tournament, at Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin, New Zealand, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  AP

Royal watchers were scrutinizing the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Last of Moriones mask makers looking for heirs

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Wooden masks, which sell for P4,000 to P5,000 each, are used during the Moriones Festival, one of the oldest religion-themed festivals in the country. The annual weeklong tradition starts with a grand parade of the Morions on Holy Monday in all six municipalities of Marinduque province. “Morion” derives from the crested metal helmet with curved peak in front and back worn by soldiers centuries ago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With shaky hands and waning eyesight, Jose Manay, better known in this town as Ka Oti, delivered 15 Morion masks a few weeks before this year’s Holy Week observance.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Making waves all year round on Dahican beach

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The 7-kilometer white sand beach of Dahican in Mati City in Davao Oriental awaits surfers, skimboarders and tourists all year round. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Freddy Alan Uy

Children as young as 7 ride wooden boards and glide adroitly over foot-high swells that break against the long stretch of white sand beach. It’s a sight that has turned the coastal village of Dahican here into a prime surfing destination in southern Mindanao.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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