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In Cagayan de Oro, a rockin’ musical-theater event for voter education

Prof. Evans Yonson (seated, second from right) with his performers and staff

And then the unthinkable happened—a new mayor was elected in Cagayan de Oro City, replacing someone entrenched in power for 15 years.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Grace under pressure

CHRISTMAS with Mama Susan Roces in 2010

Amazing grace. Poe-etic justice. These words have hogged the headlines the past week to describe the awesome victory that was given to now Senator-elect Grace Poe.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Election hangover


Do you have election hangover? I do. Have the campaign posters, placards and other campaign eyesores been pulled down? The victors may be too busy celebrating, and perhaps the losers couldn’t care less. They all should lend MMDA a helping hand, don’t you think?

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Leni Robredo–How her ‘somersaults in life’ have made her a new brand of politician

LENI Robredo on the campaign trail in Camarines Sur with daughters Jillian (center) and Aika

Except for the wave of her hand that was still rather demure, there was nothing about Leni Robredo to suggest that she wasn’t used to crowds. Getting off the van that took her to the campaign rally that Friday in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, she waded right straight into the crowd, greeted people and graciously posed with some for pictures.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The Chiz Escudero I know


Our friendship started in 2001. As congressman then, he passed the censorship-exempt lower house version of what became RA 9167, or “An Act Creating The Film Development Council of the Philippines.”

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »