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Fearless Knight

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school colors

It didn’t take Mark Cruz too long to be noticed in the Letran senior basketball team tryouts. Even given his 5’5” height, he stands out among taller and stronger players.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

President who has no first lady: It is what it is


President Benigno Aquino III is in the homestretch of his six-year administration, and he still has no first lady. (And that is news?)

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

NCCA backs Aquino in national artist brouhaha

NCCA chair Felipe de Leon Jr. FILE PHOTO

Seeking to put the matter to rest, the head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has written President Aquino assuring him that the commission, along with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), “respects” his decision excluding Nora Aunor from the list of national artists.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

CCP announces names of new National Artists

Cirilo F. Bautista, Alice Reyes, Ramon Santos

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has announced six new National Artists whose proclamations had been signed by President Benigno Aquino III on June 20, 2014.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nora Aunor’s fans, backers ain’t giving up yet

National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (left) and NCCA Chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: Taking up the cudgels for Nora Aunor (inset). FILE PHOTOS

The fight is far from over, as far as the Superstar’s supporters are concerned. Inevitably, the noninclusion of actress-producer Nora Aunor on the roster of newly declared National Artists has resulted in numerous complaints among artists and ordinary citizens alike—with the most vehement objection coming from a National Artist and the chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »