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Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’

Hello Kitty. AFP FILE PHOTO

As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a shop.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in 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 »

Dayaw indigenous festival to tackle issues on peace and environment

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DAYAWfestival highlights the
importance and richness of cultural
minorities from different regions of
the Philippines.

What have happened to the indigenous communities in Mindanao a year after the Zamboanga siege and the signing of the Bangsamoro peace agreement?

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Habi fair updates traditional weaving designs

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HABI envisions a strong textile culture that will become part of modern living.

Centuries-old Filipino weaving traditions are in peril of being overwhelmed by consumerism and low-cost mass-produced textiles.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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