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UST documents in ancient ‘baybayin’ script declared a National Cultural Treasure

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AERIAL shot the UST Miguel de Benavides Library Building, which houses UST Archives

Owing to their outstanding cultural value, two 17th-century baybayin documents from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Archives were recently declared National Cultural Treasure (NCT) by the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP).

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cultural heritage tour of Iloilo

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COLONIALERA buildings in downtown Iloilo

In any place we visit, it pays to have local knowledge. In Iloilo City, our version of an all-in-one heritage advocate, cultural expert and insider guide comes in the form of true-blue Ilonggo Eugene Jamerlan.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

[VIDEO] Malaysian shamans brave Islam’s ill winds

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Many in northern Malaysia opt for shamans over doctors — a tradition they say helps improve their spiritual and emotional health.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bohol, Samar churches removed from Unesco World Heritage nomination

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LOBOC Church in the aftermath of the Oct. 15, 2013 quake. PHOTOS BY SHERWIN MARION T. VARDELEON

The good news is that more Philippine structures and sites are eyed for inscription on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Ukkil at Sutla’ at UP Vargas Museum

The Magbassa Kita Foundation and UP Vargas Museum mark the end of Ramadan, and the celebration of the Eid’l Fit’r with an exhibition showcasing the traditional decorative arts and textiles of the Islamic Peoples of Mindanao.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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