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Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment

Alyz Henrich of Venezuela celebrates as she is crowned Miss Earth 2013 by Tereza Fajksová, Miss Earth 2012, in a photo taken last year during the beauty pageant’s final night.  On Tuesday, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media. RICHARD A. REYES

Greeting spectators “Happy Earth Day!” under the scorching heat of the summer sun, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media at the poolside of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City before noon on Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon festival braves new frontiers


Regional filmmakers kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf were released at the same time that the Cinema Rehiyon festival was taking place recently in Cagayan de Oro City, whose theme was “Filming the Frontiers.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Unesco World Heritage German town utilized in Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest’

PRODUCTION design sketch for the film

Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” recreates what appears to be Eastern Europe between the two world wars and is easily set to be the director’s most visually appealing work to date.

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

Peaches Geldof, 25, dies unexpectedly

In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. Entertainer Bob Geldof's agent says his 25-year-old daughter Peaches has died. (AP Photo/C. d'Ettorre, File)

Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

An Independent Woman

mercedes cover 2

La India Brava. If I were a painter, that is the title I would choose for a nude portrait of Mercedes Cabral.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The sea has become man’s dumping ground

EL NIDO is home to five endemic species of mammals, and was declared a protected area in 1992.

All of life began in the ocean, supposedly in a primordial stew created by deep-sea hydrothermal vents that were spewing mineral-rich water from the earth’s crust. It is the lungs of the earth, with phytoplankton that produces oxygen and recycles carbon dioxide.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Send in the clowns? Yes, but numbers dwindling


Being a clown is no laughing matter during hard times. That was the somber verdict as the World Clown Association wrapped up its annual convention on Saturday after a decade, which has seen their numbers dwindle.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Let the good times roll


The promoter sounded worried. She was texting us about the Macklemore concert, saying that she hopes tickets would move a little faster. That was a week before the gig.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The book of Esther Grace Earl


Stunning in its cleverness and sadness, John Green’s 2012 young adult masterpiece “The Fault in Our Stars” won over audiences and led to Green’s first motion picture adaptation due out later this year starring Hollywood “It Girl” Shailene Woodley. The novel is about a brilliant teenager named Hazel Grace who has to deal with her impending death due to cancer and her irresistible romance with Gus—who also has cancer.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

In ‘Winter Soldier,’ Captain America is transported to hippie era–and wow!

A SCENE from the film

Just when Steve Rogers, the chemically enhanced Captain America, is settling down peacefully in his town and coping with contemporary society after coming off a different era, the law-enforcement agency called S.H.I.E.L.D., of which he is a part, is attacked.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Jessica Sanchez brings along fellow ‘Idol’ finalist for PH concert

Jessica Sanchez. Photo by ELTON LUGAY

Solaire Resort and Casino is hosting a month-long celebration of its first anniversary with a series of concerts featuring Filipino and international acts.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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  • Sports

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  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
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  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
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  • Entertainment

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  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
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  • Business

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  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

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  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
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  • Respite
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  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
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