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Glory days

Among the cage stars in the book are (clockwise from top left) Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Jimmy Alapag and Jayson Castro (Contributed photos)

It was a step towards greatness. On Aug. 10, 2013, the Philippines rejoined the ranks of the world’s basketball elite, an achievement that resonated in a nation addicted to basketball. To do so, the team, known as Gilas Pilipinas, had to overcome the team that had emerged as its nemesis in international play through the years: Korea. Bucking the odds and in front of a frenzied home crowd, Gilas did just that, winning 86-79, ensuring the team of at least a second place finish and one of three slots to the basketball World Cup in Spain in 2014.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Fiction Nation

TWIN TOWERS: Lacuesta (left) and Alfar intend to establish a yearly tradition of excellent writing (PDI Photo/Andrew Tadalan)

When you listen to Dean Francis Alfar and Angelo R. Lacuesta talk about the short story, it seems like it’s a precious metal that’s grown increasingly rare and harder to mine.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Transformed by Imagination

INTO THE FOLD: Tejido surrounded by his cardboard creations (PDI Photo/Arnold Almacen)

Jomike Tejido is essentially a transformer. He was enthralled by the paradox of one object twisting and turning until it becomes a totally different object. It was an obsession that changed him.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The Filbar’s Adventure Continues

NEW MANAGEMENT: (L to R) Ivan Guerrero, Jacob Cabochan and Ronald Abigan (PDI Photo/Alanah Torralba)

Like many word-loving members of my generation, I learned to love reading, thanks to Filbar’s. Back in grade school, a generous and enabling schoolmate would list the titles of the comic books we wanted and then, once a week, swing by the Filbar’s store on New York Street in Cubao to score them.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Sign language

MORE PUN IN THE PHILIPPINES: Three books on the Pinoy’s facility for wordplay

Born of everyday ingenuity and perhaps a hint of either madness or boredom, Filipino signs are an art form by themselves. The signs are also a balancing act between being smart or knowledgeable, and being pilosopo (smart alecky).

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Hope for the hopeless romantics

Photo by Kimberly dela Cruz

For someone who traffics heavily in the realm of love lives, Marcelo Santos III rues the fact that he doesn’t have much of one. The 22-year-old first-time novelist and online video sensation says he doesn’t have time for romance, no matter that his surprise best-seller is titled “Para sa Hopeless Romantic.”

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The (Graphic) Adventures of Tintin


Like the elements of her art and the travails of the comic strip hero she shares a moniker with, Tintin Pantoja has been all over the map. Born in Manila, raised in Indonesia and educated in the United States, this 33-year-old has achieved what many comic book artists consider to be the dream of a lifetime: being published internationally.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Radio Active


On their own, radio and books represent traditionally powerful forms of media for Filipinos. Put them together, and you have a potent mix indeed.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Young Lady

SABIDO: What started out as a blog about her life became a blog about books (PDI Photo/Alanah Torralba)

Fittingly enough for someone who willingly surrounds herself with stories from childhood, Tarie Sabido’s nickname is accompanied by a quirky tale of its own. The blogger and teacher’s real name is Roberta Marie Sabido: her nickname takes the “ta” from Roberta and melds it with the “rie” from Marie, leading to Tarie. Then again, there’s [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Reading a Revolution


The first and most important thing you need to know about Anthony De Luna is that he’s not here to destroy your books. On the contrary, he loves old-fashioned ink-and-paper books.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Drawn To Full Life

MEETING EVERY STORY'S DEMANDS: Magnuson and his books (Inquirer Photo/Arnold Almacen)

“Golly jeepers” is Robert Magnuson’s favorite expression. It’s an endearingly anachronistic utterance straight out of a Saturday morning cartoon. But though the award-winning writer/illustrator grew up with a steady dose of those cartoons, he is no two-dimensional figure.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »



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