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The (Literary) agent’s life

PDI Photo/Alanah Torralba

Growing up surrounded by books, Andrea Pasion-Flores seemed destined to work with books. What was perhaps unexpected was just how deeply involved she was going to be in the field. The award-winning fictionist and currently the only Filipino literary agent has been making literature as well as representing it.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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 »