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Proclamation order for new National Artists already signed by President

President Benigno Aquino has already signed the order proclaiming a new set of National Artists as early as two months ago, reliable sources says, but the National Artist Secretariat under National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has not received from Malacañang the order.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Long delay in proclamation of new National Artists riles culture sector

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PRESIDENT Aquino giving Dolphy the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart in 2010. The late actor has been nominated for a posthumous National Artist Award.

With Independence Day set to be celebrated this week, many in the arts and culture establishment are wondering why there has been no proclamation yet by Malacañang of the new National Artists who had been elected last year by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

What can you do? What can you say?

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Typhoon survivors hang signs from their necks as they queue up in the hopes of boarding a C-130 military transport plane Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban, central Philippines. Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport on Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies. The typhoon, known as Haiyan elsewhere in Asia but called Yolanda in the Philippines, was likely the deadliest natural disaster to beset this poor Southeast Asian nation. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

In this rare instance, you are at a loss for words, or even thoughts. You are overwhelmed by images of destruction and tragedy which aren’t newsreels from some remote place abroad. They are from right here, at home, and somehow, you know of at least one person who is a casualty of this disaster.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?

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What do you think of the pork barrel scam, and how can the public stop government officials from abusing this power?

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?

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In the Philippines, it is the budgetary allocation given to members of the Congress and the Senate. In 2006, the amount was P70 million for each member of Congress, and P200 million for each member of the Senate.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

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