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New historical novel revisits Magellan’s ill-fated voyage

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Author King Macachor has created a fictional set of circumstances surrounding famed traveler Ferdinand Magellan’s death in his newest novel, Sugbo (AuthorHouse).

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

First Mass commemoration in Limasawa, Southern Leyte, opens 2014 NCCA Taoid heritage feast

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FIRST Cross monument

Southern Leyte, particularly the municipality of Limasawa and city of Maasin, will host his year’s opening of the Taoid Heritage Program Celebration, spearheaded by the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in conjunction with the 493rd anniversary today, March 31, of the first Mass in the Philippines

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Love story of Rizal, Leonor Rivera explored in Pintô Museum show

Pintô Art Museum in Antipolo City is launching the Taimis Project, a series of linked events inspired by the love story, albeit ending in a failed engagement, between national hero Jose Rizal and fiancee Leonor Rivera.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Zombie run set in historic Intramuros

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On April 15, 1805, by decree of King Charles IV, the smallpox vaccine was brought to the Philippines by Dr. Francisco Xavier de Balmis. In gratitude to the king, a statue was erected in 1824 at Plaza de Roma in Intramuros.

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

Gemma reveals ‘Rizal’s True Love’

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A COPY of Gemma Cruz-Araneta’s latest book stands guard atop an antique desk. PHOTOS BY LEO M. SABANGAN II

The phrase “beauty and brains” would be too simplistic, if not downright insulting, in describing Gemma Cruz-Araneta.

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

‘300: Rise of an Empire’: Ancient history becomes fantasy-action movie

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SCENES from the movie.

The movie “300: Rise of an Empire” may be the follow-up to the hit 2007 fantasy-action movie “300,” but it takes a totally different turn.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Delfin Tolentino teases Baguio denizens with handcrafted books

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The quaint Mt. Cloud Bookshop, located in the basement of Casa Vallejo in Baguio City, has staged a remarkable show for book lovers and art aficionados: a book art exhibit by Cordillera studies scholar and all-around culture historian and critic Delfin Tolentino Jr. called “Bric-a-Brac.”

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Crazy little thing called love

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It may be true that all men are created equal, but history has proven that no two love stories are written—or read—the same.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

How Peñafrancia devotees survived the Battle for Manila

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THE ORTIZ store in El Barato, Naga

Late in the afternoon of Feb. 3, 1945, advance elements of the US 1st Cavalry Division rolled into Japanese-defended Manila and liberated Malacañang Palace first and then Santo Tomas Internment Camp.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Jackie Chan bites off more than he can chew in ‘1911’

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JACKIE Chan takes on producing, directing and acting credits for “1911 Revolution.”

The historical theme, imposing title, big Asian celebrities, and the drum roll that accompanied Jackie Chan’s 100th-film promotions all contrived to make an epic out of “1911 Revolution,” but what eventually appeared on the big screen didn’t quite fit the scale.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Recovering stolen art as WWII adventure

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“War is strange,” an unusual military officer says early in this most unusual book about war. That adage is proven continuously when soldiers are sent not after enemy combatants in ravaged Europe during World War II, but are instead sent to track down priceless pieces of art plundered by the Nazis.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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