Casa Tesoro was a stately home on A. Mabini Street in Ermita when the district and its surrounding arrabales like Malate were enclaves of landed gentry with second homes. The mansion was built as a vacation house and once marked a whole neighborhood’s genteel and patrician identity.
By Anne A. Jambora
He processes thoughts through images, weaving visual narratives in imitation Hermès scarves, for instance, or locking in cultural history in a perfume bottle.
Each summer, the Academic Oval at the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines transforms into a public museum, with banners featuring the artworks of dozens of Filipino artists lining the popular running and biking destination.
By Mozart Pastrano
Archbishop Jesus A. Dosado of the Archdiocese of Ozamiz has given the Parish of the Holy Rosary in this city an ultimatum: Give the archdiocese P50,000 a month, or the archdiocese will cut the ancient acacia trees in front of the church and convert the church grounds into a commercial zone that will house a popular fast-food chain and a bank.
An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts says he has found the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225. It was right under his nose, in the library of the University of Bologna, where it was mistakenly catalogued a century ago as dating from the 17th century.
By Christine Godinez-Ortega
Waiting to be assessed are 359 untranscribed cassette tapes for digitization, and seven reel tapes, 343 audio tapes, and four boxes of floppy discs on the Ulahingan, a major epic of Mindanao.
By Marge C. Enriquez
Entrepreneur and engineer Felipe F. Cruz, the founder of FF Cruz & Co. Inc., will be remembered for his vision, hard work, honesty and generosity of spirit as much as his achievements in constructing major interchanges, ports and bridges in the country.
By Norman Bordadora
Recognizing the importance of reading and literacy especially among the country’s youth, President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law designating the birthday of his martyred father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., a reputed wide reader, as Araw ng Pagbasa or Day of Reading.
By Larry Leviste
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld’s Cruise 2014 collection mixed the wide pants and hobble maxi skirts that Coco Chanel wore 100 years ago in her first hat shop in Deauville, France.
By Mozart Pastrano
Easter Sunday fell on March 31—exactly as it was in 1521, when Ferdinand Magellan went ashore on an island called Mazaua and asked his chaplain to celebrate what became known as the first Mass in the Philippines.
Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever study of mummies searching for the condition.