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‘La Revolucion Filipina’ depicts in dance what went wrong

AGNES Locsin and nephew-ward Sonny. RICHARD A. REYES

Dressed in her trademark black shirt and bermudas, choreographer Agnes Locsin urges dancers to put their heart into their roles.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Will Vigan make it to Unesco’s New 7 Wonders Cities?

CALLE Crisologo, the nerve center of Vigan’s historic district. Only horse-carriages may traverse the cobblestone street.

Today the fate of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, will be decided. The list of 28 cities contending for New 7 Wonders Cities will be reduced to 21; then to 14 on Oct. 2; and the top seven cities will be announced Dec. 7.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines-Spain Friendship Day celebrated in Naga

MAYOR John G. Bongat, Spanish Consul General Pilar Villanuva Romero, USI president Sor Albis at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of USI historical exhibit

Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day is always celebrated every year in Baler, Aurora, to commemorate the Siege of Baler and to improve the already amicable relations between Madre Espana and her onetime rebellious colony.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sinner or saint?


My good friend Mack Danayp (not his real name), at 82 years old, is a provocative thinker and a habitual tinkerer. He finds pleasure in out-of-the-box ideas to solve our country’s problems. His fertile imagination likes to dwell in a futuristic society.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Why the revolutionaries ate French food in Malolos


The day the country’s founding fathers ratified Philippine independence in Malolos in 1898 seems to have been a busy one, including the stomachs of the revolutionaries.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »