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National Museum defends Fort Pilar restoration

BUILT in the 17th century, the military fortress named in honor of Our Lady of the Pillar is proof of Spanish conquest and colonization of

National Museum director Jeremy Barns has defended the controversial Fort Pilar project in Zamboanga City in which sections of the inner walls have been given a white palitada or lime-mortar-mix finish.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Internat’l confab on Augustinian history, contribution to PH history, slated in April 2015

The Augustinian Province of Santo Niño de Cebu will have a three-fold celebration next year: the 450th anniversary of the order’s presence in the country and of the rediscovery (kaplag) of the image of the Santo Niño in Cebu, and the 50th year of the Santo Niño Church as a “minor basilica.”

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Tour guide, storyteller, heritage champion

ERIBERTO Ricardo J. Dedace: Tour guide, storyteller, local heritage researcher and writer from Sariaya town, Quezon province DELFIIN T. MALLARI JR.

Eriberto Ricardo J. Dedace has an endless passion to learn the history of his native town of Sariaya in Quezon province and to protect its legacies in ways he describes as “fulfilling and lots of fun.”

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Major exhibit on Philippine churches to open in Madrid


Historical memory and appreciation are rare traits in a fast-changing, outward-looking world.   In the case of Spain, today’s generation, like those from countries with a colonial past, has less knowledge and verve about the people their countries had subjugated. Former colonials, including Filipinos, are not exempt from knowing less about their own relationship to […]

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Colonial curse


Nothing is surer than a major American transgression to betray the worst of our colonial habits. Two murders bookend a case history that runs for longer than two generations: The first, in 1946, killed our very freedom before it could be born; the second, only last month, was personal, and brutal, but similarly symbolic.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »