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Look how Philippine fashion has come a long way


Philippine fashion has come a long way since the time of the classic terno and baro’t saya. Daring to twist the traditional Filipino woman’s garb via back-to-back shows, Inquirer Lifestyle asked renowned and upcoming Filipino designers to transform the modest maria clara into their modern and unique interpretations.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Gantimpala’s ‘El Filibusterismo’– lean-and-mean revenge tale with haunting questions

as Don

The message was ominous, the tone ruthless, but the one speaking it left nothing ambiguous. To paraphrase in English: “Kill every last man who does not join us: Spanish, mestizo, Chinese, Filipino. Do not make any distinction. Cowardly fathers will only breed whining sons. The race must be made pure.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

Lina Flor: The woman is sorely missed

in Germany

Sad but true: Most Filipinos do not seem to have a profound sense of history. Those who do, tend to be more knowledgeable about the distant, rather than the recent, past. The so-called martial law babies, for instance, might be more familiar with the martyrdom of Jose Rizal than of Ninoy Aquino.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Noli’ the musical gets standing ovation, raves in Los Angeles

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A mostly Filipino-American crowd gave a standing ovation and rave reviews to “Noli Me Tangere, the Musical” at its opening performance August 23 at the Aratani Theater.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Salcedo to auction off copy of original edition of ‘Noli Me Tangere’

“UNTITLED” (women by the seashore), by Anita Magsaysay-Ho

A young photographer reportedly genuflected before a first-edition copy of José Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” when a gloved Richie Lerma, advisor of Salcedo Auctions, gingerly pulled it out of a sepia-colored box.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »