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Love for books + learning = way to fight poverty

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Senator Bam Aquino giving his keynote speech during the opening ceremonies of the 35th Manila International Book Fair.

“Love for books equates to love for learning,” was the key message of Senator Benigno Aquino IV in a speech at the opening of the 35th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Learning life’s truths through travel


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The heat in Manila goes unabated but the truth is, summer is almost gone. Over the last five years, summer vacations—outside of those I had with my children—have always been to the US, more often than not to places I’ve never been, or to cities I had not visited in a long while.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Learning about the country’s tribal weaving traditions

ETHNIC items of Tesoro’s

To update the members of the Spouses of Heads of Mission (SHOM) on the country’s tribal traditions, professor Norma Respicio of University of the Philippines gave a talk on ethnic weaving of various tribal minorities, while Tesoro’s presented a fashion show featuring weaves adopted into a modern style.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Special children are blessings from God, says bishop

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A pupil is helped by his teacher in a classroom in a special school for disabled children in Gyongyos, northern Hungary, on Dec. 9, 2013. Families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.  AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Filipino families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Learning doesn’t stop after one graduates


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I haven’t been this tired or read or studied as many business books as I did back in college. I have forgotten that side of me, in favor of other pursuits such as parenting and, yes, writing.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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