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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 »

How a nose injury led Marc Pingris to basketball

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PINGRIS with the five winners of the Master Facial Care for Men contest who each won an all-expense paid trip to Spain

It was a match against Puerto Rico. Up on the bleachers, on the aisle seat, a scrawny, 70-ish Filipino in blue shirt and faded jeans yelled his lungs out: “Gilaaaaaas!” A young Puerto Rican seated on the opposite aisle saw him, heard him, planted himself across the old man, and yelled: “Vamoooos!”

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Young artist shines a light on recent Philippine history

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LONG display of postcards of images Abad scanned and
reproduced from two
1991 auction catalogs from Christie’s. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

The ongoing exhibit of young artist Pio Abad at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman might come across as staid, especially for those who saw his splashy silk scarves exhibited at Silverlens last year. Those framed squares of silk told a story of the Marcos regime, using the remnants and trappings of that era.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No machines, gadgets needed to show telepathy is real


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The Inquirer’s Sept. 6, 2014 issue carried a front page news that aroused my interest. It was about a first successful experiment in “brain-to-brain” contact, or telepathy.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

You can rewire an aging brain


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There are 350 million “microcomputers” in your brain. And they are all sending clear messaging, according to Dr. Michael Merzenich in the book “Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life.”

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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