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From tennis superstars to Peta’s super musical

MAHESH BHUPATHI at breakfast with

It was a call from radio broadcasting maverick and veteran impresario Francis Lumen that I had been waiting for—an invitation to have face time with Indian tennis champion Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been flying into town regularly to organize the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) matches here in November.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

8 fast facts on Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente’

The senior cast members of TP’s “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” are Yul Servo (seated left at the back) Fernando “Tata Nanding” Josef (back standing right), Gina Pareño (seated front right) and Ricardo Magno (seated front left). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Tanghalang Pilipino/Jojit Lorenzo

Tanghalang Pilipino opens ”Pahimakas Sa Isang Ahente,” a Tinio translation of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” this September 26 and runs until October 19, Thursdays to Sundays, at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Before you catch the Tanghalang Pilipino production, here are eight interesting things to know:

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

President Aquino may not be Noranian (or Vilmanian) but…

VICENTE Manansala

There are those who have yet to get a life again after Nora Aunor was bypassed as National Artist. They simply can’t move on.

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

Memories haunt me from Manila to Catanduanes

AUTHOR Pablo Tariman sitting in the hallway of the old Metropoolitan Theater

At 65, I’m susceptible to nostalgia. It comes anytime in my workaday world, like when riding the MRT-LRT trains from my Pasig home to various offices to claim my contributor’s checks.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The movies of our lives

Mercy Tuason

In the metaphysical world, we believe our souls choose where on earth we are going to be born, who our parents and siblings will be, and what lessons we have to learn after experiencing a previous lifetime.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »