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A mother’s kind of beauty book

AUTHOR with her daughter

One of the chapters in OMF Publishing’s book, “Ikaw Na Ang Maganda,” by Malu Tiongson-Ortiz, mother, makeup artist, interior designer and advocate for parents of children with Down syndrome, talks about “18 Steps to Inner Beauty.”

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Technology, humor and insight in Joselito de los Reyes’ ‘iStatus Nation’


Upon first inspection, “iStatus Nation” is quirky and charming, with the upper half of Joselito de los Reyes’ face rendered as a cartoon with speech bubbles floating over his head.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Anvil is Publisher of the Year


Anvil Publishing, Inc., will be named Publisher of the Year at the 33rd National Book Awards on Nov. 22 at the National Museum. Handed out yearly by the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) and the National Book Development Board (NBDB), the National Book Awards recognize the best of the previous year’s locally published books. The 33rd National Book Awards feted the best books published in 2013. The winners were announced Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the NBDB offices in Pasig City by MCC chair Dr. Isagani R. Cruz and NBDB chair Flor Marie Sta. Romana-Cruz. The winners will receive a cash prize as well as trophies made by artist Pete Jimenez.

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

Korean-American fictionist Chang-Rae Lee on the writing anxiety: ‘I feel lucky’


When he was a child, Chang-Rae Lee did not think of becoming a writer.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Eric Gamalinda’s metamorphoses

POET-FICTIONIST Eric Gamalinda’s
“The Descartes Highlands” was shortlisted
for the Man Asian novel prize.

Like a literary shade, Eric Gamalinda seems to be shifting from form to form effortlessly: poet, playwright, journalist, teacher, short-story writer and novelist. But like many stories, there is more to it than just mere trickery. Truth is, Gamalinda is all these things at once, and the transformation is a permanent state.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »