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Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?

Holy wwek

The upcoming Holy Week is a time for rest. But if you’re in the mood to go out for a stroll, better find another place as some of the malls in Metro Manila will be closed for the Lenten break.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?

MOMENTS WITH CHRIST This painting of Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is part of Manuel Baldemor’s exhibit at the Atrium of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, which runs till March 31. It employs a technique that consists of letting the paint drop from the brush as the artist guides it. “In similar fashion, I can give homage and meditate on the drops of blood Christ shed for our sins,” Baldemor says.

The upcoming Holy Week is a time for rest. But if you’re in the mood for going out, better find another place as some of the malls in Metro Manila will be closed for the Lenten break.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bread is the latest ‘it’ food in Metro Manila

HOMEMADE sourdough bread

Bread has become the latest obsession in Manila, which can only be a good thing. Pan de sal was recently featured in Saveur, described as “pillowy-soft,” though it needn’t be; the best has the merest semblance of a crust and a mature, slightly fermented, decidedly non-industrial interior.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Best of times

THURSDAY nights at Martinis Bar in Mandarin Oriental hotel in Makati are alive with the music of The Blue Rats: Mel Torre, Johnny Besa, Clare Lapuz, Gilbert Asuque, Joey Puyat, Tom Epperson and Kedy Sanchez. PHOTO BY POCHOLO CONCEPCION

What makes nightlife in Metro Manila interesting depends on one’s interest and taste, including, of course, the people that one goes out with.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How to avoid insane data roaming costs


In this week’s crop of viral stories on the Internet was a man who came home from a vacation in Dubai with a phone bill totaling P3.2 million. That’s easily the price of property in certain parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Outsmarting trafffic


Rush hour traffic in Metro Manila can be a terribly frustrating experience. Add rain, a payday weekend and mall-wide sales and you’re looking at hours of being stuck on the road. It’s a volatile combination that can leave you with a roiling case of road rage.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

‘Metro Manila’ makes its way to the Oscars

SEAN Ellis, writer and director of “Metro Manila.” Photo by Tatin Yang

Director, writer and producer Sean Ellis (“Cashback,” “The Broken”) was on holiday in Manila when an incident caught his eye. “My first week, I witnessed two armored truck drivers having an argument on the street; it ended with one of them kicking the tire in frustration, then they got in and drove off. I was wondering what they were arguing about. It was so intense I thought they were going to shoot each other,” he recalls.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Jake Macapagal–from ensemble roles to Oscar-bound UK film

WITH “Metro Manila” costars Althea Vega and Angelina Kanapi. Also part of the cast is John Arcilla.

Jake Macapagal, the Filipino actor who headlines the Oscar-bound UK film “Metro Manila” looks unassuming during its Philippine premiere.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Protect yourself against crime by following these safety tips


It’s a harsh reality—evil lurks in our streets, even our neighborhoods. To put together this special issue on personal safety, we visited the Southern Police District Headquarters and spoke to Police Supt. Jenny Tecson, chief of the Public Information Office of the SPD.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

How John Arcilla became the ace actor of stage and screen

Conducting acting workshops for young aspiring actors

On the day Inquirer got in touch with him, John Arcilla was in New York, rushing to an appointment with a film director for a new acting assignment.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

There are more than just three little pigs in this sordid story


It has been wet in Atlanta. Flash floods have plagued some areas and trees have fallen because the ground is soft and mushy.

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

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  • Entertainment

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  • Business

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  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
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