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Making waves all year round on Dahican beach

The 7-kilometer white sand beach of Dahican in Mati City in Davao Oriental awaits surfers, skimboarders and tourists all year round. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Freddy Alan Uy

Children as young as 7 ride wooden boards and glide adroitly over foot-high swells that break against the long stretch of white sand beach. It’s a sight that has turned the coastal village of Dahican here into a prime surfing destination in southern Mindanao.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Former college basketball star brings his game to the furniture business

Varenna kitchens come with optional Subzero and Siemens appliances. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

There’s Italian furniture, and then there’s Poliform. These high-end modular home pieces from the Italian company, known for its flexible configurations, have found their way to some of the country’s most exclusive addresses.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nature, culture zip through Lake Sebu

BOAT RIDE ON THE LAKE  A woman in t’nalak costume serves as a tour guide of visitors on a boat cruising near one of the “seven falls” in Barangay Lahit, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato province.  COCOY SEXCION/CONTRIBUTOR

Perched above the hills, some over 300 meters above sea level, Lake Sebu, a first-class municipality in Mindanao’s south-central tip, is a veritable paradise for tourists of all persuasions.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘The Half-Remembered Past’–Nelson Navarro’s bittersweet memoir of activism and a biographer’s life

NELSON Navarro: “A memoir cannot be a settling of scores at the expense of others. As you grow older, you becomemore forgiving. You understand why people do as they do. They make choices.” PHOTO BY NELSON MATAWARAN

On January 30, 1970, Nelson Navarro, then a 22-year-old idealist, was dodging bullets along Mendiola and Azcarraga streets. Legions of students marched the streets of Manila to protest against Malacañang. They condemned President Marcos’ iron grip on politics, his alleged cheating during the presidential elections, and his continuing enrichment while most Filipinos lived in poverty.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

An artist from Mindanao is breaking the fourth wall

KELLY Ramos (left), with the author, by her paintings “Artistic License” and “Painting the Paints”

At the Upper Gallery of Finale Art File in Makati, six large oil paintings depict narratives of how a painting is created. The paintings—“Artistic License,” “Painting the Paints,” “Finished/Unfinished,” “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” “Palette” and “The Things We Leave Behind”—were done by a Mindanaoan artist, Kelly Varias Ramos.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Cotabato Centennial Museum rises

LOCAL officials of Cotabato Province headed by Gov. Emily Taliño-Mendoza (fourth from left) led the ground-breaking rites for the Centennial Museum as part of the recent Kalivungan Festival to mark the Province’s 99th founding anniversary.

Cotabato province officials led by Gov. Emily Taliño-Mendoza led the ground-breaking rites for the Centennial Museum as part of the recent Kalivungan Festival to mark the Province’s 99th founding anniversary.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Global watch brand Charriol to open in Mindanao

CHARRIOL Gran Celtica

At the annual gathering of the world’s eminent watch and jewelry brands in Basel, Switzerland, in April, Geneva-based luxury house Charriol unveiled several limited-edition watches, along with its 2013 range, to mark its 30th anniversary.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Weaves of life: Preserving B’laan and T’boli traditional practices

Jericho Rosales,NCCA’s Taoid ambassador at the Sarangani Bay Festival

The indigenous peoples of Mindanao rely on their traditional crafts-weaving, not only for cultural expression but also for helping address the economic needs of the community.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tagum City’s Musikahan festival fills troubled Mindanao with the sounds of music

Tagum City officials and festival organizers pose for posterity

What once was the dusty backwoods in the northern reaches of the Davao region is now a commercial and cultural hub: Tagum City, home of the country’s fastest-growing arts festival, Musikahan sa Tagum.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Tangub City PH ‘Christmas capital’

EARLY CHRISTMAS   A replica of the  Colosseum glitters with lights at the opening of the 20th year of the Christmas Symbols Festival in Tangub City. Over 25,000 people from different parts of Mindanao witnessed the opening rites of the festival on Saturday. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO

Lighted pyramids and cathedrals, glittering temples and pagodas, glowing lanterns and Disneyland characters—they came together to bathe this city in light and color as the Christmas season officially began here on Saturday night.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

12,000 take part in benefit run for Mindanao schools rehab


Twelve thousand people braved the early morning drizzle to take part with the Athletes in Action during the Fila’s Schools Run for School Rooms, dahlings.

Posted: October 4th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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