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Special children are blessings from God, says bishop

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A pupil is helped by his teacher in a classroom in a special school for disabled children in Gyongyos, northern Hungary, on Dec. 9, 2013. Families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.  AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Filipino families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marcel Antonio’s new dive into symbolism

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Marcel MA539 The Mustard seed 60x60 Oil on Canvas 2013 - Copy

As a development in Marcel Antonio’s art, the artist’s new collection – due to be shown at Greenbelt 5’s The Gallery from April 3 to 6 – will present Antonio’s new dive into more serious symbolism, leaving his previous ambivalence between composing quasi-narrative and pseudo-narrative scenes.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Clusters of Light’ premiers at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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An epic theater production combining high definition cinema and opera that tells the story of Islam was officially unveiled in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) March 30 as part of its inauguration as Islamic Culture Capital 2014.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Never before seen special effects to cap inauguration of Sharjah

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"Clusters of Light' will feature never before seen special effects on its premiere at Al Majaz Amphitheater.

Unprecedented and never before seen special effects will be unveiled during the premier performance of “The Clusters of Light” on the inauguration of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) as Islamic Culture Capital 2014.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Filipino cuisine pits foreign bloggers against each other

In her blog, Agness Walewinder writes that this is her "I'm starving but I don't want to eat this food" face as she blogs about her experience trying out Filipino food. She noted the "poor quality" and preparation of Filipino food that caused her to suffer stomachache and migraine. Screengrab from Walewinder's blog etramping.com.

Filipino food became a hot topic between two foreign bloggers who clashed about their views and experiences in trying out the country’s local cuisine.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sharjah’s biggest businesses join together for celebration

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Image from The Clusters of Light

Some of the biggest businesses in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) poured their support for the grand celebrations of Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital 2014 and its highlight theatrical production “The Clusters of Light.”

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tagle: Observe Lent to be close to God, not to draw attention to self

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle  AP FILE PHOTO

Don’t fast and abstain to be sexy and slim. Don’t do charity for the sake of popularity.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

CBCP official wants media to ban condom ads

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Fr. Melvin Castro, executive director of the CBCP—Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. http://cbcpforlife.com

An official of the Catholic Church wants concerned agencies and television networks to stop airing condom advertisements, saying these ads would encourage greater promiscuity among young people.

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

Art fair for the cognoscenti and the people

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ART FAIR organizers Lisa Periquet and Trickie Lopa (right) with Ayala Land’s
Cathy Bengzon and Mean Dy. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Believing that people of all persuasions deserve to enjoy art, organizers of Art Fair Philippines 2014 will again mount the fair at the highly accessible The Link car park in Ayala Center, Makati, from Feb. 20 to 23.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bass-baritone Cruz joins graduation recital

RAINIER Arthur Pinto Cruz

Bass-baritone Rainier Arthur P. Cruz will be performing a scene from the opera, “L’Elisir d’Amore,” by Gaetano Donizetti, as Dulcamara, in the graduation recital of his student, Elijah John Marquez, at the Dalisay Aldaba Hall, University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Effortless, generous musicality; unforgettable

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Sumi Jo, for many people, is the quintessential operatic superstar. That fine voice and big personality should fill any hall with an unmistakably distinct brightness that can only come from sincerity. She has always preferred the solo concert, though, over opera.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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