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Carmen Planas: 1st to test women’s suffrage

Carmen Planas portrait by National Artist for Visual Arts Fernando Amorsolo. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Ate Mameng, popularly known as Carmen Planas, would have turned a hundred today.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

First person account: The revolution was live

TRUE PEOPLE POWER When tanks came rumbling down Edsa toward Camps Aguinaldo and Crame on Feb. 23, 1986, they were no match for the courage and spirit of the thousands who came to stop them on their tracks. The armored column under Marines Gen. Artemio Tadiar had no choice but to retreat. INQUIRER PHOTO

In 1970, a spoken-word composition called “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by American soul and jazz artist Gil Scott-Heron featured haunting lyrics that ended with the line, “The revolution will be live.”

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Who were Manila’s original society families?


I move through life with confidence and a sense of humor and my days are filled with delight!

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

People in the war

“MOODS of the Day,” by Gilda Cordero Fernando

One day I told my mother that Nonong was coming that afternoon, and if I could ask him for supper. I slaved over a plateful of cassava cookies in front of a hot tin charcoal oven. Lina was the good cook, but I disdained her help and advice.

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

Painting exhibit explores role of talisman in Philippine history

“ANDRES de Saya,” byMarco RubenMalto II

Would Andres Bonifacio have been as brave to lead the 1896 Philippine Revolution if not for a talisman tied around his neck during the Battle of Pinaglabanan?

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Spain exploring ways to help PH rebuild Spanish-era churches

LOBOC Church in Bohol before (inset) and after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province. Photo by MARIANNE BERMUDEZ and NHCP

The Spanish Embassy in Manila is exploring ways to help the Philippines reconstruct Spanish-era churches that have been destroyed or damaged in a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas on Tuesday.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Philippine quake damages historic churches

A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. AP

The earthquake that struck the central Philippines and killed at least 144 people also dealt a serious blow to the region’s historical and religious legacy by heavily damaging a dozen or more churches, some of them hundreds of years old.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lost in the neighborhood

“LOOKING for the OldNeighbors” ART BY GCF, 2010

When World War II was over, my father decided we weren’t going back to Quiapo. We had property in Malate, where used to stand a screen-covered chalet being rented from us by an old American lady named Mrs. Grove. (She kept a canary like ours on her porch.) But now it was a war casualty, a rubble.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Hard to forge, Cory Aquino’s paintings are ‘Gift of Self’

DISTINCT STROKES  This Cory Aquino painting is from the collection of PCSO general manager Joy M. Rojas II. MANDY NAVASERO

If you’re offered a Cory Aquino painting, beware. Two years ago, a painting in watercolor, supposedly by the late former President, was offered to Heritage Art Gallery.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Like copying Amorsolo then destroying original’

meralco building

“It’s like making a copy of an Amorsolo [painting] and then destroying the original Amorsolo,” a heritage conservationist described the fate of “The Furies” of Italian sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ninoy Aquino’s birthday is ‘Day of Reading’

29 YEARS AGO Former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. looks pensive shortly after being sentenced to death by musketry by a military tribunal in 1977 (left), and on his flight home from the United States on Aug. 21, 1983 (right), moments before being shot dead (center) on the tarmac of the then Manila International Airport. Inquirer Photos

Recognizing the importance of reading and literacy especially among the country’s youth, President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law designating the birthday of his martyred father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., a reputed wide reader, as Araw ng Pagbasa or Day of Reading.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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