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Manuel Conde’s ‘Genghis Khan’ marks PH return to Vienna art fest


A University of the Philippines art professor’s curatorial proposal of a “poetic and political reflection on the history of world making” will be the country’s entry as it returns to the prestigious Venice Art Biennale 2015 after 50 years.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PH tourism ‘the next big thing in Asian travel’

Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr.: “Visit the Philippines Year 2015” to capitalize on the success of the earlier “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine tourism is poised to take center stage next year as the government has declared 2015 “Visit the Philippines Year” in a bid to attract more foreign visitors to the fast-rising favorite destination of high-value tourists.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Why I have to keep coming home


The emotions of coming home are strong, even though I was here only two years ago. That first glimpse of Manila by night always takes my breath away. The city may be sinking with the rest of the country with debts, overpopulation and bad publicity, but outside my plane window, this brightly lit Pearl of the Orient looks just like any prosperous city in the world.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Fil-Briton Candy Gourlay’s ‘Shine’ is an excellent, unusual ghost story


“Monsters are in the eye of the beholder.” This is the powerful phrase that keeps rising up throughout Candy Gourlay’s new novel, “Shine” (Anvil Publishing, Inc., Mandaluyong City, 2014, 232 pages), and it resonates with meaning for the fortunate reader who comes across it.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Why they are coming home and retiring in good old Pinas

JIM and Hedy Toolen

As if it’s the most natural thing, Filipinos who have spent their most productive years abroad come home not only to retire but also to share both wealth and know-how.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »