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Why they are coming home and retiring in good old Pinas

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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 »

30 women vie for 2014 Mutya title

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Thirty courageous women are eyeing a historic win: a “three-peat” for the Philippines in the Miss Tourism International pageant.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National Artist: It’s a presidential award, after all

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The outrage that greeted the decision of President Aquino to reject the nomination of actor Nora Aunor (shown in photo) as national artist has overshadowed and even eclipsed what should be the biggest development in arts and culture in years: the proclamation of the biggest batch of national artists since 2006. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It is unfortunate that the outrage that greeted the decision of President Aquino to reject the nomination of actor Nora Aunor as national artist (NA) has overshadowed and even eclipsed what should be the biggest development in arts and culture in years: the proclamation of the biggest batch of national artists since 2006.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Witness Disney’s phenomenal Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast in the Philippines

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Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks, Broadway Entertainment Group, and Ovation Productions will present the first International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in celebration of the production’s 20th anniversary.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nora Aunor’s fans, backers ain’t giving up yet

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National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (left) and NCCA Chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: Taking up the cudgels for Nora Aunor (inset). FILE PHOTOS

The fight is far from over, as far as the Superstar’s supporters are concerned. Inevitably, the noninclusion of actress-producer Nora Aunor on the roster of newly declared National Artists has resulted in numerous complaints among artists and ordinary citizens alike—with the most vehement objection coming from a National Artist and the chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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