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UP Diliman: A Lab for Livability?

Originally, Philippine towns were planned like UP—where residents lived, worked, shopped and played within the same compact space. (PDI Photos/Kimberly dela Cruz)

On most days, I take a bicycle ride to burn some calories and clear the cobwebs from my mind. As soon as I leave the village gate, the city assaults me with its storm and stress: a seemingly chaotic swirl of noise, traffic, crowds and diesel exhaust.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Ingenuity takes to the streets in a time of calamity

“BULUL” sculpture of the Ifugao KRISTA RODRIGUEZ

The Lantern Parade is the longest-standing tradition of the University of the Philippines Diliman. But in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda”’s rage, many UP officials initially decided not to proceed with the annual parade and come up with a simple exhibit or display instead.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How to make a pitch

CHAMPION team for 2013

Much has been said about marketing and its importance in Friday’s undeniably consumerist world. Beyond being about advertising and going after the quick buck, marketing is essentially about exchanges and interactions between people, involving products, services and ideas.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

The spirits of UP Diliman


The Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines is believed to be one of the most haunted campuses in Metro Manila. Here are some scary stories which prove that there just might be some truth to this hunch.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

‘What is your style resolution for 2013?’


Jan Robert Nicandro, 20,
University of the Cordilleras

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

‘Collection,’ a new play from Floy Quintos closes Dulaang UP’s 37th season

Jeremy Domingo as the shrewd auctioneer Carlo Vibal in Floy Quintos’s “Collection”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires?

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

Joey Reyes, Rick Rocamora, Carlos Celdran headline TED talks in UP Diliman

Visionary journalist-editor Roby Alampay is model-poster boy for TEDxDiliman . CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

For the second straight year, TEDxDiliman, a locally hosted version of the popular TED conference, will take place on September 15 at the Malcolm Theater of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Floats as art, conscience, punchline


If there’s one thing Lady Gaga, Manny Pacquiao, an Ifugao tribesman, lambanog and a grande-sized caramel frappuccino have in common, it’s that they are all part of UP Diliman’s Lantern Parade—as incarnations made from various plastic, cardboard and paper mache materials, along with kimono-clad shojos, LGBT rights advocates in violet, and UP’s very own ikot jeepney.

Posted: January 20th, 2012 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How speech class gave me self-confidence


Have you ever tried to tell people something but just couldn’t get your point across? Have you experienced mental block on a job interview?

Posted: October 8th, 2011 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A debonair trio


The intimate charm of chamber music lured the full capacity audience of Balay Kalinaw (House of Peace) Conference Hall in UP Diliman, which recently listened to the collaborative artistry of violinist Joseph Esmilla, pianist Rudolf Golez and cellist Victor Michael Coo. The three are noted concert soloists who had previously played in a solo recital [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  3. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  4. Encounter with a ‘Mangkukulam’
  5. ‘Kamias’ for fever, ‘siling labuyo’ for headache–first aid in the kitchen
  6. Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  7. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  10. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
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  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


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  • Lifestyle

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  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  • Entertainment

  • Deniece Cornejo posts bail—report
  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
  • Otaku Summer Jam 2014: Summer’s hottest J-rock/Cosplay event
  • 2NE1 returns to Manila with “All Or Nothing” Tour
  • Gary Valenciano just keeps moving
  • Business

  • I-Remit teams up with Lakhoo for remittances from Oman
  • Megawide nets P1.4 B in 2013
  • Longer TRO sought on rate hike
  • Make a stylish statement with the all-new Yaris
  • Hearing set in Olarte case
  • Technology

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  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
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  • Couple of things
  • Mommy D’s magic
  • Stop bizarre and bloody Good Friday rituals
  • Holy Week taboos
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