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Corregidor: Isle of valor, culture and adventure

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BROTHERS in Arms monument. PHOTOS BY MEL CORTEZ

Every May 6, descendants of American and Filipino World War II veterans make a pilgrimage to the island of Corregidor in a poignant remembrance of World War II and those who perished in it.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Recovering stolen art as WWII adventure

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“War is strange,” an unusual military officer says early in this most unusual book about war. That adage is proven continuously when soldiers are sent not after enemy combatants in ravaged Europe during World War II, but are instead sent to track down priceless pieces of art plundered by the Nazis.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

People in the war


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“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 »

People in the war


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“LOST in the Woods,” art by GCF 1999

OUR FRONT door opened right into the sidewalk, and the street sloped down to a lily-dappled estero, in our house in Quiapo.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Books on literature and art amid war adapted to the screen

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SAM Epstein, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Matt Damon

Works by the world’s greatest artists, centuries-old monumental structures, and powerful books salvaged during World War II are the focus of forthcoming movies from 20th Century Fox.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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