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New titles from OMF Lit uplift the spirit, strengthen the faith

GRACE D. Chong, Yay Padua-Olmedo and Nelson T. Dy

During a general launch of titles by OMF Literature Inc., it was easy to sense the positive aura of the authors, illustrators and officials in the room, and that if it were to rain hard, as it did before that force the launch to be rescheduled today, it was certain this time that the words written in those books would be heard come hell or high water.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Sketches in the sand


I’ve known some columnists to wonder what real use they have. I happen to have been one of them once, a self-styled arbiter of omnifarious issues, handing down his ruling in 800 words or so every week. Others have done it as often as three, even four, times a week; I guess the oftener you do it the less time you allow for self-doubt—or the more chances you have to make up for the stinkers you belatedly realize you have produced.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Relearning the art of letter writing and using ‘snail mail’


To try to bring back the forgotten art of letter writing in the age of email and 140-character limitations of Twitter, the Department of Education is urging high school students to take part in World Post Day activities.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Growing bolder, not older


Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about aging. I suppose it comes with the territory of realizing that the big 5-0 is but a few weeks away.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Crash a door

AMBETH Ocampo points to Peter Solis Nery whose orange fur
jumpsuit, colored like a quek-quek, upstaged mine. Rody C. Vera and
Peter were the two Hall of Famers (five First Prizes).

You will now be punished with the keynote speech I gave on Palanca Awards night this September.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »