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Spanish film fest tours Davao, Zamboanga

“TRES Días con la Familia”
Directed by Christian Ditter, “Love,
Rosie” paints a rich and textured canvas of
a complicated yet lifelong bond between
Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin),
beginning in their childhood, spanning a
trans-Atlantic separation, and enduring ups
and downs of romantic liaisons with just
about everyone except each other, resulting
in bittersweet consequences.
The film is based on Irish author Cecelia
Ahern’s best-selling novel, “Where Rainbows
End,” written when she was only 22.
This is a follow-up to her novel, “P.S. I Love
You,” which was also turned into a film.
The book was written in an epistolary
structure in the form of letters, e-mails, instant
messages and newspaper articles.
“The story is about two peoplewho really
have a deep love for each other but are constantly
being pulled apart,” said Ahern. “I

Instituto Cervantes de Manila is presenting the film cycle “Familia,” a series of Spanish films, this December at the FDCP cinematheques in Iloilo, Davao and Zamboanga.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

NCCA to hold Dayaw indigenous people’s celebration in Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga

CECILIA Aweng weaving in Kalinga

Dayaw, the national celebration of indigenous cultural communities, will be held October in three locations in the three major island groups, according to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Away from the crowd while enjoying Boracay’s natural beauty

Discovery Shores’ elevated accommodation
gives guests a scenic view of the property and
the surrounding neighborhood.

Ever since Discovery Shores opened in Boracay, I had always wondered what was inside those “white” buildings, as we fondly referred to the resort’s light-colored, box-type architecture which was a stark contrast to the surrounding establishments.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

Re-discovering Zesty Zamboanga!


Mention Zamboanga, and images of colorful vintas immediately come to mind. The striped sails of this traditional fishing vessel are said to represent the diverse culture and history of the Muslim community.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »