January 20, 2020
National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal
Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up
18th-century drawings show fury of Taal
Filipinos’ love of artisanal crafts continues in 2020
Pop-up shops are the way to go
Sustainability is the new luxury
Moist Diane offers the highest quality ingredients for a smooth and healthy hair
Holiday glam ideas from Pia Wurtzbach, Maris Racal, and Maine Mendoza
Shopping List: What you need to rule 2020 and where to find them
Indonesia’s ‘mosque hunters’ count them up one at a time
Remembering John Baldessari, the most important artist of the’60s
‘Pre-school Picasso’ shakes up German art world
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake
Thrissur, India | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 09:05 UTC+8 It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern…
Race to save animals on Australia’s fire-ravaged ‘Galapagos’
Kangaroo Island, Australia | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 16:36 UTC+8 By: Holly Robertson On an island famed as Australia’s “Galapagos” for…
Sustainability is the new luxury
I often tell friends and colleagues that I’m trying my best to live a bit more sustainably. I’m far from perfect, but…
Volunteer-run grocery revives rural French village
Sauxillanges, France | AFP | Wednesday 1/15/2020 – 11:56 UTC+8 By: Céline Castella Like so many villages tucked in the folds of…
Fashionistas grit their teeth and take the bus in strike-hit Paris
Paris men’s fashion week began Tuesday with the French capital in a grip of a 41-day transport strike that has already led to…
A surge of style
The scorching heat of the sun can only mean that summer is here. But for us student designers of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the graduation show is the marker—the ultimate high of our collegiate years.
To Be You
94-year-old WWII veteran finally gets high school diploma
SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts — A 94-year-old World War II veteran has received his high school diploma — 74 years after he...
The alternative ball
It was the first time I heard of it. “What exactly is an Alternative Ball?” I asked my granddaughter Rory, who had called—she was graduating from high school at Assumption College.
Photos & Videos
Magna cum laude graduate proudly credits pedicab driver dad
“I am proud that my father is a pedicab driver. And indeed, he’s the true MAGNA CUM LAUDE.” Thus said Sandra...
PUP’s first transwoman valedictorian hopes to shatter gender stereotypes
From moments like a first transwoman politician winning a congressional seat, stories of celebrities coming out, up to a city in Metro Manila landmarking a pro-LGBTQ ordinance, the Philippines – despite being a conservative and dominantly Catholic country – is soldiering on. Little by little, the Philippine society seemed to veer towards the complete celebration of love, respect, and pride for the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. And earlier this year, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) has joined these LGBTQ defining moments in history as it welcomed Ianne Gamboa, its first transwoman valedictorian.
LOOK: Teacher from Sultan Kudarat creates over 50 portraits for her students as graduation gifts
A teacher gifted portraits to all her 50 students in her advisory class; they are all set to graduate from high school with flying colors.
Arts and Books
Arts and Culture
To my daughter, the graduate: Life is always a choice
To thine own self be true. That’s a line you and I have often thrown at each other these past months as you were winding down your college life. Tomorrow you leave the doors of Loyola, come down from the hill, and will soon venture into the brave, new world of your choosing.
20 summa, 200 magna, 800 cum laude…
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will address more than 4,000 graduates at Sunday’s commencement exercises at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.
Laguna student who woke up from coma perseveres and graduates
Nikee Strada Laderas of Colegio San Agustin-Biñan shared how he overcame a life-threatening accident and was later able to finish his studies.
Nanay Salvacion @ 80 — High School graduate
This 80-year-old grandmother proved that it's never too late to graduate as she finally received her diploma for Senior High School.
Celebrations and Festivals
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