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The National Artist passed away at the age of 97.
Palanca Awardee for Literature and National Artist Francisco Sionil Jose was a guest lecturer at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on July 30, 2018. He was one of the last guest speakers we invited to interact with the students while I was ...
 
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What are we meant to do with the time we have?
Making a name for yourself in show business requires more than talent. It requires sacrifice, an abundant amount of resources, grit, and ultimately, suffering before you’re ever even given the opportunity to reap the spoils of your hard work. But what if ...
 
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Salcedo Auctions puts together a tantalizing menu for the woman of the hour.
There’s no overstating the fact that Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize win is a pretty big deal. For the first time ever, a Filipino is a Nobel laureate; an honor that has previously gone to people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Bishop ...
 
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A salute to a fallen fighter.
Fewer people may remember his name today than 30 years go, but Evelio Javier’s place in history is secure. A politician, patriot, and freedom-fighter, Javier was a lawyer who dreamed of better things for his countrymen. He became a provincial governor before ...
 
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Ricardo Po Sr. left a grand legacy.
Ricard Po Sr., the founder of Century Pacific, the canning company that produces the country’s bestselling canned tuna and other products, has passed away due to complications arising from surgery. He was 90 years. The news was confirmed by family members through ...
 
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He was an “avatar of light.”
One of my photos of National Artist Bien Lumbera is suffused with reflected light from the Palanca 2019 Awards stage, landing right on Bien’s ‘bumbunan,’ making him, at that very instance, look like an amiable (not grim and determined) Avatar of Light. ...
 
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She will be missed.
Noemi Tesorero, whom most people call Mahal, was a giant in Philippine entertainment, despite standing all of three feet in height. Born on Dec 20, 1974, Mahal was the eldest of four kids. All of her other siblings are of normal height.Mahal ...
 
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She was one of the last great stars of the golden age of Philippine movies.
Anyone who loves Filipino movies must have known Anita Linda. She was a star of the big and small screen for the better part of 70 years, playing the lead in several movies in the 40s and 50s, and eventually finding steady ...
 
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Her father also tested positive for the coronavirus.
The following is published with permission from the Facebook post of Ms. Liza Paqueo, whose mother tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently died in a Manila hospital. Her father is confined in the same hospital and has also tested positive for the virus. ...
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