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Digital age guru

By ANTONIO ALABASTRO March 22, 2019 He pushes technology to help others pass life with flying colors From Hong Kong Island’s teeming western neighborhoods where he lived in the 1970s, Manuel Wong used make his way to The Peak, which remains to this day one of the city’s most expensive …

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Empowerment measures to address age-old issues

By GLEE JALEA March 17, 2019 Abuse and Violence. Poverty. Inequality. Women empowerment advocates tackled such age-old yet prevailing and urgent issues in a summit to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. Non-profit organization Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (Spark!) and the office of the …

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VLF 15 writing program open to applications

By The Manila Times March 17, 2019 Actors perform a staged reading of a fellow’s play during the Virgin Labfest 14 Writing Fellowship Program’s culminating showcase in July 2018. (CCP Photo) THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now accepting applications to the Virgin Labfest (VLF) 15 Writing Fellowship …

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‘Navel’: A writer’s no-filter selfie

By Faye Valencia March 17, 2019 NAVEL-GAZING has gotten so much flak. One of the most painful attacks comes from the Oxford Dictionary, which presents this rather scathing definition: “A self-indulgent or excessive contemplation of oneself or a single issue, at the expense of a wider view.” But in ancient …

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Women who shape their worlds

By NIKA ROQUE March 17, 2019 On the first day of International Women’s Month, a diverse group of strong and beautiful women eagerly gathered to share with fellow females not only their stories of inspiration and admirable advocacies, but to open up about insecurities that are sure to be common …

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Luxury verified

By MARGIE T. LOGARTA March 15, 2019 For fans of Fawlty Towers–that supremely unforgettable send-up of hotel life in a small town in Cornwall–“The Hotel Inspectors” remains one of its funniest episodes. As usual, the brilliantly manic general manager, Basil Fawlty, essayed by John Cleese, gets it all wrong, pandering …

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A woman called mom

By CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM March 10, 2019 CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM “This is the role of the mother. And in that visit I really saw clearly, for the first time, why a mother is really important. Not just because she feeds and also loves and also cuddles… but because in an …

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EVENTS FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN

By The Manila Times March 10, 2019 ‘FilipinAmazing’ at Araneta Center, ‘Most Stylish’ at the Shang In celebration of International Women’s Month 2019, the Araneta Center stages “FilipinAmazing: Honoring Filipino Women at the Araneta Center,” a series of activities that focus on empowering Filipinas. It opened with the #DontTellMeHowToDress Exhibit, …

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Inspiring Filipinas in this digital age

By The Manila Times March 10, 2019 Turning limitations to opportunities through ‘digiskarte’ One unique trait that defines Filipinos is being madiskarte. Amid limitations, Filipinos have proven — wherever they may be or whatever situation they could be in — that being resourceful and creative in finding opportunities to learn …

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Empowered woman, empowered netizen

By TESSA MAURICIO-ARRIOLA March 10, 2019 Thanks to bashers who are quick to poke fun at Senator Nancy Binay’s skin color, the 45-year-old legislator probably has the most effective political ad among her opponents in the coming elections. Titled “Uling,” the Filipino word for charcoal and often used by netizens …

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