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The man who saved England

BY ROBERT HARLAND Every October, British communities around the world, including the Philippines, celebrate a remarkable naval battle — one, which made a French invasion of England impossible. In 1805, the First French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte, was the dominant military power on the European continent and England was under …

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NCCA leads Indigenous Peoples’ Month celebration

This coming October, the whole nation is celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Month, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman, National Artist Virgilio Almario, executive director Rico Pableo, Jr., and deputy executive director Marichu Tellano, is leading the celebration with its annual festival touted …

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How ‘M. Butterfly’ flutters in the New Age

BY NIKA ROQUE Banking on the waves the show created when Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas first staged it in 1990 — combining that with the acclaimed performance of RS Francisco in the title role, the Tony Award winning play “M. Butterfly” is now catering to a wider audience of the …

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Filipino producer shines in Daytime Emmys

Hollywood — the land where dreams come true. It is a place where one can go from relatively unknown to renowned in a matter of seconds (but as they say, barely anything counts as overnight success) and where glitz and glamour is a daily, 24/7 thing. Hollywood is filled with …

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First two Binibinis off to make PH proud in int’l pageants

Michele Gumabao in Miss Globe, Eva Patalinjug in Miss Grand International Two of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas queens are competing in October. Michele Gumabao will carry the Philippine flag in the Miss Globe pageant in Albania on October 21 while Eva Patalinjug will try to win the elusive Miss Grand …

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Japan’s Murakami snubs ‘alternative’ Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM: Thanks, but no thanks: Japanese author Haruki Murakami, a finalist for the “alternative Nobel Literature Prize,” has withdrawn his nomination, telling organizers he wants to focus on work and avoid the spotlight. The New Academy Prize in Literature was founded by more than 100 Swedish intellectuals in protest after …

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Six literary ‘miracles’ shortlisted for 2018 Man Booker

LONDON: A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, are among the six “miracles of stylistic invention” shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British literary award announced last Thursday. Poet Robin Robertson’s The Long Take, commended as “a wholly unique literary voice and form,” became the …

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UST writing center to launch three books

THE University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS), in cooperation with the UST Publishing House, the UST Department of Literature, and the UST Literary Society, will launch three books in an event titled “Lumugar Ka! Ang Lokasyon sa Pagsasalin, Talambuhay, at Kritisismo” at the …

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‘Pukiusap’: Irreverent take on a taboo topic

NOW is not exactly an awesome time to have a vagina. We have people applauding leaders who talk about shooting women in the vagina or grabbing them by the pussy. Some of those who cheered on this anti-vagina sentiment are women who have betrayed the sisterhood, intentionally or not, in …

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