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Superpower through thankfulness

CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM Gratitude has been an enigma as of late. One minute you are posting about what you are grateful for in life and the next, you become enamored in what your life lacks in comparison to those on your social media feed. It’s not something to be ashamed …

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FPJ movie landscapes on view

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery banners landscapes from pirated digital copied films of the National Artist for Cinema Ronald Allan Poe, popularly known as Fernando Poe, Jr. or FPJ, titled “And the World Thickens with Texture Instead of History.” The exhibit flaunts reworked excerpts from …

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‘Phantom’ returns to PH in 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical, “The Phantom Of The Opera,” makes a long-awaited return to Manila and will premiere at The Theatre at Solaire for a limited season starting February 20, 2019. Considered the world’s most popular musical stage production, the Webber opus has won over 70 major theater awards, …

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From ‘Tokyo Notes’ to ‘Manila Notes’

Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) and the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) present “Manila Notes,” a Philippine-Japan theater collaboration. Staged as a TP 32nd season production, Manila Notes will be on show from November 30 to December 16, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday …

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58th Silliman national writers workshop open to applications

THE Silliman University National Writers Workshop is now accepting applications to its 58th edition, to be held at the university’s Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village and its campus in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental province, from May 6 to 17, 2019. The workshop offers 10 fellowships to promising writers in the …

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The Beauties

BY R. TORRES PANDAN (W)hy, among all animals, in the long course of the world, had the breasts of the human female alone become beautiful? — Yasunari Kawabata All creatures drink of joy At nature’s breast. — Friedrich Schiller On my way to the sea, I wander through forests, Raised …

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Czech poetry jukebox now playing at BGC

(From left) Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša Jr., Czech inventor Ondřej Kobza, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, and National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chairman Virgilio Almario pose with the poetry jukebox at One BHS Park in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo …

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Palanca awardee Lazarte: Writing with the nation in mind

Joe Bert Lazarte (middle) poses with his medal, certificate and check with Palanca Foundation’s Carl Anthony S. Palanca (left) and Criselda ‘Dang’ Cecilio-Palanca. (Photo by Alvin I. Dacanay) HOW does one develop the discipline to be a creative writer in the age of social media and fake news? For award-winning …

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Top Times advertisers honored

To recognize their unwavering support for The Manila Times, the Top 20 Advertisers were bestowed special award on the night of the paper’s anniversary party. They are: Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine Charity Sweeptakes Office (PCSO), Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Megaworld Corporation, City Government of Pasig, City of …

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The best is yet to come for PH’s oldest newspaper

Established four months after the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, The Manila Times—founded by Englishman Thomas Gowan—has grown from a two-sheet, four-page, 12 by eight inches paper to become Asia’s most widely read and most authoritative daily during its heyday, and to its present resurgence among the …

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