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New ‘role’ excites Miguel Tanfelix

Young actor is now world vision ambassador for disaster risk reduction Television celebrity Miguel Tanfelix has always been adventurous but with his designation as World Vision Philippines Ambassador for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), he realizes the need to be more cautious even in his daily activities, and thereby inspire the …

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King raises the bar with ‘Elevation’

After more than four decades of banging out best-sellers, Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved “constant readers.” Consider Elevation (Scribner; 160 pages; 2018), which the book jacket calls a novel, but which clocks in under 150 pages and takes about 90 minutes to read. Guess how …

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Murakami on his library plan, writing, music

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo on November 3. (AP Photo) TOKYO: Haruki Murakami is planning to set up an archive at his Japanese alma mater that will include drafts of his best-selling novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music. …

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Ateneo Press named year’s top publisher

THE 37th National Book Awards has named the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Press as publisher of the year for the second straight year after it earned more prizes than any other publishing house. In an announcement on its Facebook page last week, the state-run National Book Development Board (NBDB) …

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The champion that is Janine Berdin

The one reason why many people fail to succeed is because they easily lose hope and give up in the face of setbacks. Whether aware of this pitfall or not, Patricia Janine Dusaran Berdin has always led her young life believing that dreams take time, effort, risks and unwavering patience …

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Radio Veritas bags PLMun’s Most Outstanding Stakeholder award

With the success of providing communication students the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity and take part in the evangelization program, Radio Veritas 846 received the Most Outstanding Stakeholder award during the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun) Stakeholder’s Summit 2018 on October 26 at the Ayala Alabang Country …

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Bantay Bata 163 Children’s Village relaunched soon

Bantay Bata 163 is now focused on the much-awaited relaunch of the Children’s Village in Norzagaray, Bulacan this month after receiving overwhelming love and support from the celebrities at the ABS-CBN Ball. Program director Jing Castañeda said they are now in the final stages of renovation of the halfway house …

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‘Dare to Dream’ project empowers Araneta workforce

Steadfast in its commitment to education and community development, the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF) granted educational assistance to 79 high school and college students in October. In a celebration at the Gateway Gallery in the Gateway Tower Mall, attended by Araneta Center officials led by Araneta Group vice chairman …

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‘Varina’: Another fine Frazier symphony

ONE critic cited on the back of Charles Frazier’s latest novel writes that reading a work by the author is like listening to a fine symphony. Truly, that is the case for Frazier’s Cold Mountain (1997). More than 20 years since it was first published, that novel remains vital in …

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