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‘New Shades’ of Thailand

By NIKA ROQUE February 15, 2019 WHEN one thinks of Thailand, street food, markets and elephants instantly come to mind. But for Thais, there is more to their kingdom than what the world knows with a richly layered culture that highlights a truly colorful nation. As such, the government realized …

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Month-Long ‘Ani Ng Sining’ Is Officially Open

Visayas hosts opening ceremony for the first time As the country’s leading government agency for arts and culture, the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is currently celebrating National Arts Month (NAM) with a multi-venue series of events that kicked off on February 1 via a grand opening …

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A different take on Coching’s komiks

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is proud to take part in the centennial celebration of National Artist for Visual Arts Francisco Coching via the exhibition, “Nasaan Ka Na, Mara-Bini: Tracing Liberation and Empowerment in the Stories of F.V. Coching’s Rebel Daughters.” The exhibit opened on the late artist’s …

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Artists’ profiles at student film screenings

In line with the national celebration of February as the Arts Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) presents a selection of films on several artists’ lives and their corresponding works. Discover the secret behind the universality and timelessness of …

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Jukebox musical brings ‘70s nostalgia on stage

The younger generation may know APO Hiking Society through the modern remakes of their hits. But what if their classic songs become the backbone of a story that is set back in time but still holds true today? That amount of nostalgia and intrigue is exactly what 9Works Theatrical and …

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‘Til we dance again

CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM I never quite understood the term “life of the party” until I met Tita Melody “Beth” Cruz in 2011. My mom and I first encountered Tita Melody — as we fondly called her — and her brother Tito Jeff at a Zumba Dance Class in our small …

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SM Foundation receives Anvil for PR excellence

For its Annual Report, SM Foundation was presented with an Anvil by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) under the Public Relations Tools category during the organization’s 54th Anvil Awards held on January 30 at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Resorts World Manila. The award …

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In the Blood

THE street cats screech to signal Miguel’s arrival home half an hour past midnight. Not his latest appearance, but still unacceptable. My younger son Paulo sits next to me on the living room sofa, poring over a science textbook with half-shut eyes. It had been a busy day for him. …

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More about (the) King

Distinguished lawyer Francisco “King” Rodrigo, Jr. is the son of the late revered senator Soc Rodrigo, who is credited as the very first showbiz personality to successfully and effectively crossover to public service. Atty. King, as he is often called, completed his Bachelor of Science in 1960 at the Ateneo …

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Boots’ bio

Boots Anson Roa – Rodrigo has maximized her potentials through education, media and public service. A product of the University of the Philippines Speech and Drama Department, she has pursued various courses in developmental programs, journalism, public and media relations and film and television production locally and in the US …

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