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Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with ‘Milkman’

Britain’s Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall (left), presents the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction to British writer Anna Burns during the award’s 50th year at the Guildhall in London on October 16, 2018. (AP Photo) LONDON: Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction last Tuesday (Wednesday …

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CCP to launch ‘Ani 40’ literary journal

AS part of its celebration of October as National Indigenous People’s Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), through its Intertextual Division, will launch its Ani 40: Katutubo literary journal at the state-run arts complex’s Silangan Hall in Pasay City on October 26. A total of 131 writers and …

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You Did Not Ask to be Born

BY RODRIGO DELA PEÑA JR. but admit that you still wanted it: life, the world opening to an explosion of light, your amniotic mouth saying yes, your hunger a beacon for your mother’s breast, the milk itself a form of yes, each drop becoming part of your flesh, your hummingbird …

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Three wordsmiths and their winning works

(From left) Rodrigo dela Peña Jr., Mark Angeles and Allan B. Lopez. (Photos by Alvin I. Dacanay) FIFTY-FOUR writers won in the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature earlier this month. Of that number, nearly half—26—have won before, clear proof that they continue to fulfill the potential that they …

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On going beyond the ‘successes of the past’

For families whose forerunners have made significant contributions in shaping a nation’s history, there is plausibly no higher calling than to serve the public. As it should be, they consider the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives a great privilege, in the same way it is almost expected …

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NCCA leads int’l cultural, creative conference

National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) successfully mounted the 2018 International Conference on Cultural Statistics and Creative Economy at the Diamond Hotel on October 3 and 4. NCCA executive director Rico Pableo Jr. welcomed the participants with a notable remark, and an inspirational message from National Artist chairman …

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CCP presents violin, piano concert

A concert featuring Manila Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster-violinist Gina Medina Perez and UST professor-pianist Mary Anne Espina goes on stage with the Clarion Chamber Ensemble tonight at the at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’s (CCP) Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater). Titled “Two And Four @ Six,” Perez and Espina …

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Ricky Davao, Rina Reyes return to theater

Noted movie actors take on local adaptation of French play ‘A Flea In Her Ear’ A complicated yet comedic story adapted from the French play “A Flea In Her Ear” serves the theater comeback of noted film actors Ricky Davao and Rina Reyes. They play husband-and-wife Victor and Alicia Delgado …

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Breast cancer forum at Araneta Center

According to the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS), breast cancer is considered the country’s No. 1 type of cancer among women and 20 women die of breast cancer every day. The Global Cancer Observatory has so far recorded a total of 24,798 of new cases afflicted with breast cancer this year, …

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Root in affirmations for energy protection

Growing up, I have always been a “yes” kind of girl. As a child, I had the traits of a people-pleaser (okay, I was a people-pleaser) and that carried on to adulthood. At work, being a “yes girl” meant better opportunities but in your personal life – it can be …

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