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Straight, No Chaser

On the day I tried to kill myself They killed someone else, a kid, in an alley Human garbage in all that garbage, they said. He shot at us, so we shot him dead, They said All fourteen years old, mourned By a girlfriend he never had, remembered By those …

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Bigger discounts, AR books offered at Big Bad Wolf sale

A year after its sensational debut in the Philippines, the 24-hour Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will return to the World Trade Center in Pasay City on February 22 to again tantalize and thrill Manila’s bibliophiles for 11 days with at least 2 million books of various genres and irresistible …

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Suyat calligraphy

Indigenous Filipino scripts are collectively called as suyat. There were about 16 ethno-linguistic groups in the Islands before Spanish colonization that used scripts with various mediums. Even in Baybayin, Pilipinas spells beautiful. By the end of colonialism, only four of the suyat scripts survived and continue to be used by …

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An escape to nature

By DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ February 15, 2019 Imagine escaping to towering trees, sweetly chirping birds and cooling winds. For many, this scenery may be just what they need to break their monotonous daily grind. Fortunately, this can still be experienced through existing ecology parks in the country. One …

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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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