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Bringing South Korea’s ‘can do’ attitude to the Philippines

There is no other way to describe the Korean Wave—more popularly known as “Hallyu”—than with the word phenomenal. Since the 1990s, diffusion of South Korean culture to various parts of the world, including the Philippines, has only grown stronger and wider thanks to the enigmatic appeal of K-Pop—that is Korean …

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‘Tie a String Around the World’ returns to Manila

A vital section of the Philippine exhibit, Tie a String Around the World, travels from the Venice Bienalle 2015 to Manila. Featuring the works of two National Artists, Manuel Conde and Carlos “Botong” Francisco and two contemporary artist Jose Tence Ruiz and Manny Montelibano the exhibit will be at the …

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Eyes on Virgin Labfest 14

IT’S that time of the year when untried, untested and unstaged plays rule the theater scene. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in partnership with its resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino and the Writer’s Bloc Inc., hosts the Virgin Labfest anew from June 27 to July 15 at various …

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Dietrich Schoenfelder’s symphony of colors

Dietrich Schoenfelder, a retired German living in the Philippines, originally desired to become an architect or a painter. Born on December 17, 1944 in Dresden, Germany, during the last months of World War 2, Schoenfelder’s family decided to flee to the western part of the country after the Soviet Army …

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Californian redefines fitness and fatherhood in Manila

In recent years, the country has seen resurgence in the field of fitness and this can largely be attributed to the entrance of Anytime Fitness in the Philippines in 2014. With more than 51 branches open and 90-plus territories sold, Anytime Fitness is now the number one gym operator in …

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Nominations for family values awards now open

Fastfood chain company Jollibee has been recognizing exemplary Filipino families with outstanding advocacies through the Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) for the past seven years. In 2017 nine awardees joined the growing roster of 54 families, igniting an exciting new chapter in their lives. Almost a year later, the families …

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Sio family receives first ADMU business award

Working together as a family is said to be a tough endeavor, especially when the success is recognized. Such is the case of the Sios, the family behind Sanitary Care Products Asia (SCPA), one of 10 families bestowed the first Philippine Family Business Awards. Held in April at the Ateneo …

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5 ways to help build a community

Many community problems can be solved when people work together, with or without government help. A lot can be done to improve our lives if we keep in mind we are part of a community and what we do or don’t do, even in the confines of our homes, will …

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About CCP

Founded in 1969, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is the premiere showcase of the arts in the Philippines. It has been producing and presenting music, dance, theater, visual arts, literary, cinematic and design events from the Philippines and all over the world for more than 40 years. Its nine …

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More on Moran

A granddaughter of Manuel Roxas, fifth President of the Republic of the Philippines, Margie Moran was a 19-year-old student of Maryknoll College and part-time model for fashion designer Auggie Cordero when she joined the 1973 Binibining Pilipinas pageant upon the constant urging of friends. She won the right to represent …

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