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NGOs donate five school buildings to depressed areas

Filipino-Chinese Chamber and ABS-CBN partner for education The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), led by its president Domingo Yap, met with aBs-cBN Broadcasting’s head honcho Carlo Katigbak to take action on their organizations’ shared advocacy in education for all. Continuing the ethnic Chinese minority’s …

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From Trump to #MeToo, US publishing made headlines in 2018

By Hillel Italie NEW YORK: The publishing world made headlines this year, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump’s White House, a million-selling memoir by Michelle Obama had readers longing for the previous administration, and a political thriller by former president Bill …

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Baldacci ‘top of his game’ in new thriller

DAVID Baldacci introduces readers to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Atlee Pine in his latest thriller, Long Road to Mercy (Grand Central Publishing; 416 pages; 2018) that hopefully is the start of a new series featuring her adventures. Atlee Pine has a tumultuous past, but the memories of …

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Let the festival begin!

The Sunday Times Magazine’s annual guide to watching the Metro Manila Film Festival Christmas is just another day away and so is the official opening of the biggest annual film festival in the country, the 44th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). As always, Filipino families will troop to cinemas for …

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Jaroslav Olša, Jr.: Linking states through stories

Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša, Jr. with his collection of Filipiniana books. (Photo by Alvin I. Dacanay) CIVIL. Conventional. Formal. Inscrutable. Reserved. We often think of these qualities as associated with diplomats. It is hard not to, since we always see them display these traits in public, be …

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‘Eat Bulaga’ proud of its board topnotcher scholar

“EAT Bulaga” certainly isn’t about fun and laughter. For besides helping those who need a bit of financial push in its daily segment “Juan for All, All for Juan,” the show’s advocacies continue to make a difference in many Filipinos lives. The latest pride of the longest running noontime show …

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MET Theater costume on view at NCCA Gallery

Well-known theater artists joined the opening of the “Curtain Call” led by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the Rehabilitation and Conservation of the Metropolitan Theater Program at the NCCA Gallery on December 10. The exhibit opened with a welcoming remark from the NCCA Executive Director …

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Filipino artist unveils Emirates founding father’s portrait

Emirates Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveiled the specially commissioned art piece “From the Heart of Zayed” in honor of the founding father of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The art piece was designed and created by Ely Graf, a Filipino artist based …

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Spotlight on Baguio’s arts and crafts

Unique crafts and folk arts of Baguio City, the first-ever Unesco Creative City in the Philippines, were highlighted during its “Creative Festival.” Art installations by Kidlat Tahimik at Dominican Hill Heritage Site. Organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Department of Tourism-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOT-CAR), the week-long festival …

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