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Talks on freelancer issues, concerns set

THE Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) is inviting freelance workers, contractual employees, and self-employed individuals to attend a series of morning talks, called “What the Law Says on Intellectual Property, Small Claims Courts, and Contracts,” for three Saturdays starting on August 18. Lawyer Alvin Liao Alburo, managing partner …

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Exchanges

BY RODRIGO DELA PEÑA JR. Speak to me about the world. How telling can be adjective and verb, both the act and evidence left in the wake of naming. First person, second person point of view: the gaze shifts and now is your turn to pass the message, discreet flick …

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UP Press unveils National Artist’s latest book, 10 others

THE University of the Philippines (UP) Press recently launched 11 new books, including one by a National Artist and five literary titles, that again highlight its status as one of the country’s leading publishing houses and its commitment to release books with high academic and literary value. At the “Paglulunsad” …

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‘Agos’: A sea change in European literature

AGOS: Modern European Writers in Filipino (Anvil Publishing; 272 pages; 2018) contends that while we have long been freed from our European colonial masters, we remain tethered to an image of a continent of kings and queens, of knights, and of demigods. It is an image hijacked by the literature …

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The accidental maestro

The last time The T-Zone sat down in free-flowing conversation with the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra’s founder and conductor Rodel Colmenar was exactly 11 years and three months ago. The number is as precise as it gets because that was the last stretch before my wedding in December 2016 where we …

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‘MPO Opus 20,’ a glorious anniversary concert

The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), one of the country’s premiere and most versatile orchestras, under the baton of its founder and music director Maestro Rodel Colmenar, ups the ante this year as it celebrates its 20th glorious anniversary. The highlight of the celebration is a grand concert featuring the country’s …

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The PPO’S 45 years of music

FROM concertizing at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, various concert halls around the country, Asia and Europe to New York City’s Carnegie Hall, there’s no stopping the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra from continuing its quest to bring its distinct sound to numerous audiences. At 45 years, …

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CAITLIN SAKDALAN HAPPY TO EAT

Caitlin Sakdalan is a force to be reckoned with. A quintessential second-generation Filipino-American, she turned her passion into a full-time job through the success of her website/social media accounts, “Be Fat, Be Happy.” Through the colorful pages of her blog and Instagram page, Caitlin reminds us to stop and enjoy …

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PCSO’s Ma. Cristina Bui Cura — made for public service

Forty-five-year-old charity worker Ma. Cristina Bui Cura couldn’t help but get emotional every time she encounters patients with terminal illnesses and their relatives seeking medical assistance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Assigned at the Office of the General Manager (OGM), it breaks her heart to see and talk …

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An artist comes home

It was a scene straight out of a comedy. Visual artist Elmer Dumlao—a Filipino who had been working and living outside the country for almost 30 years—stood proudly at the door of Art Center, excited to welcome guests to his homecoming exhibit titled, “Ground Zero.” But as they arrive, they …

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