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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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Amid ashes, Kamuning Bakery to host ‘World Pandesal Day’

Notwithstanding the fire that burned down Quezon City’s 79-year-old Kamuning Bakery Café in February, owner Wilson Lee Flores and his staff are still positive that the pioneer and award-winning establishment can touch lives as it used to. As such, the public is invited to their annual “World Pandesal Day” on …

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Resto group grants 80 scholarships in memory of founders

Established in 2000 to support and provide opportunities to improve the standard of living of indigent school children, the Edgardo S. Trota Memorial Foundation, Inc. (ESTMFI) of Max’s Group Incorporated (MGI) decided to make education part of its Corporate Sustainability, Synergies, and Relationships (CSSR) initiatives. The creation of the foundation …

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Bohol capital to host 10th Taboan Writers Festival

BOHOL province’s Tagbilaran City will host later this week the 10th Taboan Writers Festival, which shall gather Filipino authors, readers, scholars, researchers, teachers, students and literature lovers under the theme “Sandúgò: Philippine Literature in the Digital Age.” According to festival director Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu, also chairman of the National Commission …

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Literary luminaries in the limelight

THE 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature would be remembered by many for a lot of things. For one, the Filipino literary community’s biggest night of the year was held, for the first time in decades, on a date beyond September 1. This came after the Carlos Palanca Foundation …

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A working woman for a better country

It makes sense to assume that children spend far more time with their families than anyone else, and thereby tend to absorb and develop their parents, siblings and immediate relatives’ beliefs, habits, behavior and attitude. It is for this reason that the family is referred to as the basic unit …

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