ALVIN I. DACANAY

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THE Philippines’ container traffic soared by 53 percent from January to November 2017 on the back of a strong shipping and trade environment and rising domestic demand, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) reported on Friday. In a statement, PPA said it registered 9.084 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the…

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Award-winning author Dean Francis Alfar and his writer-daughter Sage will officially launch their book “Stars in Jars: Strange and Fantastic Stories” at Fully Booked in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on January 21 at 2 p.m.

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Nine literary tiles, including two from critic-scholar Rolando Tolentino and the latest from prize-winning poets Marra PL. Lanot, Merlie Alunan and Merlinda Bobis, were among the 16 books that the University of the Philippines (UP) Press launched recently. In an omnibus launch called “Paglulungsad: Ikalawang Yugto” at Balay Kalinaw in…

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He may be gone for 13 years now, but it seems no one has dominated the arts and culture scene this year as much as National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin did. Of course, this is due to the fact that 2017 marks the birth centennial of the celebrated author,…

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For those who have yet to watch any of the eight official entries to the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), Ang Larawan—the handsome and stately screen adaptation of the late National Artist for Literature and Theater Rolando Tinio and Ryan Cayabyab’s musical based on the late National Artist for…

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THE past several years have seen an apparent increase in the number of books of plays being published. Granted, the country’s major publishers have never stopped publishing them, but the fact more Filipino playwrights are taking the initiative—or being persuaded—to have their plays published after these were staged seems to…

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If you ask creative writers, especially those who started their careers before the turn of this century, who among their peers are the most celebrated and the most influential, chances are that many of them would include Renato “Rene” Villanueva. They would have good reason to. In his almost three-decade…

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All My Lonely Islands, VJ Campilan’s debut novel about a young woman’s coming of age in a foreign country, won the 17th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book award recently, more than two years after its manuscript clinched the Palanca Grand Prize for the Novel in English. In a ceremony held at…

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KAZUO Ishiguro, this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, late last week appealed for more diversity in the wider literary community, saying it’s necessary if practitioners and supporters in this field want to play an important part in a world beset by growing divisions. In his Nobel lecture…

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OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales has urged creative writers to “reaffirm their commitment to truth and freedom” by penning works critical of wrongdoing in society and fighting the falsehoods being spread on social media and elsewhere. “With pens as swords, it is high time that writers reaffirm their commitment to truth and…

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