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Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University, opens its 39th Season—“Performing Change”— with Guelan Varela-Luarca’s adaptation of Edgar Calabia Samar’s award-winning “Si Janus Silang at ang Labanang Manananggal-Mambabarang.” The Janus Silang series is critically acclaimed with the first book, “Si Janus…

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Philippine indigenous peoples and their diverse and colorful cultures take the spotlight the whole month of October with the nation celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Month. Spearheading the celebration is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman, National Artist Virgilio Almario, executive director Rico Pableo,…

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NCCA Executive Director Rico Pableo Jr. and Deputy Executive Director Marichu Tellano led the opening program for the first ever Conference on Cultural Statistics and Creative Economy happening at the Manila Pavilion on Monday. The two-day conference seeks to draw awareness about the Philippine Cultural Statistics Framework (PCSF), a set…

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Eyes bleeding from a brutal punch But your childhood dream unruffled in your mind You can go home with a battered head But not without a fighting heart The splatter of your blood, brave red in a cruel canvas white There is honor in pain, a Father’s life for a…

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You have no choice, but to fall in line. It’s passenger season, says the guard. The queue of people visiting the place where their navels are buried looks revolting. The shipping company has a new policy: “First come, first served. Fall in line, please” There’s only a single trip today.…

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when I said: read did you really open the book to turn to page 39 to follow and look for me there? Or is it just your reluctant thoughts I now see crawling and hiding beneath a character I assumed I know so well. When I said: count how many…

PROFILE IN MARITIME

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LAWYER Maximino Cruz started young in the maritime industry having worked in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) while pursuing his university studies. Currently the general manager of the Association of International Shipping Lines Inc. (AISL) which he assumed in 2005, Cruz’ career was built on works that drew him close…

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Although the Philippine maritime industry has a lot of potential for growth, stakeholders agree that the its biggest challenges lie in the people’s mindsets, the way they perform their duties, in infrastructure, and the policies that regulate activities within the industry. Because of the country’s strategic geographic location, the Philippine…

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TABUK CITY, Kalinga: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will spend P5.5-billion in the next five years to stop flooding from the Chico River that has been threatening lives and destroying agricultural lands and government infrastructure in the barangay (villages) and Pinukpuk town. During typhoon “Lawin” in 2016,…

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