Life & Times

‘Documented’ opens 10th Cinemalaya

July 31, 2014 7:10 pm

Jose Antonio Vargas’ Documented will open the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition today at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American—a media and culture campaign that … Read more »

The other side of ‘Separados’

July 31, 2014 7:07 pm

In the Philippines, wives are always seen as the victims of separation. For filmmaker GB Sampedro, the time has come for Filipinos to understand that husbands too suffer in failed marriages. To prove his point, Sampedro compiled a story of … Read more »

What Cinemalaya means to Arnold Reyes and Enzo Pineda

July 31, 2014 7:04 pm

Before today’s big day, the 10th year opening of the highly successful Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, The Manila Times held two separate and interesting interviews with a festival veteran and newbie. As men of the moment, they both expressed excitement … Read more »

The films of Cinemalaya X

July 31, 2014 7:01 pm

The 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will be shown beginning today at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt in Makati City, Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa City, and TriNoMa and Fairview Terraces in Quezon City. For more information on … Read more »

Joyce Peñas-Pilarsky Fashion designer cum beauty queen

July 30, 2014 6:05 pm

Filipina designer Joyce Peñas-Pilarsky has showcased her creations in runways both here and abroad. Early this year, she joined the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2014, the country’s biggest, biannual fashion gathering, as well as the London Fashion Week where she … Read more »

Loren Legarda celebrates new PH Unesco site in SONA outfit

July 30, 2014 6:01 pm

As a tribute to the recent inscription of the Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental as a Unesco World Heritage Site, Sen. Loren Legarda wore a traditional Mandaya outfit at the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) … Read more »

Camaraderie over brick oven pizzas

July 30, 2014 5:53 pm

The friendships I’ve been tho–roughly blessed with all these years are intangibles I consider most valuable. For decades, my closest girl friends cum travel companions, Malyn and Monette, have been loyal friends. Every month, our trio plans regular dinners to … Read more »

Protecting trees from typhoons

July 28, 2014 9:15 pm

Often overlooked in disaster preparations, especially for tropical storms, are protection for the trees and plants that are planted in home gardens and in public areas around the metropolis. Typhoon Glenda showed us that a typhoon with strong, unrelenting winds … Read more »

Current farming practices killing biodiversity and ecosystems

July 28, 2014 9:13 pm

In June, Malacañang issued Executive Order (EO) 169: “Establishing Emergency Measures to control land and manage the spread and damage of Aspidiotus Rigidus in the Philippines and designating the Philippine Coconut Authority as the lead agency for the purpose.” The … Read more »

Forest dependent families, POs join Haribon

July 28, 2014 9:12 pm

Seventy-six representatives from seven local people’s organization in Mangatarem, Pangasinan, together with their forest dependent families, underwent a membership orientation conducted by Lloyd Mangohig, Haribon’s membership development officer. Following the seminar, these groups became official members of Haribon Foundation, which … Read more »