The Sunday Times Magazine

Heavenly hymns of the Filipino spirit

July 26, 2014 7:37 pm

Confined in his quarters,  Dr. Francisco Feliciano, DMA, rustles his fingers  to the soft beats of the music playing from his bedside. At the age of 73, the world-renowned composer and conductor has spent his life creating music that exemplifies … Read more »


July 26, 2014 7:33 pm

Indeed, a wonderful music experience was experienced by Davaoeños with #WonderfulMindaNOW Music Fest. It was organized by Globe Telecom as part of its #WonderfulMindaNOW campaign, a social media campaign that aims to encourage Mindanaoans to take pride in their region … Read more »

Redefining Success

July 26, 2014 7:32 pm

“Remember this, nothing happens to you but everything happens for you. When something takes place in your life that seems to work against you, think again. Maybe God is just working behind the scenes and planning something grand for you.”—Marianne … Read more »

Buwan ng Wika 2014 highlights unity

July 26, 2014 7:26 pm

The Komisyon sa Wikang or the Commission on the Filipino Language (KWF), headed by its chairman, National Artist for literature Virgilio Almario, has lineup several activities to celebrate the Buwan ng Wika or the National Language Month this August. With … Read more »

Oedipus in Mindanao

July 26, 2014 7:25 pm

State university’s theater company mounts ‘Suhi’ The Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), with the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), presents Suhi (Breech Birth). Opening on August 8 at the … Read more »

And they shall feed for a lifetime

July 26, 2014 7:23 pm

Here’s to me seeing you uglier than last I saw you. This delicious conversation, but we heard what the fisher brought in: there’s a hook in this; don’t you ever come to me wounded . . . For isn’t this … Read more »

Sunken Garden

July 26, 2014 7:22 pm

Will they ever push the door open? When shall the hand rest on the balustrade? What was it that you wanted them to learn? One smile after another they allow to march without restoring you to us. Why did you … Read more »

At the fruit stand

July 26, 2014 7:21 pm

sit the hardbacks, so sure about themselves and the softcovers, so sure about not getting ahead of themselves. Having mastered tweezers who minds a splinter or two every now and then? I’ve since gone on to trace the mouths of … Read more »

Cirilo Bautista and his lifelong affair with words

July 19, 2014 8:38 pm

Months before President Benigno Aquino 3rd announced the 17th batch of National Artists, word already gone around on the conferment of one multi-awarded Filipino writer by the name Cirilo Bautista. Thus, when the official proclamation was made on June 20, … Read more »

Teaching children to create beautiful music

July 19, 2014 7:52 pm

In a small music room in Tondo, Manila, violin music fills the air as kids, some not even three feet tall, go through their scales. Over the noise of students practicing, the familiar melody of Pink’s “Just Give Me a … Read more »