The Sunday Times Magazine

NUNUNGAN MAYOR MARCOS MAMAY

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The conflict in Mindanao has not always been between rebel groups and government forces. Religious, political and cultural differences among the populace may have played a part, too, but deeper than these factors are clan feuds that started decades or even centuries ago. As such, rido—the Maranao term for clan…

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Situated in the hinterlands of Lanao del Norte is a town gifted with fertile soil. It is rich in natural resources including lakes teeming with aquatic trove and a mountain abundant in flora and fauna. Divided into 25 barangays, the third-class municipality of Nunungan is the oldest and largest town…

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It has taken me a day shy of a month to finally write about the maiden voyage of Star Cruises’ imposing ship, the SuperStar Virgo, from the port of Manila. And I did so for a reason. You see, had I written about the six-day/five-night Manila-Laoag-Kaoshiung-Hong Kong-Manila sojourn, all I…

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It’s no secret that life is so much better with food around. Whatever you are feeling whether you’re in the mood for a celebration or just want to lay low from life’s challenges, food is truly the answer to anything. This is the reason why people who work in the…

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Acollaboration between Artistree Gallery and Shangri-La Plaza spotlights a showcase of Philippine art at its finest via a pop-up gallery at the mall’s Main Wing Hallway until May. Opening strong with an impressive presentation of a few of the masters, including Juvenal Sansó, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Aracelli Dans, and New…

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Respected Filipino photograper Jose Marie “Mayie” Delgado’s exhibit Poetic Images is ongoing at the Globe Art Gallery. One of the finest abstract photographers in the Philippines and arguably one of the best practitioners of the art in the world, Delgado is able to make the most mundane objects seem sublime…

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Manila should be ready to get funky as the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act begins a limited two-week run at The Theatre at Solaire on June 27. Based on the hit 1992 film of the same title, the musical—set in the 1970s at Philadelphia, instead…

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FILIPINA singer, ethnomusicologist and cultural worker Grace Nono, together with guitarists Arthur Erskine Basilio, Ryan “PePe” Ednave and bassist Glenn Reniel Bondoc will perform on stage today, 5 p.m., in a concert dubbed as Gugma at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. Gugma—which means “love” in the…

CALL FOR ENTRIES

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THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is inviting Filipino filmmakers to join the 29th “Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video” (CCP Independent Film and Video Competition) from August 5 to 7 at the CCP. Established in 1987, the Gawad Alternatibo is considered the longest-running independent film competition…

‘LEAN – A FILIPINO MUSICAL’

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“The struggle for freedom is the next best thing to actually being free,” 27 year-old University of the Philippines Diliman student and noted “iskolar ng bayan” was once quoted. Lean—as he was fondly remembered—was shot and killed in September 19, 1987. As the iconic student activist, Lean fought for national…

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