The Sunday Times Magazine

Celebrating 87 years of transformative education in the Philippines

January 31, 2015 8:01 pm

I t was in 1928, when education was restrictive and selective, that Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. built a school that opened doors for the middle and working classes who aspired to become accountants. More than eight decades later, Far Eastern … Read more »

Speedy help for elderly home

January 31, 2015 7:56 pm

Car company Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) has just donated P110,000 to San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly, an organization operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor. The amount, gathered from different Nissan dealerships nationwide, will be used to … Read more »

A senior prom for real seniors

January 31, 2015 7:52 pm

50-year-olds and above invited to healthy and fun initiative WHILE it is certain that every senior citizen seeks to be healthy and active, the motivation to do so is often difficult to come by. As men and women age, gradual … Read more »

Arts month highlights localities

January 31, 2015 7:49 pm

THIS year’s National Arts Month (NAM) is set to emphasize localities and their arts and artists. With the theme “Highlighting local cultural genius to promote pride of place,” NAM is spearheaded once again by the National Commission for Culture and … Read more »

Koreans to celebrate NAM with Filipinos

January 31, 2015 7:45 pm

THE Culture Arts Council of Korea (CACK), in its aim to introduce Korean traditional arts to the world and to strengthen cultural ties with various country, brings to the Philippines 12 of their Korean traditional dance performers headed by their … Read more »

The price of independence

January 31, 2015 7:32 pm

Wanting to talk about independent publishing means a crisis: how do I speak of the kind of publishing that I believe in and practice without sounding like an advertisement? This is a country where writers on culture tend to be … Read more »

The incredible Carlos Ibay

January 31, 2015 7:29 pm

The concert of blind pianist Carlos Ibay having coincided with the papal visit, many devotees may have regarded the event a “miracle” by Pope Francis. The fact, however, is that Ibay who has performed in prestigious venues in the US … Read more »

Four decades of friendship steeled through the arts

January 24, 2015 9:33 pm

“… before one can be a Filipino artist, one must first be an artist.” —An excerpt from one of the late Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo’s letters to the Pfeufers, dated January 14, 1954 ON FEBRUARY 6, 2015, there … Read more »

PAL pilots, crew share tearful encounters with Pope

January 24, 2015 9:29 pm

The pilots and crew of the Philippine Airline (PAL) flight that flew Pope Francis back to Rome were tearful when they recounted their rare and life-changing encounter with the pontiff. Leading the airline representatives who faced media on Thursday was … Read more »

‘Blessed by the Pope’ airs tonight on GMA

January 24, 2015 9:28 pm

TWENTY years after the last papal visit in Manila, Pope Francis blessed Filipinos with his presence, his wisdom, and his empowering and comforting words that renewed and strengthened the faith of approximately 80 million Catholics in the Philippines. Tonight, GMA … Read more »