The Sunday Times Magazine

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The ‘unofficial’ list of the Philippines’ revered patriots Held on the last Monday of every August, Filipinos celebrate National Heroes’ Day to honor the sacrifices of our ancestors who bravely fought for the nation’s freedom. The chosen date further marks the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” in 1896, which is recorded…

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The Philippines is a country with centuries worth of stories to tell. This National Heroes Day, with the help of Google Street View, go on a virtual tour of different monuments that commemorate the triumphs and tragedies of the people who helped shape the Philippines to what it is today.…

CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM

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THE THOUGHT JUNKIE

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One of the fondest memories I have of high school involved hanging out with a fellow new student. Her name is Nouelle. We spent hours talking about the difficulty of starting out in a new school in our sophomore year while trivializing everything under the sun. We were partners as…

LBC Heroes are always ready to respond to disasters

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Whenever calamities strike, communities come together to rescue the afflicted and carry on with relief and rebuilding efforts. Although emergency response is always imputed on the government, there are organizations and private corporations adept in providing assistance. Disaster and risk management is imperatively a public-private partnership, One entity able and…

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Celebrities, politicians and important brands joined Davaoeños in the celebration of the city’s 31st Kadayawan Festival, one of the biggest and most attended festivals in the country. Spectators who converged for Mindanao’s most popular feast were also treated to a free clinic, as part of a pharmaceutical firm’s commitment to…

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Dancers, Green Room Since its birth in 2006, the Wi-Fi Body Festival has always represented the concept of developing independence among dance artists, and driven by this initiative, to reintroduce contemporary dance as a liberating genre to explore and develop. A decade since, and contemporary dance no longer needs an…

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“THE Filipino culture is well and alive and our goal is to let our countrymen have a deeper understanding of culture, tradition and the arts.” These were the words of the Philippine Information Agency’s (PIA) Region 3 Regional Director William Beltran at the Central Luzon launch of the 2016 NCCA-PIA…

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Early this month, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and South Korea’s Andong Festival Tourism Foundation (AFTF) came together for the World Mask Exhibit at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. “Culture always unites people,” said NCCA chairman Felipe de Leon at the opening of the exhibit.…

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I happen to pass by On this, by now, muddy road Alongside the low sugar canes That swayed and danced Blown by monsoon winds The pebbles and sands gave way To the rushing flow of rain waters Forming like giant white snakes Escaping from the road… Nothing much had changed…

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The following were poems I dedicated to poets Emmanuel Lacaba and Jason Montana — authentic heroes of the revolution. Real patriots. Lacaba died fighting. Montana is still fighting. AFTERMATH: 1976: GUERRERO For Emmanuel Lacaba, who died in combat, and Jason Montana who fights on. 1. BIVOUAC Where blends the cane…

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