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A condo rising on the CCP lawn? It’s just a protest

By Amanda Lago/GMANews – When artist-activist Carlos Celdran posted a photo on his Facebook timeline of yet another billboard declaring yet another high-rise claiming yet another historical piece of land, the general reaction from viewers was outrage. And how couldn’t they be mad, when this time the impending high-rise threatened Read more »

Philippine pride in Paris exhibit

By Augusto F. Villalon/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault of France and Vice President Jejomar Binay of the Philippines inaugurated the exhibit “Philippines: Archipel des Échanges (Philippines: Archipelago of Exchange)” last April 8 at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Philippine Ambassador to France Cristina Ortega Read more »

Carlos Celdran shares his thoughts on ‘Damaso’ and Philippine arts and culture

via gmanetwork.com – In September 2010, Carlos Celdran made headlines with his “Damaso” protest, where he entered the Manila Cathedral carrying a placard with the infamous Noli Me Tangere reference to protest the then Reproductive Health bill. He has since been known as an activist, but in his interview Read more »

Documentary chronicles how the Philippines rescued 1,300 jews from the Holocaust

Carmela G. Lapeña/DVM, GMA News – As a little girl during the Holocaust, Lotte Hershfield could not quite understand what it was all about. At five years old, she would see benches that would say “Dogs and Jews not allowed.” She remembered being terribly frightened by the Nazis’ big Read more »

Investigating the monster in ‘The Aswang Phenomenon’

By Carmela G. Lapeña, GMA News – It scares children into coming home before dark, and gives even the toughest-looking grown-up the shivers. It can be blamed for anything and everything that seems wrong – from strange neighbors to mysterious murders. It’s the personification of all things evil. Read more »

The Philippines shows the world how to celebrate Christmas

By Sarah Brown, CNN – Where would you find the most Christmas spirit in the world? It’s hard to say for certain, but if a global competition were to be held, the Philippines would have an excellent shot at winning. The southeast Asian island nation has the world’s longest festive Read more »