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Senate wants Lisa Macuja nominated as National Artist

By Kimberly Jane Tan – The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution expressing the sense of the chamber to nominate prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde as a National Artist. The Senate adopted Senate Resolution 910 after Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago delivered a speech on the Senate floor urging the chamber to Read more »

The art and life of Angono’s higantes

By Nikka Corsino – There was pride in Leonardo Tajan’s voice when he recounted the time his father charged him to look after his most important creations: the Pamilya ng Higante (family of giants), a three-piece set of giant papier-mâché figures representing a traditional Filipino family, also arguably a big Read more »

Two Pinoy students, other Asians sign pact to preserve cultural traditions

By MARK MERUEÑAS – Two Filipino college students joined other Southeast Asian students in signing a pact to help preserve cultural traditions in an age of modernity. The signing of the pact on October 12 was part of the annual event “Sakai-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Week.” Those Read more »

Philippines birth control: Filipinos want it, priests don’t

In the Philippines, access to contraceptives is limited for the most part to those with the means to pay. The Catholic Church has fought a “reproductive health bill” in the legislature that would change that. By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times MANILA — Shortly after sunrise, a woman Read more »

FHM Philippines magazine pulls its March cover featuring beauty Bela Padilla after ‘racism’ outcry

Cover shows fair-skinned Padilla ‘Stepping Out of the Shadows’ surrounded by three black models; publisher and Padilla apologize This is the cover of the March edition of FHM Philippines magazine, blastedas ‘racist’ because it shows fair-skinned beauty Bela Padilla ‘Stepping Out of the Shadows’ surrounded by three dark-skinned Read more »

See how Pinoys invaded US comics in the docu ‘Illustrated By’

By Carmela G. Lapena – You’d be hard-pressed to find a Filipino who doesn’t know Superman, Batman, the X-Men and Spider-Man. After all, these superheroes are popular even beyond the comics world they inhabit. They’re everywhere—on television, in movies, and merchandise from action figures to underwear.