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Samantha Sotto’s journey before Ever After

By MEANN ORTIZ – In Samantha Sotto’s fictional world, the road to immortality begins with dreams and ends with a choice and the will to overcome death. Her journey to becoming a published author also began with a dream, albeit one that you would not expect from someone Read more »

The great English language shift

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Filipinos were not Christianized. We Filipinized Christianity.

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By Vim Nadera – “Among the many other things, Christianity is one of the legacies of Spain to the Philippines. Some of the largest pieces of evidence of the Spanish influence on Philippine culture are the Spanish Churches that still scatter the countryside today, and it is, truly, a Read more »

Filipino furniture designer a Hollywood hit

By Jason Gutierrez (AFP) CEBU, Philippines — His designs may be in Hollywood but his heart is at home: renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue says he still gets his inspiration from the sun-baked shores of Cebu. The multi-award-winner is regarded by international design magazines as one of the Read more »

A Million Dollar Aid for the Walled City

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By Vince G. Lopez – Intamuros is about to regain its old prestige as the center of heritage and history with a possible million dollar aid from the Global Heritage Fund (GHF).

A Chinoy Celebration

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By Czarina Nicole O. Ong – The Chinese are a race overflowing with mystical customs and traditions, and no holiday generates a stricter and more exciting manifestation of their beliefs than the Chinese New Year. Every year when the Chinese lunar calendar begins, the Chinoys (Chinese-Pinoy) are busy buying Read more »