Monday, October 18, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021

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HELP: Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano’s resilience blueprint

The plan is called HELP, where H stands for health and housing, E is for education, economic growth and environment, L represents livelihood and lifestyle, and P is peace and order, palengke (market) and pamilya (family). During her first year as local chief executive...

Poetry

Dancing Mutants (HROcampo, 1965)

Brighter than a thousand suns, / am become Death. Yet, as atoms split, re-configure, they sometimes moderate to re-arrange the glories in the bud, the splendours in the bush. Under a cleansing Heaven, life re-bIooms, charged and changed through a quiet, latent in that self- propelling spirit, there since our isIands’ birth.

The old beggar by the church door

Each Sunday I see him seated on the church steps, bedraggled clothes, white hair and beard, as I arrive for the last Mass, head bowed almost to his...

Sa Katawang Nagbubuhat, Bumubuhat

(-kay Hidilyn Diaz) ‘Tong isport kong‘di ‘sinsikat ng básketból Pagsasanay sa pagbuhat ng mabigát Ilang kilo’t ilang timbang, búhat lahát Nakakintal, sa katawan ‘tong paghukóm.   ‘Tong paghukom, sa masel...

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Lifestyle

Fashion and the Declaration of Independence

TOP PHOTO: Traje de Mestiza (https://philippinefolklifemuseum.org/portfolio-items/traje-de-mestiza/) Philippine fashion evolved throughout the years and it is evident that it has been greatly influenced by the country’s former colonizers—Spain, the United States and even Japan. As the country celebrated its 123rd Independence Day last month, it was...

Lifestyle

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Essay

Miranda bombing: Beyond the scars

Fifty years ago, on the night of Aug. 21, 1971, two grenades were lobbed at a Liberal Party rally at Manila’s iconic Plaza Miranda, killing nine people and nearly wiping out the then-opposition’s top guns. Among the wounded: Jovito Salonga,  who would become the...

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