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Amadís Ma. Guerrero

AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO is an author, short story writer and cultural journalist who focuses on Philippine arts and letters. He is a former staffer of the Associated Press (AP) Manila bureau and the pre-martial law Graphic magazine under Don Antonio Araneta. Amadίs has written some 20 books, including collections of short stories, travel essays, biographies, and coffee-table books on the visual and performing arts. A few of his stories have been translated into German, Czech and Filipino. He has won an award from the Palanca literary competition and the Manila Critics Circle, a “Millenial Award” from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and a Golden LEAF award (art advocacy in media). He contributes regularly to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta: Portrait of the Filipino Woman as Poet

The late great Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta became one of the Philippines’ major poets “regardless of gender” but her first love was music, and she...

Wilfrido D. Nolledo, word magician

NOVEMBER 1972, MARTIAL LAW. MY MAGAZINE THE GRAPHIC, PUBLISHED BY DON Antonio Araneta and edited by noted journalist-lawyer Luis R. Mauricio, was closed down,...

The Multi-universe of Gilda Cordero Fernando

In A Memoir Published In The Coffee-Table Book The Philippines: Spirit of Place (Department of Tourism, 1994), Gilda Cordero Fernando—short story writer, essayist, publisher, theater producer, collector of antiques (“with me you don’t say what’s new but what’s old”), visual artist with her own distinctive style, New Age guru and I don’t know what else—traced her roots to Pagsanjan, Laguna.

The Fall and Rise of Carlos Bulosan

The life story of Carlos Bulosan—poet, short story writer, novelist and labor union organizer—reads like an epic bestseller

Ricaredo Demetillo: Poet of Panay epics

It was June 1985. Ricaredo Demetillo, 65, poet, verse playwright, literary critic, essayist and author of one novel, had just retired from his teaching...

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SM Markets to add 10-15 stores outside NCR in 2024 

The SM group, through SM Markets, is set to open 10 to 15 new stores this year to provide provincial regions better access to a modern grocery shopping experience, serving essential needs of Filipino communities to underserved areas.  With the addition of these stores, SM Markets will reach...

The PELÍCULA>Pelikula Spanish Film Festival begins with a special section dedicated to sports

This year’s PELÍCULA>Pelikula Spanish Film Festival starts early with a special section dedicated to sports. Coinciding with the last match of La Liga, the top division of the Spanish football league system, from May 23 – 26, four Spanish language films will be screened at the Shangri-La...

BDO Foundation, PMAP host webinar series on financial literacy

Staying true to its mission of expanding the reach of financial education initiatives nationwide, BDO Foundation, together with the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and Empower and Transform Philippines, hosted a four-part webinar series tackling fundamental finance knowledge for human resource professionals. The webinar series...

Pag-IBIG Members save record-high P28.75B in Q1 2024, up 36%; MP2 Savings reach P15.56B, up 48%

In the first quarter of 2024, Pag-IBIG Fund members collectively saved a record P28.75 billion, setting the highest amount ever saved in the agency's history during a first quarter, according to top officials. This represents a 36% increase—roughly P7.66 billion more than the P21.09 billion saved during...

Strengthening Marine Lubrication: A Step toward productivity and sustainability Solutions

North Trend Marketing Corporation (NTM), the master distributor of Castrol in the Philippines, held its first physical productivity seminar at Sofitel Manila. The event was held to introduce new product innovation of Castrol which will help shipping companies to be more effect and efficient for their stakeholders. The program...

For some, it is a given, for others it is a struggle

Bridging the educational gap in the indigenous peoples communities For well-developed countries, education is a given right, as basic as breathing. But in developing countries like the Philippines, most households have to contend with meeting basic needs such as food, energy costs, and housing, making education less of...

Don’t let busy days ruin your vibe

Perk up your days with fun activities Doing schoolwork can get overwhelming at times, so it’s important to recharge whenever you can. Whether it’s in between your summer classes or a no-school day, you can definitely find fun ways to perk up your days. Plus, you don’t...

UnionBank, Booky team up to launch ‘Exclusive Eats’

Up to 50% dining deals only with UnionBank Cards! UnionBank and Booky are giving you more reasons to dine out with “UnionBank Exclusive Eats”! This summer, UnionBank Credit and Debit cardholders can enjoy Exclusive Eats offers of up to 50% off at over 300 participating restaurant branches in...

The Wolf Returns to Manila

The Big Bad Wolf Conquers Parqal! Attention, book lovers! The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the world's biggest book sale, continues “changing the world one book at a time” as it sets off on a nationwide tour. The “Big Bad Tour: Mission 1 New Million Readers” will kick...

Weeks after Labor Day, workers urge Congress for decisive wage hike

Welcomes DOLE pronouncement that should Congress adopt a new wage law, the Labor Department will adopt it The labor group Federation of Free Workers (FFW) urged the House leadership to pass the ₱150 wage hike across the nation as an emergency measure to cope with rising prices and...

LAGUNA REGIONAL HOSPITAL : From Vision to Reality

A tertiary government hospital with comprehensive medical services and facilities is set to rise in the province of Laguna. Congresswoman Ruth Hernandez and Governor Ramil Hernandez, together with Vice Governor Karen Agapay and 3rd District Congressman Amben Amante, led in the hospital’s groundbreaking ceremony in Bay, Laguna on...

Magna Prime Chemical Technologies, Inc. Is Now ISO 9001: 2015 CERTIFIED

Magna Prime Chemical Technologies, Inc., a prominent figure in the construction and chemical industry, has successfully realized its goal of acquiring an ISO 9001:2015, certified by SGS Philippines, the world's leading testing, inspection, and certification company. Fueled by its passion for excellence and the steadfast determination to fortify its position in...