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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.
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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DOT Secretary Frasco: Thumbs up for highlight of authentic ecotourism in world’s first green travel mart
Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco has cited the forthcoming world’s first green travel mart, forum, and festival in the Philippines as a clear path in transforming “tourism with sustainability as a bedrock” principle. Frasco affirmed the vital support of the Department of Tourism (DOT) behind the International Ecotourism Travel...
Beat the summer heat with Mang Inasal’s Extra Creamy Halo-Halo
Summer’s here. And what better way to enjoy the season than with a deliciously char-grilled meal, paired with the milky creamy goodness of halo-halo? Mang Inasal, the country’s Grill Expert, has recently embarked on a. #SummerSarapAtMangInasal campaign that introduced a more affordable variant of its well-loved Halo-Halo. For only Php...
SM Prime helps address water scarcity in PH through water recycling in SM malls
Water scarcity is one of the biggest issues that the world is facing today. Defined as a problem that occurs when the demand for water exceeds the available water supply, water scarcity is seen as a problem that will only get worse, especially since water use continues...
SM Supermalls, ACTED, promotes inclusive growth of Bangsamoro women
Support these BARMM women-led cooperatives at The Podium this weekend Here’s to supporting the awesome womenpreneurs at SM. In celebration of Women's Month, SM Supermalls partners with the French Embassy and Agency For Technical Cooperation And Development (ACTED) to promote the sustainable and inclusive agriculture of women in the...
Silver Anvils on Conti’s Silver Year
Leading food brand Conti's Bakeshop and Restaurant has won its first-ever trophies from the Anvil Awards, the Oscars of the public relations industry in the Philippines. It’s also the first time the brand entered the annual awards. The homegrown company founded 25 years ago by the Conti sisters...
World TB Day 2023: Catching up with tuberculosis in the Philippines
Working closely with the Manila Health Department, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins SansFrontières (MSF), an international humanitarian organization, conducts screening activities for tuberculosis in Tondo, Manila. When Amalia, 42 years old, received her tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, she thought she would end up like her mother. "My mother, it was...
Irreplaceable marine resources of Verde Island Passage under threat from oil spill
The priceless marine resources and famously pristine beaches of the Verde Island Passage (VIP) in the Southern Tagalog region remain under threat from swaths of thick black oil from the MT Princess Empress tanker that sank off Naujan, Occidental Mindoro, last Feb. 28. Located between Batangas and Mindoro,...
Celebrating 100 Years of Accountancy in the country
For the centennial celebration of the accounting profession, the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) in collaboration with the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy and the sectoral organizations of accountancy lined up several activities for the week-long celebration. Participating organizations were ACPAPP (Association of Certified Public Accountants...
SM Xiamen Phase III wins “2022 Best Architectural Design Award”
Commercial complexes newly-opened or completed before Y2023 in Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan are eligible to submit nominations for the 2022 Best Architectural Design Award and will be judged from the dimensions of overall planning, architectural design, landscape design, and interior design. SM Xiamen Phase...
TESDA, ECOP join forces for enhanced tech-voc implementation
Skills development and training in the country are set to be further strengthened after the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the business community forged an agreement that will address skills-job mismatch and unemployment. Last Mar. 14, TESDA Director General Danilo P. Cruz and Employers Confederation...
Pag-IBIG releases P53.76B cash loans in 2022; Assists record-high 2.61M members
Pag-IBIG Fund disbursed P53.76 billion in cash loans, otherwise known as short-term loans, benefitting a record-high 2,612,491 members in 2022, agency officials stated Tuesday (21 Mar. 2023). For 2022, the amount of short-term loans released by the agency increased by 21% or P9.46 billion compared to the P44.30...
Jehovah’s Witnesses invite public to Memorial, special talk in April
Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world and in the Philippines are inviting the public to join them as they gather to commemorate the most important event of the year for Christians — the annual observance of Jesus Christ’s death. Also called the Memorial of Jesus’ death, the event will...