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Net satisfaction with the national administration

PUBLIC SATISFACTION with the performance of the national government (NG) hit its highest point in one-and-a-half years last quarter, boosted by marked improvements in...

State of Philippine mental health care

Today, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Mental Health Atlas (pdf), showing...

PR: Truth or spin?

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman While the perpetual crusade of the marketing industry is “truth in advertising,” a key criticism of marketers, advertisers, and...

‘Peacocking’ men may boost pink iPhone as hue fades with women

LET’S FACE IT, the “rose gold” iPhone 6 is pink. We all know it. It doesn’t even seem as if Apple tried very hard to...

Pan taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure

NEW YORK — In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe...

Modern Etiquette: Caution required when dealing with e-mail

By Mary Mitchell LIKE IT OR NOT, we all are responsible for our own communication. E-mail evokes almost unprecedented cultural and generational challenges. Why, you ask?...

Pink lake, treehouses and African beats in Senegal

By Makini Brice LAC ROSE, SENEGAL — Approaching Senegal’s sand dune-flanked Lac Rose, overcast skies hid the sun and, at first, obscured the vibrant pink...

HENERAL LUNA: a cinematic revolution

By Zsarlene Chua, Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Joseph Garcia  UNLIKE THE BLOODY assassination scene where katipuneros shoot and stab the lead character to death, Heneral Luna —...

The movie and historical accuracy

THE FILM HENERAL LUNA, which has received much praise from critics and audience members, is notable for its commitment to producing a historically accurate...

Walang sayang!: The art of turning trash into sustainable treasures

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman A BUSH fire in California ignited Pedro “Pete” Delantar’s passion to save what is left of Mother Earth one...

You’re the Worst: The romantic comedy for people who loathe romantic...

The Binge By Jessica Zafra THE FIRST TIME we see Jimmy Shive-Overly, he is taking pictures of his genitals with those cute disposable “Help us make...

Thrilla in Manila

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Reporter IT WAS WIDELY believed to have been used as a “tactic” by the government then to divert the attention...

Ready for SEA Games 2019

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo FROM its humble beginnings in the late 1950s when it was still known as the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games, the...

(1) New Notification: Your candidate is now online

By Pola E. del Monte    YOUR CANDIDATE is now online. Political campaigning has expanded beyond the realm of TV, radio, and print media. Today,...

What TV shows do CEOs watch?

The Binge by Jessica Zafra Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chair and CEO, Ayala Corp. Current favorites • Rectify • Deutschland 83 • Mr. Robot • Boardwalk Empire • The Honorable Woman •...

Art with a colonial flavor

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO -- With cobblestone streets and no traffic lights, San Miguel de Allende has the look of a sleepy Mexican town. But...

Australian Nutella lovers make fun with personalized labels

SYDNEY -- An Australian marketing campaign that lets people personalize their jars of chocolate spread has not gone to plan, with participants designing labels...

From #instafame to insta-money:The business of blogging

By Pola Esguerra del Monte A PICTURE is worth a thousand words -- and a thousand pesos, if the caption indicates that it was taken...

Around the world at the Milan Expo

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia THERE WAS just one reason why I wanted to go to Milan this summer -- the world’s fair, called Expo...

Agimat in the museum

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz WE KNOW of agimat and anting-anting -- Filipino amulets or talismans -- as those metal trinkets sold outside Quiapo church...

What to see this week

5 films to see from Sept. 18-Sept. 25, 2015 Silong A DOCTOR helps a bloodied young woman he finds on the road one night, only to find...

Tributes to four National Artists @ 100

IMAGINE that? It is the centennial of not one, not two -- but four of our National Artists this year! In the past two...

The School of Life: Learning outside the classroom

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman THERE’S more to a child’s education than ABCs and 123s. In the words of a genius, Albert Einstein, who...

Meet dance master Paul Harris

HE CHOREOGRAPHED the wand-fight sequences in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, earning him the title “the world’s only wand combat choreographer.”...

Your weekend guide

EVENTS The OK Bikol Association Inc., and the regional offices of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Tourism, hold the annual...

Old-school narrative at Palanca Awards

By Juan EY Arcellana MANY years ago a student dropped out of professor Gemino Abad’s poetry class at the University of the Philippines because...

The parallel worlds of Ramon Magsaysay awardees

By Pola Esguerra del Monte This story began with death — the death, 58 years ago, of the President whom the Filipino people fondly called...

Gawad Plaridel for Ricky Lee

By Susan Claire Agbayani Ricardo Lee, the Philippines’ most prominent screenwriter and one of most influential figures in the film industry, was awarded the 2015...

PETA looks back (and forward)

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz THE Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), in its long history, has found a new, revamped identity in the limelight because...

Negros Oriental as water capital

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman HOME to 79 natural lakes and 451 rivers, and being an archipelago, thus surrounded by water, the Philippines faces...