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Shrinking screens, bigger bucks

By Pola Esguerra del Monte Assistant editor, BWorld University   The 1280x720 screen burst to life. Little people, now smaller than ever, begin talking in front of the...

MMFF Postmortem: How did this year’s festival go? It depends on who...

By Zsarlene B. Chua “Satisfactory,” was how Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda, spokesperson of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2015 described the recently concluded film festival,...

Where the money goes

ACCORDING to Metro Manila Film Festival spokesperson Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda, half the festival revenues come from cinemas in Metro Manila, and the rest from...

Holidays without ham?

Bacon is bad. And so is ham, beef jerky, and all other kinds of processed meat. So said a report by the International Agency for Research...

The world’s most luxurious Christmas Trees look like works of art

It’s that time of year again, when you drag home a tree, unwrap your ornaments, and schlep out to the store to buy replacement...

It’s never too late to take up sports

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo On the surface, sports like basketball, volleyball and biking may seem mundane, best left to be learned early in life,...

Meet the 'ASIAN BUSINESS TRAVELER'

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter A recent study commissioned by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) lifts the veil on the travel habits of Asian business travelers...

The Filipino Mom in the digital world

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz Filipino mothers are tech-savvy. They are online, are mobile first, and are the decision makers for household purchases. This is according...

A walk in the park

By Victoria Fritz NEOGAN, a tiny village in Tagaytay city, is home to the Philippines’ only world-class restaurant (Antonio’s is the only restaurant in the...

ART in PUBLIC SPACES

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz, Reporter There are those who think that art is elitist, with prized objects hidden from view in posh museums, hard-to-find...

Be your own boss while helping others

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Some are destined to be secretaries. Others are called to be teachers. Many choose to be nurses. While our...

Building the cities of tomorrow

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman QUEZON CITY, the largest and the most populated city in Metro Manila, is now 75, and to mark the occasion,...

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...

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,...

Boom time for Filipino writers

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman PRINT’S NOT DEAD. Philippine Literature is not dead. It’s alive and perhaps, livelier than ever before. Does one need proof? Of...

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...

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.”...

NOW HIRING: Must be slim

By Nickky de Guzman WE REGRET to inform you that you have not been selected for the position you are applying for, because you are fat. Or that...

The torogan house : Beyond the bahay kubo

By Carmencita A. Carilla DAVAO CITY -- The last remaining habitable torogan, a traditional Maranao abode for the village royal family, was declared in 1998...

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...

Amid traffic, airport woes, will you ‘Visit the Philippines Again 2016?’

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman THERE will be 10 regular holidays and nine special non-working days in 2016, the Palace recently announced. Are you...

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...