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Virgin Labfest 2020: Kapit, extended

Virgin Labfest 2020: Kapit, extended

BY NESTOR CUARTERO * JUST A THOUGHT: “It’s feast or famine in showbiz.” – Joan Rivers VIRGIN LABFEST: The online edition of Virgin Labfest 2020: Kapit has been so successful that an extended run on Vimeo has been set up. The new run started July 2 and will be available until July 15. For two […]

Malacañang origin

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   JUNE 24 is Manila Day. Did you know that in the late 16th century, Manila was a walled Muslim settlement? It was led by a ruler who collected tax and customs duties on all commerce that passed the Pasig River. Spanish conquistadors under the leadership of Miguel López […]

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On Father’s Day

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO   *   JUST A THOUGHT: “Nurture life, life will nurture you.” – Donald Hicks * OH, MY PAPA: Fathers are a mystery to man. Children grow up usually either in awe or in fear of them. Unlike mothers whose role in our life is well defined from the moment we […]

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Rizal, kuripot?

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Rizal, kuripot?

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   TODAY, June 19, is the birthday of our national hero, Jose Rizal. Here’s a peek into Rizal’s character as revealed by Ambeth Ocampo in a little story about his ways with money. Rizal was stingy, or so Ambeth writes in his book, “Rizal Without the Overcoat.” One time, […]

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3 stars

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3 stars

BY KIM ATIENZA   *   HAPPY Independence Day! The three stars in the Philippine flag originally stood for Luzon, Panay and Mindanao. While most Filipinos today know that the three stars represent the three major island groups – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao – the stars were originally meant to represent Luzon, Panay and Mindanao […]

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PLDT-Smart Gabay Kalikasan premieres musical revue

  IN celebration of World Environment Day (WED) 2020 today, June 5, PLDT and Smart, through Gabay Kalikasan, premieres a timely and relevant all-original musical revue billed “Songs for a Changed World: COVID and Climate Change.” The Gabay Kalikasan show will feature popular music interpreted by outstanding talents in Philippine theatre, specifically the cast and […]

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