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For your eyes

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For your eyes

The movie is more than its title suggests, but watch it for two reasons other than Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay, Paulo Avelino. Those two reasons are 1) Cebu as it has never been cinematographed before, and 2) Ricky Davao as you have never imagined him before.

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Spirit of Malate

UNTIL Rep. Cristal Bagatsing of Manila’s fifth district told us about her Balik Saya project starting off with a design competition for the best “baro’t saya” look of Maria Clara, how many of us would’ve bothered to guess that Ermita-Malate is the home of 17 colleges and universities?

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Regally simple

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Regally simple

NO phalanx of a dozen godparents or principal sponsors, not a single one, not even a secondary sponsor for veil, cord, array, whatever. No maid of honor and bridesmaids, just a trio of flower girls and two pageboys. No cleavage or miniskirt in sight, but of course it was a church wedding, even if a royal one. And except for the (borrowed) diamonds that crowned the bride’s head, the solitaire on her finger, the studs on her ears, and the bracelet on her wrist, I have seen more candlepower, or carat power, at many a wedding in Manila!

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Mr. Baler

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Mr. Baler

THEY don’t make men like Edgardo Angara anymore. He was 83 but it will not be an exaggeration to say that up to his last day he led an active life dictated by a perenially active mind. He read and he wrote books, the day’s 24 hours were too short for all the things he aimed to achieve in a lifetime equivalent to five or ten or a dozen more.

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90, the new 60

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90, the new 60

AT age 92, the newly elected prime minister of Malaysia, Mohamad Mahathir, is showing the world that 90 is the new 70 (might 60 be a more fitting analogy?). In the Philippines, former President Fidel V. Ramos, who turned 90 last March, is still doing contortionist acts by boarding his vehicle through the window, not the door. Tony Pastor continues to sing and play the piano like a professional performer any chance he gets – he sings in church, too – as if in preparation for his 90th birthday coming up in November.

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What next?

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What next?

Yes, the public has been polarized by the ouster of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Polarized into three factions: those who know the law, those who are blissfully unaware of its complexities, and those who think they know the law.

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