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Hokusai Katsushika was a painter during Edo Period (1615 -1868) in Japan and he was also best known for his woodblock prints. The Great Wave or The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Japan’s most iconic work of art in 19th century, (created as woodblock prints -25.7cm x 37.8cm), has become the most famous of his series of prints titled “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji “ and one of the best recognized works of Japanese art in the world.

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THE death of five people attending an open-air concert at the parking lot of the Mall of Asia in Pasay City last weekend underscores the big problem of drugs in the country today, a problem which President-elect Duterte has vowed to eradicate in three to six months.

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I believe that every single one of us makes mistakes. And if everyone makes mistakes, then the issue must be not the mistake itself, but what we do with it.

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Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte appears determined to lock horns with the Roman Catholic Church by going against its beliefs.

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Cecile’s way

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WHEN Cecile Licad lets down her hair – when she’s wearing jeans, a loose Indian shirt and sandals, for example, she sweeps it up into a perky samurai knot on the top of her head and lets the loose strands fall or stick out where they may.

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IN the same spirit as his visit to Cuba last December, United States (US) President Barack Obama went to Hanoi, Vietnam, last Monday. As the visit to Cuba ended five decades of Cold War hostility between the two Western Hemisphere neighbors, the visit to Hanoi sought to transform an old enemy in the Vietnam War of 1958-1975 into a new partner for peace in our part of the world.

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