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Origins of Benguet mummification

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IN REPOSE throughout the centuries, a mummy is interred with rows of human skulls at the Opdas burial cave in Kabayan, Benguet, in this 1981 photograph. Carving detail beside the mummy shows samples of tattoo designs preserved on the skin of some of the mummies. TOMMY HAFALLA/CONTRIBUTOR

The sciences, both human and applied, are picking up from where oral traditions left off in explaining lingering questions over the practice of mummification in Benguet.   But scholars and experts still differ over several key aspects of a practice that has been extinct for centuries. For instance, the jury is still out on the [...]

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Recoletos educators meet to keep informed, inspired

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The Recoletos Educational Apostolate in the Philippines (REAP) will hold its first National Recollect Educators’ Congress (NREC) at its flagship school, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (SSC-R) in Manila. To be held from April 16 to 18, the intellectual gathering of educators, administrators and nonteaching personnel aims to develop a deeper understanding of the Recollect identity, history [...]

Posted: April 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Lea, Monique, Honey and Winnie (and Noy, Bongbong, Jinggoy and us)

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MANILA, Philippines—Bright moments have been taking place in current events that give us cause for delight and optimism. Women brave and true have been scintillating, bringing their talents, hearts and minds to private and public concerns. Smart, articulate, credible women who have been doing their homework. You’d be sorry not to have them on your [...]

Posted: April 24th, 2011 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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