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Giant ‘kalamay’ to remind folks of cultural bedrock

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A “KAKANIN” (native delicacy) maker shows her skills in cooking “puto bumbong” during Siniloan’s Guilingan Festival on Aug. 26. The festival features a giant “kalamay atin” to revive the tradition of cooking local delicacies from “galapong.”  MARICAR P. CINCO

A giant “kalamay atin” stole the culinary stage during the 12th Guilingan Festival of Siniloan town.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Italian envoy pleads innocent of trafficking

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Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio, center, whose lawyers said he is suffering from kidney problems, grimaces as he arrives to attend his arraignment at the City Prosecutor’s office at Biñan, Laguna province, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The judge has canceled the arraignment after his lawyers requested for a review of their petition submitted at the Department of Justice. AP PHOTO/AARON FAVila

Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse and trafficking of three Filipino children.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Antigraft’ artists daub empty wall

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GRAFFITI and street artists in Laguna daub an empty wall in Los Baños, Laguna, to protest corruption in the government.  BENJIE VILLARUEL/CONTRIBUTOR

With a message loud and clear, an empty wall smeared with stylized calligraphy and grotesque images has become a vehicle to express what young minds may think of their government.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Art school still in the dark after ‘Glenda’

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FALLEN trees and toppled electric posts on Mount Makiling leave students of Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Baños, Laguna province, reeling in the dark since Typhoon “Glenda” struck on July 16. The government art school is seeking donations from the school’s alumni, artists’ groups and private individuals for the immediate repair of the facilities. PHOTOS COURTESY OF PHILIPPINE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

The country’s state-run high school for young talented artists has had to operate on a generator set and solar panels, a month after Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) knocked down power lines, resulting in a massive power outage in Luzon.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Transparency: It takes a village to do it

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A village in this city is showing the national government how simple it is to be transparent—just do it.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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