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National Artist to lecture on Philippine literary history

National Artist Virgilio S. Almario, also known as Rio Alma, will give a major lecture on a seldom-visited period in Philippine literary history and launch two books on criticism and one on erotic poetry on March 7 at Teresita Quirino Theater, University of Santo Tomas (UST).

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

QC to distribute iPads, books in 37 public schools

Mayor Herbert Bautista  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered the distribution of nearly P17.2 million worth of learner’s kits, including iPads and books, for the use of grades IV and V pupils in 37 local public schools.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Book Share to start next week

THE Reading Ruffolos (www.readingruffolos.com), an advocacy and legacy blog started by Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, will be hosting the first ever “Book Share” on Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Corner Library of the University of San Carlos (USC) on P. Del Rosario Street, Cebu City. Book Share is a platform for people from [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘R’ is for Rizal; ‘h’ is for hero

Statue of Dr. Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If there is one person who could be described by each letter of the alphabet, it is no less than Jose Rizal himself, said poet and author Vim Nadera.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The ‘polite age’?


Romancing With Words” is the title of a book, published this week, by University of San Carlos Press.  It documents  the life and work of a  talented, restless writer who morphed  from a public relations flack into a seasoned radio journalist on the  Internet  Revolution’s cusp. Dr.  Erlinda Alburo, who led the Cebuano Studies Center,  [...]

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The book


According to Wikipedia, the love of books is bibliophilia or bibliophilism. The person who loves books is a bibliophile. A bookworm is someone who loves books for their content, or who loves reading. I grew up a bibliophile. My late dad was one and so his collection of books, fiction and non-fiction were my favorite [...]

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Little book with big thoughts on nature

Small things done are better than big things planned, a 34-year-old climate change activist believes.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘A visual feast of the personal and the political’


Like a compelling snapshot perfectly timed and framed is what best describes this spontaneous but daring project—a photography book—by young publisher Rocel Ann Junio.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

US prize-winning ‘Mambo Kings’ author dead at 62

This Sept. 7, 2000 file photo shows author Oscar Hijuelos at a reception for the Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington. Hijuelos, a Cuban-American novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1989 novel “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” and whose work often captured the loss and triumphs of the Cuban immigrant experience, has died. He was 62. Hijuelos died of a heart attack in New York City, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, while playing tennis, according to his agent, Jennifer Lyons. AP/Stephen J. Boitano

Oscar Hijuelos, the Cuban-American author best known for his Pulitzer-prize winning novel “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,” died in New York age 62, US media reported Sunday.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Run for books

THE Compostela Central School batch 1994 will hold a fun run themed as “Takbo para sa isang libro” on Nov. 30.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu storytelling group gives life to books

Nicolo Nasol, a copy editor of a publishing firm, had thought the Basadours was another group of people who simply loved reading books. The group actually goes beyond reading and gives life to books, he learned after meeting some members and joining their activities. “The group was beyond what I expected. I joined storytelling sessions [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Storytelling group gives life to books

Members of the Basadours come from diverse backgrounds but they share the common desire to spread the love of reading. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Nicolo Nasol, a copy editor of a publishing firm, had thought the Basadours was another group of people who simply loved reading books.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Councilor pushes for additional mobile library services in QC


An outreach program for students through a mobile library has been proposed by a Quezon City councilor to help rekindle an interest in books.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
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  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
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  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
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  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
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