By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared “void” the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino’s (KWF) twin directives placing under preventive suspension the agency’s human resource officer who earlier blew the whistle on the KWF head for his unauthorized alteration of the country’s name from Pilipinas to Filipinas.
COTABATO CITY—A bill seeking to protect the freedom of Muslim women to wear “hijab,” a traditional Muslim head gear, is being supported by Muslim lawmakers, according to the bill’s proponent, Rep. Sitti Djalia Hataman, of the Anak Mindanao party list group. Hataman, wife of Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, [...]
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Ilonggos refused to be held down by the destruction of Super Typhoon Yolanda as hundreds of thousands packed the streets of this city on Sunday, the final day of the Dinagyang Festival.
By Grace Ayson
It has been three months since I first stepped onto your soil. The gust of cold air that greeted me at Heathrow [airport] should have been fair warning to my tropical senses of how unpredictable your weather can be.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which pummeled Iloilo and Aklan, among other provinces, in November, has failed to dampen preparations for the Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo and the Dinagyang in Iloilo City which are held in January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
One hundred years after it was erected, the Rizal memorial statue (Rizal Monument) was declared a national cultural treasure on Monday by the National Museum of the Philippines.
To highlight the religious significance and cultural importance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, a councilor has sought the declaration of Jan. 9 as a special nonworking holiday in the City of Manila.
By Julie M. Aurelio
The country will be ushering in 2014 through “Juan Time,” a renewed government campaign to banish its notoriously tardy counterpart, “Filipino Time.”
By Nathaniel R. Melican
A government heritage expert has said that as much as possible, national monuments should be left untouched in reaction to the unveiling last week of an ambitious plan by Caloocan officials to revamp the Bonifacio Monument Circle.
By Erika Sauler
An artwork of award-winning sculptor Juan Sajid Imao was discovered missing over the weekend at the Kanlungan ng Sining (Artists’ Haven), a complex in Rizal Park, Manila, which showcases art pieces.
By Jerome Aning
, Jocelyn R. Uy
Heritage conservationists on Tuesday mourned the damage to historic churches in Bohol and Cebu, a major source of tourism income and cultural pride of these provinces.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
After historical landmarks sustained heavy damage from the 7.2 quake that hit most of Visayas and parts of Mindanao Tuesday, national cultural agencies banded together to form a task force that would restore these sites to their former glory.
By Dennis Atienza Maliwanag
More than 5,000 babies have been born to underage mothers in South Cotabato over the past four years and population officials blame it on excessive media access, poor parenting, peer pressure and tribal culture.