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Did you know: Pantaleon Lopez death anniversary

Today, Sept. 22, is the 102nd death anniversary of playwright and dramatist Pantaleon Lopez. Born on July 27, 1872, in Pandacan, he is known for many of his plays including “Ang Infierno,” “Zarzuelang Tagalog,” Tindang Tagalog” and “La Independencia.” He died in 1912.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Screenwriter Ricky Lee lived 3 lives in detention

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REUNION OF EX-DETAINEES Multiawarded author Ricky Lee (third from left) and fellow former martial law detainees are shown above during their reunion last year. From left are National Artist Bien Lumbera, Fanny Garcia, Lee, Jo-Ann Maglipon, Gil Quito and Flor Caagusan.  PHOTO COURTESY OF RICKY LEE

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Carlos Bulosan legacy lives on

TERESITA DACPANO, head of the information and publication office of the University of Eastern Pangasinan, with the memorabilia on Carlos Bulosan displayed at the UEP Museum in Binalonan, Pangasinan. photo by Gabriel Cardinoza

Fifty-eight years after his death in 1956, writer Carlos Bulosan continues to inspire his town mates in Binalonan town in Pangasinan province.   “Of course, we are very proud of him. He is our hero and he is an inspiration to the people,” said Teresita Dacpano, head of information and publication office of the University […]

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Jose Garcia Villa

Today, Aug. 5, is the 106th birth anniversary of the poet, fictionist, and National Artist for Literature Jose Garcia Villa. Born in Singalong, Manila, in 1908, Villa introduced the reversed consonance rime scheme, including the comma poems that made full use of the punctuation mark in an innovative, poetic way. He was given the National Artist Award in 1973. Villa died on Feb. 7, 1997.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Literary judges quit as Singapore gay book row escalates

Gay rights supporters form a giant pink dot at "Speakers' Corner" in Singapore on June 28, 2014. A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore June 28, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the city-state despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

A censorship row in Singapore escalated Wednesday when judges of a literary prize quit over the national library’s plans to destroy three children’s books deemed to be pro-homosexual.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »