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Did you know: F. Sionil Jose

National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose was born on Dec. 3, 1924. A multiawarded fictionist, his works have been translated into several languages, including Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian, Dutch and Bahasa Indonesia.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

What are students reading these days, if at all?


Teaching is not always exciting and stimulating in class, with great intellectual ideas and perspectives bouncing back and forth. There are times when a professor can be quite exasperated at having to face the reality that many students, even graduate students, simply do not read.

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

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 »