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Did you know: Nick Joaquin

Today is the 10th death anniversary of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin. Born on May 4, 1917, in Paco, Manila, Joaquin wrote more than two dozen books, including “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino,” “The Woman who Had Two Navels,” “Manila: Sin City and Other Chronicles,” and several other plays and poems. As a journalist, he used the pseudonym Quijano de Manila. Joaquin was named National Artist for Literature in 1976. He died in 2004.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Friday was summer solstice, 2013’s longest day

National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin wrote a short story titled “Summer Solstice,” which tackles pagan love and fertility. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Friday was the longest day of 2013 in this part of the world, an event known as the summer solstice, the state weather bureau said.   The Philippines and other countries in the northern hemisphere experienced the longest daytime and shortest nighttime on June 21, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services […]

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doy Laurel: Forgotten patriot of Edsa I

CONSTANT GARDENER The late former Vice President Salvador Laurel raises Edsa I’s famous “L” for “Laban” sign on the campaign trail for the Cory-Doy tandem during the “snap election” in 1986. To his left is wife Celia Diaz-Laurel. INQUIRER PHOTO

The wild tree atop a hill overlooking the bustling town of San Pedro, as well as Laguna de Bay had always fascinated the late Salvador “Doy” Laurel as he traveled the highway.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nick Joaquin’s defense of the Quiapo ‘panata’

Too much nonsense has been said about Catholics being passive in worship.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Roces: Fiesta writer celebrated Filipino humor, hope, resilience

NATIONAL ARTIST for Literature Alejandro “Anding” Roces

(The author is the Art and Books editor of PDI’s Lifestyle section) MANILA, Philippines—Until he died of pneumonia on Monday, National Artist for Literature Alejandro R. Roces, 86, was the country’s best humorist and expert on the fiesta as a unique manifestation of Philippine culture and heritage. Humor and culture are strange bedfellows when taken […]

Posted: May 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »