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State honors set for country’s first-ever Muslim national artist

National artist and sculptor Abdulmari Asia Imao. FACEBOOK PHOTO/Toym Leon Imao/Galerie Joaquin

The country’s first Muslim national artist, Dr. Abdulmari Asia Imao, will be accorded full state honors on his funeral as part of the government’s tribute for his contributions to art and culture.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Butch del Castillo, veteran scribe; 73


Veteran newspaperman, columnist and radio broadcaster Romeo “Butch” del Castillo died on Friday after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 73.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nazario A. Taroy; 79

PRAYERS FOR THE “MISSING” The central plaza of Manila North Cemetery is where families light candles and say prayers after failing to locate the tombs of their loved ones on All Saints’ Day  in the 57-hectare public graveyard. JOAN BONDOC

Nazario A. Taroy died last Monday night, November 24, due to colon cancer. He was 79.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vicente Paterno, ex-senator; 89

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Former Sen. Vicente Paterno, a man whose integrity was rarely matched, whether in public service or the private sector, died Friday at age 89.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former Senator Vicente Paterno dies


Former Senator Vicente Paterno passed away in his sleep on Friday morning. He was 89. “His health had deteriorated as he advanced into his late eighties, but he took these setbacks in stride and continued to work on his various advocacies as best he could. His final effort was the publication of his autobiography, On My Terms, which he wrote for his grandchildren,” a statement from his family read.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »