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Different is okay, ‘The Wong Kids’ shows Deaf community

Different is okay, ‘The Wong Kids’ shows Deaf community

Text and photos by ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO HARNESSING their superpowers, siblings Violet and Bruce Wong embark on a space journey to save..

September 20, 2016
Filipino Paralympian swims for silverware in Rio

Filipino Paralympian swims for silverware in Rio

Text and Photos by ALANAH TORRALBA THE country’s representative in swimming at the Rio Paralympic Games, the equivalent of the Olympics..

September 10, 2016
New book on Mindanao peace provides Duterte gov’t crucial insights

New book on Mindanao peace provides Duterte gov’t crucial insights

By JAKE SORIANO CANBERRA, Australia — The Duterte administration waging a brutal war against illegal drugs has earned the Philippines all..

September 8, 2016
Bohol art community celebrates life of painting icon Nene Lungay as they grieve her passing

Bohol art community celebrates life of painting icon Nene Lungay as they grieve her passing

By COOPER RESABAL TAGBILARAN City – Nene Lungay is in the hearts of the grieving art and culture community of Bohol. Artist Hermogena..

September 5, 2016
A Schubert song cycle triumphs amidst torrential rain

A Schubert song cycle triumphs amidst torrential rain

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN  WHO would brave a maddening Friday night traffic and a torrential rain to listen to a Schubert song cycle..

September 3, 2016
Deaf and bisexual and loud and proud

Deaf and bisexual and loud and proud

By FEONA IMPERIAL SEVEN o’clock on a Monday morning, the train station is swarming with commuters. After hours of queueing, it is Bibo..

August 31, 2016
PWDs pin hopes on online job matchmaker

PWDs pin hopes on online job matchmaker

By ARIANNE CHRISTIAN TAPAO IT’S A platform like no other, and a first in the Philippines. The website daretohiremenow.com is a..

August 30, 2016
Cinemalaya 2016: showcase of Filipino talent, substance and relevance

Cinemalaya 2016: showcase of Filipino talent, substance and relevance

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I hope the movies shown in the recent Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival would be shown in commercial theaters..

August 15, 2016
Speeding but not getting home

Speeding but not getting home

By IRA V. PANGANIBAN Nine days before Christmas three years ago, a Don Mariano bus fell off the Skyway in Bicutan, Taguig and landed on a..

August 12, 2016
Obstructions make some Metro Manila roads disappear 

Obstructions make some Metro Manila roads disappear 

By BRENDA BARRIENTOS-VALLARTA The Senate Committee on Public Services on Wednesday started to hear proposals to grant President Rodrigo..

August 12, 2016
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