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Gia Macuja Atchison on singing and mothering in London

Gia Macuja Atchison on singing and mothering in London

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN THE Atchison family in London is a classic case of devoted performing artists managing between engagements and..

October 22, 2014
PH book industry lags behind Asian counterparts

PH book industry lags behind Asian counterparts

    By HAZEL P. VILLA ILOILO City – The Philippines has a big market for books, with 88 percent of Filipino adults reading..

October 21, 2014
Music and memories on social media

Music and memories on social media

  By WINNIE VELASQUEZ AMID the aggravations that make living in Manila a daily test of human endurance, there is a group of kindred..

October 20, 2014
Dazzling grand pas and highly revealing contemporary works

Dazzling grand pas and highly revealing contemporary works

  By PABLO  A. TARIMAN IT is probably a good idea to mix popular grand pas with new works. Indeed, contemporary works need focus not just..

October 16, 2014
A PWD in love in ‘The Trial’

A PWD in love in ‘The Trial’

By PABLO A. TARIMAN FOR a change, actor John Lloyd Cruz departs from his ‘kilig’ movies to offer something different for Filipino..

October 15, 2014
Another case of art imitating life

Another case of art imitating life

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN AS the celebrated EDSA ‘huli-dap’ and the lifestyle check for police officers continue to hug the headlines,..

October 8, 2014
A daring, if, suspenseful birthday gala

A daring, if, suspenseful birthday gala

    By PABLO A. TARIMAN THE 50th birthday gala of Lisa Macuja Elizalde was an evening of virtual dance excitement and breath-taking..

October 6, 2014
Risk-taking in sex a major trigger in high HIV infections

Risk-taking in sex a major trigger in high HIV infections

  By DIANA G. MENDOZA “IF you don’t take risks, you won’t win.” “If you never try, you’ll never know.” The many twists and..

October 5, 2014
Actors on life in between soap operas

Actors on life in between soap operas

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN ABS CBN’s top-rating teleserye, “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon” is winding up October 10 after 17 weeks that..

October 4, 2014
Lopez Museum exhibit provokes discussion on arts and politics

Lopez Museum exhibit provokes discussion on arts and politics

  By NORMAN SISON A blown-up photo of a mini rally at the balcony of the Cultural Center of the Philippines 45 years ago at the..

September 26, 2014
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Founded in March 2008, VERA Files is published by veteran Filipino journalists taking a deeper look into current Philippine issues. Vera is Latin for “true.”
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