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Humor, unity on display during Pia Wurtzbach’s homecoming parade

Humor, unity on display during Pia Wurtzbach’s homecoming parade

Text and photos by ALANAH TORRALBA REY Cortez, a longtime beauty pageant fan, works as an entertainer in Japan. He flew back to the..

January 27, 2016
Singing policemen offer unique crime-busting approach in Bohol

Singing policemen offer unique crime-busting approach in Bohol

By PROCOPIO RESABAL, JR  TAGBILARAN CITY – In a bus terminal in the capital one morning, as a bus going to Ubay town fills up with..

January 19, 2016
Tenor Arthur Espiritu shares lessons on taking care of one’s voice  

Tenor Arthur Espiritu shares lessons on taking care of one’s voice  

By ELIZABETH LOLARGA IN the world of classical music singing, talent isn’t enough. The voice must be cared for like the instrument of God..

January 15, 2016
Ten films that enriched Philippine cinema in  2015

Ten films that enriched Philippine cinema in  2015

By Jake Soriano (Screenshots from YouTube) It had been a most satisfying year for Philippine cineastes. Here are ten  films this year that..

December 29, 2015
Dog walk at UP Lantern Parade ushers in more responsible pet ownership

Dog walk at UP Lantern Parade ushers in more responsible pet ownership

By KHRYSTA IMPERIAL RARA THE  dogs that strutted and captured the hearts of many  at the recently-held Lantern Parade of the University..

December 23, 2015
QC café trains, employs persons with developmental disabilities

QC café trains, employs persons with developmental disabilities

Text and photos by ALANAH TORRALBA YSABELLA Canoy is busiest on Thursdays. It’s the day of the week when she juggles managing her café..

December 23, 2015
QC LGBT Pride celebration: More than just a parade

QC LGBT Pride celebration: More than just a parade

    By PATRICK KING PASCUAL  “MORE than the parade, more than the march and festival, this celebration is the delivery of actual..

December 13, 2015
PDAOs in Metro Manila

PDAOs in Metro Manila

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December 4, 2015
PWD population size affects LGU’s decision to create PDAO

PWD population size affects LGU’s decision to create PDAO

By YVETTE B. MORALES DESPITE a law mandating the creation of a Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in all cities and..

December 4, 2015
Taguig’s good practices—and what it missed

Taguig’s good practices—and what it missed

By VERLIE Q. RETULIN TAGUIG City prides itself as one of the first local government units to establish its own Persons with Disability..

December 4, 2015
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