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Taiwan’s Christmas offering: Watch a movie, win a mountain bike

Taiwan’s Christmas offering: Watch a movie, win a mountain bike

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS DO you want to win a mountain bike, a laptop, a 42-inch TV, and a cellphone? Watch a short film titled “Together..

December 16, 2014
Former Rep. Jun Lozada shares his cancer treatment the Fuda way

Former Rep. Jun Lozada shares his cancer treatment the Fuda way

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FORMER Ambassador and Negros Occ. Rep. Apolinario “Jun” Lozada, Jr. relates his story on how he got to..

December 14, 2014
A Spaniard comes home to las Filipinas

A Spaniard comes home to las Filipinas

  By NORMAN SISON PAINTINGS are like stories sometimes. They are not simply works of the creative mind. They also have things to tell. But..

December 11, 2014
Mountaineers touch lives in places where few bother to go

Mountaineers touch lives in places where few bother to go

  By CHERRY JOY G. VENILES Photos: UP OUTDOOR RECREATION GROUP, EGA ALCARAZ, RICHARCD ONGSICO PAGSANGAHAN,General Nakar – “In 2004,..

December 1, 2014
Filipino-Spanish ties move in step with flamenco

Filipino-Spanish ties move in step with flamenco

  By NORMAN SISON THINK of Spain and you will most likely think of bullfights, paella, jamon — and, of course, flamenco. The Spanish..

November 22, 2014
Manicani: A tough little island

Manicani: A tough little island

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS Photos by ACE ESMERALDA and ELLEN TORDESILLAS MANICANI  today hardly bears signs of the havoc wrought by..

November 19, 2014
HK protest echoes 1986 People Power revolt

HK protest echoes 1986 People Power revolt

  By NORMAN SISON   HONG KONG — Anywhere you look, the street has shades of yellow. Yellow ribbons are pinned on the lapels of..

November 19, 2014
Celebrating the blessings of rice

Celebrating the blessings of rice

  By YOLANDA L. PUNSALAN  RICE is the staple food for more than half the world’s population and one-fifth of the world’s..

November 16, 2014
Dance docu relates travails of the Filipino danseur

Dance docu relates travails of the Filipino danseur

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN BALLET has a freak history in the country even as Manila saw the world-famous Russian dance icon Anna Pavlova as..

November 15, 2014
Teaching in silence

Teaching in silence

By JOHN PAUL ECARMA MAUNES CEBU CITY— It is a typical morning rush in a community public school in Barangay Bulacao, Pardo in Cebu City...

November 5, 2014
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