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Concerned citizens of Bohol launch campaign to stop vote buying

Concerned citizens of Bohol launch campaign to stop vote buying

By COOPER RESABAL  ON election week, residents of many barangays in the island province of Bohol usually greet each other with this..

April 6, 2016
Bontoc woman is a human rights icon

Bontoc woman is a human rights icon

By DESIREE CALUZA BAGUIO CITY— She is a mother to every Cordilleran. To many she is “Mother Petra.” With clenched fists, hers were..

March 30, 2016
Norman Sison

Norman Sison

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I haven’t bidden Norman goodbye properly and I feel bad about it. Norman is a very good writer and it was a..

March 28, 2016
The light and shadows in Raul Isidro’s landscapes

The light and shadows in Raul Isidro’s landscapes

  By WINNIE VELASQUEZ “EVERYDAY is a painting day for me,” said Raul Isidro a few hours before his nth exhibit opened March 16 at..

March 24, 2016
Classical guitar dominates mid-March concerts

Classical guitar dominates mid-March concerts

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN IT’S a week of classical guitar in the Philippines. Japanese classical guitarist Tomonori Arai and the Duo..

March 13, 2016
Carmen Brias rekindles love affair with Manila

Carmen Brias rekindles love affair with Manila

By WINNIE VELASQUEZ CARMEN Brias rekindles her love affair with her country of birth in “In a New Light,” an exhibit of her..

March 12, 2016
Where not to post campaign materials

Where not to post campaign materials

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL TARPAULINS and posters of candidates vying for national posts are everywhere, from billboards, vehicles and lamp..

March 10, 2016
Is that so? Escudero, Roxas trade barbs on poverty: Whose home province is worse off?

Is that so? Escudero, Roxas trade barbs on poverty: Whose home province is worse off?

STATEMENT: On separate occasions, candidates Mar Roxas and Chiz Escudero accused each other of not doing enough for their respective home..

March 3, 2016
A Lucio San Pedro classic stuns Pilipinas Got Talent jury

A Lucio San Pedro classic stuns Pilipinas Got Talent jury

By PABLO A. TARIMAN IN a talent search where participants outdo each other aping American singing idols,  Francis Anne Virtudazo, made a..

March 2, 2016
Is that so? Poe says PH 5th largest coconut producer

Is that so? Poe says PH 5th largest coconut producer

STATEMENT: During the first Comelec-sponsored PiliPinas Debates 2016 on Feb. 21, independent presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe said,:..

March 1, 2016
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