Masbate’s three-legged coconut tree spurs scientific interest
DOUBLE HIT Like a bent tripod struggling to support its lofty, leafy top, this coconut tree in Palanas, Masbate, took the brunt of two earthquakes 17 years apart. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Masbate’s three-legged coconut tree spurs scientific interest

Several decades since I defended my doctoral dissertation, my visits to Masbate had been few and far between, until I started preparing for a three-week field work on the island for my incoming class of geology seniors in July. On June 10, I had the chance to visit an oddly shaped coconut tree in Matugnao (“cool” or “cold” in Masbateno),...

An open letter to the next CCP artistic director
Chris Millado, former CCP Artistic Director, 2011-2022 —CCP PHOTO

An open letter to the next CCP artistic director

Dear Colleague, “Break a leg!” for taking on what could be the best arts management post in the country.   I wish you the most fulfilling time as you immerse in the hundreds of arts-related activities during your tenure. You will have the great fortune of experiencing and learning from hundreds of “live” shows in the performing arts, exhibits, festivals, publications,...

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