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‘Pamana’: Archery enthusiasts aim at heritage target

Every Tuesday and Friday on a grassy lot behind the University of the Philippines’ (UP) Albert Hall in Diliman, Quezon City, enthusiasts are shooting arrows at a circular straw target from different distances. Rather than hitting the bull’s eye and running up points as in competitive archery, they are focused on perfecting the athletic art...

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Celebrating multi-identities and diversity

This year, Philippine sports got a big boost by the performance of its women’s national football team. In February, the team, Filipinas, reached the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup, thus qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In May, it copped a first-ever medal finish (bronze) at the 31st Southeast Asian Games. And...

‘A sharp bite in its unassuming quiet’
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‘A sharp bite in its unassuming quiet’

“Moon Hanging Low Over My Window and Other Poems,” a book of poetry written by Babeth Lolarga and published by UST Publishing House, will be available for pre-orders starting Aug. 1.  Readers who will pre-order via Shopee will get the title for a special price of ₱520. The pre-order link will be made available when the...

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Cinemalaya: back with a vengeance

Through the years since 2005, the Cinemalaya festival, a project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), has been providing the more discerning moviegoers—many of them young people—some memorable films. During that first year, one of the independently produced  movies in the full-length category was “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros.” It did not win...