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‘Balagtasan’ and ‘kundiman’ finals highlight National Poetry Day rites

The Quezon City government is leading rites to mark this year’s National Poetry Day (Pambansang Araw ng Pagtula) on Nov. 22, the birthday of eminent Filipino poet and “King of Balagtasan” Jose Corazon de Jesus, popularly known as Huseng Batute. Huseng Batute’s legacy of patriotism through poetry continues with activities organized by the Quezon City...

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Forum on women’s movement against gender-based violence

Stories of local and global practices in the movement against violence against women and gender-based violence will be shared by three resource persons in the first Maureen C. Pagaduan Memorial Public Forum Series on Nov. 18, Saturday, 1-4 p.m., at the University of the Philippines’ College of Social Work and Community Development in Diliman, Quezon...

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Ramon Magsaysay Award marks 65 years of honoring ‘greatness of spirit’ in Asia

The year 2023 marks the 65th anniversary of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s premier prize and highest honor. To commemorate this milestone year, the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) is mounting events and programs as part of an 18-month celebration. The Award, named after the globally respected President Ramon Magsaysay of the Philippines, was established...

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Tourism chief cites world’s 1st green travel mart for authentic ecotourism

The world’s first green travel mart to be held in the Philippines is firmly on track with Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco citing it as a clear path in transforming “tourism with sustainability as a bedrock” principle. Frasco has affirmed the vital support of the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the International Ecotourism Travel Mart (IETM)...

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PARAW Back on the high seas

ILOILO CITY—On the eve of the 50th Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta Festival on March 18, artists were hard at work on the colorful sails that would power the native double-outrigger boats in competition.  The Philippines’ biggest traditional boat sailing event—the oldest in Asia—returned after a three-year hiatus imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The 30-kilometer race on...

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Global broker hosts annual dinner for partners worldwide

BANGKOK—More than 600 employees and business partners of the global broker ATFX gathered here recently for its annual thanksgiving dinner. The event, held after three years of the Covid-19 pandemic, served as a celebration of the company’s success and an opportunity to widen business opportunities for its partners in the Philippines and the rest of...

Unforgettable: More than a million mourners turned up for Ninoy Aquino’s funeral
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Unforgettable: More than a million mourners turned up for Ninoy Aquino’s funeral

Editor’s Note: Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s assassination upon arriving at the motherland from the United States on Aug. 21, 1983, drew widespread outrage that fanned the slow burn over the excesses of the dictatorship. These dramatic black and white photos of Ninoy Aquino’s funeral cortège were taken by the freelance photojournalist Alberto “Bullit” Marquez, who...