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  • All Metro Manila mayors complied with clearing order: DILG
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 4:08 am

    All 12 mayors in Metro Manila complied with President Rodrigo Duterte's order to remove illegal structures, vendors and vehicles from sidewalks, the interior department said Monday.  

  • Ex-PHLPost chief loses bid to dismiss graft raps
    by Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 3:59 am

    The anti-graft court junked the argument of former Philippine Postal Corporation postmaster general Josefina dela Cruz that she was not properly informed of her cases as the facts charged do not constitute an offense.

  • Negosyante, driver nakaligtas sa pananambang sa Lipa
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Nakaligtas ang isang negosyante at driver nito mula sa pananambang sa lungsod na ito, Lunes ng umaga.

  • PH leftist group: Gov't officials should be held accountable for 'mass transport crisis'
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Anakbayan national spokesperson Alex Danday says government officials should be held accountable for supposedly neglecting commuters' interests. 

  • Albayalde to enjoy full retirement benefits: DILG chief
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 2:46 am

    General Oscar Albayalde will enjoy his full retirement benefits after he stepped down as head of the Philippine National Police due to allegations that he protected his subordinates accused of recycling seized narcotics, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Monday.

  • Duterte not aware of PH police chief's plan to relinquish post, says Panelo
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Duterte spokesman Salvador Panelo says Malacanang had no hand in Gen. Oscar Albayalde's decision to relinquish his post. 

  • How affordable housing can help solve Metro Manila's traffic problem
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 2:21 am

    In this edition of #MattersOfFact, congestion charges, affordable housing, and more elevated walkways. These are the suggestions of urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. on how Metro Manila could possibly solve its traffic problem. Palafox says traffic management is not enough to solve the issue.

  • Albayalde 'mistah' takes over as PNP OIC
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 2:07 am

    A classmate of General Oscar Albayalde at the Philippine Military Academy on Monday assumed the position of Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge after the top cop stepped down from his post ahead of his mandatory retirement.  

  • Panelo defends 'wake up early' remark after commute challenge
    by Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 1:56 am

    "It was not an offensive statement, it was, in fact, praising the creativity of Filipinos."

  • Cable car use 'feasible' to ease Metro Manila traffic woes: urban planner
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 1:53 am

    The use of cable cars as a mode of transportation in Metro Manila to ease traffic congestion is "feasible," an urban planner and architect said Monday.

  • LRT-2 full operations eyed to resume in 2 to 3 months
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Full operations of the LRT-2 may be restored in 2 to 3 months, the Light Rail Transit Authority said Monday.  

  • Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes off Zamboanga del Sur
    by ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 1:23 am

    A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck off Zamboanga del Sur on Monday, Phivolcs said.

  • Sunog sumiklab sa residential area sa Paco, Maynila
    by Lady Vicencio, ABS-CBN News on October 14, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Nilamon ng malaking apoy ang mga bahay sa General Luna Street, Paco, Maynila nitong Lunes ng umaga.

  • Albayalde steps down as PNP Chief earlier than planned
    by ABS-CBN News on October 13, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    General Oscar Albayalde stepped down as chief of the Philippine National Police on Monday, earlier than previously announced, as he fought allegations he protected his men accused of selling seized narcotics.

  • ‘The Power of 5’: Five must-know factors when buying a new car
    by glasic on October 13, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Whether you currently own a vehicle or you’re a first-time buyer, nothing beats the thrill of having your own car. Because not only do these vehicles give you a sense of prestige but it also allows you to exude your independence on the open road. Complete with a stylized exterior, a strong engine, and top-of-the line features, driving your own car is the ideal mode of transportation for both business and leisure activities.  But one question remains, what factors must The post […]

  • The ANC Brief: Admitting the transport problem
    by ABS-CBN News on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    More views on whether or not there is a “transport” crisis in Metro Manila. Here are the big stories making the headlines on ANC today.

  • Kids, adults get training on art of storytelling
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — For three consecutive Saturdays, children and adults received intensive training on book-based storytelling through a workshop organized to kick off this year’s Inquirer Read-Along Festival Storytelling Competition. The 9th Read-Along Festival Storytelling Competition, to be held on Nov. 22 and 23, will culminate with the crowning of the festival king or queen. Participants learned the basics of book-based storytelling, body language and the delivery of […]

  • IN PHOTOS: The Pope creates five new saints
    by Jed Gregorio on October 13, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Pope Francis created five new saints on Sunday, including Britain’s Cardinal John Henry Newman — one of the Catholic Church’s most renowned converts — and a nun dubbed the “Mother Teresa of Brazil”. Heads of state from across the world attended the canonisation ceremony, which also raised a Swiss laywoman plus two other nuns — an Indian and an Italian — to the highest position within the Church. “Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new […]

  • Children in Legazpi learn animal welfare, sibling love in read-along
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — With dogs barking and yipping in the background, 70 children listened to stories of sibling love, self-acceptance and animal welfare during the Inquirer Read-along in this city. The children, age 7 to 9, at Maoyod village were treated with Rene Villanueva’s “Tiktaktok at Pikpakbum,” a story about two dog brothers in conflict due to their differing attitudes and preferences. Jeremy Cruz, principal of Pag-asa National High School, read […]

  • Ballet Manila is ‘homeless’ but will continue to dance
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    The show goes on for Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Ballet Manila (BM). Despite the devastating fire on Oct. 2, the eve of Macuja’s birthday, which destroyed Star City and damaged Aliw and Star Theaters, BM’s home base and performance venues, the ballerina is feeling upbeat and going ahead with the presentation of the classic “Giselle,” albeit two days ahead of its original schedule and in the smaller main theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). “At […]

  • Angelito Antonio’s celebratory ‘Modern Parlance’
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    “Modern Parlance” consists of works on canvas and paper exhibiting, as the title indicates, the modernist idiom that Angelito Antonio, among the first batch of Thirteen Artists awardees of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, has been known for. But having found recovery and release from medical ailments, Antonio endows his recent works with a celebratory exhibit as indicated in his color palette. The figures, while frontally oriented as always, are also rendered in a freer, less […]

  • ‘From Manila to Dhaka’ art expo celebrates ‘Unity in Diversity’
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    In celebration of United Nations Month and Museums and Galleries Month, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the NCCA Gallery present “From Manila to Dhaka, Unity in Diversity: An Art Exposition,” a collaboration of 14 artists from different nations. Dedicated to contemporary arts, the NCCA Gallery is a joint initiative of the National Committee on Art Galleries and National Committee on Visual Arts. Tres Roman, who spearheads this project, invited foreign […]

  • ‘Good Dog’ mixes Amy Tan and Dan Brown in a Philippine setting
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Mabek Kawsek’s “Good Dog” (Anvil Publishing, Inc., Mandaluyong City, 2019, 230 pages) is not quite what you expect. Crime fiction by Filipino writers is rare enough, but Kawsek, the author of the 2006 short story collection, “Afraid to be Chinese,” infuses her debut novel with the Tsinoy (Chinese-Filipino) background she’s been immersed in. She gets the unusual events of “Good Dog” going with happenings both seemingly mundane and malign, but the […]

  • Indigenous people: ‘Listen to our plea’
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    “The Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are not ‘the exotic others’ but fellow Filipinos.” “Despite calamities and man-made disasters, we have shown to the world that we are resilient. The IPs have an important role to play.” The statements were made by anthropologist Eufracio Abaya and Elmalyn Abatayo, head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Southern Cultural Communities, at a recent press conference at the NCCA in Intramuros, […]

  • Offemaria’s ‘Abstraction, Obstruction 2.0’ continues artistic critique of faith
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Wilfredo Offemaria Jr. continues his critical discourse on faith via the visual arts in “Abstraction, Obstruction 2.0,” shown during the 11th edition of ManilART festival over the weekend. The new series tried to build on the inaugural series mounted during the 10th anniversary of ManilART last year. Like before, the works question whether faith is abstraction or obstruction? “Align” deconstructs the Genesis story on the Sistine Chapel, dividing Michelangelo’s […]

  • In his portraits of Padre Pio, physician-artist Dan Lerma melds devotion and healing
    by besguerra on October 13, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Physicians in the Philippines have lately composed the growing army of art collectors that has made the Philippines a vibrant market for contemporary art in the region. But not quite known is that some physicians have excelled in art. Mostly self-trained, they could give the academically trained artists a run for their money. To this motley group belongs Dr. Dante “Dan” Lerma of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Health Service. Lerma has been generating buzz for some years now […]

  • Ballet Philippines celebrates through dance and fashion
    by BECKY GARCIA on October 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    It was a dazzling night for dance and haute couture as they came together to celebrate Ballet Philippines’ 50th Anni­versary. This golden milestone was a recognition of its rich history…READ

  • Not a requiem
    by Juaniyo Arcellana on October 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Past noon Tuesday text messages and social media broke the news of the death of Carlos Celdran, the performance artist who elevated guided tours to a kind of street theater, in Madrid, which is six hours behind his beloved Manila. He would have turned 47 in a few weeks, the reports went.

  • Lisa Macuja-Elizalde: ‘We may have lost our theater in the fire, but the show must go on’
    by Ching M. Alano on October 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Just a few days after a fire burned down Star City, including Aliw Theater, home of Ballet Manila, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, the graceful White Swan of Swan Lake, morphs into a defiant phoenix as she declares, “We may have lost our home, we may have lost our theater, we may have lost everything in the fire, but our love for dance burns forever bright.

  • Love letters from Rody
    by Butch Dalisay on October 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Two Mondays ago, I featured the first of two typewritten love letters that I had found, folded and unsent, between the pages of an old book from the 1950s that I recently bought.

  • All hail the humble adobo
    on October 13, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Adobo can be quite a polarizing dish.

  • Burong adlai wins cooking challenge
    on October 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

    The satisfying combination of Mindanaoan grain adlai and Kapampangan signature dish buro earned the top spot in a nationwide culinary contest. 

  • The best flavors of Southeast Asia
    on October 13, 2019 at 10:55 am

    ​Thailand’s pad thai, Cambodia’s nun krokor, and Malaysia’s teh tarik. These were just some of the dishes presented during the recent ASEAN Food Festival at SMX Aura Convention Center. 

  • Filipino Oktoberfest celebration
    on October 13, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Germany’s gift to the beer-drinking world, Oktoberfest, was given a Filipino twist at Resorts World Manila. 

  • Pop-up store offers milk tea for vegans
    on October 13, 2019 at 10:45 am

    A vegan-friendly milk tea shop is now open at Greenbelt in Makati. 

  • Unlimited sushi and maki
    on October 13, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Japanese restaurant Kitsho, known for its wide selection of dishes, treats diners to unlimited servings of sushi and maki as part of its third anniversary celebration this October. 

  • Peruvian weekday lunch set
    on October 13, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Peruvian chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray brings the flavors of his home to Samba’s weekday lunch offering. 

  • St. Petersburg: A city dipped in gold
    by Christine S. Dayrit on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    St. Petersburg is a city dipped in gold. Walking through St. Petersburg will make you feel as if you have traveled back to a more lavish and opulent age.

  • Carlos Celdran’s final act
    by Scott Garceau on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    You’d never really “meet” Carlos Celdran; you’d encounter him.

  • Robert De Niro & Al Pacino: An afternoon with the kings of New York
    by Igan D’Bayan on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It does not get any better than this. Robert De Niro. Al Pacino. One autumn afternoon in New York City.

  • Save your hair
    by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Sometimes I feel the need for a total change. For many years, I wore my hair short in a lop-sided bob — one side visibly longer than the other. I thought having my hairstyle uneven meant I was different.

  • Promising young artists receive Metrobank Art & Design Excellence feat
    on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) recognized this year’s Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) awardees in a ceremony held on Sept. 19, at the Le Pavillon, Metropolitan Park in Pasay City.

  • Netflix presents ‘The Irishman’ Robert De Niro & Al Pacino: An afternoon with the...
    by Igan D’Bayan on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Robert De Niro says, ‘Well, I think we’re both happy to be working.’ ‘And alive (laughs),’ adds Al Pacino. ‘Working on ‘The Irishman’ with Bob and (director) Marty (Scorsese) was — I don’t know how to say it — but it was just so easy. With the level of freedom you are given. Working with them was like working without a net… and feeling safe.’

  • Jaime Urquijo Zobel - Alex Suarez, Wedding Bea Zobel Jr: ‘We all cried, All memories just rushed...
    by Millet M. Mananquil on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Jaime: Alex challenges me a lot. Alex: Jaime is the best person I know.

  • Face to face with an icon
    on October 12, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, fondly called Chef Nobu, is a very popular Japanese chef and restaurateur, well-known for his fusion cuisine, mixing traditional Japanese dishes with ingredients from other parts of the world.  

  • Luxury resort to open in Siquijor
    on October 12, 2019 at 10:50 am

    The mystical, almost unspoiled island of Siquijor will soon be the home of a super luxury resort. 

  • Belmont bags World Luxury Hotel award
    on October 12, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Four-star Belmont Hotel Manila reaps another international recognition as one of the winners in this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards. The awarding ceremony was held in Rovaniemi, Finland on Oct. 12.

  • Heritage town thrives on ‘eco-sports tourism’
    by The Manila Times on October 10, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    The historic town of Argao, Cebu Province, a sprawling natural wonder endowed with pristine coastal waters, white-sand beaches and rolling hills and mountains, now thrives in “eco-sports tourism.” As part…READ

  • The many ways to Adobo Nation
    by IZA IGLESIAS, TMT on October 9, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    THERE can be no doubt that adobo is the quintessential Filipino dish. But ask any Filipino how they like their adobo and it’s just as certain they will give a…READ

  • Duterte endorses Kamuning Bakery’s World Pandesal Day
    by The Manila Times on October 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    In celebration of the 5th World Pandesal Day, the public is invited to receive 70,000 free pandesal breads and other food gifts on October 16 starting 8:30 a.m. at Quezon…READ

  • Avon shines ‘Pink Light’of hope on Breast Cancer Awareness
    by NIKA ROQUE on October 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million each year, thereby resulting in the greatest number of cancer-related deaths…READ

  • Popular sports store reaches out to Tahanang Walang Hagdanan
    by The Manila Times on October 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    In August this year, the country’s largest store for sports and fitness found a worthy beneficiary in Tahanang Walang Hagdanan (TWH), a non-stock, non-government organization that has been providing services…READ

  • Kamuning Bakery mounts medical missions
    by The Manila Times on October 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    As part of the month-long celebration of 5th World Pandesal Day, Kamuning Bakery Cafe holds two unique free medical missions to benefit urban poor families for free medical, dental and…READ

  • ‘The father effect’
    by The Manila Times on October 7, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    How involved dads make a difference when it comes to team parenting The primary role of Filipino fathers remain traditional in the country — that is to be the breadwinner…READ

  • How to choose the best mattress for kids
    by The Manila Times on October 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Choosing the best bed for kids is pretty easy if parents know what to look for. A bedstead is one thing parents would want to take into consideration and they…READ

  • Empowering children to make a difference
    by The Manila Times on October 7, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    There are more to kids than meets the eye. Adults may think that all they want to do is play, and have fun but the truth is that they are…READ