National artists back Kiko’s VP bid

Five national artists on Friday formally endorsed the vice presidential bid of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. In Bulacan, National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario read the manifesto declaring the support of five national artists – BenCab, Ryan Cayabyab, Alice Reyes, Ramon Santos, and himself – for Pangilinan’s candidacy. “Naniniwala din kami na kailangan ang magkatulong […]

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‘Tan-ok’ Festival showcases Ilocano filmmakers ingenuity

Ilocos Norte is taking big steps for its creative arts industry as young filmmakers took the center stage at this year’s celebration of Tan-ok ni Ilokano (Greatness of Ilokano) Film Festival. Ten documentary films showcasing the province’s rich culture and history started to be screened at the Cinema 4 of Robinsons Movieworld. Screenings will run […]

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DENR launches gaming app, mascot to advocate segregation

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched on Thursday a mobile gaming application and a mascot to strengthen awareness and implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act among young people. In an interview, Environmental Management Bureau Ilocos regional director Maria Dorica Naz-Hipe said the Android-based mobile gaming app was designed by DENR […]

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Iloilo town identifies prominent cultural heritage

The municipality of Lambunao in Iloilo has completed the mapping of its identified prominent cultural heritage that will pave the way for their preservation to be appreciated by the younger generation. Republic Act No. 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 defines cultural heritage as “the totality of cultural property preserved and developed […]

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Works of 25 artists highlight Negros museum’s silver anniversary

The Negros Museum (TNM), celebrating its silver anniversary, is featuring the works of 25 Negrense artists in an opening event dubbed “Gibwang”: The Flow of Arts in Negros Province on Wednesday night. Executive director Tanya Lopez said the celebration would recall how the TNM remained steadfast amid the hurdles brought by time and significantly, the […]

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Alaska extends PBA life, sends QF series vs. NLEX to decider

Alaska’s “Last Dance” got an extension on Wednesday after canceling NLEX’s twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals with a 93-79 win at the start of the knockout stages at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Just when they were about to be sent off from the league in an awful manner, the […]

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Antique’s Sibalom Natural Park now welcomes tourists

Tourists are now allowed to visit the Sibalom Natural Park (SNP) situated about 12 kilometers away from the town proper of the municipality of Sibalom. SNP Protected Area superintendent Anthony Evangelio, in an interview on Friday, said several activities were restricted following its declaration as a natural park through Republic Act 11038 in 2018. The […]

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