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‘Tis the season to hoard books

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG IT IS not December yet but Christmas came early for book lovers. Bookshelves upon bookshelves in the convention center await visitors. The air is filled with bookworms’ curiosity and excitement over finding an addition to their collection. Sounds of joy are heard when one finds the …

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Distinct Refinements: Where Home Meets Art

By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO “EVERY CULTURE produces its distinct refinements,” is the saying that will first greet visitors and passersby in an exhibit titled “Distinct Refinements: Painting from the Provinces” in the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. It showcases the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ art collection that featured artworks of …

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Battling Autism with Creativity

By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO THERE ARE certain individuals whose interpersonal skills are significantly tested; they feel held back or shy when it comes to connecting with other people. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a set of developmental disorders which affects a person’s social interaction and communication. People with ASD ages …

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Love, equality win in Metro Manila Pride March

By AARON THOMAS L. DE GUIA  RAINBOW FLAGS, merchandise, and dresses flooded Marikina Plaza de los Alcaldes on Saturday as almost 7,500 members and supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community gathered for this year’s Metro Manila Pride March. Proud marchers and organizations, cheering “Happy Pride!” walked along …

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Performatura 2017: Celebrating Literature and Performance

CULTURAL SHOWS, spoken word poetry, storytelling sessions, and literary exhibits collaborated to satisfy the audience’s appetite for the arts in Performatura 2017: Sa Loob at Labas ng Bayan kong Sawi from March 31 to April 2 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The Flame brings you a recap …

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Artlet Bites: Beat the Heat

STUDIES SUGGEST that the hot weather tends to spoil people’s spirits. So, for this summer, the Flame brings you a list of cafes and restaurants perfect for when you need to cool down. Beat the smoldering heat with creamy milkshakes, try uniquely flavored ice cream, fuel your energy with delectable …

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Pasinaya 2017: Painting Life with the Art of Peace

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) was jam-packed with people flocking to the 13th Pasinaya Open House Festival: Palabas at Palihan last February 4-5, 2017. With the theme “Art for Peace,” the collaboration of companies, groups, and individuals has brought the Filipino spirit closer to the people. Art enthusiasts refreshed …

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The Year in a Nutshell

BRIMMING WITH one plot twist after another, this year might simply go down in history as one that left people “shookt.” Now that 2016 is coming to its final tick on the clock, the Flame offers a rundown of some of the noteworthy events that made 2016 a year to …

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K-Ribbon Selection: A Splash of the Korean Wave

WITH THE turn of the tides, Hallyu (Korean Wave) has crashed into the hearts of Filipinos, becoming one of the latest trends in music, clothing, food, cosmetics, and products. To further strengthen the relationship of the Philippines and Korea, the K-Ribbon Selection served as a gateway to familiarize Filipinos with the …

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