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Makyla Chavez is ready to roar

BEAUTY, brains, and charm. These are the words that first come to mind when one meets Makyla Chavez—a prim, soft-spoken lass with a bubbly personality. Her picture-perfect smile makes it no wonder why she bagged the title of courtside reporter for UAAP Season 81 despite being a freshman. Made for …

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Arnold Azurin is changing the conversation on culture

By SYRAH VIVIEN J. INOCENCIO and MARK JOSEPH B. FERNANDEZ ONE fortunate evening in the 1980s, some rising poets were given the chance to showcase their creative mettle inside none other than the grand Cultural Center of the Philippines. One of them was a middle-aged man wearing a black tuxedo …

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Rediscovering culture through Baybayin

PHILIPPINE CULTURE has undergone monumental changes that have shaped it into what it is today. However, as time passes by, the ways of our ancestors are slowly being forgotten—but this is not the case for young Filipino artist Taipan Lucero. Through his solo exhibit titled “CalligraFilipino I: Baybayin Illumination,” Lucero …

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Fire razes 5 houses on Antonio St.

By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN A second-alarm fire struck the famed Artlet hangout Antonio St. along Dapitan on Tuesday afternoon, gutting five houses and causing an estimated P450,000 worth of damages. Senior Inspector Redentor Alumno of the Manila Fire Bureau said the fire began at around 4:45 p.m. and spread …

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Pan de Salawal: The Irony of Pain

By RYAN PIOLO U. VELUZ FROM THE torpid state of slumber, Salvador (Bodjie Pascua) disturbs the serenity of night with gasps of pain as he urinates with struggle and droplets of blood. He looks up at the ceiling with tears in his eyes, contemplating his miserable life spent alone while enduring …

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