Seniors take the spotlight

Gerard Pareja 01/15/2018

I asked my painter friend Jess Najaro where his work was and he shook his head. He was not part of the exhibit since it was limited to seniors—that is to say, senior citizen painters. I could…

The politics of burning

Gerard Pareja 01/14/2018

Usa ka kanta nga milutaw sa akong bagulbagol pagkasunog sa Metro Ayala mao ang Burning Down the House sa Talking Heads. “Watch out you might get what you’re after/Boom babies strange but not a stranger/I’m an ordinary…

Ecstasy in the city

Benjie B. Talisic, Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/14/2018

In an outdoor event held three years ago in time for the Sinulog Festival celebration, 20-year-old Jena (not her real name) joined her friends for a night of “fun, food and some booze.” Jena, a Management student…

The power of helplessness

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 01/13/2018

John Ruskin considered Raphael’s Ansidei Madonna “one of the most perfect pictures of the world.” Raphael was in his early twenties when he did the painting, which Niccolò Ansidei had commissioned for a family chapel in honor…

Fire in the belly

Clint Holton Potestas 01/13/2018

Patrick Laude the most handsome? On a hot Thursday afternoon, 20 minutes ahead of schedule, he pulls over the car at the corner on Kaohsiung Road. He takes the flight of stairs to our editorial office in…

Thrice at the Tsay Cheng

Jaime Picornell 01/13/2018

DURING the last Christmas season, we had the opportunity of enjoying the exquisite Chinese cuisine of the Tsay Cheng restaurant. All three occasions were held in private rooms, with impeccable service. First it was Ambassador Francisco Benedicto…

The importance of health in the economy

Fernando Fajardo 01/11/2018

There’s a well-understood correlation that as the economy of a country improves, so the health of its citizens improves. What may be less obvious is that the opposite is also true — improving the health of a…

‘FOLLOW THE RULES’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Therese Mae Alegado 01/10/2018

FIESTA SEÑOR 2018 Be patient. Follow instructions and signages. Avoid bringing jewelry, balloons and backpacks. Keep the celebration solemn. These are among the reminders given by the Augustinian fathers of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño to…

The elephant in the room

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/08/2018

Now that fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze that hit the Metro Ayala late Friday evening, will probers also examine the arson angle as suggested by some quarters? Speculation to this effect had…

FIRE IN THE METRO

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/06/2018

As the fire that has engulfed one of Cebu City’s more notable commercial landmarks continues to rage for the second day, investigators are looking into possible violations by the management of the Gaisano-run Metro Ayala department store…

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