Month: November 2021

It has been two years since the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) closed its doors because of the COVID-9 pandemic.  

It has been two years since the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) closed its doors because of the COVID-9 pandemic.  
That time, I remember we were busy preparing for Pasinaya: The CCP Openhouse Festival. But instead of writing press releases to announce the event, I was busy writing notice of closure.  
The Pasinaya was the first casualty. The resident…

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DoST accomplishments cited at 2021 science week

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Forunato dela Peña underscores the agency’s many accomplishments this year. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DoST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña presented the notable successes of the agency during the opening of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week.
De la Peña pointed out that from 2016 to 2021, the DoST had…

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Celebrating the ‘Evolution of Philippine Cuisine’

“The world’s first global city” was neither in Europe nor the Americas—according to British musical historian David Irving, Manila during the 17th-18th centuries could have worn that title very well. 

Participants in the virtual celebration of ‘Evolution of Philippine Cuisine with Quiapo A la Carte.’

The city attracted people from four continents: Europe, Asia, North and South America. Trade, culture,…

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Coronavirus latest: India advises states to increase testing for omicron

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
Cumulative global cases have reached 262,080,883, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The worldwide death toll has hit 5,206,454.
For more information about the spread of COVID-19 and vaccination progress around the world, please see our interactive charts and…

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HBO’s ‘Folklore’ features Philippines’ mystical side

Multi-awarded director Erik Matti helms the Philippine episode of ‘Folklore Season 2.’

The Philippines — with its rich set of traditions, beliefs, and practices — became the perfect setting for a special episode of “Folklore Season 2,” an HBO Asia Original horror anthology series.
“Folklore,” which premiered in 2018, features stories based on Asian superstitions and myths. What makes it…

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