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Filipino furniture designer a Hollywood hit

By Jason Gutierrez (AFP) CEBU, Philippines — His designs may be in Hollywood but his heart is at home: renowned Filipino furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue says he still gets his inspiration from the sun-baked shores of Cebu. The multi-award-winner is regarded by international design magazines as one of the Read more »

A Million Dollar Aid for the Walled City

By Vince G. Lopez – Intamuros is about to regain its old prestige as the center of heritage and history with a possible million dollar aid from the Global Heritage Fund (GHF).

A Chinoy Celebration

By Czarina Nicole O. Ong – The Chinese are a race overflowing with mystical customs and traditions, and no holiday generates a stricter and more exciting manifestation of their beliefs than the Chinese New Year. Every year when the Chinese lunar calendar begins, the Chinoys (Chinese-Pinoy) are busy buying Read more »

Rizal house is green but people see red

By Maricar Cinco – The of National Hero Jose Rizal has been getting pained attention since it was painted green last month. In text messages, e-mails and phone calls, residents based in the city, other provinces and abroad have expressed “shock” and “horror” over the new color of the Read more »

Painting Rizal’s house green is vandalism

By Ramon Tulfo – IF JOSE RIZAL were alive today he would brandish a whip, the one used by the cocheros, and run after that wise guy who had his ancestral home painted green. The scene would be reminiscent of Jesus whipping the people who sold their wares in Read more »