By Pepper Marcelo – A new star on the Internet is born. Though not quite on the same level as British singer Susan Boyle or local sensation Charice Pempengco, a new heroine, Juana Change, has emerged on the video site YouTube. Juana’s growing popularity among Filipinos stems from her Read more »

Language, learning, identity, privilege

By JAMES SORIANO — English is the language of learning. I’ve known this since before I could go to school. As a toddler, my first study materials were a set of flash cards that my mother used to teach me the English alphabet. My mother made home conducive to Read more »

61st Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards

By BEA CUPIN – The novel is alive and well in the Philippines, just going by the record number of entries that vied for The Carlos Palanca Memorial Award Grand Prize for the Novel. An Ateneo faculty member won in the Filipino division, while a San Diego-based writer got the Read more »

‘With Love, Gary’

IN line with his 28th anniversary in the business, as well as the 25th anniversary of his management company, Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc., Gary Valenciano presents “With Love, Gary Valenciano.” Why “With Love”? Gary says the answer will be evident once the people see the projects, which Read more »

Alaska Aces, Tim Cone part ways

By Mark Giongco — After 22 glorious PBA seasons, Alaska and its long-time head coach Tim Cone have decided to part ways. “We have released Tim Cone as head coach of the Alaska Aces,” said Team Owner Wilfred Uytengsu Thursday during a press conference held at the Corinthian Plaza Read more »

UP Manila grad leads 37,513 passers of July 2011 nursing exam

A graduate of the University of the Philippines – Manila led 37,513 passers of the Nurse Licensure Examination held last July 2011, according to the results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Saturday. Jomel Garcia Lapides got a rating of 88.40% Three institutions meanwhile saw all their Read more »