Phl. Fiber and weaves face near extinction

Sophia Manimbo takes on her mother's passionate advocacy for local fabrics and weaves

By Rose de la Cruz

Philippine fiber and weaves, which have earned the awe, admiration and respect of other countries around the world, face oblivion right in their country— dismissed as purely high fashion material—simply because majority of the Filipinos, including those in government and private companies, would rather use the fabrics and fashion of the west and those of their more progressive peers in Asia. 

Except for the Spanish era and perhaps even the Japanese occupation, the Philippine terno and daily lifestyle clothing materials have…

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Fil-Brit filmmaker Jowee Morel resumes cyber showbiz directory

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

I’s been six years since controversial Fil-Briton filmmaker Jowee Morel (“Moma,” “EC2Luv,” “Mga Paru-Parong Rosas,” “Mona Singapore Escort,” “When a Gay Man Loves,” “Latak,” “HiStory,” “Strictly Confidential” and “Leona Calderon”) conceptualized and upped in cyberspace his FilCastPro arts and entertainment directory as he got busy with other media and creative works. He did not have the luxury of time to manage it and left it in limbo.

            He then jumpstarted from his movie career by doing a documentary film on the history of Quezon City mid last year and then rerouted his show business…

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Noranians to do outreach in remote barangay of Quezon Province

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

Noranians don’t only scream their heads off (hollow as it may seem) when idol Nora Aunor is around, they dream as well of a just, happy and meaningful life for everyone. It is because most of them represent the marginalized in Philippine society just as La Aunor is the idol and image of the masses.

            The Noranians’ initiative for tomorrow,  April 14, 2018 speaks well of their shared social involvement with the underprivileged. Billed “Handog sa Kabataan ng mga Noranians,” the outreach program extends the loving arms of Nora fans to the poor people,…

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Regional projects endorsed for 2019 budget

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The National Economic and Development Authority-Regional Development Committee included the following regional priority projects for the 2019 budget: the Health Facilities Enhancement Program of Department of Health; farm-to-market roads of the Department of Agriculture; Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat Program of Department of Interior and Local Government; Communal Irrigation System of National Irrigation Administration; Local Roads and Bridges program of Department of Public Works and Highways and the Level III Water Supply System of Local Water Utilities Administration.

 

The NEDA Board-Regional Development Committee facilitated the Regional Development Council-Agency Central Office…

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Erap Sons Onto Head On Collision At The Senate

It will probably be a first in the history of the Philippine Senate that siblings would be gunning for Upper Chamber seat or seats, simultaneously.

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada and younger half-brother, Sen. JV Ejercito are both eyeing the Upper Chamber. The latter is on his re-election bid while the former is out to make a comeback in the political scene.

Jinggoy Estrada, before he bowed out of the Senate in 2016, was forced to cut short his second term when ordered arrested and detained by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the Napoles plunder charges.

While he continues to face…

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