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A visit to the pacific northwest
by Ed Maranan - June 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Port Townsend (pop. 9,500) is a small coastal city in Washington state, at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula abutting into the Strait of Juan de Fuca which straddles the border between the United States and Cana...
A children’s Christmas play during martial law
by Ed Maranan - December 12, 2016 - 12:00am
I thought up a storyline that combined the traditional Christmas story with how life was under martial law (cruel Roman soldiers acting not too differently from the dreaded Metrocom, for instance).
Boquete’s pleasures, and Puerto Galera’s other treasures
by Ed Maranan - June 19, 2016 - 12:00am
The mainland barangays of Sabang, Sinandigan, Palangan and Sto. Niño partially enclose a huge body of water which makes up the deepwater bay of Puerto Galera, said to be ‘one of the most beautiful bays...
Farewell to Pacheco, the maestro from Morong
by Ed Maranan - April 10, 2016 - 10:00am
His stentorian voice will resound no more in the hills of Uugong, that enclave of art he and his family built atop a river gorge once famous for the thunderous roar of its cascades.
Glimpses into Palawan ethnography
by Ed Maranan - March 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Alliance Française in Makati came out with an announcement several weeks ago about two separate but related activities to be held in two venues: the AF headquarters on Nicanor Garcia St. in Makati, and the...
‘Inang Lupa, Inang Bayan’: A tale of generations
by Ed Maranan - March 20, 2016 - 10:00am
Dried leaves kept falling from two immense banyan trees on the grounds of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation throughout the first-night performance of Inang Lupa, Inang Bayan, a twin bill of one-act plays mounted...
They’re all we shall ever want for Christmas
by Ed Maranan - December 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Sometime in 1949, our parents left the barrio of Cupang in Bauan, Batangas with their first toddler and sundry belongings, and traveled northwards to Baguio, a city slowly recovering from the ravages of the war...
What we don’t know about our native trees
by Ed Maranan - November 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Did you know that there are more than 3,600 species of native trees in the Philippines, of which 67 percent are endemic to, or existing only in the Philippines?
Ways of looking at the guardians of the earth
by Ed Maranan - October 18, 2015 - 10:00am
October being Indigenous People’s Month, the issue of the IP’s survival against development schemes, and how best to defend their culture and ancestral domain, is in focus again.
Troubadours for troubled times
by Ed Maranan - March 17, 2014 - 12:00am
An issue of the Los Angeles Times carried two articles about the death of American folksinger and three-time Grammy Award winner Pete Seeger.
Prewar postcards from the ‘lost’ City of Pines
by Ed Maranan - November 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Old photographs enhance the nostalgia for times past and places forever altered. We have mixed feelings of elation and loss as we surf websites and Facebook postings that remind us how our barrios, towns and cities...
Palihang Rogelio Sicat 6: Literature and the nation
by Ed Maranan - July 22, 2013 - 12:00am
It has always been, officially, the UP Pambansang Palihan sa Malikhaing Pagsulat (National Creative Writing Workshop) of the UP Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, but its more popular name is Palihang...
Liberation and a fashion show
by Ed Maranan - May 27, 2013 - 12:00am
One of the simple pleasures of living in London is discovering precious objects.
Kat Palasi and ‘The Last Pine Tree’
by Ed Maranan - May 13, 2013 - 12:00am
During a recent trip to the very top of Benguet province’s Mt. Sto. Tomas, site of an abandoned radar installation visible from the city of Baguio nestling below, we had a panoramic view of a changing city,...
Intramuros is a new haven for Philippine arts and culture
by Ed Maranan - December 17, 2012 - 12:00am
So many activities have been taking place at the historic Intramuros  the old walled city within Manila  during the past several months, under its new administrator, Jose A. Capistrano Jr., who’s...
Postscript to a remembrance of martial law
by Ed Maranan - October 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Imissed the opening day of “Himagsik at Protesta” (Revolt and Protest) due to illness.
A feast of films, a bonanza of books
by Ed Maranan - August 20, 2012 - 12:00am
After almost two years of holding film festivals, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chaired by visual artist and filmmaker Briccio Santos recently staged the first Sineng Pambansa National Film...
Marjorie Evasco joins the Olympics of poetry
by Ed Maranan - July 9, 2012 - 12:00am
STAR: What poetry works of yours will you be bringing?
Marjorie Evasco joins world's elite at Poetry Parnassus 2012
by Ed Maranan - July 2, 2012 - 12:00am
In Greek mythology, Mount Parnassus was the abode of Orpheus and the Muses, a place sacred to the gods Apollo and Dionysus, home to the winged horse Pegasus, and over the centuries it has come to be associated with...
The Maestro of Morong and his 'golden age' of finger-painting
by Ed Maranan - June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
Back in 1998 when I was first introduced to him by our mutual friend, poet-painter Jun Terra who was vacationing from London, Rafael “Ka Paeng” Pacheco was the epitome of robustness — in speech,...
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