Susan Isorena-Arcega
Susan Isorena-Arcega
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Once in these festive islands
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Long before organized religion came to Philippine shores, local folk indulged in nature worship, seeing themselves as guardians of the earth.
Mission from the heart
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - November 21, 2015 - 9:00am
To many Filipinos, students of the International School Manila have been boxed into stereotypes: they’re either spoiled, self-centered, rich kids who party all night and couldn’t care less about others...
A montage of street theater
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - April 8, 2013 - 12:00am
A fiesta defines the Pinoy’s complex psyche  at once religious and pagan, gustatory and olfactory, verbal and visual, theatrical and bacchanalian.
TCKs back "home" in the Phl
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - September 23, 2012 - 12:00am
I had previously come across similar threads among my fellow Ateneo alumni, but had ignored posting anything since most of those who did were dyed-in-the-wool blue-blooded males who had shared the same jokes from...
90.7 Love Radio's top-rating triad
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - February 12, 2012 - 12:00am
The surveys are in, the ratings are out. According to the latest personal listening survey of Nielsen Media’s Radio Audience Measurement, 90.7 Love Radio retained the top spot with a commanding lead over other...
Bikes for the future
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - November 13, 2011 - 12:00am
I first met Joel Floro Uichico in 1981 when I was working for Languages Internationale.
Eyeing the Golden Triga
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - May 29, 2011 - 12:00am
Can the Philippines bring home the Golden Triga?
Baubles, bangles & beads
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - April 3, 2011 - 12:00am
Fiestas, as Filipinos define them, are escapist fare. Money is flowing, food is overflowing.
Choirboys grow up too
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - February 13, 2011 - 12:00am
 Growing up under the wings of the Dominican Order can be quite demanding.
Happy feet
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - May 2, 2010 - 12:00am
It was during the impeachment proceedings for former President Joseph Estrada that choreographers Jojo and Ida Lucila began thinking of moving.
Mich Dulce: Hats Off!
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - February 28, 2010 - 12:00am
The innocuous-sounding phrase, which has recently become street jargon thanks to a popular noontime program, buzzed through my head as my phone sounded off at 7:30 a.m. last Sunday.
Choirs sing the Songs of Heaven
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - January 3, 2010 - 12:00am
Following the wane of the boy band phenomenon and subsequent repositioning of girl groups thanks to the Korean music invasion, it’s back to basics as music impresarios reeling from age-old Yuletide traditions...
Seven decades on the air
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - July 19, 2009 - 12:00am
Seventy years ago, at exactly 6 in the morning, announcer Hal Bowie took his seat before a microphone in a little studio at the top of the Heacock Building in Escolta, and bid his unseen audience good morning.
Filipino Robotics Gear Up For A Robofiesta
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - August 12, 2007 - 12:00am
This is how the Fishermen Sing
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - May 14, 2006 - 12:00am
Culture Is Not A Luxury: it is how we live. The arts, in turn, are for everybody, regardless of age, race, creed, or ability. Today, just as the call for globalization has brought about increased anxieties for the...
MON DAVID: Master Jazzman
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - April 9, 2006 - 12:00am
There are wildly conflicting opinions and stories about jazz music today. The U.S. will always claim it as the purest American art form. Over in Europe, progressive minds excitedly herald a new age in jazz,...
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - November 9, 2003 - 12:00am
Courtney Pine Obe brings his saxophone to Manila this week as he launches the first Fusion Jazz Festival tomorrow, and then shows off his virtuosity in a one-night-only concert on November 15 to promote his latest...
Bath and Beyond
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - July 21, 2002 - 12:00am
Young girls who read regency romances would always remember stories about how the English gentry would spend their summer holidays in Bath. Ensconced in luxurious but outrageously expensive Georgian mansions rented...
Flesh & Bloody Mary
by Susan Isorena-Arcega - February 24, 2002 - 12:00am
Sheila Francisco, an under-rated character actress who clinched choice roles in back-to-back Trumpets musicals The Little Mermaid and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, has earned rave reviews for her role as...
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