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THE FILIPINO ARTISTS IN TIME OF LANDSLIDES AND HIGH PRICES

Commentary THE FILIPINO ARTISTS IN TIME OF LANDSLIDES AND HIGH PRICES By Pablo Tariman Acclaimed Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu (one of the few who made it in the global opera arena) is all set for a recital Wednesday in the … Continue reading

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GRAND VISION AND UNEVEN EXECUTION

Film Notes: “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral” GRAND VISION AND UNEVEN EXECUTION By Pablo A. Tariman Everything about Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral is grand from the cinematography of Ping Ignacio to the production design of Roy Lachica. Every frame of the … Continue reading

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LOVE AND THE STOCKBROKER

Film Notes LOVE AND THE STOCKBROKER By Pablo A. Tariman Nothing prepares you for the spontaneous unpredictability of Irene Villamor’s Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) starring Dingdong Dantes as Sid and Anne Curtis as Aya. The story is … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE BY THE SEA

Vignettes THE HOUSE BY THE SEA By Pablo A. Tariman The only family home I remember was the one facing an islet in my hometown in Baras, Catanduanes. I suppose that house stood in the late 50s before a strong … Continue reading

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THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD

Vignettes THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD By Pablo A. Tariman This place called Sta. Elena in Virac, Catanduanes holds a special place in my childhood memory. That’s where some of the island Guerreros come from and if you didn’t know it yet, … Continue reading

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TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS

Vignettes TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS By Pablo A. Tariman Tears flowed profusely as a Lumad father looked at his son who just finished college. Same for the poor farmer whose son graduated at the PMA with high honors. When you … Continue reading

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BORACAY IN MY MIND

Vignettes BORACAY IN MY MIND By Pablo A. Tariman I am not one person you can invite to a place just because it was fashionable to be seen there. Thus, many years earlier, I was not in a hurry to … Continue reading

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A FEW GOOD YEARS

Vignettes A FEW GOOD YEARS By Pablo A. Tariman There is something foreboding when you realize you are hitting your 70th year when the year ends. As far as your body is concerned, you are still productive as you beat … Continue reading

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ISLAND SUMMER

Vignettes ISLAND SUMMER By Pablo A. Tariman When I think of summer, my thoughts inevitably turn to the island of my birth in Baras, Catanduanes. Where I was born, I think of the high bright sun of barrio Tilod where … Continue reading

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ALL MY DAUGHTERS

Vignettes ALL MY DAUGHTERS By Pablo A. Tariman “Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedight With lilies o’er spread is baby’s wee bed Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed”               … Continue reading

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