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SAVORING THE ARTS IN ILOILO

Travel SAVORING THE ARTS IN ILOILO By Pablo A. Tariman I am back in Iloilo on a weekend for the much-anticipated cello recital of 12-year old Damodar Das Castillo with pianist Dingdong Fiel at the Nelly Garden in Iloilo on … Continue reading

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ODE TO MY FIFTH GRANDCHILD

Hearth and Home ODE TO MY FIFTH GRANDCHILD By Pablo A. Tariman My daughter was scheduled to deliver her daughter on Jan. 9, her second child after a gap of 15 years. She has been based in Frankfurt for nine … Continue reading

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AN INTIMATE SINGAPORE

Travel AN INTIMATE SINGAPORE By Pablo A. Tariman One has been to Singapore once before but the hectic schedule was such it was like a programmed, if, blitzkrieg visit to all the city state’s cultural landmarks. There was no time … Continue reading

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FETCH ME A MEMORY

Hearth and Home FETCH ME A MEMORY By Pablo A. Tariman The kitchen sink is clear, the potted plants trimmed and the menial act of laundry washing has now ended in the clothesline. It is a Sunday and tomorrow is … Continue reading

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RE-INTRODUCING THE CELLO

RE-INTRODUCING THE CELLO (From a LACCO program) “The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like … Continue reading

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MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE CELLO

Music Diary MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE CELLO By Pablo A. Tariman When was the last time Iloilo City witnessed a full cello recital? I couldn’t get an answer. I figure cello prodigy Damodar Das Castillo will be making history … Continue reading

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THE PASSION OF VINCE TAÑADA

Theater Notes THE PASSION OF VINCE TAÑADA By Pablo A. Tariman Garbed in his costume as Felipe in his new musical Sindak 41 set during the Japanese Occupation, Vince Tañada is at once the actor blending easily with his ensemble. … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON PASIG CITY ON ITS 446TH YEAR

Islander in the City REFLECTIONS ON PASIG CITY ON ITS 446TH YEAR By Pablo Tariman Today (July 2) is a special non-working holiday in Pasig City on account of its 446th founding anniversary. It is also the second day of … Continue reading

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SMALL, BIG MAN

TV Notes SMALL, BIG MAN By Pablo A. Tariman This film begins as a simple story of ordinary people trying to make both ends meet and later hanging on to whatever it takes to survive. By and large, it could … Continue reading

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DIRECTOR ANTOINETTE JADAONE: ONCE UPON A CAMPUS LIFE

Film Notes DIRECTOR ANTOINETTE JADAONE: ONCE UPON A CAMPUS LIFE By Pablo A. Tariman Direk Antoinette Jadaone’s latest romance film — Alone/Together – has a campus setting with the trailer showing the lead stars seated on a bench overlooking what … Continue reading

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