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Malunggay comes into its own

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on April 11, 2014
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JUST recently, I was elated to find out that my dear friend Bernadette Estrella-Arellano (she’s the daughter of my father’s friend Conrado Estrella of Pangasinan) is the spirit behind the Moringaling Philippines Foundation, Inc. (MPFI) which she founded in November of 2009.

Thesis proposals after-events

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on April 04, 2014
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LAST April Fools Day, four classmates and I enrolled at the UP College of Fine Arts practically spent the whole day at the UPCFA Joya Hall to watch Mark San Valentin, L Ginoy, Dante Cruz, Manuel Abrera, and Fara Manuel present their thesis proposals to a panel of nine professors for approval.

Eddie Santillan, self-taught a

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on March 28, 2014
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Recently, at the art exhibit of Hermie Santos of Bauan, Batangas   at the UP Executive House, I met another exceptionally talented artist, Eddie Santillan who I found out is self-taught.

Chaines des Rotisseurs rules

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on March 21, 2014
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AS there are rules to practically everything in life and so does the organization known as the Chaine des Rotisseurs whose main purpose is simply “to live and enjoy life”.

Spotlight on Ritche Yee

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on March 14, 2014
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JUN Yee, “the father of installation art in the Philippines”, an international artist, a nominee for National Artist, and board member to the UP College of Arts Alumni Foundation Inc. is my dear friend.

Vicki Belo unveils 2014 calend

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on March 07, 2014
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THE leading dermatology and cosmetic surgery center in the country, Belo Medical Group, under the leadership of CEO and founder Dr. Vicki Belo, recently unveiled its 2014 calendar. 

Fund-raiser for carabao milk

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on February 28, 2014
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A FUND-RAISING dinner concert, “Kantahan Pang-Gatas ng Kalabaw,” was hosted by the Rotary Club of Makati Central (RCMC) at the Maynila Ballroom of Manila Hotel. 

A lawyer named Lolong

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on February 14, 2014
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THERE may be thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of lawyers in the Philippines and I can claim to know only a few. Thank God, at my age, I have never gone to any court to complain or to be complained about by anyone.

NIMBB hosts art exhibit titled

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on February 07, 2014
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AT the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, a former La Salle College student and former schoolmate of mine, unveiled his first one-man art exhibit in the presence of his family and a big number of his former high school and college friends.

Miss Earth hopefuls see green

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on January 31, 2014
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Mother Nature must have been beaming when a bevy of gorgeous 2013 Miss Earth candidates graced the latest event of Botanika Nature Residences, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI), concept model for authentic green living.


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Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’