Arts

Breaking news: Gov’t spies found outside National Artist Bien Lumbera’s house in Quezon City

The family of National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera issued this statement this morning: At around 6am, a group of men was seen taking photos of and asking information regarding National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera’s house in a subdivision in Quezon City. One of them was approached and apprehended by subdivision security officers. His companions fled […]

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Artists lambast GMA selection of National Artists for 2009

Artists and writers are revolted by President Arroyo’s proclamation of seven new national artists for this year. The Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) did not mince words and blamed Arroyo’s “moribund, decadent politics” for spoiling the National Artist selection this year. The group singled out Cecile Guidote Alvarez who is presidential adviser for culture […]

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Introducing BaliYo, the balisong pen

Attention, Professional Heckler and other Batanguenos. The classic balisong has been “reincarnated”. Nicknamed BaliYo, the US company Spyderco’s “reincarnation” of the balisong is actually “a new concept in pens. It provides safe unlimited creative motion anytime, anywhere, even while sitting. 100% U.S.A. Made using high-performance materials and manufacturing,” according to the official product website.

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Rick Astley and Roderick Paulate, together!

Rick Astley was sooooo hit many years ago. At Manila Science, we have a friend who idolizes him so much that he was always ready to smash the face of anyone who dares insult Rick Astley or any of his songs. Sadly, that friend is now in the States and missed Rick Astley’s recent concert […]

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Must read: The Corruptionary

The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CENPEG), launched last April 7, a book titled The Corruptionary, which the think-tank describes as “a glossary of corruption-related words”. Its a must-read, according to those who have managed to get a copy and said some reviews. In a review published on ABS-CBNNews.com, Ramil Digal Gulle says that […]

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Inventor of ‘sisig’ found dead

Sisig lovers, including this writer, mourn the demise of Lucita “Aling Lucing” Cunanan who is credited for inventing this Filipino dish. Cunanan was found dead in her Pampanga home, with reports saying she was hammered to death. See also: Recipe for making sisig Aling Lucing’s outlet in Makati City

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Doraemon is Japan’s anime ambassador

The Japanese government has formally appointed Doraemon as anime ambassador, said the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Foreign Minister Masahiro Koumura personally furnished Doraemon his official appointment papers on March 19. Nobita Nobi accompanied Doraemon in the ceremonies. MOFA provided the following photo: Doraemon’s response: I hope through my cartoons I will be able […]

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First batch of winners in text poetry contest on truth

The Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT) has announced the first week winners in its “Katext mo sa Katotohanan” (Your Text Mate for Truth) text poetry contest: The week’s top prize went to Danilo dela Cruz: Noon ay bulag na pinya Ang burukratang Lozada At nang imulat ang mata Pati madla’y nakakita. Consolation prize winners were:

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Text contest on NBN-ZTE launched

Amid the search for answers to unanswered questions in the controversial NBN-ZTE contract, the Filipinas Institute for Translation has launched a texting contest to find out Filipinos’ views on “truth”. Here’s a sample from Rio Alma of a “dalit” which may be texted to the designated number: Ang tunay na Filipino Nagsasabi ng totoo Naglilingkod […]

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Download Lozada_Souljaboy protest ringtone!

Here’s a free and cool way to express your support for Jun Lozada and your protest against GMA’s role in the NBN scam. Download and use the Lozada Souljaboy protest ringtone now. Use it as a ringtone or message alert, or perhaps as the soundtrack for your Friendster page. To download, right-click here or here […]

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