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Artist to watch: Aimee Suzara launches first book, Souvenir


Writer and poet Aimee Suzara’s first book, Souvenir (WordTech Editions 2014) was launched at a book party on March 8, in time for International Women’s Day.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Noli Me Tangere in Manhattan

A scene of the party at Don Santiago's Binondo home, welcoming Ibarra back. Photo/Project Fury13

Last year, Noli Me Tangere, the opera, was staged in Chicago. I heard about it and wanted to see it but couldn’t and wished that it would be staged here as well. Fortunately like-minded New York-based Filipinos had the same idea.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

SF Library to host international Fil-Am book festival


In celebration of Filipino-American History Month, the San Francisco Public Library will be hosting the second, bi-annual Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookfest II) at the Main Library on Oct. 18, 19 and 20.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



“What’s this?” my dad asked one day, somewhat annoyed as he stared at the mountains and mountains of books I had heaped on my bedroom floor.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

The Devil and Dan Brown


Lately, there has been a lot of talk of Hell. One of Dan Brown’s fictional characters in his latest novel, Inferno, Sienna, describes Manila as being the “gates of Hell.”

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »