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Philippine literature is going global this National Literature Month

Tell all your friends from around the world, because these National Literature Month events might just be the highlight of your summer

Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio: A forgotten revolutionary remembered through an illustrated biography

Her great-great-granddaughter tells the story of the “Godmother of the Philippine revolution” for 21st-century readers in full-color

Who is Rosa Sevilla de Alvero? An important figure in the Filipina Suffragist Movement

Google celebrates Sevilla de Alvero’s 142nd birthday with a doodle on its homepage

Heads up: The Ortigas Foundation Library is moving to Greenhills by May

The library has a collection of 24,000 volumes of books, maps, photographs and documents, including records from the Japanese wartime trials

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How did the arts and culture sector do in 2020? They reinvented themselves using technology

One of the sectors most affected by the pandemic has actually flourished by shifting to digital

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The legend of the “first” Filipino Christmas

Two centuries before the Spaniards landed on the shores of Homonhon in Eastern Samar, a Christmas mass was celebrated in Bolinao, Pangasinan—or so the story goes

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The Museo ni Mariano Ponce reintroduces the unknown nationalist to the public

The 27th National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) museum in the country is a…

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Do you know where the Philippine flag was first flown outside of Luzon?

Every year when Independence Day is commemorated on Jun. 12, there are only two places…

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Filmmaker Jason Laxamana’s new project is a comic book about pre-colonial Philippines

Much has been said about the frailties of our history. But director Jason Laxamana has…

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“Goyo” subverts all the reasons we like movies—and it’s great

When people ask me if I liked Goyo, or if it’s a good movie, I…