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Articles in the category Documentary (1140)

Tabaco, as a small town, was established by the Franciscan friars in the late 1500s, with St. John the Baptist as patron saint. It gained independence from the old town of Cagsaua in the early 1600s during the term of parish priest Father Pedro de Alcareso. Bicol Region, which is typified by a volcanic topography because of Mayon Volcano, is rich in dark volcanic soil and stones from which the Tabaco Church is constructed.
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Published by 04/05/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Bicol, Church, Tabaco

We arrived at Tabuk City, Kalinga Province, shortly before midnight after a 12-hour drive from Manila with Fe, my friend, and our hardy driver, Roniel. Fe, an ethnomusicologist, was going to collect a few more chants as part of her lifelong work in music cultures. I was on my first excursion outside Manila on a Fulbright grant, to investigate the effects of globalization on indigenous weaving and craft cultures.
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Published by 03/05/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary

The Tony Award-winning musical comedy MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is back to bring loads of laughter to Philippine fans. The repeat run will be from April 13 to 22, 2018 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, 26th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
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Published by 03/04/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, News and Events

The Secrets That We Keep is an anthology, with eight carefully-curated crime stories: Web, The Children of Truth, Where is Sandra, Tomorrow We’ll See, Sniper, Snatched, Among Us, Kate’s Retreat, and Missing Bodies. The stories in this book have their own individual twists, enough to keep readers engrossed in their well-written story lines and well-thought out plots.
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Published by 02/04/2018 by Guido
Categories: Arts, Culture, Documentary, Entertainment

From tourists to backpackers and a handful of locals, it's safe to say that everyone has heard of the town of Taal. Perhaps by its one-of-a-kind markets and the active volcano it is known for—but recently, this bucolic town opened its doors to more attention as its tourism office started promoting the well-preserved ancient houses scattered on its streets.
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Published by 29/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Travel

The Newspaper Widow, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, treats readers to meaningful insights into historical events and life in the Philippines in the early 1900s. A work of fiction, it is more than a masterfully crafted and multi-layered mystery.
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Published by 29/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Arts, Documentary, People

There’s something about early morning travel that is both invigorating and exciting at the same time. Never mind the lack of sleep, an early start gives you the confidence and the energy to take on the challenges of the day, especially with the thought that you are ahead of the pack.
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Published by 26/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Travel

Perhaps one facet of Makati City that is seldom seen is its laid-back and artsy side. Oftentimes, when we here the name Makati, we think of images of modern skyscrapers and bright office spaces. Most people, even Makati habitués, are not aware that beyond the tall buildings sits a historical and cultural hub that provides a glimpse of Makati’s glorious past.
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Published by 26/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History

FastFast-paced and highly-industrialized are just two of the adjectives that aptly describe Quezon City. The biggest City in the Philippines in terms of land area and population is home to diverse establishments and institutions such as government offices, business process outsourcing companies, institutions of higher education, and small and medium enterprises.
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Published by 26/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Travel

Indeed, when used wisely, words can bring forth countless benefits – it can educate, it can bridge distance and time, it can entertain, and it can influence. Wordsmiths, therefore, hold great power in influencing people. Whatever they pen about can either pacify a nation or create chaos. That is how powerful communication is.
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Published by 26/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Society

From as far as I can remember, I have always loved backpacks. When I was at school, it was a convenient way to carry my stuff. I just dumped everything inside – books, notebooks, papers – and I was ready to take on the day’s challenges. Even when I started working, I still used a backpack for keeping my laptop and other valuable items safe.
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Published by 26/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Travel

It’s a composition that is postcard-perfect: a religious architectural marvel as a vantage point for majestic Mayon Volcano. It’s a vista that is sure to take your breath away. This is the Church of the Nuestra Señora de la Porteria also called Our Lady of the Gate but more commonly known as Daraga Church.
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Published by 25/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History