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Pinoy-penned books to be translated into Czech under deal

Philippine-Czech ties in culture and the arts are expected to be strengthened further with the recent launch of a new translation-exchange program between the two countries. 

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August as Ghost Month: A Chinese-Filipino view

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata /  Philippines News Agency Why do some people say August is “Ghost Month”? How come Ghost Month falls on August, and not October or November, when Halloween and All Souls’ Day are celebrated, respectively? A lot of Filipinos, myself included, sometimes ask these questions.

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‘Gift of Failure’ urges parents to let children fail

Review by Rasha Madkour / The Associated Press A new book written by a schoolteacher has a simple, yet compelling message for parents: Back off. 

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The Sona 2015 red carpet: The old made new again

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata / Philippines News Agency It was that time of the year again when legislators, their wives and other government officials walked the red carpet to listen to President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (Sona)—his last—last Monday. Who do you think was the most fashionable?

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Writers group behind Virgin Labfest holds play-reading sessions

The Writer’s Bloc, an independent group of emerging and established playwrights headed by acclaimed dramatist Rody Vera, is inviting interested parties to attend its regular reading sessions of new plays every other Sunday afternoon, starting August 9.

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ERH offers Executive Meal for busy businessmen

Looking for the ideal, hassle-free option for your lunch break or luncheon meeting? Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s (ERH) The Lounge offers that to you. Keeping the needs of busy business people in mind, The Lounge’s Executive Meal was created to be uncomplicated, delectable, satisfying and worth your money.

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A fresh look urged for Hemingway’s ‘Green Hills of Africa’

By Hillel Italie / The Associated Press New York—Eighty years after the release of Green Hills of Africa, the son and grandson of Ernest Hemingway are urging a fresh look at a work critics have often set aside. 

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Palawan government earmarks P2.07B for tourism development

By Azer N. Parrocha / Philippines News Agency The provincial government of Palawan has earmarked about P2.07 billion for tourism development this year, a Department of Tourism (DOT) official said recently.

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Anya Resort & Residences redefines the Tagaytay retreat

Retreats, whether personal or corporate, have always been a key reason for vacationing in Tagaytay City, Cavite province. Its cool air and greenery allow people to relax and shed the worries of city living. Anya Resort & Residences, an up-and-coming residential resort, aims to redefine the Tagaytay retreat experience through its location and ambiance.

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Richmonde Hotel Ortigas showers guests with culinary treats

The rainy season is here again, but there’s no need to let it get you down. You can spice up cold and dreary days with a load of thrilling delights from Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

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