Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

A FILIPINA IN NEW JERSEY BALLET

As Ballet Philippines (BP) launches its 53rd season, one Filipina dancer of the company is bound to miss it. Denise Parungao, last seen in Swan lake and Giselle, passed auditions…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

PORTRAIT OF NORA AUNOR AS STAGE AND FILM ACTRESS

A new chapter in the life of Nora Aunor unfolded last week when she was named National Artist for Film and Broadcast. While she skipped the awarding rites and was…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

MY DAUGHTER’S LAST BOOK LAUNCHED

My late daughter Kerima turned 43 last May 29 We observed it with the online  launching of her last book poetry, “Sa Aking Henerasyon: Mga Tula at Saling-Tula” by Kerima…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

FILIPINO-FINNISH CONDUCTOR MAKES WAVES IN EUROPE

Last-minute engagements always do wonders to 22-year old Filipino-Finnish conducting sensation Tarmo Peltokoski. Late last week, he replaced the Russian conducting great Valeri Gergiev who was given the marching order…

6th ABACA FESTIVAL :

WINNERS in the Various Competitions

ABACAntahan 1st:      Last Night Alive 2nd:      Waa Da Trees 3rd:      Daku   Rawit sa Abaca 1st:       Mark Sandy Bite 2nd:      Catherine Castro 3rd:      Julie…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

JULIO NAKPIL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE 2ND HUSBAND OF GREGORIA DE JESUS

On his 155th birth anniversary May 22, a composer-patriot was honored with a documentary called “The Music of Julio Nakpil” courtesy of musicians of the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

GUESS WHO CAME TO EARLY DINNER

It was a spur of the moment thing. We were all depressed and had to hang on to each other for comfort and relief. It seemed everyone was headed for…

6th Abaca Festival now in full swing

A Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 kicked off colorful and meaningful activities of this week’s 6th Abaca Festival in the Abaca Capital of the Philippines. Following the Mass…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

9TH OF MAY

What’s with the 9th of May In our lives?   I meant to wake up early On a Monday To welcome a whiff Of air Called deliverance.   I decided…

CatSU is 1st runner-up in Bicol Culture and Arts Fest

The Catanduanes State University finished second best among Bicol State Colleges and Universities (SUCs) in the recently concluded PASUC V Culture and Arts Festival held April 28-30, 2022 at the…