IN PHOTOS: UP Fighting Maroons team up with Lumad in #Manilakbayan game

Fighting Maroon Jett Manuel says being an athlete of the state university ‘is about helping other people beyond UP’ Jansen Romero and Joshua Ramos MANILA, Philippines – Members of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons took a break from practice Monday night, October 26, to demonstrate basketball drills to Lumad children who joined the […]

Behind ‘Arkipelago’

Chancellor Michael L. Tan, UP Diliman Philippine Daily Inquirer I thought I should do a behind-the-scenes column about the opening ceremony titled “Arkipelago.” The responsibility for organizing the opening event rotates each year among the eight members of the UAAP, and this year it was UP that took charge, the Diliman campus in particular.

Santiago S. Suarez: His music is immortal

REMEMBER WHEN? By Danny Dolor (The Philippine Star) Where enriching Philippine folk music is concerned, Santiago S. Suarez is second to none. Suarez composed more than 400 pieces of haranas, balitaws, danzas and ballads.

Remembering Cornelio Balmaceda

FROM THE STANDS By Domini M. Torrevillas (The Philippine Star) What a coincidence that I got hold of a copy of the book about the late Cornelio Balmaceda a couple of days before the birthday celebration (yesterday) of his daughter Rosemarie Balmaceda Lazaro.  Rose’s invitation to a merienda (expected to be a lively dancing party) said gifts to the Cornelio […]

Public School Days, 1945-53

by Jaime Laya, May 4, 2015 Read more at I fell on a pot and cut an ear. That’s all I remember of when I was saling pusà at Washington Elementary School. The school burned down and when classes resumed in 1945, I was accepted in Grade III at Alejandro Albert Elementary School in […]