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Tag: November 15, 2002

Family forum held

THE IMPACT of poverty and disaster on the family as an institution, and the role of Christian faith in the survival of families were discussed in a forum, “Are Poor Families Good News for us Christians?,” conducted by the Philippine Church Communicators’ Network (PCCNet) at the Titus Brandsma Center in Cubao, Quezon City last September 18. The forum, its organizers said, was in preparation for the Fourth World Meeting of Families next year.

UAAP coverage elitist?

WITH the 65th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) halfway through, fans of the country’s top collegiate league have yet to see the broadcast coverage of the non-basketball events on Studio 23.

Studio 23, operated by television giant ABS-CBN, promised fans of the league to cover to the league’s other sporting events after acquiring the rights to broadcast the 63rd season of the UAAP in 2000.

Teatro stages Tatarin

IN CELEBRATON of its 25th foundation anniversary, Teatro Tomasino, the official theater guild of the University of Santo Tomas, will stage Nick Joaquin’s “Tatarin” (Witches’ Sabbath) Nov. 27 and 28 at the Philam Life Theater on U.N. Ave, with three two-hour shows daily (10 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm). The show will be directed by one of the guild’s few female directors, Katherine Penaojas. Tatarin tackles the cultural duality faced both by men and women as a result of colonialism.

HRM students win

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas hotel and Restaurant Management students bagged major awards last Sept. 19 to 21 in the Chefs on Parade competition at the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City.

The UST team placed third in the Market Basket Competition headed by Missy Ann Gabriel, Melanie Mae Co, and Ailene Grace Nakpil.

Another bronze medal was won by the team of Kristine Santos, Veronica Mendoza, and Pamela Santiago in the Cake Decorating Contest.

When age doesn’t matter

“LOVE, like a diamond, is ageless.”

Repertory Philippines closes its 65th season with a touching romantic comedy between a 40-year-old woman and a 22-year-old young man in Forty Carats.

Spanish picture in motion

IF YOU are looking for the cathartic experience from watching a movie, then this film is not for you.

With its typical European non-linear plot development, Retrato de Mujer con Hombre, doesn’t play with exposition, climax, or denouement. It doesn’t give Sophist-like preaching and leaves all the realization to the audience.

The Kikay Machine

CALLING all certified kikays out there.

You can now stop salivating for that designer boutique that you have seen on the F Channel, or that shimmering make-up powder featured on the Lifestyle Network.

The Kikay Machine, a daily beauty magazine and lifestyle show that gives you everything you need to know about looking and feeling good is now here. This show is localized and formatted for Filipino women.

Ballet for the masses

MOST people think ballet is boring.

But Ballet Manila’s (BM) full-length performance of the classic Giselle last Sept. 29 at the Star Theater at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex seeks to change this perception.

Known as “ballerina’s ballet” in the dance scene, Giselle was developed during the Romantic Age and marked one of the high points of classical ballet history.

Losing the faith

TERRORISM is a booming industry right up there with government corruption. Since I could remember, kidnappings, hostage situations, senseless bombings, and bloody murders have always covered the front pages of major dailies.

What? Me? Worry?

THIS is not going to be an easy semester.

This reality crashed down on me when I went to our scheduled enrolment just a few days ago.

I decided to come late since I only had a few subjects to enroll so as to avoid getting in line for the pre-enrollment sheets. However, when I arrived at the Faculty, I saw my batch mates scattered around as if waiting for something. I suddenly suspected an irregularity. Being the curious cat that I am, I asked around to know the cause of their agitation.