Another noteworthy Filipino went quietly into the good night -- Alberto "Bert" Florentino Jr., playwright/author and promoter of Philippine literature is given a proper farewell by author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard whose latest novel, The Newspaper Widow, was a finalist in the Best Novel in English category of the National Book Awards in Manila.
Why do Cebuanos consider themselves a superior tribe? Cebuana writer Isabel Taylor Escoda proffers her not-quite-humble reasons.
We continue our series of Martial Law Stories, this time with writer/poet/journalist/editor Jose "Pete" Lacaba's account of his horrendous torture.
Our Happy Home Cook recipe this week, Beef Caldereta cooked in an instapot, comes from our resident foodie Elizabeth Ann Quirino's new book, Instant Filipino Recipes: My Mother’s Philippine Food in a Multicooker Pot. Try it out and see how fast a meal cooks with this appliance.
Our In The Know links this week:
Boracay’s back cleaner and greener. But something’s missing: jobs
Stuck in traffic: How Manila’s roads are making love elusive for Filipinos
A Brief History of the Most Popular Filipino Street Food
The second-generation Dazas are making home cooks out of anyone
For video of the week, Esquire Philippines posted an interview with long time Philippine actor Eddie Garcia on his long career in showbiz.