Piano Girl

It is every music student’s dream to perform in a prestigious venue like the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Cultural Center of the Philippines

That dream is about to come true for Ruth Angeli, a fourth-year Piano major at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Conservatory of Music.

One of the artworks at CCP

The 20 year old is preparing hard for her turn at the CCP stage as part of a concert cum recital in December.

She devotes at least four hours every day into her piano practice. (Nathalie Tomada)



Ruth Angeli is a 20-year-old Piano major at the UST Conservatory of Music.






Home of the Servants

by Athena Imperial

Fr. Francisco "Kiko" Perez recalls the days when he was a US Air Force navigator during the World War II. His private nurse attentively listens to the story he has heard several times.
Fr. Francisco “Kiko” Perez recalls the days when he was a US Air Force navigator during the World War II. His private nurse attentively listens to the story he has heard several times.  Photo courtesy: Athena Imperial

The Jesuit Residence at the Ateneo de Manila University has been a home for priests as well as the nurses who take care of the old and sickly servants of God. Fr. Francisco “Kiko” Perez stays at the residence hall for 47 years. Private nurse Odel Filomeno has been taking care of sick Jesuit priests for 6 years.


Photos and video by Athena Imperial







Home of the Servants

Saving grace

For some people, dogs are not just pals. They are real lifesavers. Watch how Filipino writer-actress  Alya Honasan survived the threats of breast cancer through Kikay, her best buddy.

Jodee A. Agoncillo  

More pieces of advice from cancer survivor Alya Honasan here:

Alya sought refuge from Kikay during her most difficult times. These students of the Ateneo de Manila University (photos below), meanwhile, learned new tricks from the Multimedia class–a solution to another “challenging” course they are currently taking.

“We are glad and privileged to have taken this course,” they said, adding that  Professor Kim Kieran’s Multimedia class–in partnership with Professor  Glen Lopez– is the perfect prelude to their New Media class.

Nothing beats actual and hands-on experience with hands-on, skilled and patient teachers, they said. #


IMG_2081Second year MA Journalism students of the Ateneo de Manila University pose after an enriching “New Media” experience. “No one is too old to learn new tricks,” says Inquirer senior reporter Cynthia Balana.



Len Olea of alternative online magazine Bulatlat: Limitless

Manila Bulletin head researcher Leo Laparan: On to the next level
Balana: taking things one step at a time


Saving grace

Student acting workshop

Students Teaching How To Act To Students

Undergrad students of Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) conducted acting workshop for neighbouring school kids. On a sleepy Saturday morning the campus at Katipunan Avenue was vibrating with their happiness.

School kids join ADMU campus for acting workshop. Source: Kundu







This workshop was part of activities for Ateneo Entablado club. It’s a theatre club, known for its socio-political productions.

Entablado members teach acting. Source: Kundu
School kids learn with eagerness. Source: Kundu

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Student acting workshop

The newsroom takes a pause

After a hectic but successful coverage of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Conference in Manila, ABS-CBN newsroom looks forward to catching its breath before moving on to the bigger event of the 2016 presidential elections.

The ABS-CBN News Coverage of APEC 2015

The newsroom takes a pause

Study life in Manila

Myanmar citizen Ne Lynn Aung, social science student at Ateneo De Manila University share his learning experiences. He recently worked as campaign manager for Tin Thit who was elected as MP in Myanmar general election on Nov 8, 2015. Novel peace laureate Aung Sann Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy (NLD) won landslide. Thin Thit is a member of NLD and Ne Lynn is a one of NLD supporter.



Jeepneys are the most common form of public transportation in Manila, Philippines where Ne Lynn Aung studying. Jeepneys first hit the roads in the 1950s, refashioned from military vehicles left behind by US soldiers after World War II is still to be seen in the Philippines.


Jeepneys offer one of the cheapest ways of getting somewhere. They seldom have a special place to stop. The drivers will slow down enough to enable the passengers to jump on or out.


Jeepneys are found in many colors in Marikina.


The jeepneys don’t have air-conditioning but open windows.


Study life in Manila