Pajammy Party

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Article Alert: “Before the Eraserheads became rock stars, they wrote a Pinoy musical”

It was 1991. UP Tropa, a group described by its adviser Rogelio Sicat as “isang barkada ng estudyanteng iba’t-iba ang kurso na mahilig sa teatro at malakas ang loob,” was working on “Manhid,” a new production at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, and somehow—the members were not sure exactly how, “the details are hazy,” they said—the Eraserheads got involved.

Read the full story HERE.

Article Alert: “Our hands will never be erased”

The rings, which were obscured in the billboard, are Vince and Niño’s commitment rings, a gift from Niño on their first anniversary. “Sabi nga kasi ni Beyonce, ‘Put a ring on it,’” he quipped, smiling.

Read the full story HERE.

Article Alert: “That Thing Called Tadhana” tour

I retraced Anthony and Mace’s footsteps, looking for Abi Dionisio’s paintings at BenCab Museum, eating at Café by the Ruins and walking to the end of Session Road, passing by people who were offering free hugs.

Sadly, I didn’t make it to Sagada. But you can.

Read the full story HERE.

Article Alert: Dating Derek Ramsay

Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share…”

I wish I had someone with whom I could share my bed. (Laughs)

Read the full story HERE.

Article Alert: “Beyond the black beret—the stories of the SAF 44”

Senior Insp. Joey Gamutan and his wife Merlyn celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary miles apart. It was Jan. 24, the day before the clash that took his life. The next day, despite being deep in the battle, Joey was able to call Merlyn one last time.

A day later, their firstborn turned 5.

Senior Insp. Rennie Tayrus relished being a policeman, even if it meant being deployed on his birthday.

On Jan. 2, he shared a photo of a policeman with the words: “Parents, please stop telling your children that we will haul them off to jail if they are bad. We want them to run to us if they are scared… not be scared of us.”

Read the full story HERE.

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