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HONORED IN INDIA – Dr. William D. Dar, former agriculture secretary, was honored by the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) by naming a new building after him. Known as the William D. Dar Agribusiness Centre, the facility houses ICRISAT’s agribusiness and innovation platform. Dr. Dar (3rd from left) poses in front of the marker of the building named after him. Joining him from left are ICRISAT governing board chairman Dr Chandra Madramootoo, Mrs. Beatriz Dar, and David Bergvinson, director general. Dr. Dar was ICRISAT director general from 2000 to 2014.

Agribiz centre named after William Dar

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Patancheru, India, honored former agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, who served as its Director…

EDIBLE GARDEN Anthony Cortes posing with the lush upland kangkong and other veggies at the PGS Garden at Malacañang Park. The vegetables are this lush only 27 days after transplanting.

Veggies grow lush fast

By Zac B. Sarian When we attended the preview of the lush vegetable garden at the Malacañang Park recently, many attendees had wondered why the…

POETS, ARTISTS, AND PATRONS OF ART From left Hans Sy, chairman of the executive committee of SM Prime Holdings; National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose; the author; Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero; Daphne Oseña Paez; Xandra Ramos Padilla, National Book Store managing director; and Millie Dizon, SVP for marketing and communications of SM Retail. (Image by NOEL B. PABALATE)

The Haiku Handbook on Nation-Building

By AA Patawaran On Feb. 9, to open a nine-day-long exhibit at The Atrium of S Maison at Conrad Manila celebrating the first anniversary of…

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Benjie’s menu, a preview of Red Jade

By Jullie Y. Daza Photos by JYD There are probably as many eating clubs in “food-obsessed” Metro Manila as there are restaurants, so Benjie Yap…

FOR COUNTRY AND FLAG. Strangers and people from all corners of the country troop to EDSA to lend their support and express their indignation

EDSA from various vantage points

By Margie Quimpo-Espino Margie’s story Several years ago, I opened a book on the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution and saw a huge picture of…