Philip Cu Unjieng

AC health’s mission vision, and the Healthway Cancer Care Hospital at Arca South

The first time I visited AC Health’s Healthway Cancer Care Hospital at Arca South, it was a structure full of scaffolding, and the model units of the hospital rooms had just been completed. AC Health’s CEO Paolo Borromeo had invited me to join the inspection tour he was conducting for Jaime Z. Urquijo, chief sustainability and risk officer of Ayala Corporation. So, to be invited for a third time to the HCCH was a distinct pleasure, as I have fond memories of the place, and fully support the “mission vision” of the specialty hospital. 

This rent is long overdue! 9Works Rent Manila 2024

Right before the Thursday preview night of 9Works new production of Rent at the RCBC Theater, producer Santi Santamaria and director Robbie Guevara took to the stage to say a few words. Mention was made of how Rent 2024 would be the 4th staging by Santi, and the funny thing is I’ve watched all three previous productions - starting in 2010. 

History lesson, Guy Ritchie-style: A review of 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare'

This World War II film is prefaced by the frame, saying the story is based on facts, on newly declassified documents that date back to that period, and what transpired in 1942. 

Reading habits, and monetizing our contemporary literature

The National Book Development Board will be holding the Philippine Book Festival 2024 on April 25-28 at the World Trade Center Manila. It was at the same venue that the first Festival was held last year; and I was happy to join the recently held press event for the 2024 iteration, to witness firsthand the big plans for this year, and how the NBDB is out to make good on its mission vision, bringing Filipino literature and creative content to the rest of the world. 

The playful Bolero

Bolero doesn’t serve the typical commercial, tourist-in-Spain cuisine; instead, it offers what Madrileños would enjoy when seeking fine dining in their own city.