Baliwag

  • National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario recalls that he was five years old when he wrote and recited his first original poem. “I was only five years old when I asked my mother if I could attend school,” he shares with us. At first, he was a saling pusa because his classmates were older with […]

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  • A true blue Bulakeña, Shirley Halili-Cruz was born to businessman Rufino Halili of Santa Maria, Bulacan and soprano and costume designer Rufina Casanova of Pulilan. Now an accomplished artist, artistic director, and dance educator, she recalls growing up in an environment that blended discipline and creativity. She started dancing at the age of nine under […]

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