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[OPINION] Why art fairs matter even to non-artists and non-collectors

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Attendance, however, is not the be-all and end-all of art fairs

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons, poverty to survive

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:38 PM

As the renowned arts organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, its dancers are determined for the show to go on, despite the lack of funding

[OPINION] How the Philippines can repair its culture

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM

I believe that the Philippines is still a country with a purpose, a country with a bright future. We are slowly letting go of our ways that did not work for us in the past.

Juana Change to perform monologue on EJKs at CCP

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Tao Po is a four-part monologue interactive performance that gives a human face to the issue of extra-judicial killings

[OPINYON] Kung aaraw-arawin ang pagluluksa

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Nang masunog ang Notre-Dame Cathedral sa Paris, France, hindi ko lubos-akalain na ganito kalalim ang pagkaantig ng mga Pilipino sa imahen ng isang simbahang nasusunog

WATCH: Mak Tumang brings PH culture to the Miss Universe stage

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Mak Tumang's creations are on display for a limited time in his home province of Pampanga

WATCH: Karen Gallman talks travel, PH culture in video for Miss Intercontinental 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Karen is set to compete in the Miss Intercontinental competition in January 2019

'People's Museum' seeks to preserve identity of Ormoc City

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'We need a museum to remind us that we are part of a cultural band and we have a responsibility to our descendants to preserve our past,' says Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez

SITE OF PEOPLE'S MUSEUM. The people of Ormoc City will have their own museum come June 2018. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

NCIP to ABS-CBN: 'Immediately rectify' portrayal of Bagani in teleserye

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'The TV fantasy show distorts, misleads, and confuses rather than educates the Filipino TV viewers on the indigenous concept and term Bagani,' says National Commission on Indigenous Peoples chairperson Leonor Oralde-Quintayo

The Met and PH's historical-cultural corridor

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'We need urban renaissance in Manila,' says architect Gerard Lico

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch how Filipinos observe Holy Week

Culture clash: Why Freddie Aguilar isn't ready

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:18 PM

I believe his views on Cultural Revolution and Purification will set us back from being participants in a globally connected creative world

Vote selling among the poor a 'logical' decision - think tank

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Institute of Philippine Culture found that accepting money among poor voters does not necessarily mean selling one s vote

VOTE SELLING. Among the poor communities, those struck by disasters (represented by Tacloban City) do not believe that accepting money means selling their vote. Screengrab from IPC

Why Pinoys and BPOs are a good fit

Apr 06, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Filipinos possess traits and skills that are a good match for the booming BPO industry

All Saints' Day: A mix of celebration and sadness

Nov 01, 2015 - 3:22 PM

While many people in Manila s sprawling cemeteries treated the event like a giant picnic in the central city of Tacloban which is still suffering the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda the mood was mournful and somber

ALL SAINT’S DAY. People pray at the graveyard of lost relatives at the mass grave for victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), during the traditional visit to family graveyards in Tacloban City. Photo by Lito Bagunas/AFP

Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa: Keeping culture alive through dance

Sep 05, 2015 - 6:37 PM

For Filipina Ramon Maysaysay awardee Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa the pangalay dance reflects the country s rich culture

Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa is the only Filipina among the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardees. Photo by Rappler

Canadian Harvard graduate speaks fluent Ilocano

Mar 13, 2015 - 6:33 PM

I became very interested in Philippine languages culture and the education system and have gotten involved in many work projects that combine these interests says Firth McEachern

Swiss envoy, 'singing diplomat' to launch cultural fund

May 19, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Watch Swiss musicians perform for Filipinos as the Swiss Cultural Fund is launched

[Thinking Through Design] Exploring this culture space in Intramuros

Apr 25, 2014 - 5:40 PM

By featuring artisan products linked to our pre colonial roots The Manila Collectible Co offers an alternative view of Filipino artistry

NCCA says ambassadors are 'icons,' not representatives

Nov 04, 2013 - 6:08 PM

The NCCA says its controversial stable of ambassadors serve as icons not representatives of the entirety of the art and culture scene

AMBASSADORS. The public questions the selection of celebrities as ambassadors for culture and arts. Photo from the Philippine Arts Festival Facebook

The perya: A pillar in town fiesta economics

Aug 31, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Casino circus and amusement park all in one: any town s night life for a week or two

MAIN ATTRACTION. At night, the perya's ferris wheel takes center stage. Neither for the priss nor faint of heart. All photos (except as indicated) by Marga Deona

It's not my parade

Jun 12, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Our independence struggle was not just one isolated and brief incident but a compendium of events that mirror our yearnings and limitations

John L. Silva

Cheat sheet: Manila Bay reclamation

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

What s the Manila Bay reclamation issue all about and why should you care?

HUMAN CHAIN. Over 3,000 people formed a human chain last February 12 to oppose the Manila Bay reclamation by Manila Gold Coast Corporation. All photos by Pia Ranada

5 reasons to watch 'Rama Hari'

Dec 01, 2012 - 3:57 PM

With only over a week on stage here s why you MUST catch this Ballet Philippines production

THE COLLABORATORS. Ryan Cayabyab, Alice Reyes and National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera are behind the music, direction, choreography and libretto of 'Rama Hari.' Photo courtesy of Jude Cartalaba

'Nat'l Artist insertions worst under Arroyo'

Aug 10, 2009 - 11:30 PM

President Arroyo has inserted a total of seven names in the official list of National Artists