arts in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on arts in the Philippines


Sylvia Sanchez, Art Atayde test positive for coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 - 7:26 PM

The actress says that they are ‘getting better each day’

GETTING BETTER. Sylvia Sanchez and Art Atayde test positive for the coronavirus but are slowly recovering. Screenshot from

[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

Auggie Fontanilla: Talking art, religion, and street culture

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

We talk to Filipino artist Auggie Fontanilla about his views on contemporary street art

Over 80 athletes from around the world to compete at the Philippine Aerial Cup 2018

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The international pole and aerial arts competition will be happening on October 13 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City

POLE ART. This is a screenshot from the same-day edit video of the Philippine Pole Cup 2017 by Green Tale Photography.

Who wants to study art for free?

Dec 08, 2017 - 3:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Audition and examination of applicants will be conducted at the National Arts Center, Mt. Makiling, Los Baños on Saturday, December 9

The woman and gallery that spurred Philippine modern art

Sep 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

In the aftermath of the war, Lyd Arguilla provided a home for some of the Philippines' greatest artists to create a new scene

'MID-CENTURY MODERNS'. Coco Alcuaz talks to Leon Gallery owner Jaime Ponce de Leon and exhibit co-curator Lisa Nakpil.

What's The Big Idea? Mid-century modern art and the Philippine Art Gallery

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Coco Alcuaz talks to art curators about how the Philippine Art Gallery was instrumental in the post-war modern art movement

The Met and PH's historical-cultural corridor

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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

Kevin Belingon wants to fight on ONE Championship’s December card in PH

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM

With ONE Championship having its ninth trip to the Philippines on December 2 Filipino fighter Belingon wants a homecoming bout

HOMECOMING BOUT. Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon wants a spot in ONE Championship's next trip to the Philippines on December 2. Photo from ONE Championship

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

Two men, art, and the city of light

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:59 PM

My only advice is curiosity says renowned Filipino artist Gaston Damag to a younger artist in Paris

ARTISTS. Filipino artists Gaston Damag and Renz Lee share stories and artworks on a Thursday afternoon. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez

Liberal arts vs technical courses in a mature job market

May 30, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines needs to have a more mature job market that could accommodate almost every field and give a chance to every wide eyed applicant eager to prove himself or herself in this dog eat dog world

Images from Shutterstock

The new Phantom 3, Google on spoilers, Apple Watch | SciTech4u

Apr 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

A fully loaded drone Google s move on spoilers the Apple Watch and more in this week s episode

An artist for the people

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:13 AM

The artist is well advised to take on the challenge of creating art that will contribute to social change by enlightening viewers and audiences about the nature and causes of the problems they face as Filipinos today

Artist, purist: Fu Yabing, the Blaan master weaver

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Vibrant beautiful traditional weaving – a craft protected by master designer Fu Yabing

#GlendaPH: Rehab funds needed for country's arts high school

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:22 AM

Almost a month since Typhoon Glenda made landfall in the country the Philippine High School for the Arts PHSA is still running on generators

Things to do: February 21 - 28

Feb 21, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Art exhibits are up and about this week for National Arts Month as well as concerts and cultural events

Artists and artistas

Feb 09, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Arts and humanities have taken the back seat for the sake of human resource importation One wonders which type of poverty is worse: empty wallets or barren soul?

ENTERTAINMENT. What's your cup of tea? Graphic by Raffy De Guzman

LRT commuters get surprise dance, music shows

Jan 20, 2014 - 4:48 PM

There s ballet and hiphop at the Doroteo Jose station and music by Armor Rapista and Philippine High School of the Arts alumni at the Cubao station

ARTS FESTIVAL. This coming February is National Arts Month

#BestOf2013: Winners of the Rappler Social Media Awards

Jan 02, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Here are Rappler readers choices for Best Pinoy Celebrity Best Pinoy Athlete Best Pinoy Movie Pinoy Musician of the Year Best Pinoy Viral Video LSS Last Song Syndrome of the Year

What hampers restoration of Visayas' heritage sites?

Dec 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The lack of manpower equipment and funding makes difficult the restoration of structures damaged by Yolanda and the Bohol quake heritage experts say

AWAITING RESTORATION. The facade of Loboc church in Bohol completely crumbled because of the October 15 Visayas earthquake. All photos courtesy of NCCA

A work of art: Repertory PH's 'Alice in Wonderland'

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Days later I caught myself with The Queen of Hearts song stuck in my head

ALICE CAN PLAY THIS GAME. A game of croquet with the deck of cards. All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Alice awake: Repertory Philippines' ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Aug 27, 2013 - 9:00 PM

This staging hinges in large part on the audience participation of Filipino children

COME INTO HER DREAMS. Alice and her crew are back in Repertory Philippines' 'Alice in Wonderland.' All images from the Repertory Philippines Facebook page

Alice in Wonderland: Into the rabbit hole

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Real life is Wonderland too with real rabbits cats and caterpillars

THIS GENERATION'S ALICE. Dani Gana and a cast of revered thespians bring the Lewis Carroll classic back to life on stage. All images courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Urban art, PH dream in ToyCon 2013

Jun 14, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Toy designer Evan Aguiling is helping bring urban art to more Filipinos

URBAN ART. Artist Evan Aguiling poses beside a poster for one of his creations, Ganmetal Celsius. All photos by Ryan Songalia

When travel meets art and music

Feb 23, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Blend travel with art this February when we celebrate Philippine Arts Month

STREET ART. Part of the lyrics of National Artist Lucio San Pedro and composer Levi Celerio’s  composition, “Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan.” Photos by Claire Madarang

'D Wonder Twins of Boac': A better ending that's up to you

Feb 05, 2013 - 3:02 PM

A Filipino take on a Shakespeare classic with a 60s twist

BRECHTIAN THEATER DELIVERED. PETA'S 'D Wonder Twins of Boac' subversively incites audiences into introspection and action even as it makes them laugh and sing. Poster courtesy of Rome Jorge