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Modern master Romulo Olazo turns 80 Monday

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“NINOY Aquino Parks and Wildlife,” oil on canvas, 1992

Today Romulo Olazo celebrates his 80th birthday. He is one more preeminent Filipino artist whose name has been floated for decades for selection of National Artist for the Visual Arts.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Will Vigan make it to Unesco’s New 7 Wonders Cities?

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CALLE Crisologo, the nerve center of Vigan’s historic district. Only horse-carriages may traverse the cobblestone street.

Today the fate of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, will be decided. The list of 28 cities contending for New 7 Wonders Cities will be reduced to 21; then to 14 on Oct. 2; and the top seven cities will be announced Dec. 7.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Naming FV Coching new National Artist renders academic the question whether ‘komiks’ illustration belongs to the fine arts

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Coching

It had to happen again. One was a case of addition, this time it’s subtraction. Five years ago, the controversy over the worthiness of four personages proclaimed National Artists by President Gloria Arroyo stole the thunder from those whose eminent worth was unquestioned.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Exhibit to uncover the mystique of Fernando Zóbel

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THE MASTER artist in 1966, in Museo de Arte Abstracto Español at Casa Colgadas in the ancient hill town of Cuenca. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AYALA MUSEUM

Fernando Zóbel, one of our pioneer abstractionists and a master of wispy form and subtle monochrome, has acquired a certain mystique.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

My days of exclusion

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After an accident at a parking lot in Makati City in late March, it was the first time I was hospitalized since I was a child.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

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