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National Heritage Month closes in Cebu; help for heritage structures pledged


Spotlight was on Cebu’s rich heritage when the island-province became the venue of the closing ceremonies of the National Heritage Month (NHM) with the theme “Pamanang Pinoy: Taoid 2014” last May 31.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA theater fest aids in Bohol rehabilitation

EARTH Savers group doing interpretative dance on song about the environment.

To help in the psychological rehabilitation of communities hit by disasters last years, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Dramatic Arts held Theater on the Edge at the municipalities of Dauis and Loon in Bohol during the recent National Arts Month.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Easter’ auction features sacred items, modern & contemporary art

“LAGOON,” by Jose Joya

Leon Gallery will hold its first auction this year, Glorious Easter Auction, on March 22, training the spotlight on antique sacred art objects as the Catholic world observes Lent.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA reaches out to Mindanao artists

CHURCH painter Al Perez and Pagadian Gov. Antonio Cerilles at the opening exhibit of Pivaf

For the first time, the Annual Philippine Visual Arts Festival (Pivaf) extended beyond the shores of Luzon as Zamboanga del Sur served as its host province.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Cheap’ Mañosa home a showcase of Filipino architecture

FRANCISCO Mañosa’s bed is oriented toward a pond, which exudes a sense of tranquillity, easing him and his wife, Denise, to sleep. They occasionally go fishing on the pond. DANIEL HIRRO

Architects face great pressure when designing their own home. Their houses give their potential clients a heads-up on their style; they’re a physical testimony of their skills as artists, which will either be permanently praised or scorned.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »