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Federico Aguilar Alcuaz now a fashion brand

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BUSINESSMAN and art collector Eddie
Chua poses beside an Aguilar Alcuaz
painting, one of hundreds in his collection.
The image has been adapted to the
fashion top worn by themannequin at left
at the CrownPlas Museum which houses
the Eddie and Norma Chua Collections.

Asked how his dad would have reacted now that he’s part of the National Artist Collection Series of trailblazing fashion house Freeway, Christian Aguilar said Federico Aguilar Alcuaz would have been amused and perhaps would have been baffled by all the attention. After all, he was a “no-fuss” guy.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends’ restores samurai genre

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KENSHIN strikes the warrior’s pose.

The second and last part of the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequel will open this week in the Philippines, and by the time it will have ended its run, it may be safe to say that the samurai movie as a global cinema genre will have been restored. “The Legend Ends” just won’t have its way.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finally, a book that gives justice to Isabelo Tampinco

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Obscurity is the lot of many excellent artists, and it has been the historic lot of sculptor Isabelo L. Tampinco (1850-1933).

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National Artist: It’s a presidential award, after all

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The outrage that greeted the decision of President Aquino to reject the nomination of actor Nora Aunor (shown in photo) as national artist has overshadowed and even eclipsed what should be the biggest development in arts and culture in years: the proclamation of the biggest batch of national artists since 2006. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It is unfortunate that the outrage that greeted the decision of President Aquino to reject the nomination of actor Nora Aunor as national artist (NA) has overshadowed and even eclipsed what should be the biggest development in arts and culture in years: the proclamation of the biggest batch of national artists since 2006.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Wilwayco’s intriguing ‘Recalibration’ to open in Singapore this week

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EDWIN Wilwayco in his atelier

Edwin Wilwayco returns to Singapore through the exhibit “Recalibration,” which opens July 8 at Momentous Arts Gallery.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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