By Edgar Allan M. Sembrano
Heritage experts and culture-mappers are coming together to help rehabilitate and rebuild several heritage structures damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” notably the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, one of the oldest churches in the country.
By Josephine Darang
Fray Peter Casiño, OSA, prior of the San Agustin Convent in Intramuros, revealed during the opening of the religious art exhibit of Magno “Manny” Gaza on Nov. 20 at the San Agustin Museum that it was the Augustinians who taught the people of Betis, Pampanga, how to carve wood into religious images. Augustinian historian [...]
By Pablo A. Tariman
The last two weeks had performing artists doing their share to alleviate the plight of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors.
By Brylle B. Tabora
Actor Orlando Bloom, who was catapulted to worldwide fame playing Legolas, the dashing warrior elf in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy of films, returns to the same role via Peter Jackson’s adaptation of another J.R.R. Tolkien classic, “The Hobbit.”
By Constantino C. Tejero
The shock of the new is what often greets visitors at this time of the year on the second-floor lobby of the Philippine Daily Inquirer main office on Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City.
By Cathy Cañares-Yamsuan
The battle over the construction of a one-story events venue beside the historic Taal Basilica in Batangas took a new twist after sculptor Ramon Orlina hurled a contempt charge against the parish priest for defying a local judge’s order to stop the project.
By Susan Claire Agbayani
“When we write, we are truly alone,” said Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists) founder F. Sionil José during PEN’s annual literature conference held early last week at De La Salle University Manila.
By Cid Reyes
For his past couple of shows, Vincent Paul Padilla has been propelled by his interest in the dynamics between photography and painting—and, more significantly, their revelations about the nature of time. Undoubtedly, the iconic painting that ignited the concept is the surrealist painting titled “The Persistence of Time” by Salvador Dali. (It is commonly referred to as “The Melting Clock.”) That work, however, did not advert to the stimulus of photography.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
The war in Mindanao—or more accurately, in some provinces of the big island—and the quest for peace continued to be the “burning issues” which dominated the 56th National Conference of the Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists), which is based in London.
By Lester G. Babiera
On the occasion of the 5th centennial of the arrival of the Europeans to the Pacific Ocean, Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Embassy present the piano and violin concert “From Acapulco to Manila: Spanish Music Across Two Oceans.”
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Russian and Australian soldiers, seeking revenge following the Napoleonic invasion of their countries, descended upon the French-held village of Le Roncole, Piacenza in Italy on Oct. 10, 1813. They massacred innocent men, women and children.