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PGH Medical Foundation holds 5th art auction

The Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. (PGH MFI) will hold its 5th Biennial Art Auction on April 23, 5 p.m., at the Turf Room of Manila Polo Club, Makati City.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UST to hold national confab on arts and literature

The Department of Literature of the University of Santo Tomas invites artists, art enthusiasts, academicians, practitioners, researchers and students from both public and private schools to attend Siningcuentro 2014: A National Conference on Arts and Literature, on April 21-23, at UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy Multipurpose Hall.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Disputed art to remain at Berlin museum

In this Jan. 9, 2014 file picture the medieval Dome Reliquary (13th century) of the Welfenschatz, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. AP

A medieval treasure trove at the center of a long-running ownership dispute should stay with a Berlin museum and not be given to the heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers, a panel set up by the German government said Thursday.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Export-quality products, designs on display at Manila FAME

The 59th edition of Manila FAME, a biannual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, eco-sustainability and artisanship in Philippine products, will take center stage at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, on March 14-17.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

New haven for the arts rises in CDO

CAGAYAN de Oro’s Art and Culture Committee members: writer Imma Rae Gatuslao, choral conductor Baby Escudero, visual artist Michael Bacol, pianist and committee chair Rafaelita P. Pelaez, the author, Dorothy Jean B. Pabayo, painter Errol Balcos

In Cagayan de Oro City, the National Arts Month celebrations peaked with the opening last Feb. 21 of an art cafe run by the city’s Art and Culture Committee.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

H.R. Ocampo scrapbook-paintings to be auctioned off March 8

PAINTINGS on H.R. Ocampo’s scrapbook

A major auction of works of Philippine masters led by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo will be held on March 8 at Salcedo Auctions in Salcedo Village, Makati City. It is billed, fittingly, as the Important Philippine Art sale. Things get going at 2 p.m.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Recovering stolen art as WWII adventure


“War is strange,” an unusual military officer says early in this most unusual book about war. That adage is proven continuously when soldiers are sent not after enemy combatants in ravaged Europe during World War II, but are instead sent to track down priceless pieces of art plundered by the Nazis.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

José Rizal as a member of Nick Joaquin’s pantheon of dubious heroes


It has been the facile conclusion that the “pacifist” Rizal became our national hero over the “war freak” Bonifacio because it thus suited the Americans’ pacifying campaign against us.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Finally, a home for sculptors ‘without a venue’

THE OPENING of Museo Orlina in Tagaytay City. In top photo are international glass artist Ramon Orlina (second from left), Jaime Laya, National Artist Napoleon Abueva, Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes Tolentino and Rep. Bambol Tolentino. PHOTO BY EDWIN BELLOSILLO

Sculptor Ramon Orlina stopped in mid-sentence and wiped his tears as he delivered a short speech at the soft opening of the modest museum he built to pay homage to still-unheralded fellow Pinoy sculptors and other artists.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Fine arts and industrial design meld in ‘ArtWearAble’

ARTURO Luz-designed bracelet made of 18-karat yellow-gold set with lapiz lazuli and onyx gemstones

The recent opening of the “ArtWearAble” exhibit at Yuchengco Museum proved that man was no longer “just a subject but a canvas for contemporary artists.”

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Regurgitating daisies: The joys, woes of womanhood

“The Egotist and the Lady,” by Cristina Taniguchi

The verb “regurgitate”—meaning “to throw or pour back or out from a cavity”— may seem indecorously inappropriate when paired with the charming name of a flower, the daisy. It is this seemingly inelegant confluence of two words that ignites the show “Regurgitating Daisies,” now on view at Galerie Anna, SM Megamall.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  8. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
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  • Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity
  • Sign maker to be nailed to cross for 28th time
  • 50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses
  • AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
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