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Paseo de Paoay presents Ricarte Puruganan: The Filipino as Modernist exhibition

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The Ilocos Norte government through Gov. Imee Marcos in cooperation with Dr. Joven Cuanang of the Pintó Art Museum will present a rare exhibition of works by the late Filipino Modernist painter Ricarte Puruganan (1912-1998) at Paseo de Paoay in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The show “Ricarte Puruganan: The Filipino as Modernist” opens on Dec. 27, 3 p.m.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The Taimis Project

SCULPTURE by Jerson Samson

Dr. Joven Cuanang and Pinto Art Museum’s latest exhibit opened April 6, featuring the sculptures of Salvador Joel Alonday, musical composition by Nonong Buencamino (performed by Renato Lucas), oratorical piece by Hammed Bolotaulo and bas relief of José Santos III’s “La Misma Duena” by Alab Pagarigan.

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

Back to teaching, Dr. Joven Cuanang says medicine is about understanding humans

The good doctor (rightmost) with Annie Sarthou and National Artist BenCab at his retirement tribute dinner, “Roast Toast or Boast,” at St. Luke’s last Dec. 12. PHOTO BY ALANAH TORRALBA

Dr. Joven R. Cuanang, newly “liberated” from being medical director of St. Luke’s Medical Center—he retired last December after 10 years on the job—saunters easily through the lobby of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, like a man with time on his hands.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Soap operation

“GOING BACK TO ROOTS.” Kawayan de Guia’s chair tries to rediscover traditional mountain cures. The carved bulol on the body of the wheelchair absorbs illnesses caused by bad spirits. (Unfortunately, the artist, who is 6 ft tall, has sat on it so you can hardly see the chair.)

Nicole gave me a pieceof coral-colored soap (Dior), in a sculptured container. It smelled good, mmmmmmm. It took months of agony to decide to use such an expensive soap, it seemed just too good for li’l ole me.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The latest wheels


Dr. Joven Cuanang and I are pleased to report that the Apolinario Mabini sculptural wheelchairs are coming along nicely. These labors of love are slated for a small art parade on Apolinario Mabini’s birthday on July 20, which also coincides with Rehabilitation Week.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »