By DJ Yap
It’s between Imelda Marcos and the Sandiganbayan. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said his office would not block the seizure of nine valuable paintings reportedly displayed in the office of the Ilocos Norte lawmaker and former first lady in the House of Representatives.
“Beautiful! Beautiful!” Imelda Marcos exclaimed, upon the unveiling of the silkscreen portrait of her, done by acclaimed artist-photographer Rupert Jacinto. Held at a champagne reception at the seventh-floor Lounge of the Salcedo Park in Salcedo Village, the new work introduces the silkscreen segment in the “Faaabvlous V” coffee-table book and photo exhibit at the Peninsula Manila in November.
An official says the Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks included in his alleged ill-gotten wealth.
And So It IsBy George Sison
Be very still. Understand your oneness with the One Power in the universe. Understand that this One Power is God.
By Larry Leviste
It was 1972 when I first met Bobby Caballero. Martial law was only a few months old, and I was barely 15, on a Christmas school break from La Salle Green Hills. Auggie Cordero took me to Nayong Pilipino that cool December night to assist him for a dress rehearsal for “Bagong Anyo,” Imelda Marcos’ fashion show meant to end all fashion shows.