By Johnathan Libarios Rondina
National Artist José Joya had a peculiar way of greeting each New Year. On New Year’s eve, Peping, as he was known to family and friends, would lock himself in his studio, away from the charivari and excess of the holidays, to work on a painting and would emerge only after the revelries had the died down.
By Linda B. Bolido
With self-appointed guardians of Filipino morality getting exercised over what they consider as a blasphemous rendering of Roman Catholic icons at the Cultural Center of the Philippines—ironically, generating so much publicity and interest for the exhibit they vehemently oppose—the controversy has overshadowed one of the biggest displays of the works by a Filipino master, spanning [...]