Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Philippine fashion has come a long way since the time of the classic terno and baro’t saya. Daring to twist the traditional Filipino woman’s garb via back-to-back shows, Inquirer Lifestyle asked renowned and upcoming Filipino designers to transform the modest maria clara into their modern and unique interpretations.
By Cora Llamas
The message was ominous, the tone ruthless, but the one speaking it left nothing ambiguous. To paraphrase in English: “Kill every last man who does not join us: Spanish, mestizo, Chinese, Filipino. Do not make any distinction. Cowardly fathers will only breed whining sons. The race must be made pure.”
By Ferdi Trinidad
Sad but true: Most Filipinos do not seem to have a profound sense of history. Those who do, tend to be more knowledgeable about the distant, rather than the recent, past. The so-called martial law babies, for instance, might be more familiar with the martyrdom of Jose Rizal than of Ninoy Aquino.
By Mate’ Espina
A mostly Filipino-American crowd gave a standing ovation and rave reviews to “Noli Me Tangere, the Musical” at its opening performance August 23 at the Aratani Theater.
By Cathy Yamsuan
A young photographer reportedly genuflected before a first-edition copy of José Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” when a gloved Richie Lerma, advisor of Salcedo Auctions, gingerly pulled it out of a sepia-colored box.