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Taboan 2014 in Subic: A movable, moving literary feast

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TABOAN delegates in Bacolor Church

Mindanao—in particular, Zamboanga City—was the venue chosen in June 2013 by National Commission for Culture and the Arts for the 2014 Writers’ Festival. Recent disturbances (Read: Zamboanga siege) forced a relocation of the annual literary festival for the National Arts Month to Subic, Zambales.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

New haven for the arts rises in CDO

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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 »

NCCA Sayaw Pinoy tours the country; UE joins PAF

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SAYAW Pinoy features Hispanic-inspired Filipino dances.

Sayaw Pinoy, the annual dance showcase around the country of the Philippines Arts Festival (PAF) for National Arts Month, opened last Jan. 30 in Roxas City, Capiz.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Felipe M. de Leon, Jr.: ‘We should be proud of Filipino genius and culture’

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DE LEON researching in the Cordillera: He has worked for the Ifugao epic
“Hudhud” to be included in the World Heritage List.

February will see the country celebrating the National Arts Month (NAM). As the chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), government’s primary agency for the arts and culture, Felipe M. de Leon Jr. is not only on top of the Philippine Arts Festival, the NCCA’s flagship event to celebrate NAM; he is also vested with the duty to steer Philippine arts and culture to a fruitful and stellar direction.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Music, theater to take center stage in NCCA’s Philippine Arts Fest

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TAAL-Tunugan will feature music groups using instruments made from recycled
materials.

In celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM) in February, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will stage “Taal-Tunugan” as part of its Philippine Arts Festival. The event will showcase a new musical ensemble whose instruments are made from scraps and other recycled materials.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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