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NCCA Sayaw Pinoy tours the country; UE joins PAF

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 »

The ‘multiplicity’ of Filipinos and the art of bringing people together

NCCA Chairman Felipe De Leon Jr explains that Filipinos have been making waves in the international singing stage is because Filipinos love to bring people together. Singing, being one of the most expressive performance arts, is used as a tool by Filipinos to bring people together.  MATIKAS SANTOS/ INQUIRER.net

The reason why Filipinos love social media so much or why Filipinos invite others to eat with them is also the same reason why Filipinos have been constantly making waves in the international singing stage.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Creation of art loss registry pushed

CULTURAL TREASURE  “Ina at Anak” is the oil painting by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo that, according to the heirs of Abelardo and Trinidad Tarrosa Subido, had been stolen from their family and resold in the “unregulated secondary art market.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The heirs of poets and writers Abelardo and Trinidad Tarrosa Subido are calling for the creation of an art loss registry to curb the illicit trade in art and cultural property that, they said, was behind the “unauthorized sale” of an artwork stolen from their family, a painting by Filipino National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Language Month’ exhibit at DFA celebrates people’s dynamism, others


The many languages of the Philippines are a reflection of the Filipino people’s dynamism, flexibility, and adaptability, Felipe de Leon Jr., chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), said during the opening of an exhibit celebrating “Buwan ng Wika (Language Month)” in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) building in Pasay City.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Deliberations on nominees for 2013 National Artists Awards start

“Umaandar na naman ang proseso (The process has resumed),” declared Felipe de Leon Jr., chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), before a gathering of experts from various fields of culture and the arts last Friday.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

NCCA Writer’s Prize now accepting entries

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting entries to the 2013 NCCA Writers’ Prize. This is done through NCCA’s Plans, Project Formulation and Program Division (P/PFPD)-Institutional Programs. Deadline of submission is July 31.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

NCCA’s gongs-and-bamboo festival goes international

COMPOSER Ramon P. Santos; Riya Lopez of the Musicological Society of
the Philippines; Robert N. Pinsoy of Dipolog

Gongs and bamboo musical instruments “are a celebration and renewal of our heritage as Asians and have been in existence for thousands of years,” according to composer and National Artist-designate Ramon P. Santos.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ebarle’s ‘Hibla’ paintings at Renaissance: Traditional fibers contemporized as abstracts

“HIBLA 26”

In “Hibla Series 5,” which opens on Dec. 8 at the Renaissance Gallery in SM Megamall, Jane Ebarle will again be an artist immersed in the resplendent colors of the native and the indigenousness yet one who is also constantly evolving her art.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Remember jai alai: Stop making Manila heritage demolition victim

HERE LIES HERITAGE. 12 years ago the Art Deco treasure was torn down. INQUIRER PHOTO

First it was the jai alai aficionados who cried foul after the sport was first banned in the Philippines in 1986 amid allegations of game-fixing. With the game gone, the building was foreseen to be the next casualty.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino Society of Cinematographers’ workshop starts March 23

The Filipino Society of Cinematographers (FSC) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Plusiminus Film Camp is holding a cinematography workshop on March 23, 24 and 25 at Arthur’s Resort, Siniloan Laguna.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Angono, other Rizal towns host Arts Month visual arts fest

SHAMCEY Supsup, Ms. Universe 2011 third runner-up and PAF 2012 Ambassadress for Architecture, holds portrait sketches of her created by Nemesio “Nemi” Miranda, head of the National Committee on Visual Arts (NCVA), and Edgar Talusan Fernandez, visual artist and former head of the NCVA (extreme right). To Shamcey’s right—Felipe de Leon Jr., chair of NCCA; Gerard Lico, head, National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts; and Edward Perez, vice head, National Committee on Dramatic Arts.

Angono, Rizal, the art capital of the country, will host the Philippine Visual Arts Festival: The Rizal Experience (Pivaf: TRE), Feb 17-21.

Posted: February 12th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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