By Matikas Santos
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.
“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.
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.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
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.
By Mary Ann Venturina Bulanadi
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.
By Toti Villalon
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.
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.
Angono, Rizal, the art capital of the country, will host the Philippine Visual Arts Festival: The Rizal Experience (Pivaf: TRE), Feb 17-21.
By Lester G. Babiera
The 2012 Philippine Arts Festival (PAF) has for its theme “Tradisyon at Inobasyon.” The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, which organizes the festival, says it seeks to foster tradition while encouraging innovation.