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It showcases the history and culture of the city.
One hundred meters is as wide as a football field or as long as two laps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool; but in Pasig, it's the length of their newest mural—111 meters to be exact—that was unveiled on February 17. The work of ...
 
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Joya's 'Space Transfiguration' fetched a record sale of P112 million at the same auction in 2018.
The Asian Cultural Council Philippines (ACCP) Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the ACC Art Auction on February 22, 2020 at Leon Gallery. Two years ago, the same auction made history when National Artist Jose Joya’s iconic "Space Transfiguration" (1959) fetched ...
 
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Nikki Luna’s Rape of Seas exhibit in Vienna, Austria will run until February 29.
In her exhibit Rape of Seas, critically-acclaimed Filipino artist Nikki Luna makes a statement championing Philippine sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea. And with the exhibit running at unttld contemporary in Vienna, Austria, Luna is addressing her statement to the world.Condemning China’s ...
 
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Where passion meets purpose.
The best art schools in the Philippines don’t just teach art—they tell you why art matters. The late Robin Williams once said in a little film called the Dead Poets Society, “Medicine, law, business, engineering—these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain ...
 
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Whether you're in need of some down time or in search of the next great read.
There are few places in the Metro that you can truly escape to. We’re not talking about bars, but if that’s how you roll, we don’t judge. If you are more into peace and quiet—and maybe after a possible meet-cute moment—bookstores are ...
 
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Shutterbugs, save the dates.
Analog lovers will scour the Internet, Hidalgo, and Cubao for hours in the hopes of happening across rare vintage cameras. But this March, you can pause your camera hunt because a film camera fair is coming to Makati City.Overexposed: An Analog Film ...
 
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There are countless talented tattoo artists in the Philippines.
A tattoo is only as good as the tattoo artist that made it, and lucky for us, there are countless talented tattoo artists in the Philippines. Tattoos are no longer a taboo in our society, or at least not as much as ...
 
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Time to get inked.
Getting inked is no joke, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top tattoo shops in Manila. There’s no denying the artistic streak of Filipinos, and some of our best artists happen to wield a tattoo gun as a paintbrush ...
 
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Plus, catch a dance performance.
Christmas is definitely in the air as the Metropolitan Museum of Manila gives us full day of free tours and shows—and free admission, of course. The MET Christmas Open House is on December 14, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Learn more ...
 
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Soon, these works will be under public domain.
With the New Year comes a new batch of films, books, and comics that will enter public domain after copyrighted works reach their expiration date. Everything has an expiration date, even the copyright on characters like Superman and Snow White (which will ...
 
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Happy reading!
Scrounging through the thousands of books in secondhand bookstores requires talent, patience, and a lot of luck to chance upon a true gem. Unfortunately, not all of us have enough hours in the day to allot to book hunting, which is why ...
 
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Because sometimes an audio file is worth ten-thousand words.
Books are great. They're really, really good. You can flip through them, they smell great when they're fresh off the shelf, and if a friend who borrowed one off you folds the corners of the pages over, then you're legally allowed to break ...
 
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Leonardo in Manila will run from November 13 to 21.
Five hundred years since his passing, the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci lives on in every corner of the world—even the Philippines. A painter, sculptor, inventor, engineer, scientist, architect, astronomer, among other things, da Vinci’s discoveries are still revered to this day. ...
 
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Unlucky were the families that were stuck with surnames like Baboy and Gago.
This open-access book in Ayala Museum’s Filipinas Heritage Library Catalog contains thousands of recorded last names, written in the time of the Spanish Colonial era. Published in 1849, The Catalogo Alfabetico de Apellidos contains 141 pages of surnames with both Spanish and ...
 
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Buying and selling local art just got easier.
These days, we rely on the Internet for almost everything. Hungry? Tap GrabFood or Food Panda on your phone. Don't want to hail a cab? Log on to Grab or Owto. Booking a movie or theater ticket? You can do that with GMovies or Ticketworld. You ...
 
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It includes dictionaries, grammar notes, and lesson guides to seven Philippine languages.
The University of Hawaii has given the public free access to its online library of Philippine languages. You can now access dictionaries, grammar notes, lesson guides, and beginner textbooks for seven of the Philippines’ many languages. The languages the 17 books cater ...
 
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Artist Erwin Mallari has turned chaos into art.
Erwin Mallari was just a regular office worker when he started painting the daily struggles of commuters in Metro Manila. In a series of paintings, he depicted the different traffic situations in the city using watercolor.Mallari showcases his mastery of the medium with ...
 
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What if superheroes existed in the Philippines?
In Paolo Fabregas’ alternate world of superheroes, every country has its own special group of superheroes. The Philippines has its own, called the Filipino Heroes League or FHL. In the graphic novel, the FHL is a government-funded organization created to augment the ...
 
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Ian Sta. Maria is back with his latest creation: Salamangka.
We can never have enough books on Filipino folklore. After all, they're more than just stories told to us as kids; they are a part of who we are. And in Ian Sta. Maria's latest book, Salamangka, these stories are brought to ...
 
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Likhain, aka Mia Sereno, was recognized as "Best Fan Artist" at the 2019 Hugo Awards in Dublin.
Artist Mia Sereno, who also goes by the pseudonym Likhain, just became the second Filipino Hugo Award winner to ever be recognized by the prestigious literary body. Sereno won “Best Fan Artist” in the 2019 Hugo Awards, which were held during the ...
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