Culture and the Arts

PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival unreels from October 4 to 20

PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival unreels from October 4 to 20

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THE 17th PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival will bring the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema at Greenbelt 3, UP Diliman and Instituto Cervantes Intramuros from October 4 to 20. PELÍCULA has been an annual attraction at Greenbelt since it was first held by Instituto Cervantes in 2002. Following that tradition, the first leg of the […]

Benilde docu vies for La Union filmfest prize in October

Benilde docu vies for La Union filmfest prize in October

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A DOCUMENTARY from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde will compete in the open category of the Pagwanawanan Festival short film competition next month at PUÓN/Alfredo F. Tadiar Library along Ortega Highway in San Fernando City, La Union. “Househusband,” directed by James Garcia and Luigi Macalintal, which will be shown on October 5 and 7, […]

3 Benilde films vie for Viddsee Juree PH awards

3 Benilde films vie for Viddsee Juree PH awards

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THREE thesis film projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts have been officially selected as finalists to the second Viddsee Juree Philippines, which is part of the online video platform’s initiative to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia. The Lessons of […]

UE CFAD films make it to Pagwanawanan, Nabifilmex festivals

UE CFAD films make it to Pagwanawanan, Nabifilmex festivals

By Seymour Barros Sanchez AN experimental video and an animated film from the University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design will compete under the student category of the Pagwanawanan Film Festival on September 21 at PUÓN/Alfredo F. Tadiar Library along Ortega Highway in San Fernando, La Union. Marangle by Angeline Tabilog and Maling Akala: Ang Misteryo […]

Monique Duphil. Photo © the CCP-PPO

PPO opens 39th season, featuring French-born pianist

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) opens on Friday its 36th season featuring French-born pianist Monique Duphil at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. Conducted by PPO music director Yoshikazu Fukumura, the season opener begins at 8 pm. Duphil has been praised by critics for her “flawless technique, power, and a sound, lively musical imagination.” […]

‘M Butterfly: The great wall of illusion’

‘M Butterfly: The great wall of illusion’

Ibarra C. Mateo INTERNATIONALLY awarded film and stage director and playwright Kanakan Balintagos declared that in these era of disinformation, news fabrication, and historical revisionism, it is easy to fall for the story of the Chinese Peking Opera star, Song Liling, who had fooled a French diplomat for 20 years of his/her gender. Balintagos (Auraeus Solito), in a recent media […]

FEU Theater Guild restages “Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig”

FEU Theater Guild restages “Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig”

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THIS October, the Far Eastern University Theater Guild, in partnership with the FEU President’s Committee on Culture, will once again bring to life Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig, one of the organization’s most successful plays, at the PCC Center Studio. The musical production, which will close the theater company’s 84th season, is based […]

Hiligaynon Community set to induct their new officers

Hiligaynon Community set to induct their new officers

By Daniella Flanagan Houston, Tx – Don’t sleep on the Dallas Filipino community. Major things are happening in Dallas from the introduction to #FILCON, to the global efforts of #Roscon Foundation, and more. Did you know that Roscon proudly assisted the Hiligaynon Community America Texas in forming their non-profit organization!? The #BERMonths – Time to Celebrate Remember its the #BERmonths, […]

Photos of Ballet Philippines for its 49th season publicity and marketing collaterals. Photos by Jojo Mamangun

National Artist Alice Reyes’ “Carmina Burana” opens BP 49th season

By Ibarra C. Mateo BALLET Philippines opens its 49th season today with “Carmina Burana” choreographed by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, who is BP’s artistic director. Carmina Burana has limited performances from Sept. 7 to 9 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. BP first mounted Carmina Burana in 1973, second time in 1983, and then third […]

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Pinakamalaking Pinoy Fiesta Ko Sa Texas

Pinakamalaking Pinoy Fiesta Ko Sa Texas

By Daniella Flanagan HOUSTON, TX – “Fiesta Ko Sa Texas, ang Pinakamalaki at Pinakamasayang Fiesta Sa America” came and went before the downpour of a Tropical Depression hit the fourth largest city in the United States. As usual, the fiesta was full of Pinoys and friends and the merriment and food that go along with partying with Filipinos filled the […]

The 2018 Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibit-Sale September 4-26

The 2018 Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibit-Sale September 4-26

THE Maningning Miclat Art Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with District Gallery and Far Eastern University’s President’s Committee on Culture is all set to unveil its forthcoming art exhibit on Tuesday at the Exhibit Hall, Nicanor Reyes Hall of Far Eastern University in Manila. The 2018 Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibit-sale, which starts at 5 pm., features The Top 18 Shortlisted […]

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Mexican films based on classic literature at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros

Mexican films based on classic literature at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros

By Seymour Barros Sanchez INSTITUTO Cervantes and the Embassy of Mexico invite the public to enjoy the richness and variety of Mexican cinema through La Literatura en el Cine Mexicano, Mexican films based on classic literary works, every Saturday this September, 6 p.m., at the new Intramuros branch of the Spanish cultural center, located at Casa Azul, Plaza San Luis […]

Filipino heritage night held in Oakland, California

Filipino heritage night held in Oakland, California

By Daniella Flanagan A FILIPINO Heritage Night was held recently in Oakland, California to celebrate and promote Filipino American art, music, film and dance. Also dubbed The Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE), the event took place last August 31 at the spacious Championship Plaza. All participants who purchased a special ticket were also able to attend a pregame event, as […]

Roman Tudela Jr. Photo by The Guam Daily Post

Law supporting cultural experts proposed in Saipan.

By Lori Lyn Lirio A LAW exempting from business license fees individuals who educate others, especially the younger generations of Chamorros and Carolinians, about the local culture was passed before the local Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island legislature. This was learned after the Indigenous Affairs Office Resident Executive Roman Tudela Jr. expressed support for House Bill 20-180 which aims to […]

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Carolinian culture being intensively promoted

Carolinian culture being intensively promoted

By Lori Lyn Lirio TO further promote the Carolinian culture, the Carolinian Affairs Office, through the Administration for Native Americans or ANA grant, hosted five cultural promotion programs. According to CAO project director Paul Ythemar, the program, which was started in January, was already attended by 400 people. “The project’s is to promote Carolinian culture. We have a three-year outline […]

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Perfecto "Boyet" Caparas

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Tula ni Perfecto “Boyet” Caparas Nais ko ng karera ng mga bangka; mga bangkang pawang tinungkab na gomang sinelas sisisid, aalimbukay sa dagat-dagatang baha ng dalita nais ko ng bangka; bangkang may binaling blade timon pampatulin sa karera ng pag-asang inaaba nais ko’y gomang sinelas basang-basa sa baha ng Maynila ritwal ng mga batang nagpipista pag-ahon ng mikrobyong hatid ay […]

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Korean musicians, from left, Gun Hyung Nam, Chang Woo Sohn, Jukang Lee, and Seokwon Lee. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Classical musicians held a concert for children in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio DOUBLE-BASS player Chang Woo Sohn recently fulfilled his promise to come back on Saipan and held a mini concert at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s children’s room to the delight of his young audience. This time, Sohn brought with him violinists Gun Hyung Nam and Jukang Lee and cellist Seokwon Lee. When Sohn did a post-Valentine mini […]

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Bacolod holds Masskara Festival in Long Beach

By Abner Galino THREE-day celebration that culminated in the jubilant and colorful staging of the internationally known Masskara Festival was recently held in the City of Long Beach. The July 28 activities that formed part of the celebration of the so-called “sisterhood” between the City of Bacolod (Philippines) and City of Long Beach (USA) included a seminar on international trade […]

Gems of Latin American Cinema set to be shown next month at the Spanish cultural center

Gems of Latin American Cinema set to be shown next month at the Spanish cultural center

By Seymour Barros Sanchez INSTITUTO Cervantes will feature “Four Gems of Latin American Cinema,” a series of critically acclaimed and award-winning films directed by Latin American filmmakers, every Saturday during the month of August at the new Intramuros branch of the Spanish cultural center. The film cycle, which serves as an invitation to appreciate Latin American cinematography, will kick off […]

Gov. Ralph Torres and first lady Diann at the Sakau ceremony.  The king bestowed upon them the title of  lukhan sau sap and luhk pein. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI Governor and First Lady honored by the Pohnpei community

By Lori Lyn Lirio GOV. Ralph DLG Torres and first lady Diann Torres were recently honored by the Pohnpei community who bestowed on them the Lukhan sau sap and Luhk pein titles through Nan Mwarki Kerbet Hebel during the sakau ceremony held at the Garapan Central Park. The Pohnpei community hosted the ceremony in honor of the King and Queen […]

Donald Mendiola, center, has been practicing herbal healing for 47 years now. He conducted Amot Chamorro at the PIBBA conference. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Alternative medicine, popular subject among middle schoolers in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio HERBAL medicine is one of the most popular topics in the bilingual class among the middle schoolers in Saipan. This according to Hopwood Middle School (HMS) teacher and herbalist Donald Mendiola, who was among the presenter in the recently held Pacific Island Bilingual Bicultural Association conference at the HMS campus. About 20 participants, mostly women, who […]

Photo shows the opening event on May 26, 2018. Eleanor Academia and her husband Cass Magda and members of the kulintang musicians and martial artists performed at the Kulintang Concert and Filipino martial arts demo. Kulintang is an ancient gong and drum ensemble music from the Southern Philippines. Eleanor Academia is a Durfee Master Musician with the World Kulintang Institute. Cass Magda owns Magda Institute of Martial Arts, in Reseda where he teaches Kali-Silat and other forms of Filipino martial arts. He is a world-renown Master Teacher and Martial Artist. Photo by Abner Galino.

Exhibit on Filipino indigenous textiles in San Pedro, California is extended

By Abner Galino DUE to popular demand, Linda Nietes, Founder and CEO of Pinta*Dos Art Gallery has announced the extension of their exhibit, Strands: Part l – Filipino Indigenous Textiles, to Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The exhibit opened on May 26 and is open to the public from July 23 until July 25. Please call 310-514-9139 or email: info@pintadosgallery.com if […]

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. Photo © https://en.wikipedia.org

QC Mayor Herbert Bautista creates Culture and Arts Council

FINALLY after more than a decade, Quezon City can now boast of a Culture and Arts Council. This after city Mayor Herbert M. Bautista ordered the creation of a Culture and Arts Council (CAC) pursuant to a 2006 ordinance that aims to develop and strengthen the premier city’s cultural fabric.  In issuing Office Order 110-2018, Mayor Bautista appointed the following to […]

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Deborah Ellen, left, talks about the effect of Western education in the indigenous community during her presentation of "Schooling the World' at PIBBA conference on Thursday. Also in photo, Tanya King. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Western education program focus only on building economy for corporations – educators

By Lori Lyn Lirio COLONIAL education, whether British or American, are geared to answer the needs of corporations and it impacts the language, culture and the beliefs of indigenous communities. Thus said Deborah Ellen as she led the discussion about western education on ‘Schooling the World,’ one of the presentations at the Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association or PIBBA conference. […]

Guma' Simiyan Manaina-Ta will send 19 students for cultural immersion on Guam. photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Three-day cultural immersion tour for young Chamorros begins today in Guam

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN a bid to make young Chamorros to experience their culture, Guma’Simiyan Manaina-Ta sent 19 students to Guam for a cultural immersion tour which began today and will last until Sunday. Guma founder and instructor Luis John Castro said the cultural immersion tour will allow the students to learn more about Chamorro culture in the different […]