Culture and the Arts

Angelo takes art at New York’s  Port Authority Bus Terminal

Angelo takes art at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal

By Abner Galino FILIPINO artist Angelo Maristela has taken his art to the busy New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal in the world famous Times Square, presenting a preview of a special project he labeled: The Bread Series. The Bread Series is Angelo’s collection of popular known and ordinary people whom he thought have shared their proverbial “daily bread” with […]

Indie-Siyensya to honor winning science films tomorrow

Indie-Siyensya to honor winning science films tomorrow

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THE Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute will award the winners of the third Indie-Siyensya science filmmaking competition tomorrow at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. The winners were chosen by Indie-Siyensya’s distinguished board of judges from the final entries submitted in the Youth and Open categories, with the themes “What My Community […]

Benilde film earns CMMA nod

Benilde film earns CMMA nod

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A THESIS film project from the Digital Filmmaking program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde was nominated for Best Short Film at the 40th Catholic Mass Media Awards. “Saranggola” (Kite), directed by Cielo Bagabaldo and Gloria Mae Soriano, tells the story of Mica (Erika Clemente), a seven-year-old child who lives in the province with […]

Award-winning Benilde films compete at 2nd Maginhawa film fest

Award-winning Benilde films compete at 2nd Maginhawa film fest

By Seymour Barros Sanchez TWO award-winning capstone projects from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts film program will vie for more recognitions in the short film competition of the second Maginhawa Film Festival to be held next month in four different venues. “Delta” by James Garcia and Luigi Macalintal and “In-Tay” by Leyvie Anne […]

SA•YAW integrates everyday movements into dance

SA•YAW integrates everyday movements into dance

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A DANCE project directed and choreographed by Ani ng Dangal awardee Olivia Bugayong will be performed on November 23 and 24, Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the SDA Black Box, 6th floor School of Design and Arts, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Through personal interviews and dance vignettes, “sa•yaw” looks at […]

Benilde films lead UFF5 winners

Benilde films lead UFF5 winners

By Seymour Barros Sanchez CAPSTONE projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde recently dominated the fifth Urduja Film Festival open competition at Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Film alumnus Michael Joshua Pagaduan’s “Kaming Mga Nakakulong” paved the way for Benilde by bagging Best Film and Best Actor for lead star Matt Daclan. The short […]

FEU film vies in Gensan

FEU film vies in Gensan

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A SHORT film from the Far Eastern University is competing in the 6th Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival Philippine category from November 12 to 16 in General Santos City. “Sa Gabing Tanging Liwanag ay Paniniwala”(Belief as the Light in Darkness), directed by Francis Guillermo, tells about a town captain (Soliman Cruz) who leads a search for townsfolk […]

FEU short films win in Pangasinan

FEU short films win in Pangasinan

By Seymour Barros Sanchez   TWO student projects from Far Eastern University recently brought home Urduja Film Festival trophies during the 5th UFF awards night at Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Madison, directed by Jesus Singh, won the Best Sound and Musical Score award for Jeff Hernandez while Estrella, helmed by April Jelen Tan, bagged Best Supporting Actress for Bellatrix […]

UST holds Sampung Sulyap film workshop

UST holds Sampung Sulyap film workshop

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THE University of Santo Tomas recently conducted a film workshop for the participating production teams of Sampung Sulyap 2019 and other aspiring filmmakers from the Thomasian community at the UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center. Becarios de Santo Tomas, an organization of UST scholars, co-organized the workshop with the Thomasian Film Society, the university’s premiere film […]

BP’s ‘Carmen and Other Dances’ is on Oct. 5 – 7

BP’s ‘Carmen and Other Dances’ is on Oct. 5 – 7

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE Ballet Philippines’ “The Innovators: Carmen and Other Dances,” featuring the works of choreographers Denisa Reyes, Augustus “Bam” Damian III, and Alden Lugnasin, is BP’s second offering for its current season. The featured choreographers “have made their mark in Philippine dance with choreographic gems that showcase unique styles in movement, story-telling, and artistry,” BP said. “Each […]

FEU alumni’s short film wins Audience Choice Award

FEU alumni’s short film wins Audience Choice Award

By Seymour Barros Sanchez ENA Legaspi’s “Alas-Nuebe ng Tanghali” brought home the Sine Kabataan Audience Choice Award during the 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Gabi ng Pasasalamat held last August 19 at Whitespace, Don Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City. The short film, which was screened along with Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Bakwit Boys” during the PPP week-long run from August […]

All set for “Ginugunita Kita” at FEU Auditorium today

All set for “Ginugunita Kita” at FEU Auditorium today

By Seymour Barros Sanchez IT IS all systems go for Ginugunita Kita, a performance art featuring Maningning Miclat’s poems and award-winning composer Jesse Lucas’ all-original music. Ginugunita Kita will be presented by the Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc., in cooperation with District Gallery-Artist Playground and the Far Eastern University President’s Committee on Culture, on September 26, Wednesday, 6 p.m. at […]

2018 “Best Picture of the Year”  competition opens on October 1

2018 “Best Picture of the Year” competition opens on October 1

By Abner Galino THE 2018 “Best Picture of the Year” competition is set to open on October 1, as the Filipino American History Month is celebrated throughout the US. The photography contest, which is on its second year, is jointly sponsored by the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA). […]

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Hit musical Mamma Mia! returns to Manila

By Ibarra C. Mateo WARMLY received by more than 45,000 Manila audience in 2012, the global hit musical Mamma Mia! returns to the country at Solaire Theater. “After a successful season touring around the UK, Mamma Mia! makes a triumphant return to Manila and opens this weekend at the Theatre at Solaire,” event organizer Concertus Manila said. The sensational feel-good […]

The spectacular ‘M(anila) Butterfly’

The spectacular ‘M(anila) Butterfly’

Ibarra C. Mateo   IN the opening scene of the play, Director Kanakan Balintagos swiftly beguiled and bewitched the audience of his own re-imagination, if not reinvention, of Henry David Hwang’s “M Butterfly,” a Jhett Tolentino and Front Row Entertainment-production in Manila. Those who professionally know the-former Aureus Solito and the-now Kanakan Balintagos comprehend that he is a full-bloodied risk-taker […]

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 […]