Culture and the Arts

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., […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Carolinian culture promotion continues

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Carolinian culture promotion continues with the completion by 104 children of the three-week summer camp program designed to promote the nation’s culture and language. The completion ceremony was recently held at the Carolinian Utt and Kagman Community Center. According to Carolinian Affairs Office executive assistant John I. Tagabuel, they had […]

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The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation extends deadline of the online submission to the 2018 Maningning Miclat Art Award

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THE Maningning Miclat Art Foundation, Inc. (MMAFI), in cooperation with District Gallery and Far Eastern University, has extended the submission of online entries to the 2018 Maningning Miclat Art Award to the end of this month. Entries must be submitted to Image file of the entry must be high-quality, high-definition, […]

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Carolinian Affairs Office, Rivers Pictures to produce Carolinian language and culture show

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN an attempt to preserve their culture, the Carolinian Affairs Office will collaborate with Rivers Pictures to do an educational and cultural series about the local language and culture. CAO Executive Assistant John I. Tagabuel said the production on ‘Akkabwung Mwaleiyasch Refaluwasch’ or Learning our Carolinian Language will start in August. […]

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More art program for CNMI residents coming soon

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE National Endowment for Arts has reinstated the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture’s eligibility to apply for state partnership for grants after. Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter said the NEA informed them that the Arts Council is now eligible to apply after the federal grantor reviewed […]

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Renowned Fil-Am Artist Nilo Santiago Exhibits Paintings of PH Historic Churches, Women’s Fashion

SENTRO Rizal-Washington D.C. and the Philippine Arts, Letters and Media Council, Inc. (PALM)  recently collaborated to mount an exhibition of the recent artworks of renowned Filipino-American artist Nilo M. Santiago at the Philippine Chancery Building in Washington to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Fine […]

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Pulso Filipinas gala celebrates diverse Philippine dances

Ibarra C. Mateo THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) production “Pulso Filipinas” is a gala showcasing and celebrating the country’s diverse dance culture, dance groups, and dance artists. Thus said artistic director Paul Alexander Morales as he notes in an interview that the “Pulso Filipinas: Filipino Dance Gala 2018 Synergy in Philippine Dance,” on […]

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‘Labfest’ audience hungry for original, daring, brave stories

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE audience’s “hunger for original, brave, daring stories” are among the factors that sustained the growth of the annual festival Virgin Labfest or VLF. This according to Cultural Center of the Philippines Vice President and Artistic Director Chris B. Millado as he acknowledged that the early years of the VLF attracted mainstream performers. […]