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Wings of Vision: 2018 Cinemalaya opens

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, or Cinemalaya to loyal followers, opened on Friday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Now on its 14th edition, the 2018 Cinemalaya chose “Wings of Vision” as its main theme. Chris B. Millado, CCP vice president and artistic director, said during its initial […]

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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. […]

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Actors, rappers, opera singers headline Huseng Batute tribute at CCP

By Ibarra C. Mateo HOW does one explain to the young Filipino millennials the life and literary achievements of poet José Corazon de Jesus, considered as the first king of “balagtasan”, who is marking his 86th death anniversary on May 26? The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), under its President Arsenio J. Lizaso, has […]

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ASEAN creative economy, IPR issues discussed in CCP

By Ibarra C. Mateo SOUTHEAST Asia’s prominent artists and craftspersons have assembled in the Philippines in an unprecedented gathering since May 21 to discuss the pioneering regional collaboration on creative economy and issues on cultural intellectual property rights. Held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), 23 artists and craftspersons from all 10 Association […]