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Noticing Makati from underneath the sky

My feet were nailed for a while to the ground after seeing what was happening before me: The half-human half-horse creature, a tikbalang, was...

Miong: Emilio Aguinaldo of his time and in our time

Sometimes, if not most of the time, as a Philippine history teacher, I am faced with innocent questions from my students about the events...

Savage mind: Divergence and convergence

“I am the place in which something has occurred.”—Claude Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind It was a maverick idea, though not primitive, but on the whole...

Post-Valentine reflections on the streets of Manila at night

She broke her promise to be with me today, but still, I am in no position to complain. Yes, we might have spent the...

Keyboard savvy: How long it takes to play the piano

This is usually the question frequently to a music teacher: “How long does it take to learn to play the piano?” The usual answer...

Lady Fishbone wins 2018 Maningning Award

A canvas of fishbones (tinik ng isda) titled “Motion of Life” won the coveted 2018 Maningning Art Award held at the historic Far Eastern...

I, me, mine: Master of Fine Arts students express themselves in photos and mixed media

  Denizens of the art scene would know Sining Kamalig—said to be the oldest running art gallery in the Philippines. It was first set up...

Dolpee Alcantara’s stylized pointilism

Photos by Ferdinand G. Mendoza In most communities, Saturdays are mostly spent lazing around or going out to malls and other entertainment joints. But in...

Portrait of the National Artist as a musician

The pinnacle of artistic achievement in the Philippines is when you are named a National Artist. This is the reward given to the best...

Reclaiming heroes: Toym Imao adds a twist of bitter to true, good and beautiful by Inday Espina-Varona

There is a boyish light in Toym Imao’s eyes as he talks of an age of innocence. The tall, robust multi-media artist has been honing his...

Elmer Dumlao: A Filipino artist in the Royal Kingdom of Jordan

by Psyche Roxas-Mendoza A posse of students, families, and couples crowded inside the SM Art Center gallery at the 5th floor of SM MegaMall in...

Weaving the tapestry of life by Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

  Tingguians, they are called. She of the sub-group Illaud. Her name: Norma Agaid Mina, 78. And she has spawned generation after generation of loom...
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