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Juan Luna’s boceto of the Spoliarium surfaces. But is it real?

By Alecs Ongcal/rappler.com – A smaller version of the country’s largest painting and national treasure, the Spoliarium by Juan Luna, surfaced during a private presentation in Makati City on Thursday, August 30. The boceto (a sketch or study that guides an artist in producing a final work), dated a year Read more »

Review: ‘Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag’ the musical

By JT Radovan/rappler.com – In Manila, there are blue-collar workers risking their lives everyday to earn a decent living, but are subjected to unfair labor practices and remain uncertain of their safety and their future. Human trafficking exists, and women leave their provinces believing that fleeing to the city is Read more »

Modernized Rizal museum opens; eye instruments on display

By Evelyn Macairan, Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – A museum of Dr. Jose Rizal will be opened in Calamba, Laguna today, his 154th birth anniversary. The Museo ni Jose Rizal is a “modernized” museum on the life of the national hero, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) said Read more »

Philippine pride in Paris exhibit

By Augusto F. Villalon/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault of France and Vice President Jejomar Binay of the Philippines inaugurated the exhibit “Philippines: Archipel des Échanges (Philippines: Archipelago of Exchange)” last April 8 at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Philippine Ambassador to France Cristina Ortega Read more »

Amid online discord, Rogue Mag no longer publishing ‘new fiction’ by Miguel Syjuco

CARMELA G. LAPENA, GMA News Online Rogue Magazine will no longer publish an excerpt of fiction by Man Asian Prize winner Miguel Syjuco, amid controversy on social networking sites, and complaints from Syjuco himself. According to the award-winning Filipino writer and author of “Ilustrado”, Rogue had not obtained his Read more »

Carlos Celdran shares his thoughts on ‘Damaso’ and Philippine arts and culture

via gmanetwork.com – In September 2010, Carlos Celdran made headlines with his “Damaso” protest, where he entered the Manila Cathedral carrying a placard with the infamous Noli Me Tangere reference to protest the then Reproductive Health bill. He has since been known as an activist, but in his interview Read more »

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