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Wearing the Philippines: How Catriona Gray’s national costume went above and beyond

By Amanda T. Lago/rappler.com – On stage, Catriona Gray’s national costume looked heavy, to say the least. At the Miss Universe 2018 national costume show, the woman who stunned the world with her lava walk seemed significantly slowed down – though every bit as graceful – as she wheeled her Read more »

Filipino musical ‘Marco Polo’ ends successful preview run in Berlin

By Carol Ramoran/rappler.com – Following well-received preview runs in Manila, Paris, and London, Marco Polo: When You Find Your True Love staged seven shows in the German capital from October 31 to November 4. The play, set in 1271, tells the story of Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo, his Read more »

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 »

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