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They’re coming out of the woodwork and fetching auction records.
In recent years, several new works by Juan Luna, the Philippines’ acknowledged old but very disturbed master and the calmer, more stable Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, have surfaced from out of nowhere and gone on to break auction records in the Philippines.
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Published on 16/05/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Arts
Tags: Juan Luna.painters.auction
Was it the Nancy Drew book about the lighthouse mystery that got me imagining since I was a teenager? That tall shape of a beacon at sea enlarged my illusion when, years later, I met a couple living in one on the coast of Andalucia. The lighthouse became an ideal dream for a place of solitude, a place to live and write with the sea for a muse.
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Published on 02/05/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Travel
Tags: Capul, Lighthouse, Visayas
Pakikipagkapwa-tao means relating to someone else as a fellow human being. Filipinos most evidently exemplify pakikipagkapwa-tao through the practices of bayanihan and the ‘boodle fight’. The former is more widely done in rural areas of the country. When one person needs to accomplish a task (such as moving house) for example, the whole community pitches in to help – no questions asked.
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Published on 28/04/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Society
Tags: communities, Filipinos, people
It’s Holy Week, and Filipinos have started to trek to popular local vacation destinations and resorts to get some relief from temperatures that have been registering in the mid- to high 90’s on the Fahrenheit scale. So what could be more exciting than to travel to the Summer Capital of the Philippines where the week’s weather forecast averages in the mid 60’s?
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Published on 18/04/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Leisure, Travel
Tags: Baguio City, Holy Week, Summer
Say “beautiful beach,” and chances are people will think Boracay. The way the vastly popular island hogs all tourism articles, ads and promotions, one would think it was the only game in town. It is, if you’re looking for an island party place. But if you’re after indulging your senses and clearing your mind and just having a good old-fashioned nature trip, there are hundreds of other options. Maybe more. We have more than seven thousand islands after all.
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Published on 18/04/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Leisure, Travel
Tags: Beach, Island
Whang Od is the oldest living traditional mambabatok artist. (“Batok” is defined as the art of tribal tattoo.) Her name is synonymous with Philippine tribal tattoo culture. She lives in a tiny mountain village called Buscalan, in the town of Tinglayan, Kalinga province in northern Philippines.
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Published on 07/03/2019 by Papagei
Categories: People
Tags: artist, tatoo, traditional
Despite the environmental woes that prompted its six-month closure, Boracay was recently listed among Asia's top 25 beaches rankings of an American travel website.
TripAdvisor ranked Boracay's White Beach ninth among 25 others for the four-kilometre main beach's 'calm, warm waters, gently sloping sand, very relaxing (environment)… possibly the most beautiful beach in Asia.
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Published on 04/03/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Leisure, Travel
Tags: beaches, Boracay