The Municipality of Bantayan, one of the three towns on Bantayan Island, has declared June 30 of every year as Bantayan Day. Bantayan Day is a state-centered special holiday that is separate from the religious feast days traditionally observed by the town for its patrons, Saints Peter and Paul, every June 28 and 29.
Running out of new things to try while locked up due to this health crisis? How about trying urban gardening? If you aren’t very comfortable about it yet, there are those who can help, such as this group from Cebu City who call themselves Plant Buddy PH.
The Pasigarbo sa Sugbo 2019 street dance performance kicked off this Sunday afternoon with the 44 participating contingents from the different towns and cities of Cebu province parading through Osmeña Boulevard in colorful theme-inspired costumes.
Move over Darna, Captain Barbell and Dyesebel – no disrespect to your creator, the legendary Mars Ravelo. Here come Lampong, Pili, Inlablabbuut and others. The latter have come alive in a new comic book collaboration by young artists from the Cordilleras.
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.
The Philippines’ first economic history museum has recently opened in Iloilo. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines has established the Museum of Philippine Economic History in what was once the Ynchausti Commercial House in Calle Real in Iloilo.
New art galleries joined the recent 7th Art Fair Philippines, such as District Gallery, founded in 2017 by Artist Playground under composer Jesse Lucas and actor Roeder Camañag with Atty. Edsel Velasco of St. Vincent School.
TABANGOS, Philippines — This Fourth Class Municipality of Leyte staged for the 4th consecutive year on Monday, Jan. 14 its Tambayayong Festival with the crowds growing each year since it first started in 2015.
Who is the Santo Niño? Is he really miraculous? Does it have Biblical basis? Why do Catholics believe in him? Why do the faithful give importance of his image? Is it not against the Ten Commandments as provided for by the book of exodus?
Visual artist and poet Monica Ong has accomplished something special with her debut poetry collection, Silent Anatomies. With it, she creates a riveting connection, through a juxtaposition of diagram and diary, of family hierarchy, medical background and creative art. It is a unique interpretation of her own ancestral history and a way for her to reinforce a personal and familial identity.
If there’s anything our native childhood tales tell us of what our country and people were before the WhiteMan came, the most telling would be its setting in Nature, with invisible creatures like the diwata, duende, kapre, tikbalang and aswang sharing our world.