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OBITUARY | Kuya Eddie Ilarde, broadcast icon turned senator, bids goodbye at 85

THE first time I saw him was in 1965 and I was about five to six years old. He came to our house in Roxas District, Quezon City to attend the birthday bash of my late father,...

Art as education: the story of Kurit-Lagting

They started in 2002 as a mural painting group based in the Bicol region’s province of Sorsogon—home to gentle beaches, the Bulusan volcano, and the delicious pili nut. “We...

The 2020 National Arts Month

For one whole month, in February of every year, the country celebrates the National Arts Month (NAM). Started in 1991, under the administration of the late President Corazon C. Aquino, through Presidential Proclamation no....

Unleashing the colors of life

With black-rimmed eyeglasses dominating her small, unmade-up face, diminutive Jayme Emille C. Lucas, 22—clad in maong pants, a dark-blue blazer, and a sky-blue blouse with a properly closed neckline—did not fit the stereotype of an avant...

From lolo to apo: When heritage matters

Daylight penetrates with ease the clean glass walls of Cydnei’s Cafe and Coffee Shop in Project 4, Quezon City.  And between the door entrance and the cashier’s cubicle, there is just enough space for a few...

Dolpee Alcantara’s stylized pointilism

Born on January 8, 1972, home-grown talent and stylized pointillist painter Dolpee Alcantara grew up in Angono, finishing elementary at the Angono Elementary School and high school at the Angono Municipal High School. College brought him...

Past is present for Erehwon Dance Scholars

A small glass with a lit candle is carefully balanced on top of the head, while each hand deftly holds a similar lit glass. Gracefully swaying to the lilting strains of the “Pandango sa Ilaw,”...

Julie Lluch, creator of the Mission: PHL trophy

THE street where her home is situated is named Mayaman, a word that means rich in Pilipino. It is a fitting description for the town house’s rich array of sculptures, and large and small art pieces—all of which...
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