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July 17 Diplomats and former government officials helped formally open the one-man show of famed wooden batya painter Fernando Q. Kabigting at Ayala Museum’s ArtistSpace…

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Artist at Work: The Eloquence of Colors

By Hannah Jo Uy Fitz Herrera is an artist that values the inner state over the outer condition. He is moved by emotions, and though he is man of…

The Best Street Food fresh-cooked empanada on a Vigan street (photos by Neil Oshima)

Naimas: Yummy Ilocos Sur Cuisine

By Dr. Jaime C. Laya My acquaintance with Ilocano food was gradual.  My Ilocano father was outnumbered in our Tagalog household and I grew up suspicious over unknowns like pinakbet. I vaguely knew gulaman was seaweed but…

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Hollywood Cinematographer goes back to his roots

By Rica Arevalo Images Wijo Fernandez “Without people watching films, I do not exist,” reflects Filipino-American cinematographer Matthew Libatique who was in town to visit…


The MMFF controversy

By Alex Y. Vergara Can art and out-and-out commerce mix? No, as three members of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) executive committee, who resigned…