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Ciudad de Manila: Estado y Clasificacion de Sus Edificios en 1870, by J. Cavada y Mendez de Vigo, Agustin de la Oppel (Manila, 1876).

Manila 1870, seven years after the earth moved

By Dr. Jaime C. Laya The scientific-minded Jesuits have long been keeping track of earthquakes.  Number one on their record is the June 1, 1599…

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The Journey of Roel Obemio

By Duffie Hufana Osental Many things come to mind when we consider the art of Roel Obemio. Fernando Botero as an obvious reference would perhaps…

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Artist at Work: Butch Payawal a childlike wonder

By Hannah Jo Uy “Remember,” admonishes Butch Payawal, “there are many good painters but only a few artists.” Art, for him, is more than putting…


The silence of infidelity

By Rica Arevalo The silent film era from the late 1800s to the early 1920s made use of live orchestra music to accompany moving images…

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C’est Philippin!

The Department of Trade and Industry-Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM) is set to spotlight the Philippine creative culture through the country’s finest…


A Filipino crime story

By Ana Valenzuela Boxes of donuts, that was one thing that Palanca winner F.H. Batacan always had with her each time she would visit the…