Arts and Entertainment

NegOr artists join Visayas Art Fair in Cebu City

DUMAGUETE CITY – Twenty-one local artists from the Dumaguete Visual Arts (DVA) and the Negros Oriental Network of Artists (NANO) are taking part in the first-ever Visayas Art Fair to be held in Cebu City from Nov. 25-28.Creative communities from Regions 6, 7, and 8 will participate in the art... Read More

KWF to award Nora Aunor, Freddie Aguilar

MANILA–More show business stars are gaining recognition from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) for helping promote Philippine culture and Filipino, the country's national language.During the Araw ng Parangal program on Nov. 9 this year, KWF, in a statement on Saturday, said it will confer... Read More

PHLPost, AAP launch 2021 nat’l art tilt

MANILA – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in cooperation with the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), the oldest artist organization in the country, is inviting entries to the “First Philippine Postal Corporation Art Competition 2021” to be held at the iconic... Read More

US actor Baldwin fires prop gun, kills cinematographer

ANKARA – Famous US actor and producer Alec Baldwin, 68, fatally shot a cinematographer and injured a film director with a prop gun on a movie set, the US media reported on Thursday evening.Quoting Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in the southern state of New Mexico, the media reported... Read More

Content creators cite PH’s potential as Asia production hub

CEBU CITY – The Philippines should grab the opportunity to penetrate the global creative entertainment market.Magoo del Mundo, president of the SIKAP-Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines, said the country has the capacity to become a creative producing hub in Asia.“We... Read More

'Cat' to learn Filipino values via NCCA's animation series

MANILA–A cat from another planet is set to learn Filipino values through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts' (NCCA) animation series, "Heneral Tuna". This will be aired via the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Facebook page and other social media platforms every... Read More

NCCA leads National Indigenous Peoples Month this October

MANILA–This October, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA), is celebrating the National Indigenous Peoples (IP) Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1906 signed in 2009 wherein the... Read More

Spanish actress, PH’s John Arcilla win Venice top acting awards

ANKARA – Renowned Spanish actress and model Penelope Cruz won as Best Actress Saturday on the closing night of the 78th Venice Film Festival on the Lido Peninsula.Spain's cinema queen grabbed the award for her starring role in “Parallel Mothers”, a film about two mothers who give... Read More

PH-Korea cultural exchange festival goes online

MANILA – The public could once again have a glimpse of Filipino and Korean cultures with this year's Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival via an online concert on Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. "It's been 30 years since the first Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival. We are going through a... Read More

QC welcomes idea of hosting archeological museum

MANILA–Mayor Joy Belmonte is open to having Quezon City host a public archeological museum, as Antique Representative Loren Legarda suggested, to help promote knowledge about the country's heritage and cultural evolution."If (the) national government is willing to have a branch museum in... Read More

Cine Europa 2021: Bringing PH 17 award-winning films for free

MANILA – The European Union Delegation in Manila is opening its annual Cine Europa on September 1, offering Filipinos 17 award-winning European films until September 29.The following films will be screened online for free and are accessible upon signing up at*Les Parfums... Read More

Year 2 in virtual space: Teatro Europa opens in PH

MANILA– Laughter, giggles, tears, anguish, sighs, trepidation.These are some of the emotions expected to fill up the (virtual) air, as Teatro Europa returns after its success last year.Teatro Europa comes back this year with table reads running from July 16 to 30, while full video performances... Read More

Spanish Embassy hosts online concert for quincentennial

MANILA – The Spanish Embassy in Manila is hosting a free online concert called the Guitarras del Mundo (World Guitars) to join the Philippines in celebrating the quincentennial of the first circumnavigation of the world.The Spanish Embassy on Wednesday said the event would be streamed on May 7... Read More

2021 Viva Europa pushes through to bring EU culture closer to PH

MANILA – Despite the pandemic, the European Union (EU) is pushing through with its 2021 Viva Europa, a series of activities to bring European culture closer to the Filipino people.EU Ambassador to Manila Luc Véron said the bloc wants to continue showcasing its unique cultural diversity... Read More

Filipino comic artists urged to join Japan manga contest  

MANILA – Dreaming of creating the next big manga hit?The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs opens the submission for the 15th Japan International Manga Awards.The Japanese Embassy in Manila invites Filipino manga artists to submit their entries and win a trip to Japan for approximately 10... Read More

KCC enjoins public to make Pinoy cuisine with kimchi 'twist'

MANILA–As the country observes the Filipino Food Month in April, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) is inviting everyone to join the "My Kimchi Recipe Challenge", wherein participants would put a twist to a Filipino cuisine by including kimchi in it.On Wednesday, KCC announced... Read More

Learn Kpop dance, win P40-K in KCC's logo making contest

MANILA–As it celebrates its 10th year in the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) announced on Tuesday the launching of a logo-making contest, and other activities lined up such as dance and martial arts lessons. Until April 16, interested individuals may submit their entries to the... Read More

EU launches PH cycling tour, fora for Women's Month

MANILA – The European Union Delegation in the Philippines is launching several activities to celebrate the 2021 International Women's month, including a cycling tour, a series of film screenings, dialogues, and roundtable discussions that advocate for gender equity and gender... Read More

KZ Tandingan's 'Gabay' on Spotify Friday

MANILA – "Gabay", the first Filipino track to be used in the Disney film "Raya and the Last Dragon", is set to be heard on Spotify on Friday.Singer KZ Tandingan was chosen to showcase her talent for this track, which is about trust, strength, and unity.As the film was inspired by various... Read More

Filipina sisters behind Masungi Georeserve bag Vanity Fair award

MANILA – Filipina sisters Ann and Billie Dumaliang, two of the persons behind the Masungi Georeserve are among the five winners of the 2021 Vanity Fair Changing Your Mind Travel Awards.The citation, published on the celebrated magazine's Hollywood Issue, focuses on individuals who continue to... Read More