Dreams for Mindanao

By Franchesca Lesaca During the press conference for the Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit and Conference (MindanaoArt), Vim Nadera – award-winning poet and writer, and former director of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) – posed a rhetorical question to everyone gathered: “Where is Mindanao in Philippine art?” The first Mindanao Art Fair This…

Tagaytay Art Beat reveals line-up for 2020

The out-of-town music and art festival happening on February 8, 2020 (Saturday) at Museo Orlina Grounds, Tagaytay City, announced their lineup for this year’s edition. Top singer-songwriters Reese Lansangan and Clara Benin are co-headlining the fourth installment of the highly anticipated destination festival along with indie rock favorites Ang Bandang Shirley, funk/rock/pop band Lola Amour…

Shangri-La Plaza sparks the beginning of the season as it lights up its grand Christmas tree

Mr. Jose Mari Chan, Mandaluyong Councilors Benjie Abalos III and Charisse Abalos, Shangri-La Plaza EVP and General Manager Lala Fojas during the ceremonial lighting of the mall’s 58-foot Santa’s workshop-inspired Christmas tree. Photo by Mark Esguerra. Christmas at Shangri-La Plaza officially begins on December 1, as the leading lifestyle destination holds its anticipated yearly Christmas…

Winners of the first MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila announced

MullenLowe NOVA Ph Finalists The 2019 MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila engage Filipino visionaries and industry leaders with the goal of supporting emerging talent, creative excellence and innovation. “Bringing the MullenLowe Nova Awards to Manila is our way of giving back to the bigger design and arts community that in a way, allows industries like advertising…

Anita Magsaysay-Ho’s “Offerings” at Rustan’s For the Arts Christmas Collection

Rustan’s celebrates Filipino art this Christmas season with ‘Offerings’, A collection of mementos and objets for the home honoring the work of Anita Magsaysay-Ho. After several successful collections of art objets for the home by Filipino artists Ben Cabrera, Al Perez, Paulina Luz Sotto, Fernando Amorsolo and Arturo Luz, Rustan’s is pleased to present ‘Offerings”,…

Embassy of Hungary, VFS Global launch Hungary Visa Application Center in Philippines

VFS Global has commenced Hungary visa services for the residents of the Philippines with the launch of its new Visa Application Center in the city of Manila. The center accepts applications for processing key categories like Tourism, Business, Education and Private Visit visas. The newly launched center in Manila was formally inaugurated on 25 November…

Serendipity Arts Festival announces programming highlights for the fourth edition

The Serendipity Arts Festival, now in its fourth year, returns to Goa from the 15-22 December with over 100 compelling projects including exhibitions, performances and immersive art experiences. This year the Festival will take place across 10 venues in Panaji, Goa highlighting the 7 core disciplines including Craft, Culinary Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts…