Arts and Culture

‘Himig ng Diliman’: UP Oblation’s conch-shaped lanterns symbolize ‘giving light to dark times’

December 5, 2016 | 7:22 am | Text and photo by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

The State University observes Christmas with decorations filled with symbols that are relevant to the times.

CITIZEN MANILA | Enrique Paez, 51: Puppet master of Fort Santiago

December 1, 2016 | 4:31 pm | Text and photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

When the going gets tough, this marionette maker says he lets his faith pull him into the right direction.

It’s going to be an intense Year of Fire Rooster: Maritess Allen shares feng shui revelations, Dec. 4

December 1, 2016 | 2:09 pm | Text and photo by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Build alliances, avoid scandals, and beware Rabbits. Here’s what to expect in 2017 according to top feng shui expert.

VIDEO | It ain’t Christmas till Jose Mari Chan sings! Watch him at Festival of Lights show

November 30, 2016 | 4:20 pm | Videos by Bernard Testa and Samsung | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Watch the multi-awarded singer and songwriter’s surprise appearance at Ayala Triangle Gardens.

VIDEO | Forget the traffic: Festival of Lights makes Makati a delightful Christmas destination

November 30, 2016 | 2:02 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa | Video by Chad de Guzman | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

It’s truly Christmas time in Makati City with its festive atmosphere and amazing lights and sounds show.

‘Eduardo Castrillo @ 50′: Homage to the pillar of monumental iconic public artworks

November 30, 2016 | 10:55 am | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Art show gives viewers a glimpse of the noted artist’s masterly vision and gracious spirit.

STREET FEST | EB Party showcases Escolta’s rising arts and culture scene on Nov. 26

November 24, 2016 | 4:02 pm | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Love history and culture? Head to Escolta Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila this Saturday, Nov. 26,  for a full day of art, music, movies, shopping, and fun

Makati kicks off the Holiday season with a ceremonial street lighting

November 4, 2016 | 6:59 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa and Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Ayala’s streets gets bedecked with beautiful stained-glass themed lights for the merry season.

World-renowned Vienna Boys Choir live in Manila on November 11

November 2, 2016 | 2:44 pm | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Surround yourself with the heavenly voices of this world-famous choir at their Manila stint.

The $900,000 question behind Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize

October 26, 2016 | 1:16 pm | Reporting by Johan Sennero | Reuters

Dylan’s name will be listed as the winner in 2016—whatever he says. But the award money is a different matter.

ASEAN crafts, ‘sinamay’ hats, beautiful glassworks : 8 Manila FAME 2016 highlights

October 21, 2016 | 12:58 pm | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero, Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

The country’s premier design and lifestyle event mounts its 64th edition on October 19 to 22 with the theme “Objects Matter.”

Ballet Philippines presents ‘Noli’ and ‘Fili’ in special weekend double bill, Oct. 21 to 23

October 17, 2016 | 3:46 pm | Lifestyle

Watch a prized dance show and the world premier of a new one in this rare offering honoring the 120th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal.

Philippine Suzuki Association presents two international musicians in first Manila concert, Nov. 30

October 17, 2016 | 3:00 pm | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Young Berlin-based violinist Iskandar Widjaja and multi-awarded Israeli pianist Itamar Golan will perform in the fundraising concert.

VIDEO | QC village takes on extrajudicial killings as theme for its Halloween decorations

October 12, 2016 | 7:07 pm | Report by Amber Gonzales | News5

A subdivision in Quezon City offers a different kind of horror attraction for Halloween.

‘Pinoy Manners’: There’s still a place for ‘delicadeza’ in this country, writes PR expert in new book

October 10, 2016 | 1:21 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Politeness is still a revered virtue.

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