Arts and Culture

#TheDollEvolves | Barbie releases dolls with three new body types

January 29, 2016 | 1:38 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Barbie Petite, Barbie Curvy, and Barbie Tall—collectively known as Barbie ‘Fashionistas’—are the future of the brand

41st International Bamboo Organ Festival celebrates 200-year-old bamboo organ

January 28, 2016 | 5:41 pm | Text and photo by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

The bicentennial celebration will also include the First Bamboo Organ Composition Contest.

IN PHOTOS | Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach shines as ‘the people’s queen’ in homecoming parade

January 25, 2016 | 11:05 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa, Robert Amoroso, Rhoy Cobilla, and Jhun Dantes | Lifestyle Section,

Here are more scenes from Monday’s overwhelming homecoming parade.

Welcome home, Pia! Netizens share the excitement of meeting Miss Universe 2015

January 25, 2016 | 5:00 pm | Text and photo by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Take a look at the warm and overwhelming welcome that happened at Pia Wurtzbach’s victory parade on Monday afternoon:

At her homecoming presscon, 10 confidently beautiful quotes by Pia Wurtzbach

January 25, 2016 | 7:40 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa and Yummie Dingding | Lifestyle Section,

On keeping the faith, #teamsawi, her advocacies, and living her Miss Universe dream.

Pia Wurtzbach’s homecoming float, gifts, and the netizens’ excitement to welcome Miss Universe 2015

January 23, 2016 | 6:22 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

The excitement is gearing up for the much awaited Manila homecoming of Miss Universe 2015.

Art Fair Philippines 2016: 7 exciting ways it’s aiming to be the ‘world’s window to Philippine art’

January 21, 2016 | 9:54 am | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Mark your calendar for another engaging visit at this internationally recognized event featuring the best of Philippine contemporary art.

VIDEO | San Sebastian Church’s gothic charm draws visitors, stirs support for conservation funds

January 14, 2016 | 11:19 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa | Video by Chad de Guzman and Neil Portugal | Lifestyle Section,

Proceeds of the beautiful church’s tours will go to its conservation efforts.

REMOTO CONTROL | How to Survive as a Nouveau Poor

January 13, 2016 | 9:47 am | By Danton Remoto | Lifestyle Section,

How does a mother survive the nightmare of poverty, or in her case, lower-middle-class poverty?

10 awesome things about San Sebastian Church, the only steel basilica in the Philippines

January 12, 2016 | 9:07 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

Here are the reasons why you should be visiting San Sebastian Church now.

Black Nazarene 101: Here’s why Quiapo’s revered image is dark in color

January 10, 2016 | 7:13 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle

And find out why saying the image is “centuries-old” isn’t quite accurate.

VIDEO | Sights and sounds of Quiapo, Manila’s Traslacion 2016

January 10, 2016 | 6:23 pm | Text and video by Chad de Guzman and Neil Portugal | Lifestyle Section,

Watch and listen to the sounds of this year’s Traslacion and the brief but solemn Dungaw ceremony.

LOOK | Meeting of the Black Nazarene and the Virgin Mother enacted in ‘Dungaw’ rite

January 10, 2016 | 6:37 am | Photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

See one of the revered traditions in this year’s Traslacion.

VIDEO | 3D printing process brings art to blind people

January 7, 2016 | 12:55 pm | By Sharon Reich , Reuters

New technology unlocks the barrier between the blind and the appreciation of fine works of art.

10 notable Philippine art moments in 2015

January 5, 2016 | 3:01 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Venice Biennale, the Philippine Gold exhibit in New York, and more events that kept us excited about the art scene last year.

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