Arts and Culture

Art Fair Philippines 2015: More global, less predictable, and yes, still in that car park area

January 23, 2015 | 3:00 pm | By Francine M. Marquez | Lifestyle Section,

Just when the yearly art crowd is starting to see a pattern, the art event’s three muses bring in a fresh batch of artists to watch or to rediscover.

Rare Fernando Zobel artworks on view at Leon Gallery, for auction on February 6

January 22, 2015 | 8:00 pm | By Francine M. Marquez | Lifestyle Section,

Never before seen works by artist Fernando Zobel are featured in a collection spanning 40 years of the artist’s works and friendship with the Pfeufer family.

SM Aura will soon be site of PHLPost’s first lifestyle Post Office

January 22, 2015 | 2:00 pm | Lifestyle Section |

Soon to be launched lifestyle Post Office will offer processing of new Posta I.D.’s, sell philatelic items, and money remittance, to name a few.

‘Isang Harding Papel’: A child’s longing for her mother shows what it’s like to live under Martial Law

January 22, 2015 | 10:00 am | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Like her friends, 7-year-old Jenny plays with her dog, eats ice cream, and acts in plays. But unlike them, she can only visit her mother once a week, in prison.

‘Maria’s Colorful Banca’: Mom and daughter write children’s book honoring Yolanda survivors’ spirit

January 22, 2015 | 9:15 am | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

An infant born in a Yolanda-stricken town becomes the inspiration of this uplifting children’s book.

Gugma Clay Art: Volunteer teachers help Yolanda child survivors breathe life into clay

January 20, 2015 | 6:05 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

After Pope Francis’ visit to Leyte, volunteer art teachers continue to exemplify what he calls “a beautiful expression” of everyone being members of one family.

#DearPopeFrancis Day 1: Filipinos thrilled by pontiff’s arrival

January 15, 2015 | 9:47 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

Hours before the pope’s arrival on Thursday afternoon, thousands filled the streets patiently waiting for a glimpse of their beloved Pope Francis.

INKCANTO | Charlie  Hebdo and Charlie Balakubak: Freedom versus Feelings

January 14, 2015 | 12:30 pm | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

As the case of the Charlie Hebdo murders, and, here in the Philippines, the case of Carlos Celdran, show us, one of the greatest enemies of freedom is… feelings.

THEATER | ‘Beauty and the Beast:’ As good and close to Disney as it gets

January 14, 2015 | 10:00 am | By Joyce Reyes-Aguila | Lifestyle Section,

Yes, there were dancing spoons, too, in this musical retelling the classic and very popular fairytale.

Red Turnip Theater caps off second season with ‘Time Stands Still’

January 14, 2015 | 12:21 am | Lifestyle Section,

Red Turnip Theater presents Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ quiet but intense drama on war, love, and relationships.

CITIZEN MANILA | Armando Garcia , 36: Staying faithful to the Black Nazerene

January 8, 2015 | 5:30 pm | Text and photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

His disability didn’t stop him from living independently. Instead, his faith in the Señor Nazareno gave him the strength to move on.

11 memorable moments in the Philippine art scene in 2014

January 6, 2015 | 7:15 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Here are the things we’ll remember about 2014.

INKCANTO | Post appropriately, market yourself: 8 goals to achieve in 2015

January 6, 2015 | 4:26 pm | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

In keeping with the spirit of new beginnings, here are Inkcanto’s resolutions that, when followed properly, will result in peace, prosperity, and well-being for all.

CITIZEN MANILA | Jo Santos: Mrs. Santa Claus and her Christmas shop of hope

December 24, 2014 | 3:00 pm | Text and photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

Her inspiring story and the kindness of people make her Christmas shop a truly happy place.

Casa San Pablo Clay Storytellers: Celebrating the ‘belen’ as the star of Christmas

December 23, 2014 | 4:00 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

These exquisite and folksy terra-cotta sculptures featuring nativity scenes are a joyful reminder of the reason for the season.

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