Arts and Culture

Rare, 25-carat pink diamond found among Imelda Marcos collection: Christie’s

November 25, 2015 | 9:31 am | Reporting by Karen Lema; Writing by Manuel Mogato | Reuters

A rare 25-carat, barrel-shaped pink diamond has been found among the jewelry collection of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos

GUESS | Who’s the looker looking through the glass at the Philippine Gold show in New York?

November 24, 2015 | 7:30 am | Lifestyle Section,

He got the star treatment, too.

Gerilya artists, Lumads band together for street art exhibit to fight for a cause

November 23, 2015 | 6:45 pm | Photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

Artists turn to the streets to bring awareness on the ongoing Lumad crisis.

VIDEO | Termite-mound chair and wooden car flaunt Filipino ingenuity at APEC’s Mandaue Expo

November 17, 2015 | 6:32 pm | Photos and video by Bernard Testa, | With additional News 5 video report by Shyla Francisco

Businessmen from Cebu hope to call attention to their unique design-driven pieces and for APEC to discuss pressing matters on small and medium enterprises.

Emmy award-winning animator Jess Espanola: ‘We should tell our own stories’

November 15, 2015 | 8:05 am | Text by Lira Fernandez | Lifestyle Section,

Develop the Pinoy style of illustration instead of mimicking other cultures, he encourages young artists.

Giant Christmas tree and San Fernando lanterns to greet APEC leaders along CCP Complex

November 14, 2015 | 2:16 pm | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Now on its fifth year, the dazzling spectacle highlights the artistry and craftsmanship of Pampanga’s traditional lantern makers.

APEC 2015 | Sama-sama: Kenneth Cobonpue on showcasing the global Filipino

November 12, 2015 | 4:59 pm | Lifestyle Section,

The famous designer adds creative director of the APEC Welcome Dinner for Leaders to his list of feats.

VIDEO | Lovely floral arrangements and elegant ‘barong Tagalogs’ for APEC 2015

November 12, 2015 | 3:33 pm | Report by Shyla Francisco, Aksyon TV

Take a look at the beautiful floral arrangements and the exquisite Filipiniana wear that the world’s most powerful leaders and their wives will wear at the summit.

25 yrs ago 2 Burmese hijacked a plane with 220 onboard – and walked free. Here’s what they learned

November 12, 2015 | 8:31 am | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photo and video courtesy of TEDxDiliman

Burmese student activist Soe Myint was appalled that no one was paying attention to the human rights situation in his country. So he and his friends decided to peacefully hijack a plane.

MURTY LIBRARY | Computer scientist brings millennia-old Indian literature to new audience

November 11, 2015 | 9:05 am | Text by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

The website aims to translate ancient Indian literature in 14 languages to English.

THEATER | ‘The Horse and His Boy’: A magical epic ride with a heartwarming message

November 10, 2015 | 12:34 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos courtesy of Trumpets | Lifestyle Section,

Be enthralled by the magical set and costumes, and the touching message of this play adapted from the popular C.S. Lewis novel.

LOOK | Shining shimmering, and splendid at Ayala Triangle Garden’s annual Festival of Lights

November 10, 2015 | 8:05 am | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

It’s that indescribable feeling once again in this dazzling place in the heart of Makati City’s business district.

VIDEO | Diamond Hotel honors APEC delegates with a doll exhibit, festive Christmas decors

November 6, 2015 | 2:17 pm | Report by Laila Chikadora | News 5

It’s a small world after all as exquisite dolls in various national costumes make up the united APEC nations in this hotel exhibition.

InterAksyon’s QCinema Forum: How the film’s audience took part in the ‘Heneral Luna’ revolution

November 5, 2015 | 1:30 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

The team behind the blockbuster movie delivered the film, and the audience gave them fan art, fan fiction, memes, cat costumes, and tattoos in return.

At TEDxDiliman, how to stage a peaceful plane hijack and other stories of paths less traveled

November 2, 2015 | 10:22 am | By Tricia Aquino | Photos courtesy of TEDxDiliman | Lifestyle Section,

Burmese journalist Soe Myint on leading a peaceful hijack, Ambeth Ocampo on what made heroes human, and Juan Miguel Severo on an incident that helped him overcome stage fright.

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