Arts and Culture

VIDEO | World Choir Games gold medalist Ateneo Chamber Singers perform ‘Crucifixus’

July 24, 2014 | 1:59 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Video by GP Eleria | Lifestyle Section,

Here’s why they deserve the accolade.

‘Noli Me Tangere’ at Kennedy Center in August, Resorts World Manila in September

July 23, 2014 | 11:03 am | Lifestyle Section,

After a successful run in Chicago and New York, the opera based on Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s best known novel will go on stage at the world-famous venue next month.

3 PH groups bag gold medals in the ‘Olympics for choirs,’ 2014 World Choir Games

July 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Congratulations to the Ateneo Chamber Sinbers, the Iriga City Singing Ambassadors, and the Miriam College High School Glee Club!

Stepping into history through dance with Ballet Philippines’ ‘La Revolucion Filipina,’ July 25-27

July 22, 2014 | 3:58 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

Revisit Philippine history and the life of Apolinario Mabini through Ballet Philippines’ 45th season opener.

Internationally acclaimed Filipino artist unveils public sculptures at SM Aura

July 10, 2014 | 10:53 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Rhoy Cobilla | Lifestyle Section,

International artist Jefrë Figueras Manuel unveils public sculptures reflective of Filipino culture at SM Aura

#selfiEscolta: Festival turns selfies as fun shout-outs to revive Escolta Street

July 9, 2014 | 4:49 pm | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero, Lifestyle Section,

How #selfie can be used for a good cause.

REMOTO CONTROL | Attention, students! First semester blues and how to survive it

July 9, 2014 | 2:11 pm | By Danton Remoto | Lifestyle Section,

Want to survive and thrive in college? Follow these priceless tips from a seasoned professor.

VIDEO | Out na! ‘Bekitaktakan’ Episode 2 answers more issues on gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders

July 9, 2014 | 12:24 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Our favorite beki video series whips up new answers to misconceptions on same-sex parenting and other LGBT issues.

CITIZEN MANILA | Roger Biglain, 80: The street photographer and Dr. Jose Rizal

July 3, 2014 | 1:23 pm | Text and photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

For 46 years, he has been standing by the famous monument, taking shots of people who would care for a souvenir with the National Hero.

Mothers talk to mountains, farmers read clouds, fishers warn of the sea in ‘Agam’

June 30, 2014 | 11:37 am | Text by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Different voices emerge from a nation confronted with climate change in this newly launched book.

INKCANTO | Nora Aunor: The National Artist as rock star

June 24, 2014 | 11:47 am | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

Reading through the National Artist law, it’s easy to view the entire process as some kind of cruel joke.

NY Times blog features Filipino domestic worker/photographer

June 23, 2014 | 7:59 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

A Filipino domestic worker has caught the eye of photojournalist Rick Rocamora, and The New York Times blog ‘Lens,’ for her street photography in Hong Kong.

ESSAY | The eJeepney Journey: A bottom-up approach to sustainability in the PH

June 21, 2014 | 3:21 pm | Text and photo by Rebekah Shirley, ERG PhD Candidate | Courtesy of iCCSC | Special to

Clean electric transportation, equality in job opportunities, sustainable future. Just some of the reasons why the eJeepney is a good ride.

BOOKS | Every picture tells a true climate change story in ‘Agam’

June 21, 2014 | 1:37 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Text and visuals in this breakthrough book on climate change point to one thing, says its publisher Red Constantino: ‘It’s not pretty good.’

VIDEO | Filipino students honor Dr. Jose Rizal’s 153rd birthday through ‘Mi Ultimo Adios’

June 19, 2014 | 12:09 pm | Video by the Lifestyle Section,

Today, June 19, on the occasion of Dr. Jose Rizal’s 153rd birth anniversary, students remember him by reciting his final poem.

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