Arts and Culture

IN PHOTOS | More behind-the-scenes look at SONA 2016

July 25, 2016 | 5:46 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

They didn’t show this on TV.

‘Uphold the artist’s rights,’ ‘Talk to us,’ ‘Watch a show,’ NCCA and CCP leaders ask Duterte

July 25, 2016 | 9:45 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Two of the country’s respected leaders in the arts and culture sector share their wish list to the new administration.

Clifford Espinosa’s wood sculptures embody national pride and the spirit of liberation

July 23, 2016 | 2:59 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Chairs that offer peace and a seat that beckons its user to show some patriotism are just two of this artist’s thought-provoking pieces.

Brazilian sex shop reveals its Olympic line

July 20, 2016 | 11:02 am | Reuters report and video

Brazilian sex shop has just released its line of Olympic-themed gels and sex toys in time for the opening of the world’s biggest sports event.

FACTBOX | ‘No human being is illegal’: Quotes from Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

July 4, 2016 | 5:18 am | Compiled by Bill Trott | Reuters

Here are powerful quotes from the Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize winner, and author of the landmark book ‘Night.’

Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel dies at 87

July 4, 2016 | 4:46 am | Report by Bill Trott | Reuters

Wiesel was a philosopher, speaker, playwright, and professor who also campaigned for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world.

3 LOL-inducing moments that stole the show at Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration

July 1, 2016 | 5:31 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

The presidential inauguration was a serious and historic affair, but behind the scenes were some moments that were too funny not to share.

IN PHOTOS | Formal, low-key, stately—here are more scenes from Pres. Duterte’s inauguration

July 1, 2016 | 10:33 am | Photos by Bernard Testa, Joseph Vidal, Malacañang Photo Bureau, Presidential Photographers Division | Lifestyle Section,

More photos of the 16th Philippine president’s first day at work.

10 things to expect at incoming President Duterte’s inauguration rites on June 30

June 28, 2016 | 4:07 pm | Lifestyle Section,

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s term kicks off on Thursday with many details of the inauguration defying tradition.

Rustan’s and NCCA tie up to showcase weaves and products from indigenous communities

June 28, 2016 | 7:01 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa, Lifestyle Section,

Local weaves can be stylish, too.

VIDEO | Let Love In: Celebrating diversity and a strong community at 2016 Metro Manila Pride March

June 27, 2016 | 9:01 am | Video by Chad de Guzman | Lifestyle Section,

This year’s Metro Manila Pride gathered over 5,000 supporters of the LGBTQPIA+ community.

The Spirit of Chorva! Drag queen releases fun, “subversive” stationery line for Pride Month

June 25, 2016 | 11:31 am | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photo by Cedrick Ungab

Jot down your ‘anik-anik,’ ‘eklavoo,’ and ‘chenes’ in these ‘bonggang’ notepads!

Baguio LGBT holds  beauty tilt to battle stigma and promote HIV awareness

June 24, 2016 | 5:30 pm | By Aldwin Quitasol | Lifestyle Section,

The beauty pageant is the community’s response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country.

‘LET LOVE IN’: Metro Manila Pride March 2016set on June 25 at Rizal Park

June 24, 2016 | 3:03 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero, Lifestyle Section,

United and celebrate at the country’s longest running Pride March on Saturday, June 25, at the Rizal Park.

CCP announces open call for proposals for 2017 exhibition venue grants 

June 22, 2016 | 9:35 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Deadline for proposals is on September 30, 2016.

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