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Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 16 Writing Fellowship Program 2020

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Cultural Center of the Philippines is now accepting applications for the fellowship will be held on June 16 to 28, 2020

CCP accepts short feature entries for Cinemalaya 2020

Feb 15, 2020 - 3:30 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The 10 best short features will be announced on May 12 and will be screened at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival in August

[OPINION] Why art fairs matter even to non-artists and non-collectors

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Attendance, however, is not the be-all and end-all of art fairs

Taiwan may cancel visa-free entry for Filipinos due to PH travel ban – MECO

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:44 AM

Malacañang says Taiwan's concerns will be relayed to President Rodrigo Duterte, though it maintains the ban is in place to quell the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus

VIRUS. Taiwan maintains it should blocked from international bodies such as the World Health Organization after the island confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Photo by Chen Chi-chuan/AFP

WATCH: Catriona Gray revisits Intramuros two years after Miss Universe video

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:03 PM

The beauty queen is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts ambassador for Arts Month 2020

WATCH: As 'The Kingmaker' premieres at CCP, 'arts legacy' of Imelda Marcos comes into question

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Directed by Lauren Greenfield, 'The Kingmaker' takes a critical look at the former first lady's penchant for extravagance and its continuing effects on Filipino society

ART COLLECTION. Imelda Marcos shows off her art collection in a scene from Lauren Greenfield's documentary 'The Kingmaker.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/SHOWTIME

Amid novel coronavirus outbreak, CCP cancels Pasinaya Open House Festival

Jan 31, 2020 - 8:34 PM

The festival, which features thousands of artists across all forms of art, was originally scheduled to run from February 7 to February 9

PASINAYA. The Cultural Center of the Philippines' annual Open House Festival is cancelled. Screenshot from Facebook.com/culturalcenterofthephilippines

Catriona Gray is new National Commission for Culture and the Arts ambassador

Jan 28, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Catriona joins Julie Ann San Jose and KZ Tandingan as this year's ambassadors for National Arts Month

[OPINION] It was more than just a dinner: On Imelda and the CCP

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Some Filipinos enjoyed a lavish dinner to 'honor' a convicted plunderer while the Taal evacuees suffered from hunger and thirst

U.P. Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2020 commemorates 50th year of First Quarter Storm

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The festival serves to raise awareness on the significance of this pivotal chapter during the turbulent Marcos regime especially on issues concerning human rights

'The Kingmaker,' a documentary about Imelda Marcos, to premiere at CCP in January 2020

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Lauren Greenfield's documentary will be screened at the CCP two weeks after it hosted a dinner for founding chair Imelda

LOOK: CCP hosts dinner to 'honor' founding chair Imelda Marcos

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:16 AM

(UPDATED) CCP says in a statement that during the dinner, they launched a fundraising campaign for victims of the Taal eruption

IMELDA MARCOS. Imelda attends mass in Baclaran in 2016. On January 15, 2020, she is 'honored' by the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a lavish dinner. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

[OPINION] Getting judged for my tattoos, and the issue of taboos in 2020

Jan 11, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Getting judged for my tattoos wasn’t as bad or as traumatic as that of folks discriminated against for their gender or disability. But perhaps there’s that common feeling, the feeling of self-denial.'

CCP to hold Misa de Aguinaldo 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The CCP will hold the Misa de Aguinaldo on Tuesday, December 24, at the CCP Main Theater

Christmas Eve Mass CCP. Photo by CCP

Baguio preserves century-old Dominican Hill as arts and culture center

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:42 AM

It's been quite a ride for the site where artistic, religious, and naughty spirits are known to mingle

Rappler Gallery 2019 / SECTIONS / News / December / Dominican Hill Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Filipino language and culture making waves in German universities

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Filipino language is currently being offered at Humboldt University

Filipino Language Instructor Anton Galang Jr. with his first batch of students at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Photo provided by Anton Galang Jr.

EUNIC Manila to launch European speculative fiction anthology in Filipino

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:44 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The anthology of 16 speculative fiction penned by seasoned writers across Europe was compiled by Julie Nováková and former Czech ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša Jr

List: 6 Filipino pamahiins we just can't ignore

Oct 31, 2019 - 7:23 PM

What pamahiins do you follow when someone passes away?

China pushes higher 'moral quality' for its citizens

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:13 PM

The texts urge citizens to avoid pornography and vulgarity online, and follow correct etiquette when raising the flag or singing the national anthem

Ormoc mayor Richard Gomez uses mapping and data to preserve local culture

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The Ormoc City government implements cultural mapping techniques to preserve the city's heritage and promote the development of its local arts and culture

HERITAGE. The old city hall in Ormoc City is now being used as a museum. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler.com

Ramos-Shahani resigns as UNESCO Philippines secretary-general

Oct 23, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Lila Ramos-Shahani will also no longer serve as Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary

Photos of Lila Ramos-Shahani, UNESCO site from UNESCO Philippines website

LOOK: Archie and the gang drop by Rizal park in PH-exclusive cover

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The cover is illustrated by Miguel Mercado

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons, poverty to survive

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:38 PM

As the renowned arts organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, its dancers are determined for the show to go on, despite the lack of funding

IN PHOTOS: Fans flock to Bacolod’s 2nd pop culture convention

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Bacolod Convention of Pop Culture is one of the activities of the MassKara Festival

Ballet Manila's 'Giselle' moves to CCP Main Theater after Star City fire

Oct 04, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The show's original home, the Aliw Theater, was damaged in the blaze

[OPINION] How the Philippines can repair its culture

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM

I believe that the Philippines is still a country with a purpose, a country with a bright future. We are slowly letting go of our ways that did not work for us in the past.

Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical lion goes on display in Paris

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The lion, which is two meters high and 3 meters long and made of wood with a metal mechanism, is a reconstruction based on a rudimentary sketch left by Da Vinci

AUTOMATON. A picture taken on September 11, 2019 shows a mechanical lion that has been recreated 500 years after its invention by Leonardo da Vinci, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Things and objects the iPhone 11 cameras have been compared to

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:38 AM

Anime eyes, spider eyes, shavers, stoves – you name it, and Twitter's got it

IPHONE 11 PRO. Photo from Apple


'NBA 2K20' review bombed on Steam, Metacritic

Sep 09, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The popular sports title is currently a target of negative review bombing on the online store and the reviews aggregator

NBA 2K20. Image from 2K Sports


British Council launches artist grants

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Applicants may apply to British Council's Connections Through Culture mobility grant to promote arts and cultural exchange between the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia until September 26

[OPINION] Our languages are in trouble, so what?

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino

CCP now accepts entries for 2021 Cinemalaya Film Festival

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:58 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All Filipino filmmakers are welcome to submit their entries for the Cinemalaya main full-length competition

Juana Change to perform monologue on EJKs at CCP

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Tao Po is a four-part monologue interactive performance that gives a human face to the issue of extra-judicial killings

Supreme Court affirms Ati ownership of 2-hectare land in Boracay

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The private claimants take the wrong appeal route, which is the High Court's basis in upholding the authority of the NCIP award of ancestral domain

LAND DISPUTE. The Ati Indigenous Cultural Commnunity stakes its claim on a 2-hectare land in Bgy Manoc-Manoc in Boracay island in Aklan. File photo by Purple Romero/Rappler

Here are our favorite Instagram puppers in celebration of International Dog Day

Aug 27, 2019 - 4:26 PM

These are some of the cutest dogs we follow on Instagram

INSTAGRAM DOGS. Some of the most popular dog accounts on Instagram have become internet sensations with more than a million followers. Photos from Instagram/@mayapolarbear and @tuckerbudzyn

Netflix documentary examining Bill Gates' post-CEO life arrives September 20

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:42 PM

The 3-part series on Bill Gates' life after Microsoft is directed by Davis Guggenheim, director of 'An Inconvenient Truth' and 'He Named Me Malala'

GATES. Bill Gates and director Davis Guggenheim engage in a discussion in a still provided by Netflix. Photo from Netflix


Writers urge NCCA to probe alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Over 300 writers sign an open letter calling on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to conduct a 'thorough and independent' probe considering it had funded the workshop

Call for proposals: CCP 2020 exhibition venue grant

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for various venues at the CCP Main Theater Building

[OPINION] No such thing as a free lunch: The Filipino 'libre' culture

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Has the Filipino tradition of gift-giving and treating friends and family gone too far?

Fashion world shaken by cultural appropriation claims

Jun 23, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Mexico's women embroiderers from Tenango de Doria accuse Carolina Herrera's fashion artistic director Wes Gordon of 'plagiarizing' their patterns for the brand's 2020 Resort collection

Mexican artisan Glafira Candelaria Jose, of the Otomi ethnic group, works in one of her designs at her workshop in San Nicolas village, in Tenango de Doria, Hidalgo state, Mexico, on June 18, 2019. - The Mexican government asked famous Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera to explain her decision to use textile designs from three Mexican indigenous communities in six pieces of her Resort 2020 collection. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

Call for entries to the Asian International Children's Film Festival 2019

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:05 PM

All Filipino high school students grades 10 to 12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children's Film Festivals, are encouraged to submit their entries before the deadline on August 16, 2019

7 in 10 Filipinos choose religion over science – global study

Jun 20, 2019 - 3:02 PM

According to the Wellcome Global Monitor 2018, the Philippines is among 19 countries 'where people most likely have high trust' in scientists

MONUMENTS: 'The Manila of our affections'

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

What do monuments mean to our everyday lives?

Bantayog ng Bayani in Quezon City, Philippines on Monday. June 3, 2019.

Who is the Filipino? Identity in heritage spaces

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:30 PM

What does protecting built heritage like Intramuros have to do with being Filipino? We talk to Intramuros Administration chief Guiller Asido about how the ancient Walled City is keeping up with modern times.

Scientist looks to resurrect Hong Kong's 'Pearl of the Orient' past

Jun 08, 2019 - 11:28 PM

'We have a history of pearl fishing of over one thousand years... but because of overfishing in Hong Kong, we only have very few of them left,' says former investment banker turned scientist Yan Wa-tat

In this picture taken on March 14, 2019, a worker harvests pearls, each containing a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip, on a fishing raft culturing Akoya pearl oysters, in the rural Sai Kung region of Hong Kong. On a raft floating off Hong Kong's rural eastern coastline former investment banker turned scientist Yan Wa-tat patiently scrapes barnacles off some 2,000 oysters -– a tiresome but crucial part of his mission to bring back pearl farming. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

CCP announces 10 fellows to Virgin Labfest 15 writing program

May 31, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Virgin Labfest 15 Writing Fellowship Program is a mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage

Photo from Virgin Labfest

Newsbreak Chats: Cebu killings, election-related violence, and other top stories in May 2019

May 30, 2019 - 4:11 PM

On Thursday, May 30, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss killings that occurred in the past months, and possible developments in the latter half of the Duterte administration that may have implications on justice and human rights

[OPINION] Appreciating the Filipino identity through our literature and culture

May 29, 2019 - 3:31 PM

'Being a Filipino does not end with preferring English over Filipino, nor choosing hamburgers over sinigang, but rather ends when we have forgotten that we have our own literature, culture, and heritage to the point where we abandon it'

CCP to pay tribute to 2018 national artists

May 16, 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is set to pay tribute to Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Kidlat Tahimik, Francisco Mañosa, and writers Resil Mojares and Ramon L. Muzones

UNESCO releases new handbook on climate change reporting in Asia Pacific

May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The new handbook for journalists says climate change coverage at the local level 'can save lives, formulate plans, change policy and empower people to make informed choices'