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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'

OFW hospital to open in Pampanga

May 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The facility, in the city of San Fernando, is targeted for completion by 2020

FIRST OFW HOSPITAL. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda lead the groundbreaking ceremony of the first overseas Filipino workers hospital in San Fernando City. Photo from Pampanga PIO

UMPIL to hold 2019 Writers Congress, Gawad Balagtas awards on April 27

Apr 26, 2019 - 2:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on April 27 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Poster from Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas

Russia slams 'scandalous' order in Ukraine to boost local language

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:05 PM

The reaction comes hours after Ukraine's parliament approved a controversial law to enhance the status of the Ukrainian language at the expense of Russian

LANGUAGE. Young activists write a placard reading 'Ukrainian language is us!' during a rally in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on April 25, 2019. The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law enforcing the use of Ukrainian in official settings. Photo by Sergei  Supinsky/AFP

[OPINYON] Kung aaraw-arawin ang pagluluksa

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Nang masunog ang Notre-Dame Cathedral sa Paris, France, hindi ko lubos-akalain na ganito kalalim ang pagkaantig ng mga Pilipino sa imahen ng isang simbahang nasusunog

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

Written word, performance intersect at Performatura 2019 festival April 5-7

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:27 AM

Performatura 2019 happens on April5-7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

All-women small press fair to be held at CCP

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event features women creators who will sell and showcase their books, zines, stickers, illustrations, comics, and accessories, and meet their readers

UP Diliman commemorates 70th year of move from Ermita campus

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The event urges everyone to contemplate on our sense of place and the routes in place-making

MTRCB, NCCA ink memorandum of understanding

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The memo aims to help in facilitating and promoting NCCA-funded films

Gawad Alternatibo 2019 call for entries

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission for the Gawad Alternatibo is on or before March 15, not later than 6pm, at the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division Office

WATCH: Mak Tumang brings PH culture to the Miss Universe stage

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Mak Tumang's creations are on display for a limited time in his home province of Pampanga

WATCH: Karen Gallman talks travel, PH culture in video for Miss Intercontinental 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Karen is set to compete in the Miss Intercontinental competition in January 2019

On Christmas eve, 'scared' Pangasinan residents write open letter to Duterte

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Families of murdered politicians in Pangasinan call for justice – and an end to violence in the province

National Museum declares Post Office Building 'important cultural property'

Nov 24, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The Post Office Building, built in 1926, may now receive government funding for its protection, conservation, and restoration

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana deals a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and serves up a big win for conservationists and indigenous groups

NO. In this file photo, demonstrators march to the Federal Building in protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order fast-tracking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 2017. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Filipinos can now apply as assistant language teachers in Japan

Nov 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submitting application materials for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme is January 7, 2019

Mexico's Day of the Dead: An orange sea guides the souls of the departed

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:32 PM

In Mexico, there is a pre-Hispanic belief that the petals of the cempasuchil flower, or the Mexican marigold, form the orange-carpeted path that guides souls on the Day of the Dead

Peasants harvest cempasuchil (Mexican marigold) flowers at cultivation fields near Cholula, in Puebla state, Mexico, on October 26, 2018. The Cempasuchil flower is used in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead by making paths of petals to guide souls to altars set up for them to enjoy the pleasures they had in life. ULISES RUIZ / AFP

Duterte names 7 National Artists

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Francisco Mañosa, Resil Mojares, Ramon Muzones, and Kidlat Tahimik will be honored in Malacañang on October 24

The lovely secrets of the 'signing' brain

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind

[Two Pronged] My 2nd husband wants my son to move out

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:35 PM

A Filipina married to an Englishman says he gave her one year to prepare her 22-year-old son for independence

Taiwan protests claim it was source of P6.8-billion shabu

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:00 PM

'We solemnly condemn the irresponsible news reports,' says Taiwan

TAIWAN FLAG. Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Bills seek creation of Department of Culture

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza is opposed to the proposals, saying culture should just be part of the Department of Education

NEW DEPARTMENT. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives want to create a Department of Culture. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Is Unesco World Heritage status for cultural sites killing the things it loves?

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Achieving Unesco status is an internationally competitive process. Nations want this recognition because they can promote a place or practice as a unique cultural tourism attraction.

TOURIST MAGNET. Tourists take a photo of sunrise at Angkor Wat in 2016. Shutterstock