The Sunday Times Magazine

Negros Occidental’s sweeter surprises

July 23, 2016 9:13 pm

Sweets and smiles. For decades past, the mere mention of the Visayan region’s sleeping giant instantaneously conjures two titles: first—for sweetening the Philippines and parts of the world with its vast sugar lands—as the “Sugarbowl of the Philippines;” and second—for … Read more »

Inescapable entrapments

July 23, 2016 9:02 pm

A last word on Virgin Labfest 12 From the solid Set C of the Virgin Labfest 12 which included Ang Mga Bisita Ni Jean (Maki dela Rosa), Bait (Guelan Luarca), and Mula sa Kulimliman (Carlo Vergara), to the last two … Read more »

Alann Timothy Pacpaco is sole winner of the 1st NCCA Composers’ Prize 2016

July 23, 2016 8:58 pm

With four categories, and a selection standard so high, the first NCCA’s Composers’ Prize 2016 yielded only one winner. Winning under the solo instrument category, composer Alann Timothy Pacpacowon for his work entitled Pagtangis ng Kahapon. He was chosen by … Read more »

‘Ubod’ 2016 anthology: literary vigor in writings from the north

July 23, 2016 8:57 pm

On July 1, UP Baguio’s Sentro ng Wikang Filipino launched the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ Ubod, an anthology of writing in the regional languages. This first Ubod for 2016 features poetry and fiction by new and emerging … Read more »

Zig Dulay, ‘Paglipay’ win big at ToFarm Film Festival

July 23, 2016 8:56 pm

The film festival with a cause, ToFarm Film Festival 2016 held a star-studded awards night on July 20 at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-La Makati. It was a swift-moving well-conceptualized program that flowed smoothly, minus the kabaduyan of other awards … Read more »

New theater season kicks-off

July 23, 2016 8:55 pm

Life continues on stage and in films in the midst of current socio-political events that are reason for anxiety. After the successful three-week fun of Virgin Labfest 12 at the Cultural Center of the Philipines (CCP), the stage is now … Read more »

UST National Writers Workshop names 2016 fellows

July 23, 2016 8:54 pm

The University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS) has announced 12 Fellows for its annual National Writers Workshop to be held from July 24 to 30 2016 at Ridgewood Residence Hotel in Baguio City. … Read more »

Final call for the 8th Pandayang Lino Brocka

July 23, 2016 8:54 pm

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) issues a last call for the 8th Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival. Students, independent or amateur filmmakers, and film collectives are encouraged to submit their works for … Read more »

Jose Tence Ruiz opens ‘Takwil’

July 23, 2016 8:53 pm

This August, multimedia artist Jose Tence Ruiz opens the exhibit Takwil: Pixelated Anxieties at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery. Running from August 4 to 26, with an Artist Talk on August 18, Takwil is an … Read more »

Collecting Moments at Casa Italia

July 23, 2016 8:52 pm

On a daily basis, it takes a solid hour and a half to get home from the city to our quaint suburban home in the South. Aside from that, it takes another hour and half to get to work before … Read more »