The Sunday Times Magazine

Stella Abrera pirouettes for the world

September 20, 2014 9:22 pm

Meet American Ballet Theater’s  Filipina ballerina FIGURE of grace and regality, Stella Abrera smiles with the same familiar warmth that gives away her Filipino roots. Though raised in the United States since she was four, the Filipina ballerina has proudly … Read more »

A cross-cultural exhibit from Manila to Dumaguete

September 20, 2014 9:18 pm

With the aim to establish and promote inter-regional and international art linkages, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery staged an exhibit called Salpung from September 3 to 5. Also a cultural immersion endeavor, It sought to … Read more »

Two shows at the NCCA Gallery

September 20, 2014 9:17 pm

CURRENTLY on view at the NCCA Gallery are two exhibits—the solo exhibit of Jes Evangelista and a group show of works using soil and clay. Evangelista’s seventh solo exhibition, Putting Them All Together comprises his works from 2006 to the … Read more »

Film festival in Osaka accepts film submissions

September 20, 2014 9:15 pm

THE Competition Section of the Osaka Asian Film Festival is now accepting film submissions until November 21. In addition to films produced in Asia, the festival now welcomes the entry of any feature-length films related to Asian people or countries … Read more »

The ‘Norte’ experience

September 20, 2014 9:13 pm

I’m pretty sure—is there a word like “un-pretty?—that you’ve also had those high-pressure days when you feel like that subject molded and sculpted by Julie Lluch. Yup, it’s her self-portrait of a once mad or maddened hausfrau, stressed out, put … Read more »


September 20, 2014 9:12 pm

Water, water everywhere And not a bridge to cross – We’ve seashells washed ashore for ears, We’ve sand drifting through my fingers for tears. We’ve lost them, lost them–all those years Not crossing coordinates, pirates at sea, With sails afloat, … Read more »

Young visions to build tomorrow

September 20, 2014 7:38 pm

That the youth is the hope of the future will never become a cliché. In fact, with 19 million young Filipinos eager to make something of themselves and change society for the better, never has this conviction been truer. Ayala … Read more »

Gabay Guro kicks off Teacher’s Month activities with charity auction gala

September 20, 2014 7:37 pm

YEAR after year since its inception in 2006, Gabay Guro—one of the major advocacies of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.—embarks on a series of activities intentionally aimed at paying tribute to Filipino teachers and their outstanding contribution in the … Read more »

When fashion meets passion

September 20, 2014 7:36 pm

FASHION, admittedly, is not one of my strongest suits. My mornings often consist of bargaining with my alarm clock, a few lazy jumping jacks, and a mad dash out of the house at 6 a.m. to avoid south of Manila … Read more »

Cultivating the roots of Filipino music

September 13, 2014 11:26 pm

SIMPLE yet prolific, Dr. Ramon Pagayon-Santos lives a quiet life that continues to educate and inspire the youth to connect with their musical roots. As the new National Artist for Music, the composer, educator, author and ethnomusicologist has made a … Read more »