Sinirangan, an Exhibit of Eastern Visayas Group of Artists at NCCA Gallery (April 17 to May 17, 2103)
NCCA Gallery presents "Sinirangan," a group exhibit by Eastern Visayas artists, which include Raul Isidro, Armando Tolesa, Val Villanueva, Aristotle Ventures, Carlos Barandino, Danny Celum, Eduardo Labana, Gonzalo Ostulano, Jun Salurio, Melanio Olanio, Melvin Roxas, Oliver Ostulano, Rex Ecal, Romano Rosalado, Rustom Villamor Jr., Simeon Rodriguez, Wilmon Potente, & Florence Cinco,
Foodies can get ready for a visual and culinary feast this summer as Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in partnership with the Asian Food Channel launches Gourmet Masterpieces, delicious art-inspired creations that is yet another wonderful way for shoppers to enjoy the Bright Side of Life.
At an elegant event in Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila done in partnership with Mega Magazine and Appetite, guests were treated not only to the fusion of the visual and culinary arts but that of the art of fashion as well as models strutted down the runway in a stylicious fashion show. The models truly embodied eye-candy in avant-garde outfits as delectable as the Gourmet Masterpieces they were inspired by.
Aliwan Fiesta, the country's grandest fiesta celebrated its 11th year of showing off the vibrant heritage and culture of the Philippines through street dance competition, festival float competition and the search for the Festival Queen. Aliwan Fiesta is an annual event and recognized to be the biggest gatherings of different cultural festivals in the whole country. This year, it was held last April 11-13 at the CCP Complex, Manila. All the participants aim to promote their regions both economically and tourism-wise.
In its bid to impart a deeper understanding of true Filipino craftsmanship and artisanship, the latest edition of Manila FAME, which was held last 14-17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines, puts focus on the grassroots level of export industry as it reintroduces the One Town One Product (OTOP) Marketplace, a special participation of local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from selected regions in the Philippines.
The Philippines is the land of the happiest people in the world that almost everyday of every month is a celebration of different festivals that reflects each region's vibrant culture and heritage. The Philippines is rich with colorful festivals held all over the country all year round, the reason why it became a hub to many tourists and visitors. Every April, some of the most awaited festivals are the Aliwan Fiesta, Bangus Festival, Moriones Festival and also the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Dance (NCCA-NCD), headed by Shirley Halili-Cruz, spearheads the implementation of Dance Xchange: The Philippine International Dance Workshop and Festival, from April 11 to 14, 2013. It will bring together the best dance companies and dance experts, both local and international, for a grand celebration of dance that includes activities such as artists’ forum, dance workshops to be conducted by dance directors/dancers from participating countries, masters classes, cultural tours, festival of dance performances and concerts at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum.
Treat the children and the whole family with a passport to a magical adventure. This Easter, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila will not only keep the magic alive – it is a family celebration complete with glorious elements, including food, games and activities meant to fire up the bliss and excitement. For only PHP 800 net for both children and adults from 11 am to 3 pm, Le Salon is transforming into a magical enchanted garden where everyone can look forward to meeting candy fairies, wizards and dwarves.
333 years under Spanish rule, 50 years of American influence, 8 more years under the Japanese regime and 1 blog made the Philippine culture a unique and colorful one. With the complexity of our history and hundreds of years of exchanging culture, how are you going to utter this to other people? How are you going to let everyone experience our vibrant tiles. How are you going to tell them why it is more fun in the Philippines? There is only one way to do it, thought Sining Factory.
Dubbed as the "Mother of all Philippine Fiestas", Aliwan Festival is an annual event recognized to be the gatherings of different festivals in the Philippines that unites religion, culture, and tradition. The participants in this big festivity aim to promote their respective regions by presenting colorful traditional dances through the street dance and float parade competition. Aliwan is a Tagalog word for "entertainment" or "amusement" which is the main goal of the celebration.
Another reason to visit Tagaytay City is the museum that houses the biggest collection of puzzles that ranges from sizes, themes, motif and art forms - the main attraction of a bed and breakfast located at the hills of Tagaytay called The Puzzle Mansion. It has a lot more to offer than the beautiful scenery of the city. And I was destined to visit the mansion one weekend and fortunately met the owner and the title holder of the Guinness World Records' Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles, Gina Gil-Lacuna.