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Why You Can’t Miss MUNI Market 2017

March 27, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Muni. This Tagalog word, when used, evokes a daydream-like scene, where the subject is found seated, or in stillness, with glazed or unfocused eyes that are directed toward a far-off space. From a third person’s POV, you can see that while the subject is physically present, their thoughts are obviously […]


Lent: The Next Forty Days

March 1, 2017 1:02 am by Kritzia Santos

Don’t let the next forty days pass you by without getting closer to Jesus The 1st of March this year marks the first day of Lent in the Christian tradition. The next forty days is a very special time for all Christians to practice and live the real meaning of […]


Love Makes the World (Wide Web) Go Round

February 26, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

Photo courtesy of As the recent viral hugot Jollibee commercials primed for Valentine’s Day have demonstrated to us, there are many variations of love, and not all stories have a happy ending. When February rolls around, lovers think of the obvious ways to show how much they care for […]


ANTHILL Fabric Gallery: Weaving Dreams, Weaving Love

February 25, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

ANTHILL Fabric Gallery creates everyday essentials from byproducts of indigenous fabrics. They have ready to wear pieces that can easily be mixed and matched and they offer custom or made-to-measure services; all of which are statement pieces that stand for an advocacy. “It was fulfillment of a shared dream between […]


Modernizing Mindanao’s Indigenous Fabrics

January 19, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

Out of all the forty ethnic groups found in the Philippines, eighteen of them live in Mindanao. These indigenous tribes people are a symbol of cultural heritage with the long-standing traditions they continue to employ since their ancestors, despite living in a modern world. Because of the increasing scarcity of […]


All in the FAM

December 23, 2016 8:31 am by Karla Ramos

The Filipino American Museum reinvents what it means to be a Pinoy artist Text By Juliet Izon There is a museum in New York with no address and no permanent collection: a place that rises, phoenix-like, in different locations with various artists for each exhibition. It illuminates a group of creators […]


A Humane Education: The Culinary Arts

December 22, 2016 9:55 am by Karla Ramos

The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC is more than just a culinary degree Text by Elisa Crye | Photos by Christina Ng Knowledge may indeed offer power, but a Culinary Arts education extends beyond that. As 16th century Philosopher Francis Bacon stated, “Men should not seek knowledge for pleasure, […]


The Origin and Evolution of Filipino-Inspired Fashion

December 19, 2016 12:08 pm by Karla Ramos

Text by Betty V. Lalana | Photos Courtesy of the Ortigas Foundation Library The origins of distinctly Filipino fashion can be traced back to the humble baro’t saya, which was simply a skirt and blouse, with an additional short wraparound – the tapis, and topped off with a pañuelo (kerchief). […]


Nina’s Sketches

December 16, 2016 1:46 am by Vicki Abary

Museo Pambata’s Nina Lim-Yuson has found a passion in sketching houses while traveling Celebrated artists Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Rosseau, and Paul Gauguin have several things in common. They are all post-impressionist artists. Their artwork today is worth millions of dollars, though prior to their deaths, they were practically penniless. […]


A Carnegie Hall Debut and Farewell to Maestro Ochanine

December 13, 2016 9:00 pm by Karla Ramos

By Marjorie Perlas Photos By:  Derek Fahsbender “Performing at Carnegie Hall has a universal meaning in the music world – it is a sort of zenith for performers, a feeling of great accomplishment. For the PPO, it is perhaps even more meaningful since it is the first time in history […]