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NQC to artists: Join Quincentennial art, design competitions

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) is urging artists to join the art and design competitions ahead of the celebration of the Quincentennial anniversary of Datu Lapulapu’s victory on the shores of Mactan. NQC executive director Dr. Rene Escalante said the deadline has been extended to January 6, 2021, to give more […] The post NQC to artists: Join Quincentennial art, design competitions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 28th, 2020

More than 30 local artists, craft shops join Merry Makers Market at Parkmall

  Food products, accessories, decorations, home supplies and other creative pieces were placed on display at the Parkmall’s Central Bark in Mandaue City from December 7 to 8, 2019. The display of products by 33 Cebuanos artists and local craft shops called Merry Makers Market was spearheaded by the Cebu Design Week, which aims to […] The post More than 30 local artists, craft shops join Merry Makers Market at Parkmall appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

Celebrity athlete Gretchen Ho joins TV5

TV host and former volleyball player Gretchen Ho is the newest face to join TV5’s growing roster of artists. The network and Cignal TV made the announcement in a virtual event last week.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

Lea Salonga, Kuh Ledesma lead Manila Hotel& rsquo;s 2021 & lsquo;Countdown with a Cause& rsquo;

Artists like Lea Salonga, Kuh Ledesma, world-renowned soprano Rachelle Gerodias, Korean baritone Byeong-In Park, Richard Reynoso, UP Concert Chorus, and others join The Manila Hotel in a virtual countdown event to mark the coming of the New Year. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Celebs to lead TED global call on climate

San Francisco---The Pope and Prince William will join activists, artists, celebrities and politicians on Saturday at a free streamed TED event aimed at unifying people to confront the climate crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Metro Manila counts down to Quincentennial Commemorations

Rizal National Monument at Rizal Park in Manila (FILE PHOTO)PARAnAQUE CITY, Oct. 9 (PIA) --Metro Manila will join the entire nation Friday October 9, 2020, as the National Quincentenn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Metro Manila joins the 200-day Quincentennial countdown

Rizal National Monument at Rizal Park in Manila (FILE PHOTO)PARAnAQUE CITY, Oct. 9 (PIA) --Metro Manila will join the entire nation today October 9, 2020, as the National Q.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Ben& Ben, AC Bonifacio join stellar lineup of first YouTube virtual fanfest

Over 150 talented creators and artists from across Asia-Pacific, alongside some of the top global YouTube stars such as Alex Wassabi, Matt Steffanina, Merrell Twins, and Mike Chen. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Wonggoys and LOURDES join forces for a bop

It’s the music collaboration we’ve all been waiting for. Band of brothers Wonggoys and Queen LOURDES sat down to write a little ditty titled, “Wingman.” The quarantine has definitely not stopped these artists and 22 Tango Records from serving us songs that keep the fun and inspiration alive during this odd season. Wingman honors the […] The post Wonggoys and LOURDES join forces for a bop appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Quest for great Filipino musical talents

For the first time in its 47 years of existence, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) – the country’s foremost music competition, in partnership with National Commission for Culture and the Arts – is going online. This dramatic move signifies NAMCYA’s efforts to reach out to more Filipino music talents from all over the country who have become so adept in using the digital platform to showcase their musical talents......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

Quincentennial committee unveils new design for Lapu shrine, museum

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Quincentennial Committee unveiled on Saturday, July 18 a proposed design for the Lapulapu Memorial Shrine and Museum. The committee said that the new design in a poster promoting announcing a virtual press conference slated this July 21, 2020, would feature flagship projects in relation to the country’s 500th Quincentennial […] The post Quincentennial committee unveils new design for Lapu shrine, museum appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2020

Independent artists join protest against anti-terror bill

Independent artists were among those who took the streets on Thursday, June 3, 2020, to protest the looming passing of the Anti-Terror bill. The post Independent artists join protest against anti-terror bill appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

DID YOU KNOW?: Rex Intal is into painting

Rex Intal is an accomplished volleyball player. He won three straight titles in the UAAP while playing for Ateneo de Manila University. He also collected championships in the commercial league and made history when he helped the national team capture a silver medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. But did you know that Rex is also a talented painter?      “Growing up siguro I didn’t know I had talent in art,” Intal told ABS-CBN Sports. “I kept drawing lang and thought my works were normal and anyone could do that.” He likes to draw, but didn’t realize then that he’s actually good at it.    “I compared my artworks with my classmates’ and I thought na baka tinatamad lang sila, haha!” he said. Rex shared that it was during grade school that people started to recognize his talents.    “I think I was Grade 2 ata when I copied and drew Spiderman from the newspaper, then everyone got impressed,” he recalled. “Since then I was hailed as the class artist, haha!” got to squeeze in some time to paint before i go to sleep! #wip pic.twitter.com/xzqqtVgynl — Rex Intal (@rexintal) May 2, 2020 The interest in the arts according to Rex runs in his family. Actually, his brother Phoenix Fuel Masters forward JC launched his first solo exhibit last February after rekindling his interest in the arts recently. “My mother, and two of my brothers, JC and JR have talent in art but they never pursued it,” said Rex. “Well, except for Kuya JC who rekindled his passion two years ago and ventured the art world.” But back then, just like other kids his age, Rex had other interests.   “Growing up I never wanted to be an artist,” he admitted. “I wanted what the other kids dreamed of, a businessman, a doctor, an NBA player, an astronaut,” Rex continued. “I knew so little growing up and I just fixated my mindset na I wanted a lucrative job in the future.” It didn’t help that no one in his family, although gifted in the art, seriously pursued it. “And I knew na I had no one to lean on kasi growing up, ako na lang ‘yung nagdo-drawing,” said Rex. “So I knew I had talent but didn’t wanna pursue it like what they did.” His artistic side had to take a backseat further more when Rex discovered his athletic talent. Following the footsteps of his high-flying and athletic brother JC when he donned the blue and white as part of the Ateneo basketball team, Rex landed a spot on the Blue Eagles volleyball squad. Quick abstract portrait exercise with @MasonNjigha as my model pic.twitter.com/409VYZRJH4 — Rex Intal (@rexintal) May 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/I0AjHNpo8n — Rex Intal (@rexintal) May 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/Ca8XgWWxPj — Rex Intal (@rexintal) May 3, 2020 But like soulmates destined for each other, Rex and his love for art crossed paths once again. “Entering college, I took up BS Management in my first year. Latter part of my first year, I was so focused on my course, but I thought it was too broad for me,” he said. “That’s when I saw the BFA Information Design students,” Rex added. “I took a look at their curriculum and saw Drawing, Painting, and Graphic Design classes and I felt that urge and passion again.” He felt his heart beat once again. “I felt na this was more fit for me,” he said. “So in my second year I shifted to BFA Information Design and that’s when I made my first painting.” His first artwork? “It was a dog lang and my brother, JC, wanted to buy it,” said Rex.    “I never really painted ‘til after college. My teammate asked me to paint for his thesis so I painted another piece and my brother wanted to buy it again.” JC, who like his younger brother, found his way back into painting, gave Rex the confidence to pursue his artistic craft.   “Then around a year and a half ago, my brother got inspired to paint. His works are abstract so we have different styles but that gave me the confidence to paint,” he said. “Before kasi I thought I was alone lang in this field but my brother paved the way in the art world and I wanted to follow his footsteps, just like how I followed his footsteps in being an athlete,” Rex continued. “We both represented the country in sports and we also entered the arts industry but different fields. He plays basketball I play volleyball. He paints abstract I paint portraits.” Art also serves as a way for the Intal brothers to bond. “Sometimes we would paint together in his house and my other brothers would either watch or join in so nagiging bonding na rin,” said Rex, who also found a way to help the frontliners battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through his art.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

A message of support and strength from Kapamilya artists

ABS-CBN singers join forces to deliver a message of support and strength with “Ililigtas Ka Niya” and donate the royalties they will receive from the recording of the song to the Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020

LOOK: Ricky Lee, Yeng Constantino join other artists in ABS-CBN s Friday protest

MANILA, Philippines – Acclaimed screenwriter Ricky Lee was among those who joined ABS-CBN employees and supporters in calling for the renewal of the network's franchise through protests that have since become a weekly event. Ricky attended the rally outside the network's compound on Friday, March 6. Also present were singers Yeng Constantino ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

Why these Cebuano artists are grateful to ABS-CBN 

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuana singer Girlie Lapinid-Laspiñas’ husband Cesar lost his feet due to diabetes. But Girlie had the opportunity to help her husband’ get prosthetis and medication when ABS-CBN opened doors for her to join It’s Showtime’s “Tawag ng Tanghalan” Season 3.  Read: For the love of husband and singing, Cebuana makes a comeback An […] The post Why these Cebuano artists are grateful to ABS-CBN  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Art rules at Ilocos Sur fest

Art is king at the 13th Kannawidan Ylocos Festival as Ilocanos showcase their creativity in competitions such as On-the-Spot Visual Art, Comic Illustration, T-Shirt Design, Souvenir Design, and a tattoo expo. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Bambu, Rocky Rivera, Gloc-9, Abra and more headline FlipTop Festival 2020

MANILA, Philippines – US-based artists Bambu and Rocky Rivera are headed to the Philippines to join local rap stars Gloc-9, Shanti Dope, Abra and more for the FlipTop Festival 2020. Joining them on the line up of over 200 artists are Shehyee, PriceTagg, Ron Henley, Al James, Illustrado, Shernan, Sinio, Tipsy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

20 for 20: Pinoy Sports Personalities to Watch in 2020

As we enter a new decade, ABS-CBN Sports takes a look at 20 Pinoy sports personalities destined to shine in 2020.    Kiefer Ravena After an 18-month wait, Kiefer Ravena is finally back in basketball. Despite only playing in the PBA’s third conference, his impact was immediate, leading NLEX to the number 1 seed in the Governors’ Cup. The Road Warriors didn’t advance sure, but if Kiefer can impact a team that way in limited time, wait until you see what he can do with a full offseason.   Alex Eala At just 14 years old, Filipina tennister Alex Eala is already turning heads, and she’s yet to turn pro. With a runner-up finish at the ITF Mayor’s Cup in Osaka, Japan and her first ITF Juniors title in Cape Town, South Africa, Alex has had quite the fruitful year, leading to a career-best 11th-place ranking in the ITF Juniors table to finish the year.  Heading into 2020, Eala now has her sights set on turning pro as she plans to join more professional tournaments to raise her ranking even more. Expect the young tennis star to make even more headlines in the coming year.     Bryan Bagunas A vital cog in the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Bagunas is considered as one of the best Filipino volleyball players in this generation. Eyes will be on his blossoming international career playing as an import in the Japan V. Premier League.         Margielyn Didal While already a household name in Philippine skateboarding due to her success in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Margielyn Didal made even more waves in 2019. The 20-year old Cebuana reached the semifinals of the 2019 SLS World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and captured gold in the 2019 National Championships and the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  Didal is currently looking to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and if she can do so, it’s highly likely that the Pinay skater can become an even bigger star in the industry.    Marck Espejo After his spectacular collegiate career with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, Marck Espejo's colorful career as part of the men's national volleyball team and in the club league continues to blossom. Just like Bryan Bagunas, Espejo will be showing his skills internationally with a stint in Thailand following a historic silver medal finish at the 30th SEA Games.   Yuka Saso After a decorated amateur career that saw her  participate in major tournaments such as the Ladies’ European Tour, the Summer Youth Olympics and claim top honors in the 2018 Asian Games, 2018 and 2019 Philippine Ladies Open, and the 2019 Girls’ Junior PGA Championship, 18-year old Pinay golfer Yuka Saso finally made the jump to pro in November of 2019.  With even more competitions in store plus a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth in her crosshairs, it’s quite likely that we hear more about Saso in the coming months.  Carlos Yulo Perhaps no other young athlete in the Philippines shot to stardom faster than gymnastics phenomenon Carlos Edriel Yulo. After a gold medal finish in the floor exercise at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Yulo hauled in even more hardware in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, taking home two more gold medals and five silvers.  Yulo’s spectacular 2019 earned him a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and if his SEA Games and World Championships performances are any indication, Caloy is bound for another podium finish on the biggest stage there is.   Eya Laure Last UAAP season’s rookie of the year will return as the heir apparent of Season 81 MVP Sisi Rondina. With her national team stint, all eyes will be on the younger Laure as she reunites with older sister EJ as they try to bring University of Sto. Tomas back in the Finals after falling short last year. Hidilyn Diaz 2019 was another big year for Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, highlighted by her first ever gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Diaz also finished with silver medals in the 2019 Asian Championships and a bronze in the 2019 World Championships.  All those podium finishes are crucial in Diaz’s quest for another Olympics berth in 2020. Should the 28-year lock up another spot in the Summer Games in Tokyo, we could see another Olympic medal coming home.    Kat Tolentino  After initially announcing that she would not come back for her final season in the UAAP, Kat Tolentino changed her decision and will suit up for the Ateneo Lady Eagles once last time, providing a great morale-booster in their bid for back-to-back titles. Tolentino’s leadership will be tested as she will be leading a young team.      Joshua Pacio 23-year old Joshua “The Passion” Pacio proved to be the brightest spot for Philippine MMA stable Team Lakay in 2019. After opening the year with a questionnable decision loss to Yosuke Saruta, Pacio silenced any doubts in the rematch and regained the ONE Strawweight World Championship with a highlight-reel headkick knockout. Pacio would follow that up with another masterful performance, this time with a second-round submission win over top contender Rene Catalan before the end of the year.  2020 is shaping up to become another banner year for the rising Pinoy star, as he’s scheduled for another title defense on January 31st in Manila, this time against former champ Alex Silva of Brazil. A win for Pacio will solidify his claim of being the best strawweight ever in ONE Championship history.     Louie Romero The Adamson University freshman displayed great potential during the pre-season when she piloted the Lady Falcons to title win in the PVL Season 3 Collegiate Conference. Romero is expected to be a gem of a setter for the young Adamson squad hoping make a return in the UAAP Final Four. Manny Pacquiao While eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is certainly in the twilight of his professional boxing career, 2019 showed that he is still one of the best around. A successful title defense over Adrien Broner followed by an impressive dismantling of the previously-undefeated Keith Thurman to capture the WBA’s primary world title proved that even at 40, Manny Pacquiao is still a big name in the sport.  With Pacquiao targeting an early return in 2020, more big names are lined up to fight “the People’s Champ”, including names like Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and even a title-unification bout against Errol Spence. Still, the biggest fight that is out there proves to be a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr, granted that “Money” finally bites.    Faith Nisperos A key addition for the repeat-seeking Ateneo de Manila University. The highly-touted rookie hitter will add height and firepower for the Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball. In the previous PVL Collegiate Conference, Nisperos flashed her scoring prowess, exploding for 35 points in one outing.   Robert Bolick The two best rookies of 2019 were CJ Perez and Robert Bolick. We know what we can expect from CJ, but Bolick is an interesting case as 2020 will be his return from knee injury. Bolick could still win Rookie of the Year, but even if he doesn’t, his return to Northport could push the reloaded Batang Pier from a Cinderella team to full-on PBA title contender.   Joshua Retamar His playmaking skills as well as his efficiency on net defense during the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games makes him a setter to watch out for come UAAP. Retamar is an asset for National University’s three-peat bid.       Kai Sotto The Philippines' 7-foot-2, 17-year-old is opening eyes as he suits up for Atlanta-based The Skills Factory - so much so that he has already gotten interest from quite a few US NCAA schools. Before Sotto continues breaking the glass ceiling for Filipinos, though, he will go home for a while to wear the flag with Mighty Sports-Pilipinas in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament.   Jema Galanza Coming off a great outing to close the PVL Season 3 highlighted by copping the Open Conference MVP award, expectations are high for Jema Galanza as Creamline aims to reclaim the PVL Reinforced Conference crown and complete an Open Conference three-peat.      Kobe Paras Many questioned just what the 6-foot-6 tantalizing talent would bring to the table for UP - but more often than not, he had all the answers as he led the Fighting Maroons to their second straight Final Four. In the end, Paras was actually the steadying force State U needed in what was a hyped up season. They may not have made it back to the Finals, but they still got much more motivation as they run it back for next year.   Pat Aquino What's next for the most decorated mentor in women's basketball? Pat Aquino followed up a six-peat for National U with the Philippines' first-ever gold medal in women's basketball in the SEA Games. Without a doubt, he will only continue steering the sport forward especially as the likes of UST and FEU are already gearing up to put up greater challenges in the new year.   Isaac Go Isaac Go is technically not the no. 1 pick of the 2019 PBA Draft but he is without a doubt, the no. 1 prospect of the year. His top selection from the special Gilas Pilipinas Draft is proof of that. Gilas Pilipinas has the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on deck in 2020 and as a new era dawns on the national team, all eyes will be on the biggest piece for the future that’s already drafted into the new Philippine squad......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020

Runaway leader Liverpool already has soundtrack of champions

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Liverpool fans ended 2019 by chanting “Champions of the world” for the first time at Anfield. “Champions of England" will surely be sung by the Kop in 2020. Sadio Mane ensured Liverpool reached the halfway point with a 13-point lead — with a game in hand — that seems unassailable after clinching a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Sunday. And all Wolverhampton fans could forlornly chant was: “Is this football anymore?" That reflected more frustration with the application of VAR in the technology's first Premier League campaign, of course. Even if the calls were ultimately correct by on-field referee Anthony Taylor. Mane's goal was initially ruled out by Taylor for handball but it was actually helped on by teammate Adam Lallana's shoulder. There was a handball by Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk in the buildup but that didn't appear to be factored into the decision. “I just heard there was complaints of handball, I thought it was for Adam," Van Dijk said. "What can we do? They made a decision and the goal stood.” The naked eye would have struggled to see a reason to deny Pedro Neto an equalizer but once the hazy footage had lines inserted over it, offside was the decision from VAR HQ in London. “VAR is killing us," Wolves captain Conor Coady said. “It is constantly against us. I don't know where we are going wrong. It is affecting games. No one likes it.” Liverpool has built a lead more than double the six-point advantage surrendered at this point last season before being overhauled by Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side is certainly less of a threat this season, still 14 points back after beating Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday night. Leicester is a point better off to sit as Liverpool's closest but very distant challenger. The cushion looks unassailable for a club that has endured three decades of anguish and near-misses since last winning the English championship in 1990 - three years before the new Premier League trophy was handed out for the first time. Liverpool certainly has the winning habit, bringing the Club World Cup back from Qatar last weekend to join the European titles — the Champions League and Super Cup — collected earlier in 2019. CHELSEA FIGHTS BACK Chelsea was the other English side to lift a European trophy this year, and there was a rematch of the Europa League final at Arsenal on Sunday with a very different complexion. Both teams have brought in former players as managers and neither club is in title contention. In his first home game in charge, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Frank Lampard's Chelsea. Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno missed an attempt to punch Mason Mount's free kick clear, allowing Jorginho to net in the 83rd minute and cancel out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first-half opener. Jorginho had been fortunate to still be on the field after avoiding a second yellow card for pulling down Matteo Guendouzi. The winner came after Chelsea launched a counterattack from the edge of its own penalty area, with Tammy Abraham then allowed to race through unchallenged and playing a one-two with Willian before putting the ball through Leno's legs from close range. It leaves Arteta with a point from his first two games since being hired as Unai Emery's full-time successor. But the problems are more deep-set with Arsenal losing four consecutive games in all competitions at home for the first time in 60 years, a spell that covers Freddie Ljungberg's ill-fated interim reign. “I am really disappointed with the result and the way we conceded the goals and the timing of it as well," Arteta said. "I'm pleased with a lot of things that we've trained, and they actually happened in the game and how they are buying into this. But I am disappointed to lose the game obviously. We had to sustain that level for longer periods against a very, very physical team like Chelsea. And yes, we have to move on.” While Arsenal is 12th in the standings, Chelsea is 11 points ahead in the fourth Champions League place after Lampard's side quickly recovered from a home loss to Southampton. “I don't want to sit here and declare we're full of spirit but it's a great sign for us that we won the game, to see the difference in the second half," Lampard said. "Fight, desire. We kept pushing and controlled that second half. Our problem at home has been control. It took a mistake from them to get the goal and then we had the belief.” Lampard took no risks on Christian Pulisic, resting the American due to a slight hamstring issue that isn't a longer-term injury concern. CITY RECOVERY After a damaging 3-2 loss to Wolverhampton on Friday, City took until the second half against Sheffield United to find a breakthrough. Kevin De Bruyne was the creator, picking out Sergio Aguero for a fine finish seven minutes into the second half. De Bruyne was powerfully on target himself in the 82nd after combining with Riyad Mahrez. Sheffield United dropped to eighth over the weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

2019 MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila announced

MullenLoweGroup Philippines recently announced the winners of the 2019 MullenLowe NOVA Awards Manila, the Philippine staging of the acclaimed arts and culture program from the United Kingdom. From numerous entries spanning visual art, photography, fashion and industrial design, just 10 were shortlisted with six prizes awarded to artists whose work conveyed a unique social message, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019