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Karnabal X: The New Frontier of Local Artistry

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG, ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO, ANGELA M. SE, AND CARLITO P. TOPACIO DEVOID OF the typical bearded ladies and strongmen, Karnabal X features a different kind of freak show questioning the very foundation of modern art and serving as a breeding ground for innovative masterpieces. From Oct. …

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ManilArt 2017: The Forefront of Philippine Culture

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG AND CARLITO TOPACIO THE PHILIPPINES has emerged as a frontrunner of Asian artistry in recent years. Producing a multitude of well-renowned artisans and the most stunning of artworks, one exhibit dares to contain this eclectic melting pot of aesthetics and culture that this fair nation has …

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Vulnerability and the art of expression

By ANGELA M. SE HONESTY IS key to art, and as much as it comes at a price of one’s vulnerability, to manifest oneself is to reveal the wounds that need healing or unearth one’s hidden burdens. Just like any therapies, honesty in oneself is a must to uncover issues …

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Artlet Bites: Eat, drink, study, repeat

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG, ALISHA DANIELLE GREGORIO, ANGELA SE, AND CARLITO TOPACIO WE UNDERSTAND your pain. It is again the season of studying and drowning into piles of readings, burning the midnight oil, cramming projects to meet the deadlines, and staying awake just to finish all the chapters covered for …

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A nation-changing tantrum

“TEMPERAMENTAL BRATS” is the label that Communications Secretary Martin Andanar aptly attached to Filipino youth. The youth could throw tantrums all they want, but the fact that they are millennials still remains. If there is anything these “snot-nosed” kids know how to do, it is how to get loud. A …

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War At Its Finest

By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO ONE OF the essential lessons taught to Filipino students as early as elementary is the history of war in the Philippines and the world. Most people know their basic Philippine history and their respective effects on the world we live in today. Filipino artist Eric …

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‘Tis the season to hoard books

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG IT IS not December yet but Christmas came early for book lovers. Bookshelves upon bookshelves in the convention center await visitors. The air is filled with bookworms’ curiosity and excitement over finding an addition to their collection. Sounds of joy are heard when one finds the …

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Distinct Refinements: Where Home Meets Art

By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO “EVERY CULTURE produces its distinct refinements,” is the saying that will first greet visitors and passersby in an exhibit titled “Distinct Refinements: Painting from the Provinces” in the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. It showcases the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ art collection that featured artworks of …

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Battling Autism with Creativity

By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO THERE ARE certain individuals whose interpersonal skills are significantly tested; they feel held back or shy when it comes to connecting with other people. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a set of developmental disorders which affects a person’s social interaction and communication. People with ASD ages …

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