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Reuel O. Velasco; 55

Engineer Reuel Olaya Velasco of Palo, Leyte, died on June 27 following a lingering illness. He was 55. He is survived by his wife Finley, sons Jethro and Jericho and daughter Carrie; sisters Flor and Carina; brothers Jesusito, Inquirer desk editor Adlai Noel, Raul and Elbert; brothers and sisters in law; nephews and nieces. His […]

PH launches biggest RDF facility in Pasig City

The country’s largest Refuse Derived Facility (RDF) has formally started operations in Pasig City. A joint initiative of Pasig City, IPM Construction & Development Corporation (IPM) and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the RDF plant is capable of processing about 600 tons of trash per day, almost equivalent to the city’s daily trash collection. The […]

Quirino Foundation sets lecture on PH as refugee asylum

The President Elpidio Quirino Foundation, in partnership with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, will hold a lecture on the history of the Philippines as an asylum for refugees around the world. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative to the Philippines Bernard Kerblat will deliver the presentation entitled “Philippines and Asylum: A Historical […]

Golden Dove Award given to Cecile Guidote Alvarez’s show

The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP) Golden Dove Award for Best Culture and Arts program was given to DZRH “Radyo Balintataw” produced and hosted by Ramon Magsaysay Asian Awardee Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, Director of the Earthsavers Unesco Artist for Peace and President of the Philippine Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). She received […]

The resurrection of Naci Cafe lounge

Along the busy streets of Connecticut in Greenhills, a cozy resto-bar beckons. Naci Café Lounge reopens its doors to one and all and prides itself in offering good food that is comforting and robust in flavor, the way its consultant, the Café Master Chef, Ed Quimson, had envisioned it to be. After two years of […]

CommRes goes “Balik-Tambay” for its 40th anniversary

The Department of Communication Research of the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication (UP-CMC) invites its alumni to a homecoming reunion, Balik-Tambay Tayo sa CommRes, on 27 June 2015, Saturday, at the Plaridel Hall. The event is in celebration of the Department’s 40th and the College’s 50th anniversaries. Balik-Tambay Tayo sa CommRes promises […]

Search for new PPO music director extended until July 15

The deadline for applications for a music director and principal conductor for the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ resident orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) has been extended until July 15, 2015. The new conductor will take over from Maestro Olivier Ochanine who will be concluding his tenure by April 30, 2016. A Search Committee […]

CCP announces 10 fellows of 11th Virgin Labfest writing program

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is pleased to announce the ten fellows accepted to the Virgin Labfest 11 Writing Fellowship Program which will take place on June 30 to July 12, 2015: Alec Madelene Y. Abarro Arsenio Mari M. Armas Paolo E. Asuncion Alexandra May D. Cardozo Maria Estela Luz R. Paiso Kyle Zuleika […]

Fathers’ day out at Discovery Primea

Discovery Primea treats that special man in your life to a much deserved day out with limited-time offers at Restaurant Tapenade and Father’s Day Out staycation package from June 19 to 21. What better way to enjoy and celebrate Dad’s special day than to avail of the Father’s Day city staycation package that includes overnight […]

‘Authorial Intent’—post-modern romantic comedy play opens on June 24

In a space where everyone is acting, how do you know if it’s real? The Ateneo de Manila University’s Fine Arts Program presents “Authorial Intent” by Itamar Moses, a postmodern romantic comedy that confronts the audience with a rich and self-aware story, written with both insider knowledge of the mechanics of drama and a shrewd […]

Call for entries to the 27th CCP independent film and video tilt

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is inviting Filipino filmmakers to join the Ika-27 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Gawad Alternatibo, for short (CCP Independent Film and Video Competition) on August 8, 9 & 11, 2015 at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Dream Theater). Entries to the competition may be in […]

CCP announces tour grantees for 2015

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) thru its Cultural Exchange Department announces the recipients of its 2015 Local Tour Grants Program. The following regional performing groups are this year’s tour grantees: From Mindanao: MSU-IIT Octava Choral Society (Iligan City); Kaliwat Performing Arts Collective (Davao City); Next Moves Modern Dance Company (Cagayan de Oro City); […]

Cinemalaya Institute opens

The Cinemalaya Institute at the College of St. Benilde is now open. Classes in directing, producing and writing for film began on June 1 for the first semester of the program. This was announced by the Cinemalaya Foundation in a press conference held on June 4 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater […]