Lucell Larawan: Transforming Painting into Stringed Metaphors

Lucell Larawan: Transforming Painting into Stringed Metaphors In celebration of National Arts Month, Boholano artist Lucell Larawan will be holding his sixth solo exhibition featuring his acrylic mixed-media paintings. In the same vein that his works act as markers along his artistic unfolding, they likewise play as metaphors that dwell on his aspiration and desire … Read more

Lumad Textiles from Abaca

Lumad Textiles from Abaca 1. t’nalak – T’boli (South Cotabato)2. mabal tabih – Blaan (South Cotabato)3. inabal – tagabawa-bagobo (Davao del Sur) WEAVING FOR CENTURIES. Did you know that people settling near Maguindanao in Mindanao were weaving abaca cloth as early as the 1686 or 17th century? That was 700 years ago! The Lumad groups, … Read more

Statue of Alfonso Yuchengco

A statue of Alfonso Yuchengco, On the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of former ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco, (February  6, 1923, to April 15, 2017). Yuchengco is a Fil-Chinese, proud of his Filipino roots, He also held our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, in high esteem. In fact, two of the flagship companies of … Read more

Juan Luna Building

The Juan Luna Building is a historic building located in Binondo, Manila, Philippines. It was also known as the Pacific Commercial Company Building, First National City Bank Building, and the Ayala Building. You may want to read: Juan Luna’s Art Piece España Y Filipinas

Tikbalang Statue

For years the 1971 brass TIKBALANG statue by Solomon Saprid (1917 – 2003) was prominently on display near the entrance to Ayala Museum, between Greenbelt 4 & 5. It features a man wrestling a tikbalang, trying to steal a single mane hair. This hair would give the attacker invincibility. I visit it every time I … Read more