Panalo by Ferdie Montemayor

Panalo! (Winner!) FERDIE MONTEMAYORAcrylic on canvas (triptych). 106 x 266 cm. 2012 Ferdie Montemayor gained critical notice for his series of paintings on cityscapes in the 1990s. By the end of 2010, the artist shifted his work towards a series of action paintings of competitive games. This large triptych, Panalo, is a highlight of that … Read more

The Monkey and the Tortoise

The Monkey and the Tortoise (A Tagalog Tale)Written in English by Dr. Jose Rizal The tortoise and the monkey foundonce a banana tree floating amidst thewaves of a river. It was a very fine tree, with large greenleaves, and with roots just as if it hadbeen pulled off by a storm. They took itashore. “Let … Read more

Manlilikha ng Bayan Rosie Sula

Manlilikha ng Bayan Rosie Sula T’boli Chanting Coming from a known clan of Datu and Bo’i in Lake Sebu, Bo’i Rosie is more than familiar with T’boli oral traditions, especially the Tudbulul; the highest form of musical expression among T’boli people. Due to her unparalleled knowledge of the art, the master epic chantress has traveled in … Read more

Encyclopedia of Philippine Folk Beliefs

Encyclopedia of Philippine Folk Beliefs and Customs Compiled by Fr. Francisco Demitrio, S.J.Xavier University 1991ENGLISH. Volume One is 701 pages and Volume Two is 634 pages. This encyclopedia contains the whole panoply of beliefs and customs taken from the lowlanders as well as from ethnic tribes in Mindanao and other areas. The first chapter alone … Read more


Kanta Happy World Music Day! Here are two words for “song” in Kapampángan! Atin Cu Pung Singsing (Kapampángan Folk Song) performed by world-renowned Kapampángan singer Lea Salonga (@msleasalonga) KANTA • (kuhn-TUH)song; (to) singTagálog (Filipino): kantá EtymologyFrom Spanish canta, conjugated form of cantar “to sing” DALIT • (duh-LIT)psalm, religious song, native songTagálog (Filipino): áwit Verb Conjugationkumanta, … Read more