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  • Bangsamoro film wins 2 top prizes at World Premieres festival

    Bangsamoro film wins 2 top prizes at World Premieres festival

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 July) – “Daughters of Three Tailed Banner,” the first part of multi-awarded Bangsamoro filmmaker Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan’s film, “Moro2mrw, “ won the ...

  • Identifying heritage in canvas

    Identifying heritage in canvas

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) -- What makes art Filipino? That's an inquiry posed by art critic and curator Virgilio Cuizon during a one day workshop and exhibit in The Royal M ...

  • Kuntaw Mindanaw off to Uzbekistan for Asian music fest

    Kuntaw Mindanaw off to Uzbekistan for Asian music fest

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) -- A Mindanawon performing group will be flying to Uzbekistan to represent the country in one of Central Asia's biggest music festivals. Kuntaw Min ...

  • A glimpse of the world’s folklore

    A glimpse of the world’s folklore

    KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 14 August) -- How did a small city in Mindanao get to be host to an event that brings in over 200 performers from nine different countries? A simple answ ...

Bangsamoro film wins 2 top prizes at World Premieres festival

Bangsamoro film wins 2 top prizes at World Premieres festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 July) – “Daughters of Three Tailed Banner,” the first part of multi-awarded Bangsamoro filmmaker Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan’s film, “Moro2mrw, “ won th ...

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Identifying heritage in canvas

Identifying heritage in canvas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) -- What makes art Filipino? That's an inquiry posed by art critic and curator Virgilio Cuizon during a one day workshop and exhibit in The Royal ...

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Kuntaw Mindanaw off to Uzbekistan for Asian music fest

Kuntaw Mindanaw off to Uzbekistan for Asian music fest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) -- A Mindanawon performing group will be flying to Uzbekistan to represent the country in one of Central Asia's biggest music festivals. Kuntaw Mi ...

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A glimpse of the world’s folklore

A glimpse of the world’s folklore

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/ 14 August) -- How did a small city in Mindanao get to be host to an event that brings in over 200 performers from nine different countries? A simple ans ...

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Butuan’s out of the box art gallery

Butuan’s out of the box art gallery

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) -- It's absolutely far-out, both in terms of concept and exhibition. Count in its location and isolation. But painter Jon Honculada's home is a pro ...

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Is dance still a relevant medium? UP Mindanao dancers answer and show their best form

Is dance still a relevant medium? UP Mindanao dancers answer and show their best form

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 May) -- Besides entertainment, the purpose that dance has long served included conveying ideas, emotions, and messages that no other medium can communicat ...

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Maguindanao bags Tugtog ng Aliwan top prize

Maguindanao bags Tugtog ng Aliwan top prize

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 April) – The Sagayan Festival contingent from Maguindanao bagged the first prize of the Tugtog ng Aliwan Festival Music Competition in Pasay City on Thurs ...

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Finding common ground: Five Davaoeño artists share one vision for an art exhibit

Finding common ground: Five Davaoeño artists share one vision for an art exhibit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) -- Staging an art exhibit with well refined oeuvres in different media may seem confusing and disorienting to the curious viewer and the art enthus ...

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Bonney Read gives back

Bonney Read gives back

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) -- Australian rock band Bonney Read had a very simple objective for their first gig in the Philippines: as musicians, the band members wanted to us ...

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Going beyond museums

Going beyond museums

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 March) -- Gone are the days when art was strictly confined in museums or meant to be enjoyed by the more privileged. These days, a larger segment of the g ...

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Preserving Davao’s culinary traditions

Preserving Davao’s culinary traditions

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 March) -- One of the 62nd foundation year celebration highlights of the Philippine Women's College of Davao (PWC Davao) was the launching of the book Dava ...

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Junia: Music makes geniuses: Musikgarten opens first Mindanao branch

Junia: Music makes geniuses: Musikgarten opens first Mindanao branch

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 March) -- As she formally opened her school's first branch in Mindanao, singer and music educator Nikki Junia brought to the south a unique educational pr ...

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Storytelling through songs

Storytelling through songs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) -- When words are not enough to tell a story, music and melody come into play to bring life to various human experiences—the inspiration of the songs ...

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Art for communities

Art for communities

The Davao chapter of the Guild for Upholding and Harnessing Indispensable Talents (GUHIT) Pinas spread the art love last weekend as they held their first major exhibition for the ...

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UnbeLEAFable: A green version of the Mona Lisa

UnbeLEAFable: A green version of the Mona Lisa

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 November) -- Mishael Pueblas has something what he calls an “artvocacy.” In 2009, he started working on a masterpiece using greener art materials to addre ...

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INTERVIEW: Luczon on Cine Totoo: filming Mindanao throwbacks

INTERVIEW: Luczon on Cine Totoo: filming Mindanao throwbacks

An upcoming documentary film festival presented by GMA News TV will be featuring works of two Mindanawon filmmakers. Nef Luczon is one of them. The film of the Cagayan de Oro-base ...

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INTERVIEW: Gohetia on Cine Totoo: capturing stories that withstand time

INTERVIEW: Gohetia on Cine Totoo: capturing stories that withstand time

An upcoming documentary film festival presented by GMA News TV will be featuring works of two Mindanawon filmmakers. Filmmaker, editor, and writer Charliebebs Gohetia is one of th ...

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Filipino film on Palawan tribe inspires Lao cinema

Filipino film on Palawan tribe inspires Lao cinema

VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews/21 March) --- An independent film that depicts the indigenous tradition and beliefs of the Palawan tribe in the Philippines opened a curtain with new li ...

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3 Mindanawons fellows to 53rd SU National Writers Workshop

3 Mindanawons fellows to 53rd SU National Writers Workshop

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 March) -- Three Mindanawon writers are among the 12 fellows for this year’s Silliman University National Writers Workshop, the Edilberto and Edith Ti ...

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The precious gift of reading a book

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The precious gift of reading a book

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Is reading a book these days - which I have always thought was a rare precious gift - an endangered species in our day and post-modern age? There ...

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Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

Writing Mindanao, Righting Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Watch out for the “punto de vista” (point of view) and “omissions, silences.” This was the challenge posed by Dr. Macario Tiu, National Book A ...

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An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

An afternoon of poetry at the 1st Mindanao Book Festival

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – Award-winning poet, writer, artist and professor Ricardo de Ungria was among a number of Mindanawon poets who joined the poetry reading during the ...

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Sharing artworks, exchanging cultures

Sharing artworks, exchanging cultures

VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Images of people's movements portrayed with layered oil-based colours on canvases filled the white walls of the two-story M Gallery at Samsen ...

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NCCA now accepting project proposals for 2014

NCCA now accepting project proposals for 2014

NCCA now accepting project proposals for 2014 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 July)---The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is calling on cultural and art groups, indiv ...

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Surigaonon singer wows Voice of Philippines judges with song from “Uwahig”

Surigaonon singer wows Voice of Philippines judges with song from “Uwahig”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 July) – A 21-year old singer from Surigao City made all four judges of the Voice of the Philippines contest turn around Saturday night with her rendition ...

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‘Lageng,’ an anthology of Bukidnon tribal songs, gets good raves

‘Lageng,’ an anthology of Bukidnon tribal songs, gets good raves

MALAYBALAY CITY (MIndaNews/07 June)– The Bukidnon State University community-based recording studio’s “Lageng” (voice), a collection of 14 traditional songs from Bukidnon’s seven ...

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Comics series on Bukidnon tribe out

Comics series on Bukidnon tribe out

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – In a marked departure from their mainly oral tradition, the Bukidnon-Daraghuyan tribe has published a series of four comics depicting their hi ...

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Bukidnon eyes title as world’s “Soil Painting Capital”

Bukidnon eyes title as world’s “Soil Painting Capital”

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 March) -- Bukidnon-based artists are organizing a soil painting festival in April 2014  to put the province on the map as the “Soil Painting Capital ...

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Exclusive rights for big sponsors defeat spirit of Kaamulan’

Exclusive rights for big sponsors defeat spirit of Kaamulan’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 March) – The provincial government should have disallowed some companies from enjoying exclusive rights during the Kaamulan even if they were major s ...

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National Museum-Butuan branch temporarily closed

National Museum-Butuan branch temporarily closed

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/ 29 December)- The National Museum branch here has been temporarily closed to the viewing public due to repair and retro-fitting works. George Abcede, the m ...

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New art center opens in Butuan

New art center opens in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/25 October) -- The first ever privately-owned art center in Caraga Region recently opened in Butuan City, to cater to the needs of art patrons, buyers and e ...

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Watch “Uwahig” at CCP on Nov. 10

Watch “Uwahig” at CCP on Nov. 10

The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents the MSU-IIT IPAG in Steven P.C. Fernandez's "Uwahig," the Mindanawon Indarapatra epic and the Bukidnon water legend, of an environm ...

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TAMBARA: A film that debunks the myths of modernity and helps us to revisit our past

TAMBARA: A film that debunks the myths of modernity and helps us to revisit our past

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 June) -- I am very glad that the first film I watched on the first day of the First Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival sponsored by the Film Developme ...

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Iligan goes indigenous in celebrating National Arts Month

Iligan goes indigenous in celebrating National Arts Month

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) – This city is celebrating the National Arts Month by pushing indigenous arts more than popular arts and those from other countries. “We need to uphold our ...

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3rd Cinema Rehiyon film fest opens

3rd Cinema Rehiyon film fest opens

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 Feb) – The 3rd Cinema Rehiyon kicked off here this morning with its opening ceremonies at the Pinnacle Hotel. Gracing the ceremonies were members of the Na ...

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Dam, burial site issues divide lumads and academics

Dam, burial site issues divide lumads and academics

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) - The Pulangi V hydro electric project and the claim of a sacred burial site of the Manobo ancestors have divided the lumads in southern Buk ...

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Mardoquio's film, Sheika, competes in Asiatica Film Mediale Festival in Rome

Mardoquio's film, Sheika, competes in Asiatica Film Mediale Festival in Rome

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) - Sheika, a film written and directed by Davao-born Arnel Mardoquio is competing at the  11th Asiatica Film Mediale Festival in Rome, Italy ...

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Damulog's Apu Mamalu site to be declared  "national cultural treasure"

Damulog's Apu Mamalu site to be declared "national cultural treasure"

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 November) --  The National Museum of the Philippines is set to declare the Apu Mamalu burial ground in Misakil, Damulog, Bukidnon  a nation ...

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Artists show Mindanao's colors in Brussels exhibit

Artists show Mindanao's colors in Brussels exhibit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) ---Through their artworks exhibited in Brussels, the Belgian capital, in September this year, Mindanao artists have sent Europe the message that ...

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“We have debating clubs but no dialogue clubs”

“We have debating clubs but no dialogue clubs”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 August) –  “How can we promote dialogue and cultural cohesion if in schools we churn out graduates every year who are not used to dialogue?”  Jesuit pries ...

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Oro history reflective of IP marginalization

Oro history reflective of IP marginalization

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/26 August) -- The ancestors of Cagayanons could be the sea-faring sub-tribe of the Manobo, the Higaonons. Ethno-historian Dr. Antonio Montalvan, currentl ...

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Valencia feast opens with a “Lumad” mass

Valencia feast opens with a “Lumad” mass

VALENCIA CITY(MindaNews/23 August) -- For the first time in the parish’s history, the feast of San Agustin in Valencia City will be opened with a mass in Binukid, the language of ...

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Moro film for Venice Film Fest to be shown in Davao Friday

Moro film for Venice Film Fest to be shown in Davao Friday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 August) – For the first time since its Metro Manila debut, the first Bangsamoro full-length movie, “Limbunan” by Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan, will be sho ...

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Fiction-Writing Contest in Bisaya now open

Fiction-Writing Contest in Bisaya now open

DAVAO CITY (DWG/08 August) -- In line with the thrust of the National Commission on Literary Arts to help develop creative writing in the regional languages, the Davao Writers Gui ...

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Book on education among Bukidnon Pulangiyens launched

Book on education among Bukidnon Pulangiyens launched

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 August) – The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center or APC launched a book on the Bukidnon Pulangiyen tribe titled “Learning Sustainable Life” in ...

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Moro director’s film invited to Venice Int'l Film Fest

Moro director’s film invited to Venice Int'l Film Fest

DAVAO CITY – Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan II’s film, “Limbunan,” the first Moro full-length narrative film has been invited as the closing film in the International Critics’ Week ...

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1st Bangsamoro full-length film debuts in Indie filmfest

1st Bangsamoro full-length film debuts in Indie filmfest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – See the world through Moro eyes. Watch Limbunan, the first BangsaMoro full-length narrative film that will have its debut at the sixth edition of ...

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Scholar cites need to correct inaccuracies in Malaybalay’s history

Scholar cites need to correct inaccuracies in Malaybalay’s history

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – To say that Malaybalay came from “walay balay” (no house) is inaccurate, an old-time Bukidnon ethnographer and cultural scholar said. Malabal ...

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Bukidnon teachers finish culture-sensitivity training; a first in RP, NCCA says

Bukidnon teachers finish culture-sensitivity training; a first in RP, NCCA says

MUSUAN, Maramag, Bukidnon (MindaNews/15 May) – Ninety-five public school teachers across the province yesterday ended what organizers said was a groundbreaking initiative in Phili ...

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Erecion de Pueblo monument rises in Plaza Rizal

Erecion de Pueblo monument rises in Plaza Rizal

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 7 May) - A historical monument will rise in the city to mark the creation of Malaybalay as a village under Spain in 1877. The monument’s official name ...

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