Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...
Juvie Pelos, the 21-year old singer from Surigao City. Photo from her Facebook Fanpage

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...

‘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 hill tribes,...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Kalagan Art Gallery. Photo Courtesy of Gualberto Licong's Facebook

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...
("Uwahig" will also represent the Philippines in the 2013 UNESCO-ITI APB Drama Fest in Binh Dinh Vietnam. It was featured in the 2006 UNESCO-ITI Intl Festival at the CCP, the 2007 Taipei Intl Festival, and the 2012 Tanghal University Theater Festival.)

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,...

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

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 Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is Orvil Bantayan’s TAMBARA. As Davao City is this festival’s host, a film touching tangentially on the indigenous belief system of Davao’s original people – the Bagobo – is a must see!

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...

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 National Center for Culture and the Arts-Cinema Committee, including its chairperson, Dr. Mike Rapatan. Cinema Rehiyon, flagship activity of the NCCA-Cinema Committee for the Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF), bears the theme “Forging Philippine CineDiversity.”

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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, currently...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 of the Venice International Film Festival next month. No Filipino film has ever been featured in the line-up of Venice Critics’ Week, but the film done by the 33-year old Mangansakan, a Moro from Maguindanao.

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...

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...

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 Philippine...

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...

2nd Davao Writers Workshop begins

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 April) – This city was bursting at the literary seams when writing luminaries gathered on Monday May 3 at the Lispher...

Tribal burial site to be declared a nat’l cultural treasure

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – The National Museum is set to declare a sacred tribal burial site in Bukidnon a national cultural treasure, a...

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