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‘Itim’ had a sold-out screening at Cannes, but director Mike De Leon says he’s ‘humiliated to be a Filipino today’

“Itim” (1976) easily falls into the horror genre, with its themes of occultism. Forty-six years later, De Leon thinks it has become “more sinister” than that

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You can visit Ayala Museum for free on May 27. But there’s a catch

The museum will open its doors for free for the first 500 registrants in celebration of International Museum Day. If you don’t make it, they’ll also be having virtual tours until June 27

Novelist Gina Apostol wins Rome Prize for Literature, to pen story on Juan Luna’s wife Paz

“Books about the Philippines on the world stage are important because the country’s history is significant world-historically and yet generally unseen,” Apostol tells the Inquirer

Can we still save Cojuangco Building’s status as an important cultural property?

ICYMI: PLDT, the owner of the 15-story building in Makati, petitioned NCCA to remove Cojuangco Building as an important cultural property. We have until June 7 to oppose this—believe it or not—via email

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You can harvest produce from this art installation in Ateneo this International Museum Day

The Ateneo Art Gallery will open artist Leeroy New’s “Mebuyan’s Colony” to the public to harvest vegetables that have grown on it

Ready for live theater? CCP’s Virgin Labfest is back this June

Tickets are now available for VLF’s comeback to the stage

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Plastic waste can break down in days thanks to these newly engineered enzymes

Enzymes that break down plastic swiftly are not new, but they often require high temperatures. This new one can do it across a range of temperature and pH conditions, making it usable in many settings

For Filipinos, disowning your parents is unthinkable. But politics is changing that

Our reverence for elders has kept younger generations mum about issues they stand with. What does it mean that political scions are now speaking up against their parents?

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Anxious about the looming elections? Here’s how to deal

If you’ve had vivid dreams about candidates, or have been unable to focus at work because of the elections, don’t worry. You’re not alone

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‘I have flu-like symptoms. Can I still vote on May 9?’ and other COVID-19 and election questions

ICYMI: Comelec says COVID-19 patients in isolation facilities and those who are under quarantine won’t be allowed to vote. But what about voters who are exhibiting symptoms but have not yet been confirmed to have COVID?