CULTURE

‘Lapulapu’ musical at the Met goes live this month

The musical celebrates the quincentennial of the historic victory at Mactan and the reopening of the newly-restored Metropolitan Theater

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The National Planetarium temporary closes as its building will be decommissioned

In its place, a new world-class national planetarium will be “designed to serve the public well for many more decades,” said the National Museum

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In ‘Heneral Tuna,’ an alien cat out for world domination learns Filipino values

“Heneral Tuna” is an original Filipino animation project by the creators of “Saving Sally” and “Hayop Ka!”

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LOOK: Historic Manila sites digitally reimagined in their pre-war glory

Artists heritage advocacy group Renacimiento Manila has been able to “digitally reconstruct” Plaza Moraga and is planning to complete a reimagining of Escolta before World War II

Soprano Nerissa De Juan in Filipiniana for CCP's Kung Hindi Man
CCP’s upcoming musical series celebrates the kundiman in old and new forms

The episodes run for around 15-20 minutes, and will feature performances of traditional and contemporary interpretations of kundiman

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How the Met Theater’s restorers recreated its original wall finish

Arch Lico design consultancy is basing it on the historic layers of paint scrapings the Metropolitan Theater accumulated through time

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Lav Diaz’s new 4hr film stars mustachioed John Lloyd Cruz as a 1950s ventriloquist/disillusioned Marxist

“History of Ha” (Historya ni Ha) will premiere at the British Film Institute London Festival in October

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This homeware collection helps fund San Sebastian Basilica’s restoration

Included in the collection are trays and coasters bearing the same design as the heritage church’s floor tiles

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What values matter to Filipinos? This NCCA online film festival has answers

NCCA’s ‘Sine Halaga’ will feature 12 films that you can stream online worldwide for free

OPINION: A look into Pinoy baiting and its gray areas

Sadly, there *are* content creators that milk our “Pinoy pride” for views