CULTURE

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LOOK: These iconic Filipino architecture lamps will light up your desk

Something by Delab’s archi lamps series features the Metropolitan Theater, Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, Capitol Theater, and National Museum

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Is the P1,000 bill redesign a front for historical erasure?

The three war heroes will be replaced by the Philippine eagle, prompting critics to ask if it is an attempt at collective forgetting of war atrocities

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Ayala Museum and library reopen soon for your indoor bookish date

The Ayala Museum and the Filipinas Heritage Library have new looks and you can sneak a peek on Dec. 4.

Stream PETA’s ‘Under My Skin’ in commemoration of World AIDS Day

The drama based on real-life people and events will stream from Nov. 26 to 28 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 5

The National Museum reopens Oct. 19. Here’s how you can book a visit

Only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed entry to the National Museums and they should their vaccination cards and IDs with them

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Just to be clear, F. Sionil Jose isn’t envious of Maria Ressa’s Nobel Prize

After stating that Ressa did not deserve the award, the writer has more to say, including that the Nobel Prize ‘is for Peace, not Literature’

‘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