CULTURE

Did this men’s pageant misuse the traditional bahag? The NCIP thinks so

There’s a fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. Using the bahag as swimwear in a pageant crosses it

Lav Diaz is making his small screen debut with ‘Servando Magdamag’

The eight-episode show is based on Ricky Lee’s “Servando Magdamag” and tackles agrarian issues at the dawn of the oppressive Marcos regime

Explore Escolta’s First United Building with an exclusive tour by its owners, the Syliantengs

The Art Deco building opens thisJune 26 for a tour normally reserved for family members and acquaintances. For P800, you get the full experience complete with anecdotes, a free drink, and a commemorative tote bag

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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

Pio Abad’s latest exhibit reveals the ugliness behind the beauty of martial law

The London-based Filipino artist returns to talks about navigating the cognitive dissonance of our fraught understanding of history

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Intramuros’s attractions open for fully vaccinated persons only

UPDATE as of Jan. 4, 2022: Fort Santiago, Casa Manila, and Baluarte de San Diego will remain open but only for fully-vaccinated individuals ages 18 to 65

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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