October 20, 2017, 8:02 am
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Jeff Dizon and Faico

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on February 17, 2017
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It was in the late sixties and the early seventies when I was first acquainted with Jeff Dizon whose works at that time were “pretty pretty” but well done. After several decades as I enrolled at the UP College of Fine Arts, I once more had the opportunity of meeting and working with Jeff  Dizon – this time as members of the UPCFA Alumni Association Board.

Tiyanak goes to the stage

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on February 03, 2017
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Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola Schools, continues its 38th season: De/Constructing Narratives with a production of  the award-winning young adult bestseller “Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon” by Palanca awardee Edgar Calabia Samar.

head head head head head head

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on January 27, 2017
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There is a new theater company in town, SUGID Productions Incorporated, and  on January 26, 2017 at the Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco Auditorium of Bantayog ng mga Bayani Center located in Quezon Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, in collaboration with the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, is all set to present the restaging of Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa E♭ Major” .

‘Once upon a Mattress’

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on January 06, 2017
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A season of this and that

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on December 16, 2016
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Today, I’d like to talk about beauty because, just yesterday, as I attended a party, I overheard someone in the next table advising those seated with him/her:  “Say goodbye to all your skin imperfections”. 

Vienna Boys Choir in Manila

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on November 04, 2016
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It was with great excitement to many people when it was learned that the Vienna Boys Choir was to perform in Manila….although “the angelic performance” is scheduled only for one night at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Emmanuel ‘Eman’ Servito

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on October 21, 2016
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At the Artologist Gallery on Xavier Street in San Juan, the new featured artist is Emmanuel “Eman” Servito who claims that he was influenced by his brothers who know how to draw very well.

A teacher named Chit

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on October 14, 2016
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IT IS a privilege to have met a lady from the field of music whose name precedes her. That lady is Ms. Carmencita “Chit” Guanzon  Arambulo and her contribution to the world of music in the Philippines is of gigantic proportions.

Pearl Kapunan Ortega

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on October 07, 2016
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My friend, Pearl Kapunan Ortega, has been an Art and Cultural worker for more than 35 years; and, as a painter, she has been a fabulous  water colorist who also  works with  acrylic every now and then.

Mabuhay ka Romy Carlos!

September 30, 2016
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Since joining the UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Association Foundation Inc. (UPCFAAAFI) I have had the pleasure of working with Romeo San Antonio Carlos whom we all fondly address as “Romy”.


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Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’