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UP Fine Arts alumni exhibit

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on August 26, 2016
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The UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Association Foundation Inc. (UPCFAAAFI) has organized an exhibit entitled “Art Expo @ BGC” to be opened at 4:30 p.m.  September 8, 2016. It is also the Blessed Virgin Mother’s birthday.

Ode to Best Dressed Women

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on August 19, 2016
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The year’s roster of activities has officially started for one of the country’s most celebrated charity events, the  Best Dressed Women  of the Philippines with the announcement of the new batch of ladies who lead inspiring lives during a private afternoon tea party  at Makati Shangri-La, Manila.

Philippine Ballet Theatre at

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on August 12, 2016
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I had the pleasure of witnessing the Philippine Ballet Theatre (PBT) reach its perfection. This year,  being  its 30th season as resident company of the Cultural Center, PBT  presented The Great Classics at a Gala Presentation at the CCP’s  Abelardo Theater, accompanied by  the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by maestro Herminigildo Ranera.

The first human out of Africa

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on August 05, 2016
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It was pleasantly surprising to receive an invitation from Mylene Lising and  the Consular Office of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to attend  an exhibit and  talk entitled: ”“The Journey of Mankind, The First Human Out of Africa” . 

Virginia Garcia and her art

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on July 29, 2016
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If there are beauty queens “with a heart”, let the world (“the universe, rather”) know that in the area of the visual arts, there are many who not only communicate through their art, they also hone the talents of other artists and encourage them to reach their space in the sky.

Ritchie Yee comes into his own

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on July 22, 2016
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My dear artist/friend, Jun Yee (he is known as the father of installation art in the Philippines) has a nephew, Ritchie Yee, also an artist whom I met several years ago.

ACCRALAW practices its CSR

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on July 15, 2016
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ACCRALAW, one of the country’s brightest legal lights, known worldwide for its sterling track record in the practice of law in the Philippines, also has an outstanding track record in corporate social responsibility.

Happy Birthday, Ka Luis

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on July 08, 2016
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Luis I. Ablaza, consul of Zambia to the Philippines,  celebrated his seventy-eighth birthday in Hacienda Amelia in Alfonso, Cavite last weekend; and as expected, the pavilion where the celebration took place was full to the brim.

Movie actor turned artist

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on July 01, 2016
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Bernard Belleza, the child actor, cleverly spelled his name backwards; and today, this grown up personality  is better known as Dranreb. There is only one Dranreb I know and I bet you cannot think of anyone with a similar name…..

All about Japanese design

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on June 24, 2016
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Here is something interesting. According to JV Ramos, Information and Tours Assistant of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, there will be an exhibition, lecture and dialogue on Japanese Contemporary Design Aesthetics  by Japanese curator, design critic, and Musashino Art University professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi  who will speak on “Japanese Design today: Unique and Evolving,” on July 2 (Saturday) at 10 a.m.



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