March 31, 2017, 8:28 am
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Latest chips of the old block

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on June 03, 2016
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As change is the only permanent thing in this world, hopeful Filipinos welcome changes in government structure, policies, and elected personnel. A week after election day, family and friends of the Vera Perez clan were asked to hear mass and share a meal at the famed Vera Perez Gardens for a victory party for newly elected congressmen Christopher “Toff” De Venecia and Edward Maceda.

Law of Music Concert ’60s

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It was serendipity that set the stage when the concert entitled “Law of Music Concert 60s & 70s” was organized.

A new magazine for the arts

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At a business lunch for Erehwon Center for the Arts at the Manila Yacht Club on Roxas Blvd.  two members of the forum present were Batangeno Gerardo C. Garcia and his wife, Rebecca of the highly successful Private Equity Investments and Development Corporation (PEID).

A one-of-a-kind art exhibit

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A number of the country’s talented artists had their exquisite artworks unveiled in a one-of-a-kind art exhibit hosted by the premiere 5-star hotel in the Southern Metro The Bellevue Manila, owned and managed by The  Hotels and Resorts (BH&R), in partnership with leading art gallery L’Arc en Ciel Atelier Incorporated.

ACCRALAW marks 44th year

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One late afternoon, I braved the traffic from San Juan to Fort Bonifacio to attend the 44th anniversary of the law firm of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW). The law firm was celebrating its 44th anniversary with the milestone launching of its Nick Joaquin book, “ACCRA and the Post-Bellum Bar”.

Czarina Ablaza-Syquia’s debut

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on April 29, 2016
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When I received the invitation to attend Czarina Ablaza-Syquia’s “debut” by    I immediately replied and  said ”yes”.  Although many years my junior, the always-fashionable Czarina Ablaza-Syquia, is the only and youngest daughter of my dear friends, Honorary Consuls Louie and Mellie Ablaza – the couple I very much respect and love and attending this event is something I would not want to miss.

The art of Demetrio (Demi) Pad

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on April 22, 2016
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There seems to be an  abundance in the number of people manufacturing Art nowadays. This may have come about because more and more people have become a bit more expressive,  using the techniques of Art to communicate their thoughts, their beliefs,  and their feelings.

A ‘funky’ art festival

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on April 15, 2016
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TALKING to my dear friends, Ron and Bambi de Castro of The Artologist Gallery, located not far from where I live in San Juan, I learned that at Tiendesitas, in Pasig City, its 1st Art Festival will be held on May 6 to 15, during mall hours.

Remembering Chito Collantes

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on April 08, 2016
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I ONCE had a friend I knew in the early 1970s; and as I had proclaimed myself to being a fashion designer, this lady opened many doors that gave many opportunities for me to enjoy my craft. 

UP Fine Arts exhibit (1)

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on March 18, 2016
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I WAS present at the Erehwon Center for the Arts with address at #1 Don Francisco St., Old Balara, Quezon City where some thirty (30) students of UP College of Fine Arts under Professor Jonathan Olazo exhibited their works.


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Column of the Day

Escape from true healing

By DODY LACUNA | March 31,2017
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‘The power to forgive and the grace to accept it are not inside us.’

Opinion of the Day

A barbaric fraternity

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 31, 2017
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‘On the case of a mauled-to-death frat recruit, how shocking to hear Judge Perla Cabrera-Faller’s verdict that no one is to blame for the death of Marc Andrei Marcos...’