Category: the arts

not a santi bose

on page 55 of the catalogue of Leon Gallery’s “MAGNIFICENT September Auction” (tomorrow, AIM Conference Center) is listed a painting attributed, and wrongfully, to Santiago Bose.  read his daughter Lille’s blogpost:  Is it Art, or is it Fart?  

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Caparas vs Almario: Round 1

By Katrina Stuart Santiago The truth is, it is nothing but funny, at least to me: what the f is wrong with these National Artists? And I do mean both Carlo Caparas and Virgilio Almario, going at it on cable … Continue reading

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dolphy, the artist

googling dolphy and the national artist award, i found a lot of endorsements from showbiz peeps and politicians and fans, but not what i was looking for: a professional assessment of dolphy’s body of work by one who is eminently … Continue reading

national artist award: transparency vs. confidentiality

on facebook yesterday, dr. isagani cruz posted this status and link re nick tiongson‘s objection to dolphy’s portrayal of gay roles: I was there, but could not reveal this due to confidentiality. Ex-CCP top official opposed Dolphy’s National Artist Award, says … Continue reading

dolphy, kabaklaan, award!

caught a part of cecile guidote alvarez’s guesting on dzmm’s dos por dos.  she was explaining to anthony taberna and gerry baja that, contrary to popular notion, hindi niya inagawan si dolphy ng national artist award back in 2009 when … Continue reading

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media & mideo, bishops & rape

there’s a real live rape-of-a-minor court case pala in the works against a parish priest of agusan del norte, who denies the allegations of course, and whom the diocese bishop has taken into his palace (yes, palace! frailocracy pa rin) … Continue reading

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