Text by Jewel Chuaunsu
What’s in a name? To Fred Tan, his name carries a lot of baggage. The son of Chinese-Filipino businessman Vicente Tan, their family experienced the rise and fall of fortunes overnight. During Martial Law, Marcos was able to divide and conquer the rich and powerful by seizing their assets. Vicente Tan was the majority owner of Continental Bank and Philippine Trust Company (Philtrust). He and his wife were detained in Fort Bonifacio in 1974 and released almost four years later when he agreed to cede control of the two banks. Fred remembers visiting his parents in Fort Bonifacio, where they were confined separately in solitary confinement. To protect him, the young Fred was sent abroad to study in the US from age 17 until he finished college.
"Find your bliss, follow your dream and achieve your mission." This is the mantra of master pastelist Alex Bugsy Sibug. And this advise will sit well for the select students who will join Sibug’s upcoming pastel drawing workshop, the Popped Out Pastel Drawing Workshop, as they achieve their mission to create multi-dimensional and well-detailed compositions using the pastel medium.
Vacations in exciting international destinations just became easier as EastWest, in partnership with KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer programme of Singapore Airlines, launched a brand-new premier credit card for frequent and aspiring travelers: the EastWest Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Mastercard.
The EastWest Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Mastercard, available in Platinum and World variants, gives cardholders the power to earn more miles to achieve more milestones. With this new travel card, jetsetters can earn up to three times KrisFlyer miles when they purchase tickets from Singapore Airlines Group, or use the card for overseas and online purchases. This will allow cardholders to experience Singapore Airlines’ world-renowned service and cabin products that span over 130 destinations around the world.
Casa de Memoria, Manila’s choice auction house for antiquities, furniture and European objet d’arts announces its third auction for 2019 set for September 7. To be held at its Roxas Boulevard estate, Age of Exploration: East meets West II presents over 170 lots with a treasure trove of opportunities to discover the unique, thus piquing the interest of a new set of buyers. The lots range from a remarkable Picasso-Salinas print to selection of detailed religious iconography.
“Red” by John Logan, a biodrama of Rothko through the eyes of an apprentice.
Text by Nicole Lasquety
Cinemalaya 15's closing ceremonies awarded 12 out of 20 films in competition in various categories on the 11th of August. The festival closed with positive news of the festival's growing audience and social media attention.
Review by Paulo Vargas; Photos from Cinemalaya
Malamaya is the story of 45-year-old Nora (Sunshine Cruz), an established mixed media artist with a sharp tongue and steadfast principles. One day, she meets Migs (Enzo Pineda), a 30-year-old amateur photographer, in an art gallery. He makes advances at her, and after a bit of courting and seduction, she gives in to his unrelenting boyish charms and his abs. Nora and Migs are a perfect fit, as long as we are talking about libido. Like many May-December love affairs, theirs start to unravel when Nora tires of Migs immaturity.
Text and photos by Maia San Diego
When you hear the name "Is Jumalon", you would probably think, “She must belong to the family of artists.” In fact, she does. “It’s a nice kind of hell,” says Is, referring to the experience of living under her family’s shadow. She finds that having artist relatives keeps her grounded, and focused on her purpose. Now, it’s time for the spotlight to shine on her as an individual. Through her bold strokes, Is has definitely established her own terrain - away from the influence of her family’s name, and fearless, as one may say, in facing possible criticism.
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