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February is National Arts Month

Proclamation No. 683. s. 1991

CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art is now online
November 19, 2020 John Legaspi
Looking for a more viable source for your arts studies? Well, arts students, look no further as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has launched a digital edition of its Encyclopedia of Philippine Art (EPA).

A one-stop resource on Philippine arts and culture is finally online
Nov 21, 2020 Jericho Igdanes
The digital version of the Encyclopedia of Philippine Art is available online and via flash drive for those without internet connections

Philippine Art History

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Students sell artworks to fund studies
February 7, 2021 Gabriela Baron

As the struggle to adjust to the distance learning continues, some students turned their hobbies into side hustles to help fund their studies.
In August, the Department of Education said that about four million learners have dropped out due to the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic crisis, while many students are still scrambling to acquire digital devices and stable Internet connection.

Information Technology student Precious Vi Latag raised funds for a new laptop through selling her artworks online.
“I need to buy a laptop for my online classes and to also use it to make systems and documents,” Latag told the Manila Bulletin in Filipino.
She added that she wanted to augment their family finances, as her single dad is also struggling to budget for their home expenses, electricity bills, water bills, and food.
“That’s where I realized that I have to make a way to buy it because it’s difficult to apply for a job especially during the pandemic. All I could think of was to monetize my drawing skills,” Latag continued.

University of Santo Tomas student Noriel A. Beltran said he started selling artworks online to help his parents.

Meanwhile, Alejandro Gabriel V. Cayago, a senior high student, shared that selling his illustrations online helped him buy the supplies he needs for his online classes.

Due to connectivity issues, Gwen, a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) student from Taytay, Rizal started to sell her paintings and sketches online.

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Student artist puts food on the table by selling artworks
February 10, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
A student artist from Mindanao, James Abayon Lolo, is currently gaining online attention for his well-drawn pieces and incredible drawing skills using ballpoint pens.

Losing our minds: The amputation of traditional art from PH contemporary life
September 22, 2020 Marian Pastor Roces

'11,000+ Philippine artifacts from the early 20th century are in storage at the Smithsonian Institution alone. Tens of thousands are in Spain.'
This is impossible to overstate: the majority of outstanding examples of indigenous art from the Philippines is overseas, unknown to most Filipinos. Precious little remains in Philippine collections. Recall that the early 20th century National Museum collection was largely destroyed during World War 2.

Imao’s memorial on UP campus becomes protest art
Krixia Subingsubing February 01, 2021
The history of the University of the Philippines (UP) is rife with encounters - but not the kind of underground guerrilla warfare the military thinks is seething within its storied walls.
PIECE DE RESISTANCE Toym Imao’s towering barricades of bamboo and chairs commemorating the 1971 Diliman Commune have suddenly turned into a potent symbol of the University of the Philippines’ resistance against a fresh siege on freedom following the abrogation of its 1989 pact with the Department of National Defense.

Remembering the Diliman Commune
Jire Carreon Jan 31 2021
Visual artist and professor Toym Imao puts the finishing touches on his art installation "Barikada" on Sunday at the Quezon Hall of the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. The artwork commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Diliman Commune -- an uprising led by students, faculty, residents and transport workers on Feb. 1, 1971.

Painting a thousand words: Visual artists illustrate why now is not the time to be silent
Venice Nieva Aug 08 2020

Visual artists take to social media to highlight the importance of freedom of expression especially at this time
With the passing of the anti-terror law, netizens fear that protests and dissent could easily be tagged as "terrorist" acts. Under this law, suspected terrorists may be arrested without warrants and detained for as long as 24 days.

Development of Visual Arts in the Philippines
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Ancient Philippine ART

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The Angono Petroglyphs

Works and art in and out of the churches in Cebu

Churches are not only the center of faith. They also manifest another side of artistry.

The art of dissent in the time of Duterte
Amanda T. Lago July 01, 2018

Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance

Cebu artist Armand Dayoha: Art of resistance
Jan 23, 2021 Lorraine Ecarma

Armand talks about why he cannot separate activism and artistry
Distinct for its bold patterns, vibrant colors, and indispensable nationalist themes, Armand Dayoha’s art is not only the compendium of all his learnings as a psychology graduate and a current student of fine arts, but also a product of where he stands in society.

IBAGIW ArtFest – reprieve for Baguio’s lockdowned souls?
Jan 6, 2021 Kidlat Tahimik

Joyful artworks were reminding Baguio residents to inhale our God-given assets

Hulyen artist sounds alarm after artwork used in red-tagging post
Jul 29, 2020

The local artist behind Hulyen Comics, Julienne Dadivas, took to social media to call out a Facebook page that used and edited her art in a post that red-tagged activists.
Dadivas asked her followers to report the Facebook page "The Right Bulsuan" in a Facebook post on Tuesday, July 28.

When we have to ask what value art gives, we should all die a little
Maria Isabel Garcia July 21, 2019

Whether you are creating the art or beholding it, art changes you - by rejoicing, awakening, rethinking, or healing



How non-timber forest products preserve living traditions in the Philippines
Mavic Conde August 04, 2019

Through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ School of Living Traditions, a cultural master teaches the skills and techniques of doing a traditional art or craft.
It takes mental precision to create intricate hand-woven patterns. To consistently do that is amazing.
Indeed, from hinabol of Higaonons in Bukidnon, tingkep of Pala’wan in Palawan, and monom of Teduray in Maguindanao, among other hand-woven crafts in the Philippines come with detailed designs that depict mastery of skill and patience with the unhurried way of life.
However with modern challenges, these artisanal traditions may disappear.


Schools of Living Traditions - SLT

There are various facets of cultural heritage that can be transmitted to the next generations, this program would like to specifically focus on the transmission of indigenous skills and techniques to the young.

Northern Cultural Communities, Aug 5, 2014

Mountain Province Mar 14, 2013

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IN PHOTOS: Artworks by political prisoners show their plight
Justin Francia June 16, 2019

The artworks, according to Kapatid, reflect the vigor and struggles of detained activists and human rights defenders


Angono - a cradle of artistic talent

Dokumentaryo ni Sandra Aguinaldo
GMA Public Affairs May 20, 2019

This tiny town in Rizal has produced two National Artists - Carlos “Botong” Francisco and Lucio San Pedro. To this day, she continues to give birth to artists of every medium. What is it with Angono that it has become a cradle of artistic talent?

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Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awards or GAMABA

is an award that acknowledges folk and indigenous artists who, despite the modern times, remain true to their traditions. It is administered by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Committee.
GAMABA began as a project of the Philippine Rotary Club Makati-Ayala. In 1992, it was adopted by the government and institutionalized through Republic Act No. 7335. This award aims to support and motivate these artists to preserve their artistic heritage for the present and future generations. These artists are also recognized as the country's National Living Treasures. Look it as pdf

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Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awards or GAMABA

The 2012 GAMABA Awardees

Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awards Awardees:
Magdalena Gamayo and Teofilo Garcia.
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MONUMENTS: 'The Manila of our affections'
Jun 12, 2019

What do monuments mean to our everyday lives?
As they build and bear witness to historic statues, monuments, and structures, do Filipinos truly care to remember?


Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasures)
Published on Sep 9, 2015

As a group, these folk and traditional artists reflect the diverse heritage and cultural traditions that transcend their beginnings to become part of our national character. As Filipinos, they bring age-old customs, crafts and ways of living to the attention and appreciation of Filipino life. They provide us with a vision of ourselves and of our nation, a vision we might be able to realize someday, once we are given the opportunity to be true to ourselves as these artists have remained truthful to their art.

They are our National Living Treasures.


CCAP - Community Crafts Association of the Philippines

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Shambala Living Museum
in Silang, Cavite houses Filipino culture and heritage

Many of the country's indigenous culture like weaving, stone-walling and metal-working have somehow been forgotten. More than ever, there is a need to revive these skills and traditions in order to reconnect the past, present, and future.

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Preserving the Local Culture
21 Mar 2021 CNN Philippines

Shambala Living Museum’s Riza Matibag-Muyot and Wenya PH’s Eica Co share how they strive to preserve local culture by showcasing the Ifugao heritage and promoting local weaves on The Story of the Filipino.

Craft MNL

is a community of artisans, crafters, designers and creative entrepreneurs who learn, create, share and celebrate the work of our hands. We try to give encouragement and support to crafters from all over Metro Manila (and hopefully soon all around the country) by providing a virtual space for folks to be able to see the other crafters/craft studios/craft events in their respective neighborhoods. From sewing, felting and embroidery to printmaking and woodcraft, to weaving local threads and fibers of our traditional craft history, to brewing craft beer.

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Manila FAME - Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers' Exchange International

is a bi-annual trade show organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Launched in 1983, it is the second longest running trade event on houseware, furnishings, gift items, holiday decor, and fashion accessories in the Asia-Pacific Region. It is the only show in the country recognized by the Union des Foires Internationales, the union of the world's leading tradeshow organizers, fairground owners, and major national and international associations of the exhibitions industry.

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your top choice for sourcing design forward, high-quality, Philippine-made products with an artisanal touch.
Partnering with the country’s major sourcing events – Manila Now, Cebunext and Bijoux Cebu. Together the four event brands provide one convenient venue for showcasing furniture & furnishings, holiday & gifts and fashion.

2018 Manila Fame Trade Fair - Indigenous materials
Oct 22, 2018
Muling pinatunayan ng mga Pinoy ang talento sa paggawa ng mga world-class na furniture at home decor. Tampok ito sa 2018 Manila Fame Trade Fair.

MaARTe Craft, Art, Food & Design Fair

MaARTe is a volunteer-run endeavor that showcases museum-quality Philippine arts and crafts. It will bring together up to seventy (70) participants engaged in the production of handcrafted, indigenous, and artisanal products not commonly found in the malls, thereby providing visitors a unique shopping experience.

the Video "Celebrating Pinoy craftsmanship: MaARTe Fair 2015"



the exhibition embodies the drive to create new designs with exceptional quality. It harnesses and consolidates the collective strength of the Philippine furniture industry, while highlighting Cebu as the design capital of Southeast Asia.

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EADE - Espinosa Arts and Design
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

The artist Clifford Espinosa creates exquisite furniture art which embodies Filipino culture and heritage in each item's history behind.
Each furniture piece is created without having to cut a single tree but instead uses hundred year old wood salvaged from discarded and demolished houses. Look also HERE

8 'biodiversity-friendly' products from PH forests
Pia Ranada Feb 12, 2015

Supporting these products can save biodiversity and provide income for forest-dependent communities who make them
Who knew you could help save a threatened Philippine long-tailed macaque, a rare primate found only in the Philippines, by buying a purse?


Abaniko, paano nga ba gawin?
GMA Public Affairs July 18, 2021

Sino nga ba ang hindi nakakaalam sa hugis dahon at makukulay na pamaypay ng mga Pilipino? Hindi man natutupi gaya ng ibang pamaypay, malakas na hangin naman ang dala ng abaniko. Kung paano ito ginagawa, alamin sa video!


Loving, investing in the art market
Shadz Loresco September 19, 2015

Investment in the art market is no different from securities or real estate. Knowing the fundamentals is key, especially if one is considering long-term value.


Cultural Industry Program in the Sites Affected by Haiyan and the 2013 Earthquake in the Philippines

Documentation of the Cultural Industry Program to Support Restoration Efforts for Sites Hit by Typhoon Haiyan and Earthquake in the Visayas Islands of the Philippines supported by ASEAN-COCI. Jun 2, 2015


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perseveres to pursue the optimum promotion of Philippine arts and culture as its primary agenda, to trust artists and to support a climate in which they can thrive.

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Angel Cacnio introducing Philippine art.


Timeline of Philippine Art

Project in MAPEH IV


Colourful, Passionate and Ostentatious - Art in Philippines

Jack Teotico manages Galerie Joaquin Philippines with a laser-sharp focus on Filipino art. Minutes after arriving in Singapore for the opening of I.D.entity, Jack speaks to Artyii about his latest exhibition and shares his views on how some contemporary art have shock value and still stands the test of time. His love for art reaches beyond managing galleries. Jack also publishes Contemporary Art Philippines and is the author of multiple art books.


A Changing Chameleon - Art Trek Philippines

Like a chameleon, Art Trek continues to present a refreshing showcase of Pinoy art for the fourth year round. It is not the race to be the biggest instalment. Rather, organizers are focused on assembling a concise show to illuminate the archipelago's art, without blinding or overwhelming viewers. We speak to Neal Imperial, Minister and Consul General at Philippine Embassy. He shares the difficulties faced in the early years and reveals an area he thinks can be improved on the show.


Philippine Art and Social Change & Christianity in Philippine Art

Listen to Fr. René B. Javellana, Associate Professor of the Fine Arts Program at the School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University, discuss the intersection between Philippine art and social change: Art Challenges the Status Quo - and - Christianity in Philippine Art.


Evolving with the Times - Art in Philippines

Cris is no stranger to prestigious art awards. Since becoming a full time artist in 2005, he has won the Philip Morris Art Competition thrice and established a signature style of painting bubble wrap as a layer effect on his art. While expressing his thoughts on how internet is creating greater acceptance to contemporary art in Philippines, Cris, like many others, are also hopeful for more support from the new Noynoy government.

Federalism pros and cons – in artworks
March 03, 2018

UP College of Fine Arts professor Neil Doloricon asks his editorial design students to create posters that depict either the benefits or the pitfalls of shifting to federalism

'Drawing the Lines': The art of news
Rome Jorge March 20, 2016

Editorial cartoons, magazine covers, and propaganda paintings throughout the years at the Lopez Museum, Pasig City and Library's 'Drawing the Lines'

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Lopez Memorial Museum

G/F Benpres Building,
Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

THE Lopez Memorial Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Feb. 18 2010, with the launching of the coffee table book Unfolding Half a Century: The Lopez Memorial Museum. The coffee table book documents the legacy of the late Lopez Group founder Eugenio H. Lopez Sr.

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Lives and Loves of Artists & their Nude Models
Danny C. Sillada

NOTE: This is my edited version that was at Manila Bulletin last May 19, 2008, Lifestyle Section (Art), Page F 1-2

The Filipino nude viewed
(Is there such an Obscene Bird)


ArtFemme Philippine Indigenous Art in Contemporary Times
Batanes artists collective: When art meets bayanihan
Shaira Panela March 15, 2016
A look at Batanes' vibrant art scene, and how locals promote their culture through art, literature, and music
No artist would probably do justice in portraying the majestic beauty of Batanes and its unique culture other than the natives of the province themselves. Yaru nu Artes Ivatan (Bayanihan of Ivatan Artists) – a thriving artists collective composed of visual artists, musicians and literary artists of Ivatan descent – now represent the rich history and vibrant hues of Batanes.
Art Fair Philippines

aims to showcase the best in Philippine modern and contemporary art

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Art Fair Philippines 2013

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Paete artists in one corner Paete artists in one corner

(many illustrations - photos)

Paete is perhaps the most fascinating art town in the country because of its local creative folk whose craft has gone from their grandfathers to Gen Years. And who knew they're also gifted in classical and modern techniques of painting? Say it's inevitable, but for a town more commonly known for its woodworks, it's fascinating to discover a multiplicity of talents in one corner of Luzon.

Art and love: Artist Nikki Luna's home

Nikki Luna is an artist, feminist and advocate. - The reluctant art world darling
She takes a symbol of oppression and violence, adds a female element and turns it into art that everyone can appreciate.
She produces interactive art, installations that take you to that place of pain she visited, leave you a message, let you walk away a changed - and affected - person. Nikki is the brains behind and the founder of startART project - a non-government organization focused on Youth victims of Human Rights violations, abused and victims in war zones, using art as a means to help them cope up and deal with adversity.
The artist lives and works in Manila, where she manages her organisation and develops her body of work. Luna has exhibited her work throughout the Philippines but also internationally in cities such as Milan, Beijing, New York and Singapore.

The pain and glory in labor, as told by Nikki Luna
Marga Deona September 08, 2015
Called LABOR, Nikki Luna's latest exhibit celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the Filipina laborer.

Nikki Luna

Work Wear Diaries: Nikki Luna

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The Fishbone Lady: Jessica Lopez

Fishbone, a representation of the artist to life. She believes that fate may bring storms, and may be eaten by cruel world and be left like fishbone, she would use it as a weapon and stay sharp rather.
Patiently collecting pieces of fish bones, she create artworks from real fish bones and transfer emotions and concepts in a form of conceptualism, abstract and mixed medium


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Mid-century modern art and the Philippine Art Gallery
September 14, 2017
Coco Alcuaz talks to art curators about how the Philippine Art Gallery was instrumental in the post-war modern art movement

Behind the PH modern art movement
Sep 14, 2017
On "What's The Big Idea?" with Coco Alcuaz: The Philippine Art Gallery and how instrumental it was in nurturing artists H.R. Ocampo, Vicente Manansala, Fernando Zobel, Ang Kiukok, Malang, Jose Joya and the post-war modern art movement


Celebrities show masterpieces in art exhibit

Some celebrities are getting away from the pressure of showbiz industry to showcase their masterpieces in an art exhibit. Aug 18, 2015

Philippine Handicrafts
Mary Grace I. Valila

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Folk arts and design of Luzon

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Folk arts and design in some provinces of Luzon

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Crafts and art exhibit - Dayaw 2011: Mga Habi ng Panaginip

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An arts and crafts exhibit, focusing on basketry, textile and mat weaving of the indigenous people of the Philippines. One of the activities in the recently concluded Dayaw 2011, a celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month. Reports/Camera Work/Photos: Bernadette David, Patrick Lee, Ma. Crisedna Magsumbol, Rhenz Medez, Adel Suemith and Marvin Alcaraz of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.


Mindanao arts and crafts

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Rags to Riches - The Filipino Women Turning Rags into High Fashion

14 January 2013. In the slums of Manila, a determined group of women are literally turning rags to riches. In a city where the gap between rich and poor is clear to see, this pioneering new project brings the two closer together.

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The TADECO Livelihood and Training Center (TLTC)

has been providing livelihood programs for the youth through the TADECO Youth Development council (TYDC) and for the families of the banana plantation workers since 1989.

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Filipino handicrafts like photo albums, frames, pillows, and bags are now making their way into the chic and upscale European market. Made from banana paper and t'nalak (abaca woven cloth), these are created by the skillful hands of the women from TADECO Livelihood and Training Center.

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Kilus, How to transform magazine sheets into fashionable accessories

The Kababaihang Iisa ang Layuning Umunlad ang Sambayanan (KILUS) is an all women organization based in Barangay Ugong, Pasig City that makes world-class bags and fashionable accessories out of other people's trash.

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The bags made of second chances
Mick Basa October 02, 2017 - with Video

Yvette's Bags and Beads Collection employs inmates and former inmates from the Davao City Jail – a powerful message of hope and second chances.

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Crafts - Making of Philippine Relicarios. Miniature Paintings by Gregory Halili

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The images are inspired by the saints of Semana Santa or Holy Week.

Miniature watercolors paintings on vintage, pre-ban ivory and mother-of-pearl, encased in genuine Philippine antique reliquary and brooches. The artworks are created between 2005 and 2011.


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How women artists from Sagada are changing the face of pottery
May 18, 2019

These female artisans are partnering in an exhibit called 'Sagada Earthbenders' from May 26 to June 16 at the Sierra Madre Pottery Studio gallery in Mandaluyong

Stoneware Pottery: The art of ceramics in Cagayan de Oro
Bobby Lagsa December 17, 2015

Rhodora Abella shares how she managed to run the pottery business after it was sold to her by her German employer.
For now, Abella is focused on Stoneware's survival. “I am not really for profit. This is a work of passion for pottery; this is for my co-workers,” she says.


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'Mangkukuran', dokumentaryo ni Atom Araullo
GMA Public Affairs June 5, 2021

Sa kasagsagan ng pagsasara ng mga negosyo dahil sa pandemya, isang industriya ang nabigyan ng pagkakataong makabangon muli dahil sa pagkahilig ng marami sa paghahalaman—ang paggawa ng mga paso. Mamangha sa sining at industriya ng mga "mangkukuran" sa dokumentaryong ito.

Ceramic Pottery - Augusto "Ugu" Bigyan
Nov 15, 2019 ABS-CBN News
Local Legends visits the laid-back town of Tiaong, Quezon to undercover the secrets of one country's living treasures, master ceramic potter Augusto "Ugu" Bigyan. Local Legends also speaks with UP College of Fine Arts Ceramic Studio head Rita Gudiño to learn more about "Ugu" Bigyan's accomplishments and contributions to fine arts in the Philippines.
The Art of Pottery - Ceramics
Potter throwing clay in a potter's wheel to craft a clay urn - Burnay Jar
Tessie Dungo, a 65-year-old clay pot maker
ABS-CBN News Jun 13, 2019
Tiwi Ceramics
Tiwi, Albay province
Sagada Pottery
Apr 14, 2018 and Mar 25, 2019
Mountain Province


A palayok is a clay pot used as the traditional food preparation container in the Philippines.

Palayok is a Tagalog word; in other parts of the country, especially in the Visayas, it is called a kulon; smaller-sized pots are referred to as anglit.

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Panday - Blacksmith
Oct 4, 2019 ABS-CBN News

"Local Legends" introduces Jun de Guzman, a 47-year-old blacksmith from Tuba, Benguet. Guzman shares the lessons he learned from his parents and those he wants to impart to his child. He recalls how he became a blacksmith and explains why he fell in love with his wife. He also talks about the occupational hazards that blacksmiths commonly experience. Guzman then talks about how he overcame life challenges while explaining how to forge high-quality swords.

Philippine Handicraft Industry: Their Benefits and Importance

Almost every family in the Philippines owns one or more handicraft products like baskets, brooms, feather dusters, bamboo sofa set, cabinets, and other furniture


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Crafts - Handicrafts for Exports - Local Distributions (general - many different examples)


Panay - Capiz Shell Craft Industry

A Success Story


Stones from Pinatubo turned into export-quality products

Mt. Pinatubo's eruption more than two decades ago caused death and destruction. But now, some Pampanga residents consider the eruption - a blessing. May 27, 2015


Bamboo Craft

Bamboo craft products by agrarian reform beneficiaries from ROBA Agrarian Reform Community (ROBA ARC) composed of barangays Roma Sur, Roma Norte and Battu, all in the municipality of Enrile, province of Cagayan (North) in Enrile, Cagayan are considered works of art and were included in the art exhibit at Paseo Reale Mall in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.


Filipino Handicrafts from Baguio and Leyte

Baguio called The Garden City of The Philippines, City of Pines is a mecca for bargain hunters and those looking for traditional Filipino handicrafts.

Leyte an island province in the Eastern Visayas has a wide range of Philippine crafts made from natural crafts found in the region including coconut, Abaca, sea shells, Pandon and Molave wood.


Handicrafts Made in the Philippines by Artist Jhun Tolentino

His medium varies from papier-mache sculpture, coconut craft, telephone cards to charcoal painting.


Modern wood crafts made in the Philippines


Danish Design, Philippine craftsmanship

The video shows the inspiration behind the Gastro Chef Brand, showcasing the best of two worlds. Exclusive gift items, and home accessories like Gastro Chef's chopping board, chef's knifes, knife magnet, trays, wine holders and much more. All hand made in Philippine Rosewood, Oak, Cherry, Teak, and Acacia wood


Philippine furniture in Cebu Philippines.

Manufacturer's of rattan furniture, outdoor furniture, contemporary furniture and some of the must beautiful furniture produced in the world. Fine craftsmanship of exotic and inexpensive furniture products


Jun 11, 2021 globalvideopro1
Cebu is known Globally for manufacturing fine furniture and exported throughout the World. Here are a few samples to review...


Philippine handmade bamboo and mahogany furniture here!
Jun 12, 2014 My Philippine Journey
After passing by this place twice, I thought it would be great to stop and take a little tour to show you what beautiful handmade bamboo, rattan, and mahogany furniture looks like here in the Philippines.

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Bamboo Furniture

These Bamboo Furniture are display in Minglanilla, Cebu.


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Boat Building
Apr 29, 2018 by Peter White


Philippine Fishing Boat Construction
Jan 4, 2019


Mindoro Jade (Nephrite), "Luntiang Bato"

The Iraya Mangyan of Mindoro risk their lives and limbs just to mine for what they call "Mindoro Jade," a mineral abundant in their area. Despite the hazards and the meager income they get out of it, the natives stick to the only source of income they've known all their lives.

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Philippine Jade Artifacts

Jade de Mindoro Products

Biggest Palladium Deposits Discovered
Nov 17, 2014

The Philippines could be one of the richest countries in Asia, following the discovery of the world’s biggest Palladium reserve off the coasts of Negros, Panay, Mindoro, and Romblon Islands, south of Luzon.
Palladium is one of the most precious and rare metals used in jewelries, electronics, and automotive mainly in catalytic converters. Look also HERE and the Video

Making a Parol: Filipino Christmas star-shaped lantern - Tutorial - Etc.
Paranaque dollmakers

preserve traditions of 'sunduan' and 'komedya'


Boy Tsinelas: Crafting action figures out of flip-flops
October 21, 2017

'Boy Tsinelas' Elmer Padilla gives The Hulk movie star Mark Ruffalo an action figure he made out of scrap materials

Philippine Cigars, Brands, History and production
Handmade Cigars in The Philippines

Tabaqueria de Filipinas Cigar (TDF) may be one of the jewels of the Philippines.   Better than a Cuban cigar.

Tabaqueria de Filipinas (TDF)

The family has been involved in the manufacturing of Philippine cigars for over 40 years.

We invite you to try our quality, hand-crafted cigars and enjoy a taste of the Islands.


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Cigar production Philippines 1960 - Girls roll cigars from leaves in La Flor de la Isabela, Inc. the Tabacalera van Manila

MichaelRogge wrote: Yes, I am very sure that this was taken at La Flor de la Isabela, Inc., which was a sister company of Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas or Tabacalera. It is sad that La Flor was sold by Tabacalera to a chinese company some 15 years ago and they have relocated far from the original site. When I retired from Tabacalera in 1998 I have lost contact of La Flor, so I don't know if these girls are still with La Flor or are still alive.
Tabacalera roller wrapping cigars (2012)

A torcedora ("female cigar roller" in Spanish) at Tabacalera Incorporada adds a "wrapper" to a "bunch", giving the cigar its final look. The bunch forms the meat of the cigar.

Founded in 1881, Tabacalera is the Philippines' oldest cigar company and one of the oldest in the world.


The Tobacco History in the Philippines

The Video: A day in the life of a tobacco farmer
May 28, 2017
Constancia Fernandez, 67, has been a tobacco farmer for the last 50 years. She sees herself planting tobacco for the rest of her life.

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KABILIN Mga Naandang Mugna ug Pamaagi

Know the background and process of making brooms, feather duster and a lot more with this episode of Kabilin.


Stickbroom maker in Pampanga

Coconut palm with binomial name cocos nucifera and belongs to the family of Arecaceae. Speaking of great versatility when it comes to domestic and industrial, coconut is one of them, from its leaves to roots are usable, coconut leaves are the essential sources in making stick broom. The stick broom is frequently used in cleaning yards or gardens but not limited into that can be used also for dusting and removing spider webs on house's walls and ceilings. Stick Brooms can be found in traditional markets and very cheap household cleaner.

and the Video in the album Great Places to Visit the album Tarlac Province:
The humans of Tarlac
Published on Aug 28, 2018
In the video, Drew Arellano visits Tarlac to meet the fastest tiger grass broom maker in San Clemente.
He also joins the volunteers of Project Liwanag, an org that aims to help the Aetas in the province by providing solar powered lights for their everyday needs.

Crafts for a cause at Kultura Filipino

Fine Furniture and Crafts at Kultura Filipino

Marquina Shoemaker
San Antonio Village, Makati

the Video: Marquina's shoeroom  in the album Philippine Handicrafts
Jun 3, 2018
Welcome to Marquina's 'shoeroom,' where delayed gratification means receiving a pair of beautiful, handmade leather shoes.
Here’s where you can get handmade leather shoes from Marikina

Find your perfect Marikina-made shoe in this Makati 'shoeroom'
Vernise L Tantuco June 04, 2018

  Django Leather Art & Craft

established in 1993 by Antonio "Django" Valmores. Each design is the blend of the creative ingenuity of several indigenous artists of Boracay Island and Malay and the critical supervision of Django himself.

the Video in the album Philippine Handicrafts

Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay


Romblon marble production from mining to the finish products

ROMBLON is the place where marble products are originaly made. It is the primary livelihood of the people there. there's a lot of marble products ROMBLON can offer. Romblon Marble is noted to be the strongest marble in the world, with many marble quarries located on the Island of Romblon. Romblon Marble Industry produces high quality Tiles, Tables, Slabs, with an unbelievable amount of hand carved marble products.

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Bayambang, Pangasinan lands on Guinness World Records
April 17, 2019

Bayambang's St Vincent Ferrer statue, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty, wins the record for the world's 'tallest bamboo sculpture'

The Video: San Vicente Ferrer statue awarded tallest bamboo statue by the Guinness World of Records
Orange Magazine TV Apr 5, 2019

Feast of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Modern Art

Filipino jeepney arts

Show of art murals on Philippine major roads With improvised CD Roms digital stereo sounds, TV and flares of real life stories The creative jeepney art designs have stories to tell.

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Jeepney Arts Festival

Artes de las Filipinas is a website on Philippine arts and culture

5th Tam-Awan International Arts Festival 2014

In tandem with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) celebration of National Heritage Month (TAOID) in a bid to preserve local heritage, the 5th Tam – Awan International Arts Festival (TIAF) came to life, themed, "Cordilleran Stories: Rituals and Beliefs" last May 2014.

27 Aug 2014


Made By Hand In The Philippines
Many common objects and some less common objects are usually made by hand in the Philippines. Machines are expensive compared to people so it is usually cheaper to make things by hand. Materials are often natural or are recycled from manufactured items. Jul 7, 2015 by/Peter White

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Fibers, Weaving, Textiles, Hand Embroidery, etc.

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album Textiles - all types - & weaving

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The Fiber Industry Development Authority - FIDA

Informations about the use etc. of

Abaca - Silk - Maguey - Piña - Coir - Salago

Habi, The Philippines Textile Council
Established in 2009 after the hosting of the Second ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, Habi The Philippines Textile Council, sees as its mission the preservation, promotion, and enhancement “of Philippine textiles through education, communication and research using public and private sources”

The Videos in the album Habi, The Philippines Textile Council:

'HABI: PH Textile Council' hopes to revive textile, cotton industry with upcoming online fair
Oct 18, 2020 ANC 24/7
HABI, the Philippine Textile Council, hopes to revive the textile and cotton industry with its upcoming online 'Likhang HABI' fair this October 21 to 27 at

How the local weaving industry is coping amid the pandemic
Mar 22, 2021 CNN Philippines
Len Cabili, founding member of 'HABI: The Philippine Textile Council,' talks to CNN Philippines about the importance of textile to the Filipino identity.

Support the weaving industry from home: Likhang HABI goes online
Oct 20, 2020 Winona Castelo
For the first time since its conception in 2009, the annual Likhang Habi Market Fair is going online. Habi, usually held at the Glorietta activity center in Makati City, helped bridge producers to buyers – eventually linking them to the international market.

Support local weavers, artisans in the first virtual Likhang Habi Market Fair
Ves Garcia October 21, 2020
Likhang Habi Online Market Fair
Habi: The Philippine Textile Council launched its first virtual Likhang Habi Market Fair, a pioneer in artisan fairs since 2009, in line with their advocacy for the local weaving community, today, Oct. 21.


Preserving the Local Culture
21 Mar 2021 CNN Philippines

Shambala Living Museum’s Riza Matibag-Muyot and Wenya PH’s Eica Co share how they strive to preserve local culture by showcasing the Ifugao heritage and promoting local weaves on The Story of the Filipino.

How non-timber forest products preserve living traditions in the Philippines
Mavic Conde August 04, 2019

Through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ School of Living Traditions, a cultural master teaches the skills and techniques of doing a traditional art or craft.
It takes mental precision to create intricate hand-woven patterns. To consistently do that is amazing.
Indeed, from hinabol of Higaonons in Bukidnon, tingkep of Pala’wan in Palawan, and monom of Teduray in Maguindanao, among other hand-woven crafts in the Philippines come with detailed designs that depict mastery of skill and patience with the unhurried way of life.
However with modern challenges, these artisanal traditions may disappear.

ANTHILL Fabric Gallery
Pedro Calomarde St. cor Acacia St. Gorordo Avenue, Lahug
6000 Cebu City

The dream weavers
WITH the tradition of Philippine weaving slowly dying out, one enterprise in the Queen City is doing everything it can to do exactly the opposite: Making it thrive again.
Enter Anthill (Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous/ Ingenious Little Livelihood seekers) Fabric Gallery, a social and cultural enterprise that aims and works toward preserving and promoting Philippine weaving traditions. But to truly appreciate and understand the beauty that is Anthill, one must delve deeper into how it all came to be.


is a social business enterprise committed to work with kulaman community of weavers to produce an indigenous woven cloth from a plant called musa textilis or also known as abaca. ETHNIKO FILIPINO produces a line of eco-ethical, high quality, fashionable bags and handicrafts that are 100% handmade. The enterprise also is committed to give hope and better living status to the marginalized community of weavers through a sustainable and scalable business. ETHNIKO FILIPINO may want to effect change in the lives of this community of weavers, through a fair wage in order to help them in their future.

the Official Video

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The Bamboo fibre

is a regenerated cellulosic fibre from the bamboo plants. Its starchy pulp is produced from the bamboo stems and leaves through a procedure of alkaline hydrolysis and multi-phase bleaching. Further chemical processes also help in processing the bamboo fibre.

DoST-PTRI promotes bamboo textile processing technology
September 27, 2020 Dhel Nazario
Bamboo textile processing technology is being promoted by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute for the production of natural blended yarns and woven fabrics to maximize local bamboo as a vast natural resource.

Why Bamboo

Bamboo textile

Bamboozled? Getting the facts on Bamboo Textiles
December 18, 2018 by leah nielsen

The Videos

How is Bamboo Fabric Made?
1 What is the Bamboo Fabric?
2 Why Organic Bamboo Fabric is So Popular?
3 Interesting Facts about Bamboo Textile
4 How is Bamboo Made into Fabric - with Video
5 In Short

What is Bamboo Fabric: Properties, How its Made and Where
Sewport Support Team August 01, 2021

Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines

A Description of the Chief Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines, their Distribution, Method of Preparation, and Uses

Theodore Muller

Rattan Products

product information and a small selection of potential sellers

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Pinoy Arts in Fashion!
GMA Public Affairs February 25, 2021

Mula sa sayaw, kanta at mga larawan, makikita ang kultura ng Pinoy. Pero ngayong umaga, ibinida ng UH Barkada ang Pinoy arts sa pananamit at fashion! Ano-anong damit at accessories kaya ang puwedeng gamitin habang ipinagmamalaki ang ating kultura?


Filipino Tribal Textile (and Tattoo) designs

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5 things to ask before buying indigenous weaves
Vernise L. Tantuco October 21, 2017

Bright colors and cool patterns are making their way to our day-to-day outfits – but how do you make sure you're not appropriating a culture?


Creating Filipino Barong

Breed of craftsman gearing extinction.


Hand Embroidery
ABS-CBN News 21, 2019

The video features the legacy embossed in the embroidery industry of Lumban, Laguna. Historian Romel Estrella discusses how the tradition has been passed down through generations. Monica de Ramos, the province's oldest living embroiderer at 87, recalls how she learned the intricate art of decorative stitching.

Namarabar: The community reviving natural dyes in the Philippines
Dumay Solinggay May 20, 2018

Sometimes, all we need to do is take is 180-degree turn to tradition and a little bit of tigi (crazy) imagination.
Many buyers are looking for organic textiles and so weavers in the Cordilleras are taking a 180-degree turn to tradition – one of which is natural dyeing.


Kalinga's Laga
ABS-CBN News May 31, 2019
Learn how tradition breeds profits in the village of Mabilong in Lubuagan, Kalinga. The video introduces Iglay Tallog, the best back strap weaver in Mabilong
'Kinakalingang Habi,' dokumentaryo ni Howie Severino
GMA Public Affairs Jun 24, 2019
Can a proud cultural tradition survive the onslaught of the modern world? Lubuagan in Kalinga province is a laboratory for finding out.
The town is known throughout the Cordillera region for its expert back-strap weavers and their colorful, intricate designs, an ancient crafts industry centered in the village of Mabilong. These have not only served as items for barter for generations, but a connection to their ancestors and weaving predecessors.

Look the FULL description in English and Filipino languages
Cordillera by the thread
Children’s books pass down traditional weaving, indigenous knowledge to young generation
Vincent Cabreza November 08, 2020

Fata’an grew up watching her village elders weave special kinds of garment for the dead in Barangay Can-eo up in Bontoc, Mountain Province.
Although taught the rudimentary weaving skill at a young age, Fata’an was forbidden from making death blankets and clothing for “kachangyan,” or the community elite.

How the women of Marawi weave hope through textiles
Bea Cupin May 23, 2018

Sinagtala is not about its textiles but the stories of its female weavers who persevere despite all odds

The Video: 'Hinabing Pag-asa'
GMA Public Affairs Published on May 7, 2019

Almost two years after the siege in Marawi ended, the city remains in rubbles. For the Maranao people, the war did not just destroy their homes, it also threatened their tradition and culture.
Weaving is both a livelihood and tradition for the Maranao people. It is often passed on to the eldest daughter. In Muslimah's case, she lost her first born during the war. Who then would continue the tradition of weaving in their family?

FEU, Kandama showcase creations of Ifugao weavers and designers
August 12, 2017

'The partnership reminds us that innovation and collaboration are crucial to worthy causes such as cultural preservation,” says FEU assistant VP for academic services Joeven Castro.

Showcasing the beauty of Mindanao
Ezra Ferraz Apr 04, 2015

Social enterprise Vesti wants Filipinos to go beyond the headlines about Mindanao and see that it has more to offer through its handcrafted textile products

Daily tradition to high fashion: Weaving the old and new with Maguindanao’s colorful inaul
Claire Madarang March 29, 2019

From a necessary skill to feed families and from early traditional patterns to modern ones in gowns in fashion shows, Maguindanao’s inaul remains rich and vibrant

Inaul Festival

T’boli family turns traditional ‘t’nalak’ weaving into a variety of products

Davao Ethnic Weaves

e.g. T'nalak

The Designer Host Brian Tenorio goes around ManilaFAME trade show with Bogart the Explorer from Davao and tries on pieces of authentic Filipino woven fabrics.


A Family Affair (Bai Yabing’s Dream)
Apr 22, 2021 ABS-CBN News

Dream Weavers etc. of the T'boli tribe

Videos about the T'boli dreamweavers their T'nalak cloth and other crafts. This tribe of South Cotabato, in the southern Mindanao province, relies on its cultural traditions of brassware, beadwork, and particularly the weaving of backloomed abaca fabric for providing income. For this they have maintained traditions that have continued for centuries, into the distant past.

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Traditional weaving

Clothing and costumes resonate the grammar of a culture that brings together the strands of history so that the weavers and their artistry are forever preserved through civilizations. Before seen in one major collection on weaving. It is a celebration of the weaving tradition, and a tribute to the indigenous women of the Philippines who have lovingly created textiles of refined craftsmanship and distinction.


The endangered art of hablon weaving

Weaving was pre-colonial Iloilo's economy’s driver. Modern day Iloilo struggles to preserve the rich tradition. Nov 12, 2015 Look more HERE

Weaving, Weddings and Wears

The Yakan people

a indigenous muslim tribe native to the tropical island of Basilan, located in the Sulu Archipelago in the most southern region of the Philippines. Recognised primarily for their remarkable technicolor geometric weaves and distinctive face decorations used in their traditional ceremonies

Robredo eyes weaving center, cooperative for Yakan tribe in Basilan
Mara Cepeda June 29, 2018
Vice President Leni Robredo says she also plans to link the Yakan weavers with entrepreneurs from Metro Manila who can help them have better access to the market to sell their products


is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple plant and is commonly used in the Philippines. Since piña is from a leaf, the leaf has to be cut first from the plant. Then the fiber is pulled or split away from the leaf. Most leaf fibers are long and somewhat stiff. Each strand of the piña fiber is hand scraped and is knotted one by one to form a continuous filament to be handwoven and then made into a piña cloth.

Legarda seeks law to preserve 'piña' fiber weaving traditions
July 18, 2021 Roy Mabasa
House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, known for her advocacies to promote Philippine culture worldwide, has called for the sustenance and preservation of piña and piña seda (pineapple fiber) weaving traditions and productions through responsive legislation.

Pineapple fiber treatment facility to rise in Ormoc City
July 12, 2021 Charissa Luci-Atienza

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has funded a project seeking the establishment of a pineapple fiber treatment center in Ormoc City in Leyte.
“To further enhance value-adding initiatives for the pineapple fiber industry, the DOST VIII will be providing assistance for the adoption in Ormoc City, Leyte of the pineapple fiber degumming technology developed by the DOST-Philippine Textile Research and Development Institute (PTRI),” de la Peña said.


Pineapple leaf fibre fabric dates back to hispanic times
the Videos

Pineapple fibre processing and cloth weaving

Spanish Red

Documentary about the making prof pineapple fiber and fabrics.

and Pineapple Fashion

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Weaving Piña Cloth

Pagkigue, paghugas, pagpisi, pagpanug-ot, pagtalinuad and paghaboe. These Filipino words come together to make the piña cloth - an exquisite and delicate handwoven cloth made from the fibers of the pineapple plant's leaves. Once used for traditional clothes like the Barong Tagalog, this pineapple silk is now becoming popular across the world for it's organic, airy textile. Uploaded Feb 13, 2012


Spanish Red

Documentary about the making prof pineapple fiber and fabrics.


Pineapple fibre processing and cloth weaving
The women weavers of Basey
Dennis Amata August 25, 2015

'If women weavers are empowered to negotiate and market, they will be able to get more income'
The town of Basey in Western Samar is known for its colourful and unique “tikog” handicrafts. Tikog is a native reed plant used as a raw material for mat weaving in the town.


in the album Philippine Handicrafts

Philippine mats - Banig: a symbol of Filipino culture - It's more than just a mat!

A short documentary film featuring the lives of local mat weavers in a very small town in Leyte, Philippines. This documentary shows you how to weave eco-friendly Philippine mats (banig) and how this industry provides livelihood to the community. Banig is an earth-friendly handwoven mat made from an indigenous reed named tikog, is usually used for sleeping and organic beach mats. Director and Scriptwriter: Jovel Cipriano, Director of Photography and Editor: Dominic Lim, Producer: Travamat


Mat weavers of Tawi-Tawi ride the waves of change
The Sama Dilaut women struggle to preserve their craft on mat-weaving despite changing times. Jun 13, 2015
Crochet, you stay: Why this old craft has millennial makers hooked
Jul 16, 2021 Amanda T. Lago

In the middle of a pandemic, young people are turning to an unexpected hobby
Crochet has come a long way from being a Catholic schoolgirl’s dreaded class project, or that thing that only your lola knows how to do.


Despite old age, crocheter works hard to make a living
Aug 12, 2017

Nanay Ely is one of the hundreds of Filipino senior indigents who are still working despite old age.

These island women’s quilts have traveled abroad

Caohagan island, Cebu

Cris Evert B. Lato

Silkworms give Philippine farming town a makeover
Silk Production Silk Production in the Philippines
Pearls & Jewelry - Etc.

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How pearls are made

Puerto Galera is a listed by the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World, and is the only bay in the Philippines to be listed there. This coastal town is well known among tourists for its numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling and Scuba diving spots. The area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia. The marine environment has benefited in recent years from the influx of tourist dollars. This has seen a huge reduction in the number of fishermen in the area, as they gain higher revenue from tourists.


Golden South Sea Pearls

In 1979, a Filipino entrepreneur and a French pearl farming specialist established Jewelmer with the mission of producing and exporting South Sea cultured pearls, grown in the rare Pinctada maxima oyster. After 20 years of patience and passion, Jewelmer was able to produce the golden South Sea pearl - the rarest of the South Sea variety.

The Story of the Golden South Sea Pearls


Examples of Philippine Jewelry

Philippine fine jewelry industry - AVP


Bedido - Philippine Jewelry

Showcasing of Philippines best design of fashion jewelry. The best source of Philippines shell jewelry, Philippine wooden jewelry and Philippines coco jewelry. All are handmade to perfection.


Fine Jewelry
ABS-CBN News 14, 2019


Pinoy pride Jewelry, fashionable and patriotic pieces
Mar 17, 2017
The rich culture and heritage of the Philippines has become one of the biggest inspirations for local designers.

World-class jewelry with European design, Filipino craftsmanship
Carol Ramoran July 09, 2017

Jewelry brand Konplott, which has 55 stores around Europe, sells jewelry exclusively made in the Philippines – a combination of European design and Filipino craftsmanship.

Iloilo's 'mermaid' women turn beach trash into wearable art
Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay March 30, 2019

Using beach trash as material, the women artists of Kataw design and create vibrant jewelry – all inspired by years of living close to the sea

Sea glass jewelry
including necklaces, pendants, bracelets and anklets
RACHEL ARANDILLA December 15, 2020

WOMEN and jewelry - it’s been a special relationship since the dawn of mankind.
Sea glass comes from pieces of glass that have tumbled around in the sea for several decades until their edges are smooth and they get this beautiful frosted texture.


‘Mother of all pearls’: Biggest pearl in the world uncovered, worth $100 million
ITV Report 22 August 2016
The Puerto Princesa City, Palawan would likely earn another prestigious title and a record breaker for having the WORLD'S BIGGEST NATURAL GIANT PEARL FROM A GIANT CLAM (34 Kilograms) after being certified for its authenticity.

and HERE


Pearl farming.

The Story of the Golden South Sea Pearl

This video will give you a look at the beauty of the Philippines, the farm workers, and the passion that drives them. This is the golden South Sea pearl. March of 2011 a team of four went on a journey around the world to discover the cultured pearl. It takes about 5 years to produce a single south sea golden pearl from a very rare type of oyster. These mother and donor oysters were discovered, after much hardship and cultured.

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Gazini Ganados' Philippine flag-inspired earrings
December 03, 2019

Gazini's 'Watawat' earring are by accessories designer Kathryn Fanlo

Ancient Goldworking & Treasures

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The great Sri Vishaya

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In 1981, Berto Morales, a farmer employed as a bulldozer operator in an irrigation project in Surigao struck gold. He discovered a treasure trove of gold ornaments while bringing down a hill to collect filling materials. The discovery, hitherto unknown to the public, is among the largest collection of Philippine archaeological gold in the country as well as in the rest of the world.

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Ancient Visayan Goldworking

The many different kinds of large and small beads, all of what they call filigree work here.. is clear evidence that they did careful, delicate and beautiful work even better in their antiquity than now since all the ancient gold work is of higher gold content and craftsmanship than what is being made now... [like the kamagi], a piece of jewelry of greater value and curiosity than could be expected of a people apparently so crude and uncivilized (Alcina 1668a, 3:121). As Alcina said century later, "One who knows how to make them today is hard to find." Source: Barangay: Sixteenth-Century Philippine Culture and Society by William Henry Scott



Philippine Treasures, a special documentary about some of the country's historical artifacts, most important relics from the Philippines' literally rich pre-colonial past and many others. The documentary is hosted by Ms. Mel Tiangco with reporting by Mariz Umali, Cesar Apolinario, Tina Panganiban-Perez, and John Consulta.


Forgotten Philippines: Gold of Ancestors part 1, 2 & 3 Gold found in the Sitio Magruyong site sheds a light on the important relationship between Southeast Asian Srivijayan empire and the Philippines


Philippines Most Stunning Archaeological Discoveries
Nov 30, 2016

7. Bolinao Skull
6. Callao Man
5. Manungul Jar
4. Oton Mask
3. Golden Tera
2. Laguna Copper Plate Inscription
1. San Diego Astrolabe


Ang lihim ng Tara sa Agusan del Sur
Apr 2, 2018

Taong 1917 nang natagpuan sa Agusan del Sur ang Golden Tara na tinatayang milyon ang halaga. Pero kamakailan lang, isang mas malaking tara ang natagpuan naman sa isang kuweba sa Mindanao pa rin. Saan nagmula ang mga rebultong ito?


Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms Exhibit
Nov 15, 2015

During opening weekend I visited the Asia Society Museum in NYC to see for myself the wonderful gold artifacts from the Philippines that depict our rich heritage and precolonial history prior to the arrival of the Spaniards.

The Golden Tara of Agusan

is a 21-carat golden figurine of the Hindu-Buddhist goddess named "Tara" of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism. Sitting cross-legged, it measures over 5 inches tall, and weighs nearly 4 pounds. It has a richly-adorned headdress and many ornaments on its arms and other parts of its body. The religious statuette was stumbled on by a woman of the Manobo tribe, jutting out from the muddy banks of the Wawa River in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur, after a storm and flood during 1917.

The image corroborates a single cultural sphere that developed in the archipelagic regions of Southeast Asia during the height of trade between Butuan and the rest of the Sri Vijaya Empire.

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Gold death mask found in Plaza Independencia
he Heritage of Cebu

Bisayans who could afford would cover their deads eyes, nose and mouth with gold so that they would be welcomed well in the next world.

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Painters - Muralists - BodyPainters - Sculptors - Ceramic artists - Woodcarvers, etc. and their works

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Ang Panagtagbo
Aug 26, 2021 Sugbuanong Kabilin

Kabilin steps into the artistic world of historical paintings through the works of renowned Cebuano artist Jun Impas as he brings to life ten significant events that happened 500 years ago when Magellan arrived on the shores of Cebu.


Damian Domingo (1796-1834)

was active in Manila in the early part of the 19th century as a painter of portrait miniatures and religious images. He also produced albums illustrating the native costumes of the era for collectors. His place in Philippine art history is assured by his efforts to systematize the study of art along Western principles.

A documentary by the Vibal Foundation/ Vibal Publishing House Multimedia.

Look the full description of the video and more about Damian Domingo HERE

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This is the Philippines
Catriona Gray showcases PH's rich heritage
Cat'elle December 09, 2018

This is the Philippines shows Catriona taking a tour of Luzon. She traveled to Manila, Pampanga, and Rizal, where she showed off Intramuros, Luneta Park, the art of the Higantes, parol (lantern) making, and paintings by the country's national artists.

the article HERE

Juan Luna y Novicio

born in Ilocos Norte on October 23, 1857, and died in Hong Kong on December 7, 1899 was an Ilocano Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists.

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Juan Luna As An Artist by Jez Morcilla

Jez Morcilla wrote on Aug 2, 2010 - This is just a short presentation about Juan Luna for my Art Class (HUA 101). I personally made this as a tribute for his great artworks. Here, you can see Luna's different paintings. They are very historical, and sentimental, most especially with the Filipinos. They are truly interesting. Enjoy! Thanks!
Juan Luna's Paintings

Juan Luna was a Filipino painter and a good brother to Gen. Antonio Luna. he was one of the early group of painters trained in Europe whose themes and style broke away from the conventions of religious painting in the Philippines. A skilled realist, his famous "Spolarium" earned him the gold medal in the 1884 exposition in Spain. His achievement was celebrated by the Propagandists as a proof of how Filipino genius can stand to the talents of Europe.
Juan Luna sa Paris
Feb 29, 2016 - Date aired: February 27, 2016
Sa paghahanap ni Howie Severino sa dating tirahan at tambayan ng pintor na si Juan Luna, iba't ibang misteryo rin ang kaniyang natuklasan.
JUAN LUNA: Bakit pinatay ....? Reflections in Filipino - E. San Juan, Jr.

felixrazon wrote on Jan 31, 2010 - Sequenced images of Juan Luna's paintings, self-portraits, icons, and his milieu, including General Antonio Luna, Jose Rizal, Pardo de Tavera family, etc. to begin to provoke/evoke/elicit questions and inquiries into the slaying of his wife & mother-in-law, his mysterious death in Hong Kong, and Gen. Antonio Luna's assassination by Emilio Aguinaldo and his clansmen (as Nick Joaquin vividly describes it in A QUESTION OF HEROES)
Juan Luna's Spoliarium at the National Museum (2 videos in this sub-album)

Excerpt of heritage expert John Silva's remarks on Juan Luna's monumental painting Spoliarium, housed at the Philippine National Museum

The Spoliarium is a painting by Filipino artist Juan Luna. The painting was submitted by Luna to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884, where it garnered a gold medal. In 1886, it was sold to the Diputación Provincial de Barcelona for 20,000 pesetas. It currently hangs in the main gallery at the ground floor of the National Museum of the Philippines, and is the first work of art that greets visitors upon entry into the museum. - Look the full description of the Spoliarium video HERE
Miniature 'Spoliarium': Real or fake?
Aug 29, 2018
A miniature version of the Spoliarium by renowned Filipino artist Juan Luna has surfaced. It is dated a year earlier, before the world-famous painting won a competition. But there are questions on its authenticity.

Rare letter details Juan Luna’s life in prison
March 09, 2018

Read the artist's letter in full text

The Juan Luna Shrine (Museum)

The recreation of Juan Luna's home in Ilocos Norte reveals not just the artist but also the simple man behind the person we know as a patriot

Badoc’s hidden gem, Ilocos Norte, is a reconstruction of the two-storey house in which the patriot and foremost Filipino painter was born on October 24, 1857 (The original house burned down in 1861). Luna was the son of Joaquin Luna and Laureana Vovicio. He was instrumental in placing Philippine art and culture on the world map. The restored two-storey residence of Juan Luna which now serves as a museum. The museum houses replicas of Luna's paintings and restored furnishings (old kitchen implements, glassware, furniture, horse-carriage, prayer room, etc.) but his original tools, palettes, brushes, and easels were there.

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Félix Resurrección Hidalgo y Padilla

February 21, 1855 - March 13, 1913

was a Filipino artist. He is acknowledged as one of the great Filipino painters of the late 19th century.

Fabian de la Rosa

May 5, 1869 - December 14, 1937 was the brightest name in Philippine painting after Luna and certainly the leading master of genre in the first quarter of the century. Particularly noted for being an outstanding painter of women’s portraits, alongside Juan Luna and his nephews, Pablo and Fernando Amorsolo.

Look also HERE

the Video

Fabian de la Rosa and His Time

A video, produced by, in cooperation with the UP Vargas Museum, traces the life and career of the internationally-acclaimed 20th century Filipino master whose rightful place in Philippine art history has been obscured alongside his more illustrious predecessors, Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, and his famous protégé and nephew, Fernando Amorsolo.

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto

May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972 was one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. Born in Paco, Manila, he earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909

Fernando Amorsolo, the genius behind the brush

Introducing Fernando Amorsolo to a new generation

Read about his brother Pablo Amorsolo

Videos and Photos

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto

The life and paintings of the great filipino painter


Perlas ng Silanganan: Animated Paintings of Fernando Amorsolo's Definition of Filipina Beauty
May 29, 2016
Just in time for Fernando Amorsolo's 124th birth anniversary, Artist Bryle Flores shares his tribute to the Maestro, an animated rendition of the Grand Old Man's paintings of Filipina beauty.

Check out the process in making this video HERE

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the Videos


Featuring a lot of Paintings of Maestro Fernando Amorsolo


Bayan Ko

A patriotic song that portrays love to the Philippines with paintings of Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto

Jun Impas, portrait painter
JUN Impas’ studio in Barangay Guadalupe is air-conditioned, with one glass wall to let natural light filter in. He is at work on a large canvas depicting a scene from the Iloilo Dinagyang festival. It is a commissioned work and reflects his stature as an artist in the Philippine scene, not just in Cebu.
Impas said his real name is Florentino and that he was born to a poor family - his father, a fisherman, and his mother, a plain housewife. He had to support himself to be able to finish high school. He was an artist even then, and supported himself by painting movie billboards.

Facebook - The Video

Dante Hipolito

Born in San Andres 1959. He is known as a Hyper-realists Artist. He studied at Philippine Women's University, 1977-81. Among his batch mates were hyper-realist Chris Mirang and Carlo Magno. In the mid 80's, he worked as an illustrator at Kalaro publishing ,doing a magazine for children under editor Lorna Kalaw Tirol. After a short stint as a seaman in Singapore, He went back to work as an artist at Adformatrix Agency, and then at FCB Intl. in 1993, He worked as an art director for a Saudi Arabian Advertising Firm, and was active with Pinta Pilipino Art Group.

Look the Video It's More Fun in the Philippines - Paintings by Dante D. Hipolito by Hipolito Studio

Vicente Silva Manansala January 22, 1910 - August 22, 1981

Honored as National Artist in Painting in 1981, Vicente S. Manansala is considered the country’s pioneer in Cubism. He was one of the Thirteen Moderns led by Victorio C. Edades, and was one of the Big Three in the modernist movement, along with Cesar Legaspi and H. R. Ocampo. In addition, he formed the group of Neo-Realists together with Romeo Tabuena and Anita Magsaysay-Ho.

Look also HERE

the Videos - 1 album:
Paintings of Vicente Silva Manansala
How rivals for Manansala's works became his true champions
Jul 7, 2018
The Friends of Manansala Foundation, Inc. is focused on documenting and cataloguing his works to help preserve his legacy.

born: Santa Cruz, Manila 28 Apr 1911 dead: Caloocan City, 28 Dec 1978. National Artist in Painting. is a Filipino National Artist in the visual arts. He is also fictionist, a playwright and editor.


Look this as pdf HERE or Video

Serious doubts cast on newly emerged cache of HR Ocampo paintings

Cid Reyes


From Social Realism to the Specter of Abstraction
Conceptualizing the Visual Practices of H.R. Ocampo
Jonathan Beller


Leopoldo Aguinaldo, Jr.

famously known as Lee Aguinaldo 5 September 1933-16 January 2007, was a pioneer of the modern abstract movement in the Philippines. He was considered among the foremost modernists in the country. He was among the first in the local art industry who adopted the ideas of Pop Art through incorporating objects and printed media. He is dubbed as "Mr. Cool of Philippine Art. - They say an artist is immortalized and lives on even after his death through his works. Such is the case for Leopoldo “Lee” Aguinaldo Jr.

Lee Aguinaldo

In Retrospect - Look the full description of the video HERE

A mini-biography of Lee Aguinaldo

Elmer Borlongan

(1967- ) is a contemporary Philippine painter. He is one of the CCP Thirteen Artists Awardees. He and his artist-wife, Plet C. Bolipata, live in San Antonio, Zambales.

He started taking painting lessons under Fernando Sena when he was 11. He studied at the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts, Major in Painting.

He has held numerous exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad. He was an Artist-in-Residence in ARCUS Ibaraki, Japan in 1996. He has works in the collections of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum, BenCab Museum and the Pinto Art Museum. He currently resides with his artist-wife Plet C. Bolipata in San Antonio, Zambales.

the Video

Get to know painter Elmer Borlongan as he talks about his life and his personal, artistic journey through the years

Reporter and interviewer: Carol Ramoran
Associate Producer: Dindin Reyes
Cameraman: Adrian Portugal
Visual Editor: Emerald Hidalgo

Shot at the Ayala Museum - Mar 14, 2014

Pacita Abad September 5, 1946 - December 7, 2004

was born in Basco, Batanes, a small island in the northernmost part of the Philippines, between Luzon and Taiwan. Her more-than-thirty-year painting career began when she traveled to the United States to undertake graduate studies: Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC. She had over 40 solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in the U.S., Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. She also participated in more than 50 group and traveling exhibitions throughout the world. Abad's work is now in public, corporate and private art collections in over 70 countries.


Anita Corpus Magsaysay-Ho 1914–2012

One of the Thirteen Moderns

Paintings of Anita Magsaysay-Ho, gnwa q present'n sa subj. "phil. vissual arts"

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Jose V. “Pitok” Blanco

Jose Blanco (1932 – 2008)

Blanco Family Museum in Angono

Cesar Legaspi 1917–1994

honored as a National Artist in Visual Arts in 1990, is considered the pioneer of neo-realism in the Philippines. Aside from the monochromatic works in his early years, he exploited the full potential of color in his paintings. A proponent of modern art in the country, Legaspi developed cubism in the Philippine context.

Look also Cesar Legaspi - Artworks and Paintings Collection, look this great article as pdf

and HERE

the Video Cesar Legaspi - The Survivor - Philippine National Artist

The Survivor, video documentary on Philippine National Artist Cesar Legaspi directed by Mario AV Guzman and written by Agnes Cayaban placed 2nd in the Video Documentary Category, 1995 Cultural Center of the Philippines Gawad Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Produced by Artes International and Friends of Mang Cesar, it is based on the book Legaspi: The Making of a National Artist by Alfredo Roces by The Crucible Workshop, 1993.

Mauro 'Malang' Santos
The hard knocks of Malang
January 15, 2006 By Rome Jorge

Look On The Bright Side: Malang 1928-2017
June 18, 2017 - with video
Mauro 'Malang' Santos passed away on June 10, 2017 at the age of 89. Find out more about the life and times of the artist through the eyes of those who knew him best.
Malang was the creator of the comic strip Kosme the Cop (Retired), and later established the gallery Bughouse, which specialized in cartoons.
His art, characterized by vibrant colors and hues, reflect a happy life – devoid of the brooding, mercurial intensity often attributed to artists.
Look the video in HD HERE

Jun Impas, portrait painter
Jenara Regis Newman April 11, 2016

the Video


Carlos Dennis Filart

The body of work of cancer-sufferer Carlos Dennis Filart looks more like the work of several: either idyllic and dreamy, bold and rough, local and unabashed Filipino, or epic and staggering. The subjects and the manners with which he expresses himself run the gamut; there are more than a handful of completely discrete styles.

Advertising art director and painter Carlos Dennis Filart joined his creator the 17th of April 2012. Ave atque Vale, Dennis. Hail and farewell.

Look more about Carlos Dennis Filart HERE

all the photos of his paintings HERE

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National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao

Abdulmari Imao is perhaps the most “Asian” of National Artists for the Visual Arts. Born and raised in Sulu, Imao celebrates his Mindanaoan heritage by drawing inspiration from Tausug and Maranaw art and lore, and from the richness of Southeast Asian mythological traditions. With his consistent and successful use of folk themes, myths and legends, his work strongly links Filipino, Malay and Indonesian cultures together.

Abdulmari Asia Imao is the first Moro, and the only one to date, to be honored as National Artist of the Philippines. Named National Artist for Sculpture in 2006, he articulates Philippine Muslim art and culture through his work not only as a sculptor but also as a painter, photographer, ceramist, documentary film maker, cultural researcher, and writer.

Angel C. Cacnio, pre-eminent Malabon artist

Mr. CACNIO is known for his chronicles of Philippine heritage - historical events, heroic deeds, Filipino legends, traditions and values. He also paints people and scenes from his hometown Malabon that immediately evoke feelings of nostalgia in townmates. His deft strokes are brilliant and bold - leaving no doubt in the viewer's mind about the passion that the artist suffuses into his work.

Look the article about a visit to the house cum art gallery of Angel Cacnio, a new house with a bahay na bato look and filled with the artist's work of arts, paintings and scultures, including those of his son Ferdinand Cacnio

Celso Duazo Pepito
is a graduate of Fine Arts in the University of the Philippines Cebu College in 1981. For him, 'art is not only about beauty but goes beyond it'.

Look also HERE

The Videos: Celso Duazo Pepito of Cebu
Celso Duazo Pepito, is one of Cebu's leading artists and believes that visual artists have the capacity to help promote tourism by depicting scenes that would entice people to visit.

Age is Just a Number: Conchitina Sevilla-Bernardo
Lia S. Bernardo September 5, 2018

Conchitina Sevilla-Bernardo: ‘My anti-aging secret? Painting with my heart and soul’
Ching M. Alano, The Philippine Star July 7, 2019

Notable Cebuanos: Gabriel Abellana, artist

 comes from a family of artists. His father is a sculptor, musician and a dentist. His uncle is considered as one of the most influential artist in Cebu. He is a graduate of Fine Arts at the University of the Phillipines Cebu College.

Look also HERE


Christiane L. de la Paz

Joven Ignacio

is a fine-artist, naturalist and educator whose varied interests provide endless opportunities for exploring the world and sharing his own unique perspective of it. An advocate for nature, the artist/architect has been continuously invited as speaker for various schools and professional organizations for his work as a green designer and for his heritage architecture preservation efforts. He spent his early years at the Ateneo de Manila University before moving on to take up Architecture at the University of the Philippines.

Look the article as pdf HERE


Romeo Carlos

was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines, in 1945. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines and has been a full-time artist and painter of commissioned portraits, landscapes and other subjects since 1984. He has had six solo art exhibitions and been part of several group shows, both in the Philippines and the United States.

Many great different Paintings e.g.

Landscapes - Nudes - Portraits

Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

was a Philippine painter known for his modern abstract works, visual arts, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.

UP Fine Arts and Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. International Shows at the Madrid Museum of Contemporary Art, Galeria Layetanas, Galeria Duntel, Protesen Prague, Winchell and Vermeer in NY, Grayson in Chicago, Philips Cultural Center in Holland - among others.

Look also HERE

the Video:

Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

Tribute Video for Maestro Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi awardee at the 2010 Special Academic Convocation at the Ateneo de Manila University

and few paintings


Victorio C. Edades

December 13, 1895 – March 7, 1985 was a Filipino painter who was the leader of the revolutionary Thirteen Moderns who engaged their classical compatriots in heated debate over the nature and function of art. He was named a National Artist in 1976.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also HERE and HERE

the Video

Victorio C. Edades

Few paintings

Rolando Bautista - Robau

Metro Manila, NCR

the Video

Rolando Bautista - Robau Pastel Paintings
Juvenal Sanso

was born in Reus, Catalonia, Spain in 1929, but moved to Manila five years later, where his family established El Arte Espanol, a wrought-iron business. The young Sanso spent his boyhood in Paco and had many wonderful memories of halcyon days swimming in the Pasig River and family outings to Montalban in Rizal.

Touring San Juan's new Sanso Museum

Painting pots of happiness
What brings you joy
a famous artwork, a nature scene, or yes, a custom portrait of your beloved pet? Lito Sioco can capture it for you
Alya B. Honasan November 08, 2020

There are folks who love art, and folks who love plants, the recently converted plantitos and plantitas of these pandemic times. What happens when these passions meet? Then you have a sure-fire hit, like the one that has been keeping Lito Sioco very busy these days.

Yolanda survivor and renowned mixed media artist

Dante Enage

Mario Parial

born August 13, 1944 is a Multi-awarded Filipino painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer.

the Video

Mario Parial

Multi-awarded Filipino painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer


Environmentalist Ric Obenza
Dec 13, 2019 ABS-CBN News

The video tells the story of 74-year-old artist and environmentalist Ric Obenza. Obenza is known to be one of the stalwart environmentalists in Davao City for his contributions to the development of the area. He narrates how he turns his love for nature into artworks, and how he finds inspiration from painting and planting trees.

Phantasms and fairytales: Michelline Syjuco's 'Revelations
Tedrick Yau January 13, 2018

As one of the country’s illustrious talents, Michelline Syjuco is known for her multifaceted approach to art.
She is known primarily for her contemporary jewelry, accessory designs and for her radical work incorporating torched and rusted hand beaten metal, hand carved wood, and industrial hardware.

Painter Mek Yambao
A graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Santo Tomas, Mek Yambao considers herself a more traditional painter. She is best known for using wood as her medium, after all. She paints in layers of oil media incorporating the wood grain of the panel and laces it with surreal drawings; it’s honest-to-God breathtaking.

“Is This How You See Me?:” Conversations with Painter Mek Yambao in Her Studio
Elisa Aquino July 23, 2019

mekyambao - Instagram


Rustpaintings of Ramon Lopez the first filipino rust painter

Rustpainter (huwaran program) San Jose City - Uploaded Feb 1, 2011

Good News Gamit sa paglikha ng mga obra Ramon

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Igorot solar artist Jordan Mang-osan - Solar Pyrography Drawings
Kaushik Patowary

Mang-osan is an Igorot from the Cordilleras who stays true to his roots by working with raw indigenous materials and focusing on matters that celebrate the rich heritage of his people and his country.
He is one of the founders and current president of the Chanum Foundation, an organization founded in 1996, which aims to create an artist village in the middle of Baguio City. It has since became a hub for art and a studio for budding artists all throughout the country

Look also HERE and the Videos:

Solar Artwork
Feb 2, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Igorot artist Jordan Mang-Osan talks about his solar artwork created out of power from the sun with the help of a magnifying glass.

Solar Drawing
Dec 6, 2019 ABS-CBN News


Robert Alejandro
Feb 7, 2020 ABS-CBN News

The Video features 56-year-old illustrator and graphic artist Robert Alejandro, the man behind Papemelroti business.
Later, Alejandro samples some of his artworks and tells how his love for art saved his life.

In the album For and about Deaf

Deaf pyrographist artist Richard Noriega
Deaf artist, nagpursige upang makaraos sa buhay!
GMA Public Affairs September 27, 2019

Sa halip na magmukmok, nagsumikap ang isang deaf artist Richard Noriega upang maitaguyod ang kanyang buhay! Ngayon, mayroon na siyang sariling kabuhayan bilang isang... pyrographist? Kilalanin siya sa nakakaantig na kuwentong ito!


Waway Saway
Soil Painting
Dec 20, 2019 ABS-CBN News

"Local Legends" meets with 50-year-old Talaandig soil painter Waway Saway to learn more about his art and the lives of the people from his tribe. He talks about the tribe's main source of income and why the Talaandigs are more known for visual arts.

Interview with artist Waway Saway representing Talaandig Artists
Feb 14, 2014 Singapore Art Museum
Interview with Singapore Biennale 2013 artist Waway Saway representing Talaandig Artists from the Philippines.
Get to know the artists and curators in this 45-part series of fresh, fun short films that feature their practice and the process behind their SB2013 artworks.


Anthony "Tonyo" Ebanio

from Benguet has found a unique medium for his masterpieces. He paints with coffee.
May 28, 2015

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Trash to art: Manila's dirty water create masterpieces
May 24 and 25, 2016

Water pollution, though it is one of the most aggravating issues in the country, tends to be too big of an idea for people to chew.

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Alan Cabalfin

An Iloilo painter and sculptor - ceramic artist - visual artist

Alan Cabalfin - an artist of mixed persuasions

Although originally breaking into the Iloilo art scene as a watercolorist, he became well-known as a ceramic artist


Edward Defensor

An Iloilo painter and sculptor - visual artist

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The making of "Ang Lin-ay Sang Iloilo" - The Lady of Iloilo.

Read an excerpts of the artist’s speech during the unveiling of Ilonggo Pride Statue, Lin-ay sang Iloilo, atop the New City Hall in celebration of 74th Charter Day August 25 2011 HERE or as pdf HERE

Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, better known as "BenCab"

;born August 27, 1942 is a Filipino painter and was awarded National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts (Painting) in 2006. He has been noted as "arguably the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists."

Look also HERE

BenCab Museum

The Videos:

Benedicto Cabrera
Jun 3, 2020 NCCA Philippines
Alamin ang kwento ng buhay ng pintor, iskultor at Pambansang Alagad ng Sining Benedicto Cabrera.

BenCab: Finding his muse in the highlands
National Artist Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrera found his sanctuary in Baguio City. How does living in the highlands inspire his work as an artist?
Dec 10, 2014

Rafael Maniago

Rafael was born in the Philippines and has been drawing since childhood.

He attended the University of the East in Manila, where he studied Fine Arts and Commercial Advertisement.

Look also HERE


Homer Fernandez´s Paintings

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Camille Dela Rosa

In her early career, Camille produced spontaneously and exhibited her gardens, churches, landscapes, flowers, portraits, nudes, people in various endeavors, and her abstracts. She was tagged as the "Youngest impressionist painter in the Philippines". Yet suddenly in her 8th year as artist, she became restless and an urge to get out of the doldrums besieged her. She felt the gnawing call to unravel her real psyche. By the year 2009, Camille surprised the art scene when she completely departs from those hedonistic or pleasant to the senses subjects and explore the surreal, the morbid, the mechanical, and the unknown.

the Video


Te de Jesus a.k.a Bruha Eve

was born and raised in Cotabato, Southern Philippines is recognized as the first Filipino woman artist who successfully mounted her first solo art exhibition in the Kuwait. She is also a model, actress and animal lover. She was the first Filipina artist to have an exhibition in Kuwait where her paintings were showcased. She donates half of all proceeds from the sale of her paintings to the Al-Danah Foundation which is dedicated to building day care centers for children and livelihood centers for women in the Philippines.

Bruha Eve - Portrait Of An Artist

Jane Nolasco on TMT featuring Bruha Eve (HD)

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Master of Art: Romeo Romi MananQuil
Thessa Sandoval December 10, 2017

Romeo Castillo MananQuil, born December 1. 1942 in Caloocan, Rizal, eldest of five children of Alfonso Paras Mananquil, Sr. of Pampanga and Gloria Malicdem Castillo of Pangasinan.
Romeo C. MananQuil met an unpaintable culture shock when he decided to relocate his family to Canada in 1985. Everything was alien to him. And he was an alien to everybody. He landed a job as a visual artist - his passport to that subcontinent covering 9,922.33 sq. km. However, he had to grapple with nostalgia. All that he could do to connect with the old country was to reminisce his happy and successful life and career in the third world country of his birth. The site shows many photos of his great work.

Romeo Castillo MananQuil designed the P500 bill with Marcos face. The bill which was never circulated. Look MORE

Danny Castillones Sillada

(born April 27, 1963) is a Filipino surrealist painter, poet, philosopher, essayist, musician, performance artist, and literary, art & cultural critic from Mindanao. He was a recipient of 2003 "Pasidungog Centennial Awards" for literary and visual arts, a centennial event that was attended by the president of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his hometown province in Davao Oriental.

Look also HERE and HERE

the Video: Danny Castillones Sillada
a Filipino multidisciplinary artist – an accomplished surrealist painter, sculpture, installation and performance artist, philosopher, multilingual poet, essayist, musician, photographer. He is also a critic-writer on art, literature, and culture in Manila Bulletin, one of the leading daily papers in the Philippines.

Aris Bagtas

Aris Bagtas’ origin traces back to Obando in Bulacan where he grew up to draw inspiration, is a man who is spiritually guided, a very evident characteristics which he most share in his artworks. As a visual artist, his paintings evolve from the fertile vision of Obando to the Passions of Christ and into the realms of local churches with his murals. A gifted artist who already made numerous solo exhibits under his name and continues to showcase his masterpiece, not just in the Philippines but also abroad, such as London and Vienna, just to name a few.

Look also HERE

the Videos

Aris Bagtas

Portrait of an artist

Nelson Marcelo Castillo, Father of Philippine Miniature Paintings

Over 100 Awards in Different Art Competitons in USA and Philippines
Born in Alaminos Laguna
University of Santo Tomas Graduate - Bachelor of Fine Arts

the Video

Miniature Paintings by Multi-Awarded Filipino Visual Artist / Painter NELSON M. CASTILLO, originally known as the "Father of Philippine Miniature Paintings" with over 100 Awards in Different Art Competitons in USA and Philippines. Born in Alaminos Laguna. University of Santo Tomas Graduate - Bachelor of Fine Arts.

 Romel de la Torre

Born in Cebu City, Philippines in a community of artists, Romel de la Torre's artistic interest started at a very young age. With the encouragement of his parents he began sketching the world around him. He started getting awards and recognition from school competitions and at age 10 appeared on TV after receiving a medal for his painting.

In the late 70's Romel and his family migrated to the United States where he began going to museums studying and learning on his own; works of famous artists like Sargent, Sorolla, Fechin, Mucha, and the American Impressionists. The exposure to these masters' paintings laid a strong foundation to his belief of what great art is.

the Video - slideshow
Romel de la Torre
Video - slideshow of many great paintings

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Alvaro Malig Jimenez

Jimenez specialized on abstract in oil and Philippine Scenery in watercolor until he pioneered leaf paintings and other indigenous materials. After a lot of research and experiments he advanced the art by devising a unique method of preserving Japanese orchid leaves and banana stalks. He is basically a self-taught artist. He finally perfected his medium with treated leaves and banana stalks.


Handicapped painters show works of art

Mayroon mang kakulangan, hindi pa rin matatawaran ang kanilang galing at talento sa pagpipinta. Katunayan, nakakabilib ang kanilang mga obra na akala mo ay gawa ng mga taong walang kapansanan. Jul 30, 2015


Ilonggo doctor's paintings feature local Aetas
In Iloilo City, a doctor has captured the beauty of the local Aeta community through charcoal painting. – ANC, The World Tonight, July 22, 2016

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Junk artist Jezir Lascuña

Conducting Junk art workshops for fun and setting an environmental awareness to save the EARTH.

the Video

Family of painters in La Union bond with art
Carmela Jimenez, Apr 05 2017

the Video
La Union's family of painters
Published on Apr 6, 2017
Meet a family in Luna, La Union who's members all have a talent for painting.

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Carlos Modestpil Francisco (November 4, 1912 – March 31, 1969), popularly known as Botong, was a muralist from Angono, Rizal.

His great works include Blood Compact, First Mass at Limasawa, The Martyrdom of Rizal, Bayanihan, Magpupukot, Fiesta, Bayanihan sa Bukid, Sandugo, Portrait of Purita, The Invasion of Limahong, Serenade, and Muslim Betrothal. Some of his murals have suffered damage over the years. The "Pageant of Commerce" emerged from several years of restoration in 2000. His murals in the lobby of the Philippine General Hospital were restored for the 3rd time in 2007.

He died in poverty from tuberculosis but he was given the highest recognition, the title National Artist of the Philippines - Visual Arts posthumously in 1973.

Look many of his works HERE and the Videos

Carlos "Botong" Francisco


the Video: BARONG TAGALOG - A Balitaw composition by Prof. Santiago S. Suarez as interpreted and recorded by Ruben Tagalog in 1963, where details from two famous mural paintings of costumes by National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco are featured in the video.

Anina Rubio
is a visual artist and muralist.
Her works are driven by her advocacies and passion to promote conservation. She has painted murals across the country and has partnered with communities and companies in promoting sustainability campaigns.

Anina Rubio: Facebook - Instagram - YouTube videos

LOOK: This Filipina Artist Loves Creating Art for a Purpose
Angeline Rodriguez February 18, 2019
I’ve always looked up to artists; but one kind of art I’ve been especially in awe of lately is mural art. How long does it take to create something so beautiful? And what drives people to be so patient and so passionate about that particular art? Anina Rubio is a freelance visual artist who paints murals every now and then.

The Video: Anina Rubio
Mar 8, 2020 CNN Philippines
From artist to art activist, find out how Anina Rubio draws people to support her advocacy through her craft. #ConditionedForGreater


Alfred Galvez

A muralist by profession, Alfred Galvez is also an exquisite Body Painter, Muralist and a dynamic Decorative Artist. His passion for the arts is limitless as he embarks via these paintings to express his own personal thoughts and emotions


A group of young dedicated bodypainters whose goal is to bring to the Filipinos and Asians, the true meaning of body painting as an artform and not just a form of entertainment or accesory to a naked body.


Collection of Bodypainting from 2006 - 2011


Alfred Galvez Murals
Murals at Hotel Elizabeth Cebu
Ceiling Mural of a Narnia Map

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Nino Gallardo Malatag

My beginning as legally recognized individual occurred November 23, 1983 at Cavinti, Laguna but I was raised in the beautiful city of seven lakes, San Pablo City. I was named Nino Gallardo Malatag, a self thought artist.

I realized my talent since when I´m in high school that lead me to join several competitions. I took up Bachelor of science in industrial education to hone my skills... My Body painting was inspired by fashion fusion with nature and abstract concept. I want to be known in my own style and I´m exploring new techniques that will enhance my craft... I Joined several face and body painting competitions since 2010... by God grace I got ranked and recognized and I become popular in my own style

Ben-Hur Villanueva

Sculptor, painter, educator and lecturer, Ben-Hur Villanueva regularly expresses his artistic flair and creative passion at art exhibitions in Manila, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Helsinki, and Havana, Cuba.

Ben-Hur has also served as a president for the Society of Philippine Sculptors (SPS); Art director for the Ephpheta Foundation for the Blind, Inc. and vice president-treasurer for Unescos International Art Association (IAA).

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Ben-Hur Villanueva

The life and art of Ben-Hur Villanueva

Arko ni Apo Art Gallery


 Alfredo N. Duenas - master filipino sculptor

National Artist and sculptor of the Philippines located in Pampanga

National Artist Napoleon Abueva

The Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture died on Friday, February 16, 2018 was 88

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Sculptures of Napoleon Abueva

Napoleon V. Abueva is known as the "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture" and recipient of the most prestigious award, National Artist of the Philippines in 1976 in the fields of Visual Arts (sculpture). He is known also as master of both academic representational style and modern abstract.

Abueva utilized almost all kinds of materials from hard wood (molave, acacia, langka wood, ipil, kamagong, palm wood and bamboo) to adobe, metal, stainless steel, cement, marble, bronze, iron, alabaster, coral and brass.

Anselmo B. Day-ag

was an Ilongot-Ifugao Sculptor, whose works consist of mural relief, monumental landmarks and garden sculptures. His medium - stone, wood, metal, synthetic materials, sand and cement. He was born in 1935 at Nueva Vizcaya and he died in 1980.
He was a fine arts graduate, major in sculpture, minor in ceramics, at the U.P. Diliman in 1957.

Some of his sculptural works are still standing today such as the: the lion's bust in Baguio City, eagle arch in la union, Lapu-lapu shrine in Cebu City, Kiangan war memorial shrine in Kiangan, Mt. Province, Mla. Peninsula arch. facade, Sofitel Htl.'s poolslide, quezon monument and stone carvings in hundred islands.

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Eduardo De Los Santos Castrillo

(born October 31, 1942) is an award-winning Filipino sculptor. He was born in Santa Ana, Manila, the youngest of five children of Santiago Silva Castrillo, a jeweler, and Magdalena De Los Santos, a leading actress in Zarzuelas and Holy Week pageants in Makati, Philippines. Castrillo was a Republic Cultural Heritage awardee. He is also a jewelry artist and designer.

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Eduardo De Los Santos Castrillo

Interview with Mr. Eduardo Castrillo

The Heritage of Cebu Monument.

Sculpted in bronze and cement by National Artist for Sculpture, Eduardo Castrillo

Joe Datuin

Filipino artist Joe Datuin is taking his work to the global stage with sculptures and mixed media pieces inspired by his childhood in Manila. As an artist, Datuin utilizes simple forms, such as circles and lines that intersect, to reflect what he sees as a culture of tenacity and collaboration inherent among Filipinos. Now he takes inspiration from the Japanese paper art of origami, rendering Japanese motifs in stainless steel in his latest exhibition.

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Jun 1, 2015

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Kublai Millan

Kublai started his career when he made all the artworks both inside and outside of his family's hotel; Ponce Suites. He is the manager's son and prolific artist, Kublai Ponce Millan. Kublai was born on July 8, 1974 in Cotabato City. He finished schooling at the University of the Philippines with a degree of Fine Arts after which he dedicated his life back to Mindanao, painting and sculpting the culture from where he grew up, as a human being and as a soul.

He is responsible for two giant works; "Kampilan" by Sultan Kudarat in the city of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and the "Risen Christ" in the church of Tagum City. He is also responsible for the giant durian monument in Davao International Airport, the giant eagle and Bagobo children in People's Park, Davao City

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Kublai Millan

Artist Kublai Millan: Art brings peace. Oct 24, 2014 - Aug 10, 2015

School of digital communication project (kublai)

Ferdinand Cacnio

humanizes the metals

FILIPINA LIPPI November 28, 2011

Ferdinand finished his studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, with degrees in BS Psychology and BS Civil Engineering. With no formal training in the arts, he has been nurtured in the aesthetics of fine arts since childhood with the mentoring of his artist-father and members of the Philippine art world.

In 2005, his career as a sculptor started with a successful solo sculpture exhibit “The Dancer.” Ferdie Cacnio is a member of the Tuesday Group of Artists, Art Association of the Philippines, Sining Tambobong and Society of Philippine Sculptors.

The Video: Brass sculptor Ferdie Cacnio

Glass sculptor Marge Organo

Her glass sculptures are out of this world and downright magical. Marge Organo, a painter and glass sculptor trained at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, learned coldworking and glass lamination under topnotch Czech artists.

The kaleidoscopic visions of Marge Organo

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Filipino glass sculptor Ramon Orlina

Orlina shows his passion for his art, which he has been doing for four decades now. He shares how he visualizes the concept that would fit best in a certain type and size of glass.

Juan Sajid Imao

multi-awarded sculptor, (son of the National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao) represents a story with each artwork that he creates. This is particularly true for his collection, Open Endings. Each piece symbolizes a personal experience that he believes has made his life more meaningful and contributed greatly to his personal transcendence.

Daniel De La Cruz

De la Cruz developed techniques of melding and shaping lead, copper, brass, iron, nickel and bronze, known only to him. The sculptures manifest intangible factors that lend richness, distinction and power. Many of his subjects are human figures moving dynamically in space.

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Daniel De La Cruz presents his sculptures

Kylo Chua

a modern Asian sculptor, casts abstract sculpture artworks in the Philippine art scene by drawing on contemporary and modern artistic techniques in the field of figurine model sculpting

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Kylo Chua:

Abstract Sculpture

The Framework of Sculpture

Kylo Chua and Seb Chua, Sculpture Generations on RPN Newswatch


Augusto “Ugu” Bigyan

Ugu’s place, from his store-gallery to his workshop, is as picturesque as his artworks. With his distinctive craftsmanship and contribution to the development of Philippine Arts, there is no doubt Ugu will become one of our National Artists someday. Augusto "Ugu" Bigyan is best known for his unique pottery and culinary skills. Among his creations are leaf-shaped dinnerwares, tiles and accent pieces which reflect his strong fascination with nature. Ugu's works are exhibited in his quaint abode cum workshop in Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon. He also regularly conducts lessons for those who wish to learn pottery.

Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery Garden and Restaurant

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Sculptor on dying Paete tradition

Benjamin Dalio, a sculptor from the town of Paete, Laguna, talks about the languishing tradition of Paete, which established artists want to revive by training young people who can pursue the arts.

The Paete Artist Guild has their works showcased in UA&P for the Banhay Art Exhibit, February 2011

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Sculptor centers on Pinoy values for artworks

Through her artworks, Pinay interior designer-turned-sculptor Aia Halili aims to reconnect Filipinos to who they really are, preserving traditional Filipino values in her obra maestras. Dec 3, 2015

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Gabriel Imutan Barredo
pioneer of kinetic art in PH, passes away
January 6, 2020 - with Video

was a sculptor known for his works to bear a relation with painting in their linear refinement and rich imagery. He was born on 6 October 1957 in Manila. He studied sculpture at the University of Santo Tomas.
His career as a sculptor made its mark when he held his first one-person show at the Gallery Genesis at the Megamall in 1993. Barredo’s sculptural technique is not of the conventional type. He uses found objects such as rods of electric fan covers, broken particles of car windshields, wood, paper, wrought-iron, antique radios, coconut husks, bottle caps, bed springs, fire-hose coils, conveyor belts, wooden beads, computer and refrigerator parts, and cement grinder as elements of the sculptural form of his works.


Asphalt by Gabriel Barredo - Art Fair Philippines 2013

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Asphalt as the eye can see: Taking centerstage as Art Fair Philippines’ special exhibit is “Asphalt,” a rambling installation from sculptor Gabriel Barredo, an intriguing, fantastical folly imbued with the amazing creative and mechanical genius of the artist.

Look more about Gabriel Barredo and "Asphalt" as pdf HERE

Rey Paz Contreras: Powerful Voice of the Ethnic

Rey Paz Contreras (born August 31, 1950) is a prominent Filipino sculptor working with urban refuse and environmental materials as artistic media.

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LyeanArt Rock Balancing Philippines Art Exhibit

Paseo Rizal Art and Music Festival 2010

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New book reveals Rizal as master carver
Edgar Allan M. Sembrano March 23, 2021

Celestino Palma III’s ‘José Rizal: Sculptor’ highlights important works of art, an aspect of the national hero obscured by his other achievements
Often obscured by numerous published works which mostly discuss his political and nationalistic life, José Rizal’s role not as a writer or hero, but a sculptor of many important works in Philippine art, is the highlight of a newly released book.
“José Rizal: Sculptor” by Celestino Palma III, edited by Ambassador José Maria Cariño, historian and author of award-winning books on Philippine history, art and culture, is published by Reyes Publishing and sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Rizal’s Paintings
Jose Rizal was a great painter as well. Here is a list of known paintings by Rizal.

Rizal as an artist

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Maestro Juan C. Flores.

The Father of Pampanga Sculpture and Woodcarving.

A Documentary produced by the National Commision for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), - (circa 1997) tracing the life of Juan Flores and showcased his immense talent and one of a kind artworks, the man who pioneered and started the Renaissance of Sculpture and woodcarving in Betis and throughout Pampanga.

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Paete Woodcarving Capital and its Masters


Justino 'Paloy' A. Cagayat Jr.

Portrait of Paloy Cagayat a gem of Paete Woodcarving, a third-generation woodcarver from Paete, Laguna.

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Last Supper (Huring Pamanggi)

woodcarving housed at Paulino family chapel in Ponso, Polangui, Albay.

This marvelous sculptural work is an obra maestra of master carver Justino 'Paloy' Cagayat Jr. of Paete, Laguna.

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Look the Image of the Last Supper (Huring Pamanggi) in Semana Santa processions Holy Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and Good Friday, April 02, 2010 along the streets of Ponso, Polangui, Albay


Felix "Kid" Baldemor

is a well known artist who lives in Paete, Laguna in the Philippines. Youngest brother of Mr. Fred Baldemor (famous sculptor, painter and artist) and cousin of Mr. Manuel Baldemor (international Artist)

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Wilfredo Tadeo Layug

(Willy Layug)
The Ecclesiatical Artist from Betis
Carving on the classical foundations of Betis’ wood carving tradition; In the vanishing culture of this town, wood sculptor Willy Layug has carved his own niche as the premier artist of the craft in the small town of Betis, Pampanga for more than 30 years. Within his shop, Betis Galleria, his talent and job as a “escultor” (wood carver/sculptor) paved the way to new trends and dynamic style in religious icon-making and retablo-building in Betis.

This is the conferment ceremony of the Presidential Medal of Merit Award given by sculptor Willy Layug of Betis, Pampanga in his outstanding achievement in the field of ecclesiastical art. The award was given by The President of the Republic of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Benji Reyes

is an artist, sculptor and furniture designer who brings reclaimed wood back to life in a grand scale. One of the greatest appeals of Benji’s work is his predilection for the sculptural and malleable possibilities of wood.

Filipino Craftsman Creates a History Lesson in Wood


Paete woodcarving

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Sep 21, 2018

features the long-standing wood carving tradition in Paete, Laguna. Chef Danilo Fancubilla Jr. shares how his wood carving skills helped him as a food artist. Wood carver Paloy Cagayat then talks about Paete's tradition that is at risk of being forgotten. The program also highlights the distinct crafts of artisans Franco Cagayat and Augosto Cadang. Lastly, Romeo Madrigal shows how he creates wood carving tools

Woodcarvers in the Philippines

jones jottings

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The Woodcarvers of the Philippines

Rosanna C. Rogacion

Bamboo seen as savior of woodcarving industry

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Interactive art museum in Quezon City

Art in Island: 3D paintings from floor to ceiling
Address: 175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City

It's a unique museum with visually stunning 3D artworks you can interact with, and be part of

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the article IN PHOTOS: At this 3D art museum in Cubao, you're part of the artwork Nile Villa Feb 14, 2015 - Look this article as pdf HERE and the Facebook

Graffiti Art (or Crime) - Mural wall - Contemporary street art - Etc.

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Auggie Fontanilla: Talking art, religion, and street culture
Iñigo de Paula March 24, 2019
We talk to Filipino artist Auggie Fontanilla about his views on contemporary street art
Philippine Graffiti Art

Filipino graffiti artists tend to be very polite. Usually, in other countries, graffiti art is done on the sly on walls where it shouldn't be, and the artists do it when no one's looking to escape arrest.

But in the Philippines,

it is done on broken down walls of old buildings which no one would care about anyway. Suddenly the abandoned walls become special because someone, or perhaps a crew, used these walls as a canvas. Just look at this piece, the amazing movement on it makes this the beginnings of what could be a beautiful mural.

Rai Cruz Graffiti on Canvas

Rai’s body of works has become part of the urban streetscape of Las Piñas City, particularly along Zapote-Alabang road where mural-size graffiti showing strange creatures that seem to call one’s attention and stare back at viewers, shocking passersby with bold colors and glaring eyeballs.

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Filipino Graffiti


Graffiti and Filipino Writers


A Day in the Life of a Graffiti Artist


The mystery man behind Manila’s ‘Why’ graffiti

Who is the person spray-painting 'why' all across Metro Manila, and why does he do it?
the article by Marguerite de Leon July 17, 2018


Mural wall atraksyon sa Dalan Magsaysay
Mar 8, 2019


Wall of Peace

Kampanya sa pagsalikway sa NPA, giagi sa Mural Painting sa DCPO
Feb 18, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Art galleries - Museums - Etc.

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The Santo Niño Shrine - Museum
one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos had built.

Santo Niño is the patron Saint of Leyte.
It is located in Real Street, Tacloban City. The First floor is where the Chapel is located and on the sides are rooms made from native materials.
Paintings of the 14 stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda ); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child; a collection of original paintings by Fernando Amorsolo; spacious ballroom

Santo Nino Shrine in Tacloban, Leyte: Before Yolanda (slowly to full load)

Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum after Yolanda
45 Pictures of What’s Inside It Now - Look it  as pdf HERE
October 11, 2014 By Victorino Q. Abrugar

Imelda Marcos’s tropical 'palace' rots one year after Philippines typhoon
Tom Phillips, Tacloban 06 Nov 2014

The BenCab Museum

Baguio City

is one of the most awesome museums in our country today.

It houses our National Artist Ben Cabrera's art collection. This is also where BenCab lives and where his actual workshop is located. Exhibits of exciting contemporary artists in Manila can be found here, too.

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Look more about Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, better known as "BenCab" HERE

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Philippine Art Gallery (PAG)
The woman and gallery that spurred Philippine modern art
Coco Alcuaz September 17, 2017 - with Video

In the aftermath of the war, Lyd Arguilla provided a home for some of the Philippines' greatest artists to create a new scene.

San Juan's new Sanso Museum

Whether in person or through his work at the new Fundacion Sansó museum, Juvenal Sansó is a pleasure worth knowing
Fundacion Sansó at 32 V. Cruz Street in San Juan City

It chronicles not only his evolution as an artist, but also colorful life he had as man who lived in interesting times.

Look more about Juvenal Sanso

The GSIS Museo ng Sining

was established in April 1996. Its creation is a tribute to the creative endeavors of the contemporary Filipino. Its vision is to help define the growth and glorious flowing of Philippine visual arts.

Kulay Diwa

Philippine Contemporary Art


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Blanco Family Museum

The famous family of painters welcomes visitors to their private museum, housing their vast collection of artworks. The head of the clan, renowned artist Jose "Pitok" Blanco has obviously handed down to his children his creativity and talent. His wife also does paintings and all of them are known for their colorful canvasses, which depict rural life.

Address: 1312 Ibañez St., Brgy. San Vicente, Angono, Rizal

Hiraya Gallery

A Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art whose goal is to discover and promote the works of young, talented but deserving Filipino Artists and to foster cultural interaction and exchanges with the local regions and other countries. Website contains info about the current exhibit, updates, and works and biography of various artists

Macuha Art Gallery

An online Art Gallery for Philippine Visual Arts and Filipino Artist
Content: Collection of Artworks from Filipino Artist; Filipino Artist Profile; Blogs for news and updates

LOOK: A beautiful garden art café employs people with special needs
Rhea Claire Madarang May 19, 2019

Next time you're out of town, chill at Julyan's Coffee Spot, an autism awareness café near Crystal Beach, Zambales

What makes the café extra special is that it employs people with special needs and disabilities, or differently abled people.

La Trinidad, Benguet residents unite to beautify their local community
June 24, 2016
June 23 was the unveiling of the Stonehill, Botiwtiw, and Sadjap (STOBOSA) Hillside Homes Artwork – the first and largest community artwork project in the Philippines.
Tourists visit the town of La Trinidad, Benguet to see the strawberry and flower farms and to buy fresh vegetables. Now, there is another reason to make the trip.

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Theater - general - Etc.

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Iconic Metropolitan Theater a step closer to salvation
Pia Ranada May 23, 2015

The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is one step closer to owning the Manila Metropolitan Theater, a decaying building that many heritage conservationists want restored to its former glory.
Once the crown jewel of Manila theaters, it housed performances of zarzuelas, bodabil (vaudeville), and operas. It was here where Filipinos would watch Philippine musical greats like Atang dela Rama perform. Opened in 1931, the Manila Metropolitan Theater was designed by legendary Filipino architect Juan Arellano. Designed in the Art Deco style, it survived World War II.

The Met and PH's historical-cultural corridor
Coco Alcuaz August 06, 2017
'We need urban renaissance in Manila,' says architect Gerard Lico

Manila Metropolitan Theater sold to NCCA
Pia Ranada Jun 10, 2015
'This as an agreement handing the Met back to its rightful owners, the Filipino people,' says GSIS general manager Robert Vergara.
It's final. The Manila Metropolitan Theater goes to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

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Newly restored Metropolitan theater set to open this year | ANC
Jan 21, 2021 ANC 24/7
Matters Of Fact: The newly restored Metropolitan theater is set to open this year. Take a look.

Metropolitan Theater: Reviving an Architectural Icon

The National Commission of Culture and the Arts has finally bought the Metropolitan Theater and is in the first phase of resurrecting it. August 03, 2017
How the Met Theater will be restored

Hindi magiging madali ang restoration ng Metropolitan Theater. Bibilang ng hanggang 10 taon bago ito matapos. At bukod sa pondo mula gobyerno, kailanganin din ng mga pribadong donasyon para mabuo muli ang cultural landmark ng Maynila. Jun 2, 2015
Metropolitan Theater, planong muling buhayin ng NCCA

Matapos ang mahigit dalawang dekada, muling nilinis ang Metropolitan Theater sa Maynila na target maisaayos ng pamahalaan. Dec 12, 2015
Restorasyon ng Met Theater ipinagpatuloy
Itinuloy ng volunteers ang paglilinis ng Manila Metropolitan Theater para ibalik ang sigla ng dating sentro ng pagtatanghal. Jan 30, 2016

A Vision for Vision Theater

A building that is known to locals as Vision Theater still catches the fancy of many. First, its classical architecture stands out among the dilapidated buildings in the old downtown of Cebu City that were built years ago. Second are the nude sculptures that were executed by Dante Guidetti, an Italian sculptor who resided in Cebu, on a frieze that caps the topmost part of it.

Protecting the Filipino actor's rights, highlighting responsibilities with Aktor
Dec 14, 2020 - with Video

In show business (in the Philippines, especially), talk typically revolves around projects, the art, or the glitz and glamour that surrounds an actor’s personal and professional life; seldom does it involve discussions on workers’ rights, representation, or protections for the people whose work we consume on small and big screens, and even the live stage.


Philippine Drama

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Phil drama and theater

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History of Philippine theatre The history of Philippine theatre

The Indigenous Theater
The Spanish Colonial Tradition
The American Colonial and Contemporary Traditions

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Cebuano theater

Cebuano theater refers to the theater arts of the Cebuano people and those, which are conducted in the Cebuano language.

From Zarzuela to Sarwela From Zarzuela to Sarwela

The Zarzuela is one of the few theater art forms one can clearly say conveys an old Filipino sentiment. In spite of it being inherited from Spanish colonizers, the zarzuela was utilized, enjoyed and later transformed by the Filipinos into its now more popular type the Filipinized Sarswela. This article attempts to see how far the Filipino sarswela evolved from its roots in the zarzuelas of Spain and how it provided jobs and creative venues for Filipino composers, musicians and theater artists during the time of its inception. It is also known as sarswela/sarsuela.

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Philippine Educational Theater Association - PETA

is a non-stock, non-profit and non-governmental theater organization based in the Philippines. It is engaged in the development of society and people, enriching theater forms and techniques that express local, national, and universal themes.

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Film art: Production and Education - Film art Heritage and Museums

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Sinag Maynila 2020 disqualifies film critical of Duterte from festival lineup, director speaks up
February 22, 2020

Filmmaker Jay Altarejos calls out festival co-founder Brillante Mendoza, challenging him to disclose the true reason for his film's disqualification


The role of regional cinema
Oct 15, 2020

Outside of Metro Manila, filmmakers across the country are telling their stories in their own languages through cinema.
The Binisaya Film Festival, which is happening online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been pushing local filmmakers to tell their stories not only from areas in Cebu but across the country. It now includes a category for filmmakers from other countries.

The Film Development Council of the Philippines FDCP

is one of the agencies under the government of the Republic of the Philippines. It is directly under the Office of the President.

The Film Development Council of the Philippines is the government-backed lead agency for film in the Philippines ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.

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Movie and Television Review and Classification Board

Lupon sa Pagrerepaso at Pag-uuri ng Sine at Telebisyon abbreviated MTRCB is the government agency responsible for rating television and film for the Philippines.

The Videos

The MTRCB Film Ratings Infomercial

MTRCB Android App

The Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards

also known as FAMAS Awards

is the awards of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences, an award-giving body for film composed of Palanca Award-winning writers and movie columnists and writers.

Cinema in the Philippines from 1897 to present time

Cinema in the Philippines (Filipino: Pelikulang Pilipino or Sine Pilipino) started with the introduction of the first moving pictures to the country on January 1, 1897 at the Salón de Pertierra in Manila.

Film Academy of the Philippines

Established in 1981 as mandated by Executive Order No. 640-A, the Academy has been able to forge an alliance among the various guilds of the movie industry. Serving as the umbrella organization, the Film Academy oversees the welfare of the guilds thru an assortment of subsidies, projects and opportunities that would bring about the upgrading of the knowledge and expertise of the guild members.

Film production companies of the Philippines


International Academy of Film and Television - IAFT

(founded in April 2004) is an international film school owned by Bigfoot Entertainment. Its campus is located in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

with offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

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IAFT Commercial 2012-1 - Jun 17, 2012

IAFT Film School Review by/Burris Film - Nov 11, 2012


a non-stock non-profit social welfare, educational, and industry development foundation organized and established in 1974 by then San Juan Mayor and President of the Philippine Motion Picture Producers Association (PMPPA) Joseph E. Estrada for the welfare of workers in the Philippine motion picture industry.

It has expanded the Manila Film Festival to become the now-popular Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines (MMFFP)

Ang Pambansang Museo ng Pelikula - PMP

At long last, a home for movie memorabilia

The Pambansang Museo Ng Pelikula - is the Philippines' one-of-a-kind museum that puts on display a wide array of film and film-related artifacts. Educational and entertaining, the Museum is set up for the enrichment and cultural appreciation of students, teachers, and the general public of the country's moving image heritage.

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LVN Pictures Inc. LVN Pictures Inc.

one of the biggest film studios in the history of Philippine cinema and its foremost establishment in motion picture post-production until 2005. In its heyday of motion picture production, LVN Pictures has been compared to that of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) of Hollywood because it had, under contract, the biggest stars and film craftsmen of the period.

LVN Pictures Inc. Museum Film History Comes to Life at LVN Museum

LVN studios on P. Tuazon blvd. in Quezon City

Sampaguita Pictures Sampaguita Pictures

was a Philippine film production company. It was named for the Philippine National Flower, Sampaguita. The company has been long-defunct since the 1980s with Mike de Leon's classic Batch '81 being the last film released.


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1905 Luzon Lingerie


Produced in 1905, "Luzon Lingerie" goes on record as the first ever movie made in the Philippines. It's a documentary on the needlework skills of our beautiful great-great-grandparents.


Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber - Piña - 1918 - 1920 Luzon Lingerie - Silent film

Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber (Piña) are still made in the same old "handmade" way. The embroidery skill is passed on through generations of women. This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives. Production Co: Burton Holmes Travel Pictures

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Remark these are albums in the album History and Film art in the album Introducing of Philippine Art - Etc.


Zamboanga 1936 - LOOK the film which tells the story of the past

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Badjao 1957

A story about the Badjaos and the Tausogs, rival Muslim tribes for centuries. It won the award for best direction (Lamberto V. Avellana, National Artist for Theater and Film in 1976), best story (Rolf Bayer), best editing (Gregorio Carballo), and best cinematography (Mike Accion) at the 1957 Southeast Asia Film Festival held in Tokyo.


Ethnic groups - Brides of Sulu - “providing a rare glimpse into a lost culture."

A flick's production history is clothed in mystery. James J. Gilbert narrates the story, which is introduced in a foreword as a "simple love story based upon fact and the rites, rituals and ceremonies portraying the hatred of the Mohammedan Moro for the Unbeliever is not fiction. As an authentic document of Moro life, this production is designed to instruct as well as entertain." Look more on the video and the full description about the video HERE

Art education general, Design, Crafts and Fashion education - Etc.

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Many other universities - institutes have colleges for also many kinds of art education


The main goal of PampangaTalent is to promote the talents of people. This will showcase different persons with their distinctive talents not limited to dancing and singing.


St. Scholastica's College, Manila

(SSC or colloquially St. Scho) is a Catholic institution for women established in 1906 and managed by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing.


Interior Design AutoCad Furniture Exhibit

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The University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design

popularly known as "UST – CFAD", is the fine arts school of the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and the largest Catholic university in Manila, Philippines.

The UST College of Fine Arts and Design provides courses to its applicants which leads to a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts, BFA major in Painting and others.

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Bulacan State University (BulSU)

is a state-funded institution of higher learning established in 1904 and converted into a university in 1993. The University in mandated to provide higher professional/technical and special instruction for special purpose and to promote research and extension services, advanced studies and extension services, advanced studies and progressive leadership in Engineering, Architecture, Education, Art and Science, Fine Arts, Information Technology, Technical courses, Commerce, Agriculture, Forestry, Medicine, Law, Public Administration, Fishery, Leather Technology and other course as circumstance warrants.

Angelicum College or Angelicum College Quezon City (ACQC)

formerly known as Angelicum School Quezon City, a Filipino Dominican institution. Its education program is accredited by the PAASCU.

Angelicum College Collegiate Department offers degree programs in the Arts, Sciences, Business and Education as well as Diploma programs.


St. Paul University - SPU Iloilo

is a private Catholic university. It is a member school of Saint Paul University System.

College of Arts & Sciences

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St. Paul University - SPU Iloilo

St. Dominic College of Asia

Bacoor, Cavite

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University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD)

Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona 3, Las Piñas City

College of Arts and Sciences

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The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP)

College of Arts and Sciences

is a regional state university created in 1978 through Batas Pambansa Bilang 12. The university is an integration of four state institutions: Mindanao State University - Davao, the University of the Philippines - Master of Management Program in Davao, the Davao School of Arts and Trades, and the Davao National Regional Agricultural School

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Technological University of the Philippines - Visayas Campus

The TUP-Visayas was established in 1977 as one of the three prototype technician institutes/projects of the National Government. TUP-Visayas was then known as the Visayas Technician Institute (VTI).

In 1978, the Philippine College of Arts and Trades (PCAT) was converted into the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) and was designated as the apex of technology education.

University of San Carlos.

College Architecture and Fine Arts


Raffles Design Institute, Manila Philippines

Fashion Design School | Graphic Design School | Interior Design School

Raffles Design Institute, Manila is part of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd. - an undisputed leader for design education in the Asia Pacific Region that currently operates 38 colleges in 35 cities across 14 countries.


Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP)
Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA)

a public, non-secular, non-profit special school founded on June 11, 1977 through Presidential Decree (PD) 1287. In 1990, under Executive Order 420, the school was converted into a regular government agency attached to the Department of Education (DepEd) and implemented its program in consultation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). It is located at the National Arts Center owned by the CCP found in the premises of University of the Philippines in Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna.

Look the article about scholarship "The Philippine High School for the Arts' Annual Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholars (ANYAS)"

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SoFA Design Institute

SoFA is the Philippines First Specialized Fashion College. We seek to help students create profitable careers out of their own raw talent and life passion.

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Jofarina House of Filipino Attire

is a Hawai'i based fashion design company specializing in traditional Filipino costumes.

Offering beauty and fashion advice.
Giving lectures and training on Filipino costumes and its evolution.
Mentoring the community's youth to promote cultural pride and unity.

FEATI University (Far East Air Transport Incorporated)

is a private non-sectarian co-educational higher education institution with a Catholic orientation established in 1946 in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines.

College of Arts - School of Fine Arts

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FIDA - Fashion Institute of Design & Arts - Davao

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The audio-visual presentation of Fashion Institute of Design and Arts. The first such institution in Davao City, Philippines that is focused on fashion education.

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