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Artist Spotlight: Jun Cambel
Sep04

Artist Spotlight: Jun Cambel

Jun Cambel Visual Artist     Contemporary artist Jun Cambel grew up in the heart of the city, Manila. He views art as a tool to raise people’s environmental awareness. He often applies mixtures of paints and industrial materials to create multiple layers with pronounced textures. He sometimes combines found objects and realistic rendering to give the canvas an extra dimension. He worked in CM Ltd and Edipresse Media for...

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Artist Spotlight: Franklin Caña Valencia
Aug02

Artist Spotlight: Franklin Caña Valencia

Franklin Caña Valencia Painter     Franklin Caña Valencia who is known for his distinctive style referred to by his colleagues as “Cañaism,” didn’t expect that he would take to painting like a fish to water.  Originally a graphic designer, he was coaxed into the art via his brother, under the providential wing of the esteemed Saturday Group of artists led by the likes of the legendary Mauro “Malang” Santos.  Since then, he...

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Keeping Up With Congen: The Latent Filipino
Jul30

Keeping Up With Congen: The Latent Filipino

By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes     I grew up in the 70s and 80s in the metropolis, a time when being Manileño was hip, cool, and well – trendy. Corollary to that, it was also the time when speaking Ilokano in the midst of my Manila-boy schoolmates meant being teased as one from the barrios or the mountains (well – I was born in Baguio!) or to put it as I remembered some of my schoolmates did – “rural.”   I...

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Illustrado Stuff: FindSalt, Akin Barbershop, Lush, Girlboss, Agonist Parfums
May26

Illustrado Stuff: FindSalt, Akin Barbershop, Lush, Girlboss, Agonist Parfums

Here’s a list of the things that we tried, we loved, we saw and liked! Get a load of these interesting, very Illustrado sundry. Can’t live without ‘em!   AKIN BARBERSHOP Looking for a nice, clean chop? Let AKIN BARBERSHOP give you the cut that your hair deserves! Ditch the old shabby style you have and sport a new sleek hairdo that is fresh and will make you look like you just stepped out of a magazine cover shoot.    ...

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Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya? Magpakailanman
May18

Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya? Magpakailanman

Kwentong OFW: Maalaala mo pa kaya Magpakailanman The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.     Hey mga avid readers! Eversince, lagi na lang tungkol sa akin ang nababasa ninyo, for a change let us give way to another masugid na tagasubaybay of my column – this time sya naman ang kamuhihan at pagtawanan nyo – charot!!! Nang...

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