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PETA Holds Summer Program

The Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) School of People’s Theater, known for its fun-filled theater arts workshops, brings back the “PETA Summer Program.” PETA’s unique workshop curriculum combines the different disciplines of theater, such as creative writing, sound and music, dance and movement, and visual arts. This Integrated Theater Arts Approach is PETA’s brand of multiple intelligence education that has been around since the 1960s and has allowed our students to discover and appreciate their diverse talents.

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Cecile Licad ENCORE!

To celebrate the start of the new year with a bang – Cecile Licad, the Philippines most prominent and celebrated pianist will perform a one-night only special concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ main theater, the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo on January 28, Thursday at 8:00 pm.

This special concert is for the benefit of the Philippine-Italian Association’s Endowment Fund and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s United States of America 2016 Tour in June at the world renowned, Carnegie Hall.

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Defining Quirino Exhibit commemorates President Quirino’s 125th Birth Anniversary

Our country deserves all the loyalty and devotion we can give. I beseech you to summon all the big and noble in you, all that is earnest, all that is patriotic, all that is sincere, to help set a pattern of sanity and constructive action in these days of bitterness and political bewilderment.” – President Elpidio Quirino

These are words from former President Elpidio Quirino – words that are still very relevant today. On 16 November 2015, the nation celebrates the 125th Birth Anniversary of Quirino, the 6th President of the Philippines, who rebuilt a Philippines devastated by war. Today’s Filipinos continue to benefit from President Quirino’s legacy, which includes the Minimum Wage and 8-hour Work Laws, Social Security System, and standardization of teacher’s salaries, among many others. He is also remembered for granting asylum to 6,000 “White Russian” refugees in 1948.

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Filipinas Heritage Library’s Ulahingan Project wins third prize grant to digitize major cultural treasure

The Ulahingan Digitization project of the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) won the third prize grant money of $5,000 from EMC Corporation's Heritage Trust contest.
It was a Facebook-based voting contest and finalists are cultural initiatives that have a digital preservation component.
 
The EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). This is the first time an entry from the Philippines has become a finalist in their contest whilst winning a place in the top three.
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Ulahingan Project set to digitize major cultural treasure

It is said that the “Ulahingan” is so huge -- a never-ending story for as long as there are singers.

Ulahingan comes from the word “ulahing,” meaning to sing and chant. A major epic of the Manobo indigenous group in Mindanao, Philippines, it contains 4,000-6,000 lines per episode and 79 episodes on average.  This tradition is orally passed from one generation to the next, often taking several days of continuous chanting while in trance.

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Six Pinoy book designers on book covers

When book covers began to be more popularly used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, they served mainly functional rather than artistic purposes. Aside from protecting the inner pages, covers such as leather imprints functioned as status symbols. Book production has gone a long way, with books becoming objects of mass consumption and covers playing a major role in the selling of books.

What sort of cover would, as food writer and teacher Ige Ramos describes it, make a book “either jump off the bookshelf screaming ‘Buy me!’ or sit quietly until the right person picks it up”? Musician and visual artist Datu Arellano puts it simply: a good book cover is “striking.” But more importantly, it “draws the reader in,” says designer Karl Castro, and “entices without giving too much of the content away.”

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Music of the Lumad

Music of the LumadIn general, lumad music encompasses a wide repertoire of sounds performed for various occasions, and makes use of an extensive array of musical instruments...

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T’BOLI BEAUTY

The T’bolis believe that the gods created man and woman to look attractive so that they would be drawn to each other and procreate. Among the Lumads in Mindanao, the T’bolis stand out for their passion for beauty and personal adornment. This is evident in their costumes, body ornaments, hairstyle, and cosmetic practices.

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Retrato

Retrato is where the public can view the images in the Filipinas Heritage Library’s Photo Archive. It consists of searchable black-and-white images, in thumbnail size, depicting Philippine life through the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The images are documented according to a standard adopted by the Library.

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About LibraryLink

LibraryLink is a one-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources. It aims to provide one search engine or point of entry for researchers and students who are doing research on Filipiniana. LibraryLink provides a venue for interaction among researchers, library professionals, people from the publishing industry and the academe.

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