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The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers: Robin Angelo Yankin

“I want my readers to think about their humanity and how they could better themselves first before they decide to change the world.”Robin Angelo Yankin Robin Angelo Yankin (pseudonym. Toshiro Hiroshi) is a twenty-year-old writer from Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines. He...

Indigenous Peoples’ Right and Intellectual Property Rights

MANILA (October 2021) -- The mythology of indigenous folklore has inspired countless works of art and literature over the years, and these works have in turn reached farther than ever before thanks to mass media and the internet. However, it’s crucial...

Bonding Over Books in the Middle of a Pandemic

The Facebook group now has more than 2,100 members. Books4Books has become a space where bookworms go to discuss books and their love of reading.

Baeay Pinamana of the Dela Cruz Family

At Calle El Porvenir Most old buildings and spaces lose their spirit and meaning through time; some are left dilapidated while others are simply demolished to give way to new structures. On the other hand, some structures, especially those that bear historical...

The Sacred and the Secular in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España/ Long Live America”

Just like an altar, there is too much to look at in Viva España. But there are three focal points in this exhibit. First, is the Santo Entierro, the dead body of Christ enclosed in a glass case that the artist placed...

The Iloilo Mega Book Fair 2021

Iloilo (November 2021) - The Iloilo Mega Book Fair (IMBF) 2021 proves that the pandemic is not a hindrance to continuously serve our Filipino readers, particularly the Ilonggo, Karay-a, and Akeanon reading communities. Now on its fourth year, IMBF will once...

Making the Absent Present in Martin Genodepa’s “Memorial Park: Missing the Crowd”

Martin Genodepa installs sculptures in front of UPV to remember the crowd.

Subverting Patriarchy in Kevin Pison Piamonte’s Short Film, Dog Eaters

Translated from Filipino by Adhoniz B. Rebong. This article was first published on www.iloiloartkritik.blogspot.com. There are three modes of reading that one can apply to an artwork adapted from print and made into a film. First, the intended meaning of the author;...

Telling the stories of the Panay Bukidnun

MANILA (October 2021) -- No story truly fades away if there are people to pass it on. This is how the Sugidanun of Panay has lasted...

Indigenous Peoples’ Right and Intellectual Property Rights

MANILA (October 2021) -- The mythology of indigenous folklore has inspired countless works of art and literature over the years, and these works have in turn...

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Kristine Buenavista: Listening to Stories from the Barrio

A series of interviews featuring writers from Iloilo. Know more about them and their projects.

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Jag Muyco

“Writing is not a profession for the faint of heart.”Jag Muyco Born and raised in Iloilo City, Jose Anthony Gerard “Jag” Muyco is an all-out...

Art in the Aftermath of a Storm

It was a night in the city of Iloilo one could not forget. March 17, 2018. The night when Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art...

Artist’s Perspective: Paindemic

For our series Artist's Perspective, an artist reflects on how gentrification is highlighted during the pandemic.

The City as Canvas: Public Art and Iloilo City

The taxi I was riding passed by the Diversion Bridge, I asked the driver what he thinks about the colors that now envelope the...
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The Sacred and the Secular in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España/ Long Live America”

Just like an altar, there is too much to look at in Viva España. But there are three focal points in this exhibit. First, is the Santo Entierro, the dead body of Christ enclosed in a...

Melvin Guirhem’s Puluy-an Art Gallery Offers New Home for Artists

The past three years were quite an ascent for Melvin Guirhem. He won Grand Prize at the Philippine Art Awards in 2020. He was featured in the Karen H. Montinola Selection at the Art Fair...

On Art Writing

Seven years ago, I was invited to attend an art exhibit perhaps so that I can write about it. The default feeling was reluctance, not because I don’t know how to write, but for the...

Contemporary Art Meets Way of Life in “Panagbo: Encounters with Tradition”

Place and identity are intersecting themes of contemporary art that are often explored by artists and curators. In “Panagbo: Encounters with Tradition”, curator Marika Constantino and artists from Capiz transport the audience to the fishing...

Art in the Aftermath of a Storm

It was a night in the city of Iloilo one could not forget. March 17, 2018. The night when Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) opened its glass doors to a privileged few. For several months,...

Politics and Abstraction in Allain Hablo’s “Bleed and Bloom II”

With its rich textures carefully layered over pours of paint, Allain Hablo’s art reminds us of why we look at abstraction. We examine what form it suggests. We wonder what the colors convey. And we...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers: Robin Angelo Yankin

“I want my readers to think about their humanity and how they could better themselves first before they decide to change the world.”Robin Angelo Yankin Robin Angelo Yankin (pseudonym. Toshiro Hiroshi) is a twenty-year-old writer...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Jag Muyco

“Writing is not a profession for the faint of heart.”Jag Muyco Born and raised in Iloilo City, Jose Anthony Gerard “Jag” Muyco is an all-out fictionist and poet. He also currently teaches in the humanities and...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Mariel Terre

My greatest impetus was that i do not want to go on regretting not taking the opportunity.Mariel Terre Mariel Terre is a 24-year-old poet from Tigbauan, Iloilo. As a teacher-writer, she considers Anne Shirley as her...

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The Sacred and the Secular in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España/ Long Live America”

Just like an altar, there is too much to look at in Viva España. But there are three focal points in this exhibit. First, is...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers: Robin Angelo Yankin

“I want my readers to think about their humanity and how they could better themselves first before they decide to change the world.”Robin Angelo...

Megumi Miura’s Corazon del Arte: The Heart of Art District Bacolod

Corazon del Arte, an interactive installation by Megumi Miura and her collaborators; Brandon Braza, Zabiel Nemenzo, Zander Lopez, and Zanna Jamili, is a homage to the dead and a protection of the living.

Madhu Liebscher is Weaving Tapestry of Places Where She Lived

Madhu Liebscher is a visual artist based in Zarraga, Iloilo. Her art stitches the many fabrics of her life, including her love for yoga,...

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Thrive is looking for essays related to art and culture. Our goal is to document art practices, collectives, and other art initiatives in the...