Don’t Panic: You have until May 31 to submit your entries to the 2018 Palanca Awards

The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the longest-running and most prestigious literary contest in the country now on its 68th year, is now accepting entries to its regular categories as follows: English Division Short Story Short Story for Children Essay Poetry Poetry Written for Children One-act Play Full-length Play Filipino Division Maikling Kuwento Maikling Kuwentong ...

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Rita Moreno re-wears 1962 Oscars dress by late Filipino designer Pitoy Moreno

Rita Moreno re-wears 1962 Oscars dress by late Filipino designer Pitoy Moreno

Just two months after his death, celebrated Filipino designer Pitoy Moreno’s work was once again celebrated on the world stage. During the 2018 Oscars ceremony held in Los...

Traditional Filipino tattoo artist Apo Whang-od nominated for National Living Treasures Award

Traditional Filipino tattoo artist Apo Whang-od nominated for National Living Treasures Award

Traditional tattoo artist Apo Whang-od was nominated by the Philippine Senate for the honor of National Living Treasure on Tuesday The title is the highest honor awarded by the...

Newly released U.S. quarter designed by Filipino-American

Newly released U.S. quarter designed by Filipino-American

A 45-year old native of Paete, Laguna is the first Filipino and first Asian US coin designer. Paul Balan designed the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the reverse of the newly...

New Filipino TV show under fire for casting part-white actors in brownface

New Filipino TV show under fire for casting part-white actors in brownface

The Philippines has long had a problem with putting light skin on a pedestal, something that is very apparent in its pop culture. This was brought to light again this month after...

Hidden Cities: Top Instagrammers snap stunning shots of Manila’s least visited locales (PHOTOS)

Hidden Cities: Top Instagrammers snap stunning shots of Manila’s least visited locales (PHOTOS)

| Coconuts Manila x Uber x Canon | Capture the long-forgotten mystery and magic of three seldom visited places in Metro Manila.

Sick of mainstream movies? Visit these independent cinemas in Manila

Sick of mainstream movies? Visit these independent cinemas in Manila

While more and more independent cinemas are closing in other parts of the world because of movie theater chains and, more recently, the popularity of online streaming, Manila has...

Southeast Asia’s new museums: ‘A lens into our society’

Southeast Asia’s new museums: ‘A lens into our society’

In the past decade, numerous private contemporary art collections open to the public (e.g. Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City, Rizal) have sprung up. Featuring regional artists and...

Humans of New York is in Manila and will have 2 events in UP Diliman for free

Humans of New York is in Manila and will have 2 events in UP Diliman for free

Humans of New York (HONY), that popular Facebook page that shares snippets of real people’s life stories will be having two events in Manila tomorrow and you can attend them...

Live out your anime dreams in these reimagined illustrations of Manila

Live out your anime dreams in these reimagined illustrations of Manila

We’ve seen how the streets of Manila would look like in the DC comic book universe, but what about anime? Thanks to 22-year-old college student Ralph Justin G. Ulep, we now...


 

Coconuts Manila Arts

For reviews, previews and the latest happenings in the Manila arts scene, head on to the Coconuts Manila arts section. Manila is home to interesting Filipino artists who are more than willing to share their insights and creative process. We love chatting up with painters or film makers who give us a more in-depth look into their work. We also have listings of must-see exhibits, must-watch plays and must-catch gigs. The writers of Coconuts Manila are avid supporters of local artists, and we always try to spread the word about their work.