Design student turns the Philippine drug war into a tabletop game (and it looks fun)

You can now bring the war against drugs in your own home — don’t worry, it won’t be bloody! Parson’s design technology student Jed Segovia created “Pusher,” a two-player tabletop game designed after President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged war against drugs. “Hopefully it makes people laugh, it makes people angry, makes people cry, but most of

Arts

Filipino movies to take center stage in Museum of Modern Art in New York

Works from Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza, and Erik Matti will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in June, as part of an exhibit that aims to highlight the...

Filipino movies to take center stage in Museum of Modern Art in New York

Send in your masterpiece: Deadline for the 67th Palanca Awards is on Apr 30

Looking for something to add something to your résumé? How does a Palanca Award sound? You have until Apr 30 to write, edit, revise and send in your best literary composition....

Send in your masterpiece: Deadline for the 67th Palanca Awards is on Apr 30

Artist with a bone disease shares amazing portrait of Apo Whang-Od

Who needs expensive art materials when you’re overflowing with talent? Pampanga artist Erwin Dayrit shared photos of his latest work featuring famous tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od...

Artist with a bone disease shares amazing portrait of Apo Whang-Od

Legendary tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od is now in good health

The oldest “mambabatok” or hand-tap tattoo artist, Apo Whang-Od from a tribe in Kalinga was all smiles as she celebrated her birthday with celebrity power couple Aiza...

Legendary tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od is now in good health

Art Exhibit: Yasmine Almonte’s ‘Hardin’ at Sining Kamalig

"The flower’s life, beauty and purpose is so ephemeral. Here today, gone tomorrow. It blossoms, then it

Art Exhibit: Yasmine Almonte’s ‘Hardin’ at Sining Kamalig

Art Exhibit: Yasmine Almonte’s ‘Hardin’ at Sining Kamalig

"The flower’s life, beauty and purpose is so ephemeral. Here today, gone tomorrow. It blossoms, then it

Art Exhibit: Yasmine Almonte’s ‘Hardin’ at Sining Kamalig

SM Malls welcome regular screenings of indie films

What a great time to be a fan of the local movie

SM Malls welcome regular screenings of indie films

Heartbreakingly real: ’Sa Wakas’ is best enjoyed with a can of beer

A simple story is never really simple if it involves raw and real human

Heartbreakingly real: ’Sa Wakas’ is best enjoyed with a can of beer

Artist creates font named after President Manuel L. Quezon

It's a dignified-looking

Artist creates font named after President Manuel L. Quezon

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.