Netflix asks ‘Trese’ fans to attend a ‘Not ALive’ UDD concert — as ghosts

The animated series, based on a Filipino comic book, will start streaming on June 10

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National Artist Arturo Luz has passed away at age 94

National Artist Arturo Luz has passed away at age 94

Arturo Luz, revered Philippine National Artist laureate in the visual arts, has died. His daughter, Angela Luz, announced that the 94-year-old artist passed away peacefully while...

High school student earns raves for creating Batangas diner’s two-dimensional mural

High school student earns raves for creating Batangas diner’s two-dimensional mural

A senior high school student is getting a lot of raves online after creating a two-dimensional, doodle-inspired mural for a Batangas restaurant. Paul Erick Danao, 17, has been...

Awkward! PH cultural office says program hosts aren’t doing Nazi salute in photos

Awkward! PH cultural office says program hosts aren’t doing Nazi salute in photos

People should have known better. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines yesterday denied allegations that the hosts of its online cultural program...

‘Wing of the Locust’ brings magical coming-of-age tale set in pre-Hispanic Philippines

‘Wing of the Locust’ brings magical coming-of-age tale set in pre-Hispanic Philippines

Fantasy and folklore readers are looking forward to the release of Joel Ching Jacob’s debut novel Wings of the Locust, a coming-of-age tale set in pre-colonial Philippines...

Not Offended: Poet Lang Leav amused by Pinoy’s ‘jobless’ joke

Not Offended: Poet Lang Leav amused by Pinoy’s ‘jobless’ joke

Writer Lang Leav, who enjoys a huge following in the Philippines, was the subject of some good-natured ribbing after a courier service appeared to mimic her poetry. It all started...

Spanish film fest ‘Pelicula 2020’ opens in Manila this weekend, here’s what to ‘Si’

Spanish film fest ‘Pelicula 2020’ opens in Manila this weekend, here’s what to ‘Si’

Bad puns aside, the 19th edition of Pelicula, Manila’s annual Spanish film festival, is kicking off this weekend, running from Oct. 3 to Oct. 11. Like most festivals pushing...

Lourd de Veyra’s new book ‘Marka Demonyo’ is ‘probably’ his most political yet

Lourd de Veyra’s new book ‘Marka Demonyo’ is ‘probably’ his most political yet

Marka Demonyo (“Demon’s Mark”), a palm-sized book of poems that’s inconspicuously crammed with 46 verses on everything from fisting and silver screen...

Nostalgic Pinoys bid farewell to Route 196 as beloved Quezon City pub shuts down

Nostalgic Pinoys bid farewell to Route 196 as beloved Quezon City pub shuts down

Route 196, the 15-year-old iconic pub in Katipunan, Quezon City, yesterday announced that it has permanently closed its doors. The pub’s management said that it has reached...

Sweet! Take a nostalgic candy trip with these Pinoy-made funky face masks

Sweet! Take a nostalgic candy trip with these Pinoy-made funky face masks

Remember White Rabbit candies? Those creamy, milky, confections popular with Pinoy kids growing up in the ’80s and ’90s. Well, now you can wear it on your face, thanks...


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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.