Last September, Professor Emeritus Antonio “Tony” Mabesa received this year’s Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, the highest award given by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) every three years. This recent achievement, though, is just one of Prof. Mabesa’s many accomplishments in a career that spans more than six productive decades. Prof. Mabesa […]

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Sa dinaos na 65th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards na ginanap noong ika-1 ng Setyembre 2015 sa The Peninsula Manila, pinarangalang muli ang mga guro’t mag-aaral ng DFPP sa kani-kanilang husay sa pagsulat ng panitikan. Kabilang sa pinarangalan sina Prop. Vladimeir B. Gonzales at Prop. Elyrah Loyola Salanga-Torralba. Nakamit ni Prop. Gonzales ang Ikalawang Gantimpala para […]

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After 39 years of staging exceptional plays spanning from the classics to the contemporary and producing renowned directors, actors, designers, production and stage managers and technical directors, Dulaang UP celebrates its 40th theatre season with the theme “20/20 Vision: Clarity. Originality. Perspective.” For its premiere offering, DUP presents “#R</3J,” a multimedia hallucination on William Shakespeare’s […]

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  An interdisciplinary team of UP graduate students consisting of CAL Assistant Professor Frances Cruz (Master in International Studies), Yvan Ysmael Yonaha (MA Philippine Studies), and Janina Tan (MA Asian Studies), has entered the finals stage of the Geneva Challenge 2015 with their policy proposal on the use of mobile technology in assisting the reintegration […]

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UP Diliman’s College of Arts and Letters welcomes its newly appointed dean, Dr. Amihan Bonifacio- Ramolete. She succeeds former CAL Dean Dr. Flora Elena R. Mirano for a term of three years (1 June 2015 to 31 May 2018). Bonifacio-Ramolete is the youngest Dean in the history of the College.   Towards Creative Collaborations  Bonifacio-Ramolete […]

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The Philippine Humanities Review, Special Edition, “CAL GE Lecture Series: Tatak UP” gathers together the lectures delivered during the UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters (UPD CAL) lecture series on general education (GE). The lecture series sought to examine the evolution and framework of the University’s GE program and to lay the groundwork for […]

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Writings of Department of Art Studies professors Patrick D. Flores and Clod Marlan Krister Yambao are featured in the February 2015 issue of Kritika Kultura, an internationally refereed journal. Flores’ essay, “The Zobel Nexus,” examines the role of Fernando Zobel in shaping the discourses of  culture and art history in the Philippines as an artist, […]

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Vargas Museum curatorial staff, graphic designer, and Art Studies major Randel Urbano won the first Fringe Manila Poster Competition for his creation “Habal-habal High.” Urbano’s design, playing on the  habal-habal, a popular but precarious mode of transport, and the halo-halo as a metaphor of Philippine society, was chosen to represent Fringe Manila 2015, an arts festival showcasing emerging and established […]

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Art Studies major Loreto “Koki” Bautista received the first Metrobank Foundation award for art criticism for students last November 13, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The competition, named after art critic and UP CAL Professor Emeritus Alice Guillermo, was part of the 30th Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) Art Competition. Bautista’s essay […]

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