Hand-crafted shells in Cebu: A legacy passed down through time

CTU intern Mary Godinez 08/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”   The Queen City of the South, Cebu City, is home to renowned skilled artisans, who create exquisite crafts reflecting the beauty…

FACES OF CEBU: Boots Brandon, tattoo artist and entrepreneur

08/20/2023

  In the bustling streets of Makati, a renowned tattoo artist, business owner, and father of two girls has made his mark. Boots Brandon, a seasoned tattoo artist with over 16 years of experience, has transitioned from…

FACES OF CEBU: Vince Dherek Joaquino, 19, visual artist

Wenilyn Sabalo 08/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The young man on the right is the 19-year-old Cebuano visual artist Vince Dherek Joaquino, whose sketches made rounds on social media. His latest work is his watercolor sketch of the recently inaugurated…

Shattering the ‘bad influence’ misconception of tattoos

08/11/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—  Tattoos, once associated with rebellion and criminality, have transformed into a celebrated form of personal expression. Over time, people have become more open to getting tattoos and standing by their decision about getting either…

FACES OF CEBU: Jane Frances Latorza, 21, digital artist

07/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is nothing impossible for someone who is determined to learn and do things that they want. Take for example 21-year-old Jane Frances Latorza from Minglanilla, Cebu, who has been inclined to the…

Cable cars might be expected in Cebu City soon

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 07/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cable cars might be expected in Cebu City soon. This was one of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s plans for the city which was presented during his People’s State of the City Address…

Cebu flyover: Using art, colors, and monsters to give one a good makeover

Immae Lachica 06/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—  Respect the art. Distort Monsters together with Ceet Fouad and other Cebuano artists Bartbombs, Yummy face, and Julius Noel recently did a makeover on the flyover along Archbishop Reyes Avenue in Cebu City. With…

Familial frames: Behind Ana Antipuesto’s Sinulog Film Festival victory

Eva Joy Bugas 06/21/2023

A father’s love is manifested in a lot of different ways, and it is always unique for every daughter. For this young cinematographer and her film-loving father–while both share the same liking for film, love uniquely plays…

Art and motherhood: How art helps moms bust stress

Wenilyn Sabalo 05/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motherhood is not easy. The time, effort, sacrifice, commitment, and patience needed to be a mother are so great, and yet sometimes, receive little external reward. Margarette Jaranilla, 43, the super mom to…

IN PHOTOS: Artists from Isabela make rice art portrait of content creator Rendon Labador

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 04/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Giovani Garinga from Isabela shared a series of photos showcasing their rice art portrait of content creator Rendon Labador.  Netizens were impressed with this rice work of art that is going viral on social media.…

VIDEO: How do you get up on that tattoo bed? 

Immae Lachica 04/11/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tattoo artists of a studio here made a video to show how their clients climb on the tattoo bed—and a lot can surely relate to this. Tattoo artists Brian Senerpida, Naldy Tarrayo,…

FACES OF CEBU: Raven Carlisle Tabanera, 28, animator and music producer

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – During his spare time, Raven Carlisle Tabanera would tinker around with his animation software and let his creativity take over. It was in between breaks from editing videos and producing music that he…

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