Thanks to the advent of social media, art in the Philippines
is now no longer confined to the dry galleries of yesteryears. Instead, you can
take a look at some of the best contemporary art in the Philippines by simply
opening an app on your phone, or by hopping over to your nearest art fair.
Philippine arts and culture are more accessible now than ever, and there’s
never been a more exciting time to be an art enthusiast in this country.
The public has long had a fascination with artistic works, and you can see that art is now moving beyond the standard museum fare. In the Philippine art history timeline, no other era has had as much variety, both in medium and in the artists themselves, as this one. Whether you look at visual art, video art, performance art, or any other style in the Philippines, you’ll more likely than not find a Filipino artist making waves. To familiarize yourself with the modern art scene in the country, here’s a list of Philippine artists and their works below.
While most of the impacts will be felt by the UK itself,
other nations are bracing themselves for what will happen once the UK’s exit
from the European Union is finalized. And as governments hash out macroeconomic
policies and treaties, the consequences of these decisions hit hardest at the
If you tune into any news channel that covers international
news, then you’ll have heard about Brexit. The biggest political, social, and
economic issue facing the United Kingdom today, Brexit is shorthand for Britan exiting the European Union. It has been the source of much
discussion, concern, and political conflict since it was put into motion three
years ago, and with the deadline for the exit looming ever closer, it’s as
relevant as ever. Here’s a brief primer on what Brexit is, and how it will
affect the Philippines.
It’s no secret that Manila is home to an incredible range of
musical talent. All over the Metro are a huge variety of singers, songwriters,
and bands performing in any number of genres and styles. With all this talent,
it’s no surprise that you can find a nice place to grab a beer and listen to
some good music just about anywhere. Still, there’s nothing like the atmosphere
that the classics will bring you. If you’re not quite feeling up to the noisy
energy of a crowd this weekend and just want to sit back with a drink and some
contemporary nostalgia, then here’s a list of some of the best jazz bars in Manila.
With so many airlines opening new routes, and ticket deals being offered left and right, it’s no surprise that travel has become one of the top activities for the middle-class Filipino. If you’re looking forward to a weekend getaway at one of Spot.PH’s top travel destinations, or already planning your next long trip, then you’re probably thinking of the best ways to maximize your budget and experiences. Take a look below at some tips that will help you round out one of the foundations of your trip— packing.
For music lovers in the Philippines, there’s no event that stokes more anticipation than the yearly Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Named for the Malasimbo Ampitheater, where the festival has been held for the past eight years since its inception, there are tons of new plans for 2019 that will make this year’s festival bigger and better. If you’re new to the Malasimbo scene, take a look at this primer and quickly brush up on its history, as well as get a peek at what might be in store for you when the festival runs from March 1-2, 2019.
From taking off your shoes before entering someone’s house, to shooing out dirt and bad spirits during the New Year, the concept of cleanliness is deeply embedded in the Asian psyche. A recent study on Filipino spending habits conducted by Kantar Worldpanel showed that keeping clean is so sacred to Filipinos that bath essentials like shampoo and soap are at the top of many Filipinos’ shopping lists. In fact, just like in other Asian nations, the bathing rituals of Filipinos are getting more complex, including more varieties of products than ever before. Take a look below at why that might be so.
The Philippines boasts the longest Christmas season in the world, and there are a hundred and one holiday-themed things to do once September hits. With a population that’s over ninety percent Christian, with Catholics alone comprising eighty-six percent of the country, it’s safe to say that Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in the country. Since almost the entire country is focused on preparing for this one day of the year, there are tons of different events and activities that help build the anticipation.
One of the most popular things to do during the height of the holiday season is going around the Metro and looking at Christmas lights displays. The biggest, brightest displays always draw in the crowds, and if you want to get into the holiday spirit then check out the list below for some of the best illuminations in Metro Manila.