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Ian Veneracion honored to portray nat’l artist

Ian Veneracion honored to portray nat’l artist

MALAKING karangalan para kay Ian Veneracion ang pagkapili sa kanya para gumanap bilang National Artist for Visual Arts at pioneering neorealist painter na si Cesar Legaspi sa lifestory nito na mapapanood sa “Maalaala Mo Kaya” mamayang gabi sa ABS-CBN.

The modernist sculptor, considered as the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture,” was the youngest National Artist awardee at 46.

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12 fashion tips from Ramon Valera

Needless to say , Highspeed is no fashion column, but just the same here are 12 fashion tips from the country’s greatest designer, Ramon Valera. A National Artist, no less, the only one to be so honored from the fashion world.

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On National Artists, Magsaysay Awardees

It’s unfortunate that Soxie Topacio died before it was announced that PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) won this year’s Magsaysay Awards along with other Asian citizens, including Lilia de Lima (aunt of feisty Sen. Leila de Lima). It could have warmed Soxie’s heart as he was an original “Anak ng PETA.”

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Vilma Santos is, indeed, ‘Natatangi’

Vilma Santos is the recipient of this year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian, the critics’ lifetime achievement award. Needless to say, much deserved as Ate Vi is indeed “Natatangi” (read exceptional, chosen one).

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’70s directors: Vanishing breed

A showbiz insider described the directors of the ‘70s as Vanishing Breed. Gone are Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Joey Gosiengfiao, Mario O’ Hara, Danny Zialcita, Celso Ad Castillo, and Marilou Diaz Abaya. And the latest to go, Gil Portes. Yes, all gone to a stress-free world, where there are no playdates and deadlines to meet.

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