By Nestor U. Torre
Our front page commentary last Sunday (“Protests over new awardees should finally lead to reforms”) on the latest national artists controversy has elicited follow-up requests for a longer and more detailed discussion of what those comprehensive reforms should involve.
After last month’s successful screening of “Banaue,” the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (Sofia) presents another Gerardo de Leon classic, “Ang Bagong Maestra.”
A highly placed insider has told Inquirer Entertainment that it’s all systems go for the declaration of the newest batch of National Artists—which include architect Jose Ma. Zaragoza, poet Cirilo F. Bautista, choreographer Alice Reyes, composer Francisco F. Feliciano, komiks novelist Francisco V. Coching and actress-producer Nora Aunor.
By Sharon Robas-Macawile
Ten years ago, I watched Ryan Cayabyab’s “The Musicman at 50” concert at the CCP. Last May 3, I was at the same venue for Mr. C’s 60th birthday concert, “The Music of Ryan Cayabyab.” Why do I keep watching and listening to the same repertoire? —Because Mr. C’s music is timeless!
The Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), will screen Gerardo de Leon’s “Terror is a Man,” Friday at the CCP’s Tanghalang Manuel Conde, 4 p.m. The free screening is part of the celebration of the late National Artist De Leon’s centennial year.