November 11, 2017


MUHON: Traces of an Adolescent City


November 11, 2017 (Saturday) at 2:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.

Museum admission fee (Php 100.00) includes the lecture, access to all museum galleries and a guided tour of the MUHON exhibition.

For online pre-registration, kindly click the following RSVP link:

“The Big Idea” is a highly informative but light-hearted lecture on the history, modernity, and legacy of Leandro V. Locsin’s architectural spirit. It enjoins the audience to traverse three fundamental threads of thought: “Where was Mr. Locsin’s place within modernity?”, “How is his legacy alive today?”, and “What is the value in what we (designers and architects) do?”

The lecture opens by presenting the audience with a multi-faceted narrative of the different phases of Leandro V. Locsin’s life, culminating in an exposition of his design process and quest for meaning in architecture. It then moves on to show case studies of recent LVLP projects that demonstrate how the current incarnation of his practice operates – continually striving to cultivate the seeds that he planted. Finally, it concludes by inviting the audience into the equation – reminding them of the rich value they give to society as designers, and the bigger picture of meaning and identity that is intrinsic in all of life.


Having joined LVLP in 1990, Andy Locsin began serving as Administrator and Design Consultant to the firm in 1995. He has been responsible for helping the Partners establish governance policy, and serves as an internal critic and design consultant on the firm’s defining projects. He is tapped by the partnership as a presenter for the firm’s more complex and important work. He is also often at the forefront of the firm’s joint design efforts with allied collaborators, design partners, and consultants. He is involved in real estate concerns and a Trustee of several educational, environmental, and cultural organizations.

Aldo Mayoralgo earned his BS Architecture degree from the University of the Philippines – Diliman in 2014. He graduated with the distinction of Outstanding Thesis, and ranked 11th in the June 2015 Architect Licensure Examination with a rating of 83.6%. He was absorbed into Leandro V. Locsin Partners as a working student in 2012, and currently holds the position of Senior Architect. In addition to the main project he handles – a luxury high rise mixed-use development, Aldo is one of the passionate stewards of the firm’s history and ethos. His fields of interest and research outside of architecture include philosophy, neuroscience, history, quantum theory, cognitive psychology and linguistics. He believes in the capacity of the design profession to engender human flourishing, and sees architecture as a subliminal structure that holds in it the rich story of progressive human moments.

*This Lecture Series is organized in conjunction with ‘MUHON: Traces of an Adolescent City’ Homecoming Exhibition, on view until December 29, 2017.

Metropolitan Museum Manila
1:30 PM
100 php
November 9, 2017


The Para La Musica is a monthly FREE Concert Series brought to you by the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and the Intramuros Administration. The 4th Para La Musica Concert will be an afternoon of retro music featuring:

Vocalists: Boy Mendez, Cathy Melendres
Lead Guitar: Billy Melendres
Drums: Benjie Santos
Bass Guitar: Celso Mangharon
Keyboard: Richard Reyes
Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar & Flute: Dr. Ma. Leonora V. De Jesus

with a special participation of the PLM Executive Chorale

Venues is at Plaza Roma, across Manila Cathedral.

For more information, please call 5277300.
#WeAreIntramuros #ItsMoreFunIntramuros

Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila
5:30 PM
November 2017


For this month’s film screenings, we’ve selected four acclaimed animated features with genres that range from historical to musical fantasy comedy. Join us in the exploration of the many possibilities of animation this month of November.

The screenings will be held on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays of November, inside the MCAD Multimedia Room, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus. All screenings are FREE and open to the public. The museum is currently closed in preparation for our next exhibition but there is public access to our multimedia room for the screenings.

Fantastic Planet
November 3, 4, & 8
Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders. In the end, are the two species willing to learn how to coexist?

Yellow Submarine
November 10 & 11
When the music hating Blue Meanies take over Pepperland and freeze everyone within it, Captain Fred and his Yellow Submarine recruit The Beatles to help save the day.

A Cat in Paris
November 18 & 22
A pet cat named Dino leads a double life. During the day he lives with a little girl called Zoe. While at night, he is a companion to the cat burglar, Nico. One night, Zoe decided to follow Dino and see where he runs off to and is captured by a gangster. Nico and Dino must now team up to save Zoe.

Miss Hokusai
November 24, 25, & 29
The film follows the life of Hokusai’s daighter O-Ei as she works in her father’s studio, struggles to make a name for herself, and escape his authority.

The screenings are free and open to the public. For non-CSB guests, please prepare an ID for access to the DLS-CSB SDA Building. Please inform lobby guards that you are there for the MCAD Film Screenings.

For inquiries, please email or send us a message through our page.

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Dominga St. Malate, Manila, 1004 Manila
12nn and 3pm
November 7-9, 2017


Multi-awarded Filipino and Japan-based jazz singer Charito together with renowned Japanese jazz musicians are coming to Manila this November 7-9, 2017 for the Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival (TMJAF) workshops and concert!

“It’s such a new high and sense of fulfillment to share the things I learned and treasured to young and aspiring talents…during those voice classes, there were also opportunities to acquire precious knowledge from young artists. It has always been a symbiotic relationship.” – CHARITO…/593940/girl-named-charito

FREE WORKSHOPS (limited slots)
Registration for the workshop is highly recommended and is subject for approval by University of the Philippines College of Music and University of Sto. Tomas Conservatory of Music.

Registration is highly recommended. Walk-ins welcome at a first-come, first-served basis.

For registration and inquiries, email:
TMJAF workshops and concert is presented by The Japan Foundation, Manila and Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival in collaboration with University of Sto. Tomas Conservatory of Music and University of the Philippines College of Music. We would also like to thank Philippines Airlines for sponsoring this event.

University of Santo Tomas || University of the Philippines - Diliman
November 6-11, 2017

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You have until Saturday to view Street Life Maynila, a photo exhibition by Mr. Colin Haynes!

This exhibition showcases the everyday life in the late 80s, when Haynes arrived in Manila. He managed to capture both the scenes at night–when the streets are dark and jeepneys decorated with gaudy lights ply the road–and days–where the streets are filled with busy, smiling people. Since then, he has taken more photos exploring the city and exploring new themes.

The photo exhibition is housed at the SGI International Peace Center in Escolta, Manila!


SGI International Peace Center, Escolta, Manila
10 AM - 6 PM
November 5, 2017


Happy 8th Anniversary TSP! November is always special as it is our anniversary month, and thus we will be holding our 67th Tiklop General Assembly (TiGAs) at Intramuros, the Walled City from which the Great City of Manila came forth. This is to make us think of our historical roots, of how we got here and where we go from here.

This is open to all decent people with a singular love and appreciation for folding bicycles. If you are a long time TSP member, or a new one, or have just heard about us, and are interested in these amazing machines, this meeting is perfect for you. We will be discussing relevant issues, past rides, future ones, learn a bit about these bikes, making new friends, and have fun in general.

Assembly is at the Plaza del Roma at Intramuros, at 9 am. This is the courtyard in front of the Manila Cathedral. From there we may go to the nearby Plaza Mexico for the meeting proper. For those biking, it is encouraged for members to organize riding teams in the general places they live so that they have riding buddies. For example, those who live in the Diliman QC area will meet at McDonald’s on Matalino Street at 7am. Those that will commute or go by other means of transportation are very much welcome to do so.

After the meeting, those who wish to do so can go to Binondo for lunch. Please bring extra money for lunch. See you all there. Happy Anniversary!

Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila
9 AM
November 4, 2017


Here’s the real Holloween deal.

Tomb-raiding at the historic Manila Chinese Cemetery this Nov. 04, 2017.

Guaranteed lots of 1930’s architectural 

Spirits not included.

Manila Chinese Cemetery
2 PM
500 php
November 4, 2017


You are invited to the Minokaua’s Grand Opening.
BITE NITE. Food Bites and Sound Bites of The Minokaua. The post-halloween full moon formal opening.

Free Heineken beer from 7PM – 11PM or while supplies last.

Performances by:
Noli Aurillo
Banna Harbera
Ian Lofamia Band
Working Stiff
and open jam with Bo Bismark and Kwerdas

For VIP and table reservations, please call our hotlines at 501.6617 and 0927.2773513.



The Minokaua 1951 M. Adriatico St., Malate, Manila
7 PM
October 23 - November 4, 2017


WSK unveils its latest iteration of the Festival of The Recently Possible: WSK AXIS 2017. To push for a stronger new media art community across Asia, the 8th version features an axis of exhibitions, concerts, fora, and workshops from contemporaries in Asia.

<EXHIBIT> “INTERSTICES: Manifolds of the In-Between”

Curated by Tengal Drilon, the exhibit will showcase works from new media artists from Japan and the Philippines. Artworks and performances will be installed in Center for Campus Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. More details about the show is found in our website:

Free admission, but you have to register your name here:


Ryoichi Kurokawa | Houxo Que | Tsuyoshi Hisakado | Pauline and Ivan Despi | Tad Ermitanio


Tad Ermitanio | Ian Carlo Jaucian | Katsuki Nogami


Derek Tumala


WSK 2017 will feature concerts on the evenings after the scheduled fora in the College of Saint Benilde in order to provide a platform for independent practitioners who produce the wealth of material from which researchers, curators, and archivists draw and re-establishing connections among a variety of different independent sound and media artists and collectives in the Philippines, the South East Asian region, and elsewhere on the globe. These programs will be handled by Erick Calilan and Itos Ledesma, artists who use sound as a medium of inquiry.

More details about the events are found in their respective event pages. Follow it for exciting updates:

Noisebath X Ruthless | 24 Oct 9PM


HIVE | 27 Oct 9PM

X-pol: Buwan Buwan × Maltine 9PM

KPR X WSK | 29 Oct 9PM

<FORA> WSK Feedback Forum: “A Preliminary Archaeology of Experiments in Sonic Practice”

The WSK Feedback Forum will be held at the College of St. Benilde – School of Design and Art from October 25 to 28, 2017. Subtitled as “A Preliminary Archaeology of Experiments in Sonic Practice,” the main focus of the fora is to map and later publish the various histories of sound practice in the Philippines across different generations and locations—from it’s early intersections with punk and experimental film in the late 80’s and 90’s as elaborated by Children of Cathode Ray member Tad Ermitano, to late 90’s-early 00’s artist-run space ecologies as remembered by artist-curator Lena Cobangbang, onwards to the mid 00’s and ongoing sound and media art efforts of Tengal Drilon, to organizing and networking sound art projects outside the capital as documented by Erick Calilan and the Cavite- based EXIST network, and much more.

The fora also extends to WSK’s immediate network in Asia: from independent sound archivists (David Tarigan of Irama Nusantara, Jakarta and Joe Kidd of The Ricecooker Archives, Kuala Lumpur), key instigators and sound organizers (Sound Pocket of Hong Kong, Ujikaji of Singapore, Jogja Noise Bombing of Jogjakarta), to renowned sound culture scholars and researchers, such as Nakagawa Katsushi (Yokohama). The fora is co-convened and organized by Dayang Yraola and Merv Espina, both of whom have been actively and independently researching and curating sound and media art, with a keen focus on Asia, in the past decade.

The WSK Feedback Forum kicks off with a special panel on Asian Media Art in partnership with Asia Center Japan Foundation.

More details about the fora are found in their respective event pages. Follow it for updates:

Asian New Media Art Forum | 25 Oct

Generations of Sound Practice in the Philippines | 26 Oct

Scene Reports: Sonic Practices in Asia | 27 Oct

Independent Sound Archiving, Historicizing and Discourses | 28 Oct


THE MEDIUM IS THE MESS AGE | 26 Oct 1-6pm | 5th Floor, Sceneshop, School of Design and Arts


HERESY: WOMEN IN TECH | 27 Oct 10-5pm | 5th Floor, Sceneshop, School of Design and Arts

10:00AM-12:00 NN | SOUND AFX: Teresa Barozzo

1:00PM-3:00PM | OPEN SOURCE DESIGN: Gladys Regalado

3:00PM-5:00PM | PROJECTION DESIGN: Joee Mejias






School of Design and Arts, Manila
October 28, 2017



Gerard Lico is an architect, architectural critic and art historian. He teaches at the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines at Diliman. He completed his BS Architecture, MA in Art History and PhD in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines. He is the multi-awarded author of publications on Philippine architecture and cultural studies, designer and curator of pioneering exhibitions in architecture, and produced and directed a series of documentaries on Philippine built environments such as Lunan, Masterbuilders, and Deco Decoded. He is the author of “Edifice Complex: Power, Myth, and Marcos State Architecture” (2003) and “Arkitekturang Filipino: A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Philippines” (2008) among others.

In 2001, he received the Catholic Mass Media Award for his “A Century of Philippine Design : The First Fifty Years.” For his researches in architectural history and cultural studies, he received the UP Gawad Chanselor Para sa Pinakamahusay na Mananaliksik (Arts and Humanities) in the years 2002, 2004, and 2005, earning him a place in its Hall of Fame. He received the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award in 2004. He received the title UP Artist II in 2010, UP Artist III in 2013, and UP Artist II in 2015 and UP Gawad Chanselor Para sa Natatanging Guro, attesting to his excellence as a scholar and teacher.

Apart from his academic and professional practice, he held office as Head of the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2007-2013) and as Director of the Office of the Campus Architect of the University of the Philippines (2008-2014). He is currently, the Consulting Architect for the restoration of the Manila Metropolitan Theater.

To pre-register, kindly click the following link:

See you at the MET! #ArtForAll #metmanila

Metropolitan Museum of Manila Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
2:00 - 5:00 PM
150 PhP | 120 PhP (Students and Senior Citizens)