September 6 - October 22, 2017


In Low Pressured Areas, KoloWn explores the spaces of the CCP and creates site specific interventions either based on the spatial context, form of the space, or combination.

Established in 2007 in Cebu City, KoloWn is a conglomerate that explores the concept of absurdity and contradictions, through deconstructing recognized ideas, imagery and spaces. The term KoloWn was derived from Colon, the oldest street in the Philippines and from Colonialism.
KoloWn works in the street, in the web, within indoor spaces and in between.

For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division at landlines (632) 8321125 local 1504 & 1505, or (632) 8323702, mobile (0917) 6033809, or email

September 6 - 29, 2017


The home is a fraught site. While individuals’ interest coincide with that of their families, mutual satisfaction is assured. In instances when they are in opposition, a violation occurs, resulting in tragedy. The films look at sources of tension in the home and how this is addressed as metaphors and accounts of life under a dictatorship. The screenings will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays of September, inside the 12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.

September 6 | 12nn and 3pm 

September 8 and 20 | 12nn and 3pm 
Raise the Red Lantern

September 22 | 12nn and 3pm 
This is Not a Film

September 29 | 12nn and 3pm 
Cria Cuervos

The screenings are free and open to the public. For non-CSB, 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 this website.

Film screening curated by Jan Philippe Carpio

Jan Philippe V. Carpio is a writer, filmmaker and performer living in Metro Manila, Philippines. He has been making films since 1998. He has written and directed several short films and four feature length films. He is currently submitting his latest feature length film INT.-EXT. (Ella, Marita, Atbp.) to various film festivals. He currently teaches filmmaking at St. Paul University Manila, and the De La Salle College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts.

12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 NN - 3 PM
September 1 - 17, 2017


The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino


Nicanor Tiongson’s Aurelio Sedisyoso, A Rock Sarswela

Director: Chris Millado
Composer: Joed Balsamo

From the same artistic team that brought you the award-winning musical, Mabining Mandirigma, we give you Nicanor Tiongson’s Aurelio Sedisyoso, a rock sarswela. It is an original piece based on the life of Aurelio Tolentino, a Filipino playwright and dramatist, who, together with Bonifacio and Sakay, founded Teatro Porvenir. He was arrested with charges of sedition for tearing the American flag. CCP’s Little Theater is named after his honor.Pagmamahal sa bayan o pagmamahal sa pamilya?

Alamin kung ano pang bumabagabag kay Aurelio Tolentino sa Aurelio Sedisyoso, a rock sarswela” at CCP’s Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) on September 1-17, 2017, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For ticket inquiries, private message Lorelei Celestino, @Juan Lorenzo Marco, and Alfritz Blanche or call Tanghalang Pilipino at 02 8321125 local 1620 or 1621.

Recommended for 9 yrs. old and above.

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), CCP Complex
Friday - 8 PM | Saturday - 3 PM and 8 PM | Sunday - 3 PM
1,000 PhP | 1,500 PhP
September 4 - 5, 2017


Unique highlight of the Magsaysay Awards Week is the opportunity to learn more about the amazing work and leadership of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awardees—directly from them! Attendance at the Awardee Lectures will allow you to:

  •   Understand their personal vision and challenges
  •   Listen to their strategies and insights on the work that they do
  •   Interact with them during the Question and Answer portion
  •   Meet them up close and personal

For more information on the Magsaysay Festival Month Lectures, please call  521-3166 to 76 

September 2, 2017


On September 2 at 2 pm, the French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse will give a talk on the intricacies of photographing people with whom he has known and become attached. As a result, he has learned to photograph with them the narratives and vignettes of their lives.

This is a collateral event for The Valley exhibition at the National Museum of the Philippines, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and France. For almost 30 years from 1988, Mr. Vallombreuse dedicated his life to document the landscapes and daily lives of the ethnolinguistic group, the Tau’t Batu in Singnapan Valley in Palawan. Eighty-one photographs and more than 100 digital photos will be presented in the exhibition that will open to the public on August 31.

The event is free but places are limited so please reserve your places now by emailing or call (02) 5271232.

The exhibition and this event is a collaborative project between the National Museum, Alliance Francaise the Manille, Embassy of France in the Philippines and Micronesia, and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts.

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

Senator Claro M. Recto Function Hall, 3rd Floor, National Museum of Fine Arts
2 PM - 4 PM
September 2, 2017


You are welcome to attend the free fifth HOCUS Lecture Series this Saturday, September 2, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Osmeña Function Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts.

Dr. Jose Victor Torres, Associate Professor from the De La Salle University, will be giving a talk on the ”Cross and Crucible: The Spanish Missionaries (1565-1800)”. Joining him are Architect. Paulo Alcazaren who will discuss “ARROCEROS: Saving Manila’s Last Green Frontier and Architect Dominic Galicia, who will focus on the Adapative Reuse of the Department of Tourism (DOT) building”.

The HOCUS exhibition features 32 contemporary paintings that deal with the subject of Patronato Real or Royal Patronage, an arrangement made by the Spanish Monarchy and the Holy See and its ramifications to the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines.

These works are the outcome of the collaboration collaboration between lawyer and historian Atty. Saul Hofileña, Jr., and artist-restorer Guy Custodio, engaging viewers to look and read the paintings like books as these are contemporary vignettes of the Philippine history presented in allegorically. Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta curated this exhibition, marking her return to the National Museum where she was formerly Director.

This lecture is for free and open to the public, however participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve seats. Please For the pre-registration, please contact the NM Fine Arts Division at or call (02) 527-1219.

The HOCUS Exhibition is on view at Gallery XXI until October 29, 2017. The National Museum of Fine Arts is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission to the museum is free of charge. For more information, please see the About section of this Facebook page.

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

Osmeña Function Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts
2 PM - 4 PM
September 1, 2017


Lesley-Anne Cao is a visual artist working with objects, text, and interventions as modes of inquiry on art, socio-cultural spaces, and the everyday. Her work is informed by her involvement as an assistant and amateur archivist in the art production, publications, exhibitions, and archival projects of other artists and institutions. She received her BFA from the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts and spent a semester at the École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France and has engaged in art initiatives and exhibitions since. She lives and works in Quezon City.

Itos Ledesma is a transdisciplinary writer, researcher, and cultural worker interested in the absurd, the intertextual, and the indeterminate, exploring these concepts through sound, text, performance, and new media. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines and currently resides in Marikina.

ESC Projects deal with spatial negotiations, transformations and interventions. It revolves around particular locations, contexts and renditions—whether as flights of the imagination or discharges of the creative spirit. ESC artists are given the freedom to conceive and visualize new landscapes. This 98B program evolved as a parallel event of the Saturday X Future Market @ ESCOLTA. For the HUB: Make Lab, It continues its experimental platform as an exhibition, activity, installation or creative endeavor.

98b COLLABoratory, MEZ2, First United Building, 413 Escolta, Manila
3 PM
August 25 to September 8, 2017
August 31, 2017

Join us for the most inspiring day of the year.
31 August 2017 | 4:00 PM | Cultural Center of the Philippines

Asia’s Premier Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, is presented formally to the year’s laureates in ceremonies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation bestow Asia’s highest honor personally to each of the awardees after their individual award citations have been read to the overflow audience. In turn, each awardee delivers a brief response, and the guest of honor closes the ceremonies with a short congratulatory message.

Simple yet moving, these formal ceremonies are open to the public. After the ceremonies, the guests may personally meet and greet the Magsaysay Awardees during a short reception at the theater lobby.

The Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies, held every year on the birth anniversary of the late President Ramon Magsaysay, is a unique event that many people really look forward to—leaders, students, scholars, the foreign community, entire families, and ordinary people alike—because it provides hope, inspiration, and pride to all who seek to build a better world.

Witness this inspiring event! Join in the celebration of Asia’s good news! Meet the Awardees and be inspired anew!

August 30, 2017


Join 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee YOSHIAKI ISHIZAWA (Japan) in his FREE PUBLIC LECTURE where he will discuss his lifelong work of preserving and restoring Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most important cultural treasures.