Visiting Philippine world-renowned/global traveler artist Manuel “Manny” Baldemor is impressed by the deep-rooted creativeness and growing sense of nationalism budding and established Filipino painters possess in the UAE.
Philippine National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab believes the potential of the Filipino as a musician and performance artist is yet to be “exploited” even as a people, they have been in-demand globally in the field of theatre arts and live act circuit because of their inborn talent.
Southeast Asia’s Republic of the Philippines commemorates its 121st freedom from Spain this June 12 although its “full independence” as a free and sovereign country was granted by its second coloniser, the United States of America on July 4, 1946.
The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi headed by Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana hosted a Diplomatic Reception in observance of the 121st anniversary of the June 12, 1898 proclamation of Philippine independence from Spain on Wednesday evening.
The CDU was still hoping to hold an in-person congress at a later date rather than a video conference, but acknowledged that the online format might be the only option if the pandemic cannot be brought under control.
As fighting over the disputed region enters its second month, international mediators are scrambling to bring a stop to frontline clashes and shelling of civilian areas that have left hundreds dead.
The UAE announced the detection of 1,111 COVID-19 cases on Monday over the past 24 hours. The ministry also announced the full recovery of 1,819 cases after receiving the necessary treatment.
The Reading Panel’s review process will be followed by an announcement of the Award’s long-list in November, paving the way for the second phase in which the Award’s jury will conduct a thorough literary review of all submissions.