Lisa Guerrero Nakpil
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by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Filipinos are no strangers to fiestas.
Paintings back to front, stories on the reverse
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Like visas on a passport, the marks of an artwork’s journey can be as important as its beauty.
The enigmatic Miss Nena Saguil
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 14, 2024 - 5:00pm
Not since the days of Juan Luna and Resurreccion Hidalgo has a Filipino artist pulled up her stakes, forged boldly towards an unexplored world and thrown everything they had away for the sake of making art abroad...
Scarborough 1st appeared on maps of Philippine waters in 1750s
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - November 21, 2023 - 12:00am
On the night of Sept. 12, 1748 the British East India Co. ship Scarborough struck the now-famous reef of the same name while on its way from England to China.
Juan Luna’s long-lost masterpiece unveiled at Ayala Museum Multimedia Show
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 11, 2023 - 12:00am
In time for the 125th year of Philippine independence, Ayala Museum with the cooperation of León Gallery unveiled last night Juan Luna’s long-lost masterpiece for the first time in the country.
Vernon Agnelli Huibonhoa liberates photography 
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - September 17, 2022 - 12:00am
At its very onset, one suspects, photography was meant to be a scientist’s way of portraying the world.
 Aguinaldo, Quezon, Marcos: The ‘Long Now’ in art and culture  
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 29, 2022 - 12:00am
What better place to contemplate what’s next for art and culture in the era of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. than in the historic town of Baler where two other presidents, Emilio Aguinaldo and Manuel Luis Quezon, would...
The Taliban, Sara, Anita & the ‘Dalaga’
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Reportage on the fall of Kabul and the fate of its women play out every night on the news like an addictive Netflix series.
The First Filipino Pharmacists: Dreamers First, Scientists Second
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Before this wicked pandemic, the practice of pharmacy was one of those necessary but utterly invisible professions: the license to dispense medicines and furthermore, to vet the right doses given your other medical...
Unknown Heroes and Famous Heels
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Every last Monday of August, we now celebrate National Heroes Day.
The post-pandemic home
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
‘Humanity will be changed by the pandemic. Everything is now mediated by the screen and virtuality.’
Elevating Couch Potato Dressing
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Maxine Syjuco is the perfect spirit guide to find our way back to fashion sanity.
Life at a distance
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
For Pierre Verger, it was the scenes of the Philippines teetering between one century and another that made the Philippines so special. It was raw and real but also civilized and European.
The Lost Arts before Zoom and Viber
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The fleeting mementos of a forgotten age photographs and poems, letters and sketches are always objects of fascination at any auction.
Almost Fathers, Single Fathers and Serial Fathers
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Of all the pantheon of family-oriented holidays, poor ol’ Dad’s Day is among the least high-pressure.
Beauty Queens, Hometown Belles, and Boys’ Nights Out
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 8, 2020 - 12:00am
An unexpected discovery will be revealed at the upcoming Spectacular Mid-Year Auction at León Gallery on Saturday, June 20.
From entresuelo to Danish Modern to Michael Jordan: The new ‘Work from Home’
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Whether you’re part of the 50 percent of the workforce ordered to stay indoors, somewhere below age 21 or above age 59, the new-fangled phrase “Work from Home” is something we’ll all have...
What to wear to a mañanita or MECQ
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Cover arms and legs. No skirts or shorts. And seriously consider wearing socks.
Rizal’s ‘Noli,’ Hen. Luna’s Vaccines, and the Pandemic of the Gilded Age
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A contagion that starts in the winter months? Telltale symptoms of high fever, labored breathing and pneumonia?
Uzis, Trancazo, and the Pandemic Pantry
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Influenza Pandemic struck down not just ‘able-bodied Filipinos from the ages of 20 to 39’ but also children from the ages of two to nine years old. In hard-hit Manila, no family was immune. My mother’s...
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