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Thomasian artists honor Benavides

SELECTED alumni of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) mounted some of their artworks in Benavides II as they celebrated the “good life,” from July 25 to August 20, in Taguig.

Eric Cachero, Rey de Guzman, Jaime de los Santos, Pedro Garcia II, Ninoy Lumboy, Noli Vicedo and Joe Datuin collectively call themselves as the Benavides Art Group, inspired from the Spanish phrase “Buena Vides,” which means the good life in English.

The artists used their own respective medium but were united in their mission to promote “goodness, beauty and truth” through their compositions.

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Filipino poets sing peace for Colombia

Poets and writers sang anthems to peace when they gathered last May 14 to read literary works as their way of supporting the current peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The event, Macondo: Poetry & Peace from QC to Colombia, was held in Quezon City.

Poet and critic Gemino Abad said the activity was organized by the World Poetry Movement.

Khavn de la Cruz, festival director of .MOV Fest, said that he got the name Macondo after the fictional town in Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

He explained that the role of poets in the face of conflicts and crises is to keep an “absurdist hope.”

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