BenCab Museum

Art Lozano’s solo show, Nesting Ground, is on exhibit at BenCab Museum’s Sepia Gallery until Aug. 2. While the museum is currently closed due to the coronavirus quarantine, the exhibition may be viewed online on the Facebook page: Nesting Ground is on exhibit simultaneously with John Frank Sabado’s exhibition Distinction ( Nesting Ground highlights one of Art Lozano’s favorite subjects — the vintage Volkswagen Beetle, which remains popular among Baguio’s retro-pop enthusiasts. The Baguio-based painter is a multi-awarded artist from the Ilocos region who hopes to become a reflection of realities close to him, both in the highland community where he has grown, as well as the areas he has immersed in.The BenCab Museum is located at Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio.

E-Storytelling and Creators Online

Filipinas Heritage Library, the US Embassy in the Philippines, Adarna House and BuriBooks present WAR AND CHILDREN IN BOOKS: E-Storytelling and Creators Online Q&A, which is held in conjunction with the online exhibition War Through the Eyes of the Child. The online event will be held on June 19 via Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration is free. It will start with storytelling by Earle Figuracion, followed by a Q & A session with Si Pitong Noong Panahon ng Hapon illustrator Marcus Nada, and Good Night, Lala writer Maya Calica. They will be answering questions about the conceptualization and the process of writing and illustrating books for children about the war. Pre-registration is required for Zoom access. Only 50 slots will be reserved for Zoom but the event will also be live streamed on the following Facebook pages: Filipinas Heritage Library, Adarna House, and Ayala Museum. To pre-register, go to:

Watch VLF 2020 and donate

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, in partnership with Tanghalang Pilipino and Writer’s Bloc, has pushed through with the special online edition of Virgin Labfest, the festival of untried, unstaged and untested plays. With the theater festival underway, premiering June 10, the three collaborators step up and conduct a fundraising activity for the benefit of the Artists Welfare Project, Inc., which supports various projects for cultural workers and displaced artists in the country. After watching the live online performance, the viewer might want to share their appreciation and donate through the KTX (Kapamilya Tickets) or Ticket2Me. Check out One needs to register or log in to donate. To donate via Ticket2Me, go to or download the app on Google Play or App Store. Or one can scan the event’s QR code posted on the CCP website ( and it will redirect to the Ticket2Me payment platform. In both KTX and Ticket2Me, buying tickets denotes donating for the VLF cause. Proof of donation/purchase will be sent to your e-mail. The special edition of VLF will run until June 28. To watch, visit the social media pages of CCP and VLF to watch the live performances of VLF 2020: Kapit. Or download or visit the Vimeo app/website to watch all recorded content and behind-the-scenes footage. For inquiries, e-mail CCP Sales and Marketing Department at