Filipino Auction Heroes

If you've been reading art news from the Philippines these past months, you must have heard about the unbelievably high prices some newly found paintings are fetching in auctions. PF Correspondent Myles A. Garcia gives us a rundown of the who, what, where and how the said paintings have upended the world of rich art collectors in "New 'Old' Filipino Paintings Surface and Break Auction Records." Think Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and drool.

Switching to more contemporary creative pursuits, our LA-based Correspondent Anthony Maddela tracks down San Diego-based filmmaker Benito Bautista to talk about his latest work, "The Interpreter," a 40-minute feature film that he co-wrote with his fiancee, Emma Francisco. In "Sex, Love and Dating Apps," Bautista elucidates on why "Tinder is not tender."

Our series on Hometowns continue and we're proud to publish a piece written exclusively for PF by one of the giants of Philippine literature, Linda Ty-Casper. In "Camarines St." she gives us a glimpse of how life was like in Manila before and during World War II.  [You can read about Linda Ty-Casper here:]

For the Happy Home Cook, another recipe from author Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard: LInguini with Clams.

In case you missed them, here are links to the stories of the week from other publications:

Duterte Wins Big in Midterm Elections

How a Locksmith, a Dictator and a WWII General Are Connected to $22 Billion in Lost Treasure

The Lost Villages of Extramuros

How Filipino Martial Arts Helped Arya Stark in the Battle of Winterfell

In our video of the week, we feature comedian Edwin San Juan.

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino