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32 Defining Moments in Philippine Arts and Culture since 1985

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, founded on Dec. 9, 1985, as part of the “mosquito press,” helped dismantle the Marcos dictatorship in February 1986.

With the new dispensation followed a liberalization of attitudes, newfound freedom of expression, the democratization of the arts, and a check on art patronage, as practiced by the previous administration.

This led to a boom manifested in the proliferation of art galleries, books and broadsheets, and festivals everywhere.

 

Read more about the defining moments in Philippine history that shaped its arts and cultural scene to what it is today on Inquirer.

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