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Navotas HS students compete in 3rd Navoteño Film Festival

By Seymour Barros Sanchez NINE short films made by junior high school students from Navotas City will battle it out in the 3rd Navoteño Film Festival this weekend at the NC Sports Complex. Kaunlaran High School‘s “Love @ First Vlog,” La Naval Academy‘s “Mea Patria” (My Homeland), Navotas National High School‘s “1485,” Navotas National Science […]

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Bernadette Manahan Sta. Maria: When Love, Passion and Art Touch Lives

“PAINTING is the love of my life; it’s my passion. And not only that, it enables me to touch the lives of people, especially my subject,” says Bernadette Manahan Sta. Maria, in justifying the many years that she has been zealously engrossed in doing just that. One thing I noticed with this painter is the […]

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PHL films highlighted in 23rd French Film Fest

By Ibarra C. Mateo AS THE Philippines marked its 120th independence today, June 12, this year’s French Film Festival showcased three films by Filipino directors who had garnered awards in French film competitions. French Ambassador to Manila Nicolas Galey said the screening of Filipino films during the Philippine Independence Day is a “tradition of paying […]

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Global, Asian Shakespeare scholars, theatre people assemble in PH

By Ibarra C. Mateo PROMINENT Shakespearean scholars and theatre practitioners from all over the world, with focus and keen interest in “Shakespeare as produced in and by Asia,” have started on Monday in the Philippines the 3rd biennial conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association. Filipino organizers of the Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics – jointly hosted by […]

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Actors, rappers, opera singers headline Huseng Batute tribute at CCP

By Ibarra C. Mateo HOW does one explain to the young Filipino millennials the life and literary achievements of poet José Corazon de Jesus, considered as the first king of “balagtasan”, who is marking his 86th death anniversary on May 26? The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), under its President Arsenio J. Lizaso, has […]

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Visual artist, singer and song writer Johnny Otilano opens one man show in La Habra, California

By Vics Magsaysay THE 21-day one-man art exhibit of visual artist, singer and songwriter Johnny E. SJ. Otilano opened last April 7, 2018 at the La Habra Art Gallery, La Habra, California. Johnny, a California-based and multi-awarded artist, has exhibited in many galleries in the U.S. and museums abroad. Being also a musician, his works […]

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Benilde film “Kaming Mga Nakakulong” bags GEMS Best Short Film award

By  Seymour Barros Sanchez A CAPSTONE project from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde won the Best Students’ Short Film at the Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS) Hiyas ng Sining awards night. The awarding ceremony was held last March 2 at the Center for Performing Arts, DLS Santiago Zobel School, Ayala Alabang […]

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Fil-Ams from Los Angeles mourn the passing of stage actor Bernardo Bernardo

By Abner Galino THE passing of stage and movie actor Bernardo Bernardo last Friday has triggered an outpouring of sympathy from fans and friends here in Los Angeles where he used to be one of the stars of the Filipino American community’s musical and entertainment events and social gatherings. Social media is awash with expressions […]

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Pinay represents Filipino artistry in Santa Monica women’s art show

By Abner Galino “My companion,” is a 21” x 29” watercolor on paper. The frame is an intriguing proposition. Consider this: An unknown black-haired woman, her frontal features completely hidden from view, while her hands hold the leash of familiar-looking black-haired dog. The dog’s frontal features are also partly hidden from view. And there are […]

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Nation to pay homage to National Artist Napoleon V. Abueva

  THE Cultural Center of the Philippines leads the nation in paying homage to the late National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon V. Abueva, who died Friday. Abueva, 88, also called the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture,” was survived by his wife Cherry and three children, Amihan, Mulawin, and Duero. In 1976, Abueva, who was mentored […]

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PH Film Development Council honors University of the East professor for internationally recognized film

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines named University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (UE CFAD) advertising professor and filmmaker Richard Soriano Legaspi as one of the honorees when it recognized recent international film festival winners and other achievers during the second Film Ambassadors’ Night held at Sampaguita Gardens in Quezon […]

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Toasting love, life, loyalty through ‘Don Quixote’

AS IF the Filipinos’ fixation on stories of love, life, and friendship were not being satiated by the everlasting telenovelas, current films such as “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes,” “Changing Partners,” and “Call Me By Your Name,” Ballet Philippines is closing its 48th season with the famous romance between Kitri and Basilio in the classic ballet […]

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Fringe Manila’s 2018 edition sizzles the Nat’l Arts Month

THE Philippine celebration of the National Arts Month this year further sizzles with the kick off of the 2018 Fringe Festival which runs until Feb. 25. Fringe Festival organizers said from Feb. 7 to 25, the 2018 Fringe Festival celebrates the Philippine Arts Month by featuring several of the “most dynamic interdisciplinary performances and groundbreaking […]

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PH Film Development Council to honor outstanding Filipino films, filmmakers and actors

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines will pay tribute to Filipino films, filmmakers and actors who made waves internationally in the second FDCP Film Ambassadors Night to be held at the Sampaguita Gardens in Quezon City this coming Friday. FDCP Chair and Chief Executive Officer Liza Diño said that the event is “the best […]