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‘Seven Days’ to give more international exposure for the CNMI

By Lori Lyn Lirio MARIANAS Visitors Authority Managing Director Chris Concepcion expressed hope that the CNMI will once again be the center of attention in international film arena as China’s top film production is on Saipan to shoot for a popular TV series ‘Seven Days’. “This film will provide millions of dollars worth of exposure for the CNMI which we […]

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Benilde films lead UFF5 winners

Benilde films lead UFF5 winners

By Seymour Barros Sanchez CAPSTONE projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde recently dominated the fifth Urduja Film Festival open competition at Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Film alumnus Michael Joshua Pagaduan’s “Kaming Mga Nakakulong” paved the way for Benilde by bagging Best Film and Best Actor for lead star Matt Daclan. The short […]

FEU film vies in Gensan

FEU film vies in Gensan

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A SHORT film from the Far Eastern University is competing in the 6th Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival Philippine category from November 12 to 16 in General Santos City. “Sa Gabing Tanging Liwanag ay Paniniwala”(Belief as the Light in Darkness), directed by Francis Guillermo, tells about a town captain (Soliman Cruz) who leads a search for townsfolk […]

The World Mourns as Legendary Marvel Comics’ Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95

The World Mourns as Legendary Marvel Comics’ Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95

By Sputnik News THE world-famous writer and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four. TMZ reported, citing Stan Lee’s daughter, that the legendary co-creator of Marvel Comics has died at the age of 95. The cause of his death has not yet been reported, while TMZ said that “an ambulance rushed to Lee’s […]

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Ampalaya Monologues to Restage Bitt3rd Anniversary Show

Ampalaya Monologues to Restage Bitt3rd Anniversary Show

AFTER the success of its anniversary show last October 27th, Ampalaya Monologues is going to restage its newest collection dubbed as “Bitt3rd.” The Ampalaya Monologues’ Bitt3rd collection is about the two kinds of people; those who drink and those who cause the urge to drink. It asks, “Which one will you be?” As the night unfolds, interconnected stories of those […]

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Benilde films compete at 6th Salamindanaw Asian Film Fest

Benilde films compete at 6th Salamindanaw Asian Film Fest

By Seymour Barros Sanchez TWO award-winning capstone projects from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts will vie in the Philippine shorts competition of the sixth Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival this month in General Santos City, South Cotabato. Christian Rae Villanueva’s “Ang Mga Turo ng Gabi” (The Lessons of the Night) and Belle Kay Loyola’s […]

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UE CFAD docu vies in Romanian film fest

UE CFAD docu vies in Romanian film fest

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A DOCUMENTARY which focuses on the daily routine of hypebeasts will compete at the 17th Hyperfest International Student Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania from November 2 to 11. How the Beasts Got Hyped, a film by Elvin Jay Macanlalay, Bryan Marticio and Mars Sanchez, is about people who are “beasts” (obsessed) about the “hype” (in fashion), […]

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FEU short films win in Pangasinan

FEU short films win in Pangasinan

By Seymour Barros Sanchez   TWO student projects from Far Eastern University recently brought home Urduja Film Festival trophies during the 5th UFF awards night at Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Madison, directed by Jesus Singh, won the Best Sound and Musical Score award for Jeff Hernandez while Estrella, helmed by April Jelen Tan, bagged Best Supporting Actress for Bellatrix […]

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Rico J. Puno dead @ 65

By PDI View this post on Instagram I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno has passed away this morning (manila time). Numbed with grief, I would like to call on all entertainers in the OPM Industry as well as his worldwide fans to stop for a moment […]

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Manila Wrestling Federation Delivers Fun Tricks and Treats in MWF 5: Todos Los Wrestling

Manila Wrestling Federation Delivers Fun Tricks and Treats in MWF 5: Todos Los Wrestling

MANILA Wrestling Federation – the hottest and fastest-rising live entertainment spectacle in Metro Manila – continues its unique blend of athleticism and “AksyoNovela” storytelling into its next major live presentation, “MWF 5: Todos Los Wrestling”, at the UP Bahay ng Alumni in Diliman, Quezon City on Sunday. Offering more of its highly entertaining and action-packed brand on October 28 at […]

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Human rights, gender empowerment films in the QC Intl Pink film fest

Human rights, gender empowerment films in the QC Intl Pink film fest

By Ibarra C. Mateo TRUE to its advocacy of pushing for gender empowerment and gender equality, the Quezon City local government is a major pillar of the Quezon City International Pink Film Festival 2018 as the fest returns this November after three years of absence. Quezon City 1st District Councilor Mayen Juico said that senior officials of the Quezon City […]

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Ampalaya Monologues presents Bitt3rd aaniversary show on October 27 at Green Sun Makati

Ampalaya Monologues presents Bitt3rd aaniversary show on October 27 at Green Sun Makati

A NEW set of Ampalaya Monologues will come to life for the show’s third anniversary dubbed as “Bitt3rd.” This set is said to be the deepest, funniest and most relatable to date. Ampalaya Monologues is an episodic play that has been staged in various venues around the country. These include the PETA Theater Center. Iloilo, Bicol, MOA Concert Grounds, Zamboanga, […]

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UST holds Sampung Sulyap film workshop

UST holds Sampung Sulyap film workshop

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THE University of Santo Tomas recently conducted a film workshop for the participating production teams of Sampung Sulyap 2019 and other aspiring filmmakers from the Thomasian community at the UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center. Becarios de Santo Tomas, an organization of UST scholars, co-organized the workshop with the Thomasian Film Society, the university’s premiere film […]

One of the producers, Glenn Meehan, congratulates the cast and crew of People’s Queen during its launch at the Penthouse in West Hollywood.  Photo by Joe Cobilla

ABS CBN’s People’s Queen launches in Hollywood

By Abner Galino and Joy Marino* ABS CBN International has unwrapped its first English-speaking reality show Tuesday with an all-Asian cast in a fabulous launch party in West Hollywood. The show is titled: The People’s Queen. It will be jointly hosted by Cecilio “Cece” Asuncion and beauty pageant critic Voltaire Tayag. Asuncion is also the owner and director of Slay […]

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UE CFAD entry bags Best Student Film in La Union

UE CFAD entry bags Best Student Film in La Union

By Seymour Barros Sanchez AN experimental short film, directed by University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design alumna Rodmarie Angeline Tabilog, won Best Short Film in the Student Category of the Pagwanawanan Film Festival in La Union last October 6. The nine-minute film “Marangle” (Farm) narrates the life of a farmer who risks everything, including his […]

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“Call her Ganda” screens in Los Angeles

By Abner Galino THE much talked about documentary about a transgender Filipina who was murdered by an American serviceman in Olongapo City four years ago got another screening in Los Angeles early this month. “Call her Ganda” is about murder victim Jennifer Laude, her mother Julita who pursued justice for her death, US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton (who was accused, […]

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The Draybers 10th anniversary concert

The Draybers 10th anniversary concert

IT all started in 2008. Six musicians were struggling for something catchy to name their group which was ready to compete for a local battle of the bands competition. Eventually they settled for the name The Draybers. A decade later, the name is now a three-time ALIW Awardee and Hall of Famer and fronted by The Voice of the Philippines […]

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Quezon City introduces Queen of QC 2018 candidates

Quezon City introduces Queen of QC 2018 candidates

THE Quezon City Government on Tuesday introduced to the press the candidates for the 2018 Queen of Quezon City pageant. The candidates – Erwina Tirambulo, Redj Daria Espinosa, Ehm-jay Buena Tuazon, Terresa Caranzo, Samantha Garcia, Louise Manalo, Avah Torres Pineda, Angel Artita, Shine Rodriguez, Jhade Ellorin Soberano, Naomi Fontanos, Denine Palacio, Keith Legara, Casey Banes Paculan, Scarlet Alcaraz, Yanyan Idalia, […]

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Filipino American actor Abe Pagtama poses with “Unlovable” co-writer and main actress Charlene DeGuzman. The movie was directed by Suzi Yoonessi.  Photo by Gabe Pagtama

Can “Unlovable” get some love from Pinoy viewers?

By Abner Galino* I got four friends named “Joy” on my Facebook alone. Two of them are my real friends. And all of the four are Filipinas. Some 50 years of American colonization, which left more a than a million Filipinos dead during its first three years (Philippine-American War — February 1899 to July 1902), left us too with such […]

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BP’s ‘Carmen and Other Dances’ is on Oct. 5 – 7

BP’s ‘Carmen and Other Dances’ is on Oct. 5 – 7

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE Ballet Philippines’ “The Innovators: Carmen and Other Dances,” featuring the works of choreographers Denisa Reyes, Augustus “Bam” Damian III, and Alden Lugnasin, is BP’s second offering for its current season. The featured choreographers “have made their mark in Philippine dance with choreographic gems that showcase unique styles in movement, story-telling, and artistry,” BP said. “Each […]

‘Santa Nena!’ film competes in India

‘Santa Nena!’ film competes in India

By Seymour Barros Sanchez TIM Rone Villanueva’s “Santa Nena!” will vie with 43 other entries from 17 countries at the Alpavirama Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival in India from October 23 to 27. The short film has also been officially selected to compete at the 3rd Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq from October 10 to 16. It is […]

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FEU film ‘Aswang’ gets ticket to Short+Sweet Hollywood

FEU film ‘Aswang’ gets ticket to Short+Sweet Hollywood

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A SHORT film from the Far Eastern University earned a ticket to Hollywood after winning People’s Choice Award at the Short+Sweet Manila Gala Finals held last September 26 at the Century City Mall Events Center in Makati. Hannah Grace Maur‘s Aswang will represent the Philippines in the international competition together with Ar-Jen Manlapig‘s Ang Unang Araw […]

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Benilde films bag 5 awards in ComVal fest

Benilde films bag 5 awards in ComVal fest

By Seymour Barros Sanchez BELLE Kay Loyola’s Dalit (Poison) and Leyvie Anne Santos’ In-Tay won a total of five awards at the 6th Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition in Compostela Valley, Mindanao last September 21. Dalit and In-Tay are capstone projects from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts. Loyola graduated from the Digital Filmmaking program […]

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Actor Cocoy Laurel stars in Guadalupe musical

By Ibarra C. Mateo ACTOR-singer Victor “Cocoy” Laurel returns to stage by playing the leading role of Juan Diego, the poor Aztec mat-weaver said to have witnessed an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. “Guadalupe: The Musical,” the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of the Philippines and the Americas, has been transposed into an all-new musical premiering […]

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FEU alumni’s short film wins Audience Choice Award

FEU alumni’s short film wins Audience Choice Award

By Seymour Barros Sanchez ENA Legaspi’s “Alas-Nuebe ng Tanghali” brought home the Sine Kabataan Audience Choice Award during the 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Gabi ng Pasasalamat held last August 19 at Whitespace, Don Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City. The short film, which was screened along with Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Bakwit Boys” during the PPP week-long run from August […]