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Bing Crosby’s “It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas”

It snowing again in Houston after a decade and when I saw the snow flakes today, this song came in my mind….   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Miss Zambia Isabel Chikoti tries the national costume created for her by Filipino designer Carl Andrada at the dressing of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas during the 2017 Miss Universe pageant. Photo © Tony Garcia

Pinoy designer gets a crack at Ms. Universe

A BUDDING Filipino fashion designer from Los Angeles had the opportunity to show off his creativity in the runway of the recently concluded Ms. Universe 2017 pageant held in Las Vegas. Carl Andrada’s design, which was worn by Miss Zambia Isabel Chikoti, didn’t make it to the top 10 best national costumes. It was Miss Japan Momoko Abe who won […]

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Award winning film “Maestra” set to be shown on selected theaters

Award winning film “Maestra” set to be shown on selected theaters

MAESTRA, an award-winning film which pays tribute to teachers as modern-day heroes, will be shown at Cine Lokal in eight SM cinemas — Megamall, Mall of Asia, North Edsa, Southmall, Manila, Sta. Mesa, Fairview and Bacoor — starting Friday. The film, directed by Lemuel Lorca, features three generations of courageous teachers who will share significant lessons in life as they […]

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South Border “originals” to hold reunion concert in Los Angeles

MORE than a decade ago, South Border — the band behind the infinite love song “Kahit Kailan,” bade goodbye to its two vocalists Vince Alaras and Duncan Ramos after which the rest of the band migrated to the United States. The band members had to leave the “South Border” in the Philippines even when most of them remained engaged with […]

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Ballet Philippines takes on The Nutcracker but with added Filipino flavor

Ballet Philippines takes on The Nutcracker but with added Filipino flavor

THIS month, Ballet Philippines, the country’s preeminent classical and contemporary dance company, takes on the timeless Christmas ballet The Nutcracker and sets it apart by adding its own unique Filipino flavor. The show runs from December 1 to 3 and from 8 to 10 at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Fridays – 8 p.m., Saturdays – 2 p.m. and 7 […]

Belle Kay Loyola’s Dalit” ruled the Negros Island Film Festival

Belle Kay Loyola’s Dalit” ruled the Negros Island Film Festival

BELLE Kay Loyola‘s short film Dalit (Poison) on Wednesday ruled the open category of the inaugural Sine Negrense: Negros Island Film Festival awards night held at SM City Bacolod Cinema 4. Dalit, which tells the story of a man who has healing abilities and how these affect his personal life, won Best Film, Best Director for Loyola, Best Production Design […]

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Last round of Philippine-Spanish indie concerts set on Saturday

Last round of Philippine-Spanish indie concerts set on Saturday

INDIE bands Manel and Sleep Kitchen take center stage for the last round of Philippine-Spanish indie concerts Posporo(s) 2017 at 20:20 Bar in Makati City on November 25. Organized by the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes de Manila with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Posporo(s) is a series of concerts featuring […]

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Filipino actor Mon Confiado poses with Stateside co-star American actress Olivia Hultgren during a cocktail party shortly after the movie’s screening. Photo ©  Abner Galino

“Stateside” see its first screening in Los Angeles

CHALLENGING is an understatement when used to describe producing a film here in Los Angeles where, as we all know, the legendary Hollywood is situated. So, more than a year after the makers, the crew and the cast of the movie “Stateside” held a press conference to announce the then impending screening of their movie, it was only last November […]

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BenildeFilm alumnus wins C1 Originals Best Short Film

BenildeFilm alumnus wins C1 Originals Best Short Film

CARL Chavez’s Sorry for the Inconvenience bagged the Best Short Film award at the Cinema One Originals 2017 awards night held last November 19 at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City. The short film tells the story of Joshua (Ronwaldo Martin), a timid teenager who comes home one night after being beaten up by a bully in school. With revenge […]

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Playful but dangerous Kim Jong-un

Playful but dangerous Kim Jong-un

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Award-winning Benilde film competes at Salamindanaw Asian filmfest

Award-winning Benilde film competes at Salamindanaw Asian filmfest

TIM Rone Villanueva’s dark comedy Santa Nena! slugs it out with 12 other short films in the Philippine shorts competition of the fifth Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival in General Santos City. Villanueva’s thesis film at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde will compete with Aliens Ata by Glenn Barit, Contestant #4 by Jared Joven and Kaj Palanca, Daluhong by […]

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Two Far Eastern University short films vie for Viddsee Juree Awards

Two Far Eastern University short films vie for Viddsee Juree Awards

JOSEL Fajardo’s Caterwaul and Ralph Quincena’s Dungaw are among the ten short films competing for the Gold and Silver Prizes of the Viddsee Juree Awards. Fajardo and Quincena worked with their fellow communication students at the Far Eastern University in completing their films. They are also both part of the FEU Film Society. In Caterwaul, deep secrets come to light […]

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Fernando Poe Jr.’s “Doon Lang”

I love this FPJ version of a classic song.  Music Video © YouTUBE

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The Suerte team

Benilde film Suerte tries its luck in Singapore

AFTER competing in the Wide Angle category of the Busan International Film Festival last October, Carlo Fajarda’s short film Suerte will vie for awards next in the Southeast Asian short film competition of the 28th Singapore International Film Festival. Suerte, which means luck in Filipino and was used as a name of a street in the film, follows two amateur […]

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Tuloy po Kayo

Tuloy po Kayo

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Critically acclaimed PH movie “Birdshot” shown in Asian World Film Festival in Culver City, California

Critically acclaimed PH movie “Birdshot” shown in Asian World Film Festival in Culver City, California

CRITICALLY acclaimed Philippine movie “Birdshot” was among the foreign films screened in the just concluded 3rd Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) in Culver City, California. A festival organizer said Birdshot’s screening was well attended and amply supported by the staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. Almost simultaneously, Birdshot won in the recently concluded Los Angeles Philippine International […]

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Drugs, Drugs, Drugs…

Drugs, Drugs, Drugs…

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Houston Astros Are World Series Champions, Beating Los Angeles Dodgers

By Richard Gonzales/NPR THE Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their first championship crown in the franchise’s 56-year history. The Astros jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and held on for the rest of the game watching the Dodgers squander multiple opportunities to score. “We held down […]

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Ai-Ai delas Alas bags best actress award PH International Film Festival in Los Angeles

ACTRESS-comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas won the Best Actress award in the recently concluded Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival where critically acclaimed Filipino movies, Imbisibol and Birdshot, tied for the Best Picture Award. Ai Ai was adjudged best actress for her moving portrayal of an aging prostitute in a rundown whorehouse in the red light district of Angeles City in […]

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Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Image © Resorts World Manila

Gian Magdangal leads all-Filipino cast of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

STAGE actor Gian Magdangal leads the all-Filipino cast of Resorts World Manila’s production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” now running at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Magdangal, who recently returned to the Philippines after a three-year stint at the Hong Kong Disneyland’s “The Golden Mickeys” and “Mickey and the Wondrous Book,” was also one of the lead performers for Universal […]