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Balik Loob na Tayo sa Diyos ngayong Semana Santa

Balik Loob na Tayo sa Diyos ngayong Semana Santa

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Joshua Enciso and Nicole Barroso will compete as a pair in the USA International Ballet Competition, where they will dance the Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle. Photo © Giselle P. Kasilag

Ballet Manila dancers chosen to compete in Jackson derby

By Susan A. De Guzman FOR the first time, two teenage Filipino dancers have been accepted as competitors in the junior division of the prestigious USA International Ballet Competition to be held in Jackson, Mississippi in June. Ballet Manila (BM) company artist Nicole Barroso, 16, and junior company artist Joshua Enciso, 18, are among just 53 dancers from around the […]

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

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 Village, Muntinlupa City. Kaming Mga […]

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

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 of sympathy for the family […]

Yolanda-inspired film wins back-to-back at ASEANnale 2018 and the 9th Largabista festival

Yolanda-inspired film wins back-to-back at ASEANnale 2018 and the 9th Largabista festival

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A SHORT film on grief, memories, past experiences and a loved one, “Amy,” scored consecutive victories in the ASEAN Biennale or ASEANnale 2018 at the Asian Center in UP Diliman and at the 9th Largabista Film Festival in Tacloban, Leyte. Written and directed by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Digital Filmmaking student John Craig “Jaig” […]

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Ric Segreto’s “Hindi na Lang”

Feeling Senti….pakinggan ninyo…   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Far Eastern University short film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

Far Eastern University short film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

By  Seymour Barros Sanchez FRESH from its victory at the Active Vista Short Film Competition, a satirical film on Martial Law represents Far Eastern University this week at the first Film and Multimedia Competition and Exhibition of the ASEAN Biennale. ASEANnale 2018 will culminate with an awarding ceremony on March 2 at the University of the Philippines Asian Center in […]

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Duterte says order to shoot female rebels in the vagina was ‘sarcasm’

By RT OUTSPOKEN Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has tried to defend one of his most recent and most controversial comments, in which he advocated shooting female communist rebels in the vagina. “I said, you crazy (women) … I will order that your vagina be shot,” Duterte said in the local language, as cited by Reuters. “That’s true. That was a sort of […]

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Dengvaxia’s Terror???

Dengvaxia’s Terror???

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Opera and Fashion Show for Marawi Set

Opera and Fashion Show for Marawi Set

THE biggest names in Philippine opera and fashion are all set for the magnificent production of “MARAWING SALAMAT – The Best of Opera & Fashion for Marawi,” an extraordinary synergy of the high art of opera and the popular art of fashion for a noble & worthy cause. Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The Lyric […]

Rivermaya’s “Adik sa ‘Yo”

Rivermaya’s “Adik sa ‘Yo”

Love this addiction song…   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Appointed ‘Son of God’ Gets Busted by Customs Officials in Hawaii

By Sputnik News A FILIPINO preacher has reportedly been temporarily detained by US authorities in Honolulu after a vast undeclared sum of money was found aboard his private aircraft. Apollo Quiboloy, founder and Executive Pastor of a church called the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, who also calls himself the Appointed Son of God, was apprehended by US Customs agents in Honolulu International Airport, the Manila […]

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Derogatory & demeaning: HRW slam Duterte’s ‘shoot female rebels in the vagina’ remark

By RT PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte violated international humanitarian law when he ordered soldiers to shoot female communist fighters in the vagina, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. “President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark is just the latest in a series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women,” Carlos Conde of HRW’s Asia Division said in a statement on Monday. “It […]

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

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 City last Friday. FDCP recognized […]

Cast of Ballet Philippines' Don Quixote

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 “Don Quixote.” BP President Margie […]

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

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 new works in contemporary arts.” […]

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

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 way to start the year. […]

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CCP unveils 2018 shows, new national artists to be presented in July

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines unveiled its roster of 2018 shows, with the July conferment of the newest batch of national artists and the September gala concert to honor its first and longest-serving president as among the peak points. Chris B. Millado, CCP vice president and artistic director, made the official announcement of the 2018 CCP season in a […]

Wish 107.5 Bus to launch in Hollywood

Wish 107.5 Bus to launch in Hollywood

THE Philippines’ FM radio station Wish 107.5 is set to launch in Hollywood, California, its mobile radio booth “Wish 107.5 Bus” as it stays true to its commitment to be the Filipino talent’s gateway to the world. Through Wish FM’s innovations, foreigners were wowed by the singing prowess of Original Pilipino Music artists. Wishclusive videos taken on the Pambansang Wish […]

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Celebrity chef Coco P. Cruz (3rd from left) is flanked by Dylan Durias (2nd from left) and Butch Victoriano during a photo op prior to the show. The other original South Border members in the show are Ric Junasa, Paul Benitez, Tata Balane and Keisey Hicban.                                         Photo © Teodoro Yap

One last set for the Big Guy

A BENEFIT concert to help out the family of the recently deceased musician Dylan Durias was held last Sunday. Held at the Bamboo Bistro in Panorama City, the concert was led by musician Ric Junasa, who was a close friend of the deceased, and host/singer Cory Miranda. Daniel Belen, owner of Bamboo Bistro, expressed sadness over Dylan’s sudden demise. “Actually, […]

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Three Benilde films to defend CineMapúa title

Three Benilde films to defend CineMapúa title

THREE short films from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Digital Film making program will attempt to duplicate last year’s success of their fellow Benildeans when the annual CineMapúa student film festival kicks off this week at the Mapúa University in Intramuros, Manila. Karla Urquiaga‘s Healing, Jaig de Guzman‘s Amy and Regina Aceron‘s and C.J. Villa‘s Binihag are among […]

South Border's keyboard player Dylan Durias. Image © Dylan Duria FB page

South Border’s Dylan Durias dies of heart failure in Los Angeles

THE former South Border keyboard player who also had a beautiful voice has died from an apparent heart attack last Monday shortly after having a meal in a restaurant in Los Angeles. Durias was with other two friends shortly after lunchtime when they went to a Filipino restaurant near the corner of Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard to have […]

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Filipino music icon Pilita Corrales croons to the Filipino American crowd during a jampacked mini-concert at the Filipino Cultural Center. Photo © Tony Garcia

Pilita Corrales sings in Los Angeles for the Filipino Cultural Center fund raiser

THE Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) in Los Angeles had a fitting show to end 2017, a concert by no other than the “Asia’s Queen of Songs” Pilita Corrales. The hastily organized concert last December 30, was able to draw enough people to fill the FCC to the brim. Pilita crooned the animated audience for more than an hour — employing […]

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Royal Scots Dragoon Guards’ “Auld Lang Syne

As we usher the New Year, this song or hymn is truly apt.   Music Video © YouTUBE    

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John Lennon’s “War is Over”

This is a classic….listen folks…   Music Video © YouTUBE

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