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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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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

South Border “originals” in Los Angeles reunion concert

THE South Border “originals,” with help from friends delivered in their reunion concert last week at the Envision Center in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California. With a rather long list of artist who showed off their talents before the former South Border group with their friends – vocals Leo Mercedes, King Pintal and Jacque Abad Santos – was called on […]

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Merry Christmas folks

Merry Christmas folks

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Shortest Day Film Festival set at the Ayala  Museum

Shortest Day Film Festival set at the Ayala Museum

ON DECEMBER 21, the winter solstice and shortest day of the year, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the cultural center of the Embassy of Spain, and Ayala Museum will offer a free screening of four multi-awarded Spanish short films – Elena Asins-Génesis, Pulse, Luchadoras and Consulta 16 – as part of El Día Más Corto/The Shortest Day, a short film festival […]

Lone musical in Manila Film Fest got an “A” grade from evaluation board

Lone musical in Manila Film Fest got an “A” grade from evaluation board

ANG Larawan, the lone musical entry in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, received a grade of “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board. The musical written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio and composed by Ryan Cayabyab is the only film this year wherein all eleven CEB members who previewed it gave the highest grade. The CEB summation stated, […]

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Rock band Franco brings back music to the hearts of the Maranaos during a solidarity caravan of Coca-Cola Philippines at the Saguiaran Gym, one of the largest evacuation centers around Marawi City.

Music finds its way back to Marawi through Coke Studio

MUSIC will once again be heard in the streets of Marawi City and in the hearts of Maranaos as the government and members of the private sector work hand-in-hand to rebuild the city, its communities, and homes. In support of various rebuilding efforts, Coca-Cola Philippines, through Coke Studio; spearheaded a hydration drive in evacuation camps, including the Maria Cristina Evacuation […]

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PH dance major wins in Malaysia

PH dance major wins in Malaysia

OLIVIA Bugayong, a third year dance student from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, recently won the bronze medal in the senior category of the second Malaysian International Ballet Grand Prix. The competition, which ran from November 26 to 30, was divided into three stages — preliminary, eliminations and final. Participants were judged based on both classical repertoire (80%) […]

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Arnel Pineda rocks old Los Angeles downtown theater

AS SOON he entered the stage, Journey frontman Arnel Pineda made it clear to the mostly Filipino American crowd who came to his show that it was going to be a night of rock and roll. Pineda opened his act with his rendition of Kansas’ Carry On My Wayward Son. From then on, the historic Palace Theatre reverberated to the […]

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Death vaccine?

Death vaccine?

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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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