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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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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 […]

Rock musical ‘Hair’ closes Rep’s 50th season, 51st opens with ‘Comedy of Tenors’

Rock musical ‘Hair’ closes Rep’s 50th season, 51st opens with ‘Comedy of Tenors’

THE rock musical “Hair” closes the Repertory Philippines’ 50th season this November-December while the hilarious “Comedy of Tenors” opens its 51st season next January. Directed by Chris B. Millado, “Hair” opens on Nov. 17 and runs until Dec. 17. Hair is considered as “the first-ever tribal love-rock musical on Broadway.” “We, at Rep, are more inspired than ever to keep showing […]

The war is over

The war is over

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Dong Abay, Joe Crepúsculo set the stage on fire in Posporo(s)

Dong Abay, Joe Crepúsculo set the stage on fire in Posporo(s)

FILIPINO poet, artist and rockstar Dong Abay and Spanish musician Joe Crepúsculo keep the flame of the best live music burning when they share the limelight in Posporo(s) this week. Posporo(s), a series of free concerts organized by the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes de Manila with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, […]

At last, peace in Marawi City is dawning

At last, peace in Marawi City is dawning

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3rd Danish Film Festival unreels

3rd Danish Film Festival unreels

THE Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines, in partnership with Shangri-La Plaza and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, recently kicked off the 3rd Danish Film Festival with the screening of “The Sunfish” (Klumpfisken, 2014) at Shang Cineplex Cinema 4. Søren Balle’s debut film follows the story of Kesse (Henrik Birch), a third-generation fisherman living in the small town […]

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Artista dinakip ng pulisya dahil sa panggugulo umano sa isang kainan sa QC

INARESTO ng pulisya noong Lunes ng gabi ang actor na si Baron Geisler matapos umano itong ireklamo ng panggugulo sa isang resto- bar sa Quezon City. Si Geisler na isang residente ng Angeles City, ay kaagad na sinampahan ng kaso sa tanggapan ng piskalya ng Quezon City matapos siyang ireklamo ng panggugulo ni Nora Quilang, general manager ng TGIF Restaurant; […]

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Finally, the PDEA will run the PH’ anti-illegal drugs operation

Finally, the PDEA will run the PH’ anti-illegal drugs operation

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra plays with cellist Ray Wang on Oct. 13

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), under the baton of its music director Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, performs with Cellist Ray Wang at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theater on Friday. The concert program, which starts at 8 pm., includes W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 32 in G, E. Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D minor, and I. Stravinsky’s Petrushka (Complete […]

Tingin ASEAN Film Festival unfolds at Shang Cineplex

Tingin ASEAN Film Festival unfolds at Shang Cineplex

IN COMMEMORATION of the 50th anniversary of the Philippines’ membership to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the country’s chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2017, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will hold the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival (Southeast Asia through the Eyes of Cinema) at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City from October 11 to […]

FACLA president Fernandico Gonong leads the cutting of the ribbon for Pamana ng Lahi exhibit on Wednesday night at the Filipino Cultural Center. With him are (from left to right) Consul Wilma Bautista, PILAC president Bernie Targa-Ganon, Consul Rea Oreta and Vics Magsaysay.

Great enthusiasm greets opening of Pamana ng Lahi expo in Los Angeles

FORMER California Assembly member Ray Haynes, Philippine columnist Ramon “Mon” Tulfo and other personalities on Wednesday graced the opening of the month-long photography and visual arts exposition Pamana ng Lahi at the Filipino Cultural Center in the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, Philippine Consul General in Los Angeles Adelio Angelito S. Cruz was not able to come as he […]

Fake News To Go

Fake News To Go

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One of the many enchanting scenes of the musical Sound of Music Photo © Erickson dela Cruz

‘The Sound of Music’ in troubled times in Manila

THE Sept. 27 opening of “The Sound of Music” at The Theatre Solaire was timely, happening several days after Filipinos commemorated the horrors of martial law under then President Ferdinand Marcos. This London West End production of “The Sound of Music” overjoyed many in the audience who went to watch the Sept. 29 gala performance. At the end of the […]

Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

An endearing love song for those who are in love or touched by it. Banal para sa akin ang kantang ito.     Music Video © YouTUBE  

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CCP’s NeoFilipino dance series soars on Oct. 7-8

CCP’s NeoFilipino dance series soars on Oct. 7-8

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines presents “NeoFilipino: Other Matters,” a platform where contemporary choreography becomes the process and medium of exchange that engages both artists and audiences. This year, the NeoFilipino event features five contemporary works by established choreographers JK Anicoche, Novy Bereber, Christine Crame, Ma. Elena Laniog, and Ernest Mandap. The event is to be featured on Oct. […]

Italian opera ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Italian opera ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

THE Italian opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” by Gaetano Donizetti will have two shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Oct. 7-8 as part of the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Italy and the Philippines and to raise funds for the construction of the San Pablo Apostol Parish church in Tondo, Manila. Organizers announced that […]

Ready, get set, let’s go to Komiket!

Ready, get set, let’s go to Komiket!

THE Filipino Komiks Art Market (KOMIKET) will launch its biggest event of the year this year at the Centris Elements, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. Over 450 komiks creators, illustrators and writers, ready to share their newest works, will be present during the October 14 and 15 event. Meet and greet Komiks Superstars Arnold Arre, Gerry Alanguilan, Pol Medina […]

Kulas #11 – “Deadline not met by military in Marawi”

Kulas #11 – “Deadline not met by military in Marawi”

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Far Eastern University short film wins Precious Pelikula grand prize

Far Eastern University short film wins Precious Pelikula grand prize

FOR the second straight year, a short film made by Far Eastern University students got the top prize at the Precious Pelikula Film-making Contest awarding ceremony held during the 38th Manila International Book Fair last Sept. 17, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. Victor Elijah Gador, who directed the winning short film “My Fat Chance” based on […]

BenildeFilm alumna’s short film competes in Iraq filmfest

BenildeFilm alumna’s short film competes in Iraq filmfest

“PAPA’s Shadows,” a short film written and directed by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde film alumna Shallah Montero, next month will vie for top awards at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq. The film tells the story of seven-year old Mia (Pintig Santos) who has a lot of questions about death at her young age. She has always […]