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FEU Theater Guild restages “Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig”

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THIS October, the Far Eastern University Theater Guild, in partnership with the FEU President’s Committee on Culture, will once again bring to life Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig, one of the organization’s most successful plays, at the PCC Center Studio. The musical production, which will close the theater […]

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The Chrysalis

EVER wondered what makes a woman “Perfect”? Through the magical lenses of the “Magnificent 7” you can now see and experience the “Perfect Woman” up close in the Chrysalis photo exhibit. Featuring the work of the country’s most notable photographers and marvelous costume pieces by Eric Pineda, the Chrysalis is a convergence among 7 prominent […]

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Boy Scouts to benefit from one peso adjustment in cinema admission fees in QC

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A PROPOSED ordinance supporting the local council of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines was recently signed into law by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. QC Councilor Elizabeth Delarmente’s Ordinance No. 2725-2018, which mandates a one peso increase in the admission prices in all QC cinemas for the month of […]

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Mexican films based on classic literature at Instituto Cervantes Intramuros

By Seymour Barros Sanchez INSTITUTO Cervantes and the Embassy of Mexico invite the public to enjoy the richness and variety of Mexican cinema through La Literatura en el Cine Mexicano, Mexican films based on classic literary works, every Saturday this September, 6 p.m., at the new Intramuros branch of the Spanish cultural center, located at […]


Award-winning Pinoy film “Santa Nena!” competes in Iraq

By Seymour Barros Sanchez AN award-winning short film from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts has been officially selected to compete at the 3rd Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq from October 10 to 16. Tim Rone Villanueva’s “Santa Nena!” follows fellow Benildean filmmaker Shallah Montero’s “Papa’s Shadows,” which […]


“Ginugunita kita” performance art all set on September 26

IN line with its 18th anniversary celebration, The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc., in cooperation with District Gallery – Artist Playground, and the Far Eastern University President’s Committee on Culture, presents “Ginugunita Kita,” a performance art featuring Maningning Miclat’s poems and an all original music composed by Jesse Lucas. “Ginugunita Kita” will be held on […]

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Kris Aquino wears yellow in Hollywood movie premiere

By Abner Galino PHILIPPINE movie personality Kris Aquino, whose mother and brother both became presidents of the Republic of the Philippines, graced the world premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians” in Hollywood wearing a fabulous yellow gown. While the color yellow has been identified with the political opposition after the assassination of Kris’ father (former Senator […]


Wings of Vision: 2018 Cinemalaya opens

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, or Cinemalaya to loyal followers, opened on Friday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Now on its 14th edition, the 2018 Cinemalaya chose “Wings of Vision” as its main theme. Chris B. Millado, CCP vice president and artistic director, said during its initial […]

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Filipina Houstonian artist Crystal Lallego nominated for the Global Arts Awards

By Daniella Flanagan HOUSTON, TX – A Filipina artist of local renown was nominated for The Global Arts Awards 2018. Crystal Lallego Houston based Crystal Lallego held her first ever Solo Art Exhibit on September 23, 2017. That show featured live music by Vanessa McGrew, Nicole Aimi, and Kathryn Rose (Houston Fil-Am musician), glow in […]


Indie-Siyensya kicks off 3rd run with science communication, cinematography workshops

MORE than one hundred students, teachers, filmmakers, and science professionals flocked to the Cinematheque Centre Manila last Friday to witness the program launching and workshop of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition. Indie-Siyensya, the country’s first and only science filmmaking competition, is now open for submission of film concepts for short documentaries that capture science as […]

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“Boom jazz tic” concert delivers the bang!

By Abner Galino A HASTILY organized concert dubbed “Boom Jazz Tic,” which was primarily meant to raise fund for the Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) and to provide a venue for a visiting Japan-based Filipina artist, led to an entertaining “birit” showdown between the three principal performers. “It kind of turned into something like a contest […]

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Pulso Filipinas gala celebrates diverse Philippine dances

Ibarra C. Mateo THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) production “Pulso Filipinas” is a gala showcasing and celebrating the country’s diverse dance culture, dance groups, and dance artists. Thus said artistic director Paul Alexander Morales as he notes in an interview that the “Pulso Filipinas: Filipino Dance Gala 2018 Synergy in Philippine Dance,” on […]

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‘Labfest’ audience hungry for original, daring, brave stories

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE audience’s “hunger for original, brave, daring stories” are among the factors that sustained the growth of the annual festival Virgin Labfest or VLF. This according to Cultural Center of the Philippines Vice President and Artistic Director Chris B. Millado as he acknowledged that the early years of the VLF attracted mainstream performers. […]

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Navotas HS students compete in 3rd Navoteño Film Festival

By Seymour Barros Sanchez NINE short films made by junior high school students from Navotas City will battle it out in the 3rd Navoteño Film Festival this weekend at the NC Sports Complex. Kaunlaran High School‘s “Love @ First Vlog,” La Naval Academy‘s “Mea Patria” (My Homeland), Navotas National High School‘s “1485,” Navotas National Science […]


FDCP’s Cine Lokal features LGBT films from June 22 to 28

By Seymour Barros Sanchez   THE Film Development Council of the Philippines celebrates Pride Month by screening four award-winning films that empower and recognize the LGBT community, in all Cine Lokal cinemas as part of PelikuLAYA: An LGBT Film Festival from June 22 to 28. The lineup includes the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013 […]