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All about the ba(c)kla(sh)

By now, many Filipinos—from politicians and journalists to entertainers and activists to pastors and prelates—have weighed in on boxing icon and delinquent legislator Manny Pacquiao’s outrageous comments about gays and lesbians in relationships being worse than animals on various media, and on the unprecedented backlash the aspiring senator’s carelessly chosen words have generated.

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Calzado named newest national ambassador of WWF-Philippines

Award-winning actress and television personality Iza Calzado has been appointed at the newest national ambassador of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines, the environmental organization said recently.

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State of the arts: Out of the fringes

Among the 12 months, February is particularly important for Filipinos in the arts. It is, after all, National Arts Month, and for many performing-arts companies, this is when they mount their season-closing productions. If you want to see the local arts scene as its most visible and, it can be argued, most vibrant, then there is no better time than …

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‘Heneral Luna’ earns nods at 10th Asian Film Awards

Even if Heneral Luna failed to nab an Academy Award nomination for best foreign language film when this year’s Oscar nominations were announced last month, the blockbuster biopic continues to earn accolades overseas.

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Mac-using moviemakers called to join Cinemansanas

Are you passionate about telling stories through film? Do you use Mac gadgets to apply your budding or well-honed audiovisual and narrative skills? Then top Apple reseller Power Mac Center is looking for filmmakers like you to join its recently launched Cinemansanas. 

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New exhibit shows new portrait of Heart Evangelista as painter

Two years after emerging onto the Philippine visual-arts scene as a talented painter, actress-model Heart Evangelista continues to attract attention for her vivid artworks not only in the Philippines, but also overseas.

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Shangri-La Plaza welcomes Chinese New Year with 10th Spring Film Festival

Top shopping mall Shangri-La Plaza is celebrating the richness of Chinese arts and culture by hosting the 10th Spring Film Festival at Cinema 4 of the Shang Cineplex until Feb. 7. 

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Superheroes, villains work to save the world in ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’

When heroes are no longer enough to save the Earth from evildoers, who would be humanity’s last hope? 

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2016 WPFF offers new incentive for Filipino filmmakers

The World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) Philippines has introduced an exciting new incentive for Filipino directors to submit their films to the festival, which will begin in late June. 

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‘Honor Thy Father’ disqualification: The beginning of the MMFF’s end?

It seems the Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) disqualification of Erik Matti’s acclaimed film Honor Thy Father from its Best Picture race last month has turned out to be a good thing.

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