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‘Coffee’ artist pushes painting advocacy to help schoolchildren

While some volunteer groups push for the provision of gadgets and technology to enhance education in far-flung areas, Bohemian coffee artist Renato Tuzon promotes the teaching of the arts, particularly painting, to develop skills in students that can help them excel academically.

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How Nora Aunor relates to the kids and millennials

Barangay Sta. Teresa, Lopez, Quezon—It’s amazing that until this very moment the name Nora Aunor has been spelling magic and how.

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AlDub: Independent from each other

By Boy Villasanta At the rate AlDub is going, it is bound to regain its foothold despite instabilities from all directions. No matter how unstable the state of popularity of the team, AlDub Nation isn’t saying die. It is still one of the strongest and toughest tandems in the local entertainment scene while the separateness of Alden Richards and Maine …

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‘My personal encounter with the Oro Brothers’

By Boy Villasanta Immediately after the 1986 EDSA Revolution, while ABS-CBN was rebuilding its studios in its reclaimed Bohol Avenue home, it had to temporarily house its news and production outfits at the Chronicle Building in Ortigas Center.

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Piolo Pascual and the Top 3 local movies in 2017

The 2018 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, also known as BiFan, in Bucheon City, South Korea got in touch to assign me to write again the domestic film industry in the Philippines including the Top 3 box-office hits in 2017 in their book “Made in Asia,” a program meant for all Asian filmmakers and the region’s market trends.

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Freddie Aguilar composes and sings a new song for OFWs

There are already songs dedicated to the Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs by the legendary folk singer Ferdinand “Ka Freddie” Pascual Aguilar namely “Kumusta Ka Aking Mahal?,” “Larawan” and “Pasko Ang Damdamin.” While these tunes border on the personal, they might be sentimental, saccharine, syrupy and mostly sensual and romantic that made them on top of the charts.

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Sinag Maynila Film Festival: Not enough of show windows?

Film festivals thrive in the Philippines. They might not be figuratively dime a dozen but it could approximate or even outnumber the literal figure given the sub-culture film fest mentality of organizers of such events from across the land.

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Pitoy Moreno and a big Oscar Awards for the Philippines

The 2018 edition of the Oscar Awards shown worldwide was described by writers and critics in different panorama. Some said it was exciting, some pictured it as the dullest, while others said the colors and glitters waned. But fanatics regard it as the year’s grand celebration of triumph for the victors and a motivation for losers to work harder and …

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Freddie Aguilar’s 40th year in showbiz: A world tour

Legendary folk singer Ferdinand “Ka Freddie” P. Aguilar will celebrate his fortieth year in show business with a rediscovery of his music, past and present, among Filipinos globally.

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Vignettes of celebrities reading poetry and a gathering of heroes

If I were a poet gathering words and building images to tell a story about writer Marra PL Lanot’s book launch of her new collection of poetry in English, Filipino and Spanish, “Cadena de Amor,” it should be a montage of loves and scruples.

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