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Charo Santos and Bea Alonzo’s horror film starts in Korea

By Boy Villasanta Didn’t you know that the new film by Star Cinema starring Charo Santos and Bea Alonzo, one genre so-called project, “Eerie,” started in South Korea?

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Jose Corazon de Jesus as Huseng Batute, the King of Balagtasan in the age of rap music

By Boy Villasanta In his 86th death anniversary, Jose Corazon de Jesus, better known as Huseng Batute, will be feted with a day-long observance of his meaningful contributions to Philippine letters and to popular culture on May 26, 2018 at the theater named after him, the Tanghalang Huseng Batute of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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Maximo Violas of “Venceremos”

By Mary Michelle M. Bonifacio Four contemporary “Maximo Violas” positively responded for the publication and launching of the novel “Venceremos” written by the prolific Filipino writer-poet-teacher Joe Lad Santos.

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The world is too small for Andrea del Rosario and Danielle Castaño

By Boy Villasanta Who would ever think that the worlds of two beauty queens Andrea del Rosario and Danielle Castaño would ever be at par with each other?

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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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