Entertainment

Charlie Dizon and Carlo Aquino tie the knot

by Boy Villasanta Although he was not around during the 47th Gawad Urian of the prestigious Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) when young star Charlie Dizon won Best Actress at the derby for the film “Third World Romance” from Black Sheep Productions, she distinctly thanked Carlo Aquino and all her loved ones in her acceptance speech. Still, during the press interview …

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Charlie Dizon, Romnick Sarmenta win at 47th Gawad Urian

It’s win for both first timers at the Gawad Urian of the prestigious Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP). Young star Charlie Dizon won Best Actress for “Third World Romance,” a Black Sheep Productions’ film project and veteran actor Romnick Sarmenta bagged the Best Actor plum for “About Us but Not About Us,” an IdeaFirst Company’s production at the 47th Gawa …

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Maja Salvador gives birth to a baby girl

by Boy Villasanta Sixteen months after their first wedding, Filipina actress Maja Salvador and young businessman Rambo Nunez were recently visited by a storck On May 31, 2024, Maja gave birth to a bouncing baby girl she and Rambo named her Maria. In her Instagram immediately after her delivery, Salvador posted such wonderful welcome tteat to their first born. “Our …

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Must FAMAS exit…pronto?

FAMAS or the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences did it again. Therefore, the allegations of corruption are piling up year after year. This time, it might not be obviously a case of corruption but the details speak of it in more ways than one. We are talking here of the incident where veteran actress Eva Darren wasn’t able …

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Forum on copyright, innovation in multimedia; Flores de Mayo ng Birhen Maria Santacruzan remix

2-in-1 UST Arlets ’75 socio-cultural gigs Visual artist, polymath, environmentalist, teacher and digital creator Bon Labora is indeed a genius. Imagine, he was able to simultaneously hold diverse activities in one sitting. As a professor of Arts and Design at Miriam College, he masterfully assigned his students to come up with cyber apps to contribute to the improvement or betterment …

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In defense of 2024 Miss Universe Philippines Chelsea Manalo’s exotic looks

by Boy Villasanta Because of her black color and unique features, 2024 Miss Universe Philippines winner Chelsea Manalo of Bulacan Province is criticized and bashed, unfortunately not by outsiders and foreigners but her fellow Filipinos. She is being thrown with invectives of being “ugly” and asking if she could even stand the round one elimination in the international stage side-by-side …

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Classical pianist Nick Nangit to tackle history in repeat show

Music artist Nick Nangit will reprise his “Timeless” piano concert “Timeless 2” on June 29, 2024 at the Bulwagang Gat Antonio J. Villegas of the Manila City Hall. Here’s our exclusive interview with Nick: Boy Villasanta (BV): How would you differentiate your “Timeless 1” with “Timeless 2”? Nick Nangit (NN): “While the first ‘Timeless’ was a happy blend of heavy …

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UST Artlets ’75 collabs with Miriam College arts and design prof on Filipino innovative spirit

How innovative Filipinos are especially in trying times and in the most convenient atmosphere of freedom and broadmindedness? Limitless flow of ideas in any situation is how we measure our creativity and innovativeness to bring out the best in each of us. How about established institutions?  How do they gauge and evaluate the Filipino innovation spirit through policies in various …

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‘Pares’

Curiosity brought us to a trending eatery near the GSIS office in Pasay City last Saturday evening.  Us meant me, my two grown-up sons, JB and Jerson, and my very good friend, Peter Anthony Espeleta setting out to discover the fuss surrounding the latest food craze in town. We just came from the nearby Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Vito Cruz, …

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Efren Reyes, Jr. searches for actor-singer to essay April Boy Regino in biopic

By Boy Villasanta Veteran of one movie director Efren Reyes, Jr. is in the thick of things looking for the right actor-singer to portray the colorful and intriguing life of the late pop icon April Boy Regino. According to Efren, WaterPlus Productions, the company to produce “Idol (The April Boy Regino Story),” is currently holding submissions of demo reels of …

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