Entertainment

John Lloyd Cruz, Ronnie Lazaro top bill new Lav Diaz film at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival

Progressive, internationally acclaimed and award-winning Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz strikes again. Lav’s latest outing, “Kapag Nawala na ang mga Alon (When the Waves are Gone),” is a hot screener at the currently showing 79th Venice International Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the world and one of the most prestigious event. “Kapag Nawala na ang mga Alon (When the Waves …

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Joross Gamboa, Marco Alcaraz, Joseph Bitangcol best men at Jason Abalos and Vickie Rushton wedding

The gang is complete on a very significant hour of one of its own. Actors Joross Gamboa, Marco Alcaraz, Joseph Bitangcol are three of several best men to their friend-groom Jason Abalos and bride Vickie Marie Rushton at the couple’s wedding ceremony Thursday at the San Antonio de Padua Church at the boundary of Nasugbu, Batangas and Tagaytay City in …

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Living the star life at SMDC’s Grace Residences

A rising star is having the best days of his life in his community For a young star, living a life of convenience is a must. Schedules can be hectic, and finding time to rest seems impossible at times. But for this young actor, living the life of a star is all possible because of SM Development Corporation (SMDC). “Everyone …

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The Unexpected But Pleasant Real Estate Journey of An OFW Turned Investor

Curiosity has a way of working out for creative fashion stylist Evalyn Mariano.  It was out of curiosity when she first entertained the idea of working abroad. “Lucky for me,  there was a Philippine agency that opened a position in Dubai that fits my qualifications and the rest, as they say, is history.”  Like most Overseas Filipino Workers, Evalyn found …

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Bianca King and Ralph Wintle expect first born

Actress Bianca King and Fil-Brit Ralph Wintle are expecting their first born soon. Bianca’s pregnancy has made all the Kings and the Wintles (Ralph is brother to Ben Wintle, Iza Calzado’s husband) happy and blissful about the union between their kin. King has been counting her interesting stage of motherhood for more than fifteen weeks. In her social media spaces, …

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Clan of mestizo, mestiza screen idols bred of new Soroptimist International in Bagong Parañaque president

After the induction of the new set of officers and members of the Soroptimist International of Bagong Parañaque (SIBP) at the Manila Elks Club in Makati City, elected President Imelda Rivero-Vibar said she has an affinity with a number of small and big screen idols, one of them newscaster and actor Bon Vibar. “Bon is the first cousin of my …

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STCA recognizes outstanding child advocates

The Saint Teresa of Calcutta Award (STCA) has announced the 2021 and 2022 winners of the distinguished Philippine-based humanitarian awards after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.  Angela Maria “Beth” Luna Pangan was named the 38th STCA awardee for 2021, while Consuelo Misa Balbero was recognized as the 39th STCA awardee for 2022. Both awardees were commended for their …

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Jay Altarejos: “If ‘Maid in Malacanang’ and ‘Katips’ are for the people, they should be shown free to the public”

It must be the dawn of a new era in Philippine cinema when a filmmaker as Joselito Altarejos, also known as Jay Altarejos (“Pink Halu-Halo,” “Ang Lalake Parola,” “Ang Lihim ni Antonio,” “Unfriend,” “Jino to Mari” etc. has mouthed courageous soundbites during his self-initiated event, “Alt-rHeroes” to celebrate his fifteen years in filmmaking at the Mowelfund last Satruday afternoon. “Kailangang …

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Forging forward with ManilART’22

Now on its 14th year, the National Art Fair continues its onward and upward momentum with the theme, “Forging Futures” this October 19-23 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig. Past years have focused on Visions for a Future Reimagined (2020) and Continuing Legacies (2021) – giving novel approaches a space in well-established traditions. Arts and culture evolve with …

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Philstagers Foundation to restage “Katips” stage musical

From theatre to the big screen back to stage. This is the journey of the now controversial narrative of “Katips” on the horrors of Martial Law. It started onstage years ago which was produced by Philstagers Foundation written, directed and acted by Vince Tañada. Now it has gone full circle. After its film version which harvested varied and mixed reactions, …

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