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“OTJ: The Missing 8” Best Film at 5th Eddys

Reality Entertainment’s “On the Job: The Missing 8” has proven once more its worth as the crème de la crème film harvests in 2021 when Eddys Awards of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (Speed) named it Best Film in its 5th year awards night held at the Metropolitan Theater in Manila. Six out of nine categories were won by “OTJ: …

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Lopenze Artists Launch First Commercial Exhibit

By Gem Suguitan Seven years ago, organizing a local artist group was but a dream. It took an exhibition to showcase the culture and arts of their town to gather thirteen artists from Lopez, Quezon called Lopenze Artists. They had individually joined various exhibitions in the Philippines and abroad since then. This year, they are once again having a show …

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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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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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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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Vina Morales fully supports Gloria Sevilla Foundation

Not only were they generational colleagues in the local entertainment industry but their common birth origins made the bond between Vina Morales and the late actress Gloria Sevilla more meaningful and symbiotic. Vina and Gloria, known as the Queen of Visayan Movies, are known Cebuanos and this affinity made their shared vision doable in many aspects of celebrity lives. When …

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Elijah Canlas departs from BL image in the 2022 Cinemalaya prizewinning “Blue Room”

It’s a public knowledge that young actor Elijah Canlas made a name for himself in the biz because of his cutting edge performances in a series of Boys Love (BL) films such as the franchise “Game Boys.” “I’m thankful for the breaks BL films have given me,” quipped Elijah in a brief encounter at the lobby of Dream Theater at …

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Kathryn Bernardo misses Daniel Padilla in fun softdrink campaign

Each day isn’t complete if lovers Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla don’t see each one from moment to moment. It’s just like an empty glass of water they need to fill up to share and sip from using one and the same straw. Their mutual presence is like day and night, sun and moon, paper and pen, profile and post, …

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Max Eigenmann dedicates 2022 Cinemalaya Best Actress Award to Cherie Gil

In a euphoric mood upon receiving the 2022 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Best Actress award for her riveting role as a middle-aged pregnant woman who indecisively wants to keep her baby for the film “12 Weeks,” Max Eigenmann thanked a number of people in her acceptance speech for the support they have been giving her. What stood out in …

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