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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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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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Yee leads Likha Collab: An All-Filipino Natural Marketplace launch

Pioneering a new era of conscious consumerism, Pinky T. Yee, the visionary behind Pure Essentials Specialist Corp (PESC), introduced Likha Collab to the public sphere on Monday in celebration of Earth Day. This breakthrough e-commerce marketplace is designed to collaborate with Filipino micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME’s) in showcasing their products to a wider audience. Partnered with Pulse63, a …

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“Sana Naman” singer plays Jesus Christ in passion play

By Boy Villasanta As a solemn promise to annually portray Jesus Christ in a passion play during Holy Week, singer and actor Roeder (now sporting his family name Camanag–Roeder Camanag as a full screen call–to distinguish identities of his directorial and managerial stints from his performance obligations) reboots his role this Lenten season. In “Daan ng Krus,” a musical passion …

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Three generations of excellence: How Mapúa continues to shape the lives of its graduates

In most Filipino households, education is perceived as the most valuable inheritance passed down from one generation to the next. It serves as a great social equalizer and a beacon of opportunity especially for parents who strive to pave the path to a brighter future for their children. For the Nicolas family, bearing witness to the transformative education at Mapúa …

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Facebook is favorite online mass venue this Lent

Because the heat is intolerable especially in packed churches,  over 60 percent of devotees attend online masses on Facebook, where practically all church masses are streamed live. But for some people (like me) I have been attending daily online masses because I can hardly cope with the schedules and considering the traffic that I must suffer going to churches farther …

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Public Invited to Tour New Urdaneta Temple

The public is invited to tour the new Urdaneta Philippines Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This new house of worship is the third Latter-day Saint temple in the country and the first in Northern Luzon. “This city, this locale, this property, this province, and the entire nation of the Philippines will never ever be the …

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