Arts, Culture & Entertainment

--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------



Cinemalaya 2013


Now on it's 9th year, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition announced recently through the Cinemalaya Foundation the Finalists for the New Breed category and the Directors Showcase for the 2013 . Read More.>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------



Pinoys in American Idol Season 12!


Three Filipino-Americans namely Bryant Tadeo, from Hilo, Hawaai; Adriana Latonio from Anchorage, Alaska; and Jett Hermano from Seattle were named as three of the contenders in the American Idol 2013 Top 40 hopefuls! Read More.>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------



Philippine's Stephanie Retuya - Asia's Next Top Model


The 23-year-old Stephanie was considered to be the competition's underdog for being in the bottom two five times. She even did not score a single best photo victory in any episode of the show. The Laguna native is a part-time model and a full-time mother to a baby girl. She only began modeling nearly a year ago, but had to take a leave when she got pregnant. Read More>>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------



It's Valentine's Day. Wag kang BITTER!


Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that you need to be lonesome for the reason that you don’t have a date. It’s only a day where one expresses so much love for their beloved.. for the one they are happy with through simple or extravagant presents. You may not have that ‘special someone’ this year, but you can still enjoy the day by spending it with your good friends and family.. with those people you believe and feel that they love you and accept you for who you are. Read More>>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------



2013 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs



In celebration of 60 years of Philippine television, ABS-CBN and Star Records once again set the stage for brilliant Filipino composers to share their musical masterpieces to the world as it relaunched the country’s biggest multimedia songwriting competition “Himig Handog” with the theme, “Pinoy Pop (P-POP) Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino.” Read More>>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------




Toni Gonzaga for the Voice of the Philippines


After the confirmation of Toni Gonzaga as the host of The Voice of the Philippines last Sunday (February 3) in The Buzz, the show now releases of the publicity photos of the multimedia star or should I say it the queen of the Philippine reality show after being the host of top-rating reality shows of ABS-CBN including Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy. Read More.>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------



Les Miserables: ONE EPIC MOVIE!



Les Miserables, (literally "The Miserable Ones", was a great work of art of Victor Hugo, a French poet and playwright. It was originally done in French language and just translated for its adaptation in English language. Tom Hooper took the challenge to put this great piece into a movie after its musical adaptation which was one of the greatest Broadway production of all time.  Read More.>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------


American Idol is Back! + Best of The Best Performaces from Season 03 to 11!



New Season, New Judges, New Audition Formats! American Idol is back with its 12th season this year. You can also view my own compilation of past American Idols performances tagged as Best of the Best. :) Read More.>>>


--------------------------------------***---------------------------------------


Your guide to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival



Complete list of winners for the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival. Read More.>>>


---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------


Your guide to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival


December 25, 2012, Christmas, marks the Metro Manila Film festival in the Philippines. During the festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine theaters in order to showcase locally produced films. Read more. >>>

---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------


Callalily's Flower Power album tour @ Robinson's Lipa


From Destination XYZ (2006), Fisheye (2008) to their self titled album Callalily(2009), they released another album last October 12, 2012 entitled Flower Power with 10 tracks on it. Callalily is a Filipino band composed of Lemuel Belaro, Tatsi Jamnague, Kean Cipriano and Aaron Ricafrente. Read more.>>>

---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------


The Thirteen Artists Awards


I am very much honored to be part of this year's Thirteen Artists Awards as the Cultural Center of the Philippines present this year's awardees. From painting, printmaking and photography, to sculpture and video installations, this year's chosen entries out of 79 who made it to the shortlist represent unique stories that artists and common people will truly appreciate. Read more.>>>

---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------


Quotes from The Perks of Being a Wallflower...


I finally got a chance to watch The Perks of being a Wallflower last night with a good friend and I can say that it's a good movie. I'll not make a detailed movie review of it as I know many of you haven't seen the film yet. Read more.>>>

---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------


The Mistress


Love begins with ATTRACTION!
Love is fueled by DESIRE!
Love takes on RISK!
Love comes with PAIN!
Great LOVE comes with HOPE... Read more.>>>


---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------

I Do Bidoo Bidoo + Amorosa


This year, a tribute to the enduring songs of the APO Hiking Society - Jim Paredes, Boboy Garovillo and Danny Javier - is in the works—a comedy musical movie, “I Do Bidoo, Bidoo”, written and directed by hitmaker Chris Martinez, starring Gary Valenciano, ZsaZsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid and Eugene Domingo, with Sam Concepcion and introducing Tippy Dos Santos. Produced by Unitel Productions and a dream project of Tony Gloria, whose past projects include box-office hit and critically acclaimed “Crying Ladies”, this event movie is a celebration of Filipino life and music. Read more.>>>


---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------

Cinemalaya 2012!

          July is a great month for the Philippines Film industry as it marks another year for Cinemalaya. The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a film competition and festival that aims to encourage the creation of new cinematic works by Filipino filmmakers – works that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. It also aims to invigorate the Philippine filmmaking by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers. Each year, ten fresh talents are given a seed grant in order to create the film of their dreams. These films in the New Breed Full Length Category are then featured in festival at theCultural Center of the Philippines every July and compete for the coveted Balanghai Award. Awards are also given in the Short Feature Category and the Directors Showcase.  Read more.>>>

---------------------------------------***---------------------------------------