ARLO CUSTODIO

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As agreed among producers, theater operators and other stakeholders, the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 executive committee declined to release box office figures and ranking of the eight entries soon after the festival opened on Christmas Day so as not to create a “bandwagon effect” on audience preference. However, after…

AS ‘MOST BEAUTIFUL FACE’ IN THE WORLD

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Soon after TC Candler’s annual “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces” list got posted on YouTube, and the internet went abuzz with the news that it is Filipino-American Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano as this year’s number one, her discoverer and manager Ogie Diaz posted on Facebook his own take of the…

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WHEN Juan Carlos de Terry first came to Manila in 1972, he was impressed by the people’s hospitality and love for food. He found the country beautiful, as mirrored by his Filipina wife, Mari, whom he met in Seville, Spain in 1971. Originally from Ireland, his interest was first centered…

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Aliw Awards bestow honors to 2017’s best performers in the live circuit Artists in the live circuit had their share of honors when their hard work were recognized by the Aliw Awards Foundation in a musically energized ceremonies on December 19 at the Mabuhay Pavilion of the Manila Hotel. Celebrating…

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Paul Soriano’s win as Best Director for “Siargao” in the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival held at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City has opened the floodgates to mainstream moviemaking, so to speak. It is his first MMFF entry in his entire career. Expressing his gratitude to the staff,…

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Days before Christmas, phenomenal star Maine Mendoza’s manager, Rams David of Triple A, clarified that contrary to rumors and speculations, their prized talent is not transferring to another network. She is, in fact, returning to “Eat Bulaga” today. TAPE president Tony Tuviera had also said Mendoza asked permission for a…

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With two of beauty pageantry’s “Big 4” crowns on the heads of Filipino queens—Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and 2016 Miss International Kylie Verzosa—the year 2017 began with the world’s most beautiful women flocking to Manila in the first month of the year for the staging of the 65th Miss…

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Ang Larawan – the movie adaptation of the English play, “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” by National Artist Nick Joaquin – won the Best Picture award in the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal held on December 27 at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City.…

COCO MARTIN, VICE GANDA BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY

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Yet another change has unfolded in the Metro Manila Film Festival, and this time, they need not defend it. For 2017, the executive committee has decided not to release the first day box office receipts of each of the eight finalists so as not to influence viewer preference. Nevertheless, based…

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