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CINEMA REHIYON 8

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Unspoken stories from faraway regions of the Philippines once again reigned at the annual Cinema Rehiyon, taking their films one step closer to movie mainstream. Lauched eight years ago, the festival gives local filmmakers a platform to exhibit their work to wider audiences. “Cinema Rehiyon, now on its eighth edition,…

BOOK AND BORDERS CAFE

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When you want a break from the bustling city life, sometimes a cup of coffee in one hand and a book on the other could be the simplest, yet most satisfying thing to do. Thankfully, more spots in Metro Manila are marrying the joy of reading and drinking a cup…

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“A bridge between two cultures.” This is what famed diplomat and artist Raoul Imbach had to say when asked about his idea of producing songs in different languages. Since becoming a career diplomat for the Swiss government, Imbach has not only learned but also performed in English, Korean, Vietnamese, French,…

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Who would have thought that easy access to grapes in ancient times could lead to the production of one of the most in demand liquor beverages today? Initially used for perfumes and aromas, whisky is a product of distilling fermented grains. Owing to its mass appeal, the production of this…

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Its red and white signage, brightly lit space, and rows of simple wooden shelves have been part of generations of Filipinos’ lives, whether to prepare for school, work, and every season or reason. Seven decades later, however, the iconic National Bookstore has ventured into modernizing its look to complement new…

AEGIS AND THE PPO IN CONCERT

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“There’s nothing impossible when there’s a meeting of minds. Music is universal; it speaks to the hearts, especially the songs of Aegis. If the songs speak to your heart, everything follows.” This is the insightful quote of the director Ariel Yonzon, the person who bravely conceptualized the artistic fete of…

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Proudly Filipino fast food chain Jollibee has once again trumpeted the worthy family values of the country in its annual awards, “Gawad ng Parangal para sa Pamilyang Pilipino.” Held at Shangri-La Makati on October 7, the event witnessed the immense sacrifices 2016’s Jollibee Family Values awardees, recognizing the admirable support…

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Content provider and station operator Solar Entertainment Corporation refreshes its channels to sustain its lead in South East Asia with seven notable brands—ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, CT, Solar Sports, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium. “We have undergone broadcast design simultaneously for higher impact and to bring more excitement for…

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The Denmark Embassy has been positive that Philippines has the potential to rise from its status, and now, with President Duterte leading the country, they are more confident that opportunities will pour down to its islands after realizing the proposed 10-point Socio-Economic Programme. “The realization of the 10-points Socio-Economic Programme…

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As the first non-government organization to initiate the Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) in the Philippines, the Soroptimist International Philippines Region (SIPR) upgrades their connection to the rest of the world with a new website geared in further strengthening their advocacies. At the regular Bulong Pulungan at Sofitel Plaza,…

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