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‘90s top comedians reunite for Randy Santiago film Five of the most popular comedians of the ‘90s, namely Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Dennis Padilla, Long Mejia, Andrew E. and Ogie Alcasid, have reunited for what is now being dubbed in showbiz circles as the “ultimate throwback” movie of the…

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People Power, prayers and paintings. These are often what the late former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino’s friends, relatives and closest allies talk about when remembering the beloved icon of democracy. Her David and Goliath fight in 1986, which put the Philippines on the map against an indestructible dictatorship; her unwavering…

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IN my ripe old age of 35—19 of those devoted to the wonderful world of soft news reportage—I have, for the past several years, chosen to use the smug person’s phrase, “Been there; done that,” in a very positive context. When I returned to my post as Lifestyle Editor of…

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Volumes have been written about Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco Aquino and her remarkable transition from housewife to the country’s first woman president to a global democracy icon. But very few know that Mrs. Aquino was an avid painter as well. To commemorate her fourth death anniversary, Mrs. Aquino’s closest friends, led…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd has for the first time agreed to be the cover of a local magazine. The Manila Times was emailed on Monday a digital copy of Summit Media’s July issue of Esquire Philippines with President Aquino on the cover. The publishing company’s media relations associate, Jieneb Jamin…

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Peabody Award winning investigative journalist Kara David is all set to take over the reins of Mel Tiangco’s highly interesting current affairs program, Powerhouse, come July 16 on GMA News TV. In past two years, Powerhouse has been giving viewers access to the private lives of many prominent, powerful and…

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Rachel Alejandro—one of Original Pilipino Music’s most distinctive voices—should have been part of the smash hit musical of 2012, Atlantis Production’s Rock of Ages, but she had something more important to do. She got married and flew to New York to be with her new husband. “I even recorded ‘Don’t…

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Bring together the Queen of Philippine Movies, showbiz’ most iconic contravida, and TV’s so called “Prime Time Idols,” and what do you have? ABS-CBN’s answer to rival station GMA Network’s prime time dark horse, the phenomenal gay-themed series My Husband’s Lover. Taking TVLandia by surprise, GMA Network finally found a…

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While no one else has earned the title of “Philippine Movie’s Miss Body Beautiful” since it was first coined and bestowed on come-backing actress Vivian Velez in the 1970s, she confessed to The Manila Times this week that nowadays, she finds herself cringing when called as such. “I already have…

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Two and a half hours late to the official announcement of the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) eight official entries for 2013,  MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino tried his hand at wit to apologize for his delay, Tuesday afternoon. Apparently, Tolentino was held up at a meeting with President Benigno…

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