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Vilma Santos wins best actress at Dhaka Int’l Film Festival

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Vilma Santos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos won Best Actress for Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Ekstra” at the recently concluded 13th Dhaka International Film Festival, held in the capital city of Bangladesh from Jan. 10 to 18.

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June Keithley-Castro wake, funeral set

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VOICE OF RADYO BANDIDO.  Catholic nuns gather in front of the casket of June Keithley-Castro (inset), who lost her battle against breast cancer at the age of 66. Keithley was one of the key players during the Edsa People Power Revolution as announcer of the rebel radio station Radyo Bandido that rallied Filipinos to support forces that broke away from former President Ferdinand Marcos. Her body lies at St. Ignatius Cathedral in Camp Aguinaldo.  JOAN BONDOC

The wake for veteran broadcaster June Keithley-Castro will be at the St. Ignatius Church in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, until Thursday.

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MTRCB calls ‘Goin Bulilit’ execs over show’s ‘disturbing’ scenes

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Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Chairman Eugenio “Toto” Villareal

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned executives of a television network over a children’s show that has allegedly been showing “disturbing scenes” in several of its episodes, which has “compromised the innocence of both child-actors and child-viewers”.

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Cannes to show Lino Brocka’s ‘Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag’

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It’s official: Lino Brocka’s digitally restored “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” will premiere in Cannes Classics in May, alongside Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “Cleopatra,” Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” in 3D.

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‘Bwakaw’ wins three awards in Vesoul int’l filmfest

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Jun Robles Lana’s “Bwakaw” won three awards at the 19th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema held in France.

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Nora Aunor meets mother of missing activist

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Nora Aunor and  Edita Burgos. BAYANI SAN DIEGO

Superstar Nora Aunor met witht Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos at the House of Prayer in Quezon City Tuesdayy.

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‘Mater Dolorosa’ to compete in Rotterdam filmfest

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Adolfo Alix Jr. during 3rd Inquirer Indie Tribute at Inquirer office in Makati City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Adolfo Alix Jr.’s “Mater Dolorosa” will compete for the Big Screen award of the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

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‘Sisterakas’ still top grosser among MMFF entries

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‘Sisterakas’ remained the top grossing film in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival, according to the Metro Manila Development Commission.

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Director Celso Ad Castillo passes away; 69

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Director Celso Ad Castillo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipino filmmaker Celso Ad Castillo passed away in Laguna, according to wife Ophelia. He was 69.

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It’s a boy for Precious Lara Quigaman

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Beauty queen-actress Precious Lara Quigaman and husband Marco Alcaraz. Photo from  Precious Lara's facebook page

Beauty queen-actress Precious Lara Quigaman gave birth to a baby boy on November 10.

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Geisler ‘sick and depressed’, say manager, brother

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Baron Geisler. File photo

The brother and manager of Baron Geisler said Saturday that the actor was sick and was feeling depressed lately, less than 24 hours after he was arrested for punching his neighbour, a store owner.

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Filipina stage actress lands Grizabella role in Cats

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Joanna Ampil. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipina stage actress-singer Joanna Ampil will play the role of Grizabella in the UK and international tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats”, her manager Girlie Rodis told Inquirer on Saturday.

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