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‘A Cinemalaya film should still have a life after the fest’

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NORA Aunor in Joel Lamangan’s “Hustisya.”

This Saturday night, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival celebrates a decade of independence, even as funding, marketing and distribution remain thorny issues.

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No longer in hiding, TNT finds way home

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VARGAS (left) with Jessica Vaughan (director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies) and Steve Case (cofounder of AOL) before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Capitol Hill last year during a hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. “I was accompanied by my lola Leonila Salinas, my uncle Conrad Salinas and my aunt Aida Abaga-Rivera.”

It’s a “homecoming,” just the same. Although he cannot attend the Manila premiere of his documentary, “Documented,” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines tonight, Filipino-American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas feels it is as though he has returned.

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Mark Bautista is Marcos at London’s West End

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In July 2012, Filipino singer-actor Mark Bautista posted a photo of the late President Ferdinand Marcos on his Facebook page—accompanied by the politician’s effusively sentimental message to his wife Imelda.

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Aljur Abrenica breaks free

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Singer-actor Aljur Abrenica stirred up a hornet’s nest by filing a case in a Quezon City court for the “rescission” of his contract with home studio GMA 7 on Thursday.

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The continued blossoming of ‘Maximo’

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NATHAN Lopez (right) worked in front of and behind the camera in “Resbak.”

How fast time flies! Nathan Lopez, breakout star of the 2005 indie hit “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros,” marks his 23rd birth anniversary on Aug. 19.

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