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Nora Aunor on UP honor: Is this for real?

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Before Malacañang could formally install the new crop of National Artist Awardees, the University of the Philippines beat the Palace to the punch, conferring on singer-actress Nora Aunor the Gawad Plaridel Award on Wednesday in ceremonies at the state university’s Diliman campus.

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Across cultures, beyond language

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CHARLIE Chaplin’s “City Lights” from the United States

The irony is not lost on Carlos Madrid, director of Instituto Cervantes in Manila.

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No rousing welcome for Lav Diaz, other victors of biggest ever film award for PH

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LABOR OF LAV Filmmaker Lav Diaz holds the official Locarno festival magazine with himself on the cover. KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

There was no hero’s welcome, no marching band, no ticker-tape parade for the ragtag crew that brought the biggest honor the country has received so far in an A-list film festival.

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Underachiever finds his/her niche

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“I HAVE become feminine. My skin is smoother, my clothes more stylish.”

While malling with his family recently, GMA 7 actor Gabby Eigenmann overheard fans arguing about his gender.

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Sentimental rock star remembers mom, his idol

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One will have to listen closely to catch the remarkable revelation that this man, tattooed and bearded rock star Marc Abaya, wears his heart on his sleeve for his mother, the late filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya.

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