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PhilPop entry raises awareness for genetic condition

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BENIN AND FUNDALES. Interpret “Kung Akin Ang Langit.”

The Philippine Pop Music Festival (PhilPop) entry, “Kung Akin Ang Langit,” written by news anchor Chi Datu Bocobo and Isaac Joseph Garcia, aims to raise awareness for a genetic condition that causes muscle weakness in infants.

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Ida del Mundo follows in her famous father’s footsteps

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DEL MUNDO. Leap of faith.

We have watched Ida Anita del Mundo grow, from a little girl playing the violin to a young lady who is directing her first feature, “K’na, the Dreamweaver,” for the New Breed category of the 10th Cinemalaya fest.

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Dream come true for Al Gatmaitan

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GATMAITAN. Opportunity to grow.

We have seen tenor Al Gatmaitan sing in the Philippine Opera Company’s “Ang Bagong Harana,” perform in “Maxie the Musicale” and star in Will Fredo’s “In Nomine Matris,” so when we got an invitation to watch his concert, “In Pursuit of A Dream,” last May 23 at the LRI Design Plaza, we had to be there.

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Catching up with Jam Morales

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MORALES. Manages her own performing arts school in New Mexico, USA.

Jam Morales, who popularized the ’80s OPM hits, “Even If” and “A Smile In Your Heart,” is currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States. Now 50, the former GMA “Supershow” cohost manages her own performing arts school, Jam’s Voice Studio, where she teaches more than 50 students.

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Film shines spotlight on undocumented immigrants

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VARGAS AND DELOS REYES. Chronicle Pulitzer-winning journalist's daunting predicament. Photo by RICA AREVALO

Last May 3, we caught Jose Antonio Vargas’ brave documentary, “Documented,” about his status as an undocumented immigrant in New York. Some theaters are releasing the film before its CNN cable broadcast this summer.

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