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What makes a hero?

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THE A-TEAM recently won a gold medal at the World Hip Hop International in Las Vegas, Nevada.  JOHN SALANGSANG/FACEBOOK PHOTO

“I have asked myself many times: Is the Filipino worth suffering, or even dying, for? Is he not a coward who would readily yield to any colonizer, be he foreign or homegrown? Is a Filipino more comfortable under an authoritarian leader because he does not want to be burdened with the freedom of choice? Is he unprepared, or worse, ill-suited for presidential or parliamentary democracy?

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10 comments stern parent Jackie Chan has made about his son Jaycee

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and son Jaycee at an endorsement event in Shanghai in April 2008. The Straits Times/ANN

  How will anti-drug ambassador Jackie Chan react to the arrest of his son, actor Jaycee Chan, on drug charges? Not very favorably, going by the things he has said about 31-year-old Jaycee over the years. Jackie’s stern, authoritarian style of parenting has resulted in some choice quotes about his son. Here are 10 of [...]

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Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease

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Celebrities, Ice Bucket Challenge, Justin Bieber, Bill Gates, Ice Water, Ice, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Charity, Fundraising, Barack Obama, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, ALS

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‘Rurouni Kenshin’ returns with fiery martial style

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Japanese kengeki (swordplay dramas) may change forever after this film. That’s how impressive the innovative action scenes are in “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen” (Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno). The film is a sequel to “Rurouni Kenshin,” and both films are based on the Nobuhiro Watsuki manga of the same name. The latest film, the first of [...]

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5 awards for Lav at Locarno fest

LAV DIAZ and his Golden Leopard in Locarno AP

Apart from winning the Golden Leopard (Best Film) and Boccalino d’Oro (for lead actress Hazel Orencio), Lav Diaz’s “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” won three other awards at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. Diaz’s five-and-a-half-hour epic also won the Fipresci International Film Critics’ Prize, the Junior Jury/Environment is Quality of Life Prize and the International Federation of Film Societies’ (IFFS) Don Quixote Prize. “We had a problem in packing all those awards,” said Diaz.

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