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Regine Velasquez’s father, Mang Gerry, takes a bow

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Photo screengrabbed from Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s Instagram account (reginevalcasid)

Gerry Velasquez, the father of singer-actress Regine Velasquez, passed away Monday. He was 76.

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New ‘Girls’ season to focus on recovery

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The sex-comedy HBO series “Girls” will explore a more optimistic tone, said creator-actor Lena Dunham.

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Tropical Depression’s Papa Dom dies

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Papa Dom of reggae band Tropical Depression has died, according to Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit.

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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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GMA7 to withdraw civil suit if Lahbati would pay up

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MANILA, Philippines—Broadcast network GMA 7 has agreed to withdraw the civil case it filed against former contract artist Sarah Lahbati if the actress would pay for P8.5 million in damages, according to its chair and CEO Felipe L. Gozon. “I’d withdraw (the case) if she’d pay up,” Gozon said in a phone interview on Friday [...]

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Mom to Charice: No need to apologize

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IN THIS 2009 photo, girly Charice welcomes the Inquirer to her Tagaytay home. INQSnap this page to see more photos and her TV interview! FILE PHOTO

Contrary to earlier reports, Raquel Pempengco on Friday said that she has long accepted that her daughter Charice is a lesbian.

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Eddie Romero, 88

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National Artist for Film Eddie Romero passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, son and fellow director Joey Romero said. He was 88.

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Reaching Cannes via ‘Maynila’

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It’s a fitting “homecoming” for the late National Artist for Film Lino Brocka in this resort city south of France.

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Slash headlines Smart Araneta concert May 4

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Slash, the former lead guitarist of American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses in the ’80s and ’90s, will perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum May 4.

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Best Director Mendoza laments pullout of `Thy Womb’ from some theaters

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“I hope this award will get more people curious about the movie. This way, we don’t get pulled out of the cinemas,” said Brillante Ma Mendoza, winner of the best director honor for “Thy Womb,” an entry to the ongoing 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

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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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Scorsese, De Leon team up to save Brocka’s ‘Maynila’

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Indeed, it will take a global village to save “Maynila.” The restoration of Lino Brocka’s 1975 film “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” has found a surprise benefactor from across the globe: Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation (WCF) has taken a keen interest in the preservation project.

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