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After 33 years, Kidlat’s film about Magellan’s slave debuts

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Filipino indie movie pioneer Kidlat Tahimik’s film about the first man to circumnavigate the world had its world premiere in Singapore last week, 33 years after he started it.

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Mitoy returns home to Pangasinan

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Mitoy, the first winner of the ABS-CBN reality talent show “The Voice of the Philippines,” returned home to Pangasinan province on Monday.   He was cheered by admiring province mates at the provincial capitol here.   Michael Yonting in real life, Mitoy, 44, thanked Gov. Amado Espino Jr. and provincial government officials and employees [...]

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Actors relate ‘Ate Guy moments’ in Baguio

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NORA Aunor with onscreen son Vin Abrenica on the set of the TV5 soap in La Trinidad, Benguet

The lead actors of TV5’s newest teleserye airing this year, “Never Say Goodbye,” led by Cesar Montano have nothing but good memories of their experiences working with superstar Nora Aunor.

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Poor Filipino makes it in ‘Bulaga’ Indonesia

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As a teenager in this northern coastal town, Leonardo Consul walked every day from a small rented house in Barangay Arnedo to Cape Bolinao High School to attend his classes.

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Dolphy’s co-actor in ‘Home Along da Riles’ remembers Comedy King

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Councilor Maybelline de la Cruz, a former child actress who had worked with Dolphy in the television sitcom “Home Along da Riles,” asked Pangasinenses to continue praying for the Quizon family as they mourn the death of the King of Comedy.

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‘Pintakasi’ goes to Baguio

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FACE-OFF Two gangs stage their own “pintakasi” as the good (John Wayne Sace’s gang, right) fights the bad (JM de Guzman’s) in a fight-dance-draw duel choreographed by the internationally acclaimed Philippine All Stars.photo courtesy of giselle sanchez

The film “Pintakasi” wants to be as daring as the award-winning “Himala” in the experimental cinema genre, one of its creators said. Content-wise, the two films are worlds apart. But, like “Himala,” “Pintakasi” gives viewers another perspective of the experimental film, said John Marc Diego, its writer and musical director. According to its website, “Pintakasi” [...]

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Film council opens country’s first cinematheque in Baguio

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A small room in the restored Casa Vallejo hotel on Session Road now serves as the country’s first cinematheque, a film archival cinema inspired by the Cinémathèque Française developed by a French film club in 1936.

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