By Jersy John Hortaleza
Nora Aunor may not have been conferred National Artist for Film by the Aquino administration but the University of the Philippines isn’t about to pass up the opportunity to recognize the country’s only “superstar”.
By Nestor U. Torre
One of our pet notions is that the ordinary T-shirt has evolved from being just a piece of clothing, and has become the modern-day equivalent of the “sandwich board” of yore, which was used to advertise restaurants, products and such.
By Andy Bais
Luz Lingcong, televiewer: “I think the part where Alex Gonzaga makes some small talk with child contestants on ‘The Voice Kids’ is irrelevant and distracting. What is the purpose of that segment? If it aims to put the child at ease, it is a dismal flop, because Alex is a poor host and motivator.”
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
After the heated debates surrounding the exclusion of actress Nora Aunor from the list of national artists, the big question remains: Will she or won’t she step on the red carpet of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to attend the 10th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, which will be held from Aug. 1 to 10?
Eyebrows may raise but if there’s no Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal and Kidlat Tahimik, there could be no Adolf Alix, Raya Martin, Jon Red, Raymond Red and Lav Diaz. In the same breath, if there’s no Cinemalaya, there could be no Cinema One Originals, Sineng Pambansa and other independent film festivals in the country.