Sanya Smith on going nude for a People for Ethical Treatment of Animal’s ad campaign to free the 36-year-old Mali and send her to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand: “The ad will certainly draw people’s attention and will invite them to take a look at the issue. If we will put this along Edsa that would be great. I’m ready for anything. I’ve been criticized left and right. I have been more naked before. This time, for a good cause. To possible critics, I’m not worried… I just want Mali out of there!” Jodee Agoncillo
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
It was supposed to be Bona’s last tango with her hunk. As expected, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) Theater in Quezon City was packed on the night of the farewell performance of the play “Bona” on Sept. 23. At the audience were the original stars of the Lino Brocka film “Bona”: Nora [...]
After 25 successful shows, the Philippine Educational Theater Association is extending its run of “Bona” until September 30 at The PETA Theater Center.
By Allan Policarpio
Despite rampant piracy and the Internet providing free and easy access to pretty much every song imaginable, Noel Cabangon manages to release multiplatinum-awarded albums, such as “Byahe” and “Panaginip.”
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
It was a celebration of a life well-lived. Colleagues from theater, radio, TV and the movies mounted a grand sendoff for filmmaker-actor-scriptwriter Mario O’Hara, 66, who passed away last week.
If there’s a word that strikes fear among highschool students more than Calculus or History combined: it’s Shakespeare. But what’s in a name? For most students, Shakespeare has become synonymous with long poetic dialogue, archaic language, confusing histories. Shakespeare has bored many a student to tears and made their noses bleed. Philippine Educational Theater Association [...]
MANILA, Philippines—For many educators, teaching Shakespeare has been the curricular equivalent of serving children ampalaya (bitter melon). Young Filipino’s know that it is “good for them” but refuse to take a bite. Luckily, teachers and parents can now help students conquer their fear of Shakespeare. Much like how mothers cleverly sneak vegetables into their family’s [...]
By Nestor U. Torre
First off, the annual Cinemalaya indie film festival unreels on July 15, with scores of new movies up for viewers’ delectation—or rejection, as the case may be. Let’s get dazzled by the gems, and “forgive” the occasional clunkers, which are par for the course in any extensive showcase of new film efforts.
MANILA, Philippines—Task Force Pride Philippines once again gathered the major events that will happen in Manila during the month-long celebration and events by different organizations and groups from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. Part of the TFPP calendar includes the evening performances of Philippine Educational Theater Association’s hit comedy musical “Care Divas” on [...]