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Helping Visayas through music and laughter

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EMMY-WINNING news anchor Cher Calvin also served as the show’s emcee.

Apl.de.ap, will.i.am and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas (BEP), Fil-Am comedian Jo Koy and a 13-year-old Filipino-Singaporean shone in the recent “Rebuild Philippines!” concert at LA’s renowned outdoor show venue, the Greek Theater.

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Where are the Visayan movies?

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ABRENICA. No slouch at acting.

Steven Dy, 36, businessman: “I’m from Cagayan de Oro, and I wonder why there aren’t a lot of ‘pure’ Visayan films these days. I know some indie filmmakers from the south, and I challenge them to tell their stories in Hiligaynon, Waray or Cebuano. I am sure there’s a market for them, and our place is a goldmine of rich stories just waiting to be told!”

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Isay upbeat about local theater, does her part

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ISAY Alvarez

Theater actress Isay Alvarez longs to see the day when a Filipino stage play could sustain enough audience interest to run all year round. She’s particularly upbeat about the Visayan epic “Hinilawod,” which will be staged September 3 and 4 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. “We hope this […]

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