Arts and Entertainment

NCCA explores various platforms to reach more people

MANILA–In its bid to bring its message to more people, especially the millennials, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is currently exploring various platforms that seem more appealing to the audience."We are looking for ways to entice more audience, the millennials," NCCA... Read More

First NCCA teleserye highlights Filipino values

MANILA --Nineteen values important among Filipinos will be the highlight of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts' (NCCA) first teleserye (soap opera), "Project Destination".In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, NCCA deputy executive director Marichu Tellano... Read More

Beauty, culture highlight Korean group's PH events

MANILA --Hallyu (Korean wave) fans in the Philippines have something to look forward to this 2020 -- events that would highlight beauty, culture, and music.The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) would organize "Chok Chok Korea" in April for Filipino fans of K-pop idols to hear their... Read More

‘Parasite’ makes Oscars history, also wins 4 awards

WASHINGTON -- Bong Joon-ho's seething satire of economic privilege and class disparities became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture in the Academy Awards' 92-year history Sunday, also walking away with the night's largest Oscars haul.The black comedy thriller of a grifter family... Read More

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies aged 103

WASHINGTON -- Legendary actor Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103, his son, actor Michael Douglas, confirmed Wednesday."It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103," Michael said on Instagram."To the world, he was a legend, an... Read More

Miss U, singer named new NCCA ambassadors

MANILA – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) on Tuesday introduced Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and singer Julie Anne San Jose as its new Arts and Music ambassadors, respectively.The two new NCCA ambassadors were introduced in a press conference where officials led by... Read More

NCCA urges Filipinos to be proud of PH arts, culture

MANILA -- National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) chairman Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso on Tuesday urged the public to be proud of and nourish Filipino arts and culture."We are rich in culture. Don't be afraid to bring it around. We should be proud of them (arts and culture) and... Read More

CCP chief named as new NCCA chair

MANILA --The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) welcomes its new chairman, Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso.Lizaso, the concurrent president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), was elected by the Board of Commissioners of the NCCA during the most recent Board Meeting... Read More

Siakol guitarist announces he is quitting band

DAVAO CITY -- Is popular Pinoy rock band Siakol headed for a breakup?It appears so when the group's guitarist, Anthony “Miniong” Cervantes, announced on Tuesday that he was quitting the band, which has become synonymous with the rock scene that dominated the country in the 1990s.Siakol... Read More

Taguig City dad vows to promote arts, culture, film

MANILA - -Taguig City’s mayor has affirmed the city government’s commitment to Philippine cinema as it hosted for the very first time in 45 editions, the Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) star-studded Parade of Stars.“The city of Taguig affirms its commitment to the arts,... Read More

SB19 to hold 1st major concert at Cuneta Astrodome

MANILA --There's no stopping rising P-pop group, SB19, to showcase its talents to "A'TINs" (its official fandom), as the group is set to hold its first major concert at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on December 28."Actually, we are very excited, because this will be an avenue for us to showcase... Read More

South Africa bags 3rd Miss Universe crown

MANILA -- Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi stressed the need to teach young girls about leadership which made her win the third Miss Universe crown for her country at the pageant's 68th edition in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday (Sunday, US time)."It is something that has been lacking in young girls and... Read More

Tokyo International Film Festival bares diverse list of winners

TOKYO – Iranian Director Reza Jamali won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Old Men Never Die" during the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 5.The award is bestowed on a promising director in the TIFF Asian Future... Read More

SDP to release movie depicting life of legendary artist Hokusai

TOKYO (Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet) -- SDP, Inc. will release the film "HOKUSAI" depicting the extraordinary life of globally famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai in Japan in early summer of 2020. It will also be released worldwide sequentially, which will be distributed by SDP.Images: The Great Wave... Read More

Suwag o Suko: Tough tamaraw conservation on film

MANILA -- Mindoro's hardworking rangers and the dwindling tamaraw population are the lead characters in the newly launched documentary film, "Suwag o Suko," which tells the daily plight of some 20 volunteers in keeping the numbers of critically endangered dwarf buffalos afloat."Suwag o Suko" is a... Read More

GOT7 back in Manila for 'Keep Spinning' tour

MANILA -- Popular South Korean boy group GOT7 is back in Manila for its "Keep Spinning" world tour.Passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday had a glimpse of the members, as JB, Yugyeom, Mark, Jackson, Bambam, Jinyoung and Youngjae used the airport's regular exit door.The... Read More

‘Japan Media Arts Distributed Museum’ staged at Haneda airport

TOKYO, Oct. 21, 2019 (Kyodo JBN- AsiaNet) -- The Agency for Cultural Affairs was using Tokyo's Haneda Airport to stage the latest exhibition in the "Japan Media Arts Distributed Museum" project, an initiative launched by the governmental branch to demonstrate media arts/Japanese cultures at about 10... Read More

80s British new wave icon in Manila, Baguio for a show

BAGUIO CITY – The 80s British new wave singer Paul Simpson will be in Manila and Baguio for two "intimate" shows that will surely be a welcome treat for fans of the post-punk era.Simpson is the co-founder of the “Wild Swans” who in 1982 recorded and released “Bringing Home... Read More

Short+Sweet fest to stage Filipino plays in November

MANILA -- Short+Sweet, dubbed as the "largest little play festival in the world", is set to stage its fifth edition in Manila this November with 53 curated 10-minute scripts to be presented by Filipino directors and actors.Short+Sweet, which originated in Sydney, Australia, seeks to develop original... Read More

NCCA taps agency to mount music confab with Taiwan

MANILA -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has tapped music solutions agency, Homonym, to mount a music conference and festival -- set on October 4-5 in Makati City, in cooperation with the Taiwan Ministry of Culture (MOC).The event, dubbed as Sonik Philippines, will showcase... Read More