Arts and Entertainment

NCCA chair wants youth to learn about IPs

MANILA--National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) chair Virgilio Almario on Wednesday said it is important for the youth to learn about the indigenous people (IP)."They (youth) don't know much about our IPs, because their education is very foreign-oriented. We need to tap their... Read More

Cine Europa 22 public screening starts Sept. 20

MANILA -- Filipinos can now embark on a European movie marathon with the Cine Europa 22nd edition screening publicly this Friday at Greenbelt 3, Makati.The films, selected to highlight the cultural diversity of Europe as well as the values of love, triumph, faith, and equality, will be shown from... Read More

K-pop girl group wants to explore more Pinoy foods, places

MANILA -- Members of South Korean girl group Weki Meki have expressed their desire to experience more of what the Philippines has to offer, during their performance in Manila on Saturday. The girls were back in the country as one of the performers in online travel services booking firm, Klook's... Read More

Cine Europa 2019 centers on humanity, friendship

MANILA-- This year's Cine Europa, a film festival featuring European-produced storylines, is screening films centered on friendship and humanity.EU Delegation Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Wiersing on Thursday said the festival's 22nd edition will capture the values that motivated people "to show... Read More

Top Filipino-promoting agencies, LGUs to get KWF award

MANILA–The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) will honor government entities that excelled in using the country’s national language Filipino in their respective official transactions, communications and correspondences, as well as public service undertakings. On August 30, the KWF will... Read More

Films on Fall of Berlin to roll at Czech filmfest

MANILA -- Life during the communist era in East and Central Europe will be shown on the big screen as the three-day Czech Film Festival in Manila features the fall of the Berlin Wall that led to the breakdown of the communist regime in the region."We hope that thanks to the 'Iron Curtain Film... Read More

UK sees hub's potential in boosting PH creative economy

MANILA-- A creative hub does not only bring soul and character in one's community but its potential to boost a nation's creative economy is also vast.Creative hubs-- such as design studios, co-working spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, and art collectives-- are organizations that provide space and... Read More

CCP celebrates Visayan culture thru 'Pagsaulog'

BACOLOD CITY – Three acclaimed performing groups from the Visayas will be featured in a presentation at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Thursday (July 25).The show, dubbed “Pagsaulog: A Celebration of Visayan Culture”, will be held at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the... Read More

Envoy hails Guidicelli for joining Army reserve force

MANILA -- Moved by his dedication to serve the country, Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz commended actor Matteo Guidicelli for going through the Army reservist training and discussed plans for future partnerships."I am so happy to meet a role model for young Filipinos – 2nd... Read More

Mina-anud: From catching fish to hauling cocaine

MANILA – Some of us lived a hard life that we have spent days praying for a miracle to happen -- a miracle big enough that it could transform our miseries to pleasures. And sometime in 2009, for a group of fishermen in Eastern Samar, million-dollar luck was washed ashore.Surely though, it did... Read More

TWICE overwhelmed with PH fans' warmth, energy

MANILA -- Thousands of Filipino fans (aptly called, "PH ONCE"), overwhelmed the South Korean girl group, TWICE, with their support, warmth and energy, during their concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday.Hundreds even came at the arena to try their luck if they could still purchase a concert... Read More

K-pop group TWICE arrives in Manila for 1st PH concert

MANILA -- South Korean girl group TWICE arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday morning.Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu will be performing at the SM MOA Arena at 5 p.m. on Saturday as part of their "Twicelights" world tour.They are... Read More

Park Bo Gum rocks and charms in 'fan service'

MANILA -- Deafening yells and vociferous cheers from Filipino fans filled the SM Mall of Asia Arena when South Korean actor Park Bo Gum rocked the stage during his "Good Day" fan meeting on Saturday night.Clad in a stylish dark blue suit and wearing his signature smile, the six-foot tall actor-model... Read More

Online auditions for 2019 Pinoy K-pop star starts

MANILA – The online auditions for the 2019 Pinoy K-pop star have begun, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) announced Friday.This is “the biggest annual talent search competition for Filipino K-pop performers and cover groups,” KCC said in an e-mail to the... Read More

Eddie Garcia passes away

MANILA — Veteran actor Eddie Garcia passed away on Thursday afternoon after being in a coma for 12 days. He was 90.Garcia suffered a neck cervical fracture while shooting a TV series for broadcast giant GMA Network on June 8 and had been in critical condition since then.GMA on Monday said it... Read More

Korean actor Park Bo-gum arrives in Manila

MANILA -- The long wait is over for Hallyu (Korean wave) fans in the country as South Korean actor Park Bo-gum arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday morning.Park was seen smiling and waving at his fans and staff at the airport. He used the regular passenger's exit door... Read More

NCCA, Korean gov't set peace concert to honor fallen heroes

MANILA -- For the first time, a peace concert will be staged in Manila to honor Filipino and Korean veterans who fought during the Korean War in 1950. Dubbed as "The Korean War Memorial Peace Concert", the event is set on June 25, 7 p.m. at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo Theater, Cultural Center of... Read More

Tanduay top bills 1st rum fest in Bacolod City

MANILA -- Tanduay Distillers, Inc. on Saturday announced that it would sponsor Bacolod’s first Rum Festival, a week-long celebration that seeks to highlight the city's sugarcane industry."Tanduay has always taken pride in the hard work and craftsmanship of the Filipino. Through the Tanduay Rum... Read More

Pinoys get continuing glimpse of French culture through films

MANILA -- The French embassy in Manila has highlighted the successful opening of the 24th French Film Festival as a sign of the continuing people-to-people and film industry relations of Paris and Manila."This (French Film Festival in the Philippines) is about bringing the best of French movies to... Read More

Netizens slam Shopee over Blackpink meet-and-greet 'mess'

MANILA -- Netizens, especially "Filo Blinks" (Filipino Blackpink fans) expressed dismay over the South Korean girl group's meet-and-greet event organized by e-commerce platform Shopee on Thursday night.The online shopping platform has announced a certain period of time when the public could purchase... Read More