Arts and Entertainment

Kpop groups excited to participate in 1st 2019 friendship concert

MANILA -- Three Kpop groups expressed their excitement to be part of the 2019 Kpop Friendship Concert in Manila scheduled at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Thursday evening.Hosted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Korean... Read More

8 Pinoys vie for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards new categories

MANILA --Viacom, Inc. on Thursday announced the eight Filipinos nominated in the two new categories (Favorite Pinoy Internet Star and Favorite Trending Pinoy) of this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards recognizes the kids' favorites in music, television, and... Read More

Kpop group shows eagerness to return to PH

MANILA --South Korean boy group, iKON, has expressed eagerness to return to the Philippines and include the country in its upcoming concert tour.iKON was in Manila on Tuesday evening for the Philippine launch of Samsung S10. It was the group's second time in the country, after holding a concert here... Read More

KWF language grant application deadline nears

MANILA--Individual and group researchers, as well as public and private institutions like schools, have until 5 p.m. on February 15 to seek 2019 Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) grants for documenting Philippine languages.Interested parties can send their respective language documentation proposals... Read More

NRCP backs creation of Department of Culture

MANILA --The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) supports Senate Bill No. 1528 that seeks the establishment of a Department of Culture in the country, NRCP president Ramon Razal told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday."This (bill) will elevate the National Commission for... Read More

KCC eyes diversifying cultural exchange via calligraphy exhibit

MANILA -- The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) eyes diversifying cultural exchange between the Philippines and Korea by mounting a calligraphy exhibit.Dubbed as "Strokes: Beautiful Korean Calligraphy”, the exhibit will run for free at the KCC Exhibit Hall in Bonifacio Global... Read More

Fans go wild as Blackpink arrives in Manila

MANILA – The South Korean girl group, Blackpink, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday evening, causing commotion among Filipino fans. Airport authorities tried to stop hundreds of fans from running near the entrance of the arrival area, hoping to get a glimpse of... Read More

PH, SoKor to sign MOU on culture, arts

MANILA -- The Philippines and South Korea are slated to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote culture and arts between the two countries.South Korean Ambassador Han Dong-man made the disclosure during a dinner interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in his residence in Makati... Read More

OPM rock icon Pepe Smith dies

MANILA -- Original Pilipino Music (OPM) rock icon Jose William Feliciano "Pepe" Smith passed away on Monday. He was 71.Smith's passing was confirmed by his daughter, Daisy Smith-Owen, in a post on social media."Thank you for everything papa bear ko. Thank you for being the best dad in the world,"... Read More

QCinema named best local film fest in 2018

MANILA -- The Quezon City International Film Festival, dubbed as QCinema, has topped the list as the Best Local Film Festival for film reviewers in 2018.According to PinoyRebyu, a Filipino film aggregators’ website, QCinema garnered a near-unanimous first place for being able to exhibit... Read More

Momoland back in Manila for 1st fan meet

MANILA -- South Korean girl group Momoland is back in the Philippines for their first fan meet at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday.The group arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) past 10:30 a.m. Thursday via Asiana Airlines flight OZ 701.This is Momoland's third time in the... Read More

'Glass' tops North American box office in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES -- Universal's presentation of superhero thriller film "Glass" took the top spot of North American box office in its opening weekend with an estimated USD40.58 million through Sunday.Directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy among... Read More

'Aquaman' tops North American box office in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES -- Warner Bros. superhero film "Aquaman" is the new North American box office king, collecting an estimated USD67.4 million during its first three days of release in North American theaters."Aquaman" has earned a massive USD72.1 million in North America, if the USD4.7 million in special... Read More

SoKor eyes better promotion of Korean traditional music in PH

MANILA -- With the popularity of Korean pop music in the country, the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Manila is now seeking to strengthen promotion of its traditional music in the Philippines.During the recent KCC-led cultural night in Taguig City, Director Lee Jincheol said South Korea is committed... Read More

Korean group to host K-Night for free

MANILA -- As a treat to the public, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) will host performances, dubbed as "Guerilla K-Night", for free on Dec. 19, 6 p.m. at the Sunlife Amphitheater in BGC, Taguig City.Traditional contemporary performers from Korea collectively dubbed as UHEE, as... Read More

20K PH students experience Korean Culture Caravan

MANILA -- About 20,000 students from seven high schools have benefited from the Korean Culture Caravan this year, Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) Director Lee Jincheol told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday.With the goal to inspire Filipinos while also encouraging them to... Read More

Ifugao chant-inspired piece bags 2018 Composers’ Prize Awards

MANILA -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) conferred on Monday the 2018 Composers' Prize Awards on Jem Robert Talaroc for his composition for orchestra, titled “Anima.”The piece refers to the belief that all things in nature are sacred and to be taken spiritually,... Read More

French, Pinoy musicians pay tribute to Charles Aznavour

MANILA -- Filipino and French musicians offered a night of music in Makati this week as tribute to Charles Aznavour, France's most acclaimed singer and composer who died last month.The tribute was organized by the Alliance Française de Manille and the French Embassy in Manila as part of its... Read More

Marvel's comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95: reports

NEW YORK -- Legendary comic book writer Stan Lee has died at the age of 95, according to media reports on Monday.Lee, born Stanley Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, began his career in 1939 and joined the Marvel Comics in 1961.He is considered as one of the most legendary names in the history of comic books... Read More

'Wushu Orphan' director wins Spirit of Asia Award at 31st TIFF

TOKYO -- Chinese director Huang Huang won the Spirit of Asia Award for his film "Wushu Orphan" at the at the awarding ceremony of the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) on Nov. 2.The Spirit of Asia Award is given by the Japan Foundation Asia Center.The award is bestowed on a promising... Read More