The unsettling beauty of ‘The Kundiman Party’

    What is it about Floy Quintos plays? "The Kundiman Party" is a world away from Quintos' "Angry Christ" last year, but it shares with the latter their author's near-magical ability to capture an entire social milieu, portrayals so layered that they almost demand multiple viewings. In this case, it is the world of the politically aware upper-middle-class, comfortable in their lifestyle but agitated over the looming threats to their society and country and groping for an effective response. Quintos captures this world by assembling an array of vivid characters, collectively a recognizable social set, yet fully realized as individuated human beings with perso...Keep on reading: The unsettling beauty of ‘The Kundiman Party’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 27th, 2018

Art & Culture (04/26/18)

The Kundiman Party DULAANG UP presents Floy Quintos’s new play The Kundiman Party, which revolves around The story revolves around a retired classical singer who teaches kundiman to young students and some interested matrons who have become her friends. They call themselves The Kundiman Club. Their lives are turned upsidedown when a talented student introduces […] The post Art & Culture (04/26/18) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Bali: A haven for addiction recovery

DENPASAR - Bali has begun to attract drug and alcohol addicts for its rehabilitation centers. Bali might be well known for its party nightlife, but the island is also beginning to bloom as a center for drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers where you'll find thriving clean and sober communities of both expats and locals who offer each other support and friendship. A quick search in Google on alcohol rehab in Bali will result in dozens of rehab centers offering addiction-recovery services and therapeutic communities. There are some practical reasons why the island is gaining popularity for drying out and cleaning up beyond its strong spiritual roots and stunning natural beauty. ...Keep on reading: Bali: A haven for addiction recovery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Move over Isabelle, now even you can own a Michael Cinco

  Whether he likes it or not, Michael Cinco is the talk of the town---or part of the talk of the town. For close to 20 years now, the Dubai-based Filipino designer has been known for elaborate evening gowns filled with intricate details. He has dressed Hollywood swans, international celebrities and beauty queens--- but his latest client couldn't but put him on the radar: Isabelle Duterte. People were still talking about the grand wedding of Dr. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, for which Cinco did Belo's wedding ball gown, when the granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte decided to tap Cinco to make her an ombr ball gown for her debut party last week. Duterte's coba...Keep on reading: Move over Isabelle, now even you can own a Michael Cinco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Women detail sexual allegations against Trump – CNN News

A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump. Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds can be victims. The only reason I am here today is that this offender is now the President of our country,” said Rachel Crooks, a former Bayrock Group receptionist who accused Trump of kissing her on the mouth without her consent in 2005. Samantha Holvey, the former Miss North Carolina 2006 who has accused Trump of inspecting beauty pageant contestants, and Jessica Leeds, who has accused the President of grabbing her chest and attempting to move his hand up her skirt on a flight, also sat with Crooks at Monday’s event. The firsthand accounts come as a public conversation on sexual assault and harassment — spurred by a series of accusations against high-profile figures in politics, Hollywood and journalism — rages throughout the United States. Brave New Films, a production company that realized a film on the women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, hosted the event. At least 15 women have come forward with a wide range of accusations against Trump, ranging from sexual harassment and sexual assault to lewd behavior around women. Of the women, 13 say Trump attacked them directly and two others say they witnessed behavior that made them uncomfortable. All the alleged incidents took place prior to his assuming the presidency. On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the allegations took place “long before he was elected president” and that Trump has “addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations.” Sanders also claimed that “eyewitnesses” have backed up Trump’s denials. “The President has denied any of these allegations, as have eyewitnesses,” Sanders said. “Several reports have shown those eyewitnesses also back up the President’s claim in this process and again, the American people knew this and voted for the President and we feel like we are ready to move forward in that process.” Asked by CNN to detail these eyewitness accounts, a White House official noted two reports that were made public during the 2016 campaign, one from The New York Post and another from The New York Daily News. The first eyewitness was Anthony Gilberthorpe, who the Trump campaign made available to the Post during the 2016 contest to rebut Leeds’ claim that Trump groped her on a flight. Gilberthorpe claimed to be on the same flight and has been known in British media for making claims about the sexual conduct of politicians. The second eyewitness is Katie Blair, the Miss Teen USA 2006 who told TMZ that she never saw Trump come backstage during a beauty contest. “As far as the rumors surrounding him coming backstage and things like that, dressing rooms — absolutely not,” she told TMZ, but Blair was not present at the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, where Trump was accused of walking in. Trump bragged on the Howard Stern show in 2005 about going backstage during beauty pageants. “Before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” he said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.” The White House failed to provide other examples of eyewitnesses corroborating the President’s denials. In addition to the woman at the press conference on Monday, Trump’s accusers include Temple Taggart, the former Miss Utah USA who accused Trump of kissing her on the lips in 1997; Mindy McGillivray, who accused Trump of grabbing her butt at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida in 2003 and Natasha Stoynoff, who accused Trump of “forcing his tongue” down her throat during a photo shoot at Mar-a-Lago in 2005. Crooks called on Congress to “put aside party affiliations and investigate Trump’s history of sexual misconduct.” “In an objective setting, without question, a person with this record would have entered the graveyard of political aspirations, never to return,” she said. “Yet here we are with that man as President.” Leeds added that while some areas of society are “being held accountable for unwanted behavior … we are not holding our President accountable for what he is and who he is.” Trump has personally vehemently denied the accusations. “The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over,” Trump said months before the 2016 election in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Trump, however, has never filed a lawsuit against the accusers. Sanders said earlier this year that the White House’s position is that all the women are lying. “Yeah, we have been clear on that from the beginning and the President has spoken on it,” Sanders said in October. Trump opened the floodgates of accusations against him during the 2016 campaign when he downplayed the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video that showed him saying he was able to “grab them by the p**sy” because he was famous. Trump downplayed his remarks as nothing more than “locker room talk” at the second presidential debate and said he never kissed or groped women without consent. But not all those […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

LOOK: Maxene Magalona treated to fabulous staycation bachelorette party

Maxene Magalona enjoyed the last moments of being single with a fun bachelorette party that involved her closest girlfriends. These included sister Saab, beauty queen Megan Young and actress Lauren Young who led the planning. The party dubbed "#Maxxelorette" was a classy staycation in Solaire where the group enjoyed a massage, had cocktails in a jacuzzi, and feasted on an Italian dinner. A post shared by Lauren Young (@lo_young) on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:19am PST Last nights amazing dinner at #FinestraItalianSteakhouse with all the girls for #Maxxelorette #SolaireExperience #FinestraAtSolaire A post shared by Lauren Young (@lo_young) on Dec 9, 2017 at 7:46pm PST...Keep on reading: LOOK: Maxene Magalona treated to fabulous staycation bachelorette party.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Beauty Inspo: This Party Season, Take Your Hairxperiment Cues From Miss U, Maymay, And More!

Take your pick from these celebrity styles as holiday hair inspo!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Beauty brand founder’s star-studded birthday party

Beauty brand founder’s star-studded birthday party.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 9th, 2017

Let’s spa-rty!

The metro’s avid beauty and spa enthusiasts recently trooped to the Fanny Serrano Elite Salon for its first spa party......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2017

Solon changes mind on proposed vanity tax

MANILA, Philippines — A party-list lawmaker on Monday decided not to push for the so-called vanity tax on cosmetic products and beauty services following sen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Tom Hiddleston and Priyanka Chopra caught flirting during the Emmy’s after party

After reports of their alleged break-up, it seems like Tom Hiddleston has “swiftly” moved on from Taylor Swift with Indian actress and beauty queen Priyanka Chopra......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 20th, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World Philippines 2018 Beach Beauty Competition

PALAWAN, Philippines – The world-renowned tourist destination of El Nido, Palawan played host to the Miss World Philippines 2018 Beach Beauty Competition on Thursday, September 20. The 40 candidates were welcomed by Mayor Nieves Cabunalda Rosento and very accommodating local government officials. The candidates were so proud to know that for almost ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News3 hr. 24 min. ago

Angara is new LDP president

                Senator Sonny Angara has been elected as the new president of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP), the political party formed by his father, the late Senate President Edgardo Angara in 1988.     In a statement released on Saturday, the senator described his election as the… link: Angara is new LDP president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News7 hr. 58 min. ago

Ilongga is Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen of the Year Int’l

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo AN 18-YEAR-OLD Ilongga from Bo. Obrero in Lapuz, Iloilo City bagged one of the five major crowns of the 50th Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant held last Sept 16, 2018 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City. Kheshapornam Ramachandran, a Filipino-Malaysian of Indian descent, was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas […] The post Ilongga is Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism Queen of the Year Int’l appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 24 min. ago

San Miguel 3-point party blasts winless Columbian

    MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen flexed their muscle on the hapless Columbian Dyip, 143-119, at the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup in the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, September 21. After the winless Dyip took command in the first half with a 66-64 lead, the Beermen led by AZ Reid silenced ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News15 hr. 37 min. ago

LP not calling for Duterte ouster — Robredo

VICE-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo said it is not the position of the Liberal Party to overthrow President Rodrigo R. Duterte. The post LP not calling for Duterte ouster — Robredo appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News19 hr. 37 min. ago

₱857M BOL plebiscite nganga, Comelec tapyas budget

Nag-aalala ang mga kongresista dahil hindi nakapaloob sa 2019 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) ang P857M para sa gaganaping plebisito kaugnay sa ratipikasyon ng Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) na itinakda sa Enero 21, 2019. Nadiskubre ito sa House plenary delibe­ration ng panukalang P10.079B ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) para sa susunod na taon. Sa pagtatanong ni Amin Party-list Rep. Makmod Mending patungkol sa BOL plebiscite, kinumpirma ni House Committee on Appropriations vice chairman (Comelec budget sponsor) at… link: ₱857M BOL plebiscite nganga, Comelec tapyas budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

WATCH: Catriona Gray gives send-off messages for Michele Gumabao, Eva Patalinjug

Michele is the Philippines’ representative to the Miss Globe 2018 beauty pageant in Albania in October 21, while Eva will vie for the country’s first Miss Grand International crown in Myanmar next month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Leni and Rody

She’s the Vice President of all Filipinos and not just the Liberal Party. And being the constitutional successor, the Vice President cannot lead any self-serving calls for the ouster or resignation of the President of the Republic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

FULL LIST: Miss World Philippines 2018 Swimsuit Competition finalists

MANILA, Philippines – The 40 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018 competed in the pageant’s Beach Beauty Competition on September 20 in El Nido, Palawan. During the event, the ladies performed in an opening production number, and walked in two segments: the resort wear segment, where they wore clothes they styled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Darren Criss says win was ‘pretty wild’ at Emmy party

  LOS ANGELES---"It's pretty wild!" Darren Criss exclaimed, clutching the gold trophy he received earlier in the evening, when he arrived at the Fox Emmy party at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.   Looking sharp in a modern tux by Armani---no, not by Versace---Darren was beaming with pure joy.   Congratulated on making history as the first Filipino-American to win an Emmy lead actor award for his acclaimed portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," Darren said, "I feel like the title is much bigger than myself. It's truly an honor. I'm so happy to be representing so many people who share my background and,...Keep on reading: Darren Criss says win was ‘pretty wild’ at Emmy party.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018