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‘Night with Lea’ kicks off solo-artist performance series in Poblacion

As part of this year's Museums and Galleries Month, Fringe Manila, in partnership with the Japan Foundation Manila, recently launched 1SA (supposedly acronym for solo artist), which, according to a press preview at Pineapple Lab in Makati, is a "platform" to celebrate solo artists and present them in a "more dynamic way" to local communities. 1SA creative director Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan explained that Solo Arts Platform seeks to enable artists to convey the realities they are confronting through their chosen medium of artistic expression. "Through this project, we are working to push for the increased visibility of emerging artists, new genres and evolving traditions in conte...Keep on reading: ‘Night with Lea’ kicks off solo-artist performance series in Poblacion.....»»

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Why Regine ended her 20-year stint with GMA 7

To be able to work with other artists---this was the main reason for the highly publicized transfer of singer-actress Regine Velasquez from GMA 7 to ABS-CBN, according to Cacai Mitra, Regine's sister and talent manager.   "She felt limited in terms of projects (when she was still with GMA 7). If she were to appear in a soap, what kind of characters could she play? Who could she partner with? In that aspect, palaging kapos," Cacai explained during the press conference that ABS-CBN bosses organized for Regine on Wednesday night.   For her part, Regine said, "I love the people I've worked with there. They felt sad that I had to go, but they understood. After all, I...Keep on reading: Why Regine ended her 20-year stint with GMA 7.....»»

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Radio DJ-food vlogger finds his dream job, ideal life in PH

Popular disc jockey and food vlogger JC Tevez left California three years ago, to pursue his dream job in the Philippines, firm in his decision to live here---for good.   "I started working in high school," JC, who hosts a show on Monster Radio RX 93.1 six times a week, told the Inquirer. "In the US, the culture of working early is encouraged. My first job was at a tutoring center, getting materials for students. I worked at a retail store, a movie theater ... and my last job was as an admin at a law firm, where I learned that I was not meant to be in a corporate job."   The twentysomething JC, whose family is from Pampanga, packed his bags in 2015. "I sold ever...Keep on reading: Radio DJ-food vlogger finds his dream job, ideal life in PH.....»»

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Destined ‘First Love’

"First Love" follows the destined encounter of two "opposites."   A pair of strangers accidentally meets and shares something special: Nick (Aga Muhlach) is a composed and calculated businessman, while Ali (Bea Alonzo) is an optimistic photographer who believes in destiny and carpe diem, or seizing the day.   Catch Paul Soriano's latest film in SM Cinema branches nationwide. Moviegoers may book tickets through SMcinema.com.  ...Keep on reading: Destined ‘First Love’.....»»

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Elizabeth Oropesa’s secret to aging gracefully

I have always liked Elizabeth Oropesa's style. She has that certain je ne sais quoi. The seasoned actress lives up to her moniker, Oro (which means gold), because she has maintained her "value" in the biz.   For a change, Elizabeth shows her comedic side in GMA 7's new primetime series, "Pamilya Roces." On the outside, they seem like a perfect family with wealth and power. But that's just an illusion, because the patriarch has, not just one, but three families.   And when he suffers a heart attack, each of his families rushes to his side. Suddenly, three women and five sisters find their lives hilariously intertwined. Ah! La vida familia loca.   Here'...Keep on reading: Elizabeth Oropesa’s secret to aging gracefully.....»»

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Derek’s kid bro joins the biz

It's not easy having a hunk---make that, an award-winning hunky actor---as an older brother.   But DA Ramsay---yes, that's Derek Ramsay's kid brother---has valiantly joined the entertainment industry, as well.   Growing up in the shadow of Derek could've daunted lesser souls, but DA was eager to carve his own niche as an actor.   His father wanted him to join the family's security business, and he tried it out for a while. "But I was unhappy," DA recalled. "Dad was disappointed, but he knew I had to follow my heart and pursue my dreams."   The lure of acting proved irresistible, and DA (or Derek Andrew) was determined to master the craft. ...Keep on reading: Derek’s kid bro joins the biz.....»»

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Barangay chief Angelika not seeking higher post

Angelika dela Cruz is well aware that she may come across as a bit intimidating, especially to show biz newbies. But Maine Mendoza, her costar in the sitcom "Daddy's Gurl," didn't have that impression of her.   "Maine was actually the first one to introduce herself and greet me," she told reporters at the recent inauguration of the newly renovated barangay hall of Longos in Malabon City, where the actress is currently serving her second term as chairperson.   "Maine is such a kind girl. She's very courteous---she uses 'po' and 'opo,' and it makes me feel old!" Angelika jested.   But Angelika makes it a point to be welcoming and approachable to young t...Keep on reading: Barangay chief Angelika not seeking higher post.....»»

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From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Bodyguard,’ Richard Madden gets a career upgrade

As an actor, Richard Madden is no stranger to shocking scenes of severed heads and other gory forms of dismemberment. His six-episode dramatic thriller "Bodyguard" is characterized by astutely staged twists and edge-of-your-seat action sequences that would impress even Robb Stark, the character he played in "Game of Thrones" who succumbed to Walder Frey's vengeful machinations in the infamous "Red Wedding" massacre.   "Bodyguard," which will be streamed by Netflix in territories outside the United Kingdom starting Oct. 24, doesn't have witches, dragons and those reanimated Wights, but it has characters that prove to be even deadlier and more sinister---corrupt politicians ...Keep on reading: From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Bodyguard,’ Richard Madden gets a career upgrade.....»»

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More protections for misclassified workers vs. fly-by-night employers

California's Labor Commissioner's Office has awarded over $45 million in unlawful deductions from wages and out-of-pocket expenses to more than 400 misclassified port drivers. However, most of the drivers have not been able to collect their money because the companies that committed the wage violations have filed bankruptcy and gone out of business, only to be replaced by other companies that repeat the same pattern of misclassification.   Truck drivers at California ports, mostly immigrant and vulnerable to labor exploitation, are often misclassified as independent contractors even though they work as employees under California and federal labor laws. These companies cont...Keep on reading: More protections for misclassified workers vs. fly-by-night employers.....»»

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TOFA to gather ‘heroes among us’ Oct. 27

  NEW YORK CITY---On its 8thyear, The Outstanding Filipinos in America (TOFA) Awards is gathering a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Leventritt gold medalist, a two-time Emmy winner, Miami Heat's "winningest" coach and New Jersey's top physical therapist to the Carnegie stage on October 27.   They are "ambassadors of goodwill" who inspire Filipinos all over the world with their commitment to deeply ingrained Filipino values, according to top Philippine government officials.   "Filipino migrants thrive in any environment they find themselves in. Once again, the TOFA Awards gathers some of the outstanding Filipinos in the United State...Keep on reading: TOFA to gather ‘heroes among us’ Oct. 27.....»»

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Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase

    NEW YORK --- Filipino American performing arts group Broadway Barkada is producing an evening of dance pieces titled "Lumipad: A Pinoy Night of Dance."   The program consists of modern, lyrical, jazz, cultural and many other styles.   "This is our sixth production of our Take Flight Initiative," says Liz Casasola, one of the group's three cofounders.   "The initiative is about 'spreading your wings' as an artist and sharing one's own vision. Broadway Barkada aims to give these artists a platform to do just that.   "In believing in your unique story to tell, the first step---taking that risk---can be the hardest. Broadway...Keep on reading: Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase.....»»

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New Jersey getting flooded, but many still ignore climate change

  NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey --- The water just kept rising. As the rain poured for hours and a nearby river swelled, Ben Gonzalez had no time to save any of his family's belongings. Amid harsh winds that destroyed their house in Brick Township, New Jersey, he yelled at his wife and their young daughter to rush to the second floor. In a few minutes, on the early night of August 12, 2018, 56-year-old Gonzalez saw how their living room disappeared as flood water quickly rose to over four feet. Picture frames floated, he recalled, and their television set and sofa were all under water. "I never thought this is going to happen to us. We knew (our house) is close to the river, b...Keep on reading: New Jersey getting flooded, but many still ignore climate change.....»»

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Robredo in DC hits officials who ‘subvert’ democracy that brought them to power

  WASHINGTON, D.C. --Dismayed by President Rodrigo Duterte's "combative" statements and"animosity" towards her, Vice President Leni Robredo says she is nonetheless determined to fully stay in her office in the next three years and, with "laser-like focus," devote full attention to her signature poverty alleviation program,Angat Buhay. Despite being one of "the most vilified" national government official, she says -- almostdefiantly-- she will not be distracted from her life-long goal: uplifting the lives of the "last, the least and the lost." She will not "stand idly by" and settle for simply being a "spare tire," she said. The Vice President was the featured speaker...Keep on reading: Robredo in DC hits officials who ‘subvert’ democracy that brought them to power.....»»

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Despite Columbian’s frustrating losses, Akeem Wright wants to return to PBA

ANTIPOLO---Even with its first victory in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, Columbian has no chance anymore of entering the quarterfinals. This miserable standing, however, hasn't stoppedimport Akeem Wright from wanting to return to the PBA for another go around Wright said he'd be happy to return to the Philippines be it with Columbian or any other team that wants him. "The losing has been frustrating, but overall my experience has been great," said Wright after the Dyip's 100-84 win over playoff hopeful Rain or Shine on Friday. "Just the way you guys have been with the media coverage, how all the fans love the basketball over here." "Everyone's been so nice to me. My experie...Keep on reading: Despite Columbian’s frustrating losses, Akeem Wright wants to return to PBA.....»»

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Victolero, Magnolia undeterred by shock loss to Meralco as path to top 4 still clear

ANTIPOLO---Magnolia's 94-88 loss to downtrodden Meralco in the PBA Governors' Cup sure gave Chito Victolero things to ponder on, but it wasn't enough to rough up the team's morale. The topseeded Hotshots held a half-game lead over Barangay Ginebra prior to their game against the Bolts on Friday at Ynares Center here, but the surprising setback pulled them to a tie at 7-2. But Victolero was unbothered with the outcome knowing they can still clinch a twice-to-beat advantage, which is given to the top four teams, for the quarterfinals. "Our chance is still on our hands," said Victolero, whose team will still face TNT and the Gin Kings, in Filipino. "We won't rely on other te...Keep on reading: Victolero, Magnolia undeterred by shock loss to Meralco as path to top 4 still clear.....»»

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Proven winner, Tubid rallies Columbian to end nine-game slump

ANTIPOLO---Ronald Tubid is a man who has won multiple trophies throughout the course of his 15-year career, winning seven titles and bagging a Finals MVP in 2008. He was also the league's Mr. Quality Minutes in 2005 and 2006 and Mr. Energy in 2007. This type of resume gives Tubid a winner's reputation, so when Columbian suffered a string of nine straight losses in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, he knew just how to motivate his teammates. READ:Despite Columbian's frustrating losses, Akeem Wright wants to return to PBA "I told my teammates to just be quick every time they're on the floor," said Tubid in Filipino after their 100-84 win over Rain or Shine Friday at Ynares Cente...Keep on reading: Proven winner, Tubid rallies Columbian to end nine-game slump.....»»

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After rocky start, Meralco determined to make some noise in PBA playoffs

ANTIPOLO---Meralco, the runner-up for the past two years, is slowly putting its ugly start in the PBA Governors' Cup behind. The Bolts started out the conference on a six-game losing streak, but have since shown signs of life and chalked up two straight wins with the last one coming against league-leader Magnolia, 94-88. Forward Cliff Hodge said they're trying to build on whatever momentum they're in to keep the fight going. "For sure it has been a tough conference for us," said Hodge Friday at Ynares Center here. "This time around, we're putting the pieces together, we're going out there and just trying to fight." "Every game we're just trying to make the playoffs, it's ...Keep on reading: After rocky start, Meralco determined to make some noise in PBA playoffs.....»»

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Iowa basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys

IOWA CITY, Iowa --- A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 minor boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media to trick the boys into making live videos masturbating. He secretly recorded them showering during trips to tournaments. And in some cases he recorded himself fondling nude players as they slept. The massive scope of Stephen's abuse was revealed in a plea agreement filed Thursday after the former Iowa Barnstormers coach pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual exploitatio...Keep on reading: Iowa basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys.....»»

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‘A Game of Trolls’: Viewing martial law in 8-bit

Martial law has seen an exhaustive wealth of exposure since its reemergence as a fundamental cornerstone of Philippine history. Although it has always been a part of our general education to learn about such a harrowing period, recent developments in politics, cases of historical revisionism and contentions over factual accuracy have spurred groups and organizations to fight the lack of awareness. From the setting up of museums, art installations and stage productions, to the resurgence of conversations online and in the public sphere regarding the authenticity of claims, it would appear that the subject has been examined from every angle, all the way down to the nitty-gritty details....Keep on reading: ‘A Game of Trolls’: Viewing martial law in 8-bit.....»»

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ABBA music is ‘complex, ahead of its time’

Mamma Mia!," the successful, long-running jukebox musical built on the discography of Swedish pop superstar quartet ABBA, is on its final weekend at The Theatre at Solaire. This is the second time the show has been staged in Manila. The maiden production in 2012 was held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It will celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary in 2019. With about 60 million worldwide audiences as of early this year, productions mounted in 16 languages and international performances in cruise ships that tour the Caribbean, "Mamma Mia!" continues to tease the senses with, for instance, the spandex-clad numbers, the "hot" Greek island setting, and the wonderfu...Keep on reading: ABBA music is ‘complex, ahead of its time’.....»»

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