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Benjamin Alves (

Ben the bookworm

Benjamin Alves is so much more than a famous guy with acting skills. His adoration for the written word rings clear. He is a self-proclaimed…

Noel Cabangon (

Foster the people

People hear music from the cradle then throughout many important occasions in life – from graduations to weddings. Indeed, rhythm and rhyme is powerful social…

Jay Taruc (

Highway star

Sporting a black leather jacket and a pair of blue jeans, journalist Jay Taruc negotiates the vast, traffic-cursed metro every day on his big bike.…

Ogie Alcasid (

In the service of others

Ogie Alcasid has reached that point in time when he wants to give back to people. “Kahit sa maliit na paraan lang,” he said. “Ang…

(From left): Ayra Mariano, Bruno Gabriel, Jazz Ocampo, and Benedict Campos (

Get with it

Rom-com drama “G.R.I.N.D (Get Ready It’s A New Day)” offers a peek at the mindset of millennials in a bid to bridge the gap between…

(FROM LEFT): Noel Comia Jr, Angeli Bayani, with the filmmakers of 'Baconaua,' Joseph Israel Laban (Best Director) and 'Respeto's Treb Monteras for Best Film pose with their awards at the Cinemalaya 2017 awards night at the CCP theatre. (Photo by Camille Ante/ Manila Bulletin) /

‘Respeto’ wins big at 13th Cinemalaya

A film about an amateur rapper and a grumpy poet bagged no less than seven awards, including Best Picture, at the 13th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent…