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Arsenio 'Nick' J. Lizaso (Photo by Kiko Cabuena) /

In with the new

Highly esteemed theater actor and TV-film director Arsenio “Nick” J. Lizaso is new president of the Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP) as elected by…

Alfred Vargas (left) and Perry Escaño (

Movie on the peso for fielding to festival

There was a time one-peso coins were reportedly being smuggled out of the country by the tons. Supposedly, this was prompted by an increase in…


The ties that bind

In July 6, 1955, exactly 62 years ago today, Elvis Presley landed his first-ever American hit single with “Baby, Let’s Play House” reaching No. 10 on Billboard’s…

Vincent Soberano (

Talking about Tapado

Not heard of Tapado? You are not alone. The Filipino martial art system was kept secret by its practitioners, the Tapadistas, believing that by doing…

The cast of ‘Bloody Crayons’ (

‘Bloody’ here finally

It has been a long wait but “Bloody Crayons” is finally hitting the big screens. Film development began in April 2015 with Star Cinema picking…

Alodia Gosiengfiao (Photos from Instagram) /

Harnessing imagination

To say that Alodia Gosiengfiao helped popularize cosplay in the Philippines is an understatement. Today, Alodia is that subculture’s biggest and most recognized doyens. The…