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Will Philippines finally earn an Oscar nomination?

After what the seven-member committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) described as a very careful deliberation, they decided to send Hannah Espia’s Transit to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, CA as the country’s entry to the annual Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category that will be held in 2014 and will be called the 86th Academy Awards. Continue reading

HISTORY features Manila as a hidden city

by Nickie Wang

An hour-long special on the Philippines will be featured on History’s flagship original production, Hidden Cities. In this episode, the team spearheaded by American-Burmese Anthony Morse, visited the Philippines and discovered stories and places that according to the host “may not even be familiar to locals.” Continue reading

Myrus: Young singer with big dreams

by Nickie Wang

Twenty-one-year-old singer Myrus Apacible, or simply known for his first name, is slowly finding his own place on the local music scene. Since he was discovered in 2008, Myrus has turned every opportunity he gets into an avenue to promote original Filipino music.  Continue reading

Deglamorizing Gerald Anderson

Kapamilya network’s golden boy Gerald Anderson is a fine-looking actor. Known for his sleek image and boy-next-door fashion sense, he dresses well when out in public and his hair is neatly styled. But in the new series Budoy, Gerald ditches the cosmo look and dresses down for the role he considers his most challenging yet.

In the first episodes of Budoy, Gerald is seen sporting a messy hairstyle as if he hasn’t combed his hair for days. His teeth are protruded and yellowish and he dons a one size bigger t-shirt matched with a pair of pants cut right above his ankle. Continue reading

Cutting ties and loyalty change: from a Kapuso to Kapamilya and vice versa

by Nickie Wang

It’s not surprising that one talent jumps from one station to another. Oftentimes, it’s the most logical and practical decision to do. Take for example Heart Evangelista, before she moved to GMA-7, her star was already waning in ABS-CBN. Continue reading

Pinoy Pride: Filipinos on the global stage

by Nickie Wang

Whether it’s in sports, fashion, entertainment or performing arts, there are Filipinos who excel and make indelible marks in their chosen field. And what makes their countrymen rally behind them is their being proud of their roots. Continue reading

A clamor for intelligent and creative films

by Nickie Wang

In August last year, 33 Chilean miners caught global attention when they were rescued from a copper-gold mine site that caved in. They were rescued after their two-month ordeal some 2000 feet underground. At first they were thought to be dead. Continue reading

Are Filipinos ready for a local version of ‘Big Love?’

by Nickie Wang

A man with multiple wives is the central character in the American drama Big Love that airs on HBO. It follows the story of a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family that resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now on its final season, the main character, Bill Henrickson, makes an announcement that will startle the nation and put his whole family in the spotlight. Continue reading

Venus Raj’s major-major successor

by Nickie Wang

A high school salutatorian, a magna cum laude at the University of the Philippines College of Architecture, and a top-placer in the June 2010 Architecture Board Examination—these are the qualities of Venus Raj’s successor.

General Santos’ 24-year-old stunner Shamcey Supsup waved her right hand to the people at the Araneta Coliseum on April 10 wearing the Bb. Pilipinas Universe crown and sash upsetting more than 30 girls who came there only to applaud Supsup. Some of them were pageant repeaters, fashion models, and television talents (who are not that well-known enough). Continue reading