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CCP announces names of new National Artists

Cirilo F. Bautista, Alice Reyes, Ramon Santos

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has announced six new National Artists whose proclamations had been signed by President Benigno Aquino III on June 20, 2014.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

National arts body stands by Nora Aunor

Nora Aunor in a scene in "Himala": "Handling herself with utmost modesty and refinement"

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts stands by Nora Aunor, but also notes the legality of President Aquino’s decision to exclude the actress from the newest batch of national artists.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nora Aunor’s fans, backers ain’t giving up yet

National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (left) and NCCA Chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: Taking up the cudgels for Nora Aunor (inset). FILE PHOTOS

The fight is far from over, as far as the Superstar’s supporters are concerned. Inevitably, the noninclusion of actress-producer Nora Aunor on the roster of newly declared National Artists has resulted in numerous complaints among artists and ordinary citizens alike—with the most vehement objection coming from a National Artist and the chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Miss World reveals ‘secret weapons’


First, she had to lose 25 pounds. Then she had to learn how to walk like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Film folk, beauty queens hail Megan win

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Newly crowned Miss World Megan Young of the Philippines, smiles after winning the Miss World contest, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. AP

A burst of sunshine amid political gloom …. A big boost to national pride …. She has made history and conquered the world.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »