Home » byline

First Mass commemoration in Limasawa, Southern Leyte, opens 2014 NCCA Taoid heritage feast

FIRST Cross monument

Southern Leyte, particularly the municipality of Limasawa and city of Maasin, will host his year’s opening of the Taoid Heritage Program Celebration, spearheaded by the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in conjunction with the 493rd anniversary today, March 31, of the first Mass in the Philippines

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ morphs at Intramuros ruins


What happens when three damned souls are trapped within the confines of an existential hell and have no way out but to transform themselves into the vipers that they have become as consequence of the warped lives that they have lived on earth, against the abominable eye of an absentee landlord?

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

West End performers join Ballet Manila in ‘Ballet & Ballads’

BAM DAMIAN’S “The Last Poem,” the story of a man and his dying beloved featuring Ballet Manila principal danseur Rudy de Dios and prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

Ballet Manila’s long-running “Ballet & Ballads,” with its unique fusion of dance and song numbers, has always been a crowd-pleaser.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Winter’s Tale’: From novel to romantic movie

COLIN Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay in “Winter’s Tale”

Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “I Am Legend”) makes his directorial debut with Warner Bros. Pictures’ romantic drama, “Winter’s Tale,” based on the novel by Mark Helprin.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coming-of-age novel ‘Geography Club’ now a movie

ALEX Newell, Cameron Deane Stewart, Nikki Blonsky and Ally Maki

Based on Brent Hartinger’s acclaimed best-selling Young Adult novel, “Geography Club” is a fast, fresh coming-of-age movie that tells a real and powerful story unfolding in every high school around the country—a story of kids hiding their true identities in plain sight, even as they feverishly pursue their hearts’ desires.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »