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Frances Makil-Ignacio–how her unique looks led to Medea at 27, and a restless actor’s life

“THE MAIN goal
[in theater] is to
tell the story, to tell it
good, honestly and
clearly. Awards are just perks.”
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A portion of Frances Makil-Ignacio’s dining table is covered in a psychedelic pool of loom bands, some near-spilling from what was supposed to be a cupcake stand.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Película to screen official Spanish entry to Oscars

INSTITUTO Cervantes Manila
managing director Carlos
Madrid, Film Development
Council of the Philippines
Chair Briccio Santos, Trueba,
Ambassador Julio Camarena
Villaseñor and Ambassador
Luis Calvo at the film festival’s
opening night FRAN KATIGBAK

“You just have to admit that some dreams don’t come true.” These may be words of wisdom from the Spanish dramedy “La Vida Inesperada” (The Unexpected Life), but a bitter pill to swallow for any person struggling to realize visions someplace, time zones away from his homeland.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Italian film fest highlights comedies

“THE GREAT Beauty”

The luxe Roman life, according to Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s recent Oscar-winning film “The Great Beauty” (“La Grande Bellezza”), is marked by hedonism, absurd excess and vanity, and obsession with keeping up appearances.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Eiga Sai to screen film on 2011 quake-tsunami


It doesn’t seem like anything remotely close to a reunion would transpire as bodies of the dead pile up in “Reunion” (“Itai Asu e no Tokakan”), last year’s Japanese film release which tackles events based on the aftermath of the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. It is one of the 16 contemporary films in this year’s Eiga Sai, with theme focusing on family.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Indulgent, unique scents for dynamic lifestyles

Mons Romulo and Downy country manager Nicole Villarojo introduce the Downy Parfum collection. Image by Leo M. Sabangan II.

“Sometimes a scent is more evocative than a photo or an image.”

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »