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Noel and Joel Trinidad–father and son bond onstage and off


On a recent Monday at a P75-per-beer-bottle bar in Makati City, five original one-act-plays written by actor-director-playwright-producer Joel Trinidad were the main attractions for the night. Also having a good time with the Makati yuppies and some expats was Noel Trinidad. Gray-haired and still with the perpetually smiling face, the veteran theater-film-TV actor-host-comedian was all but proud of his son.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Sandwich Guy: Creating a nation that eats healthy, fresh, delicious sandwiches

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Healthy diet and delicious food seem hard to reconcile these days. For every strip of bacon, a piece of ham or roast beef, one can’t help but worry about the added calories. Another is the affordability of having a healthy meal if one is to follow a diet program.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

National Artist for Music Andrea Veneracion, 85

National Artist Andrea Veneracion with Philippine Madrigal Singers choirmaster Mark Carpio. INQUIRER file photo

National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion, 85, passed away Tuesday evening, Cultural Center of the Philippines vice-president and artistic director Chris Millado told INQUIRER.net shortly after Wednesday midnight.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OPM exec, theater prime mover Elmar Beltran Ingles, 49

Elmar Beltran Ingles' profile photo in his Facebook account.

MANILA, Philippines—More than a week after veteran actress Amable “Ama” Quiambao succumbed to heart attack, Philippine theater lost another prime mover, Elmar Beltran Ingles, who died Tuesday morning in his apartment.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Veteran actress Ama Quiambao, 66

Amable “Ama” Quiambao

Veteran actress Amable “Ama” Quiambao, 66, passed away Friday night, her younger sister, Lui Quiambao-Manansala said. “My sister Ama Quiambao passed away peacefully at 8:09 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013. She was surrounded by all members of her family and close relatives. Let us pray for the eternal rest of her soul,” Lui posted in her official Facebook account.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Actress Ama Quiambao now in stable condition


Veteran actress Ama Quiambao is now in a stable condition at the Emergency Room of San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pasay City, actor-director Tuxqs Rutaquio told the INQUIRER Friday night.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A debuting playwright, a new director–it could only be the Virgin Labfest

Playwright Herlyn Alegre (leftmost) and director Lawrence Fajardo (seated) with
the cast of “Imbisibol”

When Herlyn Gail Alegre learned that her one-act-play “Imbisibol” got accepted to Virgin Labfest 9, she couldn’t believe it at once. She was at home when a friend sent her an SMS saying, “Congrats sa Virgin.” It didn’t sink in immediately. After all, “Imbisibol” was one of the 166 one-act plays submitted to this year’s festival, which opens June 26 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The playing’s the thing–Fred Lo and his dream toy collection

THE ACTOR-FANBOY. “I think it’s the child in me that really makesme appreciate them.”

With his good looks and talent, young theater actor Fred Lo could easily go the predictable road: charm his way to the top of the corporate ladder, say, while collecting girlfriends, gadgets and cars.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

This summer, why not learn how to act on stage…and more

Stage Campers doing a “Les Miz” number. Classes at 9 Works Theatrical, says artistic director Robbie Guevara, have a very personal and hands-on approach. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/9 Works Theatrical

This summer, why not bring theater appreciation to the next level by learning how to act? Various theater groups are conducting acting workshops—basic and advance—fit for children, teenagers and adults.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘May ‘Himala!’–and, on its 10th year as a musical, is now in concert form

SCENE from the 2004 staging of “Himala, The Musical” at CCP Little Theater

Man-made miracles do happen and if there’s one person who knows this, it’s composer-music arranger-singer-actor-playwright Vincent de Jesus. Just last night, despite great odds, his co-written opus with Ricky Lee, “Himala, the Musical,” was restaged again to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

After ‘Sweeney Todd,’ another lethal character for Audie Gemora in Rep’s ‘No Way to Treat a Lady’

THE CAST of Rep’s “NoWay to Treat a Lady”: CarlaGuevara-Laforteza, Sheila Francisco, Joel Trinidad, AudieGemora, Pinky Marquez

The last time we witnessed Audie Gemora on stage, he was a serial killer-barber in Repertory Philippines’ “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2009), expertly slashing the throats of clueless customers whose flesh then became the main ingredient in pies that London feasted on.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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