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Once the son, now the father–Robert Arevalo returns to the stage, and to ‘Mga Ama, Mga Anak’

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AREVALO in rehearsal with costar Cris Villonco

Last seen in the Chito Roño movie “The Healing” and in the teleseryes “Genesis” and “Indio,” actor Roberto Arevalo returns to the stage to play the patriarch in Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Mga Ama, Mga Anak,” which opens at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater on Feb. 21, under Joel Lamangan’s direction.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jose ‘Butch’ Dalisay: Playwriting teaches dramatic economy

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THE “PENMAN” Butch Dalisay

Author of two novels (and a third being written), master of the short story in English (three collections), biographer, literature professor and newspaper columnist, José “Butch” Dalisay Jr. has likewise written and produced some 12 plays from 1970 to 1994 (also published in three collections).

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Behn Cervantes, 74–drama and defiance to the last

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ACTOR, director, professor, freedom fighter

Up to the last minute, actor-director Behn Cervantes was directing what looked like the Theater of the Absurd on the subject of his death.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pinoy body talk


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“GENERATIONS” ART BY GCF 2013

After Magellan was killed in Cebu, the victorious chieftain, Lapu-Lapu, refused to return his body, saying that they wanted to keep him “so that they would not forget him.” Magellan’s remains were never recovered. (From Mary W. Helms, 1988)

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

After films, Peta to focus on Philippine literature

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After going to the movies, so to speak, and making Shakespeare lots of fun, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) is shifting gears and concentrating on Philippine literature.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

My ‘Tatay kong Bakla’

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Mang Dolphy always had the last laugh when he played gay roles. Perhaps because he laughed at himself clad in outrageous women’s clothes, first and foremost. A shy smile, then a soft chuckle. He always played gays as soft-spoken, and with a moral compass pointing to integrity and optimism. Not a screaming faggot, but a proud gay man.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Metro Manila Film Festival goes down the drain

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The recent edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival ended with more than half a billion pesos in revenue and with at least one entry “Enteng Ka Ng Ina Mo” (second best picture) breaking box-office history with more than P111 million in less than a week.

Posted: January 16th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Are we ready for the Third Golden Age of Philippine Movies?

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Brillante Mendoza

Time for an honest appraisal. Let’s pause from all this jingoism, put things in their proper places, and call a spade a spade. This: Can the new crop of Filipino movies hold a candle to the filmography of the previous era? The banner year was 1976. At no other time in Philippine film history has [...]

Posted: October 31st, 2011 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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