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12-meter-long-haired maiden returns home


Dark nights dotted with floating fireflies, 12 meters of thick, black hair and a river that holds the memories of a thousand hearts. Gone are the days of blood and war, now only her tale carries on. Gifted with 12 meters of hair, she bathes in the river of Iraya and trawls for the soul-less bodies who once lived at the heart of her beloved town, in hopes of serving their souls and their families the justice they deserved. Will they find their justice? Will the Fish-Hair Woman find hers?

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Romeo and Juliet, the musical’ set to open on Oct. 24


As a season offering to all young adults, Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents “Romeo and Juliet” edited with additional lyrics by Luigi Nacario and music by Eugene Belbis.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

From tennis superstars to Peta’s super musical

MAHESH BHUPATHI at breakfast with

It was a call from radio broadcasting maverick and veteran impresario Francis Lumen that I had been waiting for—an invitation to have face time with Indian tennis champion Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been flying into town regularly to organize the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) matches here in November.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The ‘halimaw’ Bituin, who belts and roars for a living

that with amicrophone
in hand, she could
miracles out of the

If the Aliw Awards were still interested in upping its credibility —or if it wants to show that it does pay attention at all—then the race for the Best Female Concert Performer trophy should be over by now. The winner is Bituin Escalante, whose voice basically nuked the CCP Little Theater to the ground during her solo concert, “Everything in Bituin,” last Oct. 9.

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

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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view more photos! PHOTOS BY ALEXIS CORPUZ

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 »