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All in the family–for better or for worse

CELESTE Legaspi,
Robert Arevalo and
Marco Viaña in a
scene from “Mga
Ama, Mga Anak”

The challenge of making a venerated work relevant, interesting and engaging to viewers born in a different time always keeps a director and his creative team on their toes. Revisionism—where the director and his creative team edit text, alter passages and make contemporary entire settings—can make the transition easier for young viewers.

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

Singing ‘Endless Love’ with John Lloyd Cruz


My love for the sea has been my passion for as long as I can remember. After I discovered the wonders of the underwater world through scuba diving, my passion grew even stronger.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Contemporary Filipino theater–between book covers

TANGHALANG Pilipino’s 25th anniversary book

One fine day, Nanding Josef, the articulate artistic director of Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), resident drama group of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, called up to announce that TP’s 25th anniversary was fast approaching. And would I like to write a book about the organization and its accomplishments?

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »