Aunt Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, the essayist, once called the actress Cecilia Bulaong “the calmly beautiful Miss Bulaong.” That was a long time ago, and for some reason the phrase has stuck in my mind. Later Bulaong got married, became a mother and reinvented herself as CB Garrucho—which has since become her professional name.
A whistle-stop, three-day tour of Pangasinan brought with it some surprises, as in agrotourism (animal farms) and potential medical tourism (the improved Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City, which is planning to build a swimming pool in its backyard).
Believe it or not, the Philippines appears in mainstream American comics fairly often, though the country is usually shown being ravaged by a natural disaster—a tidal wave or a volcano erupting—and is in the process of being rescued by a superhero.
The Candy Crush bonbons are, from an angle, distorted, but their colors just as sharp and crisp on the screen now that they are submerged in water. On the flipside, the Sony Xperia Z’s back cover gleamed in its pristine whiteness.
Actors are usually called a “triple threat” when they do three things: act, sing and dance. Lex Marcos is an actor who betters that description: He also does set and lighting design. Actually, he also sings and dances. And he paints, too. Six disciplines, so, technically, he’s a “sextuple threat,” but who’s counting?
To commemorate the 75th birth anniversary of its founder, the late National Artist for Dance Ramon Obusan, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group presents a program of dance classics that highlights the enduring significance of his research and his legacy in “Ugat, Ugnayan, Obusan.”