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Why people watched Asiong Salonga
by Butch Francisco - January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
All the issues concerning the 37th annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) had long quieted down — shut up by the major victory of Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story.
The best Christmas show
by Butch Francisco - January 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Whew! That was one long Yuletide season — ending only during last Sunday’s Feast of the Epiphany.
When sweet charity turns sour
by Butch Francisco - January 10, 2012 - 12:00am
During this most recent Christmas season, the Filipino public went all agog watching the seven Metro Manila Film Festival entries (MMFF).
As we get older
by Butch Francisco - January 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Last Thursday, we enumerated some realities in life that are bound to happen — or already happening — as we get older. This time, let’s get superficial as we give you tips below on how to maintain...
As we get older
by Butch Francisco - January 5, 2012 - 12:00am
We are facing another year and we are again getting older.
Annette's treasured memories about her lola Carolina
by Butch Francisco - January 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Position: Grandparent. Job description: To spoil the grandchild rotten.
Things to be thankful for in 2011
by Butch Francisco - December 31, 2011 - 12:00am
It was generally a horrible year. There were those global tragedies. Down south in the Philippines, the people continue to suffer as a result of Typhoon Sendong. Even the Bukidnon folks were threatened by flooding...
A reunion with the Legardas
by Butch Francisco - December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
Sen. Loren Legarda is one happy and ecstatic mom this Christmas season.
The days of whine and MMFF
by Butch Francisco - December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
It is called fearless forecast. However, I’d rather call mine fearful forecast (scary if I get it wrong). Even in an awards race like the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) with only seven entries, you can never...
Celebrity kitchens
by Butch Francisco - December 24, 2011 - 12:00am
In today’s modern condominium living, the area that greets the visitor to the home of building dwellers is usually the kitchen.
Kris & Vicki
by Butch Francisco - December 22, 2011 - 12:00am
Two powerful and influential women. Individually, they are esteemed in their respective fields that have different foundations (one is scientific, while the other is hit and miss), but had been working famously...
Still a glorious career at 78
by Butch Francisco - December 20, 2011 - 12:00am
Step back, Susan Roces, Amalia Fuentes, Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor and Sharon Cuneta. You, too, Judy Ann Santos!
On the set of Kokak
by Butch Francisco - December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
The clock was fast ticking and it was only a few minutes before 10 p.m. — the official closing time of Fitness Express along Roces Avenue.
Highlights & sidelights of this year's MMFF
by Butch Francisco - December 15, 2011 - 12:00am
The December Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is undeniably the most exciting showbiz event every year.
Why Alyssa 'disappeared' from Startalk?
by Butch Francisco - December 13, 2011 - 12:00am
There is no truth to the rumor that when Alyssa Alano disappeared from Startalk and the showbiz scene for more than a month she was giving lectures on English grammar in Harvard University in Cambridge, Massach...
How cyberspace changed our lives
by Butch Francisco - December 10, 2011 - 12:00am
Had this Mo Twister-Rhian Ramos episode happened prior to the advent of Internet, neither of them would be in this rut.
'Maestro, Memory!'
by Butch Francisco - December 8, 2011 - 12:00am
Scenario: The early ’80s. In a lounge of a five-star Makati hotel that has a live orchestra playing music nightly.
Proud of my roots
by Butch Francisco - December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
It had to take a death in the family for this writer to relive old, childhood memories.
Channel 4's glory days
by Butch Francisco - December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
There was no Channel 4 from the time martial law was declared in September 1972 till toward the end of that decade.
Channel 4's glory days
by Butch Francisco - December 1, 2011 - 12:00am
The head in one of the inside pages of a leading daily stated: “Legarda wants to revive state-run PTV-4.” The truth is — Channel 4 is still there. But for those without cable, the reception is...
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