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Passion: Love, lust & obsession
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Passion is perhaps one of the most romantic tragedies ever written for the stage.
Everything but magical & romantic
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The title is catchy, the best way to build the excitement of those who believe in fairy tales.
Kata battles Big C with ‘my Big C’
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
She could have been an actress and singer since she was an active performer on stage way back during our college days at the University of the Philippines.
A mansyon-ful of memories
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I spent my early childhood with my maternal grandmother in an antique house that was transported part by part from Ilocos to Kamuning, Quezon City.
New Zealand, the world’s top film destination
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - December 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Until popular actress Anne Curtis married her longtime boyfriend Erwin Heussaff in Queenstown last month, very few Filipinos really knew much about New Zealand.
It’s not about lawyers
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - November 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
It doesn’t have anything to do with lawyers like me nor justices of the court like former ‘70s singer Justice Esperanza Fabon-Victorino (Espie Fabon) of the Court of Tax Appeals. But you probably already...
Tips for Pinoys going to Bali
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - January 11, 2017 - 12:00am
It was the film Eat, Pray, Love that catapulted Bali into Hollywood fame. In the 2010 movie based on the book of the same title, a broken-hearted Julia Roberts, in her journey to inner peace, indulged her gustatory...
Learning law the showbiz way
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - September 1, 2016 - 12:00am
“Ignorance of the law excuses no one, not even if you’re a celebrity.” This is what a famous celebrity recently found out. To his deep regret.
The serious side of Nanette Inventor
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - August 10, 2015 - 10:00am
She has always been more known to my generation as the hilarious, nouveau riche Doña Buding, dispensing behavioral tips for those still social climbing.
Tips on how to enjoy your Japan trip
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - March 29, 2015 - 10:00am
Konnichiwa!
The Erich Gonzales you did not know
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - February 3, 2015 - 12:00am
She has graced magazine covers, been adjudged the 12th of the Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM magazine, one of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of the Year by Yes! magazine...
The first Noel
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Have you ever watched a singer perform live and you got so moved by his songs that you didn’t want to let him go, and just wanted to listen to him forever?
MTRCB: A partner in responsible viewing
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - April 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Upon its creation in the ’80s, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) was considered a killjoy, particularly by those who were used to the time when unbridled, gratuitous sex...
Watch out: Is there a hidden videocam?
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Over the past few days, one of the hottest topics that has snagged the keen interest of Filipinos is the “sex video” of Chito Miranda, lead singer of Parokya ni Edgar, and actress Neri Naig, a runner-up...
The unsinkable Pilita Corrales
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - April 1, 2013 - 12:00am
Coming to our appointed interview at 3 p.m. at the EDSA Shangri-La, where Pilita Corrales was going to have a show in the later part of the afternoon, she confidently strutted into Cafe Provencal in her four-inch...
Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
Because of the popularity of budget airlines like Air Asia, Sea Air and Cebu Pacific, Kuala Lumpur is now very accessible to many Asian travelers. I myself have been to Kuala Lumpur four times and during every visit,...
Chiang Mai in my mind
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
Many Filipinos associate Thailand with Bangkok.  And when Bangkok comes to mind, a Filipino would always think of shopping, shopping and more shopping.
UP Concert Chorus marks ‘50’ with a concert
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
On Dec. 21, music lovers from all over the Philippines and other parts of the world will flock to the UP Theater in Diliman.
Tillie shares her gift of song
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Tillie Moreno may have left the Philippines 31 years ago, but those who were in their prime years in the country during the ’70s will always remember her electrifying voice and presence.
Going to Hong Kong? Here are some tips
by Dot Ramos Balasbas-Gancayco - September 10, 2012 - 12:00am
Filipinos know how to work hard and play harder. Hence, long weekends are meant to be savored by going to different relaxing locations in the country or, for those who have the wherewithal, or know how to budget,...
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