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My encounter with the 1st Pinoy Emmy winner
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The first Filipino Emmy Award winner Jess Espanola, an animator of The Simpsons for years, has been staying in Quezon City (but he has a house in Marikina) when I met him in a coffee shop in Cubao recently.
The Idol from Angeles City
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
“I am learning and growing so much from all the experiences I am gaining throughout my Idol Philippines journey,” said Kapampangan Gabrielle “Elle” Ocampo, 21, one of the 12 finalists in...
What keeps Orly running: Move, be active
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
A son of a public schoolteacher from Dagami, Leyte, veteran broadcaster-educator Orlando Mercado, or Orly as he is called, grew up near a railway station in Paco, Manila and worked as a casual laborer in Manila’s...
3 stories of faith
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Passion play actor Frederick Francisco of Samahang Nazareno (1993 Gawad CCP awardee) plays Pontius Pilate, known for adjudicating on the trial and crucifixion of Jesus, this Holy Week’s Senakulo 2019, dubbed...
BGT winner Ian Lodens to visit the Philippines
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Last year’s Belgium’s Got Talent (BGT) winner Ian Lodens, a Filipino-Belgian martial arts athlete, will fulfill his promise to his mother to visit the Philippines for the first time on April 4.
Solid Gold Dancers still got the moves in reunion show
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The Solid Gold Dancers (SGDs), formed by choreographer-dancer Mel Feliciano, held a superb weekend show at Quezon City’s Moviestars Café, reuniting its dancers from 1984 to 2006, who came all the way...
Arienne Calingo, a Pinay beauty with the 3 D’s
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Miss World Philippines 2016 First Princess to Catriona Gray, Arienne Louise Braga Calingo, started dancing classical ballet when she was five. She was a dancer for the Fresno Ballet and participated in The...
Arienne, Beverly & Lance bring cheers to abandoned kids
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The trio of singer-actor Lance Raymundo, comedienne-singer Beverly Salviejo, and beauty queen and former Holy Angel University lecturer Arienne Louise Calingo brought joys to some 90 neglected and abandoned children...
Direk Carlo Catu’s passion & dream
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Angeles City-born director Carlo Enciso Catu, (turning 25 on Sept. 26) felt very happy not only for himself but also for all the people who worked with him to make the film Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon, this...
Ali Forbes & her treasured moment
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Dressed in Filipiniana attire, Bulakeña beauty queen and singer-actress Ali Forbes has treasured the moments she sang with her heart the Philippine National Anthem during Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s recent...
Holy Angel University supports entertainment endeavors
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - June 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Three years ago, Angeles City’s Holy Angel University (HAU) produced an indie film, ARI: My Life with a King, starring Coco Martin’s younger brother Ronwaldo Martin, poet Francisco Guinto (New Wave Best...
BGT winner wants to visit Philippines
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - June 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Together with dancer Natascha Van Es, Filipino-Belgian martial arts athlete Ian Lodens, who is a three-time ju-jitsu world champion, recently won in the Belgium’s Got Talent (BGT).
Kids showcase musical talent at 51st ADB meet
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Emerging young Filipino talents from the Trumpets Playshop Kids as well as the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir recently treated Asian Development Bank (ADB) delegates and guests to Filipino culture, music and...
The first Filipino to hold executive position in ABC New York
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Former ABC New York’s scenic services manager Ernesto Garcia de Leon, now living in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Chary, started as a radio announcer at DZST The Voice of Catholic Philippines from the University...
2 stories of redemption & hope
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Two stories of redemption and hope: one is a singer-actor who fell into drug addiction and one is a former body-builder, stuntman, film actor, cartoonist and artist who had leprosy.
Every day is Showtime for Mel Feliciano
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s Showtime every day of the week for Mel Feliciano.
Lance cheers up 31 special kids
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Despite his tight schedule for a technical rehearsal as host of the Glamour Night of the Face of 2018 that day, actor-singer Lance Raymundo, who met a serious accident when his trainer dropped an 80-pound barbell...
A closer look at Cardinal Chito
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - November 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle or simply known as Chito, 60, has supported Caritas Manila and Radio Veritas’ Damay Kapanalig Marawi Telethon to help rebuild the lives of the families in Mindanao affected...
Getting to know Hasmine Killip
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - August 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
When Hasmine Killip, 24, or Hasmine Bulaong Formalejo as baptized, won as Best Actress for the indie film Pamilya Ordinaryo in this year’s Urian Awards, she honestly did not expect to win, eventhough she...
Ariel Nunez, a Fil-Am creative director at CBSi’s CNET
by Rogelio Constantino Medina - May 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
This article’s accompanying photo shows the faces behind all the great videos you see on CNET, the trusted source for tech news, gadget reviews and expert insights at CBS Interactive (a division of CBS Corp.),...
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