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Miss Cebu 2024 Zoe Cameron: ‘Sweet, no-fuss kid’ who’s into basketball
by Vanessa Balbuena - January 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Production staff of Miss Cebu 2024 describe Zoe Cameron as “amiable”, a “people person”, and “easy to deal with” candidate who’d take pains to catch up on pre-pageant activities...
‘Replacing Chef Chico’ creators, actors on favorite dishes and handling critique
by Vanessa Balbuena - December 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Still haven’t devoured the fiStill haven’t devoured the first Filipino Netflix Original series?rst Filipino Netflix Original series?
Kakai Bautista, 45, is not losing hope on love
by Vanessa Balbuena - December 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Singer-actress Kakai Bautista considers working with showbiz industry pillars Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon as a highlight of her 2023.
How the stars of ‘Replacing Chef Chico’ perfected their kitchen skills
by Vanessa Balbuena - December 17, 2023 - 12:00am
After a one-week culinary crash course and working on her food-centered Netflix series, there’ll be no persuading Alessandra de Rossi to take charge of a professional kitchen.
Dennis Trillo is enjoying his ‘TikTokerist’ era
by Vanessa Balbuena - December 13, 2023 - 12:00am
In Dennis Trillo’s more than 20 years in show business, the Fil-Chinese actor has been known for his reserved, silent waters-run-deep demeanor.
Andrea Torres channels the ‘essence’ of Cherie Gil in ‘Love Before Sunrise’
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 29, 2023 - 12:00am
One thing that Dennis Trillo and Andrea Torres have in common? They both seek varied roles in hopes of showcasing their wide range.
Sarangani, Manila, Talisay bets prevail at Hiyas ng Pilipinas 2023
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Fatima Kate Bisan, a 24-year-old former medical techno-logist, romped off with the main title at this year’s Hiyas ng Pilipinas finals, held November 11 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, besting...
Kawaii Expo’s 2nd edition flies in Chinese cosplayer Weian Vann
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 4, 2023 - 12:00am
After its well-received maiden edition in 2022, cosplay convention Kawaii Expo returns this Sunday, November 5, at the Mahogany Hall of IEC Pavilion in Cebu City with another top-tier international cosplayer as the...
Kawaii Expo’s 2nd edition flies in Chinese cosplayer Weian Vann
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 4, 2023 - 12:00am
After its well-received maiden edition in 2022, cosplay convention Kawaii Expo returns this Sunday, November 5, at the Mahogany Hall of IEC Pavilion in Cebu City with another top-tier international cosplayer as the...
Romance and a  dose of reality in  ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’
by Vanessa Balbuena - October 16, 2023 - 12:00am
 In the pilot of the series “Can’t Buy Me Love”, Donny Pangilinan’s Bingo joins the early morning commuter rush, chasing jeepneys with passengers already packed like sardines as he excitedly...
Ian Veneracion, Jake Cuenca on having the ‘best job in the world’
by Vanessa Balbuena - October 13, 2023 - 12:00am
When a 14-year-old Jake Cuenca first met his “The Iron Heart” co-star some years back, Ian Veneracion was already an accomplished actor, primarily having made a name in the action genre. In the following...
How Pepe Herrera built chemistry with 'The Iron Heart' cast
by Vanessa Balbuena - October 12, 2023 - 12:00am
While waiting for their scenes to be shot, one of the things that the cast of “The Iron Heart” bonded over was watching documentaries, films, or series together and then dissecting these afterwards.
Richard Gutierrez: ‘The Iron Heart’ elevated PH’s primetime scene
by Vanessa Balbuena - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
When Richard Gutierrez was in Spain last April with his wife and two kids, Filipinos living there who recognized the actor would call him either Apollo or Tisoy – the name of his lead role in the ABS-CBN series...
Luchi Cruz-Valdes News5 Chief’s dream interview, and why she never got one with PNoy
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Luchi Cruz-Valdes has had the privilege of sitting down for one-on-ones with the Philippine presidents that came and went during her 43 years as a journalist. Except for one.
Cebu press freedom week 2023 Kapuso journos on AI: Embrace, but prepare for dangers
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 19, 2023 - 12:00am
While journalists should not shy away from generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) –  long been in use but has become a buzzword of late with the rise of ChatGPT – they must also tread carefully...
In a curated social media era, series unveils the ‘Fractured’ souls underneath
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 16, 2023 - 12:00am
According to its writers John Paul Bedia and Lawrence Nicodemus, this mystery thriller hopes to reinforce to audiences how underneath the veneer of perfection that social media bombards us with are flaws, faults,...
A bigger, bolder Hiyas ng Pilipinas
by Vanessa Balbuena - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Twenty ladies from Cebu, Negros, and Bohol showed up at Hiyas ng Pilipinas 2023’s Visayas screening, July 23, at Summit Galleria Cebu – among them pageant regular Jackielane Adarayan Fleming, a Miss Fit...
‘The Cheating Game’: GMA Public Affairs’ first film is a romance drama with a twist
by Vanessa Balbuena - July 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Get fooled, get even. That’s one life philosophy that director and best-selling author Rod Marmol goes by. Better yet, monetize the misery.
Drew Arellano: The guy whose job a lot – even his artista pals – would ‘kill for’
by Vanessa Balbuena - July 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Drew Arellano has been travelling so frequently he says his memory bank of peripatetic forays is at maximum capacity. Which is why he’s forgotten plenty of the best trips he’s had – something that...
Chris Hemsworth takes on more elevated risks for ‘Extraction 2’
by Vanessa Balbuena - June 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Chris Hemsworth’s Tyler Rake in 2020’s “Extraction” was originally written to die after the highly skilled gun-for-hire rescues the son of an Indian drug lord.
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