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Team Cebu is ready to shine at Junior Idol World Philippines 2024
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Ten candidates will be representing Cebu at the Junior Idol World Philippines 2024 in Manila this weekend, February 23 to 25.
Emma Stone  delivers career best in weird yet profound ‘Poor Things’
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Seven years after her first Oscar win for “La La Land”, Emma Stone may get her second trophy in the Best Actress category after critics widely praised her performance in “Poor Things” –...
3 from Cebu to vie for Man of the Philippines 2024 crown
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Carl Matthew Yuson, an 18-year-old Pharmacy student from the University of San Carlos, clinched the main title of Man of the Philippines-Cebu Nationalism during the Man of the Philippines-Cebu finals held Sunday,...
Mean Girls: Musical misses why 2004 original is a classic
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
“My name is Regina George, and I am a massive deal.” That's how the iconic titular antagonist introduces herself, sung by singer-actress Reneé Rapp, as she establishes her queen bee status.
Enrique Gil goes raunchy in comeback film ‘I Am Not Big Bird’
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
How raunchy is Enrique Gil’s comeback movie? That was the question that the Cebu press asked the Kapamilya actor who was with Cebuano director Victor Villanueva and comedian Red Ollero when they were at SM...
TNT Duets champ Marielle Montellano describes her ideal guy
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
When you see Marielle Montellano and JM Dela Cerna perform together, it’s impossible to not see the palpable chemistry between the “Sidlak Bisdak” duo. This was evident when they sang “Now...
?Argylle’ is a spy comedy with way too many silly plot twists
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
If you think you know everything about “Argylle” based on the trailer that was heavily played in theaters and online months before its January 31 release in Philippine cinemas, you are wrong. And not...
10 finalists vie for Man of the Philippines-Cebu 2024 title
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
The search has begun for three Cebu representatives for the Man of the Philippines 2024 pageant, as the organization’s local franchise holder unveiled its 10 candidates during a Sashing Ceremony and press conference,...
Musical ‘Star and Cloud’ pays tribute to founder of Fo Guang Shan
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
When Jude Gitamondoc introduced his latest musical “Star and Cloud” to critics last January 29 at the Siddartha.
Haus of Rena1ssance aims to ‘elevate’ the Cebu drag scene this 2024
by Januar Junior Aguja - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
While Kat Phischeur is responsible for founding the drag collective Haus of Rena1ssance in 2023, the drag performer from Cebu panicked at the thought of being called mother of the coop.
Movie review: ‘GG’ (Good Game) injects family values into esports
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
In Donny Pangilinan’s latest film “GG” (Good Game), the Kapamilya actor sheds his heartthrob image to become Seth aka “Eskape”, an introverted gamer who joins rookie team “Tokwa’t...
Makiling’s Crazy 5 are themselves disturbed by their bullying antics
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
If viewers of the GMA Afternoon Prime series “Makiling” are shocked by the endless torment that the lead character Amira (Elle Villanueva) goes through in the hands of bullies dubbed the Crazy 5, best...
‘GG’: Donny Pangilinan film-starrer makes a case for esports
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Before appearing at their mall show at SM City Cebu on January 14, Donny Pangilinan and his mother Maricel Laxa stopped by Barangay Mabolo in Cebu City to check out the internet cafes and take photos with several...
Carcar’s Jay-r Panuncialman goes from underdog to Sinulog Idol 15 champ
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 20, 2024 - 12:00am
For those who watched season 15 of Sinulog Idol from its January 12 opening to its finals on the 18th, the heavy downpour Thursday at Fuente Osmeña Circle seemed to add poetic background to John Ryan “Jay-r”...
Maria Lava hopes to make Cebu proud in ‘Drag Den’ Season 2
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Maria Lava initially hesitated to turn in an application for Season 2 of the hit Prime Video reality series “Drag Den” for two reasons: it will be costly to create looks for the show’s challenges,...
Movie review There's hope after grief in Hayao Miyazaki’s 'The Boy and The Heron'
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Whether “The Boy and The Heron” is Hayao Miyazaki’s final film or not, it’s certainly not something to be missed on the big screen. One cannot help but get chills seeing the iconic Studio...
Jetter: R&B artist from Bantayan Island prefers the sensual and intimate
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 12, 2024 - 12:00am
To make waves in the music industry, it helps to have connections in metropolitan cities where there is an ample audience. Which is why R&B artist Jetterson Nueva is willing to travel often from Santa Fe, Bantayan...
Remembering Cebu’S ultimate vocal coach Jay Unchuan
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 6, 2024 - 12:00am
When we covered the 14th season of Sinulog Idol last year, one of the things that stood out for us was the finals night duet of resident judges Joel Jude “Jay” Suson Unchuan and Apple Abarquez. It was...
Industry lessons from filmmaker-animator Avid Liongoren
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Director and animator Avid Liongoren knows a thing or two about filming on a budget.
Why 2023 hit ‘Raining in Manila’ became Lola Amour’s ‘good problem’
by Januar Junior Aguja - January 1, 2024 - 12:00am
There is no doubt that “Raining in Manila” raised Lola Amour to levels of success that their previous singles “Fallen” and “Pwede Ba” didn’t take them. If there is a minor...
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