38th Metro Manila Film Festival Winners

MAJOR AWARDS Best Picture: “One More Try” 2nd Best Picture: “El Presidente” 3rd Best Picture: “Sisterakas” Best Actress: Nora Aunor Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes Best Director: Brillante Mendoza (“Thy Womb”) Best Screenplay: “One More Try” Best Original Story: “Thy Womb” Best Supporting Actress: Wilma Doesnt (“Sisterakas”) Best Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano (“El Presidente”) Best Editing: […]

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Nora Aunor promises to do more quality movies

SUPERSTAR Nora Aunor vowed to produce more quality films in the coming years after bagging her eight Best Actress trophy in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Her latest achievement was courtesy of her award-winning movie, “Thy Womb,” which also received six awards including Best Director, Most Gender Sensitive film and the Gatpuno Antonio Villegas […]

A fringe greet

by Cherry Claire Petiluna A few days after the fretted-over doomsday of December 21 (kudos to everyone for surviving—the alarm) comes the realization that instead of worrying about the “end of the world,” everyone should have been excited that another fruitful year is about to end and a hopefully a better one is set to […]

More perils of being a food writer

by Jigs Arquiza Last week, I wrote about the perils of being a food writer, and about cooks not knowing how to cook simple dishes. It’s actually not just cooks who screw things up. Sometimes, it’s the owner himself who unknowingly screws things up for the restaurant. One time, I was invited to have a […]

Threat Vector

By Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher. Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People’s Republic of China has left President […]

Green Day “Uno,” ‘’Dos” and “Tre”

As record sales continue to wane, one has to wonder the logic behind separately releasing a trilogy of albums over the course of three months. Maybe when you’re a punk band coming off a pair of hugely successful concept albums turned into a Broadway smash, you do things a little differently. Still, it’s an unusual […]

The Hobbit

Judging part one of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” prelude “The Hobbit” is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Yet here goes: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is stuffed with Hollywood’s latest technology: 3-D, high-speed projection and Dolby’s Atmos surround sound system. The result is some eye […]

What girls want

Three sisters and Fiona Patricia S. Escandor spend an afternoon of fun, fashion, and making your mark on the industry. Word has it that girls are fickle. Whether making a life-changing decision like picking a career path, or something as trivial as choosing what to wear, girls can oftentimes become really erratic. Three ladies have […]

CCSC football field to close for Sinulog

READY, SET, GO. Preparations for the Sinulog 2013 grand parade are in full swing at the Cebu City Sports Center, while students use the Christmas break to practice their dance. (Photo by Arni Aclao of Sun.Star Cebu)

THE football field of the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) gets back to the daily grind and will have a busy schedule ahead what with the Sinulog celebrations.

It will be closed to football games for the entire month of January as it will be the central hub for the Sinulog festivities. A huge stage will be set up at the field. As of the moment, a platform has already been set up. Read the rest of this entry