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Nick Joaquin’s women: Paula, Candida…& Rustica
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
The great Filipino writer Nicomedes “Nick” Marquez Joaquin celebrates his centenary this year, and to commemorate this milestone, it is fitting to remember his unforgettable heroines on this month reserved...
The extra ‘E’ in Renee Salud
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - January 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Exactly how and when Renee Magtibay Salud added another E in his name is obliterated by the why
Willie Nep still at it
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - May 4, 2016 - 10:00am
The Music Museum was filled to the rafters the night Willie Nep staged Panggulo ng Pilipinas, yet another satire in time for the election countdown.
The sound of silence this Easter
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 26, 2016 - 10:00am
We see the Net Gen (generation who grew up with the Internet) wired to their iPads, “liking” the latest exploits of friends on Facebook, or “following” their latest capers on Twitter.
OMG, it’s ONJ
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - December 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Heroism will never go out of style, if one will see the wonderful apparel line from Obra ni Juan and hear the crusade for health and fitness from its celebrity endorser, Rafael Rosell.
Ricky Lee: Grace of an artist
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - November 16, 2015 - 9:00am
Because Ricky Lee came to the cinema via literature, National Artist for Literature, Bien Lumbera, affirms his naivete and sophistication as serendipity.
Malolos in musical docu and our minds
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - November 8, 2015 - 9:00am
With the phenomenal success of the film Heneral Luna, our patriotic veins are throbbing, and we deemed it timely to retrace our history to the cradle of the First Philippine Republic, Malolos.
Rustica Carpio: Drama is a mirror of life
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - August 12, 2015 - 10:00am
“Drama is a mirror of life. It conveys life; it communicates man’s outer and inner expressions; it is man speaking of himself, for himself, to other human beings to share his thoughts, ideas, beliefs,...
Vicar of Christ, Superstar
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - April 4, 2015 - 10:00am
The throng that I encountered at the break of dawn by the gates of UST on the day of Pope Francis’ encounter with the youth was frightening.
Pope Francis, Erap in Willie Nep’s show
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 15, 2015 - 12:00am
The evening we came to see Willie Nepomuceno a.ka. Willie Nep, for the nth time, he was deftly running through the routines of the impressionist magic — himself doing costume changes, putting on prosthetics...
Life, love and lore at Reunited in Love concert
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
The a cappella curtain-raiser Reunited, the hit song from the R&B duo of Peaches and Herb, was not what struck me at the Reunited in Love, the Valentine’s Day reunion concert of the Circus Band (Hajji Alejandro,...
Kuya Germs: The one & only
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - January 15, 2015 - 12:00am
My generation remembers German “Kuya Germs” Moreno as part of a comic love triangle, together with Inday Badiday and Ike Lozada, playing kuyas and ate to the big stars of our high school years in the...
RJ & the Gayots: Their legend lives on
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - December 31, 2014 - 12:00am
The Friday of December which would be Ramon Jacinto’s last performance for RJ Bistro was jampacked with gayots (from the Filipino word magayot, meaning hard, which my lola would always use for a fruit or vegetable...
Music, movies & memories with the True, the Good and the Beautiful
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - October 19, 2014 - 12:00am
Dinner with lawyer Rene Augusto Saguisag, former Senator of the Republic; Fr. Paolo Pirlo, SHMI, preacher over pulpit and radio; and Dr. Rustica Carpio, professor and actress on stage, TV and cinema was a surreal...
Tony’s Big O in Manila
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - July 20, 2014 - 12:00am
He has just turned 70 last April, but Tony Orlando still bellows and bumps like the Dionysus figure of his youth, his luxuriant mane heavily streaked with silver now, but his moustache still black as the god of ecstasy’s...
Rustie’s romance with Rizal
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - July 14, 2014 - 12:00am
In the paper Beyond Romance, which Rizal’s great grand niece (from his sister Maria Rizal Cruz) Gemma Cruz-Araneta presented at the Philippine National Historical Society in 2012, she rued the most hackneyed...
Finding Forrester & Forrest Gump, iconic films about teachers
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - June 2, 2014 - 12:00am
May has two special celebrations, Teacher Appreciation that falls on the first week and Mother’s Day, coinciding with the second Sunday.
Maryo J: Poet of the cinema
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - May 4, 2014 - 12:00am
“Prophets and poets are special people, because their genius is to see what is extraordinary in the ordinary, and their gift comes from God,”
Of period movies & the making of a nation
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - April 21, 2014 - 12:00am
A balmy morning visit early this year to the Quezon Heritage House, newly relocated at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, was an auspicious way to start 2014 with hope, in the same way that a December weekend respite...
Lenten remembrance of Mary, Mother of Jesus
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - April 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Of the many fascinating movies for the Lenten Season that have been shown in my adult years (Jesus Christ Superstar in 1973, Jesus of Nazareth in 1977 — bracketing my college years, The Passion of the Christ...
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