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Pixar’s first female supervising animator is Pinoy

By Vernise L. Tantuco/rappler.com – Pixar’s Dia de Muertos-inspired film Coco is visually stunning and, as expected, a major tearjerker. At the helm of the film’s animation team is Gini Santos, the 31-year-old studio’s first female supervising animator and a Filipino to boot. A few members of the press were Read more »

Miss Great Britain training for Miss Universe with Pinoy coaches

via GMANews – Miss Universe Great Britain 2017 Anna Burdzy came to the Philippines to pick up her bespoke gown—and valuable tips from top Filipino pageant coaches known to produce international beauty queens. In a report by Aubrey Carampel on 24 Oras on Tuesday, Burdzy was seen training under make-up Read more »

The story behind the Pinoy-made ‘tsinelas’ action figures

By Marie Lozano/ABS-CBN News – He’s usually the one associated with the word “incredible,” having been cast as The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Mark Ruffalo found himself handing out the compliment this time around, putting the spotlight on a Filipino pedicab driver who gave him a Read more »

Pinoy rap pioneer Vincent Daffalong dies at 64

via abs-cbn.com – Filipino rap pioneer Vincent Daffalong passed away on Thursday. He was 64. Daffalong, whose real name is Vincent Quilet, found fame in the 1980s as one of the first local rap artists to reap mainstream success, thanks to his novelty stylings and comedic verses. Some Read more »

Singer from Manila becomes 4th Filipino to enter ‘X Factor UK’

via philstar.com – Alisah Bonaobra, singer from Manila, wowed all four judges of “The X Factor UK” with her version of Beyonce’s hit “Listen” on the seventh episode of the show. Her performance left judge Nicole Scherzinger, who has Filipino blood, in tears. One of eight children, Alisah believed her Read more »

Concerts and the Pinoy audience

By Giselle Sanchez/mb.com.ph – Martin Nievera on Instagram described his most recent concert “challenging.” I must agree. As a performer myself and for 24 years now, I consider my fellow Filipinos the most difficult-to-please audience in the whole world. I have performed all over the United States, Europe, Read more »