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‘Heneral Luna’ is Philippines’ entry to Oscars 2016’s foreign film category

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – Historical-action biopic Heneral Luna has been selected as the Philippines’ official entry to the 88th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film category. Heneral Luna’s official Facebook page announced the news on Monday (September 21), a few weeks before Oscars’ submission deadline of October Read more »

Chris Brown cleared to leave Philippines after bizarre appeals

By Joel Guinto/AFP – Grammy-winning hip-hop star Chris Brown was cleared to leave the Philippines late Friday, an official said, after he was temporarily barred from exiting the country over a row with a powerful religious sect. The 26-year-old American — who was stuck in Manila for two days Read more »

Pinoy group El Gamma Penumbra wins first ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – The shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra emerged as the winner of the first Asia’s Got Talent on Thursday (May 14). They beat other Filipino acts namely operatic singer Gerphil Flores, spunky dance group Junior New System,10-year-old songstress Gwyneth Dorado, and five others from Singapore, Read more »

Actress Liezl Martinez, wife of actor Albert Martinez, passes away

via inquirer.net – Actress Liezl Martinez passed away on Saturday morning after several years of battling cancer. Actress Amalia Fuentes confirmed to Inquirer Entertainment’s Bayani San Diego that Liezl died at around 6:15 a.m. She was 47. “No pain in my life worse than this,” Fuentes said. “Please pray Read more »

Pinoy artists: Preference for foreign music hurting OPM

By Xianne Arcangel/GMA News – Despite the wealth of musical talent in the Philippines, foreign artists and composers still took the lion’s share of profits from the use of their songs by radio stations and other businesses in 2014, a musicians’ group said Monday. The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors Read more »

Jason Dy wins ‘The Voice of PH’ Season 2

via inquirer.net – The 23-year-old crooner from Butuan City who channels his experiences from belonging to a broken family to his performances was declared “The Voice of the Philippines” champion on Sunday. Jason Dy, who was mentored by Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo, emerged as the winner after battling Read more »