Monthly Archives: February 2016

POKWANG AS REAL LIFE SURVIVOR

TV Notes POKWANG AS REAL LIFE SURVIVOR by Pablo A. Tariman There is a good reason why Bicolanos should follow the new teleserye, “We Will Survive” which will air tonight (February 29) over Channel 2. The setting is bucolic enough … Continue reading

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LOCAL TOURISM ADVOCATES UNITE TO PROMOTE ISLAND ATTRACTIONS

Travel Notes LOCAL TOURISM ADVOCATES UNITE TO PROMOTE ISLAND ATTRACTIONS By Pablo A. Tariman VIRAC, CATANDUANES — Local tourism advocates under a united umbrella called Tropang Turismo is calling on the private sector to help push tourism and encourage private … Continue reading

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STANDING OVATION FOR LAV DIAZ FILM IN BERLIN

Film Notes STANDING OVATION FOR LAV DIAZ FILM IN BERLIN by Pablo A. Tariman Loud cheers and a rousing standing ovation greeted the screening of the Philippine entry “A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery” by Lav Diaz in the 66th … Continue reading

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WHEN A STORY OVERCOMES ITS CLICHES

Film Notes WHEN A STORY OVERCOMES ITS CLICHES by Pablo A. Tariman I am not a follower of Nicholas Sparks and his popular output but once in a while, I set aside literary bias over his works and try to … Continue reading

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DIRECTOR DAN VILLEGAS AND THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING

Film Notes DIRECTOR DAN VILLEGAS AND THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING by Pablo A. Tariman Direk Dan Villegas (English Only Please, The Breakup Playlist, Walang Forever) moves with a measure of detachment in any public gathering but reconnects easily only when … Continue reading

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PARTNERS IN LOVE AND CRIME

Film Notes PARTNERS IN LOVE AND CRIME by Pablo A. Tariman King Palisoc’s “Tandem” is a small film with a big message as it offers a slice of Lower Depth in Metro Manila. If you are wondering what kind of … Continue reading

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WHEN ART AND DANCE MERGE

Dance Notes WHEN ART AND DANCE MERGE by Pablo A. Tariman The massive, if, soaring art installations of Gabriel Barredo dominate the CCP lobby and it set the tone for the opening night of the artist’s “Opera” choreographed by the … Continue reading

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LICAD AT CCP; GUITAR CONCERT AT AYALA MUSEUM FEB. 11

View From the Wing LICAD AT CCP; GUITAR CONCERT AT AYALA MUSEUM FEB. 11 by Pablo A. Tariman Trust Ms. Nedy Tantoco of the Rustan Group of companies to come up with a fool-proof fund-raising idea. Noting the popularity of … Continue reading

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A MOVING, IF, FINELY CRAFTED FAMILY DRAMA

Film Notes A MOVING, IF, FINELY CRAFTED FAMILY DRAMA by Pablo A. Tariman For some reasons, one overlooked watching Joyce Bernal’s “Everything About Her” on its opening week. Taking a respite from deadlines, one watched in a less crowded Thursday … Continue reading

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OBSESSION ACCORDING TO DEREK RAMSAY AND KEAN CIPRIANO

Film Notes OBSESSION ACCORDING TO DEREK RAMSAY AND KEAN CIPRIANO by Pablo A. Tariman It is an unlikely casting, pairing two most pursued gentlemen (everyone likes to classify as hunks) and a reluctant leading lady who thought she was just … Continue reading

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