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SMALL, BIG MAN

TV Notes SMALL, BIG MAN By Pablo A. Tariman This film begins as a simple story of ordinary people trying to make both ends meet and later hanging on to whatever it takes to survive. By and large, it could … Continue reading

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DIRECTOR ANTOINETTE JADAONE: ONCE UPON A CAMPUS LIFE

Film Notes DIRECTOR ANTOINETTE JADAONE: ONCE UPON A CAMPUS LIFE By Pablo A. Tariman Direk Antoinette Jadaone’s latest romance film — Alone/Together – has a campus setting with the trailer showing the lead stars seated on a bench overlooking what … Continue reading

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THE DARING BARBS OF MARTIN DEL ROSARIO

Film Notes THE DARING BARBS OF MARTIN DEL ROSARIO By Pablo A. Tariman In the Lino Brocka film in the early 70s, gay love and sex was between a married businessman (Eddie Garcia) and his pickup boy-turned-driver (Mario O’Hara). In … Continue reading

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CECILE LICAD: 51 YEARS OF A MUSICAL LIFE

Music News and Features CECILE LICAD: 51 YEARS OF A MUSICAL LIFE by Pablo A. Tariman As I look forward to Cecile Licad’s all-Chopin program in November and December, I’d like to rewind the clock of time. I first saw … Continue reading

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THE FILIPINO ARTISTS IN TIME OF LANDSLIDES AND HIGH PRICES

Commentary THE FILIPINO ARTISTS IN TIME OF LANDSLIDES AND HIGH PRICES By Pablo Tariman Acclaimed Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu (one of the few who made it in the global opera arena) is all set for a recital Wednesday in the … Continue reading

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GRAND VISION AND UNEVEN EXECUTION

Film Notes: “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral” GRAND VISION AND UNEVEN EXECUTION By Pablo A. Tariman Everything about Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral is grand from the cinematography of Ping Ignacio to the production design of Roy Lachica. Every frame of the … Continue reading

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LOVE AND THE STOCKBROKER

Film Notes LOVE AND THE STOCKBROKER By Pablo A. Tariman Nothing prepares you for the spontaneous unpredictability of Irene Villamor’s Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) starring Dingdong Dantes as Sid and Anne Curtis as Aya. The story is … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE BY THE SEA

Vignettes THE HOUSE BY THE SEA By Pablo A. Tariman The only family home I remember was the one facing an islet in my hometown in Baras, Catanduanes. I suppose that house stood in the late 50s before a strong … Continue reading

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THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD

Vignettes THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD By Pablo A. Tariman This place called Sta. Elena in Virac, Catanduanes holds a special place in my childhood memory. That’s where some of the island Guerreros come from and if you didn’t know it yet, … Continue reading

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TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS

Vignettes TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS By Pablo A. Tariman Tears flowed profusely as a Lumad father looked at his son who just finished college. Same for the poor farmer whose son graduated at the PMA with high honors. When you … Continue reading

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