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LET HER BE – In defense of Jake Zyrus

Shortly after the lesbian rumors about Charice Pempengo began to surface back in 2012, The Filipino Scribe  wrote that the public should stop from bullying the singer into disclosing her sexual orientation until such time that she is ready to do it. A year after,

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Ariana Grande’s Manila concert likely to be canceled

American entertainer Ariana Grande is reportedly suspending her world tour, which potentially includes her scheduled Philippine concert. This comes after an apparent suicide bomber attacked Manchester Arena in United Kingdom just after she performed there late Monday night (May 22 in London). The attack killed at

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Congrats taxpayers! Mocha Uson will now have your money

(This is the second of a two-part series. The first one focuses on why President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration embraced Mocha Uson as its top social media surrogate.) President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed sexy entertainer-turned-online personality Mocha Uson as assistant secretary for the Philippine

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UP Playwrights’ Theatre presents “Angry Christ”

The University of the Philippines Playwrights’ Theatre will have as the second and last offering for its 25th season “Angry Christ,” a stage play based on the life of Filipino-American painter Alfonso Ossorio. Often described as an  abstract expressionist artist, Ossorio is best known for

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Teatro Tomasino presents Bob Ong’s ‘Kapitan Sino’

Teatro Tomasino, the official theater group of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), will have as their last offering for 39th theatrical season a stage adaptation of Bob Ong’s popular 2009 novel “Kapitan Sino.” The stage play will feature the tandem of playwright  Cyrene Mendoza and director Franny Omampo,

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‘Die Beautiful’ puts spotlight on various issues affecting Pinoy LGBTs

(This article won 2nd place in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival essay writing contest – teachers’ category, the awarding ceremony for which was held last March 27. – MM) Even before it started, the organizers of the recently-concluded 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)

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Duterte admin slams CBS over ‘Madam Secretary’ episode

The government is crying foul over an upcoming episode of the hit American political drama “Madam Secretary” because of what it describes as the show’s “highly negative portrayal” of a fictional Philippine president. In the trailer for the episode titled “Break in Diplomacy,” newly-elected Philippine president

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Alleged private video of Bernard Palanca goes viral

A two-minute private video allegedly featuring 40-year-old actor Bernard Palanca has been making the rounds of social media Tuesday afternoon. At the time this post was published, the Kapamilya star is still one of the top trending topics on social networking site Twitter. In the

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Dulaang UP presents Goethe’s “Faust”

The legend of Dr. Faust is without a doubt one of the canons of world literature. It tells the story of a successful scholar who struck a deal with the devil to obtain great power and to indulge life’s pleasures, even if it meant relinquishing