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THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold the fifth installment of Cinema Rehiyon, the flagship project of the Cinema Committee of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts spearheaded by Dr. Mike Rapatan, in the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) from February 5 to 8, 2013. 



 
 
28, February 2012, Intramuros - Art Republik, the 30-minute TV program that profiles the Filipino artists on Knowledge Channel, has been launched at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) simultaneous to the to the maiden airing of its pilot episode at 8:40 p.m. on the cable channel. The first episode titles "Siblings in Art" features sisters Sari, Aba and Kiri Lluch Dalena and brothers Roxlee and Romeo Lee. 


 
 
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Art Republik, a new TV show that features Filipino artists, debuts February 28 on Knowledge Channel at 8:40 p.m. Art Republik is a 30-minute program on Philippine arts and culture, profiling 51 artists from various art fields and two art collectors or a total of 53 guests for its first season. The first season of Art Republik carries 13 episodes anchored on themes, which are based on cultural traits. 


 
 
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Filipino Indie Films are again gaining recognition abroad. The films were Ang Babae sa Septic Tank, Gayuma, and Busong.

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank by Marlon Rivera is nominated for Berlin International Film Festival's Cinema Fairbindet Award and the Best First Feature Award. The BIFF will be held in Berlin, Germany from February 9 to 19, 2012. The film will be in Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) this Oct. 6-14, screening under the A Window on Asian Cinema category. More, the Hawaii International Film Festival on October 13-23; the Tokyo Film Festival on October 22-30; and the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy on April 20-28, 2012.


 
 
A tour to Manila, Philippines. This is a clip of Manila in 18930's. It is nice to see what the place was before. There was this nostalgic feeling while watching the video. I feel like I want to go back from the past. But still I am glad that some of these places were still standing tall.
 
 
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Filipinos are really excited to watch the scariest movie that will be showing this Halloween season. Lovie Poe will be leading the movie "Aswang" directed by Jerold Tarog. 

ASWANG is a mythical creature in Philippine folklore. The aswang is an inherently evil vampire-like creature and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories, the details of which vary greatly. Spanish colonizers noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century.


 
 
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What you know about Urbandub, Sandwich, Sugar Free or Eraserheads? Maybe very little, unless you’re well versed in Filipino rock music from the last 20 years. But even if you don’t know who played bass for Rivermaya or the name Ely Buendia doesn’t elicit a reverent head nod, you may know who the bass player was for Nirvana and the names Paul Westerburg or Mike Watt can elicit that previously mentioned head nod. If you have ever stood in an empty dive bar to see a band no one has ever heard of and was moved enough to stay after the gig to shell out five dollars for their home made CD and a chance to give the cute lead singer a appreciative “good show,” then Quark Henares’ RAKENROL is the type of film you will cherish. Part ONCE and part HIGH FIDELITY, Henares has created a paean to underground music scenes and its rabid followers.


 
 
Dyesebel is a famous name of a girl referring to a mermaid character in the Philippines. Mars Ravelo originated the character which became an icon in many comic books, films and even in theater and now even in televisions.
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The First "Dyesebel" Movie Ad.

 
 
Altlanta - Recently this 2011, Atlanta Horror Film Fest was held at Altanta, Georgia, USA. Almost 23 different flicks were showcase in the independent film fest. Among those competitors, "Lola" was awarded the Best Animated Short Film. The film was directed by a Filipino Joey Agbayani.

 
 
After his video of impersonating Venus Raj last Miss Universe 2010, TheFierceDoll from Youtube again made another video acting like Leila Lopes during the Question and Answer  in top 5 finalists, Miss Universe 2011.
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TheFierceDoll as Miss Angola Leila Lopes.