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FEU’s Cantela eyeing FIDE Master title

Filipino chess player Oscar Joseph “OJ” Cantela is setting his sights on becoming the country’s next World Chess Federation (FIDE) Master. The Grade 11 student is a member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 86 high schoo…

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‘ADD M TO LIFE’ WINS LAZADA’S REGIONAL FILM COMPETITION

Add M to Life” by a 24-year-old student and aspiring filmmaker, Rubathinesh Nair, was named as the Malaysian winner of Lazada’s regional film competition, Proj. Add to Life.Lazada in a statement said the competition was also held in other Southeast Asi…

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Sagay City’s mangrove island film wins top int’l award

The ‘Amon Banwa sa Lawod’ (Our Island of the Mangrove Moons), a full-length film showcasing the mangrove island of Suyac in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, won the award for Best International Feature in the Louth International Film Festival (LIFF) in …

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Internet Society backs TikTok ban in gov’t security sector

The National Security Council’s (NSC) proposal to ban the use of TikTok among state security services personnel has gained the support of Virginia-headquartered Internet Society (IS). In an interview on Monday, Winthrop Yu, chairman emeritus and acti…

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VETERAN ACTRESS MEK HABSAH DIES

Veteran actress Mek Habsah, whose real name is Habshah Bakar, died at the Institute of Respiratory Medicine Kuala Lumpur at 2.45 am today. She was 67.

Her grandson, Huraimi Hilman, who confirmed the news to Bernama, said Mek Habsah had suffered from…

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BERNAMA TV DOCUMENTARY ENTERS SEMI-FINALS OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS

The documentary ‘Endless Ties: Uniting Waste and Humanity’ regarding the relationship between solid waste and humans produced by Bernama TV has made it to the semi-finals of the New York International Film Awards 2023 (NYIFA 2023).The documentary’s pr…

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Cebu guv says glitch-marred Pasigarbo festival still a ‘success’

Despite glitches that marred the recently concluded Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival in Carcar City, the provincial government of Cebu vowed on Monday that it would not stop from organizing a more memorable and entertaining festival of festivals next year….

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MTRCB to solon: No basis to ban ‘Barbie’ movie

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) will not ban the movie “Barbie,” according to Senator Francis Tolentino on Tuesday. Tolentino had urged the MTRCB to block the upcoming screening of the movie after one scene showed a di…

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Filipino K-pop fans to get free ‘K-space’ for 4 days in July

A space where Filipino fandoms can hold watch parties and K-pop-related events will be open for free every Friday in July 2023 at the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines. The ‘K-space,’ to be located at the KCC multipurpose hall in Taguig …

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Batac marks Labor Day with farmers’ festival

Farmers from Batac, Ilocos Norte’s 43 barangays on Monday opened a week-long festival showcasing not only their best agricultural products but also their talent for the arts, through dancing and poetry. In an event held at the Imelda Cultural Center i…

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KAAMATAN A FESTIVAL FOR ALL – JEFFREY

Like any other festival in this country, the Kaamatan festival should be celebrated together by all Malaysians regardless of background and not limited to Sabahans alone, said Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.He said celebrating …

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ROCK ON WITH LEGENDARY ICONS IN HONG KONG’S UNIQUE POP CULTURE

Hongkongers are in for a treat as the city hosts its first-ever Pop Culture Festival through the rich pop culture of Hong Kong with over 20 exciting events scheduled throughout the year.Hong Kong has one of the most influential pop cultures among Asia…