Monday, December 5, 2016

5 things that will blow you away in ‘Le Grand Cirque’

Originally published in Manila Bulletin, Entertainment Section on November 22, 2016.

Bouncing on trampolines and walking on walls (
Bouncing on trampolines and walking on walls
You haven’t really seen a circus if all you’ve done is check out some acts on YouTube. You have to experience it by being there. Sure, our idea of the circus may still be based on what we’ve read in American books or seen in their movies – people putting up a big top, performers from the common to the most bizarre milling about, a ringmaster in the show itself – but we don’t have to wonder anymore. The circus will be coming to town.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Araneta Center Lights up the Christmas Belen at Farmers Market

Following the iconic lighting of the giant Christmas tree earlier this month, the Araneta Center continues the tradition of ushering in the holiday season with the annual Belen Lighting ceremony held on Nov. 11 at the McArthur Drive, near Farmers Market.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Catch the electrifying performances of ‘Le Grand Cirque’ at the Big Dome this Christmas

The Araneta Center has always brought a lot of firsts to Filipino audiences, and it’s no different this year as it stages the first-ever “Le Grand Cirque” at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in December. A show that will keep you on the edge of your seat, “Le Grand Cirque” lets audiences feel the thrill of death-defying stunts and unbelievable acts as in a spectacular show families can enjoy this Yuletide season. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Araneta Center signals the start of Christmas with the traditional Giant Tree lighting

Now on its 35h year, this much-awaited event is a joyous mix of live entertainment and annual tradition that reflects true Filipino values.  

Christmas always evokes feelings of nostalgia, as we recall our unforgettable Christmas celebrations as kids, or reminds us of the warmth of love as we spend time and share gifts with our families and friends. A season of hope and joy, there is nothing more heartfelt and memorable than our Paskong Pinoy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Araneta Center throws ‘GalacTrick or Treat Halloween’ parties for Kids

Halloween is creeping up fast, and the Araneta Center has everything planned out to give kids a fun and spooky experience!  On October 29, Araneta Center is throwing simultaneous kiddie parties dubbed “GalacTrick or Treat Halloween” at Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and New Farmers Plaza.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Gateway Mall now offers SILYA rocking chairs for senior citizens

It is customary for us Filipinos to show utmost respect towards our elders. They are the ones who have shown us love and care, making sure to attend to our needs as children, eventually providing us wisdom as we coast through life as grown individuals. In return, we make sure they are cared for and comfortable at all times, whether at home or while enjoying a day stroll.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pizza Hut... and fast – when you want to #PizzaMeNow

They say food is the fastest way to a man’s heart. I’m pretty sure pizza ranks highly in that regard. Just ask your brother whose face is nearly glued to the monitor playing “Doom (2016)” for hours.
With Pizza Hut’s new online ordering system, via its brand new user-superfriendly website, it’s now a breeze to get your pizza cravings fulfilled. They use #PizzaMeNow and it can’t be more appropriate.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Kylie, Jennifer, and Nicole eyeing for international titles this October

It’s that time of the year again when we bid farewell to Filipinas who will represent our country in international beauty tilts abroad. In October alone, three prestigious global pageants will take place, and considering Pia Wurtzbach’s triumph as reigning Miss Universe, the pressure to win is at its greatest now for Bb. Pilipinas winners. Each is expected to compete at her best in hopes to make waves in the global pageant scene. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Movie Review: Train to Busan

After several seasons of “The Walking Dead” and watching everything from Gorge A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” to its horror comedy counterpart “Shaun of the Dead,” I’ve pretty much had it with the undead. After all, there’s only so many ways it can go. Like most films and series of this genre, however, it’s never just about the zombie and the ensuing disaster that comes with them. 

TLC and SWV Live in Manila!

90s Faves, TLC and SWV, To Perform LIVE In Manila This November!

Tickets to TLC with SWV Live in Manila will go on sale on September 17, Satruday at 10:00am via For more information on tickets and reservations, you may follow #MMILive (on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) or visit, or call 911-5555.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Portrait Artists Guild Opens Pigura

Cee Cadid Palakaya oil on canvas 2011

The Filipino Portrait Artists’ Guild, Inc. (FPAGI), agroup of portrait artists based in Manila, will be opening their first group show on Aug. 25, Thursday, 5 pm at Gateway Gallery. The 21 artist-members have lined up various figurative paintings that depict the Filipino at work,during leisure, in motion and at rest. The works are indicative of the artists’ level of understanding of the human figure in relation to his or her environment, showing variety of styles, composition and influence.