Communing through art

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 06:17 p.m.

IN celebration of the 15th anniversary of the University of San Carlos’ painting program, the school unveiled its Creative Hub Art Gallery located inside the College of Architecture and Fine Arts building last Dec. 9.

The momentous occasion was also marked with the opening of “Commune,” an exhibit featuring works of the program’s faculty and some alumni namely Kimsoy Yap, Jorge Lao, Gabriel Abellana, Lucilo Sagayno, Nomar Miano, Gigi Ocampo, Ivy Apa, Katherine Rivera, Melver Mercado, RV Sanchez, Zaldy Ramos, Karby Beloy, Christine Cueto and Soika.

The ‘colors’ of Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 06:14 p.m.

It was a blast of sparkling Christmas colors when Zonta 1 celebrated its holiday seasons at the Molave room of Cebu Country Club. The Zontians displayed their talents in singing, dancing and acting. Let the photos speak for themselves.

Stakeholders’ Christmas cheers

Audiovisual: A ballad called ‘Christmas’

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 06:13 p.m.

A ballad called ‘Christmas’

I have been a big fan of that voice for about 20 years.

Costanilla: Southwings’ new album

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 07:55 p.m.

ALBUM. I commend the Dinopol brothers of Samboan for doing their share in making the local music scene alive and kicking by coming up with their third album, titled The Rock ‘n Roll Love Songs. All of us know that producing an album nowadays entails a gargantuan budget, so the financial risk is very high. But Val a.k.a. Valrock, Prestone a.k.a. The Stone and Paul, the guys behind Southwings, approached and convinced their diehard fans and supporters to bankroll the project. They readily committed to the three siblings to help produce the album. “Recording starts next week,” Val happily told me.

No more bikinis in Miss World pageant

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 07:54 p.m.

SINCE 1951, the Miss World pageant has been featuring over 120 contestants competing for one title and a crown.

Now, for the first time in 63 years, the organization’s chairwoman Julia Morley has announced that Miss World will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition.

Christmas a time for giving

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 06:51 p.m.

EVERY DAY, thousands of rejected individuals are out there, scattered along the streets for survival. Many are lined up along the sidewalks, desperate for alms. Some scavenge through the junk of the gutter, while others brave the traffic to carol vehicles on standby.

Why God—despite His loving nature—allows a cruel life for these people, is too much to digest. But sometimes, depressing episodes such as these rebuke the world for its arrogance, selfishness and greed.

This dude’s in love with his pare

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 06:48 p.m.

Michelle: Christian has been married for two years. He is secretly in love with his best friend, Nathan. Nathan loved him too, but when he revealed his feelings to Christian, Christian told him that he didn’t feel the same and decided to marry his girlfriend (now his wife). Christian thought the feelings would go away but says they are still there. Now Nathan is marrying this month and Christian is going crazy and keeps wondering if Nathan still loves him. Sounds complicated? It is.

Insights from ‘Ryan, Ryan, Musikahan’

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 06:48 p.m.

Last Sunday Dec.14 at exactly 8 p.m., I started down memory lane as cable channel Jeepney TV presented Ryan, Ryan Musikahan - Home for Christmas. (In celebration of its second anniversary, Jeepney TV, recently held a concert in tribute to the iconic musical program of the ‘80s.)

Many of us in Cebu were avid fans of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab’s TV programs and musical presentations. Almost all of the accomplished singers have been privileged to be his protégées and friends like Kuh Ledesma, Basil Valdez, Martin Nievera, Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Pilita Corales among hundreds of others.

A young mother’s dilemma

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 06:47 p.m.

Dear Cindy,

I am in my 30s and a mother of three lovely children. The eldest, I bore out of wedlock. You could say that she is a product of my teenage folly. Fortunately, my husband is almost a perfect man. He treated my eldest as his own.

More holiday cheer

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 07:50 p.m.

A FEW weeks ago, I was puzzled to receive a bundle of sticks at the office. Upon closer inspection, I saw that the bundle came with instructions to be creative and come up with a mini Christmas tree to contend for a prize at Crimson Resort and Spa’s Christmas tree lighting. Resort PR manager Mia Sy and assistant Jope Mendoza had to push back the event by a week, as the original date was on the weekend that typhoon Ruby came to town. The cocktail celebration was held in the resort’s garden area, with travel industry partners, media and other friends of the hotel in attendance.

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