After a two-year hiatus, the Philippine Ukulele Festival returns for its fourth salvo of weekend jamming with music lovers of all ages and from varied walks of life.

 

The festival will be on April 21 - 22 at the Centris Mall beside where EDSA MRT in Quezon City organized by Happy Music, a retail store operation specializing in ukuleles and members of the Ukulele Underground Philippines (UUP) community which held first three successful PUFs in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

Post-PUF3, they chose to sow and cultivate in key locales outside Metro Manila and spread the love for the petite package of musical delight through social media.

 

The community grew from fledglings of enthusiasts and has 8,000 followers on Facebook. On its Facebook page, HappymusicPH has earned “likes” from over 58,000 people.

 

PUF4 will showcase the fruits of their labors these past three years gathering ukulele artists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to fill the air with happy music that lifts the soul, puts smiles on faces, and warms hearts.

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 Exclusive! Jackie Chan to shoot film (again) in PH
Jackie Chan: A return to PH

After the world renowned action superstar Steven Seagal’s widely publicized location shoots of a television adventure series in the Philippines late last year, it’s Chinese action hero Jackie Chan’s turn to backdrop the country in his caper.
According to Filipino filmmaker and member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Joey Romero, Jackie is set to plane in to the Philippines in June to start up a set in Manila.
“Manggagaling siya sa Beijing sa China kung saan sila ay nagsu-shooting na. Then, he will be in full swing in Manila (He…

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Kris invites Paolo Duterte over a cup of coffee
Photo Caption: Kris Aquino: Her dad’s daughter

Queen of All Media Kris Aquino has invited presidential son Paolo Duterte over a cup of coffee (she actually namedropped Nespresso which she said she endorses and San Mig which she said she also modeled for) to thresh out differences between their respective families.
“Too much bad blood has already been manufactured between our families,” posted Kris in her Instagram.
Aquino said she doesn’t remember to have met Paolo in the past. “To the best of my knowledge we have never actually met or been personally introduced. It is actually only Kitty, your Dad,…

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Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino reads feminist poetry
Maine Mendoza and Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino

Speaking of award-winning feminist writer Lanot’s launch of her new collection of poetry—UP Press’ “Cadena de Amor” in English, Filipino and Spanish—one of the exciting readers of an excerpt from the book was prizewinning stage, film and television actress Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino.
Centenera-Buencamino read a poignant personal account of the author in a poem dedicated to the magical moments in October.
“I was invited in advance as early as last year to read a poem by Marra,” Shamaine chuckled as she prepared to give meanings and insights to her poetic interpretation.
Amidst her busy sked shuttling from…

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Actress & Courageous mom Laila Dee celebrates 74th birthday

 

 

Laila Dee

By Boy Villasanta

 

We remember veteran actress and producer Laila Dee because of her courage to face up with life’s travails and uncertainties and coming out victorious in her search for her place under the sun. We remember her when she played minor roles in major stars’ unforgettable movies like Fernando Poe, Jr.’s “Isla Puting Bato” and National Artist for Film Ishmael Bernal’s “Dalawang Pugad, Isang Ibon” with Romeo Vasquez, Matt Ranillo III and Vilma Santos and a string of mushy drama and kiss-bang-bang action capers.

 

We remember Laila Dee when she put up…

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