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KC Concepcion’s half-sister is Miss Earth Sweden

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Cloie Syquia Skarne, movie actress KC Concepcion’s half sister and actor Gabby Concepcion’s daughter with former wife Jenny Syquia,  has won the title of Miss Earth Sweden 2016 and will compete in the Philippines this October.

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3 Filipino films impress NY Asian Film Festival organizers

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NEW YORK -- Three Filipino films chosen to be part of the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), from June 22 to July 9 at the Lincoln Center, could not have been so different - or as NYAFF executive director Samuel Jamier put it hyperbolically - “shocking.” The three films are “Hamog” (Haze), “Apocalypse Child” and “Honor Thy Father.”

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Mother Lily marks 77th birthday cancer-free

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“We were never worried that we’d lose her to cancer,” said Roselle Monteverde about her mom, Regal Films matriarch Lily Monteverde, who battled and survived lung cancer in 2013.

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‘Hamog’ wins in Shanghai

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Ralston Jover’s “Hamog (Haze)” won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival held in China on Sunday, June 19. Jover attended the A-list festival with lead actress Therese Malvar.

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Megan Young dazzles in Pinoy Fiesta Vancouver 2016

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Kapuso star and 2013 Miss World Megan Young was a huge crowd-drawer at the Pinoy Fiesta Vancouver held last August 16 at the Memorial South Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

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PH docu wins in New York

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Will Fredo’s “Traslacion: Ang Paglalakad sa Altar ng Alanganin (The March to the Altar of Uncertainty)” won best documentary at the Soho International Film Festival last Thursday, June 23. The director, who attended the fest in New York, told the Inquirer that he’s overjoyed to receive an award for his first docu.

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‘With Child,’ starring Fil-Am Leslie Lewis, a delightful surprise

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SAN FRANCISCO -- It is one of those films, judging from its subject matter, that defies expectations. In this case, it is a delightful surprise.

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‘Taklub’ is 39th Gawad Urian’s best film

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“Taklub,” which tells of the struggles of Filipinos whose lives were affected by Typhoon “Yolanda,” was proclaimed Best Film at the 39th Gawad Urian on Wednesday night, June 22.

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Duterte not keen on Steve Harvey hosting 2016 Miss Universe

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If he had his way, President Rodrigo Duterte does not want actor-comedian Steve Harvey to host the 2016 Miss Universe pageant which will be held in the country.

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Jury could rewrite history of Led Zeppelin’s epic ‘Stairway’

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LOS ANGELES -- A key chapter of rock ‘n’ roll history could be rewritten by a jury that began deliberating Wednesday, June 22, over whether Led Zeppelin ripped off a riff for its epic “Stairway to Heaven.”

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