PCOO-FOI promotes right to info thru arts in IDUAI 2021 – Manila News

MANILA – As the country’s lead agency in the implementation and promotion of Freedom of Information, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) celebrated the annual International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) by promoting the right to access information through different art forms.
The Freedom of Information – Project Management Office (FOI-PMO) under PCOO, marked its third year of…

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‘Mentally, I’m here’ video on Manila dolomite beach gets twist inspired by ‘Mr. Bean’ scene – Manila News

Screengrab from the streamed video on Facebook via Chall

A Reddit user recreated the viral five-hour video of an indie musician Chall who streamed a video of him staring at a picture of the Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach last year.
In his version, Redditor “fraudnextdoor” replaced the face of Chall with a caricature similar to what the character of Mr.…

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Questioning The System: Eileen Cabiling’s Basurero – Manila News

We sent Ryan Kent to the Richmond International Film Festival. He came back raving about a short film from the Philippines called Basurero. So we got him to interview Basurero’s director, Eileen Cabiling — who, it turns out, has some strong connections to Richmond.
I know nothing about film. I’ve never even seen GREASE. Do you know anyone over 30…

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National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera passes away at 89 – Manila News

National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera presents an award at the 40th Gawad Urian Awards at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in this July 20, 2017 file photo. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

(UPDATED) Bienvenido Lumbera, a revered cultural icon and National Artist for Literature, passed on Tuesday, leaving behind a rich legacy of works in the field of creative communication arts. 
Lumbera’s daughter…

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