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MANO PO 7: Chinoy at HOOQ Hangouts

HOOQ Hangouts feat MANO PO 7: Chinoy

HOOQ Hangouts welcomes the year of the Fire Rooster with the screening of MANO PO 7: Chinoy last February 4th. It was my first time to experience the screening frequently offered by Asia’s largest video on demand service. Held at the Globe Iconic Store – BGC Ampitheater, the screening was free despite the fact that the movie is relatively new, fresh from it’s theatrical release last December. One of the most successful film series in the Philippines, I had the chance to watch at least 2 installments of MANO PO inside the movie house. Although I don’t watch Filipino films that much, I willingly obliged to watch the very first installment to accompany my mom who wanted to watch it. Same goes with the Vilma Santos-starrer Mano Po 3: My Love. The rest were skipped knowing that we can watch them on TV. I nodded to the invite to HOOQ ...

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The Arts and the Children with Special Needs

Samantha with coach Kenn Sioson

For me, the arts have always been the great equalizer in the society. Age, educational background, economic standing, and even if you have special needs, it really doesn’t matter, as long as you have the talent. It is, therefore, a fitting event for the arts and the children with special needs as the Center for Possibilities Foundation (CFP) stages a back-to-back event on January 28 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati. At 5:30 in the afternoon, the self-titled exhibit of 19-year-old special artist Samantha Kaspar will open to the public. At 7:00 in the evening, the Manila Symphony Orchestra will take center stage. This will be an event worthy of attending, one that I don’t want to miss, especially upon learning about the artists during a press conference. Art Auction The art exhibit entitled “Samantha” will showcase around 40 artworks. Some of these on fabric to be used as fashion ...

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