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LEGENDARY actor Eddie Garcia arrived on set on June 8, 2019 for the taping of an upcoming television series, Rosang Agimat. During the shoot, the 90-year-old actor accidentally tripped over a cable, fracturing his neck which eventually left him in a coma. He passed away 12 days after the accident.
ORTIGAS Malls is pushing through with the fourth year of the Ortigas Art Festival, both on-site and virtually until Mar. 31. The onsite venue is the East Wing of Estancia at Capitol Commons, Pasig City.
AFTER being closed to the public since the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic lockdowns in 2020, the National Museum of the Philippines’ three component parts — the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the National Museum of Natural History — will be welcoming visitors again beginning March 2, albeit with many restrictions and regulations. Also opening are the National Library and the San Agustin Museum in Intramuros.
THE FOURTH QUARTER of 2020 saw local financial markets rebound somewhat with reports of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccine developments and expectations of economic recovery driving performance during the period.
AWARD-WINNING American bassist Victor Wooten introduced his masterclass with an improv solo performance. The rhythm of jazz and bluegrass bass filled this writer’s room for the first 20 minutes. The music fulfilled the atmosphere of a physical live performance despite watching through a laptop screen.
FROM pots and vases, to bowls and mugs, Joey de Castro has ideas for pottery swirling in his head. These ideas are made material, one kiln-load at a time, and as those cool down after firing, at the start of the week, he moves on to the next idea.
FOR decades now, a couple of potters have been creating beautiful and distinctive works of functional — and not so functional — art in a workshop in Calamba, Laguna, where they continue to hone their skills. The artist couple, Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, have been at the forefront of ceramic arts in the Philippines.
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) is giving young artists an opportunity to show their creativity through the “Kanto Kultura” project, a series of online activities for music, broadcast and film, literature, theater, dance, and visual arts.
THE KAPUSO Network’s second free-to-air channel, GMA News TV, is rebranding as GTV beginning Feb. 22, offering “the news you trust and new shows to love.” Aside from a large number of news programs, it’s programming mix will now include basketball, rom-coms, public affairs and lifestyle shows, and anime.
LAST YEAR, Los Angeles-based Filipino singer Bey posted a video snippet of her singing Filipina singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre’s “Ikaw at Ako” online. Then Darwin Hernandez, founder of music management group Soupstar Music, came across the cover and he reached out to the young artist.
BUSINESS reality TV show, The Final Pitch returns for a sixth season with the theme “Heroes Edition,” in search for ideas that promote “new solutions to address the economic and social impact of COVID-19.”
INVESTORS loaded up on shares of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) last week after it completed its Manila container terminal expansion project.
FEWER FAMILIES had adequate access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities last year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS).
AYALA-LED AC Energy Philippines, Inc. ended the year on a high note amid the sustained positive investor sentiments and following the company’s infusion of capital in its subsidiary to acquire potential project sites.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) dipped slightly last week as market players took profit after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) kept its key rates but revised upwards its inflation outlook in the near term.
YEAR-ON-YEAR wholesale price growth in general goods eased in September compared with August, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) inched up last week after the November inflation print jumped to a near two-year high.
INVESTORS took positions on Security Bank Corp. last week after it released its third-quarter (Q3) earnings report.
CONVERGE ICT Solutions, Inc. debuted in a wobbly footing as investors found its price too expensive, making it the most actively traded issue last week.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) closed flat last week following data showing a benign September inflation print.
JOLLIBEE FOODS CORP. (JFC) was one of the actively traded stocks last week after the rebalancing of a global index while market players look for clues for the pandemic-battered company’s recovery.
THE OPINION on whether bank stocks are attractive to buy and hold remain mixed among analysts as uncertainties surrounding the economic recovery from a pandemic-induced slump remain. However, those drawing up their shopping lists on stocks may want to look at listed banks based on analysts’ recommendations.
THE wholesale price growth of construction materials in Metro Manila picked up in July, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), likely reflecting the restart of major building projects after the easing of some quarantine restrictions.
MARKET PLAYERS snapped up Axelum Resources Corp. (AXLM) last week immediately after Metro Manila and surrounding areas returned to general lockdown, despite the coconut products exporter booking lower profit in the second quarter.
GROWTH in wholesale prices of construction materials in Metro Manila slowed in June, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Monday.