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Poprice: The Dance community in Puerto Princesa.

Dance is still the best way to express oneself, and when you’re young it is the great escape to get mature and arm ready to face the challenges of the future. Generations to generations, dancing evolves in many trends from solo to group dancing, and sometimes it is a uniting factor for those who loves dancing no matter what age you are. Here in Puerto Princesa City, there is a Dance Community that continue to hone themselves in many latest trends of dance, headed by JR Pacaldo of defunct Infinite Dancers, he form Poprice or Praises of People Rising in Christian Evolution in 2010, as an alternate to his old group that no longer exist. Poprice is a popular sweet rice snack meal that comes with different colors and commonly favorites of young ones, “Pagkain lang talaga sya (Poprice) ginawan ko lang ng meaning.” Pacaldo said.   Pacaldo said that at first they only offer free dance lessons to a certain group mostly from different schools, the sessions happen in Mendoza Park daily that sta…

A Play about Mental Health

The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical bring yet another astoundingly acclaimed Duncan Macmillan original to Manila with their upcoming production of Every Brilliant Thing next month. Every Brilliant Thing starts conversations and educates audiences on mental health around the world through theater. The play revolves around the story of a character that makes a list of things that make life worth living. 
It explores the earnest themes of mental and emotional health while managing to maintain a lot of heart. Told through the eyes of an individual who faces their mother's depression, the story captures not only the struggles that people face in those situations but also shows the amazing capacity the human spirit has for finding happiness in the smallest of things. Macmillan's work has been celebrated by critics around the world for not shying away from the realities regarding mental health and for handling this kind of topic in a way that is heart-felting and comedic a…

Tong Yang Plus now in Palawan.

From the group that manage Viking Luxury Buffet, Four Seasons Buffet and Tong Yang, Tong Yang Plus is now here in Palawan as they open their 15th branch that offers the best food buffet in Asian cuisines, they open last January 12 at SM Puerto Princesa. Tong Yang from Chinese word that means winter sun started its operations since 1995, with Pacific Apex, Inc management they upgraded Tong Yang with Plus that offers more food selection as per Viking’s standard, but the main attraction is having a individual hot pot and grill compare to the traditional sharing system with old Tong Yang. Tong Yang Plus in Puerto Princesa has 200 seats including the by the bay terrace set up that offers magnificent view of Puerto Bay, it is the most beautiful branch so far not to mention the well-lit interiors that is so very modern asia, it did create a welcoming vibe to its patron. “Filipinos in general loves to eat, love to be with one another, we want to capture also special occasions also by dining …

"It should start with us." The Brilliante Mendoza's ALPHA: THE RIGHT TO KILL Movie Review

Brilliante Mendoza's Alpha: The Right to Kill, has a bold and brave narrative that exposed the loopholes of the current administration's war on drugs. The film also highlights factors that affects the human nature whether they are in power or not. It also narrates the the reality of life specially on the slum areas of Metro Manila and what are the causes that we should really focused on that resulted them to be in that situation. It brings awareness on the current state of the society that is unknown to many of us. 
Alpha: The Right to Kill has a very strong narrative that would make a massive impact towards the war on drugs. The way that the story progresses has a fluidity to directly deliver its message to the audience. It has a good cinematography and the film has been made raw and organic, which gives a different kind of watching experience. It gives the impression that it could happen to me, this could happen to you or something that had happened to some of us. 
However,…