Kicking off the holidays was never this fun!
While certain movies go against the norm, mainstream Filipino blockbusters have a reputation for clichéd and formulaic plots, repetitive celebrity tandems, and standard happy endings, among other factors. But when you delve into the world of independent movies, you’d find that there are some quality films that help elevate the local industry into something world-class. The Binisaya […]
Films have a distinct power to distill the complexities of the common human experience and translate it into moving and compelling art. The stories told in movies– whether it is about a country’s culture, a person’s experience, or prevalent social issues– allows the audience to see and understand realities that are unfamiliar or unbeknownst to […]
Cebuano film Miss Bulalacao to hit South Korea, Bangkok, USA and South Africa next month. The talented young filmmaker Ara Chawdhury has come a long way from being recognized as one of Cebu’s most promising creatives in Zee Lifestyle‘s Youth Issue in April 2015. Her debut full-length feature, Miss Bulalacao, will be premiering and competing in four […]
With his face suffused in shadows by the dim lighting, he stood nervously on the stage that evening, in a dress. It was Biliran’s town fiesta and amassed before him—or her, as he would prefer—was a crowd of uninterested men and women and giggly children. Dodong knew this final question was pivotal to the pageant’s […]
Zee Lifestyle, Cebu’s premiere lifestyle bible, introduces the next set of young and dynamic personalities in Cebu with the annual Youth Issue. Gracing the cover is artist Jewelle Yeung. The daughter of Carlos and Mariquita Salimbangon Yeung, Jewelle talks to good friend Casey Fussner about her paintings, the state of the local art scene, and […]