Music and myths of the mermaids

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/05/2021

We grew up with legends and myths about creatures, divine beings and gods, including those where water plays an important role. Mysteries and myths of the ocean became interesting topics during an episode of the annual Boses…

The original videoke kantawanan ng bansa, Sing Galing!, relaunches on TV5

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 04/07/2021

Sixteen years after its debut on Philippine television, Cignal Entertainment and TV5 brings back the iconic game show Sing Galing! on national tv with its premiere episode aired last Monday, April 5, 2021. Sing Galing! premiered in…

Lapu’s liquor ban ends at midnight tonight

Futch Anthony Inso 02/27/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- At exactly 12 midnight tonight, February 27, 2021, Executive Order (E.O.) no. 2021-010, of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, will no longer be effective. This was announced by Chan himself on his Facebook…

Tumulak to public: Avoid using firecrackers, karaokes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s chairperson for the committee on disaster risk reduction, reminded the public to celebrate Christmas safely and responsibly.  Tumulak gave the warning as he encouraged the…

Ready, sing: Karaoke, videoke establishments now allowed to operate in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 12/15/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government will now allow the operation of karaoke and videoke businesses establishments in the city. This was stated in Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan’s Executive Order no. 2020-95, or An Order Establishing Guidelines…

Danao City follows ban on karaoke

Morexette Marie Erram 11/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More and more local government units (LGUs) in Cebu are banning karaoke sessions and other activities that generate loud noises. Danao City in northern Cebu is the latest to prohibit karaokes and videokes.…

Talisay City bans karaoke, loud sound systems during daytime

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas ordered the banning of the use of karaoke machines and other loud sound systems from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays. In his…

Mandaue bans karaoke, videoke sessions on weekdays

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/16/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City now prohibits videoke and karaoke sessions from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and this is the city is under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ. Mayor Jonas…

Seafarers’  music in the time of pandemic

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/23/2020

Despite the pandemic, music  plays a special role on Filipino seafarers’ life, whether at sea or on land. It is an understatement to say that karaoke is a central part of  pop culture of Filipinos, including seafarers…

Care fatigue

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 07/10/2020

  Last Wednesday I started to talk about the surge in COVID-19 cases and why contact tracing is so important, not just tracing how infections started and spread but also publicizing the findings, without mentioning names of…

How Cebuana Erica Olina survived the entertainment industry in Australia

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Go where the wind takes you and trust yourself.” This is the advice of Erica Olina (Erica Tudtud offstage) to everyone who wants to pursue a career in the entertainment industry outside the…

Late night food and drinks at Seaside Saloon

Tricia Rodrigo 01/25/2017

HANG out with family and friends for late night food and drinks at Seaside Saloon Bar and Grill by The Social. With its hip interior and fun amenities like their public karaoke lounge, Seaside Saloon is the…

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