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Filipino Musician Luis Villanueva Makes Waves as Filmmaker on the Global Film Industry

      Luis Villanueva is a winner in the 2023 NFFTY, the world’s largest film festival for young directors.  He is currently working on the unreleased short Filipino documentary film, KAPWA, his first venture into the narrative and documentary space. Luis Villanueva is a Filipino filmmaker based in New York and is currently making his imprint  on the global film industry . He recently graduated from Columbia University with dual degrees in Film Studies and Business Management. Hailing from Manila, this young Filipino filmmaker and musician stands out for his innovative work as a creative. By the time he arrived at Columbia, he already had a major label record deal as an artist signed to Warner Music Group in the Philippines. He was signed at the age of 17 as an artist-producer and has worked with a network of creative collaborators since, accumulating over 2 million streams on his releases. Eventually, he developed his passion for filmmaking by creating music videos for his own m
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Valentine Celebrations at The Manila Hotel

  Experience the finest French and Italian cuisine at the iconic Champagne Room with its exclusive Valentine’s Day set menu that will transport its guests to a world of romance and luxury. The specially crafted menu includes Lobster-Mango Delight Salad, Pan Fried Scallops on Pink Beetroot Risotto, Carrot Purple Yam Soup, choice of Oven Roasted Black Cod on Parmesan Asparagus or Filet Mignon Foie Gras in Red Wine Truffle Sauce for the main course, Delice Du Chocolate Sans Farine, Pomegranate Sorbet in Prosecco Float and Valentine French Macarons as dessert. Available for dinner from February 13 to 15, 2024. Meanwhile, lovers of Chinese cuisine can revel in Red Jade’s special set menus that promise a gastronomic adventure for couples and family alike. The menus showcase Roast Goose Hong Kong Style, Pan Fried Lamb Chops with Honey Red Wine Pepper Sauce, Steamed Sea Bass with Celery Sauce, Fried Red Brown Rice and Baby Abalone in Pumpkin Sauce, and Salted Egg Ice Cream, to name a few. Avai

Bambanti Festival 2024: Ettam Ngana Ta Isabela!

Human Bambantis.  IsabeleƱos show their exuberance selves despite the heat of the sun during the Bambanti Street Dance competition.                                            The welcome arc of Bambanti Festival 2024 ISABELA is raring to show its beauty, transformation, and achievements over the years to the Filipinos and the rest of the world. For Bambanti Festival 2024, the Queen Province of the North proudly invites visitors to explore, experience, and embrace the charm of the largest province on this side of the Cagayan Valley. This year, the festival coined a tourism tagline, Ybanag’s Ettam ngana ta Isabela , which translates to “Tara na sa Isabela!'' or “Let’s go to Isabela!''. Our 10-hour drive from Manila to Cauayan City where our group of 28 national media and content creators/social media influencers from Manila would be stationed is all worth it. Refreshing views of the province’s agricultural nature confirmed the area’s bounty – as the country’s Corn Cap