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DTCC shines again in mid-year tourney


The famed Dancesport-Team Cebu City (DTCC) continued to bring honor and glory to Cebu as they hauled 17 gold medals, 12 silvers and a bronze medal in the 2013 Dancesport Council of the Philippines Mid-year Ranking and Competition last Saturday evening at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Basakanon troupe waits for P3M aid

Will the bird dancers of Lumad Basakanon get to compete in this year’s Aliwan Festival?

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

PB dad: ‘baile’ must be regulated

IT’S better to regulate rather than prohibit baile or benefit dances in Sta. Fe town, Bantayan Island in Cebu, a Provincial Board (PB) Member said yesterday.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Oposa: Benefit dance organizers can be liable for alarm and scandal, air pollution

ENVIRONMENTAL lawyer Antonio Oposa isn’t done going after noisy bailes or benefit dances in his hometown Sta. Fe in northern Cebu.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Sinug’ as dance of faith and culture

MEMBERS of the Turang Dance Troupe  dance the traditional prayer-dance for the Sto. Niño during the annual Sinug sa Casa Gorordo in Cebu City on Jan. 21. Photo by Cris Evert Lato

She just closed her eyes the entire time, but not even her frail figure could stop the oldest Sinulog dancer and “heritage keeper” from attending the annual prayer-dance held on Jan. 21, a day after the Feast of the Holy Child Jesus in Cebu, at Casa Gorordo Museum on Lopez Jaena Street in Cebu City.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dancing for a ‘better Masbate’ and peaceful elections


AT 2 a.m., people were still awake at the Cebu City Sports Complex.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Lumad Basakanon to sport wings, not tattoos


Cebu City’s popular Lumad Basakanon dance contingent will do away with tattoo body paint and instead put on wings for Sunday’s grand parade.   They aim to recapture the championship in the Free Interpretation category which they last tasted in 2008.   Watch out for a “Malakas at Maganda” theme with gold costumes and birds [...]

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

From ‘basurera’ to ballerina

A DANCE scholarship has transformed 14-year-old Jessa Balote into a figure of beauty and grace, a world away from the slums of Tondo where the young talent was discovered. PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

Wearing tights and pointe shoes, her hair tied neatly into a bun, 14-year-old Jessa Balote regularly goes to ballet lessons to train in the Russian Vaganova method.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pangalay: Ancient dance heritage of Sulu

“LINGGISAN” (bird dance) posture and gesture as demonstrated by the author. PHOTO COURTESY OF EARTHIAN MAGAZINE

Modern-day Bongao, the capital of Tawi-Tawi province, has trappings of contemporary living: regular air transport, Internet access, cellular phones, television and various modes of sea and land transportation.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ovation shocks Miriam Santiago out of her skin

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

She wasn’t part of the show but her entrance brought the audience to its feet.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Searching for ‘lumad’ tales, songs, dances


My students, who went on a literary journey in search of “lumad” lore, songs and dances, were told to experience what it’s like in the communities of indigenous peoples (IPs or lumad) and to take home memories of our recent visit to three of Mindanao’s IPs.

Posted: May 19th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Malaysia axes Singapore ballet show over tights

Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have abruptly canceled a show by a Singapore ballet troupe amid concern that their costumes would be too revealing, a dance group said Thursday.

Posted: April 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Tale of 2 Mountains’ told in dance concert


Through dance, a group of young performers hopes to inspire others to protect the environment.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
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  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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