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DFA: No more consular services in some Metro Manila, regional offices on Sundays

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said it will discontinue its Sunday operations in certain Regional Consular Offices (RCOs) and Metro Manila satellite offices beginning this month because of the low client turnout on those days.
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Aguinaldo’s eventful life gets view-worthy depiction

We’ve gotten so inured to the fluff and commercial gross-oriented gloss of the annual Metro Manila film fest that it’s quite a surprise to see that a historical film, “El Presidente,” has managed to get into the festival’s usual fantasy, melodramatic and otherwise escapist list of featured photoplays.
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MMFF execom: Usual conflicts, higher grosses

There were the usual conflicts and protests, but this year, “less feathers were ruffled” during the two-week run of the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), said executive committee member Boots Anson-Roa.
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Some women admit to buying, selling babies near Metro Manila hospitals

Some Filipino women admitted to buying and selling children near Metro Manila hospitals, a report of Hadji Rieta over GMA Network's "Brigada" program said.
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MMFF power players’ views clash

So much has been said about box-office success vs award-winning films in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Is it rare for entries to have the best of both worlds?
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Postscript to the fest: Sacrificial women

It might have been the heightened public awareness on reproductive concerns and gender roles that brought about this coincidence of themes in two out of three of the most-awarded films of the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Or, it might have been simply in the filmmakers’ acceptance of the traditional appraisal of women that [...]
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