Category Archives: Metakritiko News


Last 2 days to visit the National Museum for FREE!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Written by

Today is the National Museum’s 113th Anniversary and you only have 2 days to visit its branches for FREE! Take advantage of the National Museum’s early Christmas gift and brush up on some history and culture for free before the offer ends this Friday, October 31. Get inside any of the National Museum’s 14 branches as well as the flagship…Read More »

Cine Europa 17

Get cultured, entertained for free: Cine Europa 17

Friday, 12 September 2014 | Written by
Cine Europa 17

Film enthusiasts are in for a treat as Cine Europa 17 holds free screenings from September 11 to 21 at the Cinema 2 of Shangri-La Plaza’s Shang Cineplex. One of the longest film festivals in the country, if not the longest, the film festival features 23 films focusing on family ties originating from 17 countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,…Read More »

Moviemov Italian Film Festival schedule

Free screenings at the Moviemov Italian Film Festival 2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Written by
Moviemov Italian Film Festival schedule

July is not only a month of rain and storms but also a month of free Italian Movies! Shangri-la Plaza is holding a third series for Italian film lovers dubbed “Moviemov: Italian Cinema Now” which starts today, July 23 and runs until July 27, 2014. The film festival will showcase 12 of the best contemporary films of Italy including the…Read More »

WPFF 2014

Catch the last 2 days of the World Premieres Film Festival 2014

Monday, 7 July 2014 | Written by
WPFF 2014

July seems to be a good time for film festivals, with Eiga Sai and Cinema One launching free film screenings in cinemas around the metro. But there is one more film festival you could come close to missing: the World Premieres Film Festival, which only runs until tomorrow at SM Manila. According to its official website, The World Premieres Film…Read More »

fete de la musique 2014

Fête celebrates its 20th anniversary in Metro Manila; It’s more Fête in the Philippines!

Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Written by
fete de la musique 2014

This year’s edition of the Fête de la Musique 2014 is very special as it marks the 20th anniversary of Fête de la Musique in the Philippines. On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the Alliance Française de Manille (AFM), the Department of Tourism (DOT), Intramuros Administration, the Embassy of France to the Philippines in partnership with B-Side Productions and Viva Manila…Read More »

The Longest Distance

[Because life is a journey] The Longest Distance on Cinemaworld

Saturday, 14 June 2014 | Written by
The Longest Distance

CinemaWorld, an international movie channel that unlocks a whole new world of entertainment beyond Hollywood, continues to offer unique, award-winning movies for its viewers from all over the globe. Venezuelan movie The Longest Distance is a 113-minute long drama by writer, producer and director Claudia Pinto Emperador. Twelve-year old Lucas (played by Omar Moya, a fresh face to feature length…Read More »


by Maui Hermitanio


This Sunday, April 27, 2014 6PM, will be the inaugural show for the new gallery at Secret Fresh in collaboration with the world’s finest cognac brand, Henessy. Henessy is known for their collaborations with different artists around the world, from KAWS to Futura, and recently, with the twin Brazilian graffiti artists, Os Gemeos.

Secret Fresh is well-known for producing designer toys in the Philippines which makes the gallery a fit partner for Henessy that also focuses on providing a new medium for artistry. The inaugural exhibit, “Becoming,” will feature the whimsical paintings of JJ Zamoranos and the launch of his 2nd 14-inch toy named “Averill.” Two sets of 15 limited editions carrying two different colorways. We will also release another 10 customized edition of this resin designer toy.

At Secret Fresh Gallery-A, another exhibit will be held on the same day. “Seeing Through,” will feature new works by Epjey Pacheco, Jood Clarino and Mark Baretto.  Definitely, a must see.

Hidden Fortress

The subgroup of the Secret Fresh Gallery located at the Basement of Ronac Art Center, Hidden Fortress will finally be ready for everyone to see! Hidden Fortress has of a crew of artists and designers that cater to both the local and international underground designer subculture. Hidden Fortress aims to nurture the young and promising graffiti and toy design culture in the Philippines through its own releases. They will specialize in producing and distributing art toys, art and graffiti supplies, clothing and designer merchandise. Hidden Fortress will also accept client-based mural projects, art direction, events management, and graphic design with clients that share the same passion and direction of the crew.

To celebrate the opening of the space, Hidden Fortress will launch 3 exciting Designer toys by the artists of Secret Fresh:

Bulletpunk: “TEQ63 Series04” by Quiccs

Bulletpunk: “EGGTEQ” by Egg Fiasco

“Sludge Boy” by Bjorn Calleja

During the inaugural show a wall battle be also held at Hidden Fortress provided by Carrot Bombing graffiti supplies.

Secret Fresh is located at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, 1502 Manila, Philippines. Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 2-10 PM and Sundays at 1-6 PM.


The Fault in Our Stars: Highly-anticipated movie of the year

Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Written by

The Fault In Our Stars is one of the most anticipated movies this year.  When the first official trailer for 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel came out last January, fans were thrilled to see the characters of the book come to life on the screen. The short clip quickly spread like wildfire on social network sites like…Read More »

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