MAXIMO ATON , TAXI DRIVER : PREMIUM PINOY!


”]KUWENTO NI RAINE CRUZ : Hi guys, I just want to share the experience we had with this guy. Indeed i can call it “a day”… Meron kaming “raket” sa Crowne Plaza Hotel sa Ortigas, tabi ng Robinson’s Galleria. It was a very stressful day. Somehow na-overcome namin. Sobrang nakakapagod…
Uwian time na. Around 6:30pm, sa main entrance ng hotel. Ang hirap maghanap ng masasakyang taxi. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

“KUNG BAKIT WALA AKONG VALENTINES” ni Archie del Mundo


Sino bang ayaw ng ka-date tuwing Valentines?  Nakakabuwisit ang traffic. Ang pila kahit saan napakahaba. Lalo na sa mga motel. Ang waiting period, sobrang tagal. Minsan kahit siguro sa lobby, pwede na rin. Kung hindi na makahintay. Sobrang gastos! Mula sa pagkain sa mamahaling kainan. Hanggang sa bayad sa taxi – in and out. At siyempre dagdag pa ang room service. Kung sabagay, pinaghahandaan naman yan. Mula sa pag-iipon hanggang sa mga pabango, regalo, damit, at sandamakmak na kuskos at pamahid sa katawan at mukha.   Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

GOING ABROAD? PASSPORT MO, BANTAYAN MO!


PASSPORT AWARENESS AT THE AIRPORT
GEMMA GABUAT URSUA WARNS : Please be Careful at the Airports, This is a well organized conspiracy by Immigration, Police, Customs and Airline staff with networking at all International Airports. Be careful when ever you give your passport to Immigration/Customs/Airline staff. The pass port can be easily tampered and can create trouble to you. They have found an easy way of making money. This is the way it works:

At the time of the passenger’s departure, if the passenger is not looking at the officer while he is stamping the exit, the officer very cleverly tears away one of the page from the passport. When the passenger leaves the immigration counter, the case is reported on his computer terminal with full details. Now all over the country they have got full details of the passenger with Red Flag flashing on the Passport number entered by the departure immigration officer. They have made their money by doing above. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

SUPERSTAR ENCOUNTERS by Jerry Gracio


noraHindi pa ako pinamumuklan nang unang sumikat si Nora Aunor. Pero aware ako sa rivalry nila ni Vilma Santos. Maka-Nora kasi si Tatay, maka-Vilma naman si Nanay. May mga pagkakataong laman ito ng diskusyon nila sa bahay. Ayaw ni Tatay kay Vilma dahil hindi marunong kumanta, ayaw ni Nanay kay Nora dahil ito ay negra. Pero nagkakasundo sila na parehong magaling umarte ang dalawa. Hindi lang sila magkasundo kung sino ang mas magaling.

Noong bata pa ako, madalas kong marinig si Tatay na kumakanta ng “Love Story”, theme song sa pelikulang Guy and Pip the Movie (Moreno, 1971). Napakarami naming plaka ni Nora dati. Sabi ni Nanay, noong bata pa ako, kahit hindi pa marunong magbasa, kabisado ko ang title ng mga plaka ni Nora. Pero ang “Love Story” na lang ang natatandaan ko nang buo ang lyrics. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

MONIQUE WILSON’S CALL TO FELLOW FILIPINO ARTISTS


Filipina International Stage Actress MONIQUE WILSON

The debate is no longer whether it was child abuse or not. The facts are plain to see. No one with a sense of respect for another human being can dispute that. The discourse now is how we, as Filipinos, as artists involved in the same industry that created Willy and shows like his, could have allowed this to go on for as long as it has.  And what is our individual and collective participation in it? Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

2010’s THIRTEEN BEST PERFORMANCES


1. Fe GingGing Hyde for Arnel Mardoquio’s SHEIKA – As Shie, the mother who went through hell shielding her two sons from the “devil”, Ms Hyde ran a gamut of emotions brilliantly essayed with so much intensity, control, and authenticity. The scene where she painfully washes the blood-stained “tsinelas” will be written down in history as one of the most depressing images of a mother in excruciating pain and hopelessness. . Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

TEN BEST FILIPINO FILMS OF THE DECADE 2000-2010


FE HYDE in a scene from "SHEIKA"

I got stunned when a recent text message by a good friend says, “what’s the 10 Best Films of The Decade for you?”

For one, I havent made a list yet. Tapos na pala ang unang dekada matapos ang bagong milenyo. Im not really a learned film critic, but Id like to believe I have a discerning taste when it comes to movies.I actually have maintained a consistent personal barometer what constitutes a good film – and it should always draw to my own personal taste. It has to have moved me when I watched it. It has to have amazed me with its passion. It has to be about the truth and how it has to have a new version of it. It has to be something close to my heart. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa