METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL NEW WAVE PLAYDATES/VENUES : DECEMBER 18-24, 2013/GLORIETTA & SM MEGAMALL CINEMAS
Of course the most rational if not logical action a network can do for its public is to suspend a broadcaster who has instantly gained international notoriety for blundering the on site reports of CNN’s Anderson Cooper , saying that it was wrong and bordering through the line of lies. She was promptly relieved from her on air duties in the guise of a leave. But insiders say that management is utterly disgusted with KORINA SANCHEZ and that they are now considering an option to relieve her for good. This is not the first demeanor logged on the erstwhile (as gossip mongers tag her) wife of the DILG secretary/former senator Roxas. She has in the past been noted to have beat the lights out of her kasambahay ; screamed at Filipinos in Rome , among others. Pinch-hitter Jazmin Romero, announced this morning that ‘Ate Kuring‘ is now in Capiz distributing relief goods to typhoon victims and “will give sunshine to them”. But some are skeptical that she is truly in Capiz until they see pictures of her there hauling sacks of rice from a van or building makeshift homes for the unfortunate Capizeños. There are rumors that Miss Korina Sanchez has left the country and is sipping cocktail now as we post in some Caribbean resort. Will she bounce back soon and make a public apology to Anderson? That we have to see.
- Korina Sanchez : a Slipper Where Her Mouth Is! (aliwanavenue.com)
Racism needs no explanation. Once you are branded as one, you are doomed. In a twitter comment, a certain Canadian named JAX COTE bravely remarked that the recent super typhoon YOLANDA that hit Central Philippines Friday was a divine plan to eradicate Philippinos [FILIPINOS] from the planet! She is now being pummeled online and may she survive the consequences just like Devina!
She has deleted her Twitter account.
A Fil-Am, MARISSA DELGADO (Epifania Boyle in real life) joined the movies in the mid-60s and to this day continues to lend her talent and enduring beauty to the small and big screen. She has appeared in almost a hundred flicks and is best remembered as the very first Filipino actress to pose for Playboy Magazine. She has won two awards: Best Supporting Actress for LUMUHA PATI MGA ANGHEL , TILL DEATH DO US PART .
Actor LANCE RAYMUNDO is a RARA AVIS… a Rare Bird in our midst. You best describe him when you don’t since nobody really knows what is brewing deeper into his creative mind. The poignance he drizzles upon each and every performance profoundly personify the now countless filmic characters he ephemerally lend lives to. But Lance also has this rhythmic energy that he has properly put into place. Been into it for a while now, he merely put that into hold for acting projects but when he won Most Outstanding Performance Artist at the GawadMusika 2013, he simply couldn’t resist the burning urge to yield and revive his WolfSound. He gladly obliges to share how WolfSound saw the light : Wolfsound is a collection of 12 electropop songs which I wrote during my one week stay in Papua New Guinea! I had a concert there with Gretchen Espina. During our free days… Something about the environment (mostly jungles.. trees… animals… I had a blast nature tripping) triggered the inspirations for WOLFsound. Wolf is the acronym for Wonders Of Living in Freedom. In my case… Freedom to fully express myself as a songwriter because I’m releasing the songs independently…. So I’m not following any orders from A&R [Artist&Repertoire] people from record companies. I hope this inspires other artists to set their Art free for the public to enjoy! Best Dance is all about wanting to be the most memorable thing to ever happen to any girl I go out with. “Dance” is just symbolic. It could mean anything. Hence my ending line: “it doesn’t matter if I am her first or last dance… All that really matters is I AM her Best Dance”. If I get favorable response from this demo… I will definitely make a music video… And you bet it’s gonna be sexy as hell!!! I’m already visualizing how the girls would look like in the video! I have 11 more wolfsongs … So this is a trial and error experiment and I’m ready to digest any input from my audience… The Friends Of WolF!
As a former pop FM dj, I would float into every playlist a WolfSong for its dynamic thrust and because it’s a fresh take on ElectroPop by a Filipino! A legend in the making? Most likely. Lance Raymundo is one name to remember now… not just as an actor but as a musician of substance as well!
FACINE XX/BENTE (The 20th Annual Filipino American Cine Festival) CALL FOR ENTRIES, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2013. Open to all filmmakers of Filipino parentage; entries no longer than 120 min (short or full length), of any genre, subject or style, no limit to number of entries submitted. No registration fee. Non-Filipino media artists can submit entries as long as subject is Filipino. All entries need to be with English subtitles, if in language other than English. Please submit/mail all entries in DVD format to: MAURO TUMBOCON, 537 Jones Street, PMB 2643, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA. (The festival, co-presented by FACINE and Bindlestiff Studio, runs December 9-14, 2013 at the Bindlestiff Theater, San Francisco, CA.)
In the midst of the flurry and blurry Miss World pageant aftermath, MEGAN YOUNG, the first Filipina to win the Miss World crown was asked about her ‘love life’ and she was quick to reply that she was single. Yes, indeed she has never been married but when pressed if she had a boyfriend , ‘NO’ was her answer. But then, hasn’t she been dating GMA7 actor/host MIKAEL DAEZ since 2011? Well, there probably is a provision that a Miss World should be ‘single’ within her reign. They have been very strict about this after an unfortunate event in 1974 when HELEN MORGAN, already a mother won the crown and was dethroned. Mikael admitted in an interview that he did drop by in Bali before proceeding to Singapore before the coronation night. He also said that they were close but did not reveal whether such closeness was on a serious and committal clause. Funny, but when somebody is suddenly shot to fame we all scramble around for some sidelight details which are actually inane! Hay, mga Pinoy talaga!
- Separated@Birth : MEGAN YOUNG & JANINE GUTIERREZ (aliwanavenue.com)
She has easily eclipsed GLORIA ARROYO as the ultimate icon of hate of most Filipinos. That is tough luck since this race is quite soft on ‘bad guys’ … especially ‘bad gurls’. But she sure has hit a spot where it really hurts. She orchestrated a systematic and almost methodical way to suck funds right off the noses of the taxpaying public. She allowed herself a meager percentage out of the pork barrel funds of corrupt legislators and partied all night long until some cohorts sang out of tune. It is now not important where she came from but rather where she should be : the SLAMMER! And as we fan out flies from a rotten deal, we are all URGED to march to LUNETA [and nationwide as well] on AUGUST 26 to exhibit our grand indignation with what these jokers did to our money! To join visit the FB PAGE for updates : MILLION PEOPLE MARCH TO LUNETA AUGUST 26: SA ARAW NG MGA BAYANI. PROTESTA ng BAYAN!!!
- Solon on Janet Lim-Napoles: ‘I think I’ve seen her before in Malacañang’ (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Govât execs, lawmakers urged to disclose transactions with Janet Lim-Napoles (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- 9th whistle-blower vs Napoles surfaces (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Where is Napoles now? (opinion.inquirer.net)
He is one tough cookie to bite, ERWAN HEUSSAFF is a celebrity in his own terms. Naturally, every girl and sissy envies Anne Curtis for having him as boyfriend but men also wish to be on his shoes if only for being one hot dude about town! Erwan is by himself a successful yuppie now that he is Esquire Philippines‘ food and drinks editor and a food blogger[The Fat Kid Inside]. A great cook although he never had any formal culinary education, he sure can whip up a dish to Anne’s delight anytime of day. If he cuts a fine profile and personality that’s his being French–Filipino manifesting in all angles. Showbiz is his playground [being Solenn’s brother] and perhaps one of these crazy days we’ll all wake up to a new leading man in the block!