The most alarming news to settle right into my navel last week was on drugs. Allegedly , some enterprising Filipino fostered alliance with the Mexican drug cartel and expand their business in the country! Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
Not-so-funny-dugyot-looking EatBulaga cohost JOSE MANALO takes his turn for attention. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
Instead of feeling weary when the news on another inside-the-mall robbery struck last night, there was a slight unsolicited amusement that rose from the pit of my guts. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
Origin8Media Corp. and SM Cinemas present
a Special Advance Screening of
While it is just fine to let an American Idol runner-up sing Lupang Hinirang in a face-smashing-bone-crunching bout of two idiots on an elevated canvass ; it is rather discomforting to note that Manny Pacquiao took the initiative to invite Jessica Sanchez. Let’s face it … she is a U.S. citizen and to let her sing the Philippines‘ national anthem is ludicrous. It is beyond reason not to confront the whiskers of the champion pugilist of the south for such decision. He should have known better and invited JOEY AYALA instead to do the honors and re-educate this country as to how to nurture love for our bayang magiliw. On the other hand, Joey Ayala’s viral tutorial on the proper way to sing it is on its way to the classics. We should indeed consider shredding our thoughts on every word, line, phrase, melody and octave whenever we sing Lupang Hinirang.
Enrique Gil epitomizes the new mestizo look. His fairness is well kept with his disarming charm especially when he slices the air with his million-worth smile. The Cebuano gentleness in him further leave an engaging calmness that whenever he is on screen there is this ticklish sensation that makes you giggle a bit. He truly is the hot guy on the block and when he taught us all how to doughie, there wasn’t turning back ENRIQUE GIL effortlessly slew the boredom of the local showbiz beat! He has already made a name for himself in several photoplays and lately rumors have it that it was he who the crowd lined up for and not a Dingdong Dantes or a Bea Alonzo in StarCinema’s SHE’S THE ONE. He is the gold that everybody wants to mine now but definitely the credits go to ABS-CBN network that nurtured him right for the game. He is soon to star in his own big dome affair which will further showcase his stupefying dance moves among other exciting treats!
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.)