Wednesday, March 24, 2021

#TeamGoodBoy: Globe Welcomes KIM SEON HO To The Family Via E-fan Meet

IT was a truly kilig Sunday for PH Seonhohadas as they were taken on a reinvented (virtual) date to officially welcome #TeamGoodBoy Kim Seon Ho to the Globe family, on the Kmmunity PH Facebook group last March 21! 


The e-fan meet was filled with references from the K-Drama Start-Up, Filipino games that Seon Ho eagerly played (like the traditional sipa), and fun treats given away to fans. Seon Ho gamely worked on several Filipino phrases like “sana mapanaginipan mo ako” (hope you dream of me) or “ang ganda ganda mo” (you are so beautiful), and made serious effort to guess Filipino translations of English phrases such as his on-screen moniker “Dimple Prince” which in Filipino is “Prinsipe ng Biloy” -- which he did quite well much to the delight of his fans. 


Seonhohadas were also able to ask him questions -- from his favorite vacation spot, his favorite song, to his favorite daily routine. He mentioned that he wanted to go back to Cebu, where he had fond memories from his last visit and that these days, he starts his day having breakfast with his family. If his kindness to indulge fans on their requests (like a five-second staring game, oh my!) weren't enough, luckier were those who were able to join him onscreen for some games and those who were able to join for a virtual group photo. 

“I truly am here because you guys are there. And I am feeling all the support and gratitude. I want to be able to give back all the love that I’ve received from the fans,” Seon Ho shared during the event.
 

The actor’s debut to stardom began when he played the character of Han Ji Pyeong ‘Good Boy’ in
Start-Up -- becoming one of the most loved in the series with his charming smile and light demeanor. 

Prior to Start-Up, Kim Seon Ho has also starred in Welcome to Waikiki 2, Two Cops, 100 Days My Prince and Strongest Deliveryman, which won him the best new actor award at the 36th MBC Drama Awards. 

On being part of Globe’s family, he said, "I am very pleased to be the newest part of Globe's family and I am looking forward to all our projects. While we are having this virtual fan meet now, when this is all over, I hope I can visit you guys." 


Since the early days of the country’s Korean wave, Globe has been supporting K-fans and communities through exciting events and communities such as Kmmunity PH on Facebook. Through creating a community wherein fans can share their love for their favorite K-Pop and K-Drama stars and interact with their kin, Globe further empowers its customers to reinvent and pursue their passion for K-Culture while being updated with the latest news and exclusive events. 
The event was co-presented by Fudgee Barr, Nescafe Cafe Creations & Nescafe Creamy latte, with special thanks to Robinsons Malls, Klean Kanteen and Seoul White Korea. 

“We are pleased to welcome Kim Seon Ho to the Globe family, with the same spirit of reinvention we have established with BLACKPINK. We continue to bring world-class connectivity and exciting digital experiences to our customers as a way to enable them to transform into the best version of themselves while enjoying the things they love from home,” said KD Dizon, Globe’s Head of Consumer Mobile Business. 

Stay tuned for more exclusive K-events and exciting promos from Globe by following its Facebook page and joining the Kmmunity PH Facebook group. To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Shaira Diaz, The Viral Runaway Bride on 'I Can See You: On My Way To You'


FOLLOWING the highly successful airing of the first season last year, GMA Network grants the clamor of viewers and netizens as the one-of-a-kind drama series ‘I Can See You’ returns for a second season with new and exciting stories to watch out for headlined by the Kapuso Station’s brightest stars.



This March 22, witness how a woman's journey to new beginnings teaches her how love works in mysterious ways in the opening salvo of the groundbreaking drama series, 'I Can See You: On My Way To You.’

Set to bring romance and mystery in the first installment of the second season of I Can See You are the lead stars of On My Way To You - versatile Kapuso actor Ruru Madrid and talented actress Shaira Diaz.

RURU MADRID & SHAIRA DIAZ
Ruru, who breathes life into the character of Jerrick Alfonso, reveals feeling challenged for his role in the series, "This is the first time na gumawa ako ng ganitong klaseng role and it was very hard kasi sobrang iksi lang ng time namin dito. Kailangan ko agad ma-build 'yung character ko and 'yung chemistry namin ni Shai and ng iba pang cast. But I am very excited na mapanood ng viewers ito. To be honest, kinilig din ako doon sa 'kawa' scene naming dalawa."

Shaira, who portrays the role of Raki Buena, shares what she ought for the viewers to take away from watching their series, "Gusto kong mapanood dito ng mga tao is 'yung journey ni Raki after niyang maging runaway bride, kung bakit at ano talaga 'yung naging rason ng pagtakbo niya. 'Yung character kasi ni Raki, marami siyang imagination so gusto kong dalhin 'yung audience sa ganoon. 'Yung story ni Raki itself nakatulong siya sa akin so sana ma-feel din ng viewers 'yung naramdaman ng character ko."

RICHARD YAP & RURU MADRID
On My Way To You also features the special participation of Mr. Richard Yap as George Alfonso, Jerrick’s dad who loves to gamble but never gambled his heart again after losing his wife.

Joining the powerhouse cast of this episode are Gil Cuerva as Albert Manansala, Raki’s groom-to-be who is almost too perfect; Malou de Guzman as Manang Baby, caretaker of the mountain lodge where Raki stays; Ashley Rivera as Lani, Raki’s practical and sensible best friend; and Arra San Agustin as Tammy Razon, Jerrick’s poised bride-to-be who fled on their wedding day. 

SHAIRA, RURU & ARRA SAN AGUSTIN
After having a sudden change of heart, Raki (Shaira), a hopeless romantic wedding planner, runs away from her groom-to-be Albert (Gil) while walking down the aisle. When her runaway video goes viral, Raki escapes to a remote mountain lodge to flee from all the bashing. Irony strikes when Raki meets Jerrick (Ruru), a mysterious brooding man who was jilted at the altar by his bride-to-be. As their constant bickering turns into an unexpected romance, will Raki finally get her happily ever after or is her newfound prince charming just another heartache in disguise?

How do you escape from the ghost of your past if the thing that you ran away from comes back to you, only this time, with a mysterious person and in a different scenario?

ARRA, RURU, SHAIRA & DIREK MARK REYES V
This original series, created by the GMA Entertainment Group, is headed by SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Anthony R. Pastorpide, and Executive Producer Darling Pulido-Torres.

Catch the world premiere of ‘I Can See You: On My Way To You’ - under the helm of esteemed director Mark Reyes V - beginning March 22, weeknights, right after 'First Yaya' only on GMA-7.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Vilma Santos and Dingdong Dantes to Lead Star-Studded '4th EDDYS'


BATANGAS 6th District Representative and showbiz’s “Star for All Seasons” Vilma Santos and Aktor Chairman of the Board Dingdong Dantes will lead the star-studded 4th edition of Entertainment Editors’ Choice (The EDDYS).

REP. VILMA SANTOS-RECTO
Founded by The Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd), the awards night will now be streamed on April 4, Easter Sunday, 8 p.m., at the FDCP Channel (fdcpchannel.ph) and other digital platforms.
Santos, Eddys’ first ever Best Actress awardee for the film "Everything About Her" in its inaugural edition in 2017, will present the Best Actress Award while 3rd Eddys Best Actor Dantes (for “Sid & Aya,” 2019) will present this year’s Best Actor.

DINGDONG DANTES
In partnership with Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through its Chairman and CEO Liza Diño-Seguerra, The EDDYS’ fourth edition is under the direction of OPM Icon Ice Seguerra.

LIZA DINO-SEGUERRA & ICE SEGUERRA

Films screened in the past year will vie for the fourteen awards and categories in this year’s edition.

Additionally, as in year’s past, The EDDYS will also recognize remarkable artists and personalities who have unceasingly worked for the betterment of the Philippine movie industry.


Among these honoraries are 2021 Icon awardees Tommy Abuel, Pilar Pilapil, Boots Anson-Rodrigo, Gina Pareño, Dante Rivero, Ronaldo Valdez, Direk Joel Lamangan, Ricky Lee, Gloria Sevilla and Caridad Sanchez.

This year’s edition will also launch the Isah V. Red Award in honor of SPEEd’s founding president Isah V. Red. The first batch of IVR Award recipients are business tycoon Ramon Ang, Senator Bong Revilla, actresses Kim Chiu and Angel Locsin, and lady executives Claire de Leon-Papa and Rhea Anicoche-Tan.

2021 ICON AWARDEES: BOOTS ANSON-RODRIGO, CARIDAD SANCHEZ, PILAR PILAPIL, GINA PARENO & GLORIA SEVILLA


Regular special awards this year will be bestowed to Lolit Solis (Joe Quirino Award); Mario Bautista (Manny Pichel Award); Blacksheep Productions (Rising Producers Circle Award); and The IdeaFirst Company (Producer of the Year Award).

Meanwhile, in the third year of SPEEd and FDCP’s partnership in mounting The EDDYS, Diño noted, “I am honored that The Eddys has allowed us in FDCP to be part of the annual awards night. Our beloved comrades from the press have been present in all of FDCP’s important milestones. Likewise, they have shared the triumphs and challenges we experienced in the hopes of improving our Philippine Cinema industry.”

“On the occasion of its 4th year, the EDDYS continues its commitment to shine a light on the most brilliant spots of our newsworthy industry,” she added.

  2021 ICON AWARDEES: TOMMY ABUEL, RONALDO VALDEZ,  DANTE RIVERO, JOEL LAMANGAN & RICKY LEE
For the fourth time, Juancho Robles, managing partner of Chan Robles & Company, CPAs, will stand as the official auditor of the 4th Eddys.

This year’s major sponsors are Toktok courier service/delivery app and Beautederm Corporation. SPEEd would also like to thank the 2021 Entertainment Editors’ Choice partners: House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, Rep. Alfred Vargas, Rep. Niña Taduran (of ACT-CIS Partylist), Willie Revillame, Raffy Tulfo, Tiger Crackers, Smart Shot Studio, San Miguel Corp., Aficionado of Joel Cruz and Maris Pure Corp.

The EDDYS’ 4th edition will be streamed for free on April 4, 8 p.m., at FDCP Channel, SPEEd Facebook page and other digital platforms.

Monday, March 15, 2021

SYLVIA, COLEEN, BELA, CRISTINE and CHARLIE, Vying for Best Actress at the '4th EDDYS'



CHARLIE DIZON

In the Best Actress category, nominees Charlie Dizon (Fan Girl), Coleen Garcia (Mia), Bela Padilla (On Vodka, Beers and Regrets), Cristine Reyes (UnTrue) and Sylvia Sanchez (Coming Home) will vie for the trophy.

COLEEN GARCIA
Actors who made it to the shortlist are John Arcilla (Suarez: The Healing Priest), Paulo Avelino (Fan Girl), Elijah Canlas (He Who Is Without Sin), Adrian Lindayag (The Boy Foretold By The Stars) and JC Santos (Motel Acacia).

BELA PADILLA

Five films will compete for Best Picture honors: Fan Girl, Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story, He Who Is Without Sin, The Boy Foretold By The Stars and UnTrue.

CRISTINE REYES

Among the directors, Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo (UnTrue), Antoinette Jadaone (Fan Girl), Jason Paul Laxamana (He Who Is Without Sin), Avid Liongoren (Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story) and Irene Emma Villamor (On Vodka, Beers and Regrets) will get top honors in the 4th Eddys.

SYLVIA SANCHEZ

For the Best Supporting Actor category, nominated are Ricky Davao (Sunday Night Fever), Matteo Guidicelli (On Vodka, Beers and Regrets), Edgar Allan Guzman (Coming Home), Zanjoe Marudo (Isa Pang Bahaghari) and Enzo Pineda (He Who Is Without Sin).

(Blacksheep Productions/Globe Studios/Project 8 Corner San Joaquin Projects/Epic Media/Crossword Productions)   


And who will take home the EDDYS trophy among the Best Supporting Actress nominees Via Antonio (Alter Me), Rhen EscaΓ±o (UnTrue) Agot Isidro (Motel Acacia), Sanya Lopez (Isa Pang Bahaghari) and Shaina Magdayao (Tagpuan)?

(Rocketsheep Studio/Spring Films)


Here is the list of nominees for the 4th EDDYS:


BEST SCREENPLAY

Manny Angeles at Paulle Olivenza (Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story)

Dolly Dulu (The Boy Foretold By The Stars)

Antoinette Jadaone (Fan Girl)

Jason Paul Laxamana (He Who Is Without Sin)

Eric Ramos (Isa Pang Bahaghari)

(Centerstage Productions/Sinag Maynila/Solar Pictures)

   

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Neil Daza (Fan Girl)

Rody Lacap (Magikland)

Emmanuel Liwanag (He Who Is Without Sin)

Larry Manda (Motel Acacia)

Boy YΓ±iguez (UnTrue)

(Clever Minds/Dolly Collection/Brainstormers Lab/Creativeminds Film & International Productions)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Jether Amar, Stephanie Atento, Geri Cruz, Kevin Makasiar, Ariel Mantaring, Joshua Panelo & Anne May Sy (Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story)   
                   

Mark Anthony Bersola, Aileen Cornejo-Castillo, Cedie Ebarle, Charmane Espiritu, Arvin Javier, John Kenneth Paclibar, Mark Rico, Leizel Senarita & Phillip Bryan Valenzuela (Block Z)

Richard Francis & Ryan Grimarez (Magikland)

Luminous Films (The Missing)

White Light Post (Motel Acacia)

(The IdeaFirst Company/Viva Films) 

BEST MUSICAL SCORE

Teresa Barrozo (Fan Girl)

Kean Cipriano (On Vodka, Beers and Regrets)

Paulo Protacio (He Who Is Without Sin)

The Boy Foretold By The Stars (Paulo Protacio)

Emerzon Texon (Magikland)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Ferdie Abuel (Fan Girl)

Lars Magbanua (He Who Is Without Sin)

Marxie Maolen Fadul (UnTrue)

Ericson Navarro (Magikland)

Benjamin Padero & Carlo Tabije (Motel Acacia)

BEST SOUND

Albert Michael Idioma & Alex Tomboc (Magikland)

Dennis Cham (UnTrue)

Mikko Quizon, John Michael Perez, Aeriel Mallari & Daryl Libongco (Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story)

Vincent Villa (Fan Girl)

Vincent Villa (Motel Acacia)

BEST EDITING

Mai Calapardo (He Who Is Without Sin)

Manet Dayrit & She Lopez Francia (Magikland)

Marya Ignacio (UnTrue)

Avid Liongoren (Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story)

Benjamin Tolentino (Fan Girl)

BEST ORIGINAL THEME SONG

"Ganyan Ang Pag-ibig Ko"by Lito Camo (Coming Home)

"Smile" by Emerzon Texon (Magikland)

"Tayo’y Maglagalag" by Vincent de Jesus (Motel Acacia)

"Ulan" by Jhaye Cura/Pau Protacio (The Boy Foretold By The Stars)

"Yakapin Mo Ako" by Joven Tan (Suarez: The Healing Priest)



The 4th EDDYS will stream on the SPEEd Facebook page, FDCP Channel and other platforms.

Major sponsors are Beautederm Corporation and toktok with support from San Miguel Corporation, Tiger Crackers, Smart Shot Studio, Aficionado of Joel Cruz, Maris Pure Corp., Mr. Raffy Tulfo, Mr. Willie Revillame, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, Rep. Alfred Vargas, and Rep. Niña Taduran (ACT-CIS Partylist).

Lastly, Mr. Juancho Robles, managing partner of Chan Robles & Company, CPAs, once again takes on the auditing duties that had kept The EDDYS’ integrity intact since the beginning.



Friday, March 12, 2021

FDCP Channel Hosts 'Cine Filipina' on National Women's Month


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, MARCH 12, 2021 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) celebrates National Women’s Month as it holds Cine Filipina this March.


“Cine Filipina: Juana sa Gitna ng Pagbabago” is being held virtually on the FDCP Channel (
fdcpchannel.ph), the FDCP’s exclusive platform that allows audiences to enjoy quality local and international content online.


Feature films, shorts, and talks on women empowerment are available throughout March on the FDCP Channel. 


A total of 10 films can be viewed through video-on-demand (VOD) for only PHP 99, plus there are two Cine Filipina talks, free limited screenings of the opening and closing films, and CineMarya short films and panel discussions also for free viewing.



Cine Filipina kicked off on March 8, International Women’s Day, with the free one-time screening of “Insiang” by Lino Brocka as the opening salvo.


Five titles on the different realities of women amidst change and development were also made available from March 8 to 31:


“Sonata” by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes


“Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok” by Lauren Sevilla Faustino


“White Slavery” by Lino Brocka


“Chasing Fireflies” by Sheron Dayoc


“Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” by Lino Brocka


On March 15, the Official Opening of Cine Filipina will take place. The Opening Ceremonies will be streamed from 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the FDCP’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages to be followed by the one-time free screening of Brocka’s “White Slavery” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the FDCP Channel. 


Five more films on women empowerment and gender issues will be added to the Cine Filipina lineup on March 15 and these will be available until March 31:


“Bagahe” by Zig Dulay


“Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria” by Remton Zuasola


“Lorna” by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo


“Adela” by Adolfo Alix, Jr.


“Miss Bulalacao” by Ara Chawdhury


Short films and replays of panel discussions from the CineMarya Women’s Short Film Festival will be shown for free from March 20 to 21. CineMarya is an initiative of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in partnership with the FDCP, Quezon City Film Development Council, and Philippine Commission on Women.


The two CineMarya film talks from the 2020 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) that will be featured are:


  • “Women in Philippine Cinema” moderated by producer Armi Cacanindin featuring editors Tara Illenberger and Ilsa Malsi, producers Pamela Reyes and Ria Limjap, and director and cinematographer Lee Briones-Meily

  • “Women in Public Service” featuring FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño, DILG Undersecretary Marjorie Jalosjos, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, and Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Chair Rachel Arenas with Issa Litton as moderator

  

From March 27 to 28, two FDCP Film Talks on Cine Filipina will be streamed live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on the FDCP’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages:


  • “Si Juana at ang Lockdown” is on women in the film industry’s vulnerable and marginalized sector and their experiences during the pandemic (March 27, Saturday).

  • “Women Artists in Lockdown” is on art, womanhood, and the lockdown, along with the works that were made as a response to the pandemic and the lockdown (March 28, Sunday).


The Official Closing of Cine Filipina will be held on March 31, with the Closing Ceremonies to be streamed from 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on the FDCP’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages.


This will be followed by the one-time free screening of closing film “Verdict” by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the FDCP Channel. 



Championing women empowerment


The Cine Filipina selection consists of 12 feature films by male and female directors with unique backgrounds, milieu, and treatments representing the multiple realities and challenges that Filipinas have to deal with both in the past and present.


“This National Women’s Month, the Film Development Council of the Philippines pays tribute to all women who exhibit strength and fortitude as they continue to break barriers, stand up for causes, and bring about positive changes in society,” remarked FDCP Chairperson Diño.


“Through Cine Filipina, we hope to further the rights and welfare of women with our online film screenings and events. Our Cine Filipina film selection was curated to represent the story of every Juana — the struggles, the challenges, the triumphs — in light of gender empowerment and equality,” added Diño, who received the Special Award for Woman Empowerment from the Aliw Awards Foundation, Inc. in 2020. 


Brocka’s “Insiang,” “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” and “White Slavery” represent the Filipinas and their struggles from the 1970s to 1980s. In response to Brocka’s masterpieces, “Bagahe,” “Chasing Fireflies,” “Ang Damgo Ni Eleuteria,” and “Verdict” compare and contrast how issues are dealt with and how women are treated and positioned in the new society amid the new millennium. 


“Lorna,” “Adela,” and “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok” offer varying takes on the realities of older women in the country, while “Miss Bulalacao” and “Sonata” show how women’s choices on career, religion, and motherhood affect the narrative. 


To watch the Cine Filipina films, log in at the FDCP Channel (or create an account for free) and click the Events tab. For more information and inquiries, visit https://www.facebook.com/fdcpchannel.ph or https://fdcpchannel.ph.