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'ChalkTalks: Paul Soriano Gives His Survival Tip For Aspiring Filmmakers

The 'Siargao' director gives us a lowdown on his craft!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 11th, 2018

Claudia Cardinale talks about being ‘stupid’ for turning down Marlon Brando

  LOS ANGELES---When you interview a screen goddess like Claudia Cardinale, who starred in some of the most memorable films, from Fellini's "8 " to Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo," you are bound to hear fascinating stories. After all, this was an actress who worked with some of the finest filmmakers and the handsomest actors in the '60s and '70s, including Marlon Brando, Alain Delon, Marcello Mastroianni and Jean-Paul Belmondo. The sultry Tunisia-born actress, often described as a "sex symbol," arrived in our interview wearing sunglasses, which she later took off, an all-black ensemble and lots of jewelry on her hands and wrists. Cardinale, named in 2011 by the Los An...Keep on reading: Claudia Cardinale talks about being ‘stupid’ for turning down Marlon Brando.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Geje Eustaquio on deep kneebar: He can break my leg but he will never break my will

In the fourth round of Friday night's ONE Flyweight World Championship main event at ONE: Hero's Ascent at the Mall of Asia Arena, Filipino star Geje Eustaquio found himself trapped on one of the deepest and most awkward kneebars we've ever seen.  It was a kneebar that was applied from back mount.  Adriano Moraes kept Eustaquio in the kneebar for an uncomfortable amount of time, but all throughout the submission attempt, the Filipino repeatedly flashed a thumbs up to signal that he was okay.  Once Moraes abandoned the hold, Eustaquio sprung back to his feet but was visibly limping as the fourth round expired.  Eustaquio ended up finishing the fight, but it was clear that his bounce was gone in the final round, and the kneebar, quite possibly, became the difference-maker as Moraes wound up earning a unanimous decision win to reclaim the ONE Flyweight World Championship.  Post-fight, Eustaquio spoke about the submission attempt survival that had everyone talking.  "Well, that kneebar, I’ll have to admit, it’s a deep kneebar," he told the media. "I’m waiting for Adriano to take off my knee and let him bring it, but I won’t tap. I decided to finish the race and finish the fight. If it takes five rounds, then I will do it." Later on, Eustaquio further explained on why he was able to survive the painful-looking hold. "I have to be honest, meron din [akong naramdaman na pain], pero yung pressure na ginagawa niya is, he gives pressure then he lets go, he gives pressure then he lets go." The former champion made it clear that no matter what happened, he was not going to tap out.  "On my mind, by that time, he can break my leg but he will never break my will," Eustaquio said.  Eustaquio's unreal show of flexibility and heart not only baffled fans, but Moraes as well. The Brazilian grappler could not believe that he was unable to force the submission.  "Oh man, did you see that? Man, I love that position. I call that position the 'Mikinho Kneebar from the Back.' Man, in training, everytime I get that position, everybody taps, and Geje didn't tap. I didn't believe it when he didn't tap." "He didn't tap, he's a true warrior, man. Congratulations to him, man."  The submission hold, according to mixed martial arts purists and experts, is known as the Suloev Stretch Kneebar, named after late Armenian mixed martial artist Amar Suloev, who used that move to defeat Paul Cahoon back in 2002. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

It happened one night

FILIPINOS love love stories, So it comes as no surprise that this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival had three romantic entries: Mary, Marry Me by Paul Soriano, One Great Love by Eric Quizon, and the focus of this review, The Girl in the Orange Dress by Jay Abello......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Toni Gonzaga says Paul Soriano ‘very secure as a husband,’ not jealous of Sam Milby

    TV host-actress Toni Gonzaga said that her husband, film and TV commercial director Paul Soriano, never became jealous of actor Sam Milby, to whom she had been romantically linked in the early 2000s. "He's (Paul) at a stage in his life right now where he is already very secure as a person and as a husband," said Toni, remembering their conversation about the Hollywood movie, "A Star is Born." "Paul said he got so involved in the film because he felt the connection between lead actors Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. He said he wouldn't judge the two actors if they actually slept together in real life. They had to really get into their characters," Toni shared w...Keep on reading: Toni Gonzaga says Paul Soriano ‘very secure as a husband,’ not jealous of Sam Milby.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

The first Sinematahum: An Ilonggo youth film festival

By: Pamela Mendoza & Sherie Nuarin ILOILO City –A feast of local cinema featuring young aspiring filmmakers all over Iloilo was launched on Nov. 17, 2018 at the City Time Square here. The first Sinematahum: An Ilonggo Youth Film Festival showcased a variety of films coming from high school, senior high school, and college students from […] The post The first Sinematahum: An Ilonggo youth film festival appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Fil-Am Hernando Plannels named New Zealand U-17 Women s Basketball coach

Basketball New Zealand announced that they have hired Fil-Am Hernando Planells as the head coach of the Women's U-17 National Basketball squad. Planells, an associate head coach and recuiting coordinator for the Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team, was a consultant for the UE Red Warriors program a few years ago.  His mother, Carmen, is a Filipina from Cagayan de Oro, while his father, Hernando, Sr., is from Spain. "We are extremely fortunate to attract these high-quality coaches to New Zealand for our junior national team program. Not only will we tap into the knowledge of these well credentialed, well-connected and experienced coaches, but more importantly they will also be fantastic mentors for a group of aspiring coaches who have been eager for more development opportunities," says High Performance director Leonard King.   "We are going to be strategic in our approach, and target some up-and-coming Kiwi coaches and place them beside Aaron and Hernando. The plan is to have those assistants taking that knowledge into their own head-coach roles down the track." Planells has an extensive resume in basketball, and has coached in the sport for two decades. He has handled players in both the women's and men's scene, including Elizabeth Williams, Lexie Brown, and Chelsea Gray of the WNBA, and Avery Bradley of the L.A. Clippers. Hailing from Los Angeles, Planells has also dabbed with work in Hollywood, serving as choreographer in some of the big sports movies of the past decades. Unforgettable scenes which involved basketball in movies such as The Longest Yard, Spider-Man 3, Semi Pro, and Coach Carter's were overseen by Plannels himself. "I’d like to thank Basketball New Zealand, Leonard King, Coach Guy Molloy and Coach Paul Henare, for giving me this amazing opportunity. And many thanks to Duke and my head coach Joanne P McCallie and staff for supporting me in this exciting venture," shared Planells......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

UST holds Sampung Sulyap film workshop

THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) recently conducted a film workshop for the participating production teams of Sampung Sulyap 2019 and other aspiring filmmakers from the Thomasian community at the UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center. Becarios de Santo Tomas, an organization of UST scholars, co-organized the workshop with the Thomasian Film Society, the university’s premiere film organization. The scholars’ group […] The post UST holds Sampung Sulyap film workshop appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Bea Alonzo transcends ‘First Love’s’ ambiguities

  We've never seen Vancouver captured so vividly on film in a glistening montage of settings that eloquently immortalizes its stunning visual beauty, from the sun-kissed sprawl of the touristy Canadian outdoors to the quaint allure of its homey indoors.   Paul Soriano's "First Love" utilizes all that postcard-pretty perfection to frame its lead characters' smoldering emotional turmoil---a "flameless smoke" that can only be gleaned from Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo's anguish-beneath-the-simper portrayals.   The film plays out the way many rom-coms begin: Brooding venture capitalist Nick Gutierrez (Aga) meets quirky bookstore clerk Allison Castillo (Bea) jus...Keep on reading: Bea Alonzo transcends ‘First Love’s’ ambiguities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Destined ‘First Love’

"First Love" follows the destined encounter of two "opposites."   A pair of strangers accidentally meets and shares something special: Nick (Aga Muhlach) is a composed and calculated businessman, while Ali (Bea Alonzo) is an optimistic photographer who believes in destiny and carpe diem, or seizing the day.   Catch Paul Soriano's latest film in SM Cinema branches nationwide. Moviegoers may book tickets through SMcinema.com.  ...Keep on reading: Destined ‘First Love’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

COMELEC expects peaceful COC filing in CAR

COMELEC Baguio City Election Officer Atty. John Paul Martin (r) receives certificates of candidacy from aspiring candidates during the first day of COC filing at the Baguio City COMELEC Office. (RM.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Direk Paul makes time for Toni and Seve

Filmmaker Paul Soriano has a simple secret in maintaining a harmonious relationship with his equally busy wife, singer-actress Toni Gonzaga. “We just make time for each other. It’s just about making time,” he told the Inquirer in an exclusive interview. Juggling family and career, while raising a 2-year-old kid, can be tricky, he admitted. For… link: Direk Paul makes time for Toni and Seve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

11 years later, Tamara Jenkins returns with ‘Private Life’

NEW YORK (AP) --- Tamara Jenkins has had time to consider why there have been such long stretches between her movies. Her latest, "Private Life",starring Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a New York couple struggling with infertility treatments, comes 11 years after her last one, the Oscar-nominated "The Savages". For Jenkins' fans, such prolonged absences (it was nine years following her 1998 debut, "The Slums of Beverly Hills") are a disappointment. For others, it's a prime example of how the movie industry doesn't value its female filmmakers like its male ones. For Jenkins, it's more complicated. "When you're in it, you're like: Is it me or is it them? What makes that proble...Keep on reading: 11 years later, Tamara Jenkins returns with ‘Private Life’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Strategic execution in a VUCA world

By: Prof Enrique M Soriano ATHENS, GREECE – If businesses around the world strive for future prosperity and survival in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, how did ASEAN market leaders like Singapore Telecommunications (Market Value at $47B almost five times the size of SM Investments) and Thailand’s CP Group (US$45B sales with […] The post Strategic execution in a VUCA world appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

LOOK: Toni Gonzaga marks 3rd wedding anniversary to Paul Soriano with throwback picture

It seems uncanny if not admirable that someone like Toni Gonzaga--who has lived under the spotlight long enough--would choose to mark her wedding anniversary absent of all the pomp and noise that c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Rondina, Gervacio banner Pinays in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

The Philippines will be pinning its hopes on four women's pairs including that of high-flying University of Sto. Tomas standout Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio in the main draw of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open set to open later this week at the Sands SM By The Bay.  Leading the charge for the host team is Rondina, a three-time UAAP beach volleyball champion and a member of the national squad that saw action in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Singapore with Bernadeth Pons. Other Filipinas competing are sand court veterans Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, two-time BVR national champions Karen Quilario and Lot Catubag, and wildcard entries DM Demontaño and Jackie Estoquia. A slew of talented international players vying for tournament points are arriving Thursday.        Paraguay's Michelle Amarilla, who with Gabriela Filippo battled with the legendary United States pair of April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings in the first knock-out round of the 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships, will banner the 16-pair women's cast.       The highest rated team in the field, Amarilla will have Erika Bobadilla as her partner in the competition which the Philippines is making its hosting debut. The Paraguayans hope to bounce back in Manila after the duo failed to make it to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Malaysia Open semifinals in Langkawi last Sunday.      Ayumi Kusano, who played for Japan that won the Spike for Peace beach volleyball crown in 2015 at the Philsports Arena with Akiko Hasegawa, will return for another run at glory, this time with her partner Takemi Nishibori.      The young Netherlands pair of Katja Stam and Julia Wouters, who lost to Russia’s Ksenia Dabizha and Daria Mastikova in the women’s gold medal match of the Malaysia Open last Sunday, will also be worth-watching in the $10,000, one-star tournament.      Another player to watch out in the Manila Open is Lindsey Fuller, the 2014 US NVL Most Improved Player who will be paired with Kaley Melville for United States.      In the men's division, Austria’s Simon Fruhbauer and Jorg Wutzl, who earned their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal at the Malaysia Open last Sunday at the expense Russia’s Petr Bakhnar and Taras Myskiv, will be the tandem to watch out.      The Austrian pair has been playing together since 2016.      Silver medalists Bakhnar and Myskiv will also be here in Manila along with Germany's Paul Becker and Eric Stadie, who lost to Thailand's I. Nuttanon and P. Sedtawat in the bronze medal match in Langkawi Open last weekend.      The highest-rated team in the men's division is Sweden's Martin Apprelgen and Simon Boman, who placed ninth in Langkawi.         Among those early arrivals is Israel, which split its four tune-up sets with Filipinos James Pecaña and KR Guzman, and Ranran Abdilla and Edwin Tolentino Monday night.  Israel is among the 16 teams vying for four men's slots in the main draw.             BVR national champions Jade Becaldo and Calvin Sarte and Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto complete the men's cast.      The competition will commence with the men's division qualifiers on Thursday and before moving into the main draw for women and men on Friday. The round of 12 and the quarterfinals are scheduled on Saturday with the semifinals and finals on Sunday. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

ABL: Paul Zamar hit a dagger right through the hearts of Filipinos

BANGKOK, THAILAND – As if the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League Finals needed even more of it, Ray Parks Jr. and Paul Zamar have even more evidence to prove just how equally matched Alab Pilipinas and Mono Vampire are. In Game 4 on Saturday, Zamar swished a floater over the outstretched arms of Parks Jr. to put out the fire in Alab’s comeback and push Mono to an 88-83 win. This, coming from two days earlier when Parks Jr. hit a fadeaway jumper over the outstretched arms of Zamar to keep Mono at bay and claim for Alab a 99-93 win. Filipino head coach Jimmy Alapag could only marvel at the parallelism of those shots. “Down the stretch, Zamar hit a big one-legged shot similar to Ray’s the other night. That was a big shot,” he told reporters. For Zamar, his clutch shot wasn’t answer to Parks Jr.’s clutch shot. “I didn’t look at it as redemption. I looked at is as survival because our season was on the line,” he said. Indeed, the Thais needed to win Game 4 to level the best-of-five championship series at 2-2 and schedule a winner-take-all Game 5. Good thing then that their Filipino import came through with, in his own eyes, one of the biggest shots of his career. “Coach was stressing before the game that it’s not gonna be easy so we have to find other ways to win. We pushed especially in the end when we needed it the most the most,” he said. In the end, staying true to how he has long known to be, Zamar remained modest and deflected all credit to his teammates. “That clutch shot, it’s team effort that gave me the opportunity. We were trading blows with them (Alab) and I made it,” he said. He then continued, “I’m thankful and relieved I made it.” Zamar and Mono Vampire hope for the same result when they travel to the Philippines for Game 5 on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna. That final showdown of the season tips off at 8:00 PM and will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Toni Gonzaga shares values she and Paul slowly try to instill in Baby Seve

    In this digital age and modernism, raising kids are more challenging than it was before. But celebrity couple Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano are determined to keep Baby Seve's foundations whole by instilling in him values even at an early age. "Of course 'yung obedience niya sa parents niya, humility also I told Paul I want Seve to grow up na humble siya and 'yun siguro God-fearing 'yung respect niya to people and humility," Toni said at the press launch of their newest endorsement as a family, Red Ribbon. "I want to see how much I can exercise his imagination and open his mind to create. I actually can't wait to learn from him and learn from his perspective,...Keep on reading: Toni Gonzaga shares values she and Paul slowly try to instill in Baby Seve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Who Won in Alex Gonzaga’s Spicy Noodle Challenge Video?

Alex Gonzaga is the latest celebrity to get on the Spicy Noodle Challenge train. She also asked her mom, uncle, and brother-in-law Paul Soriano to do it with her. Not only was it funny, all of them also gave a range of emotions just like Anne Curtis. Before starting, you could see who was excited and not about eating the noodles. Alex also labeled their emotions for us. After one bite, mommy Pinty was already on the verge of giving up while Paul and Alex were taking the heat like champs. Paul eventually came out victorious as he finished his bowl. But Alex's uncle Jojo was as red as a tomato. Mommy Pinty thought that Alex and Paul cheated by eating ...Keep on reading: Who Won in Alex Gonzaga’s Spicy Noodle Challenge Video?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

LOOK: Paul Soriano, Toni and Alex Gonzaga brainstorm for new film

MANILA, Philippines – After his successful Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry Siargao , Paul Soriano is on to his next project – and by the looks of it, it’s going to be a family affair. The MMFF Best Director awardee is working on a new film with none other than ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

All Hale the MMFF winners

Members of the rock band Hale finally received their trophy for best theme song, which they won at last month's Metro Manila Film Festival, during the thanksgiving party thrown by Solar Entertainment recently. Hale bagged the award for the song "Alon," which is part of the soundtrack of Paul Soriano's surf movie, "Siargao." Solar is the distributor of "Siargao." "Alon" was composed by the band's guitarist, Roll Martinez. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Champ Lui Pio told the Inquirer that it was their first time to score an award in a movie event. "It feels good," Champ remarked. "The movie did wonders for our song. It created awareness about it." Violinist Chino David, for...Keep on reading: All Hale the MMFF winners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018