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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

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

3 PH films in Dhaka

  Three Filipino movies will be shown at the 16th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh from Jan. 12 to 20. Ralston Jover's "Bomba" and Joseph Israel Laban's "Baconaua" are part of the Asian Film Competition, while Sonny Calvento's "Nabubulok" is included in the Cinema of the World section. Calvento remarked: "I'm honored that, after Busan, 'Nabubulok' has been invited to Dhaka." He feels "sincerely happy that international film fests in Asia consider our film something worth sharing to their audiences." "I hope that this inspires aspiring filmmakers to create and put their work out there," Calvento asserted. Laban said: "I'm grateful to be part of Dhaka...Keep on reading: 3 PH films in Dhaka.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

After Siargao, Paul Soriano plans new films for 2018

MANILA, Philippines – After winning awards for Siargao  during the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), director Paul Soriano said his company Ten17P will be busy with more projects in 2018. In press conference on Thursday, January 4, Paul gave some details of the movies he and the company will be doing. "One is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

LIST: MMFF Best Director Paul Soriano’s 10 most recommended movies

MANILA, Philippines — When not shooting a film, Paul Soriano spends his time watching movies with his son and his wife, actress Toni Gonzaga......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Siargao , Ang Larawan win big in 2017 MMFF

ROMANCE movie “Siargao” and musical film “Ang Larawan” won big during the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal held at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City, on Wednesday, December 27. “Siargao,” directed by Paul Soriano, bagged the most major awards — Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Second Best Picture, Best… link: 'Siargao', 'Ang Larawan' win big in 2017 MMFF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Siargao , Ang Larawan win big in 2017 MMFF

ROMANCE movie “Siargao” and musical film “Ang Larawan” win big during the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal held at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City, on Wednesday, December 27. “Siargao,” directed by Paul Soriano, bagged the most major awards — Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Second Best Picture, Best… link: 'Siargao', 'Ang Larawan' win big in 2017 MMFF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Lessons Toni Gonzaga picked up from ‘Siargao’

Actress and TV host Toni Gonzaga talked about the lessons she picked up after seeing the new paradise flick "Siargao". Gonzaga posted anInstagram photoon Monday which featured her husband, the movie's director Paul Soriano, reading a script against a backdrop of a glistening blue sea. She wrote in the caption that while watching themovie, she learned to be still, be patient and allow the story to grow on her. Eventually, she felt like she was no longer in the cinema, as if she was transported to the island itself, following intently the story of the characters. "It's simple, direct, raw and real," Gonzaga said. "No big gestures, just pure and heartfelt scenes that speak s...Keep on reading: Lessons Toni Gonzaga picked up from ‘Siargao’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Surf’s up for Jasmine

Jasmine Curtis-Smith had often heard of Siargao and its splendors from sister Anne Curtis, brother-in-law Erwan Heussaff and boyfriend Jeff Ortega. But when she finally arrived on the island in Mindanao last summer for the shoot of Paul Soriano's "Siargao," she still got awed by its fabled beauty. "Jeff had been going to Siargao even before there were direct flights to it," she related. "He'd constantly tell me how beautiful it was. How kind and accommodating the people were." She plays an islander in the romantic drama, an entry in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. "The script didn't explain that my character was the daughter of a foreigner, but I noticed that there were...Keep on reading: Surf’s up for Jasmine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Direk Paul: Focus on the film, not the Erich rumor

It will be director Paul Soriano's first time to join the Metro Manila Film Festival, with his latest movie, "Siargao." Quite understandably, he's a tad thrilled about participating in the annual parade of stars. Three weeks before the big event, he was thinking of possible concepts for the film's float. "Perhaps we can build a giant surfboard, complete with waves," he mused. The film fest neophyte is no first-timer when it comes to controversies, though. During the event's launch last month, he was besieged by reporters inquiring about rumors of romance with lead star Erich Gonzales. "It's unfortunate," he told the Inquirer. "There's no truth to that. It's just one of those...Keep on reading: Direk Paul: Focus on the film, not the Erich rumor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Paul Soriano: Siargao Mon Amour!

Mention Siargao and what comes to mind? Sun, sea and surf…and much, much more!.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Brandon Vera gives update on Alliance Training Center Philippines

When MMA star and ONE Championship heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera relocated to the Philippines, one of his goals was to put up a branch of his Alliance Training Center in Manila.  Now, it looks like fans and aspiring Filipino fighters won't need to wait any longer.  Amid a busy schedule, 'The Truth' provided an update as to when Alliance Training Center Philippines will open its doors, and how it might look like.    Alliance Training Center Philippines 🇵🇭 Jan-Feb opening 😊💪🏾👍🏾 Katipunan Ave. QC Heto na..!!!!! #AllianceTrainingCenterPH #AllianceGymPH #Verafied #OneChampionship #World #Champion A post shared by Brandon Vera (@brandonthetruthvera) on Nov 19, 2017 at 8:21pm PST Vera says that the gym will be located in Katipunan, and is expected to open in early 2018.  Pretty exciting stuff, considering that the Alliance Training Center has produced a handful of top-tier talent in the world of mixed martial arts, such as Vera, world champions Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Angela Hill, and Jessica Penne, as well as top contenders such as Alexander Gustafsson, Cat Zingano, Jeremy Stephens, AJ Matthews, and many more.   With head coach George Castro already training a number of Filipino fighters like ONE Championship's Burn Soriano and URCC's John Adajar and Jiar Castillo, it's safe to say that the seeds of the Alliance Training Center in Manila have already been planted. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Are You Ready to See Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales’ Surfing Skills?

Director Paul Soriano's romantic dramaSiargaonow has a premiere date. Buckle up because it's already showing next month. Inquirer.net reported the second batch of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries this year. This includesSiargao, which stars Erich Gonzales, Jericho Rosales, and Jasmine Curtis. The film was shot in the island of Siargao for six weeks. According to Paul, the shoot schedule also prompted Jericho to drop out of his lead role inAll of You(also an MMFF 2017 entry). "We shot this in April. We were technically locked in Siargao for a long period, so I wasn't aware that there was a conflict in Jericho's schedule with another project. This film was already done i...Keep on reading: Are You Ready to See Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales’ Surfing Skills?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Toni Gonzaga, Paul Soriano not affected by Erich Gonzales issue

MANILA, Philippines — Misunderstandings, according to married celebrity couple director Paul Soriano and actress Toni Gonzaga, are a part of a marriage......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017