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‘The Revenger Squad’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Joyce Bernal; stars Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach, Loisa Andalio, Ejay Falcon. Comedian Vice Ganda has set "exceptionally high expectations of himself" while making this fantasy-adventure film, according to director Joyce Bernal. She says the comedian "wants to do a lot of things in the movie," referring specifically to action stunts and special effects required in making it. Bernal also has good words for young star Daniel Padilla and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, whom she said was "surpri...Keep on reading: ‘The Revenger Squad’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 19th, 2017

More lessons from 2017 MMFF

Our recent analysis of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries' individual grosses has prompted some film buffs to weigh in with their own takes on the subject. In general, they were vastly impressed that Vice Ganda's starrer, "The Revenger Squad," trounced the rest of the pack by such a wide margin. What was his secret, they asked? It isn't rocket science: The yearender, Yuletide fest is for children, and Vice's fantasticating screen romps are right up their viewing alley. It may not be a big secret, but Vice's frontrunner feat is still a remarkable achievement---that also says a lot about how "accepting" local viewers have become when it comes to gays in entertainme...Keep on reading: More lessons from 2017 MMFF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie "Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad" now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad” now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.. Source link link: ‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Vice, ginawang bisyo ng MMFF audience!

WOW, congrats kay Vice Ganda, since ginawa na yatang bisyo (vice in English) ng mga manonood na panoorin ang entry niya tuwing Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Yes, yearly. Hayan at balitang ang MMFF entry niya last year, Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad emerged again the film event’s top grosser. Last….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Joyce Bernal has no plans of retiring

She has given this generation some of its most compelling films, but director Joyce Bernal just does not see the time she will ever quit. She sees herself working in the industry until she is old. At this time of year, the holidays are not a reason for her to slow down. She is busy promoting her entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival, the comedy riot movie, "Gandarrapido:The Revenger Squad," top-billed by Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Select members of the entertainment press were able to get up-close and personal with the director at the recently concluded digital conference for the movie. She shared her thoughts on retiring. "Ido...Keep on reading: Joyce Bernal has no plans of retiring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Coco at Vice Ganda, ’di kayang magbigayan

MARAMI ang nagsasabi na sa darating na Metro Manila Film Festival, it will be a fight between Ang Panday versus The Revenger Squad sa takilya. Parehong may bagong sangkap o rekado ang dalawang pelikula which will open on Christmas Day. There was a time na nagbibigayan ang mga producer at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

5 fun facts about the movie Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad

MANILA, Philippines – Vice Ganda is back in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and this time, he's teaming up with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Teen King Daniel Padilla in Star Cinema's  Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad . (READ:  Vice Ganda is making his superhero dreams a reality ) Directed by Joyce Bernal, the movie revolves around Emy (Vice), who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Vice Ganda declares P1B as box-office take

STAR Cinema’s MMFF entry this Christmas, “Gandarrappido: The Revenger Squad” boasts of three firsts that fans are looking forward to. For the first time, Vice Ganda is playing a superhero with Daniel Padilla (who’s also playing superhero for the first time) while former Miss Universe Pia Wurztbach debuts on the… Source link link: Vice Ganda declares P1B as box-office take.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 ALL TRAILERS – Manila Video

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on Friday announced the complete list of entries for its 2017 competition. Comedian Vice Ganda returns to the festival through “Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad,” under Star Cinema and Viva Films. The “It’s Showtime” host will be starring with actor Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Meanwhile, Vic… link: Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 ALL TRAILERS – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Romeo sizzles with 48 points as Smart All-Stars escape Luzon selection

Terrence Romeo put on a show in the second stop of the PBA’s mid-season break, powering a depleted Smart All-Stars squad past the Luzon selection on Friday night. Source link link: Romeo sizzles with 48 points as Smart All-Stars escape Luzon selection.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News28 min. ago

Romeo sizzles with 48 points as Smart All-Stars escape Luzon selection

Terrence Romeo put on a show in the second stop of the PBA's mid-season break, powering a depleted Smart All-Stars squad past the Luzon selection on Friday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 48 min. ago

Cariño, Navy dominate Le Tour de Filipinas, eye SEAG slots

After their show of force, newly minted Le Tour de Filipinas team champion Philippine Navy Standard Insurance, led by individual titlist El Joshua Cariño, expressed willingness to lend their services to the national squad in the coming Asian Games and next year’s Southeast Asian Games on home soil......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 2 min. ago

Local squad bags 14 golds; Chicano, Kilgroe rule triathlon

CEBU CITY--On a day that the home team made a spirited charge, national team members John Chicano and Kim Kilgroe ruled the triathlon competition of the Philippine National Games on Wednesday. The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

UAAP: Kailangan ibalik ang character ng Lady Eagles -- Almadro

Bringing back the confidence, intensity and heart that brought success to the Lady Eagles in the past are the first order of business for new Ateneo de Manila University women’s volleyball head coach Oliver Almadro.    Formally named as replacement for Tai Bundit on Thursday, Almadro is expected to buckle down to business in the first week of June. Almadro puts his focus in bringing back the same fire that fueled the Lady Eagles in their UAAP Season 76 and 77 title conquests. After their back-to-back reign behind ace hitter Alyssa Valdez, prized setter Jia Morado and top libero Denden Lazaro, the Lady Eagles seemed to have lost the magic that made them the most popular collegiate team in this generation and ultimately fell short of making it into Season 80 Finals after six straight championship appearances.       “Unang-una siguro kailangang ibalik ko muna ang confidence nila kasi coming from sa pinaka-last game nila, kahit kami talo rin kami ng Finals, yung confidence bababa yun eh,” said Almadro, who steered the Blue Eagles to three-straight titles from Season 77 to 79 before relinquishing the crown to archrival National University. “Pero yun ang una, ibalik ang confidence.” The Lady Eagles finished third in Season 80 and were booted out by Far Eastern University in the Final Four.  “(Kailangan) ibalik ang intensity, ibalik yung playing with heart, yun muna. Yun ang kailangang ibalik muna, yung character nila as Lady Eagles,” Almadro said. “Hindi naman sinasabi ko na pangit ang end nila (sa Season 80). They still ended up in a podium finish but siyempre alam mo naman na ang Ateneo binabantayan ng marami and they are expecting a lot from them.” “Sabi ko let’s put back muna yung confidence, let’s put back muna yung chemistry, yung trust with each other and saka natin tingnan kung anong character ang kailangan i-build ng team,” added Almadro, who was replaced by longtime assistant coach Timmy Sto. Tomas in the men’s team.   Bringing a DLSU twist in Lady Eagles’ new system Almadro has been coaching volleyball for two decades and calling the shots for a women’s team is not new to the passionate and vocal mentor. For 10 years, Almadro worked as a deputy for De La Salle University Lady Spikers head coach Ramil De Jesus.  After his stint with the Taft-based squad, Almadro became the chief tactician of the Ateneo men’s team before transferring to NU. He returned to the Katipunan-based squad half a decade ago, bringing with him a dangerous scorer and all-around player in Marck Espejo. Now working on a different challenge of handling the Lady Eagles, who took the spotlight before the start of Season 80 with their ‘internal issues’ that went public, Almadro will be adopting a different approach. A deviation from the ‘happy, happy and heartstrong mantra’ used by Bundit. A no-nonsense coach like his former mentor, Almadro is leaning on using the formula that brought success to Ateneo’s bitter rival – his own twist to the system of the reigning three-peat champion Lady Spikers.   “Ire-recall ko na lang ulit kung ano yung nangyari sa La Salle, noong humawak pa ako ng women’s,” said Almadro. De Jesus has been known to instill strict discipline and Spartan-like training to the Lady Spikers. Almadro will be doing the same with the Lady Eagles.  “Pero sabi ko nga ang Ateneo Lady Eagles mababait naman ang mga yan. They are good followers. They are great athletes. Ang great athlete mate-test kung gaano sila kabilis maga-adjust,” he continued. Almadro will try to work on the power and speed of the Lady Eagles, who will have the core of Season 80 Best Setter Deanna Wong, Kat Tolentino, Ponggay Gaston and seniors Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon, who are yet to commit to playing their swan songs. “Sa women’s sana madala ko yung bilis at yung power ng men’s. Yun sana ang maidagdag ko sa kanila,” he said. “Pero iba pa rin ang women’s eh. More on defense, more on variation pero ang importante volleyball naman yan eh. Ang importante lang maka-cope up with the system.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Mindanao side turns back Gilas in PBA All-Star first leg

Mindanao All-Stars pulled away in the fourth quarter and blasted the Smart PBA squad, 144-130, in the first leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Wednesday at Davao del Sur Complex. From just a three-point.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Alyssa Valdez invites future champions to join Milo sports camps this summer

    Alyssa Valdez's volleyball journey all started with a risk, a leap of faith. As a scrawny kid from San Juan, Batangas, Valdez was initially prohibited by her father to try out sports, as an act of protecting his only daughter. But her mother, a teacher by profession, knew the kind of life lessons Alyssa can learn through sports.  It took some convincing, but Alyssa was eventually given the green light to pursue what she loved.  Now, she's one of the most iconic and beloved volleyball players in the country as a star from Ateneo de Manila and the Creamline Cool Smashers. With the help of her relentless drive, Alyssa Valdez became a testament to sports' power to transform lives. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS When she was younger, Alyssa says she was already active in different kinds of sports. But the young Phenom was held back by her shy nature.  "Isa sa mga nadevelop ko talaga, through playing volleyball is self-confidence," she bared. "I can imagine myself when I was a kid na, wala hindi talaga ako makakausap ng tao. I'm too shy to always interact with other people. So the challenge of pursuing her love for sports awakened something in Alyssa. "There was this turning point na, wala eh, it challenges me. If I don't push myself, paano pa 'yung ibang challenges?" Valdez reflected. Taking up volleyball gave her a sense of self-confidence and self-fulfillment that stemmed from the series of small victories she had garnered throughout her early playing days. By small victories, she meant gradually getting better, and slowly learning the value of hard work. But Alyssa wasn't always the superstar she is today. In her younger years, she says wasn't even part of her team's starting six.  "Noong bata ako, hindi ko talaga natutunan lahat in just a snap. You have to work hard, you have to sacrifice a lot of things," she said. "Per sa lahat ng sinasakripisyo natin, may babalik at babalik din diyan." True enough, with her dedication to help her team, and to continuously improve her play, she eventually got her break. ROUGH START It's hard to imagine Alyssa Valdez as anything short of a phenomenal volleyball player. But like anything great, it took some time for Alyssa to become an athlete of her stature.  As a bench player, she adapted a team-first identity, accepting a role that may not always call for her presence on the court, but was still important to the team's success. Alyssa had to learn to accept the small responsibilities she was entrusted with, like setting up the nets for practice, handing out water bottles for her teammates, as well as cheering from the bench to hype up her squad. Slowly, though, Alyssa was rewarded, not just with wins, but with different life lessons as well.   A LIFETIME'S WORTH OF LESSONS  Looking back now, Alyssa fondly remembers those memories as instrumental in helping her adjust to any situation, on and off the court. She gained confidence from accomplishing all those small tasks, and began trusting herself more.  Beyond accolades and fame, what keeps Alyssa's hunger in sports is its ability to teach lifelong wisdom. As she shares, "It's not about how you perform and be at your best, but, yung after na lessons na nabibigay sakin ng sport. The little things really matter." Alyssa has been carrying all those lessons, even after her success, like the friendships she has garnered through out her career. "In my experience, dahil sa sports, nakilala ko yung mga taong mag-s-stay kahit anong mangyari," Valdez shared. "Alam mo 'yung mga moments na patalo na kayo, 'yung mga moments na hindi mo na alam 'yung gagawin mo... Pero at the end of the day, iiyak at iiyak sila, tatawa at tatawa sila kasama mo."   INSPIRING THE CHAMPIONS OF TOMORROW Now a successful athlete, Alyssa hopes to inspire a new generation of youth to take up sports. Like the kid from San Juan, Batangas, Alyssa believes every child needs to take that risk, that leap of faith, for an opportunity to realize their potential to be someone great, as part of a nation of champions. That's why the Phenom has teamed up with Milo to invite kids of all ages to try any of the 18 different sports clinics the energy drink brand will offer summer, from April 2 to June 3, to get set for a lifetime's worth of lessons and values, on and off the court. "Parehas kami na really wanna pay it forward. Through camps, a lot of camps all over the Philippines," she said. "Ako, yun lang din yung gusto ko as an athlete, gusto ko ma-share 'yung knowledge ko." With Alyssa and her wealth of experience on board, indeed, this summer sounds like the perfect time for children to pursue sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5

BOSTON --- The Celtics expected to see a different LeBron James in Cleveland after the Cavaliers fell into a 2-0 hole to open the Eastern Conference finals. Two games and back-to-back wins later , James has reminded everyone exactly why he's been to seven straight NBA Finals. Boston will be back in the embrace of its raucous fans at TD Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday. But a team that has thrived on youth this postseason suddenly looks disoriented without a go-to player and opposite a more veteran squad that has found a new attitude thanks to the fuel being provided by its biggest star. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said all you can do against James is "make it as hard as you can...Keep on reading: Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Gilas Pilipinas in bind for Asian Games

Gilas head coach Chot Reyes is in a quandary as to how to build a competitive national basketball team for the Asian Games on Aug. 18-Sept. 2 in Indonesia and with the PBA in season, it doesn’t look like pros will be released to beef up the squad unless there is a compromise solution......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

BaliPure guns for lead

Games today: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. – BaliPure vs BanKo-Perlas 6:30 p.m. – Iriga-Navy vs Pocari Sweat-PAF BALIPURE-National University seeks to force a three-way tie in first place as it takes on a skidding BanKo-Perlas squad today in the PVL Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

PNG: Nakano, Pamintuan highlight Tuesday s medal haul

Filipino-Japanese judoka twins made their presence felt while a young swimmer from Laguna continued to assert her dominance at the 9th Philippine National Games (PNG) Tuesday at the Cebu City Sports Complex. Shugen and Kensei Nakano clobbered their respective foes in impressive fashion to boost their preparation for the 18th Asian Games in this prestigious multi-sport tourney organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Representing Pasay City, the 22-year old Shugen crushed Al-Rolan Llamas by way of ippon to capture the gold medal in the men’s -66kg class of this battle that also serves as qualifying tourney for aspiring members of the national team. Minutes later, his twin brother – Kensei – emerged victorious as he downed Czar Augustus Bayas of Taguig City via ippon in the finals of the men’s 73kg class held at the University of San Carlos north campus. Their exploits caught the attention of Philippine Judo Federation (PJF) Dave Carter, who believes that the Nakano brothers have what it takes to regain their slots in the national squad after clinching the bronze medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur last year. “We were impressed because all of their victories from the eliminations up to the finals were via ippon,” said Carter, whose federation clinched a pair of gold medals in the previous biennial meet courtesy of Kiyomi Watanabe in the women’s -63kg and Mariya Takahashi in the women’s -70kg class. “We are closely monitoring the matches because this tournament will give us an idea on who we will recommend for the Asian Games this August.”  Also making their mark in judo were Alvin Mendoza of Zamboanga City, who dominated Sean Levyn Panganiban of Valenzuela City in the men’s -55kg class while national team member Bryan Quillotes of Manila proved that he’s still the best in the men’s -60kg class after outmuscling teammate Adrian Perillo. In the distaff side, Jeanalene Lopez of Pasay City prevailed over Mylene Pinkihan in the -44kg; Jazlen Awitan of Baguio City plucked the gold medal after frustrating Sharia Dean Battala of Quezon City in the -48kg category; national team mainstay Helen Dawa reigned supreme over Honey Lorraine Dabucol of Davao City in the -52kg category; and Rena Furukawa of the national team dominated Jenielou Mosqueda of Davao City in the -57kg class. However, the day still belonged to Nicole Meah Pamintuan of Sta. Rosa City. After taking the first two days of this tourney by storm, the 18-year old student from De La Salle-Zobel reasserted her mastery as she clinched the gold medal in the girls’ 100-meter backstroke to add to her ever-growing medal collection. She registered an impressive one minute and 9.81 seconds while Andrea Punay of Gen. Santos City and Miles Valdez of Iligan City tallied 1:21.70 and 1:23.68 to settle for the silver and bronze medals, respectively. “I hope my performance would help me make it to the Asian Games and the SEA Games next year,” said Pamintuan, a bronze medalist in the previous SEA Games, said. In track and field, national team members Harry Diones, Rhea Joy Sumalpong and Rosie Villarito scored impressive wins to build momentum before competing in the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association  National Open in Ilagan City next month. Diones registered 15.94 meters to clinch the gold medal in the senior men’s triple jump while Sumalpong tallied 40.65 meters to emerge victorious in the senior women’s discuss throw event. Villarito, the grizzled SEA Games campaigner, emerged with 45.98 meters to clinch the mint over Narcisa Atienza in the senior women’s javelin throw. As of 2:30 pm, Tuesday, Cebu City remains on top of the medal tally with seven gold, 11 silver and nine bronze medals while Gen. Santos City is not far behind with six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals at the midway mark of this week-long tourney......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018