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First 4 official entries to 45th MMFF, named

MAKATI CITY, July 11 (PIA) -- The first four (4) official entries to the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been named.According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, est.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJul 11th, 2019

First 4 official entries to 45th MMFF, named

MAKATI CITY, July 11 (PIA) -- The first four (4) official entries to the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been named.According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, est.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Kris Aquino, kinompirmang tuloy sa MMFF entry horror movie na K(Ampon)

THREE days ago pagkalapag sa NAIA airport kasama ang mga anak na sina Josh at Bimby ay agad na nag-live sa kanyang Facebook si Kris Aquino para sagutin at bigyang linaw ang mga haka-hakang dahil sa health condition ay papalitan na siya ng ibang actress sa K(Ampon) na isa sa official entries sa Metro Manila ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsAug 1st, 2019

MMDA Urges Film Producers to Submit “Quality, Innovative” Entries for 45th MMFF

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the organizer of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), is urging film producers to submit “quality and innovative” film entries that will make Filipinos proud. In a press briefing held Monday at the MMDA headquarters in Makati, MMDA and concurrent MMFF Chairman Danilo Lim said they are hoping to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

Why it took four years to put Sunday Beauty Queen to can

Of the eight official entries (all indies) in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which kicks off on Christmas Day, Dec......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016

Delayed showing of Aunor movie blessing in disguise

BLESSING in disguise para kay Superstar Nora Aunor na hindi nakapasok sa MMFF last year ang pelikula niyang “Kabisera.” Ngayong taon lang nakapasok ang nasabing pinagbibidahan niyang pelikula bilang isa sa walong official entries ng 2016 Metro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

Former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino dismayed by MMFF 2016 official entries

Former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino dismayed by MMFF 2016 official entries.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Vic at Vice inisnab sa MMFF 2016

NAGPALIWANAG ang komite ng Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2016 kaugnay sa kontrobersyal na hindi pagkakapasok ng tatlong malalaking franchise films sa walong official entries ngayong taon. Ito'y kasunod ng pagkuwestyon mula sa mga netizens hanggang sa .....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

MMFF 2016 official entries revealed

MMFF 2016 official entries revealed.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 18th, 2016

2016 MMFF minus Wenn Deramas

MANILA, Philippines - Without director Wenn Deramas, the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), set to announce the eight official entries out of 60-plus co.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

MMFF to release official film entries for 2016

MMFF to release official film entries for 2016.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

Will Die Beautiful make it to the 2016 MMFF?

So, 27 submitted films are being reviewed by the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Screening Committee, with the Magic 8 official entries to be announce.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

Ai Ai, isasalba ni Coco

THE latest MMFF updates have it na opisyal na ngang disqualified ang entry ni  Kris Aquino na pinamagatang (K)ampon sa ilalim ng Quantum Films. Dahil nabakante ang slot nito’y napunta ito sa next in ranking na may kaparehong genre, ang Sunod na pinagbibidahan naman ni Carmina Villaroel. So far ay apat pa rin out of eight ang mga official ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

Scarlet Snow Belo named new Tourism ambassador

Apart from being an Internet celebrity and products endorser at the young age of four, Scarlet Snow Belo is now an official tourism ambassador. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Replacement for Kris Aquino’s MMFF film announced

The Metro Manila Film Festival has announced that Paul Soriano’s “Sunod” replaced Kris Aquino’s “(K)ampon” as this year’s official entry in the annual film festival. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2019

UAAP 82: One more chance for NU to put the pieces of the puzzle together

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 4-10, seventh YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: John Lloyd Clemente, John Galinato, JV Gallego, Issa Gaye, Enzo Joson, Dave Ildefonso, Shaun Ildefonso, Jonas Tibayan WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: Robert Minerva, Migs Oczon, Chino Mosqueda (returning from injury) GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Matt Aquino, Rev Diputado, Troy Rike, Dave Wilson Yu WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM NU? NU still has each and every one of its recruits from its big-time offseason a year ago when it was named ABS-CBN Sports’ first-ever King of Recruiting. With Ildefonso brothers Shaun and Dave, John Lloyd Clemente, and John Galinato coming in, the Bulldogs were poised to break out and barge back into the playoffs – only, that wasn’t what happened and they only had four wins to show for that big-time offseason. Still, that young core, now battle-hardened, has remained intact and UAAP 82 may very well they year it lives up to the hype. Hey, better late than never and both Dave I. and JLC are bound to keep moving on up all while Shaun I. takes the reins of leadership. Even better, the bench that already includes the likes of John Galinato and Jonas Tibayan has only been bolstered by the entries of Robert Minerva and Migs Oczon, two promising prospects used to winning. WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM NU? Sophomore slumps will be put to the test when both Dave I. and JLC put a heavier burden on their backs at the forefront of the NU offensive. Dave I. was given all the freedom in the world in his first season in Sampaloc, but at the same time, looked like he was being asked to do too much, too quickly. JLC, meanwhile, proved to be inconsistent in his first go-round trying to prove that he was, indeed, college-ready. Those two rising stars are, more likely than not, going to take the next step, but a shinier spotlight may very well be put on Shaun I. who will have to make sure that all of the Bulldogs push forward with the game plan and play to their strengths. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR NU? NU is young as they come with two sophomores in Dave I. and JLC showing the way. Without a doubt, youth will be served for the Bulldogs and who doesn’t love seeing upstarts stand up to traditional powerhouses? And you just know head coach Jamike Jarin will have his boys running all over the court – the only question is if he will still have his voice to keep yelling in Jamike-like fashion. WHERE WOULD NU BE AT THE END OF UAAP SEASON 82? The playoffs is still a ways away for NU, but there is, indeed, light at the end of the tunnel. What matters more for the Bulldogs this season is for Dave I. and JLC to fulfill their potential as leading men and everybody else to do their best to be the two’s strong supporting cast. WHEN IS NU’S FIRST GAME IN UAAP SEASON 82? Ildefonso brothers Dave and Shaun join forces with John Lloyd Clemente to shoot NU to an upset victory versus Adamson on September 7 at Araneta Coliseum Of course, everybody goes All for More and, as always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SEVEN OTHER TEAMS IN UAAP SEASON 82: With its arsenal fully loaded, UE’s ambush good to go in UAAP 82 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2019

Shaky start to No. 1 Naomi Osaka s US Open title defense

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka put her right hand in the shape of a gun and pointed two fingers at her temple, her face grim, while she looked toward her guest box. She'd just dropped the second set, moments after wasting a match point, as her U.S. Open title defense got off to a shaky start Tuesday. Her body language told the story: the eye rolls, the balled up fists covering her face at a changeover, the racket resting atop her head. Stretched to a third. Anna Blinkova takes the second set 7-6(5) off of defending champion Naomi Osaka!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/bb7WEuJZPz — US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 27, 2019 Back in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she beat Serena Williams in last year's chaotic final, the No. 1-seeded Osaka kept digging holes and kept climbing out of them, eventually emerging with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 victory over 84th-ranked Anna Blinkova of Russia in the first round. "I don't think I've ever been this nervous in my life," Osaka told the crowd during her post-match interview. "For me, I just came off really slow and I never really found my rhythm." The 21-year-old from Japan wore a black sleeve over her left knee, which has been an issue recently. But it wasn't so much her movement as her erratic strokes that presented problems for Osaka, who finished with 50 unforced errors, more than double Blinkova's total of 22. "You kind of want to do well after you did well last year," Osaka said, when asked why she felt so many jitters while trailing 3-0 and 4-1 at the outset. "Just definitely," she said, "didn't want to lose in the first round." Osaka avoided that sort of disappointment. Stefanos Tsitsipas, a 21-year-old from Greece who was seeded No. 8, did not. He lost in the first round for the second Slam in a row — and made a lot of noise on his way out, saying during a late dispute with chair umpire Damien Dumusois: "You're all weirdos." After getting broken to trail 4-3 in the last set of his 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 7-5 loss to Andrey Rublev, Tsitsipas was fiddling around with a plastic bag of sweat bands and head wraps at a changeover when Dumusois announced it was time for play to resume. Tsitsipas said he wasn't ready; Dumusois, essentially, told him that was too bad. Tsitsipas told the official, who already had warned him about getting coaching help, to go ahead and call him for a violation; Dumusois obliged, docking a point. "This chair umpire, I don't know, he has something against me. I don't know why," said Tsitsipas, who upset Roger Federer en route to the Australian Open semifinals in January but bowed out of Wimbledon in the first round. Another highly seeded man went out when No. 10 Roberto Bautista Agut, a Wimbledon semifinalist, was defeated by Mikhail Kukushkin 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, while No. 14 John Isner and 2014 champion Marin Cilic each won in straight sets. No. 2 Rafael Nadal and No. 4 Dominic Thiem were in later matches. In other women's results on Day 2, two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza was eliminated by Alison Riske of the U.S. 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, while two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova and No. 13 seed Belinda Bencic both won in two sets. During the professional era, which began in 1968, only two U.S. Open women's champions have lost in the first round the following year: It happened in 2005 to Svetlana Kuznetsova and again in 2017 to Angelique Kerber — who was beaten by none other than Osaka, ranked 45th at the time and yet to get past the third round at a major tournament. Osaka thought back to that match Tuesday. "I could kind of see how stressed out (Kerber) was and that was in my favor," Osaka said. "I don't want to give people that look." This victory, difficult as it was, stretched Osaka's winning streak in hard-court Grand Slam matches to 15, which includes her run to the titles at Flushing Meadows in 2018 and at the Australian Open in January. Those helped her become the first Japanese tennis player to be ranked No. 1, a spot she regained this month. Osaka has spoken rather openly about the struggles she's had dealing with pressure and expectations this season. She said Tuesday that she hoped figuring out how to get past Blinkova — who is now 0-2 at the U.S. Open and 0-4 against top-10 opponents — would boost her moving forward. "It helps me a lot, because I learn from the tougher matches," Osaka said. "It helps me be prepared and try to learn and adjust my game plan.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

Captain CJ Cansino? Better believe it in UAAP 82, UST

University of Sto. Tomas will be heading into the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament with a whole lot of optimism. Aside from big-time recruits, the Growling Tigers are also all set to welcome back with open arms a CJ Cansino who has fully recovered from an ACL tear. "Naglalaro na siya, actually. Almost two or three weeks na nga siya nagpa-practice," head coach Aldin Ayo shared about the recovery of their prized ward. Even better, there could be no fear that Cansino wouldn’t be back to his good old talented self. "(Hindi) lilimitahan yung minuto kasi we made sure na pagbalik niya, full blast na lahat. We made sure na pagbalik niya, he's really ready to play," he said. Last year, his first in the UAAP Srs., the 6-foot-2 swingman did nothing but impress by posting per game counts of 12.8 points in 44 percent shooting, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists before injuring his knee. Prior to that, he also became the first rookie since 2003 to tally a triple-double. Without a doubt, UST's future looked like it hinged on its homegrown talent. And even after the ACL tear, coach Aldin still believes as much - so much so that he has named the sophomore star as team captain. "Siya lang ang sophomore na captain ball. We have a lot of leaders like si Renzo [Subido], si Enrique [Caunan], si Zach Huang who's the co-captain, pero si CJ, buo na yung batang yun e," he said. He then continued, "Although he's a sophomore, yung respeto sa kanya ng team, nandoon na and I have no doubt he can lead us." For his part, the 19-year-old said he is nothing but grateful for the full faith his one-time NCAA and one-time UAAP champion coach has in him. "Una sa lahat, siyempre masaya ako kasi binigyan ako ni coach ng responsibility na maging team captain kahit sophomore pa lang ako, pero at the same time, binigyan niya ako ng confidence dahil sa dami ng players, ako pa yung napili niya," he said. Now he is the official leader of the Growling Tigers, Cansino has but one promise for the faithful over at Espana. "Siyempre, gusto ko ma-lead yung team sa mga panalo at sa championship. Gagawin ko lahat nang makakaya ko every game at every practice para matulungan yung coaching staff pati yung teammates ko para mag-grow kami lahat hanggang maabot namin yung goal namin," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

Lots of questions, few answers as Team USA opens training camp

By John Schuhmann, NBA.com LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Men's Senior National Team tipped off training camp on Monday. This was the start of a six-week process that they hope ends with the gold medal game of the FIBA World Cup in Beijing on Sept. 15. This week includes four days of practice, followed by an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Before we get into the next six weeks, let's review how we got to Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) with a much different pool of players than national team managing director Jerry Colangelo originally anticipated. The originals - Last year, there were 35 players named to the 2018-20 USA roster for a 2018 minicamp, this year's World Cup and next year's Olympics. - Of those 35, only 14 were on the 20-man training camp roster for the World Cup when it was announced on June 10. - Between June 10 and the start of camp on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), nine of those 14 backed out. - The five remaining are Harrison Barnes, Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, Myles Turner and Kemba Walker. The additions - As part of the 20-player training camp announcement on June 10, six players were added to the 14 from the original 35-player list. - Since then, one of those six - Paul Millsap - backed out. - Six more players were added on July 25. - In the 10 days since then, two of those six - Montrezl Harrell and Julius Randle - backed out. - Last week, Bam Adebayo was added to the roster. - Before camp opened, De'Aaron Fox and Joe Harris were (sort of) promoted from the Select Team to the Senior Team. The absences Going back to who's not here: There are 33 players - 30 from the 2018-20 roster and three that signed up and backed out this year - who have decided not to play. That's almost three full rosters of American players, and it doesn't include any guys that were offered a spot, but declined before being named to the roster. J.J. Redick is a player that reportedly declined an invite. They can't all be lumped into one group of guys who just don't want to make the six-week commitment. Some have family business to tend to. But one reason cited by multiple players who have backed out is preparing for next season. And in that regard, the World Cup schedule, along with the travel, is not ideal. The gold medal game is Sept. 15. So players will be returning from China (on a flight of 15 hours or so) on Sept. 16. The start of NBA training camps has been pushed back one week this year, but national team players will have less than two weeks between their return and the opening of camps. Players on the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors will have even less than that, along with a trip back to Asia for early-October exhibition games in Japan or China. Colangelo also cited the fact that the World Cup and Olympics are in back-to-back years (with an NBA season in between), instead of two years apart like they were in the past. And while this year's World Cup is toward the end of the summer, next year's Olympics start July 25, with training camp probably opening not long after The NBA Finals. (If it were the same six-week period from the start of camp to the gold medal game as it is this year, next year's camp would actually open on June 29). 17 players for 12 spots Fox and Harris aren't on the official Senior Team roster, but Colangelo said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) that they have a chance of making the final 12-man roster for the World Cup. So that makes 17 players for 12 spots. By position, they are: PG: De'Aaron Fox, Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker SG: Joe Harris, Donovan Mitchell, Marcus Smart SF: Jaylen Brown, Kyle Kuzma, Khris Middleton, Jayson Tatum PF: Harrison Barnes, P.J. Tucker, Thaddeus Young C: Bam Adebayo, Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee, Myles Turner There's obviously some flexibility in there. Two point guards could play together, Mitchell could play some point guard, and all of the small forwards could play some at the four. Lowry, who had surgery on his left thumb just a few weeks ago, isn't participating in camp this week. He's hoping to be cleared to practice when the team reconvenes in Los Angeles from Aug. 13-16 for three more days of practice and an exhibition game against Spain. But right now, it's not guaranteed that he'll be able to play. With or without him, it's still a very talented group. "Thank goodness we're blessed with the depth of talent we have in this country," Colangelo said. "You find guys that want to play and you go with them." Cutting down the list from 17 to 12 won't be easy. Point guard, where Lowry has the experience (see below) and Walker is the star, may be the only position where there's a clear hierarchy. At each of the other positions, different players bring different skill sets, but it's not clear that Player A is better than Player B, who is better than Player C. The World Cup doesn't require final rosters until the day before the tournament starts (it's earlier for the Olympics), so the final decisions don't have to be made before the team flies from L.A. to Australia for three more exhibition games. "We're flexible," Colangelo said. "If we have a tough decision to make, we'll bring an extra guy or two with us." The experience Of the 17 players in camp, only three have played for the United States in an international competition on the senior level. Plumlee was on the 2014 World Cup team, and both Lowry and Barnes were on the 2016 Olympic team. And neither Plumlee (11th on the '14 team in total minutes) nor Barnes (last on the '16 team in total minutes) played integral roles. The 2010 World Cup team was similarly inexperienced - Chauncey Billups and Tyson Chandler played on the 2007 FIBA Americas team - but had four future MVPs: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook. The talent That 2010 team had seven players who had been selected in the top five in the NBA Draft. Since 1992, there have been 15 U.S. National Teams comprised of NBA players. And those 15 teams have had an average of seven top-five picks on them, with *no fewer than four. * The two teams with only four top-five picks: The 2002 team that finished sixth at the World Championship and the 2016 Olympic team that won gold in Rio. This 17-man group includes only three top-five picks: Brown (No. 3 in 2016), Fox (No. 5 in 2017) and Tatum (No. 3 pick in 2017). And it would be a surprise if Fox makes the final roster. Since 1992, the only one of those 15 U.S. teams that didn't have a No. 1 pick on it was the 2000 Olympic team, which had nine players who were selected second (4), third (1), or fifth (4). This 17-man roster includes just one player who has made an all-NBA team in the last three years. That's Walker, who was a Third Team selection this year. The opportunity With the ball in his hands Walker could be the star of this team. And he sees the roster attrition as an opportunity. "I think a lot of us are happy those guys pulled out," Walker said Monday. "This is our chance, our chance to get on the big stage and showcase our talent. It's a chance for us to do something new. It'll be a new-look team. Everybody's kind of doubting us, but I think we're hungry." When he was asked why he remained committed, Walker's explanation was pretty simple. "I love basketball," he said. "I love to play. What better opportunity can you have than to play for your country? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lot of us." A monstrous sacrifice Lopez has nominated himself as the player that has made the biggest sacrifice to be in Vegas, because if he wasn't, he'd be in the Scottish Highlands with the rest of his family. "I could be looking for Nessy!" Lopez said. John Schuhmann is a senior stats analyst for NBA.com. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

Duterte picks ex-Davao City administrator as budget secretary

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte named Wendel Avisado, a high-ranking Malacañang official and former Davao City administrator, as the new budget secretary. This was confirmed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Monday, August 5, in a message to reporters. Avisado told Rappler that he was advised he would be budget ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

15 Cebuana moms are official candidates for Mrs. Cebu-Philippines 2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Who says pageants are just for single women? Fifteen Cebuana mothers were named as official candidates of Mrs. Cebu-Philippines 2019 during the press presentation and talents night held in a hotel in Cebu City on July 27, Saturday. Mrs. International 2017 Jessica “Jee” Candelasa Erinal, Mrs. Cebu-Philippines president, told CDN Digital […] The post 15 Cebuana moms are official candidates for Mrs. Cebu-Philippines 2019 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019