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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnOct 11th, 2018

FULL LIST: Winners, 2018 Cinema One Originals Festival

MANILA, Philippines - The 2018 Cinema One Originals festival has come to a close, and the results of this year’s triumphant entries are in. (READ: FULL LIST: Cinema One Originals Festival 2018 entries ) The film festival, now on its 14th year, ended on Sunday, October 21 at the I Am Original Awards Night ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

FULL LIST: Cinema One Originals Festival 2018 entries

    MANILA, Philippines – The Cinema One Originals festival will run from October 12-21. Now on its 14th year, the festival is a celebration of all things “flawsome.” True to its tagline, “I Am Original,” each entry hopes to spark discussion on what it truly means to be human – flawed but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

‘Fisting’ changes title to ‘Never Tear Us Apart’

MANILA, Philippines – The title of Whammy Alcazaren’s entry to Cinema One Originals proved to be too provocative for some – and it has now been changed from the original Fisting to Never Tear Us Apart. The new title announcement was made on the film’s Facebook page on October 2, saying ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

FULL LIST: Winners at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Paki, a movie about a woman who wants to leave her husband, won the Best Picture at the Cinema One Originals awarding ceremony on Sunday, November 19, held at the Dolphy Theatre in ABS-CBN. (READ: 5 things to know about Cinema One Originals 2017 ) The Jury Prize, meanwhile, was given to Historiographika Errata.   Dan Villegas, who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Hospitalized Ai-Ai delas Alas alludes to ‘fake friends’ in show biz

Actress Ai-Ai delas Alas' recent hospitalization gave way to a realization, one that she shared to her fans on social media on Wednesday, Nov. 28. In her post, Delas Alas shared a quote on fake friends, which says: "Fake friends are like shadows. They follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark." The quote strongly resonated with Delas Alas, as she cited her own experience dealing with fake friends, such as after starring in the hit comedy film "Ang Tanging Ina" back in 2003. "After tanging ina (thank you Star Cinema ) pag na hospitalize ako noon, kasi madalas ako hikain kasi hindi pa ko organic food, grabe punong puno ang room ko ng flowers and fruits para sumakabilang buh...Keep on reading: Hospitalized Ai-Ai delas Alas alludes to ‘fake friends’ in show biz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

October sees smaller hot money net outflow

FOREIGN PORTFOLIO investments continued to leave the Philippines in October, although the net outflow that month was far less than a year ago and in September, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Friday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

LOOK: Dreamscape Digital’s ‘Glorious’ holds star-studded screening

Dreamscape Digital launched their film "Glorious" starring Tony Labrusca and Angel Aquino with a star-studded screening on Thursday at Santolan Town Plaza in San Juan City. Many celebrities were spotted alongside the film's lead stars and Director Concepcion Macatuno. Aquino's "Ang Probinsyano" co-star Coco Martin was in attendance to support the actress. Agot Isidro, who also worked with Aquino in "Ang Probinsyano," was spotted in the event. Another celebrity who attended the screening was Joem Bascon, Labrusca's co-star in his Cinema One Originals debut "Double Twisting Double Back." Nikki Valdez also showed her support for Aquino, whom she worked with in...Keep on reading: LOOK: Dreamscape Digital’s ‘Glorious’ holds star-studded screening.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Australian missionary Sister Fox will leave the Philippines – for now

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) ordered the embattled Sister Patricia Fox to leave the country by Saturday, November 3. Fox’s lawyers at the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said on Wednesday, October 31, that the Australian missionary will not defy the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue after shooting, protesters cry foul

PITTSBURGH, USA – Donald Trump visited Tuesday, October 30, the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were gunned down at the weekend in an anti-Semitic attack, as more than 1,500 protesters gathered nearby to make it clear the US president was unwelcome. Carrying signs that read "President Hate, Leave Our State!" and "Trump, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Did you miss him? After 3 years, Heneral Luna returns on Netflix starting October 31

The critically acclaimed “Heneral Luna” film of celebrated director Jerrold Tarog will be available on popular streaming service Netflix starting October 31, 2018. Independent production company TBA studios made this announcement on its Facebook page. The historical epic is the company’s first mark in Philippine cinema. It was also shared by the official social media […] The post Did you miss him? After 3 years, Heneral Luna returns on Netflix starting October 31 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

President suspends parliament as Sri Lanka crisis worsens

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament Saturday, October 27, to forestall a challenge against his surprise ouster of the prime minister, deepening a sudden swell of political turmoil in the island nation. Police cancelled all leave as tensions heightened in Colombo a day after the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Cebu’s Eva Patalinjug vies for the Miss Grand International title tonight

Will a Cebuana beauty queen be the first Miss Grand International winner from the Philippines? After more than two weeks in the competition, the Miss Grand International 2018 coronation night will take place tonight, October 25, at The One Entertainment Park in Yangon, Myanmar to be hosted by actor Xian Lim. Eva Patalinjug on her Facebook account updated her supporters and fans. "PHILIPPINES, this is it! I have done my best and will continue to do so until the end. I will leave the rest up to Him. I am very happy that I get to live one of my life's greatest goal. Today, I am ready to accept my faith," she said. Around 80 women across the globe are competing for the title....Keep on reading: Cebu’s Eva Patalinjug vies for the Miss Grand International title tonight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

SM gets creepy

WHAT better way to spend All Hallows’ Eve than watching horror films? SM Cinema is bringing the time-honored tradition of watching scary movies in October with its first-ever horror film festival, aptly called “Sine-Sindak,” screening in all its cinemas nationwide from Oct. 24 to 30......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Dismissed vice mayor’s plea denied

The Sandiganbayan yesterday denied the motion of former Valladolid, Negros Occidental vice mayor Tomel Yogore to contest the evidence of the graft charge that led to his dismissal. In a resolution dated 17 October, the Seventh Division of the Sandigan court said Yogore’s motion for leave to file a demurrer to evidence lacked merit after […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

‘Hospicio’s’ creepy shoot

I allowed some of the darkness to come to me," said actress Ana Abad Santos of how she tackled her character in the horror-thriller, "Hospicio." Bobi Bonifacio's film, an entry in the recently concluded Cinema One Originals festival, tackles the story of a mysterious drug rehab and wellness center that promises change to anyone who enters it. Ana explained her character, Imang Lara: "I run the hospicio. Weird things happen there. My character is like the soul of that place. That's how I attacked the role." She confessed there were times when "it felt creepy to stay in the place where we shot the film. We were given rooms in the building. Like me, (lead actress) Loisa Andalio...Keep on reading: ‘Hospicio’s’ creepy shoot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Bulls Carter Jr. undergoing NBA big man s trial by fire

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CHICAGO – Every August, the NBA holds its rookie transition program to give its newly minted pros an idea of what life in the league is going to be like, from handling their money and dealing with reporters to fending off assorted unsavory outside forces. And then, every October, the young guys begin their real rookie transition. Consider Wendell Carter Jr. of the Chicago Bulls. In a span of five days, he will have gone through a gauntlet of imposing NBA big men that would have some 10-year veterans flinching and wondering if their tendinitis needed a night off. Carter’s on-the-job rigors began Thursday (Friday, PHL time), when he became only the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night and was met in his matchup at center with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. It continued Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Chicago’s home opener against Detroit, with Carter banging at various times against both Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Now the 19-year-old will travel to Dallas, where he’ll get his first test against the Mavericks’ salty DeAndre Jordan. And just for the record, in the Bulls’ final preseason game, he had to cope with Denver’s crafty Nikola Jokic. For someone so young, against such a slate of established or eventual All-Stars, Carter’s early lessons have been difficult. There really is no other way. “I’m sure it’s just chaos and confusion right now for him,” Griffin said after leading the Pistons with 33 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-116 victory at United Center. “He doesn’t look that way, but that’s just how you feel – no matter what – when you’re a rookie. The game is moving so fast.” Carter, the No. 7 pick from Duke in this year's Draft, fell victim to foul trouble early and the Bulls’ need to play catch-up late, which had coach Fred Hoiberg sticking with Jabari Parker at the end. Carter logged less than 18 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks. Drummond had foul issues of his own, exiting with his sixth after just 23:33. Still, Drummond and Griffin won the frontcourt battle with 43 points and 25 boards to Carter and Bobby Portis’ combined 14 and 16. It wasn’t the sort of Windy City debut Carter would have scripted. This was, after all, kind of a big deal – he’s the player Chicago landed after an entire 2017-18 season spent gaming the NBA’s Draft lottery system. The Bulls consciously tried to dive deep, won a little too counterproductively in December and January and wound up waiting until after the first six picks were gone. That tortuous process led everyone to Saturday, when 21,289 in the stands got their first official look at the alleged silver lining from last season’s dark cloud. Carter wasn’t happy with either his or his team’s performance afterward, pulling his clothes from the hangers in his locker as he dressed and bemoaning the Bulls’ lack of defensive communication (they’ve given up 245 points in two games). Not to worry, though, Griffin said. “He’s so talented, he’s going to be fine,” the Pistons star said. “It’s just a matter of time for him. I watched him play probably more than any other player in college last year – I really like his game. I’ve known of him since he was in high school. He would be the least of my concerns if I was over there in the front office or on the coaching staff.” Hoiberg and his staff have approached Carter’s trial by fire by starting him in response to the challenges he handled in summer league and in the preseason. He arrived with a maturity, poise and defensive bent some players never achieve – a young Al Horford was a frequent comp – and isn’t about to blow that image, no matter how many lumps he takes. “I appreciate the fact I’m able to play against these very talented bigs early on in my career,” Carter said. “Learn what I’ve got to work on. I’ve got to get stronger, that’s the first thing I recognized. … Just being up against the best, I love the competition. I love going against the best players.” Truth be told, Hoiberg said he talked with Carter on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about handling the frustrations he’ll surely encounter. He’s a little cranky about the officiating, for example, picking up at least three fouls in all six preseason and regular-season appearances while playing fewer than 23 minutes every time. He’s does the “verticality” thing as if from a textbook and still hears a whistle. “At this point, I just feel like it’s rookie calls. I don’t care what nobody’s saying, that’s how I really feel,” Carter said. “I still have respect for the game, though. I have respect for the referees. If they call it, it’s a foul. I’ve just got to do better, learn from it.” Then there was the chatter from Embiid in Philadelphia, a 19-point Sixers romp. “He was telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” Carter said. “‘C’mon rookie, you’ve got to do’ something ‘better.’ Carter didn’t chatter back, he said. “Not yet. I’m gonna get there at some point though.” Drummond didn’t pile on, thanks perhaps only to the referees. "If I played more, I think it woulda been more of a schooling,” the Detroit center said. “This is a helluva three games for him.” Drummond, 25, remembers what it was like six years ago, when he was the one absorbing the lessons. His rookie year got dinged 22 games due to a stress fracture in his back, an injury that compounded the basketball education. “I learned my lessons the hard way,” Drummond told NBA.com. “Physically. I started out being hurt. I had to just play and figure it out game by game. Watched films. Learned the guys that I played against. And figured it out.” Drummond wound up averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He had nine double-doubles and earned all-rookie status. But he’s glad to be wiser now in the NBA’s ways, given how few the shortcuts were. “It was more of a sponge season for me,” he said. “Learning the NBA. I mean, I was a young kid. Just tried to have fun with it. It was the game I loved and I was playing it at the highest level, so I just tried to enjoy every moment and take it in.” That’s Carter today, way at the front end of his career. He’s got a notebook, he said, that he scribbles in bullet points, tips and lessons from each game after he’s left the arena, his mind clear. Portis said he’ll share more with Carter as the season goes on – there hasn’t been much time and the Bulls haven’t really hit the road yet – but most of this stuff will be hands-on. “It’s as important a thing as you’re going to face in this league,” Hoiberg said. “When you’ve got a 19-year-old kid out there, it’s human nature I think when you’re playing against an opponent like Wendell has gone against, to hang your head a little bit.” The coach added: “It’s something every player goes through in this league. It’s understanding who you’re playing against. We’re showing him a lot of personnel, film on who he’s going to be going up against.” Until the day, and it will come, when young guys are studying film of Carter, going through gauntlets of their own. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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 NewsOct 21st, 2018

Movie reviews: All 9 films in the 2018 Cinema One Originals Festival

Here's what movie reviewer Oggs Cruz thinks of this year's entries to the yearly film festival.  (Ed's note: The writer was part of the selection committee and was creative consultant for Paglisan and Double Twisting Double Back.) A Short History of a Few Bad Things review: Flipped noir Keith Deligero’s A Short History ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

The action-packed pilot episode of LeBron s Lakers

By Favian Pua "Let me shut up." At the 9:25 mark of the first quarter between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, TNT analyst Chris Webber found himself caught in mid-sentence. Webber was passionately defending JaVale McGee’s legitimacy as an NBA player when LeBron James intercepted a pass intended for Al-Farouq Aminu and saw a wide-open runway. Understanding the historical gravity of what was about to take place, Webber immediately uttered those four words and gave color commentator Marv Albert the floor as James accelerated towards the basket. “James off the steal... James with the stuff!” LeBron James THROWS IT DOWN for the @Lakers! 👑🔥 🏀: #LakeShow x #RipCity 📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/l4VrJPpAzR — NBA (@NBA) October 19, 2018 Delirium. And with that sequence, so began the circus. It only seemed fitting that Webber called the game in Moda Center for James’ regular season debut with the Lakers. Nearly 15 years ago, he was also a spectator, or rather a witness, when James made his ballyhooed NBA debut against Webber’s Sacramento Kings. That spectacle was the first paragraph of James’ ever-growing narrative. As @KingJames embarks on a new journey with the @Lakers, #TBT to his NBA debut in 2003! 🔥 Lakers vs. Trail Blazers // 10:30pm ET on TNT! 📺 pic.twitter.com/sQfXbV95ST — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 18, 2018 As a historian of the game, James fully understands the implications of his move to Los Angeles. Win, and he will see himself elevated among the greatest to ever wear purple and gold. Lose, and no blockbuster Hollywood film can compensate for his shortcomings, leaving the door open for critics to question yet again whether his championship resume was padded by an inferior Eastern Conference. To reach his goal of playing for another ring, he will need to rely on his youthful teammates and trust the front office to shoulder the massive burden and expectations. “Anytime you fall, stay down. Your brother (is) gonna come pick you up,” James told his teammates in a brief huddle during a deadball situation. That mindset is what a team in flux needs. Having each other’s back is high on the priority list because building trust is as important as racking up wins. "Anytime y'all fall, stay down. Your brother'll come pick you up." - @KingJames pic.twitter.com/E46MXQwDk4 — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 19, 2018 The opening night loss to the Blazers serves as a heavy dose of reality check for the Lakers. They are not yet close to unseating the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have emerging talent, but they do not boast of a Big Three, such as what James was flanked with during his previous stops with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Brandon Ingram is the team’s de facto second option, but he is not yet in the same stratosphere as Dwyane Wade or Kyrie Irving. Kyle Kuzma is tantalizing, but asking him to fill the shoes of Chris Bosh or Kevin Love this season is a Herculean task. James arrived in Los Angeles as the elder statesman, but he might discover the fountain of youth with his new comrades. Since he came into the league, none of James’ teams finished higher than 12th in terms of pace over the course of a season. These Lakers, with an average age of 24.7, are much younger than any of the squads James has been on. They can play with unbridled energy that can reinvigorate James, and make him feel like a 16-year-old rather than someone playing in his 16th season as a pro. The 82-game grind will serve as test of endurance for the Baby Lakers. The beauty of the regular season is that this squad will undergo several iterations as they search for their most optimal rotations. One thing is for sure: the three-man unit of Lonzo Ball, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley should not be on the court at the same time again under any circumstance. What exactly do you root for when you root for the Lakers? Is it the legacies and winning tradition established by the legends who came before? Is it the current roster and this collection of misfit toys? Is it the idealized #FutureLaker, the one who could alter the trajectory of this franchise and deliver it to greater heights? Or is it the simple fact that they employ the greatest player of this generation? One thing is certain: throughout the course of the season, LeBron and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will be putting their own spin on, perhaps even reclaiming Joakim Noah's “Hollywood as Hell” utterance. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

FDA chief ambush, Binay vs Binay, Facebook | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: The convoy of Food and Drug Administration Director General Nela Charade Puno is ambushed in Lupi town in Camarines Sur Thursday, October 18. Senator Nancy Binay takes a leave of absence from the United Nationalist Alliance or UNA, following the ongoing feud between siblings Junjun and Abby Binay over the Makati mayoralty race. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for US

    HANOI, Vietnam --- Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States.   Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as "Mother Mushroom," was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government. The conviction of the popular blogger, who wrote about human rights and industrial pollution, drew criticism from some Western governments and international human rights groups.   Friends of the 39-year-old blogger said she was on her way to the U.S. with her mother and two young children.   "After numerous efforts, the family o...Keep on reading: Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for US.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018