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Review: Citizen Jake is every Filipino

MANILA, Philippines — No one would dare say "Citizen Jake" was coward and passive; not with its unflinching observations of the current political climate; no.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 14th, 2018

Review: Citizen Jake is every Filipino

MANILA, Philippines — No one would dare say "Citizen Jake" was coward and passive; not with its unflinching observations of the current political climate; no.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Citizen Jake: Of fathers and sons

By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento Movie Review Citizen Jake Directed by Mike de Leon FILIPINO FILM auteur Mike de Leon’s varied oeuvre spans musical screwball comedy (Kakabakaba Ka Ba, 1980), dark twisted psychodrama (Kisapmata, 1981), the inspiring politicization of once complacent religious during Marcos martial law (Sister Stella L., 1984), and the harrowing indictment of the […] The post Citizen Jake: Of fathers and sons appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

June 12 treat: ‘Halimaw,’ ‘Citizen Jake,’ ‘Respeto’ screenings at Cinema Centenario

It's not too late for people to watch three well-regarded new Filipino films. OnJune 12, a holiday, the 12oth anniversary of Philippine Independence, Lav Diaz's "Ang Panahon ng Halimaw," Mike de Leon's "Citizen Jake," and Treb Monteras' "Respeto" will be screened one after the other:1 p.m.("Halimaw");8:30 p.m.("Citizen Jake"); and11 p.m.("Respeto") at the 65-seater Cinema Centenario,95 Maginhawa St., Quezon City. The ties that bind these unusual films---aside from having been made by maverick directors Diaz, De Leon, and Monteras---are their personal views on the effects of martial rule in the Philippines. "Halimaw" runs for over four hours, but it's a holiday anyway,...Keep on reading: June 12 treat: ‘Halimaw,’ ‘Citizen Jake,’ ‘Respeto’ screenings at Cinema Centenario.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

‘Citizen Jake’ gets an R-13

Here's less stressful news from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), for a change. The MTRCB has given "Citizen Jake," the comeback movie of acclaimed filmmaker Mike de Leon, an R-13 rating, no cuts---meaning teenagers, high-school and college students can watch it. That's good news for the people behind the film, which has earned rave reviews from a number of critics. De Leon later issued this statement, which was posted to the film's official Facebook page: "We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have supported and are still supporting 'Citizen Jake.' We would also like to thank the viewing committee that rated the film...Keep on reading: ‘Citizen Jake’ gets an R-13.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

The anger of Jake Herrera

Film review: Citizen Jake.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Becoming dual citizens — having the best of both worlds

  WASHINGTON, DC -- Romulo A. Alejandro became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1992, following the established legal processes. During the oath-taking, he says there was a brief twinge of sadness as he was renouncing his allegiance to the country where he was born and raised. He was reminded, he recalls, of an oration entitled "I am a Filipino and Proud to be One." However, it did not take long for him to fully realize that "I am an American and I am Proud to be One." "Becoming an American became very real when I voted for the first time as an American," Alejandro adds. "I felt then that I had a voice that counted in an election process that was not rigged. I made a consc...Keep on reading: Becoming dual citizens — having the best of both worlds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Filipina steals sister’s identity for a passport, may lose U.S. citizenship

BANGOR, Maine --- A Filipino woman who stole her sister's identity and faked her own death in order to apply for a passport may lose her U.S. citizenship. The Bangor Daily News reports 43-year-old Emilita Arindela, of Mount Desert Island, was sentenced in federal court inMainelast week to 10 days in jail for making a false statement on her passport application. It's unclear if federal authorities will revoke her citizenship. Prosecutors say Arindela was already married when she married an American man in 2000. She moved to the U.S. in 2002 and later became a naturalized citizen, using her sister's name. Arindela left her second husband and married another man in 2007. Arinde...Keep on reading: Filipina steals sister’s identity for a passport, may lose U.S. citizenship.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Letters to the Editor: Now Hiring: Public Servants

Dear Editor, The 2019 elections may still seem to be far yet for an ordinary Filipino citizen. But for an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

‘Wild and Free’ review: Bedazzled in a bed of roses

Poop, despite being drizzled with perfume and sprinkled with glitters, will still smell and look like poop. Problematic to the core Wild and Free is a film that is problematic to the core. When ex-lovers Ellie (Sanya Lopez) and Jake (Derrick Monasterio) serendipitously meet and start to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Through the years

A clear-eyed chronicler has been telling the Filipino story over the past 12 decades “NEWS is the first rough draft of history.” Written 75 years ago in a book review by Alan Barth, an editorialist at The Washington Post, the quoted line above could not be more meaningful to any of the Philippine newspapers than [...] The post Through the years appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Championship triple-header highlights Pinoy Pride 45 in November

Filipino boxing fans are in for a treat this November as ALA Promotions' Pinoy Pride returns with an exciting championship triple-header on deck for Pinoy Pride 45 in Cebu City.  Headlining the card will be a WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Championship bout between defending champion Jeo "Santino" Santisima of Masbate and Mexican Victor Uriel “Yuca” Lopez. Regared as one of ALA Promotions’ fastest rising stars, the 22-year old Santisima (16-2, 14 KO) is unbeaten since 2014 and is riding a remarkable 14-fight winning streak. Santisima captured his first championship back in June of 2018 with a third-round TKO victory over Likit Chane to claim the WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight title. Looking to make Santisima’s title reign a short one is Mexico City’s Lopez (13-6-1, 6 KO), who’s won six of his last seven contests. The current reigning WBC Latino Super Bantamweight Interim Champion, Lopez is looking to add the WBO Oriental title to his list of accolades. Also on the card, the blonde-haired bomber himself, “Prince” Albert Pagara of Maasin, Southern Leyte will be making his return to the ring to defend his WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Championship against Ghanaian George Krampah. The hard-hitting Pagara (30-1, 21 KO) is working his way back up to the top of the super bantamweight ranks, and is currently on a solid four-fight winning streak. In his last outing, the 24-year old reclaimed the WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight crown with a three-round destruction of Laryea Gabriel Odoi in his hometown of Maasin. Looking to avenge his fellow-Ghanaian is Krampah (14-3, 12 KO), who will be making his Philippine boxing debut. A former Ghanaian Featherweight Champion and WBO Africa Featherweight Championship contender, Krampah will try to bring the WBO Inter-Continental title back home to Accra. In a featured super flyweight contest, ALA Promotions star prospect Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja gets his first shot at a championship when he meets Mexican Victor Hugo “Scarface” Reyes for the vacant WBO World Youth Super Flyweight Championship. One of the most promising young talents on the ALA Promotions roster of boxers, the 23-year old Cataraja (8-0-0, 7 KO) has the potential to be one of the promotion’s most exciting young fighters. A proven knockout artist with seven of his eight wins coming via KO or TKO, the former Palarong Pambansa and amateur standout gets his first shot at a professional championship. Standing in Cataraja’s way is a fellow young stud in Tijuana’s Reyes (9-1-1, 7 KO). Possessing an almost-equally impressive KO ratio as his Filipino counterpart, Reyes has won his last two contests, and is also looking for his first taste of boxing gold. Pinoy Pride 45 will emanate from the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on Saturday, November 24th. Catch the telecast on ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Angara pushes for anti-senior citizen abuse law

October 7, 2018. Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the passage of a bill that aims to put an end to any form of senior citizen abuse by providing stiffer penalties and strengthening institutional support for elderly victims of abuse. “Respect for our elders has been one of the hallmarks of Filipino culture and… Source… link: Angara pushes for anti-senior citizen abuse law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

MetroExpress offers free P2P rides to senior citizens

In line with the Elderly Filipino Week, the MetroExpress Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) Buses announced on Tuesday that it would give free P2P rides to senior citizens. According to the advisory, senior citizens may avail the free rides from Cavite to Makati, and vice-versa, starting Wednesday until Friday. Meanwhile, free rides from Cavite going to Alabang, and vice versa will be available also on Wednesday until Sunday. MetroExpress said elderly passengers can avail of the free rides by presenting their Senior Citizens ID, as properly issued by the Office for Senior Citizen Affairs, or any valid ID showing their birthdate. The free rides will be available during MetroExpress'...Keep on reading: MetroExpress offers free P2P rides to senior citizens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Another Filipino-American victimized by racism in the US

Another racist rant against a US citizen of Filipino descent has gone viral, just months after a previous incident. Facebook user Selina Cairel, confirmed to be of Filipino descent, posted footage of a woman in a vehicle next to hers hurling racist insults. In her post dated September 13, Cairel shared how the argument started […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Manuel L. Quezon gave haven to persecuted Jews

WITH the ongoing visit of President Duterte to Israel highlighting cordial Filipino interaction with the Jews, we dug into our archive to review Postscripts on the Philippines’ having been a haven to the Jews and other persecuted peoples......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Aces’ Compton, Manuel marvel at ‘special player’ Brownlee

It's undeniable that Justin Brownee has that unbridled charisma that endeared him not just to the Barangay Ginebra supporters but also to the general population that watches the PBA. On top of that immense likability is a basketball ability that sometimes leaves watchers in awe and Brownlee once again displayed that artistry on Friday when Ginebra held off Alaska, 109-101, in the PBA Governors' Cup. Brownlee lit up the boards with 45 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists that even his opponents had nothing to say but praise for the import who wants to become a naturalized Filipino citizen. "He really is the Best Import, I can't help but salute him," said Alaska forward Vic Manue...Keep on reading: Aces’ Compton, Manuel marvel at ‘special player’ Brownlee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

US sanctions three people it links to Islamic State

WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an Indonesian, a Filipino and a Malaysian it said were linked to the militant group Islamic State. In a statement on its website, the US Treasury said it had sanctioned Indonesian national Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz, Mohammad Reza Lahaman Kiram, a citizen of the Philippines, and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Past and present

In what gives life to the Filipino saying, Papunta ka pa lang, pabalik na ako (You are still going in, while I’m already coming back), a senior citizen rides past a young man on their respective bicycles. ROMAN PROSPERO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

HOAX: ‘Ninoy Aquino died a Malaysian citizen’

Claim: Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr died a Malaysian citizen on August 21, 1983. He was carrying a Filipino and Malaysian passport on that day. Facebook user Maureen Rose Meija-Villar posted on August 19 that Aquino died a “naturalized Malaysian citizen,” and his second passport under the name ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

RSA says SMC will sponsor Brownlee s bid for naturalization

Justin Brownlee's naturalization might just be a matter of time. On Monday, San Miguel big boss Ramon S. Ang says that SMC will sponsor Brownlee's desire to become a naturalized Filipino citizen. Brownlee, the PBA's reigning Best Import and three-time champion for Ginebra, expressed his wish to apply for naturalization. [Related: Justine Brownlee: I want to be naturalized] Justin plans to make the Philippines his permanent home and he wants to go all in here. And San Miguel Corp. will be looking to make that happen. "I think we will all be very happy if he's going to be a Filipino, di ba?" RSA said Monday during Ginebra's title celebration at the San Miguel headquarters in Ortigas. "We will apply and we will sponsor him to be a Filipino citizen. So he can play for the next 100 years," he added. Winner of three titles in only four conferences, Brownlee has certainly cemented himself as one of the best Ginebra imports ever. RSA certainly thinks so too. "I've seen so many impots come to this country, but I have never seen a guy like Justin Brownlee," Ang said of Ginebra's prolific reinforcement.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018