Wide-ranging partnerships define the new ABS-CBN

Here’s proof that ABS-CBN has been seriously taking itself in its new avowed role as a content supplier to the entertainment industry as well as online media: Since May of last year, the Lopez enterprise has been a major partner of Pinoy Interactive Entertainment, a company that has begun to make its mark on the entertainment scene with its acronym PIE. Billed as the country’s first multiscreen, real-time interactive channel, PIE is a collaborative project of ABS-CBN, BEAM, 917 Ventures and KROMA Entertainment, which boasts of being “tradigital,” meaning engaged in creating traditional and digital outputs. BEAM, KROMA and 917 Ventures are all under Globe Telecom. ABS-CBN’s involvement with PIE is overseen by the towering (as in basketball player-tall) Jamie Lopez, the company’s head of digital business. Ian Monsod, once known as a theater actor and music man, heads BEAM. He is the son of the famous and influential couple Christian Monsod, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, and renowned economist Winnie Monsod. [caption id="attachment_137021" align="aligncenter" width="896"] PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY KROMA ENTERTAINMENT | Kroma Entertainment CEO Ian Monsod (second from left) and Kroma head of Broadcasting Jil Go with ABS-CBN chief of staff Connie Lopez and PIE Channel head Alex Asuncion.[/caption] The PIE company was launched last year to media people and to v/bloggers only through a Zoom conference. To mark its first anniversary this year, the company held a face-to-face conference with the media and v/bloggers at Pandan Asian Restaurant in QC, just some blocks away from the ABS-CBN studios. Interaction with the company’s shows is mainly through digital devices. On its second year, the interactive channel promises a platform where people can increase their chances of winning while having fun by simply clicking on their mobile phones or engaging via the website. Or as its tagline puts it: “Pindot PIEnalo ka dahil kada pindot, PIEnalo ka more!” ABS-CBN stars Stars from ABS-CBN topbill many of PIE’s shows. For instance, Sinong Manok Mo? is headlined by momshie and pop-culture icon Jolina Magdangal, joined by It’s Showtime “Ate Girl” Jackie Gonzaga and comedian Eric Nicolas. [caption id="attachment_137022" align="aligncenter" width="525"] JOLINA Magdangal and Eric Nicolas.[/caption] Sino’ng Manok Mo? airs Saturday and Sunday nights, 7 to 8 p.m. A co-host in the show is Paris-born and -raised Ralph Malibunas, a contestant on ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother, where he revealed that he didn’t mind working as a caregiver and park attendant for some years. The seemingly suddenly famous Jennica Garcia of the ABS-CBN series Dirty Linen cannot be happier that Pie Channel recently also gave her a chance to co-host Ur Da Boss with Melai Cantiveros (Magdangal’s co-host in the morning show Magandang Buhay). [caption id="attachment_137025" align="aligncenter" width="896"] MELAI Cantiveros and Jennica Garcia.[/caption] Garcia said she felt un-ready to be a host as she had not done that kind of job before. Her smart solution: “Iniisip ko na lang na (I just think that) for this show, I’m going to be the Gen Z version of Jean Garcia.” Jean Garcia is her mom, whose showbiz fame began as one of the hosts of the well-loved 80’s and 90’s musical variety youth show on GMA 7, German Moreno’s That’s Entertainment. Even Jennica’s father, then-actor Jigo Garcia, was a That’s Entertainment mainstay. Ur Da Boss airs Monday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dramatic actress Charlie Dizon seems to be not getting major follow-up exposures after she made waves as an obsessed fan in the film The Paulo Avelino Story. So let’s all hope her being made a mainstay in the PIE show Mga Kwento ng Dilim can lead to a series on ABS-CBN, PIE or elsewhere. Angeline Quinto, meanwhile, hosts The Chosen One (TCO): Kakatacute an interactive piliserye with comedian Chad Kinis. The show’s weekly elimination show is hosted by actor Jameson Blake and reality show alum Karina Bautista. [caption id="attachment_137023" align="aligncenter" width="896"] KARINA Bautista and Jameson Blake.[/caption] The channel also has a teen narrative offering, Para Sa All, headlined by Mutya Orquia this month. Another teen show, Pak na Pak! is hosted by Vivoree, Aljon Mendoza, Anji Salvacion, Jeremy G., Igi Boy Flores, Sheena Belarmino and Gello Marquez. Then there’s the daily show Matching-Matching Mini Game, which uses customized PIE cards inspired by the classic Filipino card game ungguy-ungguyan. For late sleepers, PIE offers the adult show SPG: Saktong Pang Gabi, a naughty evening talk show topbilled by comedian Negi and supported by MNL48’s Rans Rifol and actor-model Argel Saycon. [caption id="attachment_137024" align="aligncenter" width="896"] RANS Rifol and comedian Negi.[/caption] Expanding content reach ABS-CBN Corp. has declared that it is keen on forging more partnerships to expand content reach in a bid to secure its financial future. “We’re willing to work with any partner, whether in free, pay TV or online streaming,” said Carlo Katigbak, president and CEO of ABS-CBN Corp, during the company’s annual stakeholder meeting. Hence, it’s taken on partnerships here and abroad, such as with Amazon Prime Video to syndicate a TV series, and a distribution deal with India’s MX Player. It also has partnerships with Netflix, Hong Kong-based Viu and Youtube. “We decided to shed off all assets not relevant to storytelling… The new ABS-CBN is learning to partner with other platforms,” Katigbak added. ABS-CBN’s partnerships on the domestic front include a milestone deal with its media rival, GMA Network, Inc. The two signed a deal to produce a teleserye, and the Kapuso network can now use ABS-CBN’s iWantTFC streaming platform to widen its international reach. ABS-CBN has also inked content partnerships with the Pangilinan-owned TV5, PIE Channel, AMBS and the A2Z channel founded by Bro. Eddie Villanueva. The company managed to trim its net losses in 2022, now at P2.63 billion after posting a P5.67-billion loss in the preceding year. The post Wide-ranging partnerships define the new ABS-CBN appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2023Related News

‘FPJ’s Batang Quiapo’, ‘The Iron Heart’, ‘Dirty Linen’ earn over 642 million views online

Filipinos nationwide are hooked on ABS-CBN’s primetime shows as the three programs amassed more than 642 million total views on Kapamilya Online Live from February to April 2023. In April alone, FPJ’s Batang Quiapo, The Iron Heart and Dirty Linen earned over 194 million combined views on Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Facebook page, which currently has 36 million followers, and on its YouTube channel with 43.7 million subscribers. As more viewers continue to tune in to their favorite Kapamilya shows, ABS-CBN announced that the latest episodes of currently airing shows such as FPJ’s Batang Quiapo and The Iron Heart are now available to stream on-demand for an extended period of up to 14 days after they are shown on Kapamilya Online Live. Follow Tanggol’s (Coco Martin) action-packed adventures in FPJ’s Batang Quiapo as he begins a new chapter in his life and vows to transform into a better man alongside Mokang (Lovi Poe). Join Apollo (Richard Gutierrez) in his mission to destroy Priam’s (Albert Martinez) plans that could endanger the people in the action series The Iron Heart. Apart from the two primetime shows, viewers can also enjoy up to 14 days of binge-worthy entertainment for shows such as Magandang Buhay, It’s Showtime, I Can See Your Voice, The Voice Kids, ASAP Natin ‘To, as well as well-loved teleseryes Be Careful with My Heart, Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin and A Soldier’s Heart. On YouTube, Kapamilya Online Live streams continuously throughout the day from morning until nighttime. On Facebook, meanwhile, viewers can catch their favorite shows on regular timeslots with scheduled breaks between timeblocks. The post ‘FPJ’s Batang Quiapo’, ‘The Iron Heart’, ‘Dirty Linen’ earn over 642 million views online appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2023Related News

Netizens naloka sa P47k grocery ni Ruffa Gutierrez: ‘Sana all ‘di na kailangan tipirin ang P1k!’

MARAMING netizens ang nabigla sa mga pinamili ng dating beauty queen at aktres na si Ruffa Gutierrez. Paano ba naman kasi, marami ang tila sinampal ng kahirapan matapos ibunyag ni Ruffa ang halaga ng kanyang grocery. ‘Yan ay nagkakahalagang P47,000! Sa Instagram post ni Ruffa, makikita ang ilang pictures na kasama niyang namili ang panganay […] The post Netizens naloka sa P47k grocery ni Ruffa Gutierrez: ‘Sana all ‘di na kailangan tipirin ang P1k!’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2023Related News

Netizens react at Ruffa Gutierrez’s grocery bill

While it’s just another day at the grocery for actress Ruffa Gutierrez and daughter Lorin, many found the bill too much: P47,301.56. “Grocery day at Landers with my firstborn, Lorin Gabriella. Bought everything from organic food to snacks, fresh produce, home decors and appliances. My weekend is complete,” Gutierrez captioned her Instagram post. It elicited different reactions from netizens including delight over beautiful pictures of her bonding time with her daughter. But most took notice of the final bill shown on the cash register. Some were inspired by Gutierrez living the good life but others jokingly said “sana all.” After all, the average monthly income of Filipinos is only P44,600, according to which compiles data through surveys. The post Netizens react at Ruffa Gutierrez’s grocery bill appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2023Related News

Guitar smashed by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain sells for nearly $600,000

A guitar smashed on stage by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain sold for nearly $600,000, several times its original estimate, an auction house said Saturday. The busted black Fender Stratocaster has been put back together, but is no longer playable, Kody Frederick of Julien's Auctions told AFP earlier this month. It was signed by all three members of the Seattle grunge outfit as they rocketed to global fame. The auction house said it had expected the instrument to sell for $60,000 at the event in front of a live audience at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Instead, it went for $595,000, Julien's said in a statement, calling the total "astounding." "You can see here the break that took place as he slammed down the guitar, where the neck here kind of connects, as well as down here on the bottom where he slammed the guitar down," Frederick told AFP earlier in May. "Kurt Cobain, when he was on stage when he played, he was a machine. The man was angry, and you could feel that on stage. And you would feel that by the way he would treat his instruments. "This broken element, in a strange way, from this broken musician, that really defined this rough and tumble era of music." Nirvana's hits, many of which were penned by Cobain, included "Come As You Are," "Lithium" and the 1991 breakout "Smells Like Teen Spirit" -- a track that became anthemic for a generation of alienated teenagers. Cobain struggled with substance addiction and depression and had a tumultuous relationship with his wife, Courtney Love. He took his own life in April 1994. The three-day auction, which concludes Sunday, also includes memorabilia from the careers of Eddie Van Halen, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, Bill Wyman, and Janet Jackson. The post Guitar smashed by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain sells for nearly $600,000 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2023Related News

Bantag facing new charges

The Department of Justice yesterday said former Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag will be facing new charges, this time for physical torture and grave coercion. According to the DoJ, Bantag and former BuCor spokesperson Gabriel P. Chaclag will be charged before the Muntinlupa City metropolitan trial court with grave coercion for allegedly forcing prison personnel to sign a statement that no shooting incident took place at the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in 2020. Earlier, the former BuCor top official had been charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of broadcast journalist Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa on 3 Oct. 2022 and Cristito Villamor Palana, a person deprived of liberty at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, on 18 Oct. 2022. The Las Pinas Regional Trial court issued warrants of arrest against Bantag in the Percy Lapid case, and the Muntinlupa City RTC in Palana’s case. Bantag has yet to surrender and remains at large. The DoJ last Monday, 15 May, announced the filing of criminal charges against Bantag and BuCor’s former security officer Ricardo S. Zulueta for the stabbing in 2022 of two persons deprived of liberty at the NBP in Muntinlupa City. “In a resolution dated 02 May 2023, the DoJ State Prosecutors found probable cause to indict respondent Bantag for two counts of physical torture and mental/psychological torture under Section 4(a) and Section 4(b)(2) and/or (12) of Republic Act No. 9745, while respondent Zulueta is charged as an accessory thereof,” said the DoJ. Zulueta, who is also at large, is also a co-accused in the Percy Lapid and Palana killings. The DoJ said its new criminal case against Bantag is based on the preliminary investigation conducted into the criminal complaint filed by IPPF prison officers, namely Lazaro Rafols, Jr., Jer Sahid B. Mojado, Eddie Jimenez, Jr., Richie C. Ganja, Roy B. Gacasa and Asher B. Labrador. The incident of grave coercion allegedly took place at the NBP on 2 March 2020 when complainants were directed to report to Bantag when he was still director general. The DoJ said the complainants got admonished “for the alleged shooting incident that transpired at the IPPF on 1 March 2020, involving complainants and DG Bantag's men who were then detailed at the said facility.” During the incident on 2 March 2020, then DG Bantag, together with Chaclag, allegedly unlawfully coerced, through violence, threats and intimidation, complainant Canja into signing a document stating that there was no shooting incident at the IPPF on 1 March 2020 involving BuCor personnel. The post Bantag facing new charges appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2023Related News

Vehicle sales remain weak

Automobile industry sales dropped 16.9 percent last April, compared to sales posted in the previous month this year. A report released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. and Truck Manufacturers Association said total vehicular sales in April 2023 stood at 30,643, falling short in comparison with the 36,880 sales in March 2023. For passenger cars, the total sold in April 2023 declined 88 percent to 7,317 units versus 10,058 units sold in March. Commercial vehicle sales were also down by 13 percent at 23,326 from 26,822 last March. Likewise, AUV sales decreased by 11.2 percent, posting April 2023 sales of 4,621 from 5,205 in March 2023. Remain on track Despite this, the groups remained positive that sales remain on track to exceed pre-pandemic sales growth for the full year 2023 “The improving economic indicators, which in fact, remain favorable until the end of the year, according to a government report is an essential metric for the continued growth of the auto industry. At the same time, this is perfectly timed with the market availability of a wider range of motor vehicle models being offered by our members, responding to customers’ growing needs,” said CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez. Optimistic Further, he said that as the economic outlook remains favorable, the auto industry is optimistic to attain full recovery from the pandemic-induced challenges — well-positioned to grow to significant levels, even higher than the pre-pandemic figures. “It is worth noting that the industry has already recorded this growth trajectory in the past four months compared with 2019 levels,” Gutierrez added. CAMPI-TMA sold 127,927 units year-to-date, equivalent to 28.1 percent growth compared with the same period a year ago. The post Vehicle sales remain weak appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialMay 15th, 2023Related News

For Richard Gutierrez, safety is still No. 1 priority

Safety is still the No. 1 priority of actor Richard Gutierrez, the lead star in the widely-followed primetime action series, The Iron Heart, especially in doing fight scenes......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 12th, 2023Related News

Janine Gutierrez, JC de Vera s Bakit Di Mo Sabihin to screen internationally via streaming

Filipino film “Bakit Di Mo Sabihin” (Tell Her) starring Janine Gutierrez and JC de Vera will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting May 25. The film will be available in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesMay 10th, 2023Related News

Janine Gutierrez became an actress to help her yaya who had cancer, promises to buy her a house

Actress Janine Gutierrez revealed that her showbiz origins stem from her willingness to help her Yaya Pat Espera who has been taking care of her since Janine was an infant......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesMay 10th, 2023Related News

Ruffa Gutierrez begins master s degree thesis

Despite her busy showbiz schedule, actress Ruffa Gutierrez continues her education by pursuing a master's degree in Philippine Women’s University. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesMay 9th, 2023Related News

Late Governor Padilla feted

Nueva Vizcaya Governor Carlos Padilla will be remembered for his soft-spoken, non-combative, unobtrusive, level-headed nature, said Speaker Martin Romualdez, honoring his former colleague in the House of Representatives. Padilla who was serving his third consecutive term as governor, died due to a heart attack on Friday. He was 78. “Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with them, especially his wife, former Gov. Ruth Padilla, and his children — Carlos ‘Jojo’ II, Ruthie Maye and Carlo Paolo, and his grandchildren — at this difficult time of grief and mourning,” Romualdez said on Saturday. He added: “We will always remember Gov. Carling Padilla as a great leader of his province and a humble colleague in the House of Representatives. He was always soft-spoken, non-combative, unobtrusive, level-headed.” Prior to his stint as Governor in 2016, Padilla served in the House for 29 years, beginning in 1987 and ending in 2016 for several three-year terms, including six years as an assemblyman in the Batasang Pambansa during Martial Law. While in Congress, he served as a deputy speaker and a minority leader. The late governor started his political career as the first mayor of the old Dupax town, before it was split into three municipalities. He also served as the first mayor of Dupax del Norte when the town was split into Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur and Alfonso Castañeda. Meanwhile, during his tenure in the lower chamber, he authored the Free High School Education Act of 1988, and Republic Act 6728 which provides assistance to students and teachers in private education. He also authored laws establishing schools in his province such as the Nueva Vizcaya State University and Philippine Science High School-Cagayan Valley campus in Bayombong town. Deputy Speaker Camille Villar, meanwhile, said that House members will continue to draw inspiration from Padilla’s important contributions in public service for many years. Cibac Partylist Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva also mourned his peer’s passing who he deemed as a real man of the masses and a statesman. “I am deeply saddened by the passing of a dear friend and a compatriot in the fight against injustices and poverty in the country — Gov. Caloy Padilla — whom I know to be one of those who genuinely love this country and the Filipino people. He’s a real man of the masses, statesman and champion of the welfare of the people, particularly Novo Vizcayanos. Caloy will be forever missed and remembered,” said Villanueva. With Padilla’s passing, Vice Governor Jose took over as the governor of Nueva Vizcaya on Friday in accordance with the law on succession. The post Late Governor Padilla feted appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 6th, 2023Related News

‘The Iron Heart’ ni Richard Gutierrez bongga ang magiging finale, kukunan nga ba sa Italy?

MALAPIT na ba magtapos ang seryeng “Iron Heart” ni Richard Gutierrez dahil base sa umeereng episode ng programa ay nabuking na ni Albert Martinez bilang pinuno ng sindikatong Tatsulok kung sino ang ‘tiktik’ o espiya sa grupo kaya’t pinasusubaybayan na niya ito sa trusted officers niyang sina Manuel Chua, Christian Vasquez at Dimples Romana. Si […] The post ‘The Iron Heart’ ni Richard Gutierrez bongga ang magiging finale, kukunan nga ba sa Italy? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsApr 29th, 2023Related News

Heroes, martyrs of Southern Tagalog honored by progressives

“Who are Ka Eden and Ka Eddie? They are good Christians, good Samaritans, and good revolutionaries. They followed the Christian example and dedicated their lives to solving inequality in our society.” The post Heroes, martyrs of Southern Tagalog honored by progressives appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsApr 27th, 2023Related News

Ruffa Gutierrez excited na sa bagong proyekto: It’s non-political and very wholesome!

MASAYANG ibinandera ng beauty queen-actress na si Ruffa Gutierrez ang pagpirma niya ng kontrata for her new project. Hindi pa niya ibinunyag ang detalye tungkol dito, pero ayon sa kanya ay wala na itong kinalaman sa pulitika. Bungad niya sa Instagram caption, “You don’t have to settle for whatever life throws your way. Start being […] The post Ruffa Gutierrez excited na sa bagong proyekto: It’s non-political and very wholesome! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 24th, 2023Related News

Selene is Back!

Kapamilya actress Dimples Romana teases her online followers about her return to ABS-CBN's action-drama series "The Iron Heart". "Selene is back! Now what did I miss? #TheIronHeart @starcreativestv," she wrote in a social media post, where she shared some flirty snaps. In the teleserye, Dimples is playing the role of Selene, a gangster leader. Directed by Lester Pimentel Ong and Richard Arellano, “The Iron Heart” stars Richard Gutierrez in the title role. The post Selene is Back! appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 22nd, 2023Related News

Baldwin manslaughter charges formally dropped

Manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin over a fatal shooting on a movie set were formally dropped by prosecutors Friday. A New Mexico court filing said the case against Baldwin "is dismissed without prejudice," but investigations remain "active and ongoing" into the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of the Western "Rust" in New Mexico in 2021. Baldwin was holding a Colt .45 handgun during rehearsals when it discharged, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. He has always insisted he was told the gun was safe and that he did not pull the trigger, and had pleaded not guilty to the charges. The court filing said "new facts were revealed that demand further investigation and forensic analysis which cannot be completed" in time for a preliminary hearing that was scheduled for May. A Los Angeles Times report said prosecutors had received information that the gun had been modified in a manner increasing the odds it might have misfired, citing three anonymous sources. The criminal case against Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the young armorer who had been responsible for weapons on the set of the film, remains ongoing, with a court status conference scheduled for Friday afternoon. Filming of "Rust" resumed at a new location in Montana this week, with Baldwin and Souza among those returning to complete the film. The criminal case against Baldwin had hit multiple legal potholes in the past few months. Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed were each initially charged with two alternative counts of voluntary manslaughter. But a so-called "firearm enhancement" which would have increased the jail term if they were convicted, was dropped soon afterward, due to an alleged technical error by prosecutors. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and the case's previous special prosecutor Andrea Reeb both stepped aside from overseeing the case against Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed. In a statement Thursday, the new special prosecutors noted that the decision to drop charges "does not absolve Mr. Baldwin of criminal culpability and charges may be refiled." The post Baldwin manslaughter charges formally dropped appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 21st, 2023Related News

Manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin to be dropped

Manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin over a fatal shooting on a movie set are to be dropped, his lawyer and sources to US media said Thursday, as newly appointed special prosecutors take over the case. Baldwin was charged in January over the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of the Western "Rust" in New Mexico in 2021 and pleaded not guilty. He was holding a Colt .45 gun during rehearsals when it discharged, killing Hutchins. "We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident," said attorneys Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro. New Mexico prosecutors did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment. Hollywood entertainment media outlet Deadline said the charges were to be dropped without prejudice. That means veteran New Mexico attorneys Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis, who was appointed as special prosecutors last month and are expected to continue investigating the incident, could file fresh charges down the line. Director Joel Souza was wounded in the incident. The criminal case against Baldwin has hit multiple legal potholes in the past few months. Baldwin and the film's armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was responsible on set for the weapon that killed Hutchins, were each charged with two alternative counts of voluntary manslaughter. But a so-called "firearm enhancement" was dropped soon afterward, due to an alleged technical error by prosecutors. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and the case's previous special prosecutor Andrea Reeb both stepped aside from overseeing the case against Baldwin. Filming of "Rust" was due to resume this week at a new location in the northern US state of Montana. The post Manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin to be dropped appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 20th, 2023Related News

Baldwin film ‘Rust’ to resume filming this week

Filming will resume this week on Alec Baldwin's "Rust," producers said Tuesday, some 18 months after it was halted by the fatal on-set shooting of the movie's cinematographer. Hollywood star Baldwin was holding a Colt .45 gun during rehearsals for the film in the southwestern state of New Mexico when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. Baldwin was charged with manslaughter, and has pleaded not guilty. Principal photography will resume this Thursday at a new location in the northern US state of Montana. "The production will continue to utilize union crew members and will bar any use of working weapons and any form of ammunition," said Melina Spadone, attorney for Rust Movie Productions, in a statement to AFP. "Live ammunition is -- and always was -- prohibited on set." Producers announced in February that the low-budget Western would resume production this spring, with the deceased cinematographer's widower, Matthew Hutchins, serving as an executive producer. Baldwin agreed to terms with the New Mexico court that will allow him to complete filming of the movie, including a ban on his using guns or drinking alcohol. Director Souza, who is also returning, said in a statement at the time: "Though bittersweet, I am grateful that a brilliant and dedicated new production team joining former cast and crew are committed to completing what Halyna and I started." "My every effort on this film will be devoted to honoring Halyna's legacy and making her proud. It is a privilege to see this through on her behalf." A documentary will also be made, covering Halyna Hutchins's life and the completion of the film. Both Baldwin -- a co-producer as well as lead actor -- and the film's armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was responsible for the weapon on set, are facing charges of voluntary manslaughter. If found guilty, they face up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine. A weeks-long preliminary hearing is set to begin in early May. Baldwin, 65, has repeatedly said he was told by the crew that the gun was not loaded. Dave Halls, the film's safety coordinator and assistant director, who handed Baldwin the loaded gun, agreed a plea deal with prosecutors and was sentenced last month to six months' probation. The accident sent shockwaves through Hollywood and led to calls for a total ban on real guns on set. Industry experts have said there are already stringent safety rules in place, but that they were ignored. The post Baldwin film ‘Rust’ to resume filming this week appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 19th, 2023Related News

New lawyer-cops urged: Stay in service

Philippine National Police chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. on Tuesday lauded police officers who passed the 2022 Bar Examination and urged them to stay in the service while practicing law. In a statement, Azurin stressed that the PNP still needs their service to add more teeth to our legal offensive in the campaign against criminality, illegal drugs, and corruption. “I hope that our new lawyers will continue to serve in the police force,” said Azurin of the 43 policemen and women and non-uniformed personnel who passed the Bar exams. “We have counted so far 43 new PNP lawyers, they were composed of 11 Police Commissioned Officers, 29 Non-Commissioned Officers and three Non-Uniformed personnel,” he added. Based on the data gathered by the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management, the National Capital Region recorded a highest number of bar passers with a total of eight personnel — Lt. Col. Erving Chan; PMSg Jose Mari Quilinguin Whiteside; PSSg Lovely May Bernal Janguin; PSSg Rey Vincent Panganiban Mamauag; PSSg Jerusalem Bungalan Dulnuan; PSSg Marie Rannelle Villaluz Dulnuan; PSSg Desiree Chaclag Pasong; and                                                                     P/Cpl Dizzy Dominong Buyuccan. Police Regional Office 9, on the other hand, had five bar passers — Maj. Alvin Lepiten; PMSg Marifel Otap Sabandal; PSSg Roderick Isong; NUP Marifer Araneta Miguel; and NUP Loi Dominic Tan Arancon. Meantime, the PRO 10 and PRO COR recorded four bar passers — Lt. Col. Michelle Olaivar; PSSgt. Naif Abubacar Malawani; PSSg Elmond Ordoñez Monteron; NUP (non-uniformed policemen) Rose Anna Opalla Abuhan; Maj. Leonard Danasen; PSSg Jefferson Balay-odao Cadap; PCpl Tetchie Paclay Assudo; and PCpl John Bryan Latawan Cong-o. Additional names of bar PNP bar passers from different units and regional offices were PMSg Christian Philip Mariñas Reduca, and PSSg Febelyn Digap Tebes of PRO1; PEMS Alex Correa Becerra and PSMS Roland Gliocam Molino of PRO 3; PCpl Joan Collado Mecono and PSSg Lorena Castillo Ripalda of PRO 8; Maj. Gabato  and PMSg Faidzal Ganion Sendad of Maritime Group; PLTCOL Alvin Laborte Villalon of PNPA; Lt.Col.  Caesar Ian Cordero Binucal of NPTI; Maj. Jericho Partido Rapiz of Finance Service; Maj. James O Bad-e of Forensic Group; Cpt. Jenyvie Butalid Nagtalon of Aviation Security Group; Cpt. Cherry Madrinan Ricafort of EOD/K9; PMSg Joey Alcantara Gumera of WCPC; PMSg Sherwin Mendez Balagat of SAF; PSSg Ailyn Don Delos Angeles of PRO 5; PSSg Jazal dela Cruz Andrada of PRO 6; PSSg Joel Bacsal Purog, Jr. of CIDG; PCpl Joy Pingad Dayag of PRO 4A; PCpl Rogelio Gutierrez Marcelo of PRO 4B; and Pat Melody Bedey Mamilig of Health Service. The Supreme Court said a total of 3,992 out of 9,183 examinees, or 43.47 percent passed the 2022 Bar examination. The oath-taking of the successful examinees will be at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on 2 May. The post New lawyer-cops urged: Stay in service appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 18th, 2023Related News