Unlike other young entrepreneurs with a specific brand or product, Tricia Gosingtian does not have a physical product or merchandise to sell. The twenty-four-year-old calls herself a creative entrepreneur. Her success stems from the fact that she simply pursued her passions: freelance photography, modelling, styling, and blogging, alongside a string of other skills. These hobbies helped her develop her skills as an entrepreneur and a fashion trendsetter. She is now one of country’s highest paid bloggers. A successful high-traffic lifestyle blog can generate up to seven figures from an accumulation of advertising, product placements, reviews and other sources of online revenues.
A graduate of Ateneo de Manila with a degree in Fine Arts and a major in Information Design, Gosingtian built her company from her blog, Tricia Will Go Places. The reknowned fashion blogger modestly claims that the blog, and the business that followed, was born accidentally.
At a young age of 18, despite lack of formal training in photography, Tricia started taking photos related to her interest in fashion, beauty and culture. She knew that there are professional photographers who are more experienced in the field, but that did not stop her. Tricia took and posted fashion photos simply because she is passionate about them.
A newspaper hired her to do street fashion photography. In contrast to fashion designed by famous name designers in studios, street fashion is any style of clothing design that emerged from youth culture. A photographer usually goes exploring places in an urban center where young people congregate, such as parks, rock concert stadiums, music festivals, malls, and university campuses. The photographer then proceeds to spot people in the crowd who stand out based on their sense of fashion, and asks them if they do not mind having their pictures taken.
It was during her stint with the newspaper when Tricia decided to upload her photography work to her blog site. She shares, “Eventually, I wasn’t able to sustain it due to my busy schedule back in college, so I decided to just take my own personal style photos. And the rest just followed.” Tricia admits that she has always been a very active internet user ever since she was in high school. She was not expecting that her hobby will turn into a full-time business venture.
Being a fashionista who loves to collect clothes, Tricia thought of putting her clothes into good use. Her idea was to make a photo documentation of herself wearing the clothes that she loves. Essentially, she became her own photographer and model. Until now, she still posts photos of herself on her blog. Her sense of style and individuality has caught the imagination of young Filipinas all over the country, who look up to her for fashion ideas.
“I never really thought it could grow to something much bigger. I’ve always had a penchant for graphic design so I remember enjoying creating layouts for all my friends’ blogs and for my own blog. Photography came into my life some time back then, when I suddenly grew obsessed with deviantART and sharing my work in this wonderful art community, ” she says.
Tricia works with publications and brands who see her as the icon of youth fashion. It isn’t far from the truth, as the blog regularly features photos of Tricia in her latest fashion getups. She believes that she has a lot of creativity to share throughout Asia and the rest of the world. She calls her style as ‘sophisti-cute’, her own mix of her two influences, Japanese fashion and Western high street fashion.
Tricia finds unique sources for inspiration, beyond the realm of traditional fashion design. “In terms of fashion and photography, I was mostly influenced by Japanese magazines. I wanted to recreate that kind of soft lighting they always had in their photos, so I decided to pick up my own camera and try to produce the same results. Fashion-wise, I don’t strictly follow Western trends, but I do follow Japanese fashion religiously. Coincidentally, Japanese fashion also takes its roots from Western trends,” she observes.
Asked what important traits one must have to be successful, she answers, “Positivity breeds positivity. Nothing good can ever come out of surrounding yourself with negative people who say negative things all the time. Focusing on the positive things can help you look at life in a different, more meaningful way.” As to her definition of success, Tricia replies, “Success is relative! My definition of success doesn’t really have much to do with fame or money, but a lot with being able to carry out my dreams with the presence and support of my loved ones.”
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DO you believe in witchcraft, in aswang?
In the day and age of the internet, anything about paranormal and the unseen is subject to inquiry, too.
Not until first-time full-length feature director Gabriel Fernandez, the protégé of film masters Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes, became conscious of folk tales about Filipino lore on the bizarre, that he tried to see if he could prove that there really was black magic.
Fernandez coming to terms with the supernatural started when he was conceptualizing a film project for De La Salle College of Saint Benilde sometime ago.
“Yes, I believe in aswangs,” Gabriel said without batting an eyelash.
He had experiences in the past about encounters with the wonder world of kapri, manananggal, tikbalang and wolves not only in his imagination but in reality as well.
As a mentor on Philippine culture and communications, his readings on folklore added dimension to them.
To carry on his beliefs, Gabby—as he is called by his peers and friends in the entertainment community and academe—wanted to tell stories about all these in visuals, so he developed a story about a rich, landed family in the Visayas, particularly in Negros Province, who was possessed with some strange force.
On top of this, his literary influences must have inspired him to infuse some symbols and metaphors on wanderlust.
Fernandez’s maiden film offering, “Mana” is the product of both his experiential and imaginative excursion on the fantasy.
But why a horror film to celebrate the twenty fifth year of St. Benilde?
“Of course, we didn’t want to be predictable. Just because St. Benilde is associated with education, we should have produced a typical educational film like the life story of the school’s namesake or of a saint,” Fernandez enthused.
Rather, the enterprising filmmaker would charter a new path of presenting academic movies.
“I was given a free hand of what material to produce,” volunteered the small but giant in vision and imagination film professor.
I should also say supernaturalism is education and information as well.
“The film isn’t only on aswang per se but it is also a symbol of the contemporary times. That there are many aswangs who are around us, living and all, sucking our blood, our public money,” he chuckled pertaining to the pork barrel scam among our public servants.
Although “Mana” is about supernatural things, Gabby wanted it sold to the audience as a family drama because, first and foremost, it is also about the daily life of a Filipino family.
There’s nothing wrong about promoting the film as genre, anyway.
As it is, fantastic films are making waves in world cinema these days.
The market for genre films is getting a wider share of audiences not only worldwide but right here in the heart of Asia.
Thrillers are surefire box-office attractions not only in the Americas but in Europe as well.
In the Asian region, there’s an influx of horror and fantasy films.
At the annual Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Bucheon City, South Korea, hundreds of thrillers from various countries are screened and made money eventually in theatrical exhibition.
In the Philippines alone, local and foreign films shown weekly are the scary types.
I would always remember what critic Nonoy Lauzon had said about the flood of horror films in the market especially in the millennium.
He thoughtfully underscored that the surge of these films had something to do with 9/11 when the world was always at the tip of a terror attack.
Genre films creeps would always make a box-office killing.
Supernaturalism, though, has always been around even way back to the fourteenth century when religion was a preoccupation.
Later it was adapted as an art movement, literature being one of its subscribers, and later found its employ in film as well.
One of the most popular literary pieces of the genre translated into the big screen is “The Legend of the Sleepy Hallow.”
In the home front, except for the modern take of the franchise “Shake, Rattle & Roll” on scream movies, “Gabi ng Lagim” is probably the most trailblazing Filipino film of the genre.
Meanwhile, Cherie Gil, known for her villainess portrayals, is very excited about her character in “Mana” as the heiress to the heirloom of the family matriarch, convincingly essayed by one of the doyens of Philippine musical theater, Fides Cuyugan-Asencio.
“I love portraying horror films. I have done them before with my mom Rosemarie Gil but being transformed to a dog this time is quite an amazing take.
“Gabby Fernandez did it very creatively. I am proud of the significance of my role,” exclaimed Cherie.
Shorts—Folk singer Freddie Aguilar has found his latest love conquest—a sixteen-year old girl too young to be his great granddaughter…Luis Manzano and Jennylyn Mercado have reportedly called it quits but no one is denying nor confirming…Controversial and intriguing Fil-Briton filmmaker Jowee Morel had to cancel the post-prod of a music video he directed when Viva Films required all its staff to watch the premiere night of Wenn Deramas’ “Bekikang Ang Nanay kong Beki” with Joey Paras on the title role…Robin Padilla stayed in The Netherlands for nine days to shoot “10,000 Hours,” a biopic of Panfilo Lacson, one of the country’s senators, with Bb. Joyce Bernal at the helm…Yvonne Benavidez, also known as Tita Mega C is celebrating her nth birthday today at home in Ayala Alabang with an acoustic band to provide music to her guests…Flamboyant entertainment reporter Chito P. Alcid’s remains were cremated after almost a week of funeral wake many of his friends and colleagues from the film and television community paid him their last respects like Susan Roces, Lorna Tolentino, Amalia Fuentes, Minda Morena, Carla Varga, Azenith Briones, Maria Isabel Lopez, Deborah Sun, Julie Ann Fortich, Maryo J. de los Reyes, Gloria Sevilla, Liberty Ilagan, Suzette Ranillo, movie writers Alice Vergara, Anthony Solis, Jayjay Espiritu, Arthur Quinto, Rudy de la Pena, Obette Serrano, Mona Patubo and Robert Silverio… Feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama was missed at Chito’s wake…KC Concepcion was an epitome of an inspired host at the 5th Star Awards for Music of the Philippine Movie Press Club and everyone was talking about how the glow in her face was brought about by her romance with National Basketball Association (NBA) star Chandler Parsons…Nora Aunor turned the table around when she served food and drinks to her adoring fans instead of them serving their idol when they organized a get-together in a chicken fast-food house in Cubao…2009 Palm d’Or Best Director Brillante Ma. Mendoza was a again a hit at the recent Hawaii International Film Festival when his movies “Thy Womb” and “Sapi” were shown in the prestigious event…Erik Matti out, Baltasar Kormakur in as director of “On The Job” when it is remade by Hollywood…Young actress Mara Lopez enjoyed her surfing a lot in Pangasinan’s waves…Singers and stage actors Roeder Camanag and Vince Tanada performed to the audience delight at the fund-raising for cancer-stricken award-winning screenwriter’s Frank G. Rivera.
- Aswang (kiracollins13.wordpress.com)
- The Aswang (whisperingdark.wordpress.com)
- “Aswang Ka” Festival 2013 portrays the horror of pork barrel scam in PH (ireport.cnn.com)
- Owls in Witchcraft: The Mexican Lechuza and the Tik-tik, Wak-wak or Aswang of the Philippines (traditionalwitchcraftandoccultism.wordpress.com)
- Philippine Cinema (hanniebantangblog.wordpress.com)
- Mowelfund experience (camelocano.wordpress.com)
- LoveFilm has launched Ffxiv Gil an Androidapp (ffxivgilkw.wordpress.com)
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- Engkantology (rannway.wordpress.com)
- Aswang Ka Festival! (ireport.cnn.com)
[by Miriam Tan-Fabian]
FILIPINO indie musicians have it more difficult than their mainstream counterparts. They travel to great lengths both figuratively and literally just to be able to play. They get paid little, if at all, and oftentimes even refuse the little honorarium offered to them because most of them do it for the joy of playing music.
Indie musicians patiently wait their turn through a lineup of bands to be able to play anywhere from just 3-5 of their original songs, even. They lug their gear and equipment, sometimes through hours and kilometers to perform in an accessible venue with a good sound system, a cooperative and helpful sound man, and an appreciative crowd all in the pursuit of that elusive “perfect” performance. Thus, music venues are of primary importance to musicians.
Enter IDB, a cool and cozy venue located in Parañaque City, which hosts some of the best and most talented independent musicians from the local independent music scene.
IDB, a combined rehearsal studio, sound equipment rental, and bar is located on the third floor of Richland Commercial bldg. along Sucat and in front of Jaka Plaza in Brgy. San Isidro, Sucat, Parañaque. Although IDB is easy to miss, the gig entrance being small side entrance of Richland Commercial Bldg., it is now one of the happeningest place in the South, the equivalent of Makati’s Saguijo but without the relic feel and the pretentious hipster crowd.
Here’s the scoop on how IDB started.
Home is Where the Music Is
Sharen de Guzman, proprietor of IDB and rhythm guitarist of long-time indie/shoegaze/post-rock band Legarda and new super group The Skeleton Years, explained how he was inspired to put up a music venue. “It all started as a hobby really. We’ve been in the music scene for more than a decade now, and we know that gigs in the South are a bit limited due to the fact that there are only a few places that hold these kinds of events. Being in a band from the South that has to travel to northern parts of Metro Manila like Cubao or Timog Avenue, just to play, we’ve decided to open up our very own place that we musicians from the Metro South can call home.”
Sharen was very humble about the contributions of IDB when he said, “IDB is just your regular hangout spot but with some awesome music, great company, and overall great environment”. IDB continues to be one of the most accommodating places in the southern part of Metro Manila for bands and performers alike. Anyone who is anyone in the independent music scene who wants to hone their musical chops and get a boost in crowd support has to play in IDB.
With its mix of quirky, gothic, and artistic interiors, including a wall-sized picture of Darth Vader’s head as a mural, a pencil rendition of a skull with a tentacle in one eye, a colorful wall of aliens and whimsical monsters, low tables, and even some old car tires turned into seats and tables, how could IDB not feel relaxing and cozy?
Sharen stressed that IDB’s ambience is one of its unique features and selling points as a live music venue when he said, “A lot of people who’ve been to IDB say that our place has this relaxed and homey feel to it. Chill lang daw, kahit nga daw nakaupo ka lang sa sahig, okay na e [It’s a chill place, they don’t even mind sitting on the floor to enjoy the show]. Also, the crowd can mosh (a style of dancing in rock shows) if they want to, which other venues do not allow. There are also these bands that say that IDB is like their home now.”
Indie Music Advocate
This hobby-turned-business has been running for three straight years now, promoting and giving actual performance opportunities to such non-mainstream but notable bands that push the envelope of Pinoy music, from electronic acts like Gentle Universe, a trio from Cavite specializing in ambient, ear-friendly, instrumental music; Cerumentric, an edgy synthrock band that uses computerized instruments instead of traditional guitars and drums; Names Are for Tombstones (NAFT), a one-man darkwave/synthpop band. It is a favorite venue of indie crowd darlings such as Walk Me Home, Neverdie, Pinstriped Rebels, Cebu’s raging girl-fronted outfit Tiger Pussy, The Sleepyheads, and acoustic-garage rock warblers Death To Puberty.
IDB has taken on a non-discriminatory and welcoming approach to organizers and bands alike, encouraging new musical styles to be performed where other typical venues won’t allow it. While it has welcomed mainstays and music veterans like The Youth, and Alfie Mela of acclaimed Pinoy new wave group Half Life Half Death, among others, it has also opened its arms to touring foreign acts, cover bands, fresh college bands, experimental musicians, and even new bands who are still exploring and developing their unique sound. IDB has had its share of being a venue of choice for touring foreign indie bands, such as when Grand Hotel Paradox, an acclaimed band from Dubai, played in the country. It has also hosted interesting events like flip top competitions. ‘Fliptop’ involves two spontaneous rap performers who try to outdo and tell off each other using rhymed speech, similar to the traditional art of balagtasan but delivered in sync to a hiphop beat. The recent one resulted to a fully packed and standing room only venue.
Since Sharen is a musician as well, he invested in a good sound system and soundproofed the venue himself. He is known to be hands-on and personal when he deals with the bands. He is also right in on the case when there are technical problems with the sound system.
One of a Kind
Before IDB, there was Al’s Bar along Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes, another venue for great music and good food where you can just chill with your friends and colleagues. For good or bad, when Al’s Bar closed, its regular patrons were displaced, and were looking for an alternative place to go. Luckily, IDB was there to take up the slack. Sharen was very candid about IDB’s potential competition when he said, “We don’t particularly have competition in our area to worry about, partly because there are really very few gig spots here in Paranaque to start with.”
Need: A helping Hand
When asked about his challenges in running IDB, since the venue operates as a small enterprise, Sharen answered, “We only have small crowds and we’re basically only open during the weekends”. He added, “One challenge for us is to fill up all the Saturdays and Fridays of every month. We need all the gigs we can get.” In light of this, it is probably no exaggeration to say that many gig places are a dime a dozen. IDB though, is a gem among gig places, and in its own small way has promoted Filipino music, creativity, and artistry. Unfortunately, places like these get little assistance from the government. Gig organizers may also be uninformed about the type of assistance they can ask from the government. Either way, there is a gap that needs to be filled.
Different Business Model
When asked about his plans for IDB, Sharen shared, “Nothing specific really. We just want to continue what we’ve started and just provide a place for bands to call their home, here in the South. He also understands that much of what he has achieved was because of the wellspring of support from the indie music scene when he said, “And if it weren’t for all the support we get from them, none of this would be possible”.
And when asked what insights and tips he can share with would-be entrepreneurs, he offered, “Just persevere and do what makes you happy”. We hope and pray that IDB gets more supporters so that it can do what it has always been doing: inspire more musicians, enrich music and culture, and create an audience that will appreciate it, while sustaining itself on the business side of things.
For event reservations and live gig updates, IDB can be reached at 09228678938. Visit IDB on Facebook: http://facebook.com/idbsouth
by: Boy Villasanta
THERE’S no stopping Monique Wilson’s vigilance and militancy against oppressive forces which hinder, suspend or hostage people’s and, specifically, women’s rights.
From last year’s organizing in the Philippines of One Billion Rising to dance for Filipinos’ and women’s rights throughout the world, Monique was personally chosen by Eve Ensler, the internationally renowned feminist and playwright of the controversial and phenomenal theatre piece, “Vagina Monologues” (which Wilson initially introduced and produced in the country by way of her New Voice Company), as Director of the One Billion Rising for Justice campaign in next year’s February 14 celebration. #OpinYon #ePlus
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- Women dance, world trembles (rappler.com)
- Global protests vs violence on women to intensify in 2014 – Monique Wilson (globalnation.inquirer.net)
- White Actresses Barred From Columbia University’s Vagina Monologues (thecollegefix.com)
- Cunt (doritossandwiches.wordpress.com)
- Why Vday Started and What Is Mission? (almulamerterfblog.wordpress.com)
- Second stage of ‘One Billion Rising’ is about justice – women’s groups (bulatlat.com)
- Dylan Mcdermott: ‘I’m A Vagina Warrior’ (contactmusic.com)
- First Afghan woman governor wins Magsaysay award (bigstory.ap.org)
- White Girls Banned From Vagina Monologues (moonbattery.com)
- Mind Shift: Enlightening our Global Culture with Russell Brand and Eve Ensler (disinfo.com)
by: Boy Villasanta
FILIPINO film buff Jonathan Catunao might not be your popular critic or Hollywood observer from a Third World poor country perspective but his reminders are no nonsense and sharp they could pass for rigid standards like Aristotle’s Poetics in film evaluation to the foreign language film nomination of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS) which manages the annual Oscar Awards.
Catunao’s parameters in sending foreign films to Oscars seem to be footnotes of incisiveness and omniscient benchmarks from many years of objective and vicarious assessment from an outsider’s ardently Oscar-watching experiences perhaps culled from personal encounters with voters of the Academy, intensive and extensive research, interviews, surveys and pulse reading of Hollywood manner of unique choices.
Notably, he speaks with familiarity with Philippine cinema history of representation to AMPAS. #OpinYon #ePlus #Oscar
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- ‘Transit’ makes it into the Oscars (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- ‘Transit’ official PH entry in 2014 Academy Awards (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- 76 foreign-language films battle for Oscar (yakimaherald.com)
- Filipinos headline 3 films nominated for Oscars (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Will Philippines finally earn an Oscar nomination? (manilastandardtoday.com)
- A record 76 foreign-language Oscar submissions point to heated race (latimes.com)
- 76 Foreign Language Films Will Compete for an Oscar (mattawards.com)
- 3 Philippine-themed films submitted to Oscars (rappler.com)
- Feng Xiaogang’s Back to 1942 in running for foreign language Oscar (wantchinatimes.com)
- Three movies about Bosnia nominated for Oscars (worldbulletin.net)
by: Boy Villasanta
I BECAME aware of the film title “Elysium” when I studied genre films at the 15thPuchon International Film Festival’s 4th Network of Asian Fantastic Film (NAFF) Fantastic Film School in Bucheon City in South Korea in 2011.
Interestingly, there was luncheon and pitching, rare privileges among world filmmakers to socialize and sell their idea concepts and storylines to international investors, producers and marketers apart from local Korean stakeholders for filming.
There was an exciting project that caught my attention inside one of the function rooms of Koryo Hotel where most of the project meetings were held.
I supposed the one talking before an enthusiastic multicultural audience was Nigel D’SA, the producer and actor (of the award-winning Korean-Hindu film “From Seoul to Varanasi”), who was born in London, raised in Canada and now lives in Korea. #OpinYon #ePlus #Elysium
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- Hometown (stupidhye5419.wordpress.com)
- Bucket List: 5 Fantastic Places to Visit in Korea (travel-stained.com)
- US aircraft carrier conducts military drills with S Korea, Japan (wantchinatimes.com)
- Korean Democracy at a Crossroads (isckoreamedia.wordpress.com)
- South Korea Warns North With Biggest Military Parade in Decade (bloomberg.com)
- The Cine Files in South Korea: We do it all for you! (blogs.montrealgazette.com)
- Five Taiwanese films to play at South Korean film festival (wantchinatimes.com)
- South Korea parades cruise missiles (bbc.co.uk)
- US, South Korea Agree on Expanded Nuclear Deterrence (voanews.com)
- Mother Figures: Filipino matriarchs in new local films (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)
by: Boboy Yonzon
I AM sleeping with a grandmother. That’s true for almost all married men who still go to bed with their wives. Ewww.
If we are to rate the desirability of a woman just by her looks, how should a grandma look like anyway?
Two Sex Symbols
In the past weeks, there have been strong trends in Internet search for Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch, two sex symbols in my youth who have remained objects – yes, let us admit, that’s the exact word to describe what these geriatric women are in the eyes of appreciating men – of not so decent desire.
Suddenly, sleeping with a grandmother doesn’t seem so bad. All a guy has to do is be flexible with his cutting edge.
Sophia of Italy was probably the woman who made me realize the sense of being male and that it was natural to have an erection when, as a pre-teen, I saw her in “The Boy on a Dolphin” in a double features show in Paco Theater, when that part of the Manila district still had traces of cobble-stoned streets. #OpinYon
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- Grandmas are the same everywhere (kenziegoestosalamanca.wordpress.com)
- Grandma Asking Strangers For Sex PRANK (uniquedaily.com)
- The Grandma Diaries…Day One (thedantediaries.wordpress.com)
- Day 7: Thank you grandma. Спасибо бабушкa. (twenty1days.org)
- A day with Grandma (iristong512.wordpress.com)
- Fabulous at 73! Vintage sex symbol Raquel Welch looks half her age at pre-Emmy party (express.co.uk)
- Grandma Time! (thedantediaries.wordpress.com)
- Raquel Welch In New Versace Movie – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 17 August 2013 (whatshotwhatstrendingnow.com)
- Man Drugs His Own Grandma (thedramshopact.com)
- The gracious God who satisfies (aneededword.wordpress.com)
by: Boy Villasanta
IN the recently concluded maiden edition of the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival, alternately dubbed as All Masters Film Festival, participated in by the country’s veteran directors, Filipino matriarchs were once again painted and presented in multi-colored and multi-dimensional types.
These were, more or less, underscored in the three (out of nine official entries) films we’ve watched.
In Gil M. Portes’ “Ang Tag-Araw ni Twinkle,” there were at least two mothers, one, Twinkle’s (Ellen Adarna) biological mom, a New People’s Army amazon who was shot dead by a junior military official during an encounter in the boondocks her baby wrapped in cloth around her chest during the fatal shootout, the other, the adoptive ma (Rina Reyes), the wife of senior officer General Payawal (Cris Villanueva).
In Jose Javier Reyes’ “Anong Kulay ang mga Nakalimutang Pangarap?,” there was one matriarch (each generation played intermittently by Madeleine Nicolas and Kimberly Diaz) and a surrogate one, the nanny Teresa (Rustica Carpio). #OpinYon #ePlus #entertainment
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- 2013 National Film Festival starts Sept 11 (ivejustseenafilm.wordpress.com)
- An emerging ‘summer’ of fine cinema (opinion.inquirer.net)
- All-Masters Edition: 2013 National Film Festival (rappler.com)
- Indelible portrayals buoy up uneven lineup at Sineng Pambansa (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Theater Time: Ang Tag-araw ni Twinkle (2013) (ivejustseenafilm.wordpress.com)
- Film events push industry development (manilastandardtoday.com)
- National Film Festival at SM Cinemas (manilastandardtoday.com)
- National Film Festival features 12 of the best directors in PH (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Ellen Adarna takes pride in indie role (rappler.com)
- Fdcp’s All-masters National Filmfest at Sm Cinemas Nationwide (naomispenny.blogspot.com)
by: Boy Villasanta
ANOTHER triumph of the local entertainment industry’s fight against immorality of the pork barrel was the presence of many singers and performers at last Wednesday’s “EDSA Tayo” rally at the Shrine of the Virgin Mary, but many would argue that the musicians and artists who attended the mass action weren’t popular.
As long as they understood what they were there for. Obviously, they all knew the reason behind their participation.
One of ABS-CBN’s singers, Daryl, in the franchised talent search “The Voice of the Philippines” was voluntarily conspicuous in the protest action.
He sang a line or two I interviewed him and his music was very personal yet engaging in some social concerns.
“I want my music to be a channel of social consciousness,” he told me.
Although he was already out of the competition, the remaining hopefuls being coached by internationally and locally admired recording artists Lea Salonga, apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo of Black-Eyed Peas), Bamboo Manalac and Sarah Geronimo, Daryl is still being managed, according to him, by Star Network.#OpinYon #ePlus
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- [Voice PHL] Goodbye, everybody, they’ve got to go (rappler.com)
- See the latest photos of Sarah Geronimo in Kakao Talk (filipinocelebrity.wordpress.com)
- Lea Salonga and Patti Austin’s duet becomes hot topic in social media (examiner.com)
- Sarah Geronimo’s gets real in new album (manilastandardtoday.com)
- Galactic night of fun and excitement (manilastandardtoday.com)
- They’ve only just begun (rappler.com)
- ‘Voice PHL’: War almost over (rappler.com)
- Sarah Geronimo shows off her very beautiful legs (filipinocelebrity.wordpress.com)
- Celebrities are supporting Sarah Geronimo in the 2013 MTV Europe Music Award (filipinomovie.wordpress.com)
- Sarah Geronimo’s legs enter Twitter trend (examiner.com)