5 Reasons why I watch Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental + Commentary

Disclaimer: My positive thoughts only go to the writers, the guests, and to how the hosts do in the game (not the entire segment). I am not oblivious to the issues that some of the hosts are accosted to. In fact, I disdain them for it. Since this segment has taught a lot of its viewers certain lessons on empathy and open-mindedness, it’s worth featuring. … Continue reading 5 Reasons why I watch Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental + Commentary

I’m on an (usual white-male) Oscar high! The Oscars 2020 Nominees

I’m on an Oscar high! The Academy announced its final nominations just today (Philippine time). 24 Oscar categories are coveted this year, with Warner Bros. Joker bagging the most nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and Best Director for Todd Philipps. As usual, there are a lot of issues circulating in The Academy again. There are only a very few females that … Continue reading I’m on an (usual white-male) Oscar high! The Oscars 2020 Nominees

Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

I had an error of judgment. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a Mindanawon. But no, I commit this error once more. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a bold and willing one. When they first announced that Brillante Mendoza’s new production was entitled “Mindanao,” as a Mindanawon myself, I was thrilled. I thought to … Continue reading Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be

This year’s Metro Manila Film Festival is a run for the buck. As any film buff would notice, there’s an eclectic mix of the eight films that would be featured, which can be compared to the MMFF of the Golden Age of the Philippine Cinema where the greats such as Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, and Ishmael Bernal each have their own entries. Undoubtly one … Continue reading MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be

The Ph movie industry on decline: an economic standpoint

Subsequent news regarding the Filipino industry’s declining movie industry has been flocking several of our social media’s newsfeed. This started when Erik Matti shared his sentiments about hundreds of movies being made in a year but with very little support from the audiences. His post was supported by resident filmmakers Quark Henares and Mike de Leon. On his Facebook post, Matti opened up several questions … Continue reading The Ph movie industry on decline: an economic standpoint

Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

Each of us certainly has the DNA that always makes us yearn for something new and different. Such trait has a lot of marketers snag up their game. An example is the food and restaurant industry wherein according to insiders, people tend to grow out of a revered establishment in just a matter of 3 years. The businesses would excite us in the beginning, only … Continue reading Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

LIONHEARTV 2018 RAWR Awards Complete List of Nominees

I love showbiz. Unlike a lot of the people with the same demographics, I don’t consider showbiz as a guilty pleasure. I simply am a massive fan of the industry. Everyone knows that my bias is the ALDUB loveteam, among other mainstream actors and indie/character actors. One of my trusted websites when it comes to seeking showbiz news and commentary is Lionheartv. I am so … Continue reading LIONHEARTV 2018 RAWR Awards Complete List of Nominees

Goyo Sneak Peek: My interview with Paulo + Angelito short film

After the box-office success of the indie film, Heneral Luna comes another epic tale about one of our venerated heroes during the Filipino-American war–General Gregorio del Pilar, entitled Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. Gregorio del Pilar already became a prominent figure during the revolution against the Spaniards even before the battle in Tirad Pass (vs. the Americans). After the Philippines got liberated from the Spanish rule, … Continue reading Goyo Sneak Peek: My interview with Paulo + Angelito short film

Aldub’s Tayong Dalawa commercial: An Emotional Rollercoaster for Aldubnation

This blog post is for my fellow Aldub fans and to all the people continually being brainwashed and trapped by industrialization and the evil that is advertising. I’m a hypocrite, yes I am, and it will further show in this post that me, you, and everyone else cannot escape from this prison. Last Friday, August 2, the new Mcdonald’s commercial was released. They ought to … Continue reading Aldub’s Tayong Dalawa commercial: An Emotional Rollercoaster for Aldubnation