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Ang Katiwala ni Aloy Adlawan: Isang Paggunita sa Ama ng Wikang Pambansa

Ang pelikulang Ang Katiwala’ (The Caretaker) ni Aloy Adlawan ang isa sa mga pelikulang kalahok sa 8th Cinemalaya Film Festival na ginanap noong nakaraang buwan sa Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Greenbelt at Trinoma. Hindi ako nakakuha ng Festival Pass ngayong taon, pero hindi ito naging hudyat para hindi ko mapanood ang ilan sa mga pelikulang kalahok.

Napanood ko ang pelikulang ‘Ang Katiwala’ sa Greenbelt 3, ala-una y medya ng hapon. Pagkatapos kong bumili ng inumin sa paborito kong milk tea store ay dumiretso ako sa sinehan. Akala ko nga huli na ako. Buti na lang opening credits pa lang ang pinapalabas noong ako’y pumasok at umupo sa inireserba kong espasyo.

An ordinary man haunted by an extraordinary legacy

An ordinary man haunted by an extraordinary legacy

Isang araw bago ako nanood ay may kontrobersya na lumabas tungkol sa reaksyon ni Bianca King sa rebyu ng isang film critic sa pelikula ng kanyang jowa. Teka, wala namang kinalaman yung isyu na yun sa aking desisyon na manood pero aaminin ko na isa akong tagahanga ni Dennis Trillo. Isa kasi siya sa kukurampot na leading men sa telebisyon na karapat-dapat na tawaging aktor. Pwede siyang maging mayaman, dukha, ama, anak, teenager, bading, superhero, loverboy, kabit, martyr, kagalang-galang o kahit ano pa man. Hindi siya yung puro pa-kyut lang, pero cute naman talaga siya.

Ang pelikulang ito ay mula sa panulat at direksyon ni Aloy Adlawan. Isa siya sa mga creative consultants ng Kapuso network na kayang gumawa ng pelikula sa mainstream at indie. Kung napanood niyo ang mga pelikulang Quija at The Road, siya ang sumulat nun. Bilib ako sa mga sinulat niyang indie films tulad ng Room Boy at Signos.

Ayon sa isang panayam, ang artikulo tungkol sa dating bahay ni Manuel Luis Quezon ang naging inspirasyon niya para sa kanyang bagong obra. Ito na rin ang magsisilbing ‘tribute’ niya sa tinaguriang ‘Ama ng Wikang Pambansa‘, na tila hindi na kilala ng makabagong henerasyon.

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Remembering Tyron Perez

The news is out that Tyron Perez, a Starstruck avenger turned Kapamilya actor passed away. I am not sure about the details of his death as I write this post since everything I read on Twitter and Facebook are unconfirmed reports. Whatever the reason is, I am praying for him and his family.

Remember when I blogged about how I loved the first batch of Starstruck? I am an avid supporter of their batch and I think I saw almost every episode. I was in my senior year in high school then. After the Starstruck Ultimate Male and Female Survivors were revealed, the 14 then teenstars started touring around the Philippines making their fans happy.

Tyron Perez (September 14, 1984 - December 29, 2011)

I first met Tyron Perez in a mall show in Dagupan City. He was with Railey Valeroso. I cannot remember exactly on how I was able to contact Tyron (maybe thru Christian or Jade), but I’m glad I went despite the huge crowd. He sang onstage to promote his TV show for GMA-7 (Love to Love). I remember he sang the song ‘Like a Rose’ with that genuine smile on his face. Backstage, you can see the epitome of a typical probinsyano – he was quiet, smiling all the time and a gentleman.

My friend Ruby is a big fan of his so I am more than happy to tag her along (can’t find the pictures now T_T). Tyron and I managed to communicate via text in the succeeding days. Now I figured out why Christian and Jade consider him as one of their closest pals in showbiz.

Fast forward to 2008. SOP went to Dagupan for a mall show and it is timely because Jade Lopez is also a guest for that leg. By that time, Tyron Perez already starred in the critically-acclaimed Twilight Dancers. If I am not mistaken, he is the first Starstruck male alumna who bravely accepted such challenging role. When Jade told me that they will visit me at home after the show, I panicked LOL.

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In Loving Memory of AJ Matela

BAKLA AKO, MAY REKLAMO?! I remember the first time I browsed his website baklaako.com when I was still based in Dagupan City. He is considered as one of the real influential bloggers in the Philippine Blogosphere and he somewhat inspired a lot of people (men and women) to come out of the closet. He blogs about his interests and at the same time, write heartwarming stories about his own experiences and he actively participates in activities supporting the LGBT community.

AJ Matela and blogger friends

I met him for the first time at the iBlog4. Cai, Maki and I had a crush on him and secretly wished that he was straight LOL. Later on, we would bump into each other in blog events and Plurkfiestas. He supported me too in some events I organized for the company I used to work with. He is a certified head turner as people would take a glance as he enters the room. He is also a fashionista and he carries his clothes with style.

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