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For over a decade now, Filipino movies have been scarce at the big cineplexes, "colonially" upstaged by imported blockbusters. The indie film scene has been busy and bustling, but only a few of its products have made it to "mainstream" screens---or have been peremptorily pulled out because they fail to financially "perform." But the good news is that local movies could finally be staging a resurgence, with more local titles, mainstream and indie, reaching and touching cineplex audiences. At long last! The numbers have it. In the old, cold days, only one Filipino film would make it to the main theater circuits per month---two, if we wer...Keep on reading: More local movies hit the cineplexes
Actor Christian Bables, whose transgender woman character Barbie in the comedy film, "Die Beautiful," made him a household name, has no qualms about baring it all in front of the cameras, "if the script called for it." In fact, he admitted to having a butt exposure in his latest film by Chito Roo, titled "Bagtik" (Cape Signal Rock). Bables also said he would have agreed to doing frontal nudity if Roo had asked him to. "That's how much I love the craft. My passion for acting is overflowing," he explained. "An actor's portrayal should mimic life. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make my character more real and believable." Since he...Keep on reading: Christian Bables OK to do frontal nudity for ‘love of the craft’
KUALA LUMPUR --- Nineeteen-year-old Khairul Jantan of Malaysia stunned Filipino defending champion Eric Cray to capture the men's 100-meter dash Tuesday night in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Cray, who ran in the 400m hurdles just one hour before the century dash final, stumbled across the finish line in an attempt to catch up with hometown bet who clearly got there first.READ:SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdlesJantan clocked 10.38 seconds, while Cray wound up with a time of 10.43 to settle for silver in the event that he won two years ago in Singapore.Jantan and Cray figured in a head-to-head battle but the Malaysian soon established a half-stride lead goin...Keep on reading: SEA Games: Cray settles for silver in 100m dash
Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson challenged Vice President Leni Robredo and opposition senators on Tuesday to also attend the wake of a slain police intelligence officer following their visit to the wake of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos, who was killed in a police drug raid.The only problem? The wake for Senior Insp. Mark Gil Garcia was held a year ago. The tweet, which was posted on 7:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, featured an article written almost exactly a year ago by Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter Jodee Agoncillo, about an intelligence officer who was killed in the line of duty.READ:'Best intel cop' killed during third drug bus...Keep on reading: Mocha Uson dares Robredo to visit wake of slain cop – a year after death