Now that actor Lance Raymundo is taking a little break from his acting duties, it’s best to know and talk about the films he has made before the early quarter of the year 2015 started. He finished those films in due time and out to be shown theatrically soon.
One of those films is Dota o Ako, in which, Lance portrays a rich brat kid addicted to the game DOTA on the internet.
“It’s a very timely film”, Lance said to a blogger over lunch. “It has a universal theme to the youth. That’s why I was so eager to accept the role because I knew, it will teach something and kids will learn from my character.
“There are consequences when you play too much DOTA games”, Lance added. “And my character in the film will realize that. It will make them think that life is not all those internet games, that life has deeper tasks and commitments to people you love. Many youths must know that a lot of people and heroes have sacrificed their lives for the country. Just like the 44 PNP-SAF young heroes who all died protecting our land, young people must also contribute something and commit themselves to greater missions, rather than simply Dota games.”
Indeed, Lance is a good role model for the youth. His image as an actor is so clean and dignified- but full of meaning. He has inspired many by standing firm, positive and strong after his facial accident that happened last year. After a brief period of recovery, Catholic and private schools invited Lance in many inspirational speaking engagements and that made Lance a “great crusader”.
“Through my films, I want to show something and I want people, especially the young, to get something out of it”, Lance said again. “I may be getting rather off-beat roles these days because most of the characters I portray now onscreen are bad characters, but somehow, they will see the bad side of it and they will know it’s not really good to be like that. I am thankful that my film roles now imply a greater meaning.”
Lance also portrayed ‘bad boy’ roles in the films Gemini (out to be shown on major cinemas by the month of February or March), wherein he did some sex scenes with great naughtiness, and Maskara (showing in March), in which he characterizes the role of a playboy-Politician.
“It’s totally a far cry from who I am as a person”, Lance said in the end. “Basically, I am a good person, I must admit that. But I am also a free-wheeling guy. And that makes a lot of sense.”
I never dreamed it would be me, My name for all eternity, Recorded here at this hallowed place, Alas my name, no more my face. “In the line of duty,” I hear them say;
My family now the price will pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears;
We only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind,
And pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me,
And with heavy heart and bended knee;
I ask for all here from the past,
Dear God, let my name be the last.
NGAYON NINYO PINATUNAYAN NA ANG PULIS AY PULIS PA RIN. NA HANDANG MAGLINGKOD SA BAYAN AT TUMUPAD SA KANYANG TUNGKULIN.
NA MASKI HINDI NA SAKOP SA INYONG PINANGAKUANG ALITUNTUNIN, MATAPANG NINYO PA RING HINARAP ANG MGA KALABAN.
NA MASKI BUHAY NA NINYO ANG NAGING MGA SAKRIPISYO, BUONG TAPANG PA RIN KAYONG LUMABAN.
HANGGANG SA INYONG HULING HININGA, SINILIP NINYO PA RIN ANG MGA LARAWAN NG INYONG MGA PAMILYA AT MGA MAHAL SA BUHAY.
TUNAY NA NAKAKATUSOK SA PUSO.
SA INYONG MGA BATA PANG EDAD, PINATUNAYAN NINYO ANG TUNAY NA KAHULUGAN NG PAGIGING ISANG ‘BAYANI’,
IAAALAY ANG MGA BUHAY.
ISANG TAWAG LANG PO NINYO SA KANILA,
NANDIYAN NA PO SILA.
ISANG BISITA SA KANILANG PRESINTO, HAHARAPIN KA NA NILA.
KAPAG NASA PANGANIB TAYO, SINO PA RIN BA ANG TATAKBUHAN NATIN?
HINDI BA’T SILA RIN?
ANG MGA PULIS.
MGA ANGHEL NA HANDANG MAGTANGGOL- PARA SA LAHAT.
SALAMAT PO SA INYO.
AT INILIGTAS NINYO KAMI,
SA PAMAMAGITAN NG INYONG MGA BUHAY.
TO THE 44 FALLEN PNP-SAF HEROES…
WE WILL SALUTE AND LOVE YOU.
(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio, sa petsang enero a-treinta ng taong 2015. Iniukit ng mga anghel sa panahong tanging sila lamang ang makakaalam kung bakit).
pahabol na salita mula kay sssip 🙂
“NGAYON N’YO SABIHIN NA TAMAD SILA, MANGONGOTONG, NANGHIHINGI NG LAGAY… NGAYON N’YO SABIHIN NA PAGDATING SA PANGANIB, HINDI SILA DARATING… NGAYON N’YO ISIPIN NA KAPAG TINAWAGAN NATIN SILA SA TELEPONO, HINDI SILA SASAGOT… TAO DIN SILA NA KAILANGANG MABUHAY, PERO PARA SA AKIN, HINDI LANG SILA TAO, KUNDI MGA ANGHEL NA TAGAPAGTANGGOL.”
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines recently organized a special gathering for friends and colleagues in print, broadcast and online media at the Silangan Hall of CCP’s main building. Billed as “A-Press-Ciation Lunch”, the said event is an annual occasion of the CCP, spearheaded by its Corporate Communications Division as a token of gratitude to press friends who have supported the Center through the years.
CCP’s officials led by president Dr. Raul Sunico, other department heads and division chiefs attended the event. Dr. Sunico thanked the members of the press for their continued support in promoting the artistic programs and projects of the CCP. The event was emceed by Irene Obligacion-Rada, director of the Corporate Communications Division and host of the classical music radio program Culture Carousel, aired over 98.7 DZFE-FM, the Master’s Touch.
In welcoming 2015 as the year of ASEAN Integration, the media guests were regaled by the performances of dance artists from Cambodia and Indonesia as well as the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, one of the CCP’s nine resident companies, which performed traditional dances to their delight. The event was attended by ASEAN embassy representatives including the Executive Secretary to the Ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia, Minister Counsellor for Social and Cultural Affairs from Indonesia, in person of Mr. Toto Waspodo and the Counsellor of the Embassy of Malaysia, in person of Mr.Raveendran Nar.
words by CCP P.R., with photos by: MR. KIKO CABUENA