“MASKARA”: ISANG KATOTOHANANG BINABALUTAN NG HIWAGA (isang film review para sa pelikulang “maskara”, sa direksyon ni genesis nolasco)…

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(vid above not connected to the film “maskara”. thank you to mr. “dixbuhay” for uploading this river maya vid on youtube.com. from sssip*)

 

Kung wala ang mga tinatawag na “Modern-day heroes” o “living angels”, marahil, patuloy nang matutumba ang magagandang kapalit ng kabutihan at katotohan. Hindi na natin marahil din makikita ang tunay na liwanag ng BUKAS.

May mga taong patuloy pa ring lumalaban para lumabas ang katotohanan- pangit man ito o mali, kailangang maibuyangyang ang katotohanang iyon para sa ikabubuti ng lahat.

Ilang mga journalists o manunulat na nga ba ang taon-taong nagsisimatay o “pinapatay” para maikubli ang katotohanan? Pero ang nakapagtataka, hindi sila nauubos at hindi natitinag ang pakikipaglaban ng mga mabubuti laban sa masasama. Dahil, may mga “unseen forces” pa ring nagi-‘intervene’ o gumagabay sa mga ito.

MASKARA. Marami ang gumagamit nito sa Modern-Day Society. May mga taong nangangailangan nito para maikubli ang tunay nilang kaanyuan. May mga salbaheng nagababait-baitan, may mga mabubuting nagpe-pretend din na masama para maprotektahan lamang ang mga sarili niya. Iyan ang MASKARA ng buhay. Ang laro. Ang pakikipaglaban.

Sa indie advocacy film na “Maskara” na produced by  Communications Foundation for Asia at kasama sa mga competing films ng ginaganap ngayong World Premieres Film Festival, ipinakita lahat ang laro ng mga taong nagsusuot ng MASKARA.

Para kang nagbasa ng isang Tom Clancy novel kapag pinanood mo ang pelikulang ito. Dahil tulad ng isang suspense-thriller novel, mae-excite ka rin at masu-suspense sa bawat eksena ng pelikula. Hindi rin “predictable” ang plot ng film dahil hindi mo rin mahulaan ang mga susunod na mangyayari. Simple lang ang estilo ng direktor na si Genesis Nolasco, pero epektibo.

Ito ang pelikulang hindi nagpapaka-“artsy-artsy”, dahil sa totoo lang, nakakasawa na ang mga ganu’ng estilo ng mga baguhang direktor para mapansin lang. Si direk Genesis, okey na sa kanya ang magandang backdrop o setting, basta ang mahalaga’y mailahad niya ang tunay na mensahe ng kanyang pelikula.

Kahanga-hanga ang ipinakitang ‘methodical acting’ ni Lance Raymundo sa pelikulang ito. At pinaka-intense sa lahat ng eksena ang highlight scene niya sa papalapit na ending ng pelikula na kung saan ay lumabas ang tunay na kaanyuan ng karakter niya sa pelikula. Napakagaling ni Lance sa eksenang iyon and we feel, he must win a Best Supporting Actor award for this film.

Bukod kay Lance, lahat ng kasama sa cast ng pelikulang ito ay pawang magagaling. Sa unang frame pa lamang ng pelikula, ipinakita na agad ang character actor na hinahangaan namin- si Mengie Cobarrubias, at kay galing agad niya sa unang eksenang iyon ng pelikula. Doon pa lang, na-feel na naming – “We are watching a good film that’s worth our time and efforts.”

Si Ina Feleo, bagay na bagay palagi sa kanya ang mga roles ng isang female journalist. May isa na siyang pelikula dati na ganun din ang role niya- isang lumalabang mamahayag, at humanga rin kami. Sa pelikulang ito, very effective ang kanyang portrayal.

Si Ping Medina, aba naman, ang akala namin ay ang utol lang niyang si Alex Vincent  Medina ang pupukyaw sa aming damdamin dahil sa lakas ng sex appeal, pati rin pala itong si Ping. Umapaw ng husto ang lakas ng sex appeal ni Ping sa pelikulang ito- portraying a mysterious government military man na nag-surveillance sa karakter ni Ina.

Kamangha-mangha naman ang estilo ng acting na ipinakita rito ni Lester Llansang, na kung saan, ang karakter niya ay lumitaw lamang sa latter part ng film, pero nilamon nang lahat ang iba pang characters sa pelikula. Kasi nga, nabigyan ni Lester ng tamang timpla ng emosyon ang karakter na ginampanan niya dito. Isang napakagandang karakter na pampelikula! That, of a young computer genius who did solve everything, every question, that sorrounded the many conflicts of this wonderful film.

Idinagdag pa ang napakagandang backdrop on the Moriones festival sa Marinduque, at properly connected ang setting sa mismong istorya ng pelikula. Kudos!

Nakalimutan lang namin ang pangalan ng scriptwriter ng pelikula, maski ba nabasa na namin sa credits ang name niya at narinig din ang name niya sa Q & A na idinaos after we watched this film sa Gala Premiere nito ng nagdaang gabi. Pero iisa lang ang masasabi namin sa sumulat ng pelikulang ito: “Ang galing mo!”

Sana nawa, marami pang “Jun Lozada” (isang famous witness) ang maging matapang pagkatapos mapanood ang pelikulang MASKARA. Dahil gaya nga ng nasabi ng scriptwriter ng pelikulang ito: “Si Jun Lozada ang naging inspirasyon ko sa pagsulat ng pelikulang ito”.

Oo, ang MASAKARA. Ito nga ang katotohanang binabalutan ng HIWAGA!

 

(SINULAT NI ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO)

PICTURES BELOW, COURTESY OF MR. LANCE RAYMUNDO, TAKEN LAST JUNE 26, AT THE GALA PREMIERE OF “MASKARA” (Entry to World Premieres Filmfest).**

lance: off to the gala premiere of the film "maskara"
lance: off to the gala premiere of the film “maskara”
ping medina, lance raymundo and ina feleo
ping medina, lance raymundo and ina feleo

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the group at their gala premiere
the group at their gala premiere
lance with direk genesis nolasco
lance with direk genesis nolasco
lance with direk laurice guillen (ina feleo's mom)
lance with direk laurice guillen (ina feleo’s mom)
chamee raymundo, nina raymundo (lance's mom), lance and a friend
chamee raymundo, nina raymundo (lance’s mom), lance and a friend
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ping medina, a friend and lance
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lance, ina and a friend

 

 

 

 

LANCE RAYMUNDO in “MASKARA”!

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LANCE RAYMUNDO: “ANG MASKARA”

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LANCE RAYMUNDO

“Our Movie‬ : Maskara‬ by Direk Genesis Nolasco will (entry for‪#‎WorldPremieresFilmFestival‬ 2015) will have its world premiere today, 5p.m. SM The Block Cinema 2! See you later! 🎥 ‪#‎FilmFestival‬ ‪#‎Cinema‬‪#‎Philippines‬ ‪#‎Arts‬ ‪#‎Culture‬ – Look for the Maskara Fanpage on ‪#‎Facebook‬for more details!”— (LANCE RAYMUNDO’S FACEBOOK STATUS TODAY, JUNE 26, 2015)

 

Ping Medina, Lance Raymundo, and Ina Feleo in MASKARA, written and directed by Genesis Nolasco

Gala Premiere – June 26 (Friday), 5:00 pm, SM North Edsa (Cinema 2)

SCREENING SCHEDULE (Regular Cinema Ticket Prices):
July 2 (Thursday), 1:00 pm – SM Manila (Cinema 12)
July 2 (Thursday), 9:00 pm – SM North EDSA (Cinema 2)
July 4 (Saturday), 7:00 pm – SM Mega Mall (Cinema 6)
July 7 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm – SM North EDSA (Cinema 2)

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denz jovelle, in her own words: “It STARTS and ENDS with HARD WORK” (courtesy of denzjovelle.blogspot.com)

DENZ JOVELLE: GRADUATE STUDENT, BLOGGER, ATHLETE FIGURE-SKATER AND UPCOMING ACTRESS
DENZ JOVELLE: GRADUATE STUDENT, BLOGGER, ATHLETE FIGURE-SKATER AND UPCOMING ACTRESS

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It STARTS and ENDS with HARD WORK (written by ms. denz jovelle)

It has been four wonderful years in the University of Santo Tomas that brought amazing memories in my life. I can still reminisce all blissful and upsetting experiences I had throughout my college life. It is brimming with valuable life lessons and eye-opening realizations. 

It was very surreal to know that I already graduated from college. It only means that my student years and tosh excuses are over and I am now stepping into a more competitive environment or the “Real World”, I must say.  To be completely honest with all of you, I am quite not ready for it but I will lightheartedly accept all the challenges that would help me strengthen my expertise. 

 

Right now, I still can’t believe how fast time has flown. Sleepless nights for thesis defense, group projects for a film and video production, presentations for Public Relations, reports for communication and media management, long-ass cases for mass media and many more. I survived all of these stressful tasks with the help of my block mates and friends. So, thank you so much!

I know it sounds cliché but hard work really does pay off! If you really put your heart on it, you will achieve it. Of course, I would like to thank my parents for the limitless love and support they have shown to me since day one. Also,  All of these blessings would not be possible without the guidance of the Lord.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

– Philippians 4:13

(link courtesy of: http://denzjovelle.blogspot.com/2015/06/it-starts-and-ends-with-hard-work.html)

FOR MORE UPDATES AND PICTURES ABOUT DENZ, FOLLOW HER ON HER ACCOUNTS BELOW:

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Twitter: @DenzSalcines
Facebook FanPage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Denz-Salcines/105348226280728
AND DENZJOVELLE.BLOGSPOT.COM

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ang barkadahan ni tita tessie lagman sa “sama-sama, salo-salo” radio program niya…

(ms. tessie lagman’s hit songs above in 1970’s as compiled by wilbert’s library of songs, among them the unforgettable “comeback, my love”… ganda ng boses, ‘no?—sssip*).

 

“SAMA-SAMA, SALO-SALO”

Ms. Tessie Lagman-Baloboa’s hit radio program!

A radio program with listeners as participants, discussing good topics for the night and with Tita Tessie also giving advices to listeners with problems.

8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. every Saturdays
DZRM 1278 AM BAND

 

(Photos Courtesy of: MR. TONY SUVEGA, TESSIE LAGMAN, CORAZON GARCIA AND JOSIE ALCANTARA).

ANG BARKADAHAN! (IN PHOTOS)

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MRS. TESSIE LAGMAN-BALBOA

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THE ELITES “BORACAY INVASION 2″….

from sssip 🙂

“how i wish i was here. let the pictures speak for itself… no words can best describe this second invasion of the elites models in bora!!!”

 

(photos and vid, courtesy of: mr. martin martin and OBRA CALLE).*

ELITES ON PHOTOS: MR. MARTIN MARTIN, KANE ROGAL, BELLA DE LEON, PAUL JANSEN ONG, MACKY MENDOZA, EDUARD MERCADO, ET. AL.

 

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a note of gratitude to my Chinese friends on my birthday this coming june 28…

 

I never knew I will be getting there. I mean, lasting for 51 years living on this earth (because this blogger is turning 51 years old already on june 28). It’s been a milestone. A miracle.

A vagabond, a drifter, a quitter, a loner, an individualist… but a FRIEND. That’s how I describe myself. On the regretful side, I think I never valued my life. I wasted it. But somehow, I kept on thinking, if I was not a GOOD guy, why am I still here? I kept on asking,”Why me?”

Why do I keep on seeing and appreciating the beauty of nature, the depths of love, the happiness of youth, the lasting glory of true friendships?

Why am I not bitter? Why do I keep on feeling and grasping the stars up there, who kept on landing upon my laps?

I just unleash everything… loose myself… walk aimlessly. But somehow, I felt there’s a mission tasked upon me.

In my 51 years of existence, one thing I greatly valued were my friendships to my Chinese friends. Most of them were half-Filipino, half-Chinese. Being with them were one of the happiest moments of life. Because they valued me well. They treated me with respect and KINDNESS.

That’s why on my upcoming birthday, I offer to them this little note of gratefulness. I love “China”. I couldn’t have lasted without the memories I had with them.

I may not be with them now, but one thing’s for sure, the joy and love they inflicted in my heart-

WILL LAST…

 

FOREVER.

 

 

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blogger sssip

(as the words were written by bloggger sssip, a.k.a robert manuguid silverio, june 25, 2015- together with two “hidden Chinese friends”, along with the other “62” plus one, in between sun and rain- amidst the lasting glorification of an entity called TIME, forever).*

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lance raymundo plays a poetry teacher in his next film!

 

It seems that, our friend-actor Lance Raymundo is getting the best kind of film roles lately. And his next film role which he is about to shoot on the next coming days is one very significant and caressing film role to date in the span of his film career as an actor.

“But I can not reveal yet anything about that film, everything’s a secret pa”, Lance said to his friend-blogger. “I just can’t say NO to you now. One thing I can reveal is: I am playing a Poetry teacher on my next upcoming film!”

Oh my. It’s been a blogger’s dream to see Lance like that of a POET. He had dreamed before of getting Lance appear in his “dream movie script” about the lives of Modern-Day Poets. But it didn’t push through.

Thanks to this new film project of Lance, which will also deal about Poets. The blogger can now see Lance act in a dream-like manner- that, of a Poetry teacher.

“The world of Literature is one piece of heaven for me”, Lance said. “And I will adapt to that character now, studying details about the personality-type of a Poetry teacher. I am so happy to portray this part as an actor.”

Now, we can say, Lance belongs to the “Living Poets Society”, a group of angels out to reveal still the beauty and simplicity of LIFE.

And the world will never be the same again.

JUST LIKE FOREVER.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

 

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a little story and a beautiful reminder from mr. angelo falconi of angelo falconi salon…

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MR. ANGELO FALCONI AND HIS PROFILE
MR. ANGELO FALCONI AND HIS PROFILE
MR. ANGELO FALCONI AT WORK
MR. ANGELO FALCONI AT WORK
MR. ANGELO FALCONI WITH MS. TESSIE LAGMAN AND OTHER CLIENTS
MR. ANGELO FALCONI WITH MS. TESSIE LAGMAN AND OTHER CLIENTS

 

MR. FALCONI AND HIS LATEST HAIR TREND MODEL
MR. FALCONI AND HIS LATEST HAIR TREND MODEL

A TRUE STORY THAT HAPPENED AT ANGELO FALCONI SALON, AS TOLD BY MR. ANGELO FALCONI HIMSELF:

“While I was cutting a girl’s hair here at ‪#‎angelofalconisalon‬ Shell Almanza, las Pinas branch, we had this conversation:

Gwenie: I noticed you’re using different scissors in cutting my hair. How many kinds did you already use on my hair?

ME: oh, i already used 4 types of scissors my dear.

Gwenie: Why do you use many kinds of scissors?

ME: Because it helps me achieve the result i want without stressing the muscles of my hands and fingers.

Gwenie: I see, But Tito Angelo, which scissors helps you the most?

ME: (And i was taken aback for such an intelligent question! I have to answer a long one! ahahahha!)

I almost can’t believe it.

I AM TALKING TO A 5-YEAR OLD Aliño GIRL!

Kristel and Jiggy, I am so impressed with your niece ha! And i super love your little girl, Genevie!”

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mr. angelo falconi with blogger sssip*
mr. angelo falconi with blogger sssip*

AND NOW, A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER TO FACE THE MORNINGS OF OUR LIVES, FROM MR. FALCONI AGAIN:

“Here’s a great morning beautiful reminder!

Cliché it may be, but if there is one favorite STRESS AND WORRY buster, in ‘human understanding’, statement my wife has told me, it is this line: Choose your battles wisely!

And my favorite line to alleviate stress and be worry free is the Biblical line that says, Give thanks in all things!

In any given situation, IT WORKS! It is really an effective way to protect myself from external factors, people, situation and life realities that steal NOT the peace and happy disposition that i have.

Go ahead, share so that others may start living!” – WORDS coming from Mr. Angelo Falconi III— (feeling grateful at DBP Village, Las Pinas City).

from sssip 🙂 “Kaya naman, kapag pupunta ka ng Angelo Falconi salon, mawawala ang mga stress mo sa buhay. Walang sisimangot sa ‘yo, at masaya silang lahat sa pagbisita mo sa Salon niya. It’s a great reliever from stress. Gaganda ka na, mag-iiba pa ang outlook mo sa buhay. Go and visit naaaahhhh!”

click this link to know more about Angelo Falconi Chain of Salons:

(https://www.facebook.com/ANGELOFALCONISALON?fref=ts)

“memories of old manila (moom)” fb site welcomes ms. tessie lagman as part of their group…

ms. tessie lagman with her new hair style color courtesy of: ANGELO FALCONI BEAUTY SALON
ms. tessie lagman with her new hair style color courtesy of: ANGELO FALCONI BEAUTY SALON
MS. TESSIE LAGMAN ON HER RADIO SHOW
MS. TESSIE LAGMAN ON HER RADIO SHOW
MS. TESSIE LAGMAN AS PHOTOGRAPHED BY BLOGGER SSSIP
MS. TESSIE LAGMAN AS PHOTOGRAPHED BY BLOGGER SSSIP
THE NEW TESSIE LAGMAN-BALBOA
THE NEW TESSIE LAGMAN-BALBOA
TESSIE WITH HER RADIO FAMILY
TESSIE WITH HER RADIO FAMILY
TESSIE IN A PHOTOGRAPH BY BLOGGER SSSIP
TESSIE IN A PHOTOGRAPH BY BLOGGER SSSIP
***Luis Reambonanza (admin)‎ to “Memories of Old Manila“:


Ka-MOOMers, please welcome Ms. Tessie Lagman-Balboa in MOOM

Tessie Lagman is an actress, known for Nora in Wonderland (1970), Laff Story (1971) and Fiesta extravaganza ’71 (1971). She also recorded songs during the early 1970s like… COME BACK MY LOVE, ONCE THERE WAS A LOVE, I NEED YOU, AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME among others and a radio anchor over Philippine Broadcasting System “Sama-Sama, Salo-Salo” DZRM 1278 kHz.”

FROM SSSIP 🙂 “NOW I CAN SAY, THE BEST PA RIN ANG MGA ‘OLDIES BUT GOODIES’, JUST LIKE THE ‘MEMORIES OF OLD MANILA’ FACEBOOK PAGE, TALAGANG HINDI PA RIN NALILIMUTAN NG MGA TAO ANG MGA MAGAGALING AT TUNAY NA BETERANONG MGA CELEBRITIES AT KLASIKONG MGA SIMBOLO NG NAGDAAN. MOOMERS, STAY ON!!!”

(link courtesy of: MEMORIES OF OLD MANILA FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/memoriesoldmanila/)

MANY THANKS TO MR. Luis Reambonanza AND MR. Arnold Gamboa (admins of MOOM).*

sa taping ni denz jovelle para sa personage…

MS. DENZ JOVELLE GUESTS IN "PERSONAGE"
MS. DENZ JOVELLE GUESTS IN “PERSONAGE”

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DENZ

 

BONDING TIME WITH DENZ AND CARLA
BONDING TIME WITH DENZ AND CARLA
CARLA LIZARDO INTERVIEWS DENZ
CARLA LIZARDO INTERVIEWS DENZ
MS. CARLA LIZARDO INSIDE THE VAN OF PTV-4
MS. CARLA LIZARDO INSIDE THE VAN OF PTV-4
THIS BLOGGER WITH THE "PERSONAGE" TEAM
THIS BLOGGER WITH THE “PERSONAGE” TEAM

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THE DIRECTOR OF "PERSONAGE"- PEDRO KIDLAT KRAYOLA, A.K.A. PETE SICAT
THE DIRECTOR OF “PERSONAGE”- PEDRO KIDLAT KRAYOLA, A.K.A. PETE SICAT
DENZ POSES FOR THE TV CAMERA
DENZ POSES FOR THE TV CAMERA
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CARLA LIZARDO
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DENZ JOVELLE

Excited na excited ang isang blogger nu’ng araw na iyon, nitong nagdaang linggo lamang para sa taping ng “baby” ng SSSIP’s “AWE” na walang iba kundi si Miss Denz Jovelle. Para iyon sa TV program na “Personage” ng PTV-4. Isang buong full-length episode ang inilaan ng nasabing programa para kay Denz.

Mainit naman ang ginawang pagtanggap ng pamilya ni Denz, including her ever-loving and supportive parents na sina Mr. & Mrs. Salcines. Isinagawa kasi ang nasabing taping sa simpleng old house ng mga Salcines sa may Sta. Ana, Manila. Mas minabuti kasi ng Personage staff & team na “on location” na sila palagi sa bawat episodes ng programa nila, since medyo boring na kapag laging sa studio ng PTV-4 ginagawa ang taping. Kaya naman nagpaunlak si Denz at ang pamilya niya na sa kanilang tahanan na lamang gawin ang taping.

Kasama rin ng Personage team nu’ng araw na iyon si Ms. Carla Lizardo, ang beauty queen-host ng nasabing programa, na agad namang nakipag-bonding kay Denz in-between breaks ng naganap na taping. Very smooth lang ang naganap na taping at magaling na sumagot si Denz sa bawat interview questions ni Carla sa kanya.

Pinag-usapan sa naganap na taping ang pagiging isang ice-figure skater ni Denz since she was six years old, ang kanyang masidhing pagnanasa na makapagtapos sa Kolehiyo, at ang kanyang pagpasok sa mundo ng pag-arte ngayon via her first introductory film entitled “Butanding”, na mula sa direksyon ng batikang si Edd Palmos.

Ipapalabas ang episode na ito ng guesting ni Denz sa nabanggit na programa two weeks from now, sa unang linggo ng buwan ng Hulyo. Tiyak niyan na marami ang mai-inspire sa buhay ni Denz na isang young achiever, who started becoming an athlete at a very young age, pero nagawa pa ring pagsikapan ang kanyang pag-aaral. Maging magandang ehemplo sana sa lahat ang magandang adhikain ni Denz sa kanyang buhay.

Panoorin si Denz sa programang “Personage”, soon!

 

(words and photos by ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO).

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DENZ JOVELLE: AN UPCOMING ACTRESS
DENZ JOVELLE: AN UPCOMING ACTRESS