“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).**

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

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the group at their gala premiere
the group at their gala premiere
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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
lance, ina and a friend
lance, ina and a friend

 

 

 

 

LANCE RAYMUNDO in “MASKARA”!

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LANCE RAYMUNDO: “ANG MASKARA”

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“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)

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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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(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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