ms. nora aunor, among others, receives the highest award given by the cultural center of the philippines!

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“2015 GAWAD SINING AWARDS HELD AT CCP”

 

 

THE Gawad CCP Para sa Sining awarded eleven individuals and two organizations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture recently at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining is the highest award given by the CCP. The award was conferred on Denisa G. Reyes for Dance; Fides Cuyugan-Asensio for Music; Antonio O. Mabesa for Theater; Roberto Chabet for Visual Arts; Ricardo A. Lee for Literature; Nora C. Villamayor a.k.a. Nora Aunor for Film and Broadcast Arts; Paulo G. Alcazaren for Architecture; Ben S. Farrales for Fashion Design; Leoncio P. Deriada for Literature, Talaandig School of Living Tradition for Cultural Work, Armida Siguion-Reyna for Cultural Advocacy, and Basilio Esteban Villaruz for Cultural Research. The Missionary Society of St. Columban received the Tanging Parangal for Heritage Preservation.

 

Denisa Reyes holds an impressive line of choreographic works that won critical recognition in the international dance scene. Her works focus on Philippine and Asian Contemporary dance and the possibilities of presenting current local issues through dance expressions.

 

Fides Cuyugan-Asensio is an icon in the development of opera and musical theater in the Philippines. She has also realized her nurtured gifts to conceptualize and stage the art and craft of theater in the country. She continues to promote young classical singers through the Music Theater Foundation of the Philippines, the non-profit organization she has established.

 

Antonio Mabesa is a theater artist and mentor who has involved himself in nearly every field of theater arts. While he is known as one of the country’s premier directors, directing over 130 stage productions, he is also an actor who has worked with the top theater companies and film directors.

 

Roberto Chabet, the first curator of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is credited with having introduced conceptual art into the Philippine art scene. He spearheaded the acquisition of notable works of Filipino masters and contemporary artists. He also founded the 13 Artists Exhibit.

 

Ricardo Lee championed the use of Filipino in fiction since the 1960s and screenplay writing since the 1980s. His numerous books are the embodiment of his creative and imaginative power enriching Philippine Literature and Cinema.

 

Nora Aunor is a multi-awarded Filipina actress, singer, and producer. She has also topbilled several stage plays, television shows, and concerts, and has received numerous national and international awards and nominations. She is regarded as the “Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry”.

 

 

Paulo Alcazaren has been contributing works to the field of architecture that are not only aesthetically pleasing but environmentally sensitive as well. Owing to his education of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of the Philippines, his works and that of his company, Paulo G. Alcazaren and Associates (PGAA), have adeptly integrated verdure in the urban setting.

 

Ben Farrales took his imagination to the next level and brought indigenous designs and materials into dazzling creations we see today, worn by prominent personalities in elegant balls, society affairs, and fashion shows. His patterns are based on the Muslim culture, taking the malong fashion in other parts of the world like Canada, Los Angeles, and New York through an exhibit called “Maranaw.”

 

Leoncio Deriada has won all the prestigious literary awards including the Palanca Hall of Fame for his works in English, Filipino and Hiligaynon. His most important contribution is his having encouraged and trained young writers in West Visayas and produced prize winners for writing in Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and Aklanon besides English and Filipino.

 

The Talaandig School of Living Tradition is a haven for pre-school children who learn reading, writing and arithmetic alongside traditional Talaandig values and mythologies, dance techniques, and music. The knowledge on the Talaandig people including their roots and identity are disseminated in the form of entertainment such as storytelling, chanting, music and instrument playing.

 

Armida Siguion-Reyna’s contribution to both the musical theater and the film industry is far reaching. In the field of musical theater, the television program “Aawitan Kita” for which she has produced, hosted and sang was aired for three decades. Her outstanding contribution to the arts is underscored by the awards she has received from different award-giving bodies.

 

Basilio Esteban Villaruz holds the distinction of establishing and sustaining the 34-year old program at the University of the Philippines College of Music and the UP Dance Company. He is nationally and internationally recognized and respected in the field of dance.

 

Since their arrival in the Philippines in 1929, the Missionary Society of St. Columban has been housed in the Malate Church (also known as the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios), and has continued to cater to the Malate area’s ecclesiastical needs. They have gone beyond their spiritual service to the congregation by also taking care of the church that they have called home.

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, which is given every three years, is awarded to artists or groups of artists who have consistently produced outstanding works, enriched the development of their art form. The award is also given to cultural workers, who through their works in research, curatorship and administration, have helped to develop and enrich Philippine art. The Tanging Parangal is given to individuals or organizations to honor their outstanding contributions to the development of the arts in the country. (Photos by Kiko Cabuena)

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2015 GAWAD SINING AWARDS AT CCP

ms. nora aunor: a ccp gawad sining awardee
ms. nora aunor: a ccp gawad sining awardee

2015 GAWAD SINING AWARDS AT CCP

 

 

THE Gawad CCP Para sa Sining will award eleven individuals and two organizations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture on September 17, 2015, 3:00pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). The event is open to the public.

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining is the highest award given by the CCP. The award will be conferred on Denisa Reyes for Dance; Fides Cuyugan Asensio for Music; Antonio Mabesa for Theater; Roberto Chabet for Visual Arts; Ricardo Lee for Literature; Nora Villamayor a.k.a. Nora Aunor for Film and Broadcast Arts; Paulo Alcazaren for Architecture; Ben Farrales for Design; Leoncio Deriada, Talaandig School of Living Traditions, Armida Siguion-Reyna, and Basilio Esteban Villaruz. The Missionary Society of St. Columban will receive the Tanging Parangal.

 

Denisa Reyes holds an impressive line of choreographic works that won critical recognition in the international dance scene. Her works focus on Philippine and Asian Contemporary dance and the possibilities of presenting current local issues through dance expressions.

 

Fides Cuyugan Asensio is an icon in the development of opera and musical theater in the Philippines. She has also realized her nurtured gifts to conceptualize and stage the art and craft of theater in the country. She continues to promote young classical singers through the Music Theater Foundation of the Philippines, the non-profit organization she has established.

 

Antonio Mabesa is a theater artist and mentor who has involved himself in nearly every field of theater arts. While he is known as one of the country’s premier directors, directing over 130 stage productions, he is also an actor who has worked with the top theater companies and film directors.

 

Roberto Chabet, the first curator of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is credited with having introduced conceptual art into the Philippine art scene. He spearheaded the acquisition of notable works of Filipino masters and contemporary artists. He also founded the 13 Artists Exhibit.

 

Ricardo Lee championed the use of Filipino in fiction since the 1960s and screenplay writing since the 1980s. His numerous books are the embodiment of his creative and imaginative power enriching Philippine Literature and Cinema.

 

Nora Aunor is a multi-awarded Filipina actress, singer, and producer. She has also topbilled several stage plays, television shows, and concerts, and has received numerous national and international awards and nominations. She is regarded as the “Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry”.

 

Paulo Alcazaren has been contributing works to the field of architecture that are not only aesthetically pleasing but environmentally sensitive as well. Owing to his education of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of the Philippines, his works and that of his company, Paulo G. Alcazaren and Associates (PGAA), have adeptly integrated verdure in the urban setting.

 

Ben Farrales took his imagination to the next level and brought indigenous designs and materials into dazzling creations we see today, worn by prominent personalities in elegant balls, society affairs, and fashion shows. His patterns are based on the Muslim culture, taking the malong fashion in other parts of the world like Canada, Los Angeles, and New York through an exhibit called “Maranaw.”

 

Leoncio Deriada has won all the prestigious literary awards including the Palanca Hall of Fame for his works in English, Filipino and Hiligaynon. His most important contribution is his having encouraged and trained young writers in West Visayas and produced prize winners for writing in Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and Aklanon besides English and Filipino.

 

The Talaandig School of Living Tradition is a haven for pre-school children who learn reading, writing and arithmetic alongside traditional Talaandig values and mythologies, dance techniques, and music. The knowledge on the Talaandig people including their roots and identity are disseminated in the form of entertainment such as storytelling, chanting, music and instrument playing.

 

Armida Siguion-Reyna’s contribution to both the musical theater and the film industry is far reaching. In the field of musical theater, the television program “Aawitan Kita” for which she has produced, hosted and sang was aired for three decades. Her outstanding contribution to the arts is underscored by the awards she has received from different award-giving bodies.

 

Basilio Esteban Villaruz holds the distinction of establishing and sustaining the 34-year old program at the University of the Philippines College of Music and the UP Dance Company. He is nationally and internationally recognized and respected in the field of dance.

 

Since their arrival in the Philippines in 1929, the Missionary Society of St. Columbus has been housed in the Malate Church (also known as the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios), and has continued to cater to the Malate area’s ecclesiastical needs. They have gone beyond their spiritual service to the congregation by also taking care of the church that they have called home.

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, which is given every three years, is awarded to artists or groups of artists who have consistently produced outstanding works, enriched the development of their art form. The award is also given to cultural workers, who through their works in research, curatorship and administration, have helped to develop and enrich Philippine art. The Tanging Parangal is given to individuals or organizations to honor their outstanding contributions to the development of the arts in the country.

BRILLANTE MENDOZA’S TAKLUB OPENS THE 11th CINEMALAYA INDEPENDENT FILM FEST ON AUGUST 7 AT THE CCP

“BRILLANTE MENDOZA’S TAKLUB OPENS THE 11th CINEMALAYA INDEPENDENT FILM FEST ON AUGUST 7 AT THE CCP”

 Taklub 1 Taklub-Nora 6

Brillante Mendoza’s award-winning Taklub will open the 11th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition on August 7-15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Greenbelt 3 in Makati.

Taklub is a story of three major characters – Bebeth, Larry and Erwin, whose lives intertwine after the super typhoon Haiyan ravaged the city of Tacloban – leaving survivors to search for their dead, while keeping their sanity intact, and protecting what little faith there may be.

Superstar and showbiz icon Nora Aunor plays Bebeth who searches for the remains of her three children in the hope that any identified records could match a DNA test from those buried at the mass grave. Julio Diaz is Larry who has lost his wife and consoles himself by joining a group of devout Catholics carrying a life-size cross around the city. Aaron Rivera is Erwin, who together with his elder brother tries to hide the truth of their parents’ death from their little sister.

Director Brillante Mendoza is one of the most prominent and important Filipino filmmakers today. He is the first Filipino to compete and won in 3 major international film festivals, showing authentic Filipino stories to the world.

In 2005, he founded Center Stage Productions (CSP), an independent film production outfit that aims to rethink and reinvent Filipino cinema by producing meaningful and relevant films.  His film, Captive, competed in coveted Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, while Tirador (Slingshot) won the Caligari Film Award in 2007 of the same festival.  Thy Womb, on the other hand, won the La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award in the equally prestigious Venice Film Festival in 2012, while Lola was nominated for the best film screened in competition for the same festival in 2009, also known as the “Golden Lion”.  But his most notable achievement is when he won the elusive Best Director in the well-renowned Cannes Film Festival for the film, Kinatay in 2009.  The year before, his film, Serbis (Service) was nominated for the acclaimed “Palm d’ Or Award” or the “Golden Palm”, the most prestigious award given to the best film of the said film festival.

Recently, the French government decorated Brillante Ma. Mendoza with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres or Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.  No Filipino director has been accorded the singular distinction of being ranked with the likes of renowned filmmakers, Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento.

Taklub is written by Honeylyn Joy Alipio. Armando Lao was creative consultant for the film.

Taklub will be shown at 7 p.m. following the Cinemalaya opening ceremony at 6 p.m. on August 7.  The event is open to the public.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers. 


To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of 118 full feature independent films and 96 short films.  Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals.  Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.

For more information about Cinemalaya, visit www.cinemalaya.orgwww.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya facebook page or CCP Media Arts Office at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705 and the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.  

“hustisya”: at patuloy na pipiringan ang mga mata ng katotohanan… (isang film review na akda ni robert manuguid silverio)

hustisya

Sa tuktok ng mataas na gusali ng Manila City Hall, may isang babaeng nangarap at gumawa ng isang ritwal para sa ikaaayos ng buhay at ng lipunan. Ang hiling niya ay hindi pansarili lamang, kundi para sa pankalahatan. Sumulat siya ng mga hiling. Naghagis ng pera mula sa tuktok ng gusaling iyon. At nagdasal.

Ang karakter ng babaeng iyon ay napakahusay na ginampanan ni Ms. Nora Aunor, sa pelikulang Hustisya, na naging entry sa Director’s Showcase ng nakaraang Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Lumahok din ang pelikulang ito sa katatapos lamang na Toronto International Film festival.

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Ang lipunan – saan mang lugar o panahon- ay sadyang mapagbadya. Nagku-krus dito ang mga pilosopiya at paniniwala ng Relihiyon, ng tao at ng puso. Umaagos ang dugo sa mga taong nakikipaglaban sa katohanan at kaganapan, umaapaw naman ang salapi at materyal na mga bagay ng mga taong naghahangad ng mas higit pa.

ricky f. lee, scriptwriter
ricky f. lee, scriptwriter

Isa namang akda ni Ricardo F. Lee ang masasabi mong makatotohanan, tunay na nagsasalamin sa mga pankasalukuyang pangyayari ng bawat siyudad at nasyon.

Kung inisip man ng iba na hindi naging maganda ang direksyon ni Joel F. Lamangan sa pelikulang ito, masasabi mong nagkamali sila. Banayad at simple lamang kasi ang naging atake ni Lamangan sa bawat eksekusyon niya sa mga eksena, pero kung ikaw ay tunay na maka-tao, tatagos ito sa iyong puso. Marahil, ang mga taong pumuna sa istilo ng direksyon ni Lamangan sa pelikulang ito ay takot lamang humarap sa reyalidad ng buhay. At baka rin, hindi pa nila nakita ang tunay na kalagayan ng mga taong nasangkot sa mga pangyayaring hindi naman nila ginusto.

ms. nora aunor and director joel f. lamangan
ms. nora aunor and director joel f. lamangan

Simple lamang ang mensaheng nais ipahayag ni Lamangan sa pelikula: Ang tunay na hustisya ay hindi makakamtan sa buhay na ito, kundi sa kabilang buhay lamang. At, ang huling halakhak ng isang babaeng naging biktima nito, ang siyang nagpatunay ng lahat.

Tatlo pa, bukod kay Ms. Aunor, ang siyang nagbigay ng mga kahanga-hangang pagganap sa pelikulang ito. At hindi sila ang mga karakter na may mahahalagang papel sa pelikula. bagkus, sila’y mga supporting players lamang sa pelikula.

chynna ortaleza
chynna ortaleza
angelina kanapi
angelina kanapi
channel latorre
channel latorre

Sila ay sina Chynna Ortaleza, Angelina Sparks Kanapi at Channel Latorre. Ang mga eksena nila’y pawang mga nasa loob lamang ng isang selda o kulungan (maliban kay Chynna na nakalaya at naging kasamahan ni Nora paglabas nila ng kulungan), pero damang-dama mo ang kaluluwa ng kanilang mga karakter sa pelikulang ito. Si Chynna ay natural na natural, si Ms. Kanapi ay grabe sa pagiging makatotohanan sa pagganap, at si Chanel, mapapa-“wow” ka sa galing niya bilang isang halos mabaliw na nanay ng kanyang anak na nagahasa. Kay sarap nilang palakpakan na tatlo ng malakas na malakas.

mr. rocco nacino
mr. rocco nacino

Medyo nakakita lamang kami ng kaunting “loophole” sa pagganap dito ni Mr. Rocco Nacino bilang isang batang tagapag-tanggol na lawyer ni Nora. At ang loophole na iyon ay ang kanyang KAKISIGAN. Napakaguwapo ni Rocco sa pelikulang ito. Kaya natabunan ang kagalingan niya sa pagganap. But he’s so wonderful. Simply wonderful.

May karapatan ang pelikulang ito na lumahok at mapasali pa sa iba’t-ibang international film festivals sa abroad. Ipinakita lamang ng pelikula ang human survival at ang walang hanggan na paghahangad ng isang human spirit na patuloy pa ring mabuhay sa mundong ito- at iyon ay malinaw na nakita sa karakter na inarte ng matindi ni Ms. Aunor.

Ang batas, ang pananalig at ang pagmamahal ay naglaban-laban sa pelikulang ito. Pero alin nga ba sa kanila ang tunay na HIPOKRITO?

Ang sagot ay iyong malalaman sa isang halakhak na umalingawngaw sa walang hanggan- at sa kamalayan ng isipan ng isang manonood.

ANG HULING HALAKHAK NI MS. NORA AUNOR SA PELIKULANG "HUSTISYA"
ANG HULING HALAKHAK NI MS. NORA AUNOR SA PELIKULANG “HUSTISYA”

“HUSTISYA”— ***** (five stars)

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

P.S.: HINDI PO ISANG NORANIAN ANG SUMULAT NG REVIEW NA ITO.*

10 best acting performances at cinemalaya x ….

“10 BEST ACTING PERFORMANCES AT CINEMALAYA X”

1.) AIAI DELAS ALAS (in “Ronda”)- She totally ‘transformed”. Subtle but intense.

2.) BUBOY VILLAR (in “Children’s Show”)- A splendid performance!

3.) NORA AUNOR (in “Hustisya”)- She never failed everybody’s high and unending expectations. Splendid acting!

4.) ELMO MAGALONA (in “#Y”)- Highly-internalized. A great crying scene!

5.) MARC ABAYA (in “Sundalong Kanin”)- Low-key but intense.

6.) ROCCO NACINO (in “Hustisya”)- Wonderful. Truly wonderful.

7.) REZ CORTEZ (in “Hari Ng Tondo”)- Great characterization.

8.) CHYNNA ORTALEZA (in “#Y”)- A very refreshing kind of acting.

9.) JASON ABALOS (in “Separados”)- Light but well-felt.

10.) AIZA SEGUERRA (in “Hari ng Tondo”)- Great and funny!

 

POSTWORD FROM SSSIP 🙂

THE LIST ABOVE IS SSSIP’S SPLASH’s OWN AND PERSONAL CHOICES. NOT TO BE CONTESTED BY ANYONE, OKAY?

WE CHOSE THE ACTORS/ACTRESSES LISTED ABOVE BASED ON THEIR NATURAL ACTING ABILITY, STYLE AND IMPACT ON THIS BLOGGER.

LET THE JURORS ON THE COMING CINEMALAYA X AWARDS NIGHT DECIDE ON THEIR OWN. THANK YOU.

sssip 🙂

aiai
aiai
aiza
aiza
nora
nora
jason
jason
elmo
elmo
chynna
chynna
marc
marc
buboy
buboy
rez
rez
rocco
rocco

“dementia” first look video: ms. nora aunor fulfills “something huge, something big” in her new film- “dementia”!!!

 

 

ms. nora aunor: great choices of films
ms. nora aunor: great choices of films

 

SOMETHING LARGE… SOMETHING HUGE… SOMETHING BIG….

IS ABOUT TO COME.

SHOWBIZ WORLD AND WAYS ARE GETTING TO BE “BORING, ROUTINE-LIKE, JUST THE SAME FACES HERE AND THERE”…

SOMETHING HUGE MUST COME TO CHANGE IT.

CHANGE THE PATTERN, CHANGE THE  “NEVER-ENDING CIRCLES” OF POLISHED PACKAGES AND GLOSS-

IN THE ART OF CINEMA.

 

will nora aunor become the outcome of a prophetic thought? "something huge, something big..."
will nora aunor become the outcome of a prophetic thought? “something huge, something big…”

THE SUPERSTAR RE-SURFACES.

IN THE VISION OF A NEW CREATIVE MIND… A NEW DIRECTOR.

IT’S LIKE A BIG PLUNGE COMING ON EARTH!

AND WILL DELIVER A “CHANGE”.

 

MS. NORA AUNOR FURTHER EXCELS IN HER GREAT ART AND FORM.

OPT TO BECOME THE NEXT NATIONAL ARTIST FOR FILM.

HER TALENT NEVER FADES… AND,

SHE MUST SAVE THE WORLD OF SHOWBIZ

BACK

AGAIN.

 

 

 

MS. NORA AUNOR IN “DEMENTIA”.

COMING IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER!

 

 

(written by robert manuguid silverio)

nora
nora
jasmine curtis-smith
jasmine curtis
yul servo
yul servo
chynna ortaleza
chynna ortaleza
jeric gonzales
jeric gonzales

 

Genre Psychological horror/drama

Starring Ms. Nora Aunor, Jasmine Curtis, Chynna Ortaleza, Althea Vega, Yul Servo, Bing Loyzaga, Lou Veloso, Lui Manansala, Jeric Gonzales

Directed By Perci Intalan

Written By Renee Dimla, Jun Robles Lana, and Perci Intalan

Screenplay By Renee Dimla

Produced By Octobertrain Films

nora aunor at direk peque gallaga: nag-akapan ng mahigpit for five minutes at nag-iyakan!

nora loves direk peque gallaga
nora loves direk peque gallaga
direk peque gets emotional with ms. nora aunor
direk peque gets emotional with ms. nora aunor
nora with direk brillante mendoza
nora with direk brillante mendoza

 

Isang kamanghang-manghang eksena na bihira lamang mangyari sa mga kaganapan sa daigdig o mundo ng Philippine Showbiz. Isang tinaguriang Superstar ng Pelikulang Pilipino at isa sa mga kinu-consider na isa sa mga Greatest Masters of Philippine Cinema!

Naganap ang pangyayaring iyon sa premiere night ng pelikulang Sapi ni direk Brillante Mendoza. Pareho niyang espesyal na mga bisita nu’ng gabing iyon sina Ms. Nora Aunor at Master Peque Gallaga. Pero dahil sa sobrang kaabalahan na ni direk Brillante, hindi na niya na-escort papasok ng sinehan (kung saan iso-showing ang Sapi) sina direk Gallaga at Ms. Aunor.

Naunang dumating si direk Gallaga at medyo matagal din itong nag-stay sa cocktails table area na kung saan ay nagsilbi ng mga espesyal na cocktails food sa said event a few days ago. At nu’ng mainip na si direk Gallaga, pumasok na ito sa loob ng sinehan, together with Ms. Digna Santiago, a producer, and direk Joey Romero, also a veteran film maker and son of National Artist for Film na si Eddie Romero (R.I.P.). Hindi na inabala pa ni direk Gallaga si direk Brillante na hinihila ng kung sinu-sinong mga tao nu’ng mga sandaling iyon for interviews, picture-takings at tsikahan.

Tahimik lang na umupo si direk Gallaga sa loob ng sinehan at saglit pa siyang binati ng blogger ng “Ssssip’s Awe” blog. Na-recall pa nga ni direk Brillante ang magandang poetic film review na naisulat nu’ng blogger na iyon sa said blog. After almost fifteen minutes, hayan na, humahangos na papasok sa loob ng sinehan ang grupo ni Ms. Aunor at escorted siya ng scriptwriter na si Ricky Lee. Ngumiti at kumaway sa lahat ng taong naro’n ang Superstar in all her humility. Pero nu’ng makita na niya si direk Gallaga, nagmadali na siyang umakyat ng hagdanan para puntahan ito!

And the next scene was so emotional in the eyes of one blogger na nakasaksi sa pangyayaring iyon.

Inakap ng mahigpit ni Nora si Peque. Mahigpit na mahigpit at puno ng damdamin! Siyempre, inakap din siya ng mahigpit pabalik din ni Peque! At nagbulungan sila, tipong very personal ang mga sinasabi nila sa isa’t-isa. Inabot yata ng five minutes ang akapan at bulungan na iyon!

Ilang saglit pa, nagka-iyakan na sina Nora at Peque! Tunay namang nakakabagbag-damdamin!

Sa pangyayaring iyon, masisiguro mo talagang malalim din ang naging friendship nina Nora at Peque. Marahil, may mga pangayayari na in the past na naging madamdamin sa kanilang pareho kaya nagkayakapan sila ng gano’n…

Late na nu’ng pumasok si direk Brillante at wala siyang kaalam-alam sa nangyari. Pareho na lamang niyang inistima ng saglit ang magkalayo nang upuan nina direk peque at Nora. Maya-maya pa ay ipinalabas na ang kanyang pelikula.

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

jericho, nora and “ang paglalakbay ng mga bituin sa gabing madilim” wins top honos at 36th gawad urian awards (newslink courtesy of: inquirer.net)

Imagejericho rosales in “alagwa”

Imagenora aunor in “thy womb”

 

Jericho Rosales, Nora Aunor lead 36th Gawad Urian Awards

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True to its tradition of awarding maverick indie productions, “Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim” by Davao-based director-screenwriter Arnel Mardoquio was awarded “Best Film” in the 36th Gawad Urian Awards held Tuesday night at the NBC Tent in Taguig City.

Mardoquio though failed to bring home the best director trophy.

Much-awarded indie director Adolfo Alix Jr. was awarded best director for his work, “Mater Dolorosa.”

“This is for my Mom who always supported me and allowed me to nurture my love for cinema,” said Alix in his recent status on Facebook.

The awarding was hosted by Richard Gomez, Xian Lim, Cherie Gil, Butch Francisco and Iza Calzado.

The best actor went to Jericho Rosales for his work in “Alagwa,” a film by writer-director Ian Lorenons on human trafficking.

Nora Aunor, as expected, won the best actress trophy for Brillante Mendoza’s “Thy Womb.” Mendoza on the other hand won best production design for the same film.

Best Documentary award, to the delight of many, went to the enigmatic “Harana” by Benito Bautista. “Harana” tackles the nearly lost Filipino tradition of serenading ones’ love at night.

Gawad Urian is given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP), a group of film critics and academicians.

Its active members for the past couple of years are Rolando B. Tolentino, Grace Javier Alfonso, Butch Francisco, Mario A. Hernando, Bienvenido Lumbera, Miguel Q. Rapatan, Benilda S. Santos, Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson, Tito Genova Valiente and Lito B. Zulueta.

The complete list of this year’s winners:

Natatanging Gawad Urian: Mila del Sol

Best Actress: Nora Aunor for “Thy Womb”

Best Supporting Actress: Alessandra de Rossi for “Sta Nina”

Best Actor: Jericho Rosales for “Alagwa”

Best Supporting Actor: Art Acuna for “Posas”

Best Documentary:  “Harana” by Benito Bautista

Best Short Film: “Ritmo” by Remton Siega Zuasola

Best Sound: Willy Fernandez, Bong Sungcang, Ferdinand Marcos Sabarongis for Lav Diaz’s “Florentina Hubaldo”

Best Music: Diwa de Leon, “Baybayin”

Best Editing: Aleks Castaneda, “Kalayaan”

Best Production Design: Brillante Mendoza, “Thy Womb”

Best Cinematograpphy: Whammy Alcazaren for “Colossal”

Best Screenplay: Mes de Guzman for “Diablo”

 

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Nora Aunor leads star-studded CineFilipino line-up (written by isah v. red of manila standard newspaper)

 

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nora aunor
nora aunor
nora aunor
akihiro blanco
akihiro blanco
angel aquino
angel aquino
eula valdez
eula valdez
jasmine curtis-smith
jasmine curtis-smith
kitchie nadal
kitchie nadal
sari and kiri dalena
sari and kiri dalena
travis kraft
travis kraft

“Nora Aunor leads star-studded CineFilipino line-up”
By Isah V. Red

CINEFILIPINO may only be on its first year, but the new film festival has already attracted many of the country’s most acclaimed talents. Leading the star-studded line-up of this year’s festival is the Superstar herself, Nora Aunor. The Best Actress winner of the recently concluded Asian Film Awards is playing the titular role in Mes de Guzman’s much talked-about movie Ang Kwento Ni Mabuti. The emotional family drama shot in the scenic Nueva Vizcaya, tells the story of a healer named Mabuti (Aunor), who still looks at life positively despite trying times.

This year’s festival will also see Primetime Princess Jasmine Curtis-Smith making her film debut in the suspense thriller Puti. Helmed by Mike Alcazaren, Puti is a gripping tale of a counterfeit painter who starts seeing strange images after a freak car accident. The movie also stars Ian Veneracion, Lauren Young, and Bryan Pagala.

Like Jasmine, Artista Academy alumnus Akihiro Blanco gets his first film acting gig in Ato Bautista’s coming-of-age love story Mga Alaala ng Tag-Ulan. The teen actor, whose raw acting chops have often been compared to that of a young Robin Padilla, will share the screen with the sexy performer Mocha Uson as the object of his affection. Rounding up the cast are Mon Confiado, Issa Litton, Lance Raymundo, and Pio Balbuena.

On the other hand, comedienne Tuesday Vargas nabbed the lead role in the romantic comedy Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin. The Talentadong Pinoy and Loko Moko U regular will play half of the wacky Filipino-American couple in newbie filmmaker Randolph Longjas’ cross-cultural comedy. Travis Kraft will play Tuesday’s American husband.

Another laugh fest to watch out for is Ron Bryant’s entry Bingoleras. The comedy of errors based on the intersecting lives of six women playing bingo, boasts of an impressive cast led by Eula Valdez, Max Eigenmann, Charee Pineda, Mercedes Cabral, Hazel Orencio, and Lisa Dino. Other notable cast members include Lou Veloso, Junjun Quintania, Art Acuña, Cita Astals, Amay Bisaya, and Coco Martin in a special role.

Kitchie Nadal transitions from rock phenom to movie star in the music-filled youth drama The Muses by Cebuana filmmaker Janice Perez. The Muses is story of sibling rivalry in the music business where two sisters find the hidden truths about fame, family and their own selves. The film also enlisted performer Janelle Jamer as Kitchie’s sister.

Sigrid Bernardo’s poignant film Ang Huling Cha-Cha Ni Anita tells the story of Anita who falls in love with the new woman in town. Playing Anita is Jay Bordon, while seasoned character actress Angel Aquino takes the role of Pilar, the woman Anita pines for.

Siblings Sari and Kiri Dalena of the controversial entry Guerilla Is A Poet are keeping mum about the particulars of their film’s casting. However, aside from the film’s cast audiences should expect more revelations in this daring docu-drama based on the life of Martial Law activist Joma Sison.

CineFilipino Film Festival will run from June 26 to July 2.

link:
http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/05/03/nora-aunor-leads-star-studded-cinefilipino-line-up/

Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s 2013 Gawad Urian OFFICIAL NOMINEES!

jm de guzman
jm de guzman
alessandra de rossi
alessandra de rossi
adrian sebastian
adrian sebastian
assunta de rossi
assunta de rossi
nora aunor
nora aunor
direk brillante mendoza
direk brillante mendoza
direk ian lorenos
direk ian lorenos
direk paul sta. ana
direk paul sta. ana
direk sigfreid barros-sanchez
direk sigfreid barros-sanchez
gina alajar
gina alajar
jodi sta. maria
jodi sta. maria
joem bascon
joem bascon
coco martin
coco martin
dominic rocco
dominic rocco

 

from sssip 🙂

Iba kasi ang taste ng Gawad Urian, sopistikado ang kanilang panlasa sa pelikula. Kaya hindi na kami nagtataka kung bakit nangingibabaw na naman sa taong ito ang mga indie films sa listahan ng nominees nila.

Mas mainam pa ang taste ng Gawad Urian, kasama ang Famas at PMPC Star Awards sa kanilang mga “taste” o choices of nominees. Pero sa isa pang grupo ng isang “award-giving body” kuno, na naglabas at nagdaos na ng kanilang set of nominees at awards night, sobrang tumaas ang aming kilay. Nakakapangilabot na mga resulta!

Anyway…

Kailanman ay hindi na-“tarnish” ang imahe ng Gawad Urian para sa amin. Obvious lang nga na this year, very supportive sila talaga sa mga indie film artists.

Pero isang ‘ama’ na nasa langit at isang ‘ina’ na nasa lupa ang tuwang-tuwa sa pagkakasali ni JM DE GUZMAN bilang Best Actor nominee sa taong ito sa Gawad Urian! Nominado siya para sa pelikulang “Intoy Syokoy Ng Kalye Marino”. Goodluck, JM. Sana ikaw ang manalo!

Marami ang humuhula, ang pelikulang “Thy Womb” ni direk Brillante mendoza ang hahakot ng pinakamaraming awards sa taong ito sa 2013 Gawad Urian.

Pero nakapagtataka ang pang-iisnab na ginawa ng mga taga-Urian kay direk Ato Bautista at sa pelikulang “Palitan” na unang naisip ng blogger na ito na mapapasama sa listahan ng mga nominees nila. Bakit kaya naisnab nila si direk Ato at ang “Palitan”? Nakapagtataka! ‘Yun na…

SA LAHAT NG MGA NOMINADO,

MABUHAY!!!

🙂

 

Best Film:
· Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Dilim ng Gabi
Producers: Cinema One Originals, Skyweaver Productions, Red Motion Media, HYDEntertainment, Alchemy of Vision and Light Film and TV Productions and Conrad Cejoco
· Baybayin
Cinema One Originals in association with Solito Arts, with the support of HUBO Productions Inc.
· Bwakaw
Producer –  Antonio P. Tuviera, Producer-Ferdinand Lapuz, Executive Producers Ramel David, Joselito Oconer & Michael Tuviera, Executive Producers Perci Intalan and Jun Robles Lana
· Colossal
Producer Joenathann Alandy and Paulo Alcarazen
· Diablo
Producer: Cinemalaya with Mes de Guzman, Line Producer: Rhea Operaña-de Guzman, Associate Producer: Gay Ace Domingo
· Florentina Ubaldo, CTE
Producer: Lav Diaz/Sine Olivia Pilipinas
·  Mater Dolorosa
Producer: Cinema One with Maan Dimla
· Oros
Producer: Cinemalaya with Joey Abacan and Paul Sta. Ana
· Posas
Producer: Cinemalaya with Josabeth Alonso, Armando Lao, John Victor Tence
· Thy Womb (Sinapupunan)
Producer: Center Stage Productions and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, with Larry Castillo, Melvin Mangada, Brilliante Mendoza and Jaime Santiago

Best Actor:
· JM de Guzman (Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Mariano)
· Nico Antonio (Posas)
· Kristoffer King (Oros)
· Dominic Roco (Ang Nawawala)
· Eddie Garcia (Bwakaw)
· Coco Martin (Sta. Niña)
· Joem Bascon (Qwerty)
· Jericho Rosales (Alagwa)
· Bembol Roco (Thy Womb)
· Adrian Sebastian (Baybayin)
· Ananda Everingham (Kalayaan)
· Anthony Falcon (Requieme)
· Deuel Raynon Ladia (Anac ti Pating)

Best Actress:
· Alessandra de Rossi (Baybayin)
· Assunta de Rossi (Baybayin)
· Gina Alajar (Mater Dolorosa)
· Ama Quiambao (Diablo)
· Jodi Sta. Maria (Aparisyon)
· Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino (Requieme)
· Olga Natividad (Mga Dayo)
· Liza Dino (In Nomine Matris)
· Nora Aunor (Thy Womb)

Best Director
· Arnel Mardoquio (Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Dilim ng Gabi)
· Aureas Solito (Baybayin)
· Ian Loreños (Alagwa)
· Whammy Alcarazen (Colossal)
· Mes de Guzman (Diablo)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Sigfried Barros Sanchez/Racquel Zaballero-Sanchez (Huling Biyahe)
· Adolfo Alix (Mater Dolorosa)
· Maribel Legarda/Maria Isabel Legarda (Melodrama Negra)
· Paul Sta. Ana (Oros)
· Lawrence Fajardo (Posas)
· Emmanuel Quindo Palo (Sta. Niña)
· Brillante Mendoza (Thy Womb)

Best Supporting Actor
· Joross Gamboa (Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Mariano)
· Carlo Aquino (Mater Dolorosa)
· Art Acuña (Posas)
· Dax Alejandro (Qwerty)

Best Supporting Actress
· Alessandra de Rossi (Mater Dolorosa)
· Mylene Dizon (Aparisyon)
· Raquel Villavicencio (Aparisyon)
· Alessandra de Rossi (Sta. Niña)\
· Joy Viado (MNL143)
· Clara Ramona (In Nomine Matris)
· Annicka Dolonius (Ang Nawawala)

Best Sound
· Diwa de Leon (Baybayin)
· Addis Tabong and Wildsound Ami (Posas)
· Wildsound Ami (Oros)
· Ditoy Aguila (Kalayaan)
· John Barredo (Qiyamah)
· Jonathan Hee Kai Chung (Colossal)
· Mark McCullie (MNL143)
· Willy Fernandez, Bong Sungcang, Ferdinand Marcos Sabarongis (Florentina Hubaldo)

Best Editing
· Mikael Angelo Pestaño (Baybayin)
· Benjamin Gonzales Tolentino (Mater Dolorosa)
· Lawrence Fajardo (Oros)
· Marie Jamora and Edsel Abesames (Ang Nawawala)
· Aleks Castañeda (Kalayaan)
· Dempster Samarista (Alagwa)
· Chuck Gutierrez (MNL143)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Kats Serraon (Thy Womb)

Best Music
· Diwa de Leon (Baybayin)
· Mikey Amistoso, Diego Mapa and Jazz Nicolas (Ang Nawawala)
· Diwa de Leon with Original Soundtrack-Nix Damn P! (The Animals)
· Teresa Barrozo (Thy Womb)

Best Cinematography
· McRobert Nacario and Arnel Barbarona (Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Dilim ng Gabi)
· Jun L. Pereira, Jr. (Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino)
· Louie Quirino (Baybayin)
· Carlo Mendoza (Bwakaw)
· Albert Banzon (Kalayaan)
· Whammy Alcarazen (Colossal)
· Tristan Salas (Diablo)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Albert Banzon (Mater Dolorosa)
· Rommel Sales (Oros)
· Louie Quirino (Posas)
· Ming Kai Leung (Ang Nawawala)
· McRobert Nacario (Qiyama)
· Alex Espartero (The Animal)
· Odyssey Flores (Thy Womb, Sinapupunan)
· Nor Domingo (Sta. Niña)

Best Screenplay
· Layette Bucoy and Allan Lopez (Melodrama Negra)
· Jerry  Gracio (Mater Dolorosa)
· Zig Dulay (Posas)
· Paul Sta. Ana and Obet Villela (Oros)
· Mes de Guzman (Diablo)
· Jun Robles Lana (Bwakaw)
· Sigfried Barros Sanchez (Huling Biyahe)
· Whammy Alcarazen (Colossal)
· Ian Loreños (Alagwa)
· Henry Burgos (Thy Womb)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Emerson Reyes (MNL143)
· Jeff Stelton (The Animals)
· Arnel Mardoquio (Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim)