Limelight

The Alpha of Service: The Passion That Drives No. 49 OFW Partylist To Stand For Filipinos

A little less than 5 ‘o clock in the afternoon on the final day of filing for candidacy, Marissa Del Mar, founding chair and first nominee of No. 49 OFW Partylist, together with second nominee Jerry Alfante, was still hesitant whether or not to foray into the May 2022 elections. As they see time passing, with only a few minutes …

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“Kaliwaan”: A tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye

The scene between Bauan, Batangas policeman Marlon (Mark Anthony Fernandez) and his son watching a home video of ferocious animals preying at each other is a giveaway. The opening scene alone, the torture of actress Cataleya Surio in the hands of Marlon foreshadows the brutality of man to dominate humanity sans impunity. It says all about the theme of “Kaliwaan,” …

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Maja Salvador and Rambo Nuñez engaged, prepare love nest

As early as now, engaged couple Rambo Nuñez and Maja Salvador are planning not only their wedding day but the place they will spend their entire lives together.  In her social media spaces, Maja posted her video preparing the house she and Rambo would settle in, obviously, courtesy of a construction firm.  In the vlog, Salvador would pick up a …

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In-person launch of PH sex cinema book star-studded

After its virtual launch late last year, the book “SekSinema (Gender Images in Philippine Sex Cinema Enfolding Pandemia)” written by yours truly, finally, saw its on-site and in-person presentation recently at the Cinematheque of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) at 588 T.M. Kalaw Street in Ermita, Manila.  Actually, the event was scheduled earlier last January 29, 2022 …

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Sharon Cuneta, Iza Calzado, Celeste Legaspi etc. vs Nora Aunor, Toni Gonzaga, Dulce etc. in show politics

Who says dialectics is only studied and found in the hollow hallways of the academe and its resident intellectuals?  Who says dialectics is only cluttered in the corridors of power of any governing body of the elite and the powerful in any field?  Who says dialectics is only idealized in the jungles and war zones of the revolutionaries?  Dialectics, since …

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Pia, Catriona remain pro-Leni, Margie Moran denies Kakampink, Gloria Diaz, no word

While Margie Moran, 1973 Miss Universe, denied that she is endorsing the presidential candidacy of VP Leni Robredo, Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray, Misses Universe, 2015 and 2017, respectively, have publicly expressed their votes for Leni Robredo.  “I am not endorsing anyone,” clarified Margarita Moran-Floirendo, who is currently Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Center of the …

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Marissa del Mar: All her sacrifices pay off

She was dubbed as one of the TH stars in the early 1980s by entertainment writer Mario E. Bautista. TH as in Trying Hard. It was a moniker not necessarily derogatory but replete with wittiness and defiance. It carried with it an optimistic tone to succeed against all odds. Marissa del Mar might be sidetracked most of the time in …

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Brillante Mendoza, Vince Rillon get a breather in Balesin Island after wins in Italy

Immediately after winning Lifetime Achievement Award and Best Actor, respectively, at the recently concluded 19th Asian Film Festival in Rome, Italy, Brillante Ma. Mendoza and Vince Rillon treated themselves to a hearty summer treat at the Balesin Island off Quezon Province. Vince thanked film and television producer Wilson Tieng for hosting them at the captivating island which the latter replied back: …

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Veteran actress Gloria Sevilla’s dies in US, ashes to be interred in Philippines

The Philippines is still where Gloria Sevilla’s spirit reigns. Although she has gone to eternity, her memory lingers in each and every Filipino movie and television watchers who treasure her virtual presence onscreen. Just as she died while kith and kin took vigil on her in the US, her ashes will be brought to the Philippines. “It’s with deep sadness …

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“SekSinema (Gender Images in Philippine Sex Cinema Enfolding Pandemia)” book launched in-person

After its virtual launch late last year, “SekSinema (Gender Images in Philippine Sex Cinema Enfolding Pandemia)” written by this columnist was finally launched in-person last Saturday at the Cinematheque Centre of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) at 588 T.M. Kalaw Street in Ermita, Manila. Among the subjects of the book who graced the event were Jean Saburit, …

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