Celebrate Year of the Rooster Spring Film Festival at Shangri-La Plaza

Celebrate Year of the Rooster with the 2017 Spring Film Festival at Shangri-LA Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City .

The highly anticipated SPRING Film Festival will be held from January 25 to 29 st the Shang Cineplex in cooperation with Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University .

This is the 11th year that the Spring Film Festival which features 6 films from China will be shown at the Shangri-LA Mall – Shang Cineplex. According to the organizers of the 11th annual spring festival , some of the Chinese films were entries to the prestigious international film festivals like Oscars, Toronto Film Festival, Venice Film Festival among others.

 

11th annual spring film festival 

Featured Films

There will be series of noteworthy films sure to delight moviegoers and enthusiasts is Wolf Totem , the story of young Beijing student Chen Zhen’s life among  the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia , where he adopts a wolf cub in an attempt to save it from death . The film was chosen as China’s 2015 foreign language Oscar entry and adapted from bestseller by Lu Jimin.

A Hong Kong University student in dire need of money takes a lucrative offer to become a surrogate mother for an elite couple . When the contract gets terminated , she refuses to give up the child and runs into hiding , until the biological father finds her , which turns the situation into A Complicate Story . In the hit romantic comedy Book of Love , a casino hostess from Macau and a realtor based in Los Angeles cross paths and ultimately form a magical connection with each other all because they stumbled upon the same book.

Everybody’s Fine sees how a father discovers spending individual time with his kids lead to gaining much of the honesty and compassion that has been missing in their family .

A comedy that leads to chase all over Europe , Horseplay had entertainment journalist Mui tracking down the notorious art thief called Nine -Tailed Fox . The plot thickens as Mui get stuck in quite an impossible situation with the Fox asking for her help to recover the ” Tang Dynasty Pottery Horse” and detective Cheung Ho seeking her assitance to catch the Fox.

Red Amnesia film shows Deng is an elderly caregiver who is determine to remain useful despite symptoms of an aging mind and insists of taking care of her two sons and mother despite their protests . The film was selected in competition for the Golden Lion ,  at the 71st Venice Film Festival. It was also shown a as a Special Presentations at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

The schedule of Chinese films with free screenings at 2:00pm, 4:30pm and 7:00pm.

Mr. Sidney Christopher T. Bata -Director Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies -Lecturer-Chinese Studies Program

Aside from the FREE movies , visitors can look forward to series of events hosted by Ateneo de Manila University –Chinese Painting Exhibit from January 25 to 31, enjoy an Afternoon of Beautiful Chinese Melodies : Chinese Musical Concert by the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University on January 28 at 3:00PM , and take part in a Pastel Painting Workshop with Master Fidel Sarmiento ( President of the Art Association of the Philippines on January 29 at 1:00PM . Finally witness the traditional Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance on February 5 at 2:00PM – Shangri-LA Grand Atrium

For more information about mall events and happenings : Shangri-LA Plaza Mall FB

Admission is FREE for all Activities , For the Spring Film Festival – Admission is first come , first reservation policy .So do come early .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards Night of the 2nd Wish 107. 5 Set on January 16

The much awaited 2nd Wish 107. 5 awards night is set on January 16, 2017 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao , Quezon City .

The wish-granting is one of the main highlights of the Wish Music Awards, Also one of the much-awaited part of the event is the granting of 1 million pesos to the chosen charitable institutions of the winners.

The gale night will witness not only the announcement of this year’s winners but also performances of top Original Pilipino Music (OPM) stars.

A total of 75 music acts are vying under 13 categories, special recognition will also be handed out including the ‘Wish Reactors Choice Award’ and ‘Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year’.

Participants last day to vote is on January 16, 2017 12:00 noontime . 50% of the votes will comes from judges and 50% comes from online votes.

Here are the nominees for the second Wish 107.5 Music Awards:

WISH PROMISING ARTIST:

  • Ben and Ben
  • Coeli San Luis
  • Daniel Ombao
  • Eumee Capile
  • Mayumi
  • Mela
  • Noven Belleza
  • Ryan Tamondong
  • Sam Mangubat
  • Zsaris

BEST WISH COVER:

  • “Annie’s Song” – Matteo Guidicelli
  • “Be My Lady” – Jason Dy
  • “Hawak Kamay” – Ogie Alcasid
  • “Heaven Knows (This Angel Has Flown)” – JC De Vera
  • “Healing” – Leah Patricio
  • “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” – Jona
  • “Ipagpatawad Mo” – Nyoy Volante
  • “Nanghihinayang” – Aljur Abrenica
  • “Never My Love” – The Company
  • “Panalangin” – Sam Concepcion
  • “Stay” – Daryl Ong
  • “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” – Erik Santos
  • “Your Love” – Michael Pangilinan

BEST WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNG ARTIST:

  • Bailey May – “Little Things”
  • Darren Espanto – “I Believe”
  • Edray Teodoro – “Beautiful”
  • Francis Lim – “Because of You”
  • JK Labajo – “Starving”
  • Kris Angelica – “Stone Cold”
  • Sassa Dagdag – “Halo”
  • Ylona Garcia – “Nobody Love”

BEST WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP OR A DUO:

  • 4th Impact – “Love The Way You Lie”
  • 5th Gen – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”
  • Ben and Ben – “Tinatangi”
  • Gracenote – “When I Dream About You”
  • Itchyworms – “Ayokong Tumanda”
  • Kithara – “Apo Hiking Society medley”
  • Leanne and Naara – “Ironic”
  • Let Gravity – “Alamat”
  • Mayonnaise – “Hopeless”
  • Silent Sanctuary – “Sa’yo”
  • Sponge Cola – “Bahaghari”
  • The Juans – “Prom”
  • TOP – “24K Magic”

BEST WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ARTIST:

  • Beverly Caimen – “Dangerous Woman”
  • Charice – “Pillowtalk”
  • Eumee Capile – “Wrecking Ball”
  • Gerphil Flores – “Dust in the Wind”
  • Jessica Reynoso – “No One/ Where Is The Love mash-up”
  • Jona – “Help Me Get Over”
  • Klarisse De Guzman – “Loving You”
  • KZ Tandingan – “Tadhana”
  • Leah Patricio – “All I Ask”
  • Liezel Garcia – “Saving All My Love For You”
  • Marion Aunor – “Zombie”
  • Morissette – “Secret Love Song”
  • Zia Quizon – “Hotline Bling”

BEST WISHCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ARTIST:

  • Bugoy Drilon – “One Day”
  • Daryl Ong – “Stay”
  • Erik Santos – “I’ll Never Go/Say You’ll Never Go medley”
  • Jason Dy – “Love Yourself/Sorry/What Do You Mean/Baby mash-up”
  • Jason Fernandez – “Ulan”
  • Jay R – “Parachute”
  • Jed Madela – “Forevermore”
  • Johnoy Danao – “Bakuran”
  • Kris Lawrence – “Eyes, Nose, Lips”
  • Luke Mejares – “More Than You’ll Ever Know”
  • Michael Pangilinan – “One Last Cry”
  • Ogie Alcasid – “Ikaw Lamang”
  • TJ Monterde – “Tulad Mo”

BEST WISHCLUSIVE COLLABORATION:

  • Garie Concepcion and Michael Pangilinan – “Say Something”
  • Jed Madela and 5th Gen – “That’s The Way It Is”
  • Kyla, KZ and Yeng – “Doo Wop (That Thing)/ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You medley”
  • Morissette and Arnel Pineda – “I Finally Found Someone”
  • Ramonne and Daniel Ombao – “Lay Me Down”

WISH ORIGINAL SONG OF THE YEAR BY A GROUP OR A DUO:

  • “Alamat” – Let Gravity
  • “Bittersong” – Callalily
  • “Coda” – Sponge Cola
  • “Hopeless” – Mayonnaise
  • “Pariwara” – Itchyworms and Ely Buendia
  • “Prom” – The Juans
  • “Sila” – SUD
  • “Two Four” – Gracenote

WISH ORIGINAL SONG OF THE YEAR BY A FEMALE ARTIST:

  • “Dahan Dahan Dahan Lang” – Ylona Garcia
  • “Epitome of Beauty” – Charice
  • “Free Fall Into Love” – Marion Aunor
  • “Ganito Ba Talaga” – Liezel Garcia
  • “Ikaw Ba ‘Yon?” – Jolina Magdangal
  • “Kapangyarihan ng Pag-ibig” – Aicelle Santos
  • “Maghihintay Ako” – Jona
  • “Naririnig Mo Ba” – Julie Anne San Jose
  • “Pocketful of Promises” – Solenn Heussaff
  • “Throwback” – Morissette feat. KZ Tandingan

WISH ORIGINAL SONG OF THE YEAR BY A MALE ARTIST:

  • “7 Minutes” – Darren Espanto
  • “Been Here” – Nyoy Volante
  • “Break My Heart (Some More)” – Jason Dy
  • “Hanggang Kailan” – Michael Pangilinan
  • “Hopeless Romantic” – Daryl Ong
  • “Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko” – Ogie Alcasid
  • “Imahinasyon” – TJ Monterde
  • “Kay Dali” – Elmo Magalona
  • “Owe” – Arnel Pineda
  • “Rescue Me” – Alden Richards
  • “Sino Ba Ako Sa’yo” – Erik Santos
  • “Wag Mong Aminin” – Rico Blanco
  • “When Love Once Was Beautiful” – Jed Madela

WISH YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

  • Bailey May
  • Darren Espanto
  • Edray Teodoro
  • Francis Lim
  • JK Labajo
  • Sassa Dagdag
  • Ylona Garcia

WISH FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

  • Charice
  • Gerphil Flores
  • Jona
  • KZ Tandingan
  • Liezel Garcia
  • Morissette
  • Zia Quizon

WISH MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

  • Arnel Pineda
  • Bugoy Drilon
  • Daryl Ong
  • Erik Santos
  • Jason Dy
  • Jed Madela
  • Kris Lawrence
  • Michael Pangilinan
  • Nyoy Volante
  • Ogie Alcasid

Movie PressCon for Pusit and Higanti at the Manila International Bookfair 2016

Goodwill Booth , SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

There were lot of people ,students  and visitors at the 37th Manila International Bookfair at the SMX Convention Center .

Goodwill Bookstore  together with its sister company  Katha Publishing is also celebrating their 78th anniversary in the business. Aside from the usual celebrities , basketball players , motivational and inspirational people having autograph and book signing opportunities .

The visitors and invited guests at the MIBF event got an opportunity to preview  back to back movies intended for local and hopefully film-festival entry for this year.

casts of Pusit together with Mrs. Maria Theresa Cancio-Suplico and Ms.Arlyn dela Cruz 

The  indie- movie was written, produced and directed by award winning television host , book author , journalist  Ms. Arlyn dela Cruz of Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The movie is entitled #Pusit which is co-produced by Ms. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico which casts Mr. Jay Manalo, Ronnie Quizon , Mr. Mike Liwag , Mr. Rolando Inocencio, Mr. Lehner Mendoza, Mr.  Zyrus Imperial , Ms. Tere Gonzales .

Ms. Arlyn dela Cruz together with some invited media and guests

Pusit is a gay linggo which means “positive ” , the film is not just awareness of AIDS and HIV in the country buy also Advocacy in the sense that they also wanted to help create more awareness . They also partnered with government agencies like Department of Health , local government units  ( LGU’s ) and schools.

Higanti poster

Another movie feature is #Higanti , which is very timely movie which tackles social  issues , broken family ties, extra -judicial killings ,  guns, goons and gold . The film is Co-written by Mr. Rommel Ricafort, Esmeralda Cortez, Bimbo Papasin, and Mario Mendez. “Higanti “features Assunta as Leni, the long-suffering wife of Alex, a politician portrayed by Jay Manalo. “She’s very loving and kind, while her husband is a cheater and is involved in illegal activities,” she explained.

L-R Mr. Kiko Matos, Mr. Jon Lucas, Ms. Assunta de Rossi and Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico

 

casts, crews and celebrities of Higanti 

The film also stars Meg Imperial as Assunta’s daughter Jean; Ms. Katrina Halili as Jay’s common-law wife Dolly; John Lucas as Jean’s brother Francis and Alwyn Uytingco as Jean’s boyfriend Justin , Kiko Matos as an NBI agent , Mr. DJ Durano ,Mr. Daniel Pasia  , Gabriel Papasin, Ms. Ruby Ruiz , One Rommel Ricafort among others.

This is not the first time that Mrs. Suplico produced a film, the first one was ” Sa Ibabaw ng Lahat ” which casts Ms. Gloria Diaz ,Mr. Ronaldo Valdez , Mr. Eddie Garcia  in 1975. The film was directed by Mr. Nilo Saez.

Note: There is still no tentative play date for both movies

Belinda Davids: The Whitney Houston Show PH 2016 World Tour

Belinda Davids is a South African celebrity and impersonator the astounding tribute show dedicated to  Ms. Whitney Houston will be performing in the country.

This live concert, featuring the breathtaking vocal talent of Belinda Davids, is a fun, heartfelt and uplifting homage to Whitney Houston. Accompanied by a live band and dancers, Davids performs over two hours of Houston’s most loved pop hits live on stage.

Ms. Belinda Davids

In preparation for such an anticipated show and in respect for Houston’s legacy , Showtime Management dedicated over 12 months to perfecting this production and finding the right star . After conducting over 15,000 auditions in 12 countries , accomplished South African vocalist Ms. Belinda Davids was selected to pay reverence to Houston with her carefully crafted renditions.

The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career, including ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and many more.

This fabulous production has toured South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the USA already hosting many sold-out performances in the first two years of touring.

The Whitney Houston 2016 show live in  Cebu on August 26 Friday at 7:00PM at the IEC Pavillon, Mabolo, Cebu City and Manila on August 27 Saturday at 8:00PM at the PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay City For more details go to link WhitneyHoustonPH2016.

Presented by DMC Philippines, in cooperation with the Gotesco Group of COmpanies , Gruppo Group of Companies . This event is also brought to you by Hotel Jen, the official residence and Novu hair.  Special thanks to Thrifty Car Rental and First Line Entertainment Club.

Tickets are now available at Ticket World outlets ( https://www.ticketworld.com.ph ) , SM Tickets ( https://smtickets.com/) .

For more information go to the link: FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/DMCPhilippinesEntertainment/?fref=ts

Star Studded Tunog Star Magic’s 24th Anniversary Blogcon

14th Floor Chronicle Room in ELJCC, Mother Ignacia Street, Quezon City

Tunog Star Magic celebrities

Star Magic is the country’s premiere producer of the best and brightest singers that many budding performers and singers aspire to emulate.  Apart from being the home of the finest actors in the industry , Star Magic also venture into Tunog Star Magic, the latest online channel where the music lovers can listen to the unexpected and much -awaited covers and collaborations between their favorite Star Magic performers.

Mr. Bugoy Drilon , Khalil Ramos and Bailey May

The performances would bring together celebrated and up-and-coming Star Magic singers to jam to the latest hits and their favorite songs every week.

Although there are a number of shows either on TV or online that showcases similar performances, Tunog Star Magic prides itself of being the accessible platform where the alternative pairings and performances can be seen.

Among the first few singers who gamely performed for Tunog Star Magic were Bugoy Drilon , Leizel Garcia , Khalil Ramos , Nash Aguas and Ms. Alexa Ilacad, rising performers like Ms. Kira Balinger , Heaven Peralejo ,Ysabel Ortega , CJ Novato and Ms. Kristel Fulgar .

Bloggers, online and print media were treated to an afternoon of selective performances and videoke -style contest with these budding artists. They are all passionate about singing and composing new songs .

Those who are raring to view their performances may do so every Thursdays at Star Magic’s official You Tube Page starting this July 28, 2016 at 6:00pm

Like the slum book of sorts , Star Magic newbies aims to introduce the fresh and new Star Magic artists that could be touted as those who are in line . It is essentially a platform for the fresh bloods to be known by the public through their personally accomplished profiles.

Mr. Jovit Baldivino

Both Tunog Star Magic and Star Magic Newbies kick off the star-studded celebration of Sta Magic’s 24th anniversary in the business.

Highlight of the festivities are the biggest and brightest Star Magic stars would gather and commemorate the year that was on the Grand Star Magic Day schedule this coming July 31, 2016 in ASAP.

 

 

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