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October.1.2012

FILIPINO eSCRIBBLES

Citizens, netizens set Oct 2 Day of Action vs. Cybercrime Law
Maui Hermitanio

Groups opposing Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Law signed by President Benigno Aquino III, will troop to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 2, to challenge the law which they say violates the people’s constitutional right to free speech and free expression.

The Day of Action against Aquino’s Cybercrime Law is supported by umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Kabataan Partylist, Computer Professionals Union (CPU) and other cause-oriented organizations. Bloggers and netizens will also join the activity.

Bayan will urge the Supreme Court to give due course to all the petitions filed and will be filed against the draconian cybercrime law.

Five petitions against the controversial cybercrime law were filed at the Supreme Court.

“The new cybercrime law reeks with potential violations of our constitutional rights including our right to privacy and right against unreasonable…

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The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)

March.26.2012

One of that hardest things in life is to create a review of a film based on a book you truly love or loved. Of course, you want to say the numerous differences and similarities of the book and the movie but something should stop you from doing it. It defeats the purpose of what a film is. Case in point, this film, The Hunger Games, where everything you wanted was eventually included yet you were still out there looking for more. I am not saying that The Hunger Games lacked the important elements of what it should have been but it just feels that the cherry on top of the sumptuous whipped cream is missing. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin (Wenn V. Deramas, 2011)

November.2.2011

If you’re blazing hot in the movie industry, just strike, strike, and strike until you quit or if people grow tired of your same old antics. And it seems that Vice Ganda’s following is really big. I remember the time when he was able to do a show in Araneta Coliseum. The freakin’ Araneta Coliseum. As said, even if you don’t try to be funny in the film, these same people would still attribute to it as one of your zany antics. Imagine that, comedy without even trying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rakenrol (Quark Henares, 2011)

September.26.2011

If there is an annual Best Nostalgic Filipino Film Award, then hands down, this film would nail it. In all its glory. Five years in the making, four band members, and a lot of familiar faces, director Quark Henares did something that suits him accordingly even if some pundits didn’t agree. And creating a film related to the local rock scene is a Herculean task, so whatever he does, he’d probably still be hearing negative reviews and positive praises. Damn if you do, damn if you don’t. But it all ends up with one thing, doing what you want and what you really love. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zombadings: Patayin Sa Shokot Si Remington (Jade Castro, 2011)

August.30.2011

A great friend once said, “If it is a great movie, it doesn’t need to spend on obscene amounts of exposure and promotion. A proved quid pro quo on quality and viewing pleasure.” Sadly, that friend doesn’t even exist but it establishes the basic principle on what this movie can provide. An ordinary Indie film that has an extraordinary use of script, stereotype, and punch lines. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th International Silent Film Festival Manila.

August.21.2011

Now in its fifth year, the Goethe-Institut Philipinen, the Japan Foundation, Manila, Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Italy and together this year with the Embassy of Greece, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines and the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film present the 5th International Silent Film Festival Manila. (Facebook Event) Read the rest of this entry »

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The Love Yourself Benefit Screening: “Sayaw” and “Zombadings”.

August.20.2011

The Love Yourself Project presents: (Facebook Event)

The Love Yourself Benefit screening of Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa and Zombadings.

Details:

August 23, Tuesday at SM Megamall
7 PM – Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa
9 PM – Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington Read the rest of this entry »

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