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MMFF 2014 List of Winners; Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay Win For English Only, Please

Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo and English Only, Please are the big winners in the MMFF 2014 Festival. English Only, Please lead actors Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado won the best actor and actress, respectively. Meanwhile, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo grabbed the Best Picture award. Here's the list of winners and nominees for the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.  Best Actress - Jennylyn Mercado, English Only Please Nominees:  Vina Morales, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Erich Gonzales, SRR XV Carla Abellana, SRR XV Best Actor - Derek Ramsay, English Only, Please Nominees: Robin Padilla, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Coco Martin, Feng Shui Dingdong Dantes, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles Best Picture - Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo 2nd Best Picture - English Only, Please 3rd Best Picture - Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award - Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Best Supporting Actor: Joey Marquez, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles Nominees: Kean Cipriano, English Only Pleas

Chikkaness Review - "Feng Shui" Consistently Delivered Remarkable Frights

Feng Shui comes out 10 years after the original one, it seems to pick up right after the first one.  Director Chito Rono continues to have a reliably firm grasp on creepy atmosphere. Along with his co-writer Roy Iglesias, they delivered a routine procedural with remarkable frights special mention was that involving Rez Cortez. The pacing was perfectly right with sequences effectively spooky. If I remember it right, I delivered three screams in watching the movie. It has a spectacular sound design and an interesting set-up whose story focuses on Lester Anonuevo (Coco Martin) who stole the bagwa in exchange for money to help sustain the needs of his family. Similar to what happened to Joy Ramirez (Kris Aquino), all the luck he received have deadly consequences to anyone who saw himself/herself to the central mirror of the bagwa. The two then joined forces together with the previous owners Lily Mendoza (Cherry Pie Picache) and Hsui Liao (Jonee Gamboa) as they fight against the cur

Chikkaness Avenue's Fierce Forecast for MMFF 2014 Awards Night

I consider this year's Metro Manila Film Festival entries as one of the best in terms providing entertainment value that will be greatly appreciated by the family watching movies together. Though majority are movie franchisees still those movies can stand on their own without you watching the prior installments. The festival is also highlighted by bankable stars that will surely delight moviegoers.  Here's my fierce forecast of the winners and their strong contenders in the Awards night that will happen at the PICC, December 27, 2014. Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado, "English Only, Please " Contender: Carla Abellana,  " Shake, Rattle and Roll XV " Potential Spoiler: Vina Morales,  " Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo ",  Kris Aquino,  " Feng Shui " and Erich Gonzales, Ahas episode of  " Shake, Rattle and Roll XV " Best Actor: Coco Martin,  " Feng Shui " Contender: Robin Padilla,  " Bonifacio: An

Baker Entreprenuer Cynthia Patos Is "The Great Dessert Master"

After weeks of intense competition in the kitchen, baker entrepreneur Cynthia Patos clinches the coveted Great Dessert Master title in Lifestyle Network's reality cooking competition show, "The Clash." Cynthia shares that "The Clash" was whipped up to test their limits and potential as bakers. Recalling the finale which aired on Lifestyle Network last Dec. 5, Cynthia animatedly describes the experience of being hailed as "The Great Dessert Master." "The moment that they called my name, was one of those out-of-body experiences that happen rarely in life, and the funny part was, I could barely hear anything that was being said. All I could hear was the giant heartbeat soundeffect that the producers had playing during the announcement," said Cynthia.

Modern Living TV Tackles “Entertaining At Home” On Dec 27 Episode

On this week’s episode of Modern Living TV, December 27 at ANC Channel, Host Bianca Gonzalez discusses with party organizers MC & Jen of Oh Happy Day events important tips of hosting a party especially this holiday season. Also Bianca will bring us to Parc Regency Greens in Iloilo City, a home nestled in Mother Earth developed by Property Company of Friends or PRO- FRIENDS. Meanwhile, host Stephanie Zubiri introduces a new segment called Makeover which starts off the Bedroom Make-Over  with guest Anla Li-Tan, a professional interior designer. For this episode, Modern Living TV transformed a 9sqm den into a lovely guest room. Catch these and more on Modern Living TV presented by The Philippine Star TV and hosted by Bianca Gonzalez and Stephanie Zubiri 6pm at ANC Channel. 

#THROWBACK 2014: THE GMA NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS YEAREND SPECIAL

Ilang araw na lang, papasok na ang taong 2015. Pero bago tayo mag-fast forward at mag-goodbye sa taong 2014, balikan ang newsmakers at noisemakers na nagtrending, umani ng maraming likes at comments hindi lang sa social media kundi maging sa publiko. Nasaksihan ngayong taon kung paano nakatulong ang Closed Circuit Television o CCTV cameras sa pagresolba ng iba’t ibang krimen sa bansa. Maraming netizen ang nagngitngit nang malaman ang sinapit ng 11-buwang gulang na batang ginahasa at pinatay sa San Juan City. Ginamit ding ebidensya ang CCTV sa mga kaso ng pambubugbog sa aktor na si Vhong Navarro at sa hazing victim na si Guillo Servando.

27th Awit Awards Full List Of Winners; Gloc9 Wins Album of the Year

Gloc-9 emerged as the most victorious during the 27th Awit Awards held at the Resorts World as he got the Song and Album of the year along with other four awards. Here's the full list of winners: Best Performance By a Female Recording Artist: Pasakalye - Zia Quizon/ Polyeast Records Best Performance By a Male Recording Artist: Lucky In Love - Paolo Onesa/ MCA Music Best Collaboration Performance:  Magda - Gloc 9 feat. Rico Blanco/ Universal Records, Inc. Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist: Ang Parokya - Parokya Ni Edgar feat Gloc 9 and Frank Magalona/ Universal Records, Inc. Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist: If You Ever Change Your Mind - Marion Aunor/ Star Recording, Inc. Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist: Lucky In Love - Paolo Onesa/ MCA Music, Inc. Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist: Waka-Waka - Koro Ilustrado/ Jesuit Communicat

Julie Ann San Jose Stages First Hologram Concert in the Philippines;Wishes To Collaborate with Gary V and Lea Salonga in the Future

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart  Julie Anne San Jose  conquers the  SM Mall of Asia Arena  on  December 13, 2014 (12.13.14)  as she stages the first ever hologram concert in the Philippines. In her concert dubbed as  Hologram , the multi-platinum recording artist is set to bring the house down with her powerful vocals, electrifying dance moves and undeniable talent in playing various musical instruments simultaneously using the hologram technology. I got the chance to ask Julie Ann with some questions and here's her response. What can we expect from your concert that you have not done before? - A Fiercer Julie anne! Maraming pasabog na mangyayari.  Who from other networks do you want to collaborate with? Why? - Gary V and Lea Salonga. Ever since, I have always admired them.  Although i get to see them during events, di ko pa po talaga sila nakakaduet.  Having a duet with them would be such a great honor.

James Wright: "I'm a singer, an actor but I'm much bigger than this"

Anak Ko Yan finalist and rising singer-actor James Wright is definitely a star to watch. He's not just a talented guy but at his core is a heart that's full of dreams and love. I had the opportunity to have a one on one chat with him right after the shoot of his webisode with Kylie Padilla. It was a day full of fun and music as I saw both of them enjoying each other's company along with their online audience. On his love life: Last Christmas, my gift was a break-up from my ex from Hongkong. Thar was the time where the person I love for two years broke my heart. That’s one of the reasons why the song "Sana’y Ikaw" came along. It’s a choice not to date anyone but I'm eyeing someone from showbiz who’s very similar to me in a way. On feedback about his acting: If there’s any bad comments, I just laugh it off because no one is perfect. No one is born to be an actor. Not everyone was born to do acting, singing, dancing, modeling so for me if I have mi

Dentist To The Stars Launches Clinic At St. Luke's Global City

Science and art combined on the grand celebration with proud GAOC smiles all over the place as Dr Steve Mark Gan opened its fourth dental clinic at the 9 th floor of St. Luke’s Global City last December 7, 2014. This is sort of his homecoming as he first started his dental group practice with a clinic in St. Luke’s Quezon City. Present during this momentous occasion were noted personalities and celebrities like Mayor Joseph Estrada, Senator Allan Cayetano and his wife Mayor Lani Cayetano, Piolo Pascual, Erich Gonzales, Mateo Guidicelli, Angel Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Daniel Matsunaga, Kristine Hermosa, Katrina Halili, Gerald Anderson, Derek Ramsay, Sam Milby, Carmina Villaroel, Carlo Aqino, Edu Manzano, Enchong Dee, John Lloyd Cruz, among others. Although it is located inside the country’s top hospital, Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC) has its own consultation room, dental laboratory, and treatment rooms. And just like all the GAOC branches, patients can expec

All Is Set for the 27th Awit Awards; Sarah Geronimo and Gloc-9 lead the most number of nominations

KZ Tandingan will open the 27th Awit Awards on December 12, 2014 at the Resorts World Manila. Past and present singing contest winners  Bayang Barrios, Kyla, Eurika, & Tonton Cabiles will belt out in a special number. Abra, Gloc 9, Lirah Bermudez and Ms Pilita Corales will also be onstage to give delight to the audience.  Gino Padilla, son Josh Padilla, and Marion Aunor will serve as hosts for the night. Sarah Geronimo and Gloc-9 lead the most number of nominations with 9 and 8 nods, respectively.  This is presented by PARI (Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc), 360 Degree International Music Production and MediaSync Production. Here's the full list of nominees. Will your singing idol wins? PERFORMANCE AWARDS Best Performance By a Female Recording Artist Susi ng Aking Puso - Eurika/ Aika Records Kumakabog - Eurika/ Aika Records Coming Home - Janice Javier/ MCA Music, Inc. Slowly - Klarisse De Guzman/ MCA Music, Inc. Pasakalye - Zia Quizon

Happening Now: Asia's Largest Queer Film Festival in Quezon City

  Last December 9 marked the beginning of the 8-day pink film screening at Trinoma Mall, Cinema 3 of Quezon City's Pink Film Festival. This coincides with the Quezon City's  75th anniversary celebration as a city Forty five films about lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders from fifteen countries including the Philippines will be featured in the country’s biggest outing of queer films.  The QC Pink Festival opens with the world premiere of prizewinning documentary filmmaker Nick Deocampo’s “#pinQCity,” about Quezon City’s LGBT community caught in its daily struggle to survive. Award-winning films line up the eight-day film program led by the controversial Cannes Film Festival grand prize winner, “La Vie d’Adele” (Blue is the Warmest Color), the German gay film, “Freier Fall” and the American documentary, “Before We Know It.” Among the participating countries are Sweden, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 

MMFF 2014 "Feng Shui" DoublesThe Scare

Touted as one of the best Philippine horror movie of all time, "Feng Shui" is back as it continues to scare viewers when the "bagwa" was passed on to a new owner in Coco Martin's character. Kris Aquino's character will help him how to stop the curse as the ghost inside the "bagwa" doubled and get stronger. Starring: Ms. Kris Aquino together with Coco Martin. Cherry Pie Picache, Carmi Martin, Ian Veneracion, Martin Escudero. Directed by Chito S. Rono

MMFF 2014 "The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin" Set To Break Box-Office Records Again

Benjamin "Benjie" Santos VIII (Vice Ganda) as he's on a new assignment as the personal security of  James “Bimby” Yap Jr.'s character, the lone person who can dismantle the bomb that was  set out to blow up the Philippines  by  Jan Jaran Jan Jan (Tom Rodriguez). The movie is the second installment of "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin" that made Vice the phenomenal star that he is today breaking his own top box-office records. Starring: Vice Ganda, Richard Yap, Tom Rodriguez, Bimby Aquino-Yap and introducing Alex Gonzaga.  Vandolph Quizon, Nikki Valdez, Kean Cipriano, DJ Durano and Ricky Rivero. Directed by Wenn V. Deramas

Get Ready To Embrace The Hashtag Generation in #Y

Take a peek into the lives of the upper class, modern day youths in the upcoming mainstream theatrical release of #Y. #Y assembles an ensemble cast of the country's finest young actors as led by Elmo Magalona, Sophie ALbert, Kit Thompson, Slater Young, Chynna Ortaleza, and Coleen Garcia. They were awarded as Best Ensemble Cast in the 2014 Cinemalaya Festival. Direk Gino intended to have the cast coming from different networks as his way to unify the three in addressing the message as to how to understand this generation. #Y offers an insightful look into the lives of the privileged rich kids as seen through the eyes of its main character Miles (Magalona) - a young man who is seriously contemplating suicide. This is inspired from the story of Direk Gino's friend from Benilde who jumped from a condo. Directed by Gino M. Santos and with a script written by Jeff Stelton, #Y chronicles the adventures of a generation that is greatly influenced and unified by social med