Rhian Ramos (right) and Glaiza de Castro play lovers in “The Rich Man’s Daughter” on GMA-7
If you still don’t know by now, there is a more-than-a-week-old teleserye on GMA-7 that tackles the story of true love between two women titled “The Rich Man’s Daughter” – from the same team that brought us “My Husband’s Lover” almost two years ago.
The synopsis (as stated on Wikipedia): As Jade (Played by Rhian Ramos) discovers something about herself and upholds her personal truths, will she still be able to experience unconditional love from her family and friends? Will she be able to hold on to her personal truths and fight for her love even if it will destroy her family? She is a woman looking for answers. Is she willing to break her family’s traditions? The youngest and only daughter, Jade is the family’s jewel. When she meets Althea, everyone’s perspective of her life and personal changes.
Watch a video of the show’s storyline now.
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Directed by Dominic Zapata, “The Rich Man’s Daughter” stars Rhian Ramos, Glaiza de Castro, Luis Alandy, Mike Tan, Katrina Halili, Gloria Romero, Al Tantay, Glydel Mercado, Chynna Ortaleza, Pauleen Luna, TJ Trinidad, Paolo Contis and Charee Pineda. You can catch it on GMA-7 Mondays-Fridays at around 9:45PM.
It’s Sunday. Let’s take a much-needed breather from all the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 frenzy just for today so I can introduce one male personality who is very likely to become the next matinee idol of Philippine showbiz.
Some might ask, “Benjamin who?” Well, the guy is a talent of the now-famous Mercator Model and Artist Management and is being handled by head honcho Jonas Gaffud who divides his time between making beauty queens and transforming models into hot celebrities. He is most definitely a cutie of a hunk – what with that good-looking face, those piercing eyes, and a pretty nice built. You’d better get ready to see more of him in the next few months as he starts embarking on a showbiz career that should make ‘Benjamin Alves‘ a household name in no time at all.
During the contract signing: (L-R) GMA Entertainment TV’s OIC Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Benjamin Alves, Jonas Gaffud (Benjamin’s manager) and GMA Films President Annette Gozon-Abrogar
Just earlier this week, Benjamin became a certified ‘Kapuso‘ after signing an exclusive contract with GMA-7 which signals his big-time entry into TV and the movies. Knowing the network, I trust that he will be initially casted in one of its’ top-rating primetime or afternoon prime teleseryes for starters. He should also be seen taking part in the Sunday musical-dance/variety program ‘Party Pilipinas’ plus guest appearances in some GMA-7 and GMA News TV shows.
With those killer looks, how can Benjamin Alves miss?
Benjamin – co-managed by GMA Artist Center and Mercator – will be gradually molded into a dramatic actor in hopes of assuming leading-man status and getting paired with some of the network’s top actresses like Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Rhian Ramos, Carla Abellana and Glaiza de Castro. Movies will most probably be in the offing as well. GMA Films has been steadily churning out a variety of flicks where he could get a role or two in the near future.
So what does the future hold for this tall and handsome 23 year-old? A lot, I reckon. He can fill the niche of GMA-7’s stable of artists waiting to be the next Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gutierrez or Dennis Trillo.
Remember the name – Benjamin Alves. Watch out for more as he boldly steps up to the showbiz plate. 😉
Before Quark goes on a long sabbatical from filmmaking to pursue higher studies in the US, he offers this movie that deals on the Filipinos’ love for music, love for life, and love for love.
At first glance, it looks like something tailor made for the rock-and-roll persona in all of us. But I think it actually goes beyond that and delves deeper on the angst-ridden airwaves running through the minds of the youth (35 years old and below) while experiencing the joy & pain of pure love.
“Rakenrol” stars Jason Abalos, Glaiza de Castro, Diether Ocampo, Alwyn Uytingco, Ketchup Eusebio and Matet de Leon. Director Quark Henares collaborated on the screenplay with Diego Castillo. It will be screened at the CCP Main Theatre on July 23, 9pm. If you want to watch, good luck with getting a ticket because it might be close to sold out by now.
But I’m sure it will have post-festival limited runs either at Greenbelt or the other multiplexes in the metro.
First off, how do you read the title “I-libings”? It could mean “to bury” if spoken as “ilibing“. On the other hand, it could also refer to a play of letters (e.g. iPod or iMac or iPad) that makes the word sound like an electronic advancement by way of funeral/burial videography. However which way you read it, the movie certainly makes for a curious watch during Cinemalaya 2011.
A coming of age story about Isabel’s lessons and realizations on life and death as a funeral videography intern. Due to her family situation, Isabel is cynical and skeptical of everything that comes her way. When she enters the I-libings for her required college internship, she sees it as the worst internship her college adviser could suggest to her. Later as she accumulates her required hours, she realizes that the company is not just a place where videographers make money out of other people’s misfortunes but is a place where the dead and the grieving receive special attention. It all comes full circle when Isabel is faced with an unusual family tragedy. Isabel realizes that her internship might have been just 200 hours, but the lessons that the I-libings left her would last a lifetime.
The dramedy is directed by Rommel Sales and stars Glaiza de Castro as Isabel. She is joined by Marc Abaya, Carlo Aquino, Rez Cortez, Alchris Galura, Louella de Cordova and Earl Ignacio.
Want to watch “I-libings“? Then catch the movie during Cinemalaya 2011 from July 15-24, 2011. You can visit their website for screening schedules. 😉
“Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” (The Dance of Two Left Feet)
directed by Alvin Yapan, starring Jean Garcia, Paulo Avelino and Rocco Nacino
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“Busong” (Palawan Fate)
directed by Auraeus Solito, starring Alessandra de Rossi and Clifford Banagale
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“Patikul“ (the word refers to a poor municipality in Sulu)
directed by Joel Lamangan, starring Marvin Agustin, Glaiza de Castro, Ciara Sotto, Allen Dizon, Angeli Nicole Sanoy
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“Isda“ (Fable of the Fish)
directed by Adolf Alix Jr., starring Cherry Pie Picache, Angel Aquino, Bembol Roco, Evelyn Vargas and Anita Linda
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directed by Gabriel “Gio” Puyat, starring Ping Medina
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Here’s the Official Press Release of Cinemalaya 2011 which will run from July 15-24, 2011:
Thirty one new digital films compete in 2011 Cinemalaya
Thirty one new digital films will compete in the 2011 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in Manila from July 15 to 24, 2011. Now on its seventh year, Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Film Development Council of the Philippines and Econolink Investments, Inc. It is an all-digital film festival that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. Cinemalaya’s main competition categories are the New Breed full feature category and the Short Feature category featuring works by new directors. The Directors Showcase is a competition for works by established directors.
Nine films will compete in the New Breed full length feature category; ten in the Short feature category and four in the Directors Showcase. Competing in the New Breed category are: Amok (Amok) by Lawrence Fajardo; Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank) by Chris Martinez; Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (The Dance of Two Left Feet) by Alemberg Ang and Alvin Yapan; Baby Factory by Eduardo W. Roy, Jr. and Jerome Zamora; Cuchera by Joseph Israel M. Laban and Janice O’Hara; I-libings: Your Loss, Our Luck (E-funerals) by Rommel Andreo Sales; Ligo na U, Lapit Na Me by Noel Ferrer, Jerry Gracio and Erick Salud; Niño by Loy Arcenas; and Teoriya (Father’s Way) by Alistaire Christian E. Chan.
The nine finalists of the New Breed Full Length Feature category each received a P500,000 seed grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation as investment for the production. The Best Full Length Feature Film will receive a prize of P200,000 and the Balanghai Trophy. The New Breed Full Length feature category is open to Filipino filmmakers who have not yet directed more than three full feature films.
The ten finalists in the Short Feature category are: Oliver’s Apartment by Misha Balangue, Hanapbuhay (Source of Living) by Henry Frejas, Un Diutay Mundo(one Small World) by Ana Carlyn V. Lim, Immanuel by Gabriel “Gio” Puyat, Hazardby Mikhail Red, Walang Katapusang Kwarto (An Endless Room) by Emerson Reyes, Debut by Pamela Llanes Reyes, Samarito (Smaritan) by Rafael L. Santos,Every Other Time by Gino M. Santos, and Nino Bonito by Rommel “Milo” Tolentino. The winner of the Short Feature Category will receive a prize of P100,000.00 and the Balanghai trophy.
The four finalists in the Directors Showcase are: Bisperas (Eve) by Jeffrey Jeturian; Busong (Palawan Fate) by Auraeus Solito; Isda (Fable of the Fish) by Adolfo Alix Jr. and Patikul by Joel C. Lamangan. The finalists of the Directors showcase each received a P500,000 seed grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation. The Best Film in the Directors Showcase will receive a prize of P300,000 and the Balanghai Trophy. The Directors Showcase is open to full length feature works by Filipino directors who have directed at least three full-length commercial feature films.
For the first time, this year’s Cinemalaya Festival will include a section called Focus Asia that will feature eight independent works by Asian directors. Other sections of the Cinemalaya are the NETPAC Philippine Premieres with eight competing films, Ani (a harvest of the best Filipino Indie Films of the past year), Kids Treats (indie films for children) and Midnight Specials (indie films with adult themes). Cinemalaya will also organize the Cinemalaya Film Congress and other film related events such as the Sine Taktakan (forum with 2011 Cinemalaya filmmakers), lectures and exhibits.
The Festival will be held in seven venues at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas in Makati City. The opening ceremony is slated on July 15, 6:00 pm followed by the festival opening film at the CCP main theater. The Cinemalaya Awards Night will be held on July 24, 7:00 pm at the same venue.
Marian Rivera stars as Amaya in Philippine Television's Grandest Epicserye ever.
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Bar none, “Amaya” is the biggest and most expensive Philippine-produced TV series aptly called an “epicserye“. GMA-7 made sure that no stones are left unturned in coming up with a production that will set a new trend in television viewing.
The cast of Amaya
So far, hundreds of millions in pesos have already been spent in meticulously detailing the various sets in three different locations, designs, costumes, plus a cast committed to making this one of the most unforgettable Pinoy series ever. Historians from the University of the Philippines also collaborated to insure the accuracy and authenticity of the same.
Marian Rivera stars as Amaya, together with leading men Sid Lucero and Mikael Daez. The supporting cast includes Glaiza de Castro, Gina Alajar, Raymond Bagatsing, Gardo Verzosa, Lani Mercado, Rochelle Pangilinan and more. At the helm is Director Mac Alejandre.
“Amaya” will have its premiere on May 30 on GMA-7’s Telebabad primetime block.
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