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Now showing: Tañada’s movie ‘Katips’, Yap’s ‘Maid in Malacañang’ trend on Twitter

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August 3 marked the official opening day of cinemas to moviegoers who will watch two Filipino films that are considered to be quite political in background.

These are “Katips” which was directed by Palanca awardee Vince Tañada and “Maid in Malacañang” by the controversial director Darryl Yap.

As per a press conference revelation by Tañada, he said he really chose the date that will ‘coincide’ with Maid in Malacañang; adding that he was also a victim of Martial Law.

“Nilabanan ko talaga yung Maid in Malacañang,” he divulged in the press event which was held a week ago.

“China-challenge ako… china-challenge tayo ng Maid in Malacañang, kaya nag-react nang ganoon si Direk Joel (Lamangan). Sabi ni Direk Joel, gagawa siya ng mga pelikula, eh ito nagawa na namin, he added.”

Tañada said, “Sabi ko, now is the time… kasi this is about the truth… and nobody can invalidate me, my personal experience as a victim of Martial Law.”

Katips: The Movie

“Katips” was done in 2021 and it has received a total of 17 nominations in the prestigious award-giving body, FAMAS, including Best Picture while Tañada got nominated for directing, acting, screenplay, and original song.

“KATIPS: THE MOVIE” is the first film produced by Philstagers Films, a musical drama film about the struggles of common people who became victims of Martial Law in the ’70s. It is based on the musical play “Katips: Mga Bagong Katipunero” which was originally performed onstage in 2016, and won Best Musical Performance in Aliw Awards that same year.

Maid in Malacanang

The film Maid in Malacañang, on the other hand, is under Viva Films. Press releases revealed that it purportedly tackles the side story of the Marcos family 72 hours before the EDSA People Power Revolution, as per a  “reliable source”.

The film stars father and son Cesar Montano and Diego Loyzaga, Ruffa Gutierrez, Cristine Reyes, Ella Cruz, Beverly Salviejo, Karla Estrada, Elizabeth Oropesa, Kiko Estrada, and the new Senator Robin Padilla.

 

A couple of days before the grand opening of MiM in cinemas, the film received complaints from nuns who were portrayed playing mahjong with the former president. The Carmelite sisters cried foul over such a scene.

“Any serious scriptwriter or movie director could have shown such elementary diligence before making such movie. After all, many of those nuns in Carmelite Monastery of Cebu 1986 are still very much alive and mentally alert,” Sr. Mary Costillas of the Carmelite Monastery remarked; calling out the scene as malicious and adding that they were deep in prayers for peace in the country during that crucial time.

Meanwhile, supporters of both films have been posting cinema presence updates. To note, the two have reportedly made it to the trending list on Twitter.

News5 shared that: “Maid in Malacañang” ang matunog na pelikulang pinag-uusapan ng mga Pinoy netizen sa nagdaang araw, ayon sa social media listening tool na Sprinklr. Batay dito, 87% ng kabuuang higit sandaang libong engagements ay nakatuon sa nasabing pelikula; habang 13% naman ay para sa FAMAS-winning na pelikulang “Katips. Hinango ang datos as of 3:45 p.m. at mula ito sa iba’t ibang social media platform at worldwide ang sakop nito.”

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Karla Estrada senti sa throwback photo ng unang TV appearance ni Daniel Padilla

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Senti ang aktres na si Karla Estrada nang magbahagi siya ng throwback picture nila ng anak na si Daniel Padilla noong unang beses nitong lumabas sa telebisyon.

Ani Karla, marami ang nag-tag sa kaniya sa larawan ng isa sa pinakamasayang araw sa buhay niya. Bukod kasi sa iyon ang araw na ipinakilala niya si Daniel sa publiko ay iyon din ang araw na ipinagmalaki niyang isa na siyang ganap na ina.

“A lot of people [are] tagging me some pictures… Me as a 20yr old momshie and 1yr old @supremo_dp. Walang malalim na dahilan sa kanila masyado ang eksena na ito.. Pero sa akin napaka-importante ng guesting na ito dahil dito unang nakita si Daniel sa telebisyon,” pagsisimula ni Karla.

“Isa ito sa pinakamaligayang araw ng buhay ko dahil sa araw na ito buong pagkatao kong ipinagmalaki na ako ay isang batang ina at May anak na nag bigay sakin ng pangalawang pagkakataon na mag sipag pa sa buhay! MABUHAY ANG MGA NANAY NA MATIBAY!” dagdag niya pa.

Nagpakita naman ng suporta ang mga kaibigan ni Karla sa show business at sinabing proud sila sa aktres dahil saksi sila kung paano napalaki nang maayos ni Karla si Daniel.

“Salute syo mare napalaki mo ng maayos si Dj. Isa sa napakabait na bata yan at lagi ko pinagmamalaki,” sabi ni Aiko Melendez sa comment section.

Samantala, proud ninang naman si Vina Morales kay Daniel. “Agree mare. Napaka mabuting anak at thankful ako na isang ninang. You are an amazing mom and I love you for that. Love from sfo mars,” sabi ni Vina.

“Right side middle photo. Lam na! You are an awesome warrior mama. I love you @karlaestrada1121,” ani Jackie Forster.

Maging mga netizen ay sinabing na-inspire din sa kuwento ni Karla. “Ay wow!!! Very inspiring ka mamsh.. apakanda mo naman talaga eversince,” sabi ng isa.

“Salute sayo momshie @karlaestrada1121. sobrang bait ni kuya DJ,” sabi naman ng isa pa.

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Julie Anne San Jose nagwagi ng Silver Award sa New York Film Fest 2022

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Ang singer-actress na si Julie Anne San Jose ay nakakuha ng silver award sa 2022 New York Festivals for TV and Film para sa kanyang musical special na “Limitless.”

Masaya ang mang-aawit sa pagkuha ng parangal para sa kanyang “passion project” habang ipinapakita ang kanyang tropeo sa kanyang Instagram page noong Martes, Agosto 9.

“Hanggang ngayon, still surreal. A silver award from New York Film Festivals 2022 for our passion project, #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy. This is truly a milestone!” sabi niya. “Limitless love and dedication, Limitless fam. To God be the glory.”

Natanggap ng “Limitless” ang parangal sa ilalim ng “Variety Special Category” batay sa isang release ng New York Festivals.

Unang inihayag ni San Jose sa pamamagitan ng pag-post sa Instagram noong Abril na siya nga ay nominado sa New York Festivals.

“When the pandemic hit, the whole world stopped. But like every other artist, it takes a step forward to find purpose, to feel alive again. So, I embarked on this journey with my team from Mindanao, to Visayas and to Luzon – it has reignited the fire within me. I have found myself, I am whole again,” saad ng aktres noong naging nominado siya.

Kabilang sa mga celebrity na bumati kay San Jose sa pagkapanalo ng silver award ay sina Ogie Alcasid, Carla Abellana, Garrett Bolden at Rayver Cruz, pati na rin ang mga tagahanga ng singer.

“Deserve mo yan. Swerte lang ni Mariah Carey na binigay sa kanya ang gold. Very tight deliberation!”

“Very proud of our ‘Limitless Star’! 🇵🇭 Excited for our next major project”

“Congrats my love .,, you deserve it!! Always proud of you @myjaps”

“Sana more concert like this. Well deserve, ganda ng #LimitlessMusicalTrilogy mo”

Samantala, kamakailan ay nakipag-collaborate si San Jose sa kapwa mang-aawit na si Gary Valenciano para sa kantang “Di Ka Akin.” Ang kanta, na sinulat ni San Jose noong nakaraang taon, ay inilabas noong Agosto 5.

 

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Iza Calzado sa ika-40 kaarawan ibinunyag na nagdadalantao na; ‘Life does begin at 40’

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“Life begins at 40 nga ba?”

Ibinunyag ni Iza Calzado na inaasam na nila at ng kanyang businessman husband na si Ben Wintle ang kanilang unang baby, sa pagdiriwang niya ng kanyang ika-40 na kaarawan nitong Agosto 12.

Inanunsyo ng aktres na malapit na siyang maging isang ina habang ipinapakita ang kanyang baby bump sa kanyang Instagram page.

Binanggit niya ang kasabihang “Life begins at 40” at inamin na marami ang nakapila na ilang “exciting projects” bago nila nalaman ang tungkol sa kanyang pagdadalantao.

“I was ready to usher in this new chapter in my life. Then you came along. Unexpectedly. You may not have been in my immediate plans but I instinctively knew that this was THE plan,” masayang pagbabahagi ng aktres.

Nagpahayag ng pasasalamat si Calzado at sinabing may magandang plano sa kanya at bagong chapter ng kanyang buhay ang Diyos.

“Something deep inside me knows that you will propel me to greater heights to soar higher than ever before in ways I cannot even begin to imagine. You will give me THE WHY, THE PURPOSE, THE DIRECTION in life, and I embrace you in my life as we build, along with Ben — your dad, a FAMILY!” aniya.

“To know that life is growing inside me is great miracle. You are my miracle. You are my guiding light,” aniya sa kanyang baby. “Thank You, Lord, for the most beautiful birthday gift. Our ABUNDANCE.”

Nagpaabot ng pagbati ang mga kapwa celebrities kay Calzado, kabilang sina Dingdong Dantes, Julie Anne San Jose, Janine Gutierrez, Dawn Zulueta at Jake Cuenca.

“Congratulations, and what a happy birthday indeed!” sinabi ni Dantes kay Calzado.

“Congratulations dear Iza, I’m so thrilled for you. I had my Ayisha when I was 40 also. You are so blessed,” ani Zulueta.

“Oh my gosh love team I’m so happy for you. Congratulations to you and Ben,” bati ni Cuenca sa mag-asawa.

Tatlong taon nang kasal sina Calzado at Wintle. Nagpakasal sila sa Palawan noong December 2018.

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