DURABLE EDDIE: ASIA'S BEST / FILIPINA FARMER BEST ASIA MODEL


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MANILA, DECEMBER 17, 2012 (PHILSTAR) Eddie Garcia won Best Actor for the movie “Bwakaw” at the 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival held at The Venetian in Macau Saturday night.

In the movie directed by Jun Lana, Garcia plays a homosexual past his prime who has apportioned in boxes his valuables in life. He finds the true meaning of friendship through his dog, Bwakaw.

It’s Garcia’s second award for the same movie; the first was at the Cinemalaya (Independent Film Festival) last July.

According to Ferdinand Lapuz, one of the producers of “Bwakaw,” the movie has been submitted to the Oscars for next year’s Best Foreign Language Film Category. It was graded ‘A’ by the Cinema Evaluation Board.

The Asia-Pacific film fest is held in a different venue every year, added Lapuz (a Philippine STAR contributor).

Other Filipinos who have won Best Actress in the same film fest were Charo Santos for “Itim” in the early ‘70s and Anita Linda for “Lola” two years ago.

FILIPINA FARMER IS BEST ASIA MODEL (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 17, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Joy Marie Gangan (photo, left), the 18-year-old corn farmer from Ilagan City, Isabela, was named Best Asia Model, besting 25 other aspirants from Asia at the just-concluded Best Model of the World Pageant in Istanbul won by the Turkish bet Berk Atan (photo, above right).

More than 80 contestants (including th25 from Asia) competed. Discovered and mentored by fashion designer Mitch Membrere, Joy was also trained by model Joy Castillo, assisted by Francis Calubaquib, one of Funfare’s ‘beauty experts.’


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