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[A scene from “I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila"]

MANILA, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 (BULLETIN) The movie musical, “I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila” is in competition at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.

Director Chris Martinez announced this via Twitter on Friday, although he did not share details on the matter.

The Far East Film Festival, on the other hand, is yet to publish the official list of participating films for its 15th edition, which will take place from April 19 to 27.

This could be the second international festival stint for the musical.

Prior, it was announced that it would compete at the Osaka Asian Film Festival to be held in Japan next month.

At this year’s PMPC Star Awards for Movies, “I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila” is nominated for Movie of the Year.

It also garnered several other nominations for its cast and crew including Movie Director of the Year (Chris Martinez), Movie Supporting Actor of the Year and New Movie Actor of the Year (Neil Coleta), New Movie Actress of the Year (Tippy Dos Santos), Movie Screenwriter of the Year (Chris Martinez), Movie Cinematographer of the Year (Larry Manda), among others.

Based on some of the most of popular tunes of veritable local pop group, Apo Hiking Society, “I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila” has garnered favorable reviews from critics. The New York Times, for one, has described it as “exuberant." GMA News has deemed it "enjoyable" while Yahoo! has said it is "contagious" and "uplifting."

According to festival website, The Far East Film Festival serves as a platform for the commercial distribution of Asian films across Europe and Italy. It aims to "encourage and develop the understanding and appreciation of East Asian films amongst European and Italian audiences."

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MANLA- Television host Boy Abunda on Sunday spoke up on rumors involving the love life of his ward Ai Ai delas Alas.

Speaking on "The Buzz" where he is one of the hosts, Abunda confirmed that delas Alas and his boyfriend Jed Salang are i ndeed having a rough patch.

 
[Ai Ai delas Alas and boyfriend Jed Salang]

"Opo, may pinagdadaanan si Ai Ai at ang kanyang boyfriend na si Jed. Tayo'y umaasa na maayos. I cannot give you details dahil hindi ko pa po alam ang detalye, pero yes may problema sila," he said.

Abunda, who is delas Alas' talent manager, said the comedienne immediately left the country after her concert with South Korean rapper Psy last week.

He said delas Alas probably wanted some time for herself that's why she left the country right away.

Despite this, Abunda said he is hopeful that the two can still iron things out.

"I'm a possibilitist. Lahat naman ng bagay, may possibility. Pero for Ai Ai actually to leave immediately right after the concert, medyo may kabigatan siguro ang kanilang pinagdadanaan... Ang sigurado lang tayo, yes may problema," he said.

Abunda said delas Alas will return to the Philippines on Monday and he is hoping that she could air her side of the story on the showbiz-oriented show next week.


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