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P-NOY ADMITS TO GOING OUT ON DATES, THOUGH 'NOT REGULARLY'


PNoy admits to going out on dates, though ‘not regularly’ President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday admitted that he does goes out on dates, though “not regularly.”...GMA NEWS ONLINE President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday admitted that he does goes out on dates, though “not regularly.” The 55-year-old bachelor-president was again asked about his love life during an interview with ANC’s Tina Monzon Palma. Aquino said that “there is no single individual and not even a regular interaction." "I won’t say naman na I had zero,” he added. The president said that he was looking forward to finding the right woman after he finishes his six-year term in June 2016. Nevertheless, he was also prepared if settling down was not in God's plan. “Through the years, if it’s my destiny, can you give it soon. If it’s not, then you make me understand why not,” he said. The president added that his mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, was his “constant inspiration.” — THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: ‘Heneral Luna’ invades the Oscars


JOHN Arcilla (standing) plays the titular general who fought against American forces.
JERROLD Tarog’s “Heneral Luna” is the country’s bet in the best foreign language film category of the 2016 Academy Awards or the Oscar Awards, Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) director general Leo Martinez announced on Monday afternoon.The committee tasked to pick the Philippine representative to the Oscars is headed by filmmaker Mel Chionglo, with actors Lorna Tolentino and Michael de Mesa, cinematographer Lee Meily, directors Joe Carreon and Boy Vinarao, and academician Rolando Tolentino, as members.Chionglo said six films were short-listed and among the top contenders were Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Taklub” and Carlitos Siguion-Reyna’s “Hari ng Tondo.” Chionglo said that while there were others considered “equally worthy of being our Oscar bet,” he pointed out that the committee members were “almost unanimous” in choosing “Heneral Luna” because “it is very good—very well-directed and acted,” Chionglo stressed.READ MORE...

ALSO The Movie: Lessons from Pope Francis


Dario Grandinetti as Pope Francis
“Papa Francisco: The Pope Francis Story in cinemas Sept. 30 from Pioneer Films,” the sign read everywhere in the Philippines and most possibly even outside the country.
We were watching the life story of Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic Church’s 266th Pope who was chosen in March of 2013. The film is based on the book Pope Francis: Life and Revolution by acclaimed journalist Elisabetta Piqué, who happens to be a close friend of the Pope. Elisabetta gives an intimate, in-depth portrait of Pope Francis, which was drawn from interviews with over 75 individuals as well as her relationship with the Pope as a close family friend. The book’s film adaptation tells of Pope Francis’ early life and his path to the papacy, including his decision at the age of 20 to train as a priest against the wishes of his mother. The film shares the Pope’s battles against prostitution, drug trafficking and slave labor as he stood against the powerful against all odds. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, countless books have been written to help the world understand this deeply complex yet simple servant of God. What sets Pope Francis: Life and Revolution apart from all other biographies is that it was written by an internationally-respected journalist who has remained close to the Pope since first meeting him back in 2001. READ MORE...

ALSO: VP Binay meets the entertainment press


Sen. NANCY and VP Jejomar Binay
Vice President Jejomar Binay and his daughter, Sen. Nancy Binay, met some members of the entertainment press recently for lunch. We grabbed the opportunity because we want to have a personal insight on how a man under fire would answer some questions if we ask him directly.
Binay was on time for the 11 a.m. press conference and he was how we remember him to be – personal and approachable. The way he addressed each question thrown at him was relatable. He didn’t drown us with big legal words and instead spoke to the entertainment press in the language we understand. Given a chance, he would love to be endorsed by Aldub and if a biopic on his life would be made, he would pick Alden Richards to portray him. When a comment was made about the difference in their skin colors, VP Binay, without a trace of offense, said, “Marami naman na ngayong mga special effects sa movies. Pwede naman paitimin si Alden.” And would his wife, Dra. Elenita Binay, want to be portrayed by Maine a.k.a. Yaya Dub as well? He said smiling, “Tatanungin ko siya mamaya.” Binay said his running mate in the 2016 national elections (where he will be running for president) will most likely be Sen. Bongbong Marcos, at the same time saying they have a shortlist of three people in the running for it. How does he see the latest survey results, where Mar Roxas seems to have already dethroned him at the No. 2 rank? “Surveys at this time are very inconclusive. And it depends on the actual question asked to the respondent. They didn’t ask who will you vote for as president in 2016? The question was who are the possible candidates to the presidency after Pres. Aquino? It’s a survey of name recall,” he explained. READ MORE...

ALSO: Alden Richards as Binay in biopic? ‘Walang tamang panahon,’ say netizens


Actor Alden Richards and Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTOS
Social media went abuzz as netizens expressed their disapproval over reports that Vice President Jejomar Binay was eyeing GMA actor Alden Richards to portray him should a film about him be produced. Alluding to a popular line in Eat Bulaga’s hit “Kalye Serye” segment, Twitter user Arnol Padilla (@arnoldpadilla) said there was no right time for Binay’s suggestion. “Alden as Binay in a biopic? Ito ang walang tamanag panahon,” he said. Kathryn Rose Gustilo (@bebekath00) said Binay, who will run for president in the 2016 elections, will just ride on the popularity of Richards, who rose to fame following the success of his loveteam with online sensation Maine Mendoza or “Yaya Dub.” “Hay naku, Binay. Nakikisawsaw ka lang sa kasikatan ni Alden ngayon. Pwede ba, humanap ka na lang ng iba na gaganap, tse!” Gustilo tweeted. “’Wag niyo pong gamitin si Alden para sa publicity n’yo, VP Binay,” Cristina Serrano (@crstnasrno24) said. READ MORE...

ALSO ‘SA SINE, WALANG IMPOSIBLE’: VP Binay wants Alden Richards to portray him in a biopic


Vice President Jejomar Binay said he would like Kapuso actor Alden Richards to portray him should a biopic be made about him.
"Sa sine, wala namang imposible, itinutugma kung ano 'yung kailangan," Binay said in a news conference with showbiz reporters on Tuesday. Binay was teased about the difference between his and Alden's skin tone and height. "Kaya nabanggit ko [siya] kasi sikat na sikat. Importante sa sine 'yung sikat na artista para at least may crowd na darating dahil sa kaniya," Binay added. Asked if he would like Maine Mendoza, or Yaya Dub, to portray his wife, Elenita, in a movie, the Vice President laughed and said, "Itatanong ko mamaya." Binay was also asked who among today's celebrities did he wish to have as part of his campaign. He replied, "Sana si AlDub," referring to the accidental love team of Alden and Maine. Senator Vicente Sotto III had previously said AlDub will not be seen in political campaigns in 2016, as agreed upon with the Eat Bulaga leadership. —NB, GMA News THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.


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PNoy admits to going out on dates, though ‘not regularly’


PNoy admits to going out on dates, though ‘not regularly’ President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday admitted that he does goes out on dates, though “not regularly.”...GMA NEWS ONLINE

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 (GMA NEWS) September 23, 2015- President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday admitted that he does goes out on dates, though “not regularly.”

The 55-year-old bachelor-president was again asked about his love life during an interview with ANC’s Tina Monzon Palma.

Aquino said that “there is no single individual and not even a regular interaction."

"I won’t say naman na I had zero,” he added.

The president said that he was looking forward to finding the right woman after he finishes his six-year term in June 2016.

Nevertheless, he was also prepared if settling down was not in God's plan. “Through the years, if it’s my destiny, can you give it soon. If it’s not, then you make me understand why not,” he said.

The president added that his mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, was his “constant inspiration.” — Kathrina Charmaine Alvarez/DVM, GMA News -


INQUIRER

‘Heneral Luna’ invades the Oscars  @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:20 AM September 23rd, 2015


JOHN Arcilla (standing) plays the titular general who fought against American forces.

JERROLD Tarog’s “Heneral Luna” is the country’s bet in the best foreign language film category of the 2016 Academy Awards or the Oscar Awards, Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) director general Leo Martinez announced on Monday afternoon.

The committee tasked to pick the Philippine representative to the Oscars is headed by filmmaker Mel Chionglo, with actors Lorna Tolentino and Michael de Mesa, cinematographer Lee Meily, directors Joe Carreon and Boy Vinarao, and academician Rolando Tolentino, as members.

Chionglo said six films were short-listed and among the top contenders were Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Taklub” and Carlitos Siguion-Reyna’s “Hari ng Tondo.”

Chionglo said that while there were others considered “equally worthy of being our Oscar bet,” he pointed out that the committee members were “almost unanimous” in choosing “Heneral Luna” because “it is very good—very well-directed and acted,” Chionglo stressed.

READ MORE...

In the film, John Arcilla plays Gen. Antonio Luna, who led the fight against Americans under the revolutionary government of Emilio Aguinaldo.

Courage

“This film shows the courage of Filipinos… a positive portrait of the Filipino. It depicts values that we think would have international appeal,” Chionglo told the Inquirer. “Luna was … a great general. The film tells us that it’s important to look at our past, especially the lives of our heroes and what they have done for the country.”

“Heneral Luna,” produced by Artikulo Uno Productions, reportedly cost P80 million. It premiered in local theaters on Sept. 9.

“If the producers were able to come up with a film that costs [that much], then they should be able to have a fighting chance at being nominated… This could be our shot at winning an Academy award.” Marinel R. Cruz


PHILSTAR

Lessons from Pope Francis LIVE FEED By Bibsy M. Carballo (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 23, 2015 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


Dario Grandinetti as Pope Francis

“Papa Francisco: The Pope Francis Story in cinemas Sept. 30 from Pioneer Films,” the sign read everywhere in the Philippines and most possibly even outside the country.

We were watching the life story of Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic Church’s 266th Pope who was chosen in March of 2013. The film is based on the book Pope Francis: Life and Revolution by acclaimed journalist Elisabetta Piqué, who happens to be a close friend of the Pope.

Elisabetta gives an intimate, in-depth portrait of Pope Francis, which was drawn from interviews with over 75 individuals as well as her relationship with the Pope as a close family friend. The book’s film adaptation tells of Pope Francis’ early life and his path to the papacy, including his decision at the age of 20 to train as a priest against the wishes of his mother.

The film shares the Pope’s battles against prostitution, drug trafficking and slave labor as he stood against the powerful against all odds. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, countless books have been written to help the world understand this deeply complex yet simple servant of God. What sets Pope Francis: Life and Revolution apart from all other biographies is that it was written by an internationally-respected journalist who has remained close to the Pope since first meeting him back in 2001.

READ MORE...

A new actor will play the former Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Bergoglio. The actor and the film’s producer and director met with the Pope prior to the film’s production. “We hope this film will transmit the admiration all of us feel for the coherence of a life based on austerity and charity, that will inspire people,” said director Docampo Feijoo, who also wrote the script for the film.

How did the story go, based on the shortened version we watched? It is set in a seminary where a girl meets a young man who wants to become a pope. She feels sorry for herself since she knew he would have been very easy to love. In the next sequence, we find him aboard a train. Opposite him is a young lady with whom he starts a conversation. Immediately, the lady introduces herself as reporter Elisabetta Piqué who has recognized Pope Francis as he was already well known far and wide.

Later, Elisabetta, who is now comfortable with the Pope, confesses that she was an agnostic. Pope Francis has this effect on people. They would trust him with their lives and know that whatever wrong they had done would be understood, but not accepted as right.

Their friendship continues until one day Pope Francis finds Elisabetta in tears. She states that she has broken up with her lover since he wanted her to do something bad. Automatically Pope Francis knows what “something bad” meant and comforts Elisabetta with the words that meant, “Your child will grow up healthy and beautiful like her mother.”

Pope Francis does not mince words. He describes situations as they are. An example would be the Pope describing Buenos Aires, from where he is, as evil. He has done things that others would dub as foolhardy like go to places where sick people are housed so they wouldn’t infest anyone with their illness.

But just as Pope Francis is loved by many people, so is he hated by just as many. Everyone goes to him for advice. A woman tells him that corruption can’t be destroyed. The mother of the agnostic girl dies and asks the Pope to bless the ashes. He also blesses a girl who has had an abortion.

In this manner, it appears that Pope Francis is setting an example of how life should be lived.


Silvia Abascal and the new actor playing the young Jorge Bergoglio in a scene from the movie

(E-mail me at bibsyfotos@yahoo.com.)


MANILA BULLETIN

VP Binay meets the entertainment press by Shirley B. Sanders September 25, 2015 Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Email0 Share0


Sen. NANCY and VP Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay and his daughter, Sen. Nancy Binay, met some members of the entertainment press recently for lunch. We grabbed the opportunity because we want to have a personal insight on how a man under fire would answer some questions if we ask him directly.

Binay was on time for the 11 a.m. press conference and he was how we remember him to be – personal and approachable. The way he addressed each question thrown at him was relatable. He didn’t drown us with big legal words and instead spoke to the entertainment press in the language we understand.

Given a chance, he would love to be endorsed by Aldub and if a biopic on his life would be made, he would pick Alden Richards to portray him. When a comment was made about the difference in their skin colors, VP Binay, without a trace of offense, said, “Marami naman na ngayong mga special effects sa movies. Pwede naman paitimin si Alden.”

And would his wife, Dra. Elenita Binay, want to be portrayed by Maine a.k.a. Yaya Dub as well? He said smiling, “Tatanungin ko siya mamaya.”

Binay said his running mate in the 2016 national elections (where he will be running for president) will most likely be Sen. Bongbong Marcos, at the same time saying they have a shortlist of three people in the running for it.

How does he see the latest survey results, where Mar Roxas seems to have already dethroned him at the No. 2 rank? “Surveys at this time are very inconclusive. And it depends on the actual question asked to the respondent. They didn’t ask who will you vote for as president in 2016? The question was who are the possible candidates to the presidency after Pres. Aquino? It’s a survey of name recall,” he explained.

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Does he ever get affected by all the attacks on him, his family and all those alleged cases of graft and corruption hurled at him? Binay said, “I will be a hypocrite if I say I don’t get affected. But I don’t let them get me down because my passion for public service is greater. I read JFK’s (John F. Kennedy) book ‘Profiles In Courage’ before and it has become my favorite book. What I learned from that book fuels my desire to serve despite the odds.”

Binay admitted his wife once asked him, at the height of the alleged “demolition job” being waged against him at the Senate, if it is still worth fighting for?

“And I tell her yes, it is worth it.”

• • •

DARRYL SHY GETS PMPC NOMINATIONS


DARRYL SHY

Darryl Shy, the acoustic singer from Baguio who captured the hearts of “The Voice Of The Philippines” Season 1 audience with his soulful and driving renditions of classic hits, is one of the nominees of Philippine Movie Press Club’s Star Awards for Music 2015.

Darryl, who released an album under ABS CBN’s Star Music, is recognized as one of the Best Male Acoustic Performers and Best New Male Artists. Awards night will be on Oct. 18 and will be aired on Oct. 25 on ABS CBN.

For bookings call 09283283629 or email darrylshy@gmail.com


INQUIRER

Alden Richards as Binay in biopic? ‘Walang tamang panahon,’ say netizens SHARES: 2953 VIEW COMMENTS @inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.net 02:14 PM September 23rd, 2015


Actor Alden Richards and Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTOS

Social media went abuzz as netizens expressed their disapproval over reports that Vice President Jejomar Binay was eyeing GMA actor Alden Richards to portray him should a film about him be produced.

Alluding to a popular line in Eat Bulaga’s hit “Kalye Serye” segment, Twitter user Arnol Padilla (@arnoldpadilla) said there was no right time for Binay’s suggestion.

“Alden as Binay in a biopic? Ito ang walang tamanag panahon,” he said.

Kathryn Rose Gustilo (@bebekath00) said Binay, who will run for president in the 2016 elections, will just ride on the popularity of Richards, who rose to fame following the success of his loveteam with online sensation Maine Mendoza or “Yaya Dub.”

“Hay naku, Binay. Nakikisawsaw ka lang sa kasikatan ni Alden ngayon. Pwede ba, humanap ka na lang ng iba na gaganap, tse!” Gustilo tweeted.

“’Wag niyo pong gamitin si Alden para sa publicity n’yo, VP Binay,” Cristina Serrano (@crstnasrno24) said.

READ MORE...

Highlighting the difference between Richards and Binay’s skin color, many netizens said the Vice President may be dreaming when he made the comment.

“Maputi daw kasi si Binay dati, kaya si Alden ang kukunin niya. Walang masamang mangarap,” said Mark Joshua Pineda (@Geekrology).

“Alden to play as Binay in a biopic is ridiculous! It isn’t about the skin color, more than that, Alden’s good image will be tarnished,” @ClosetAldubFan tweeted, alluding to the corruption allegations being hurled against the Vice President.

There were also those who urged Richards and his camp not to accept the role in the event that it will push through.

“Don’t do it Alden, for the country. Pero seryoso, matalino nga si Binay naiisip niya ‘to kung gagawing totoo,” @hetsked tweeted.

“It will be a wrong for Alden’s camp if they will agree to do the Binay movie. Que horror!” @mudranilukelana said. YG/JE


GMA NEWS ONLINE

‘SA SINE, WALANG IMPOSIBLE’: VP Binay wants Alden Richards to portray him in a biopic September 22, 2015 10:48pm Tags: jejomarbinay, aldenrichards, mainemendoza, yayadub By ROSE-AN JESSICA DIOQUINO, GMA News

Vice President Jejomar Binay said he would like Kapuso actor Alden Richards to portray him should a biopic be made about him.

"Sa sine, wala namang imposible, itinutugma kung ano 'yung kailangan," Binay said in a news conference with showbiz reporters on Tuesday.

Binay was teased about the difference between his and Alden's skin tone and height.

"Kaya nabanggit ko [siya] kasi sikat na sikat. Importante sa sine 'yung sikat na artista para at least may crowd na darating dahil sa kaniya," Binay added.

Asked if he would like Maine Mendoza, or Yaya Dub, to portray his wife, Elenita, in a movie, the Vice President laughed and said, "Itatanong ko mamaya."

Binay was also asked who among today's celebrities did he wish to have as part of his campaign.

He replied, "Sana si AlDub," referring to the accidental love team of Alden and Maine.

Senator Vicente Sotto III had previously said AlDub will not be seen in political campaigns in 2016, as agreed upon with the Eat Bulaga leadership. —NB, GMA News


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