Dennis Trillo, Gloria Romero bag 2018 MMFF Best Actor, Best Actress awards

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

In the most unprecedented results in highly- contested categories, veteran thespian Gloria Romero and underrated performer Tony Mabesa won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, for the film “Rainbow’s Sunset” in Thursday night’s 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night held at the Theater at the Solaire in Pasay City.

 

It was a well-applauded scene when Gloria and Tony were announced the bests in the major acting section of the film.

 

Veteran film director Arman Reyes and ubiquitous character actor Jim Pabenco were cheering aloud in the victory of the two…

Read more: Dennis Trillo, Gloria Romero bag 2018 MMFF Best Actor, Best Actress awards

 Quezon province folks wish that Pempengcos would reconcile in 2019

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

It’s not every day that one gets to talk and live adjacent to one of the most controversial moms in the world—Raquel Pempengco, the mother of equally- talked about singer Jake Zyrus, the former Charice Pempengco.

 

It’s uncommon that countryside people see and witness show biz denizens in flesh and blood, especially in one of the farthest villages yet in Lopez town in Quezon Province southwest of the Bondoc Peninsula—Barangay Magallanes.

 

Since Raquel temporarily left the place, residents of the community have been missing her and the colorful stories that the barrio has…

Read more: Quezon province folks wish that Pempengcos would reconcile in 2019

2018 MMFF box-office hits are Vice Ganda, Vic Sotto and Coco Martin

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

Despite the arrival Thursday of another low- pressure area (LPA) in the country that is expected to develop into a typhoon named Usman and the heavy downpour last Wednesday-- the opening of the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival-- movie audiences of the annual fete found their way to various cinemas especially in malls to watch their favorite movies.

 

If the big crowd that had gathered and queued up in theaters as early as 10 a.m. of Christmas day was the gauge, then this year’s film fest was a hit on opening day.…

Read more: 2018 MMFF box-office hits are Vice Ganda, Vic Sotto and Coco Martin

Centralized purchase of govt. vehicles seen as more economical

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The government is now adopting a centralized procurement system for all government vehicles following the directive of the Office of the President through Administrative Order No. 14. This is to ensure that the acquisition of government motor vehicles will be guided by the principles of functional suitability, affordability, and practicability.

 

The new system will also ensure that the guidelines on the technical specifications of motor vehicles are up to date and will prohibit the acquisition of luxury motor vehicles in all national government agencies, including government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs), government…

Read more: Centralized purchase of govt. vehicles seen as more economical

Save Palawan Movement stiffly opposes the province's division

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

A pending Senate Bill (SB 8055) seeking to divide the province of Palawan into three is being stiffly opposed by the Save Palawan Movement citing clear violations of the constitutional rights of its people to decide on their social, political and economic well-being.

 

In a November 15 letter to Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito the Save Palawan Movement said “there was no clamor to divide Palawan into three provinces but rather, it is a dark plan conceived by local politicians who desire to remain in power. We strongly believe that this proposed bill will…

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