‘Open’ begins shooting tomorrow

So they made an official announcement yesterday. T-Rex Entertainment in co-production with Black Sheep held a story conference for our movie, tentatively titled Open. Direction by Andoy Ranay, the film follows a couple, Rome and Ethan, as they take a journey, as a couple, into an open relationship just a few months before their wedding. We…Read more ‘Open’ begins shooting tomorrow

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The Awkward Bait and Switch of ‘The Day After Valentine’s’ (ClickTheCity)

I saw The Day After Valentine's the other day and it's not the movie I was expecting it to be. And that's supposed to be okay. A movie should be able to surprise you and keep you on your toes. The film is a drama about forgiveness and healing disguised as a typical romantic drama full…Read more The Awkward Bait and Switch of ‘The Day After Valentine’s’ (ClickTheCity)

‘Mr. and Mrs. Cruz’ is a quirky love story grounded by two stellar performances (ClickTheCity)

I'm glad I didn't get to write my review for Mr. and Mrs. Cruz right after seeing the film because it took time for me to figure it out. I didn't like it when I first stepped out but having a chance to talk about it with a film critic lead me to reviewing the film…Read more ‘Mr. and Mrs. Cruz’ is a quirky love story grounded by two stellar performances (ClickTheCity)

#TogetherPH

I spent the whole day yesterday doing advocacy work again. I kinda missed it, really. Last year, I really only did one HIV talk at a school event and I've been lax in my large-scale advocacy work as of late. I've been focused on my own life and my recovery. I've given myself some distance…Read more #TogetherPH

The Story, front and center (Manila Bulletin)

I'm writing for the Manila Bulletin again. The one month I spent in Manila provided me with the access I needed to engage with the stories that I could write about. Of all the things I miss writing for, it's writing reviews. I was invited to the press preview for the Chris Millado play, Buwan…Read more The Story, front and center (Manila Bulletin)

We can end AIDS together

It's World AIDS Day today. This my ninth year to celebrate World AIDS Day as a person living with HIV. In the Philippines, the HIV situation is considered an epidemic and recently it has been touted as a "youth epidemic" with the most-at-risk and most vulnerable sector of society are young men and women ages…Read more We can end AIDS together

The Road to World AIDS Day 2016

I came to Manila to help launch Niccolo Cosme's upcoming projects leading up to World AIDS Day 2016. Niccolo Cosme's annual Headshot Clinic for World AIDS Day would be making its 8th year and that is a very special event in my life as it marks my personal coming out as a person living with…Read more The Road to World AIDS Day 2016