Screenings for Sineng Pambansa

The Sineng Pambansa film festival will be screened in all SM Cinemas on September 11 to September 17. SM Cinema has been gracious enough to dedicate all their cinemas to these films, directed by the masters of the Philippine film industry. Not only will they not show any other film in their cinemas on that…Read more Screenings for Sineng Pambansa

Sonata: the Manila Presscon

I'm no stranger to a press conference. I've been to many in the past few years -- as an observer, as part of the organisers, and as part of the press. When I became an HIV advocate, I found myself seated at the table in front and facing the press who then asked me questions.…Read more Sonata: the Manila Presscon

Sonata opens in theaters in eleven days

The countdown has begun, really. Eleven days and Sonata opens in all SM Cinemas nationwide. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Sineng Pambansa All Masters Edition will be open to the public on September 11, 2013, and I'm so excited. I can't wait for people to see this movie. I can't wait for…Read more Sonata opens in theaters in eleven days

they call it the ghost month

In the Philippines, many businesses and industries follow a Chinese superstition regarding starting projects on August, which they call the "ghost month." I'm too lazy and filled with so much deep and personal writing from last night to actually try and discover the exact origin of the "ghost month." All I can remember is that…Read more they call it the ghost month

son of Negros

As Sonata approaches its nationwide release at the FDCP Sineng Pambansa, and the reactions that people have of the trailer and our friend's and family's reaction to the special advanced screening, I'm getting such a strong response about how the filmmakers managed to capture the feeling and the milieu of life in the province.As much…Read more son of Negros

interviewed by a friend

I've done a lot of interviews before as an HIV advocate. When I came out as a person living with HIV to the world, it seemed people only wanted to interview me and feature me for that. I didn't mind. I was an advocate with a mission to preventing people from getting infected with what…Read more interviewed by a friend