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Reyna ng Aliwan 2016

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Festival Costume. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition.  It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Festival Costume. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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from left: Tanduay Marketing Mgr Francis Maclang gives #13 Cynthia Thomalla -Sinulog Festival Best in Swimsuit and MBC VP for Operations & Director Juan Elizalde. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: Tanduay Marketing Mgr Francis Maclang gives #13 Cynthia Thomalla -Sinulog Festival Best in Swimsuit and MBC VP for Operations & Director Juan Elizalde. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 (Pageant)

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-Sinulog Festival

 

1st Runner-up

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-Panagbenga Festival

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL earned the Friendship Award and is also 2nd Runner Up. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL earned the Friendship Award and is also 2nd Runner Up. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL is awarded Miss Photogenic from left: Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer, MBC Pres. Ruperto Nicdao Jr. and MBC VP for Sales Promos & Events Santi Elizalde. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL is awarded Miss Photogenic from left: Hotel Jen GM Edward Kollmer, MBC Pres. Ruperto Nicdao Jr. and MBC VP for Sales Promos & Events Santi Elizalde. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

2nd Runners-up

#10 Lou Dominique Piczon-Manaragat Festival

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-Pintados De Passi Festival

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-Anilag Festival

from left: #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL, #10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL, #2 Angelica Gabriel-DAYANG DAYANG FESTIVAL and #12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL, #10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL, #2 Angelica Gabriel-DAYANG DAYANG FESTIVAL and #12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

From left: Miss Friendship #16 Darlene Joy Tabuga -Pintados De Passi Festival, Miss Unique Smile #5 Andrea Fe Gomez -Panagbenga Festival and Miss Photogenic, Best in Swimsuit & Best in Evening Gown #13 Cynthia Thomalla -Sinulog Festival. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

From left: Miss Friendship #16 Darlene Joy Tabuga -Pintados De Passi Festival, Miss Unique Smile #5 Andrea Fe Gomez -Panagbenga Festival and Miss Photogenic, Best in Swimsuit & Best in Evening Gown #13 Cynthia Thomalla -Sinulog Festival. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Special Awards

Friendship Award

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-Pintados De Passi Festival

 

Miss Photogenic

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-Sinulog Festival

 

Miss Unique Smile

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-Panagbenga Festival

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL is 1st Runner-up and Miss Unique Smile. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL is 1st Runner-up and Miss Unique Smile. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Swimsuit. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Swimsuit. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Best in Swimsuit

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-Sinulog Festival

 

Best in Evening Gown

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-Sinulog Festival

 

Best in Festival Costume

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-Sinulog Festival

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Festival Costume. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Festival Costume. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL, #16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL, #1 Rechelyn Dionico- BOLING BOLING FESTIVAL and #11 Reasal Ann Halagna-ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL, #16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL, #1 Rechelyn Dionico- BOLING BOLING FESTIVAL and #11 Reasal Ann Halagna-ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

REYNA NG ALIWAN LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

#1 Rechelyn Dionico- BOLING BOLING FESTIVAL

#2 Angelica Gabriel-DAYANG DAYANG FESTIVAL

#3 Jeanebeth Sedavia- KALIVUNGAN FESTIVAL

#4 Renelyn Deguit-BUGLASAN FETIVAL

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

#6 Coralin Resureccion-NIYOGYUGAN FESTIVAL

#7 Jhoanne Tañada-DINAGYANG FESTIVAL

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#9 Dyan Shane Mag-Abo-SUMAKA FESTIVAL

#10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL

#11 Reasal Ann Halagna-ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL

#12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL

#13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL

#14 Deverlyn Fial Salcedo-DALAKSAGAW FESTIVAL

#15 Christel Marie Layson-PARAW REGATTA FESTIVAL

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL

#15 Christel Marie Layson-PARAW REGATTA FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#15 Christel Marie Layson-PARAW REGATTA FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Tanduay Rhum Dark - Tanduay is one of the oldest brands in the Philippines. Tanduay Distillers Inc. traces its history to as early as 1854 and still operates in Quiapo, the heart of Manila to this day. No wonder that it takes part in the city’s colorful Grand Festival of Champions: ALIWAN. Photo By Jude Bautista

Tanduay Rhum Dark – Tanduay is one of the oldest brands in the Philippines. Tanduay Distillers Inc. traces its history to as early as 1854 and still operates in Quiapo, the heart of Manila to this day. No wonder that it takes part in the city’s colorful Grand Festival of Champions: ALIWAN. Photo By Jude Bautista

#1 Niyogyugan Festival of Quezon Province Represented by Hambujan Dancers of Dolores, Quezon garnered 5th Place (P100,000). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#1 Niyogyugan Festival of Quezon Province Represented by Hambujan Dancers of Dolores, Quezon garnered 5th Place (P100,000). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

STREET DANCE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

#1 Niyogyugan Festival of Quezon Province

Represented by Hambujan Dancers of Dolores, Quezon

 

#2 Meguyaya Festival of Upi, Maguindanao

Represented by Dr. Bernabe G. Dela Fuente Senior National High School

 

#3 Panagbenga Flower Festival of Baguio City

Represented by Pinsao National High School

 

#4 Sagayan Festival of Datu Piang, Maguindanao

Represented by Datu Piang Performing Arts Guild

#7 Jhoanne Tañada-DINAGYANG FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#7 Jhoanne Tañada-DINAGYANG FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#5 Anilag Festival of Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Represented by Sikhayan Dancers

 

#6 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival

Represented by Tribu Salognon

 

#7 Boling boling Festival of Catanauan, Quezon

 

#8 Manaragat Festival of Catbalogan City

Represented by Tribu Katbalugan

#10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Tanduay Light - Tanduay is one of the oldest brands in the Philippines. Tanduay Distillers Inc. traces its history to as early as 1854 and still operates in Quiapo, the heart of Manila to this day. No wonder that it takes part in the city’s colorful Grand Festival of Champions: ALIWAN. Photo By Jude Bautista

Tanduay Light – Tanduay is one of the oldest brands in the Philippines. Tanduay Distillers Inc. traces its history to as early as 1854 and still operates in Quiapo, the heart of Manila to this day. No wonder that it takes part in the city’s colorful Grand Festival of Champions: ALIWAN. Photo By Jude Bautista

Damak Float- gathers pre-wedding gifts a tradition still practiced by affluent families and relatives of the Sultanates of Maguindanaon, Buayan and Kabuntalan. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Damak Float- gathers pre-wedding gifts a tradition still practiced by affluent families and relatives of the Sultanates of Maguindanaon, Buayan and Kabuntalan. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

FLOAT LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

#1 Guinakit sa Mindanao

 

#2 Damak of Cotabato City

 

#3 Panagbenga Flower Festival

 

#4 Sagayan Festival

 

#5 Dayang dayang Festival Float of Pasay City

from left: #1 Rechelyn Dionico- BOLING BOLING FESTIVAL, #2 Angelica Gabriel-DAYANG DAYANG FESTIVAL and #3 Jeanebeth Sedavia- KALIVUNGAN FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #1 Rechelyn Dionico- BOLING BOLING FESTIVAL, #2 Angelica Gabriel-DAYANG DAYANG FESTIVAL and #3 Jeanebeth Sedavia- KALIVUNGAN FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#6 Dalaksagaw Float of Tondo, Manila

 

#7 Antipolo Maytime Sumakah Festival Float of Antipolo City

 

#8 Istorya at Kabuhayan of Catanauan Quezon

 

#9 Sinulog Float of Cebu City

 

#10 Kanggulangena

 

#11 Bukabuk A R’enan of Mother Kabuntalan

Bukabuk A Renan of Mother Kabuntalan – is a celebration of a wedding between Malay-Chinese-Maguindanaoan Royalty. The Bukabuk A’Renan is celebrated to this day every tiger full moon of the year and during the grand reunion of the Kabuntalan Sultanate. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Bukabuk A Renan of Mother Kabuntalan – is a celebration of a wedding between Malay-Chinese-Maguindanaoan Royalty. The Bukabuk A’Renan is celebrated to this day every tiger full moon of the year and during the grand reunion of the Kabuntalan Sultanate. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Aegis from left: Juliet, Ken and Mercy Sunot performed at the awarding ceremonies. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Aegis from left: Juliet, Ken and Mercy Sunot performed at the awarding ceremonies. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Tanduay is one of the oldest brands in the Philippines. Tanduay Distillers Inc. traces its history to as early as 1854 and still operates in Quiapo, the heart of Manila to this day. No wonder that it takes part in the city’s colorful Grand Festival of Champions: ALIWAN. Photo By Jude Bautista

Tanduay is one of the oldest brands in the Philippines. Tanduay Distillers Inc. traces its history to as early as 1854 and still operates in Quiapo, the heart of Manila to this day. No wonder that it takes part in the city’s colorful Grand Festival of Champions: ALIWAN. Photo By Jude Bautista

#14 Deverlyn Fial Salcedo-DALAKSAGAW FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#14 Deverlyn Fial Salcedo-DALAKSAGAW FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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from left: #4 Renelyn Deguit-BUGLASAN FETIVAL, #6 Coralin Resureccion-NIYOGYUGAN FESTIVAL and #7 Jhoanne Tañada-DINAGYANG FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #4 Renelyn Deguit-BUGLASAN FETIVAL, #6 Coralin Resureccion-NIYOGYUGAN FESTIVAL and #7 Jhoanne Tañada-DINAGYANG FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#3 Jeanebeth Sedavia- KALIVUNGAN FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#3 Jeanebeth Sedavia- KALIVUNGAN FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #9 Dyan Shane Mag-Abo-SUMAKA FESTIVAL, #10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL and #11 Reasal Ann Halagna-ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #9 Dyan Shane Mag-Abo-SUMAKA FESTIVAL, #10 Lou Dominique Piczon-MANARAGAT FESTIVAL and #11 Reasal Ann Halagna-ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#4 Renelyn Deguit-BUGLASAN FETIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#4 Renelyn Deguit-BUGLASAN FETIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#2 Angelica Gabriel-DAYANG DAYANG FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#2 Angelica Gabriel-DAYANG DAYANG FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#1 Rechelyn Dionico- BOLING BOLING FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#1 Rechelyn Dionico- BOLING BOLING FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#2 Meguyaya Festival of Upi, Maguindanao Represented by Dr. Bernabe G. Dela Fuente Senior National High School. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#2 Meguyaya Festival of Upi, Maguindanao Represented by Dr. Bernabe G. Dela Fuente Senior National High School. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #14 Deverlyn Fial Salcedo-DALAKSAGAW FESTIVAL and #15 Christel Marie Layson-PARAW REGATTA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

from left: #14 Deverlyn Fial Salcedo-DALAKSAGAW FESTIVAL and #15 Christel Marie Layson-PARAW REGATTA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#7 Jhoanne Tañada-DINAGYANG FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#7 Jhoanne Tañada-DINAGYANG FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#3 Panagbenga Flower Festival of Baguio City Represented by Pinsao National High School won Best Folkloric Performance (P10,000). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#3 Panagbenga Flower Festival of Baguio City Represented by Pinsao National High School won Best Folkloric Performance (P10,000). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#6 Coralin Resureccion-NIYOGYUGAN FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#6 Coralin Resureccion-NIYOGYUGAN FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#3 Jeanebeth Sedavia- KALIVUNGAN FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#3 Jeanebeth Sedavia- KALIVUNGAN FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#11 Reasal Ann Halagna-ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#11 Reasal Ann Halagna-ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL earned the Friendship Award and is also 2nd Runner Up. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL earned the Friendship Award and is also 2nd Runner Up. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#5 Anilag Festival of Sta. Rosa, Laguna Represented by Sikhayan Dancers. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#5 Anilag Festival of Sta. Rosa, Laguna Represented by Sikhayan Dancers. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#4 Renelyn Deguit-BUGLASAN FETIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#4 Renelyn Deguit-BUGLASAN FETIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL is 1st Runner-up and Miss Unique Smile. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL is 1st Runner-up and Miss Unique Smile. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#9 Dyan Shane Mag-Abo-SUMAKA FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#9 Dyan Shane Mag-Abo-SUMAKA FESTIVAL; ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#12 May Anne Reyes-CANDLE FESTIVAL. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Swimsuit. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Swimsuit. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL is 1st Runner-up and Miss Unique Smile. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#5 Andrea Fe Gomez-PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL is 1st Runner-up and Miss Unique Smile. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL earned the Friendship Award and is also 2nd Runner Up. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#16 Darlene Joy Tabuga-PINTADOS DE PASSI FESTIVAL earned the Friendship Award and is also 2nd Runner Up. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

#8 Airish Mae Yamamoto-ANILAG FESTIVAL (2nd Runner Up). ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Festival Costume. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 winner #13 Cynthia Thomalla-SINULOG FESTIVAL also earned Best in Festival Costume. ALIWAN held last April 14-16, 2016, is the Grand Festival of Champions showing the best of Philippine Fiestas from around the country. There are three main activities: Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant, Street Dance and Float Competition. It culminates in a grand parade from Quirino Grandstand going through Roxas Blvd to the Aliw Theater grounds in CCP. Photo By Jude Bautista

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Cayetano’s McCarthyism

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

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Jude Bautista

Just a few hours after Manny Pacquiao’s glorious win over Tim Bradley, another explosive fight broke out in the second Vice Presidential Debates held at the UST Gymnasium- April 10, 2016. The first VP debate for this election was organized by GONEGOSYO, the second is a co-production between COMELEC-PiliPINAS and CNN Phil. The gloves were off as Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano lashed out scathing verbal attacks on all his rivals but most particularly against Sen. Bong Bong Marcos.

Cong. Leni Robredo is mobbed by fans during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Cong. Leni Robredo is mobbed by fans during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

The irony of it all is that the free, open, debates will most likely be lost in a platform of repression under Cayetano’s running mate Rodrigo Duterte. How can they allow open criticism much less a political debate under their program of state sponsored murder?

Freedom of the press, freedom of expression even online and fb will most likely be suppressed if Cayetano and Duterte are voted in the highest office. A strong indication is what happened with student Stephen Villena during Duterte’s campaign. Villena was cyber bullied and received death threats for being pesky and impolite in asking Duterte about his education platform during an open forum.

fan takes selfie w Sen. Bong bong Marcos during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

fan takes selfie w Sen. Bong bong Marcos during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

The SWS survey immediately before the 2nd Vice Presidential debates from the period of March 30-April 2, 2016 published in BusinessWorld. Showed Duterte taking the lead, which should sound alarm bells for anyone literate to campaign against him. Cayetano on the other hand has been lagging way behind in 4th place. While Sen. Bong Bong Marcos has taken the lead from Senator Chiz Escudero, 26% and 21% respectively. Leni Robredo is in 3rd place at 19% and Cayetano at 4th with 13%. The debate venue, UST in their own survey had BOTH Sen. Miriam Santiago and Sen. Bongbong Marcos leading all candidates.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

Paving The Way

Cayetano must have felt extremely desperate that he had to do something radical during the debates to change things. That is to malign the other candidates, often going below the belt. IF one looks at his career this is one strategy that he has employed for the long term. He was involved with the Senate investigation on the ZTE Deal and Fertilizer scam. He has gained recent prominence for the Senate inquiry on VP Binay’s alleged kickbacks on the New Makati Parking Building 11 and Makati Science High School, and the Joint Venture agreement with Boy Scouts.

Sen. Gringo Honasan; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

Sen. Gringo Honasan; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

To a certain extent he has gained an appreciation from the public for helping expose these anomalies in government. IF he did not run for vice president or campaign for his running mate there wouldn’t have been any doubts to his motivation for the inquiries. But because of the sequence of events he’s perceived as ‘paving the way’ for Duterte by destroying the reputation of the leading rival candidate for the presidency in Binay. It was Cayetano heralding Duterte’s Presidential candidacy while Digong remained coy for almost a year.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

McCarthyism

While Duterte’s rise to fame has strong parallelisms (even in ideology) with Adolf Hitler, Cayetano has a similarity with U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Senator McCarthy was known for an era of repression and paranoia of Soviet agents infiltrating and controlling the U.S. in the 1950s. The recent film TRUMBO starring Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame is a story of how Hollywood screenwriters overcame the persecution of Senator McCarthy. The term McCarthyism has gone on to mean: “Today, it is used more generally in reference to demagogic, reckless, and unsubstantiated accusations, as well as public attacks on the character or patriotism of political opponents”.

from left: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Rep. Leni Robredo and Sen. Bong bong Marcos; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

from left: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Rep. Leni Robredo and Sen. Bong bong Marcos; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

During the debate in UST, Cayetano continued his tirade castigating other senators for their absence during the inquiries. From the absence impugning their corruption and collusion with the accused. He increased his level of attacks often randomly blurting out actual names without being able to substantiate them. It worried moderators Pia Hontiveros and Pinky Webb that they warned him against mentioning the names of people who were not present to defend themselves. While the two did an OK job, Mitzi Borromeo should have been one of the moderators being the face of CNN Phil for some time now.

Rep. Leni Robredo during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Rep. Leni Robredo during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

During the McCarthy era in the 1950s anyone and everyone can be accused of being a Communist often losing their jobs and even suffered imprisonment. A great number of these accusations were later proven to be false. There is so much more at stake than just the election. Duterte-Cayetano as a modern day version of Hitler and McCarthy is a surefire recipe for the death of democracy in the Philippines.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano illustration by Jude Bautista

Self-Righteous

Cayetano started the debates by quoting biblical scripture, which made him seem even more self-righteous. He may have done so to sound God-fearing as his running mate received a wave of criticism after cussing no less than Pope Francis during his visit here. Alan can’t seem to change his tune even when he’s quoting scripture. His ceaseless attacks on other candidates have made him a vortex of negativity. He doesn’t come across as being likable enough for voters, not even for vice president and the surveys reflect that.

from left: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano & Sen. Bong Bong Marcos; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

from left: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano & Sen. Bong Bong Marcos; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

During the topic of human rights he did not relent bringing up the Martial Law victims of Bong Bong’s late father from decades past. Bong bong bit his tongue and did not mention Duterte’s more current human rights abuses of extra judicial killings collated by Amnesty International and even our own Department of Justice.

Sen. Chiz Escudero during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Sen. Chiz Escudero during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Senator Chiz Escudero in his closing statement gave a very sincere and a very Filipino response to the hypocrisy of Cayetano: “Hindi ko po ugali apakan ang ibang tao para umangat. At lalong di ko ugali buhatin ang sarili kong bangko.” (Roughly translated to: It’s not in in my nature to disparage people’s reputations in order to raise myself up in the eyes of others). There was an audible gasp of embarrassment from the crowd who knew that he was referring to Cayetano. Chiz successfully made use of a famous and meaningful Filipino saying that cut through the heart of the issue.

Sen. Bong bong Marcos during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Sen. Bong bong Marcos during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Bong Bong’s Uppercut

After nearly two hours of Cayetano’s accusations Senator Bong bong Marcos was able to slip in a sneaky uppercut that changed the atmosphere of the debate. Bong bong quoted Duterte as saying, “Sinabi ni Mayor Digong ika niya kapag di na lutas ang krimen 3-6 months ibibigay na raw niya ang pagkapangulo kay Bong Bong. Yon ang sinabi niya. Na kita niya ang aking kakayahan ko sa peace and order.” (Duterte himself said if the 6-month deadline for peace and order promise was not kept I would cede the Presidency to Bong Bong) The statement is a huge slap in the face of Cayetano who is his official running mate.

Sen. Bong bong Marcos interviewed by TV news crews during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Sen. Bong bong Marcos interviewed by TV news crews during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Cayetano quickly retorted, “Sinabi ni Mayor Digong yon ka harap ang Ilocano Mayors he was being playful. Pero ang sinabi po niya pag di mo iboto si Allan ako wag na. Pero di ko po tinatanggap yan. Siya kelangan natin. Ako po kahit di niyo ko boto, 100% Duterte. Si Bong bong pagka nasa Cavite, Bong bong Binay, pag nasa Ilocos Binay o kaya Binay Marcos. Kapag nasa Mindanao Duterte Bong bong, yan po ang klase ng pamumulitika niya. Isasaksak niya para siya maging presidente. Wag niyo nako iboto alaga na lang ako ni Mayor Duterte.

The VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

The VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

Cayetano downplayed the statement claiming that Duterte was merely pandering to the Ilocano Mayors (Bong Bong’s Provincemates). Cayetano added that he was willing to sacrifice himself to help Duterte win. Bong bong jabbed back, “Kasalanan ko ba kung yung Presidente mo may gusto sakin?” Whether or not Duterte was lying it’s hard to ignore a public statement of your running mate disowning you and his lack of confidence in your abilities.

Senator Sonny Trillanes poses with fans during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Senator Sonny Trillanes poses with fans during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Unclear Platform

Cayetano has taken the cue from his running mate not to be specific in programs or platforms. The problem is that they mostly have unclear solutions, if not overly simplistic generic ones to the most complex problems, whether its foreign policy, traffic or corruption. Cayetano & Duterte use Leadership and Political Will. Both of them misuse Leadership with that of instilling fear and intimidation, not just to criminals but to the whole populace. In their streamers DDS is acronym for the Digong Duterte Supporters in Manila. It is also the same acronym for the dreaded Davao Death Squad said to carry out his program of state sponsored murders. The DDS is indeed here in Manila as the streamer proudly proclaims.

Sen. Gringo Honasan portrait; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

Sen. Gringo Honasan portrait; the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

In this debate, Cayetano added another key word: FEDERALISM as another catchall solve everything solution to the Mindanao conflict etc. The problem is many doubt if Digong himself understands the concept of Federalism or is able to explain fully how he will be able to implement it. For that question we go back to the previous key words of Leadership and Political Will interchangeable with instilling fear and intimidation and the loss of basic human rights.

Sen. Sonny Trillanes during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Sen. Sonny Trillanes during the Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Sen. Sonny Trillanes called him out on it, “Davao City sinasabi mo e bakit Taguig di na ayos? It is not fair to the people. Yung Davao city 4th siya e sa highest na pinaka maraming krimen sa ating bansa. So kung di na tapos ni Mayor Duterte ng more than 20 years yung krimen sa kanyang bakuran. Di natin pinag-uusapan yung murder kung di rape and other index crimes. Pano niya na sabi 6 months? Wag tayo magbolahan dito. Di po totoo na walang krimen sa Davao. Its not fair maraming sumasakay, maraming na lilinlang na mga kababayan natin. Doon sumasakay, baka umasa sila. Pagka umasa sila binigay yung boto nila tapos pag dating doon tapos sasabihin niya e di ko pala na sabi aatras nako. Paki sabi sa president niyo magsalita siya pano niya gagawin yon?”

Congresswoman Leni Robredo’s portrait from the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

Congresswoman Leni Robredo’s portrait from the VP PiliPINAS CNNphil debate was held at the UST Gymnasium last April 10, 2016. Photo from http://cnnphilippines.com/

Leni’s Sincerity

In stark contrast viewers surveyed after the debate responded that it was Cong. Leni Robredo who distinguished herself from the pack. Her words ring especially true as a humble post grad student, lawyer who has actually worked with farmers in their city of Naga. She’s personally aware of the problems of millions of Filipinos because she experiences them.

Cong. Leni Robredo poses w supporters who came all the way from Naga. The Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables  was held at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Cong. Leni Robredo poses w supporters who came all the way from Naga. The Go Negosyo Talks: Meet the Vice Presidentiables was held at the Manila Polo Club last March 14, 2016. Photo by Jude Thaddeus Bautista

Unlike Cayetano she went into a lot of specifics in ANTI POVERTY programs and even improving the RAPID BUS TRANSIT and PNR railway as possible solutions to traffic. More than that is the emotional connection or puso; heart, famously used by GILAS PILIPINAS, “Sinasabi ko sa sarili ko excited nako manalo. Hindi para sa sarili ko. Pero para sa ating mga kababayan na umaasa. Na merong mamumuno sa kanila na hinding hindi sila papabayaan. Nung una pa po akong tumatakbo halos wala po saking nakakakilala. Sa lahat po yata sa amin pang huli ako. Ngayon po hindi na ganoon ang kwento. Malapit na abot kamay na ang tagumpay. Isa po akong ina hindi ko kayo pababayaan ang aking mga anak. Hindi ko papabayaan ang bayan. Naniniwala po ako sa dulo ng lahat na parati yung tama ang mananaig. Sa amin pong anim may the best woman win!”

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Batman vs Superman and Wonder Woman

from left: Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) & Henry Cavill (Superman). Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

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Callan Mulvey (Anatoli Knyazev) entered the Lexcorp truck containing the largest chunk of Kryptonite on earth. 2 large SUVs with armed men follow behind them. Out of nowhere the Batmobile chases them down. Men with machine guns shoot from the SUVs. It didn’t take long for the Ben Affleck (the Bat) to dispose of them. The truck makes a sharp turn the Batmobile has no choice and crashes into a brick wall. Instead of stopping, the wall crumbles into a million pieces: the souped up Bat mobile goes through the bricks not missing a beat. In one more turn it will catch up. Suddenly the bat mobile crashes into something in the mist that completely stops it then bounces a few feet off. The smoke clears, its Superman.

Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice | official teaser (2016) Ben Affleck Henry Cavill

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE is easily one of the biggest movies of the year just like STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS was for 2015. The battle seems like a no brainer; how can anyone have an exciting fight with Superman (Henry Cavill)? He’s as invincible as characters come, the difference here is that Batman has the brains to beat him. Watching what gadget he’s going to use in what way that uses Kryptonite to defeat Superman is what makes moviegoers excited. There will definitely be an advanced and heavy Bat armor to help fight Superman.

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Watching this epic battle on cinemas is an absolute must. The visuals will literally blow audiences away along with intelligent surround sound. Director Zack Snyder has brought the hyper realistic, slomo, stylized action sequences of 300 to the Superman franchise. He amplifies it up even more in Dawn of Justice.

Trailer w Bat Jet – thermal imaging

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The Bat Jet also has drone capabilities. Batman relinquishes control of the craft to Alfred (Jeremy Irons) who is tucked away in the Wayne Manor. Alfred has screens, joystick and weapons all controlled remotely. In some ways, Batman’s action sequences are even more riveting for the simple reason he’s not so invincible. He relies on his martial arts skills, heat sensors of the vehicles, bat suit and so on to defeat the bad guys.

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Wonder Woman & Great Expectations

The action however isn’t confined to these two characters’ or their epic battle scene. There is also the introduction of Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot. The most memorable Wonder Woman of my youth was Lynda Carter who played the role in the 70s but was aired here in Philippine TV during the 80s. Carter’s blue eyes, perfect cheekbones, voluptuous figure became the ‘iconic’ image of Wonder Woman. So much so that she was included in FIFTY WHO MADE DC GREAT, a special commemorative issue. This is what filmmaker Zack Snyder, cast Gadot, Henry Cavill even Ben Affleck are competing with.

Lynda Carter was the iconic face of Wonder Woman for millions of fans. Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

Lynda Carter was the iconic face of Wonder Woman for millions of fans. Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

There are these iconic films, faces and actors that the current cast has to be compared against. Christopher Reeve, who has already passed away, is still considered by a lot of fans, as the immortal face of Kal El. Ben Affleck will inevitably be compared to Michael Keaton and even more recent Christian Bale as Batman. Heath Ledger won an Oscar posthumously as the Joker in 2009. But before that it was Jack Nicholson who made his stamp on the role in 1989.

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It’s very easy to lambast BATMAN VS SUPERMAN because the expectations and standards have been raised enormously high. The film HAS TO gain critical acclaim and rake in a billion dollars to be considered a ‘success’. Perhaps fortunately for MARVEL, all they have to do is earn money and their job is done.

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Gal Gadot

The casting of Gal Gadot however, lives up to those high expectations and in some respects even exceeds it. Lynda Carter was Miss World America; Gadot was Miss Israel and competed in the Miss Universe Pageant in 2004. She certainly has the looks as an endorser of GUCCI and JAGUAR. While she may not be as voluptuous as Carter, she more than makes up for it as a ‘stronger’, combat ready and current version of Wonder Woman.

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At age 18, immediately after her Miss Universe stint she was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces for 2 years and even became a combat instructor. She got her big film break in FAST & THE FURIOUS and was able to give her role Giselle Yashar an independent and strong image. She was also in FAST FIVE and FAST & FURIOUS 6. For Dawn of Justice, Gadot trained in kung fu, jiu jitsu and kickboxing.

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Gadot really needed the training especially for another super villain in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN. The emphasis of Wonder Woman’s shield (and sword) makes her especially convincing in these epic battles. It also makes her more aesthetically pleasing and realistic, as the action sequences are particularly intense. Without revealing too much, the epic battle between Batman & Superman is actually just one of many between superheroes that fans can watch out for. In terms of slam-bang fight scenes this film is a home run.

Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves; Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves; Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

Tao Okamoto

Japanese supermodel Tao Okamoto is another anticipated casting choice. Her role as Mercy Graves is Lex Luthor’s assistant but appeared originally in the Superman Animated series in 1996. She did not have as much screen time as her lead role Mariko in THE WOLVERINE. The Moviebit reported that Mercy Graves role is “the second DC Comics character created specifically for Warner Bros. animated shows to make the jump to the big screen, alongside Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.”

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Tao Okamoto w Hugh Jackman in THE WOLVERINE. Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

Get ready for JUSTICE LEAGUE in 2017 from left: Jason Momoa (Aquaman), To be determined- Green Lantern, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg). Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

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Justice League

Around the same time we were watching Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, we were also mesmerized by another show as kids in the early 80s. The Saturday Fun Machine in RPN9 had several animated series but the highlight was SUPERFRIENDS. This is significant because it was one of the popular cartoons that featured the quartet of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. As the series progressed they added more heroes and villains.

SUPERFRIENDS – Opening Theme Songs (1973-1985) HQ

JUSTICE LEAGUE, which had similar group of heroes, predated the animated series as a comic book. But SUPERFRIENDS was the cartoon on TV, which popularized them as a team to a lot of fans and viewers around the world. I think that’s why DAWN OF JUSTICE resonates with me personally or with some fans from my generation.

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Finally we can see Batman, Superman… and Wonder Woman come to life in this modern explosive blockbuster. We also see the introduction of Aqua Man played by Jason Momoa, which I think is another kick ass casting choice also recently played CONAN THE BARBARIAN and Khal Drogo in GAME OF THRONES. There’s the intro on THE FLASH (Ezra Miller) and CYBORG (Ray Fisher). The long wait is finally over and soon the full-length film WONDER WOMAN will be released in 2017 along with JUSTICE LEAGUE. AQUAMAN has also been announced for 2018.

Jason Momoa is AQUAMAN set to be released in 2018. Aquaman had an exciting intro in this film. Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

Jason Momoa is AQUAMAN set to be released in 2018. Aquaman had an exciting intro in this film. Catch BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Shang Cineplex- Shang Rila Plaza Mall and Newport Cinemas- Resort’s World Manila.

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Actor Jeff Flores is a Justice League & Superman fan. Egg Theater’s PILLOWMAN is showing from April 8-24, 2016 at the Pineapple Lab-Palma St. Poblacion, Makati City. Photo by Jude Bautista

Actor Jeff Flores is a Justice League & Superman fan. Egg Theater’s PILLOWMAN is showing from April 8-24, 2016 at the Pineapple Lab-Palma St. Poblacion, Makati City. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Killing In The Name Of Duterte

Even the freedom to express oneself in facebook or online in blogs etc are at stake. This is not an exaggeration as one student has already received death threats for being persistent in asking questions about Duterte’s education platform. The threats have gotten so bad that Stephen Villena has had to delete his facebook page and retreat from his online life.

Even the freedom to express oneself in facebook or online in blogs etc are at stake. This is not an exaggeration as one student has already received death threats for being persistent in asking questions about Duterte’s education platform. The threats have gotten so bad that Stephen Villena has had to delete his facebook page and retreat from his online life.

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by Jude Bautista

During the TV5 sponsored presidential debate in the midst of talking about Mar Roxas’ Wharton diploma, out of the blue Rodrigo Duterte said, “Yan ang problema. Kung ‘di ka marunong pumatay ng tao at takot ka mamatay, you cannot be president.” (You cannot be president because you do not know how to kill or sacrifice your life.) The Presidential debate held was at U.P. Cebu last March 20, 2016.

Interaksyon clip of statement

The statement by Duterte is one of many pertaining to his strong man tactics of intimidation, holding fear in the eyes of criminals in Davao, hence the platform of peace and order. Filipinos by now are used to his wild, brusque comments but that one was in plain sight of a national audience, heard live on TV and even streamed live on the web.

It is this THINKING that its OK to kill, its OK to get rid of your enemies, of criminality without due process that breeds persecution on a massive scale.

It is this THINKING that its OK to kill, its OK to get rid of your enemies, of criminality without due process that breeds persecution on a massive scale.

While these statements draw some indignation in some quarters there are those who are encouraged by them for a tougher stance on drugs and criminality in the Philippines. For anyone who values democracy, these words should bring with it an alarm that our open society and way of life is very much in peril.

Those who support Duterte are not aware that even the freedom to express oneself in his or her facebook page or online in blogs etc are at stake. Anyone who dares disagree with Digong Duterte is in danger of being branded as a rebel, as an enemy of the state and is in danger of being arrested even worse killed as he himself constantly brags about.

Jason Barcial (Bogs) is tortured during interrogation. 3 STARS & A SUN Musical based on Francis Magallona’s Music at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jason Barcial (Bogs) is tortured during interrogation. 3 STARS & A SUN Musical based on Francis Magallona’s Music at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

This IS not an exaggeration as one student in UP Los Baños has already received death threats for being persistent in asking questions about his education platform during an open forum with Duterte. Assuming the student was impolite and pesky in trying to clarify the question, did he REALLY deserve to be given death threats? THIS is the kind of thinking that is already happening and spreading in our country: “He disagrees with our leader, off with his head! How dare he question our führer we should kill him!” The threats have gotten so bad that Stephen Villena has had to delete his facebook page and retreat from his online life.

The attraction in Hitler and Duterte’s solution is its simplicity: there’s the enemy, KILL IT. Duterte said,”Yung 1,000, (killed) magiging 100,000. Dyan mo makita tataba yung isda sa Manila Bay. Dyan ko kayo itapon”.

The attraction in Hitler and Duterte’s solution is its simplicity: there’s the enemy, KILL IT. Duterte said,”Yung 1,000, (killed) magiging 100,000. Dyan mo makita tataba yung isda sa Manila Bay. Dyan ko kayo itapon”.

Duterte’s statement that he was not offended with the way he was asked can’t be relied on. Duterte cannot wash his hands of it even if it’s just his overzealous supporters who cyberbullied Villena. It is this THINKING that its OK to kill, its OK to get rid of your enemies, of criminality without due process that breeds this kind of behavior and violence on a massive scale. Duterte’s words are not in line with his actions and thinking. He has already lied about his presidential candidacy more than a dozen times manipulating media to garner more publicity. Then making his intention to run a ‘media’ event, no one dared call him out on his many previous pronouncements that he ‘did not covet’ the presidency.

The idea is conformity; we HAVE to give up our freedoms so all our problems will be solved by this strong leader. This LEADER is STRONG for the simple reason he’s ready to KILL, just like Adolf Hitler.

The idea is conformity; we HAVE to give up our freedoms so all our problems will be solved by this strong leader. This LEADER is STRONG for the simple reason he’s ready to KILL, just like Adolf Hitler.

Hitler and Nazism

We’ve seen it through out history over and over again. This is how Nazism began in Germany. They had economic problems, chaos was happening. Then came this charismatic speaker named Adolf Hitler. He believed in the glory of Germany. He offered strong leadership and rounding up all its enemies. Everyone who was captivated by Hitler’s promises, his supporters became members of the party. Anyone who was not a member, anyone who disagreed with him was the enemy. The idea is conformity; we HAVE to give up our freedoms so all our problems will be solved by this strong leader. This LEADER is STRONG for the simple reason he’s ready to KILL, just like Duterte.

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism.

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism.

The analogy with Hitler is appropriate as VP Binay repeatedly likened Mar Roxas to Joseph Goebells, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda. Not a lot of people were shocked that Binay & Duterte seemed chummy. Binay refused to question Duterte when given the chance in the debate format and even shook his hand.

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The attraction in Hitler and Duterte’s solution is its simplicity: there’s the enemy, KILL IT. As early as 2015 Duterte bragged about his links to the Davao Death Squad and even turning it into a campaign promise, he said, “Alam po pag ako ang presidente, I will warn you I do not covet the position. Pag naging presidente ako, magtago na kayo. Yung 1,000 na yan it would reach 50,000. I will kill all you [expletive] breaking the life of the Filipino miserable. Papatayin ko talaga kayo. Manalo ako kasi because of breakdown of law and order. I do not want to commit a crime but if by chance, God will place me there, magbantay kayo. Yung 1,000, magiging 100,000. Dyan mo makita tataba yung isda sa Manila Bay. Dyan ko kayo itapon”.

Jason Barcial (Bogs) is tortured during interrogation. 3 STARS & A SUN Musical based on Francis Magallona’s Music at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jason Barcial (Bogs) is tortured during interrogation. 3 STARS & A SUN Musical based on Francis Magallona’s Music at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

In Hitler’s case it was the Jews, he believed they controlled the German economy and justified their arrests. Hitler was not satisfied with just the Jews, those who were infirm, homosexuals, different races were also rounded up. By the end of World War II – 6 million Jews had been exterminated in concentration camps. Many more were killed in invasions of Poland, parts of Russia, France, other European countries and even as far as North Africa.

Duterte: “Kung 'di ka marunong pumatay ng tao at takot ka mamatay, you cannot be president”. For anyone who values democracy, these words should bring with it an alarm that our open society and way of life is very much in peril.

Duterte: “Kung ‘di ka marunong pumatay ng tao at takot ka mamatay, you cannot be president”. For anyone who values democracy, these words should bring with it an alarm that our open society and way of life is very much in peril.

Leadership

One difference between Hitler is that Duterte is incapable of being able to clearly explain his own platforms and programs if any. For a lot of despots the requirement is being able to express yourself in a manner that would capture the imagination of the populace. In Duterte’s case he’s actually famous for being inarticulate; his oft repeated tag line: ‘Human Rights? Ambot!’

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism.

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism.

Recently he has been changing his tune and turning his message into that of Leadership. For anyone who doesn’t THINK, doesn’t analyze the word or its implications, it’s very easy to fall into the belief that leadership means ordering people around. Leadership by Duterte’s definition is instilling FEAR, by threatening criminals with death and FORCING people to CONFORM. For anyone who’s aware of basic management, anyone who’s been part of a team whether in basketball or any sport would know that leadership is NOT about that.

We Filipinos we KNOW what leadership IS in basketball: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson are two of the best to ever play the game. Even today: LeBron James and Steph Curry are great leaders. In the PBA it was Ramon Fernandez, Allan Caidic and Alvin Patrimonio.

Even the freedom to express oneself in facebook or online in blogs etc are at stake. This is not an exaggeration as one student has already received death threats for being persistent in asking questions about Duterte’s education platform. The threats have gotten so bad that Stephen Villena has had to delete his facebook page and retreat from his online life.

Even the freedom to express oneself in facebook or online in blogs etc are at stake. This is not an exaggeration as one student has already received death threats for being persistent in asking questions about Duterte’s education platform. The threats have gotten so bad that Stephen Villena has had to delete his facebook page and retreat from his online life.

What do we see from all these great names? They lead by example. Each of them worked hard had tremendous discipline in training themselves working with and encouraging their teammates. They were able to communicate very effectively with their teammates. We see this ON and off the court. That’s what leadership is. Duterte is not even disciplined enough to follow his own schedule on the campaign trail. And yet we expect him to instill discipline among our people. Senator Trillanes made note of this in an interview with PDI. Leadership does not equate to fear and intimidation in the way that Duterte tells us.

Duterte: “Kung 'di ka marunong pumatay ng tao at takot ka mamatay, you cannot be president”. For anyone who values democracy, these words should bring with it an alarm that our open society and way of life is very much in peril.

Duterte: “Kung ‘di ka marunong pumatay ng tao at takot ka mamatay, you cannot be president”. For anyone who values democracy, these words should bring with it an alarm that our open society and way of life is very much in peril.

We don’t even have to go out of politics. We have good leaders; they just don’t necessarily grab headlines or blurt wild sound bites like Duterte. Dick Gordon is one such person. He has consistently been able to assist our kababayan in nearly EVERY instance of disaster from typhoons to earthquakes, droughts etc. as head of Red Cross Philippines. I’ve seen it first hand as a photographer in Tacloban.

Dick Gordon is tough he gets things done. He organizes and mobilizes people to solve problems, issues. He’s never HAD TO kill people to do it; THAT’S LEADERSHIP. From left: Red Cross (Phil) Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon, Red Cross (China) EVP & Intl Red Cross VP Dr. Baige Zhao spends time with kids of San Jose Central School in Tacloban. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista

Dick Gordon is tough he gets things done. He organizes and mobilizes people to solve problems, issues. He’s never HAD TO kill people to do it; THAT’S LEADERSHIP. From left: Red Cross (Phil) Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon, Red Cross (China) EVP & Intl Red Cross VP Dr. Baige Zhao spends time with kids of San Jose Central School in Tacloban. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista

Gordon is tough he gets things done. He organizes and mobilizes people to solve problems, issues. He’s never HAD TO kill people to do it. He never really had to scare people into following him the way that Duterte has. THAT’S LEADERSHIP. He’s at the top of my list among Senatorial candidates.

Official music video

Killing In The Name Of- RATM

The title for this article is actually taken from a song by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, a rap rock group in the late 90s. The song KILLING IN THE NAME OF speaks against how the state can sponsor murder for whatever purpose it deems. The song has become an anthem of fighting an established power that represses the will of the people. In 2009 a British fan named the song as a true no.1 hit. His cause (via an fb page) was trying to take control of their music charts as opposed to ‘manufactured’ songs by recording companies and TV networks shoved down the throats of music fans.

While the tone of racism doesn’t apply to Duterte, it’s the clear words against state sponsored murder that should ring true for our Kababayan in this time of election:

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they’re the chosen whites

You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they’re the chosen whites

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they’re the chosen whites

You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they’re the chosen whites

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism.

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism. 

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism.

Lyrics from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s song KILLING IN THE NAME OF- describes state sponsored murder, conformity and racism.

Leadership does not equate to fear and intimidation in the way that Duterte tells us.

Leadership does not equate to fear and intimidation in the way that Duterte tells us.

Video w same song entitled Now You DO what They Told Ya

Even the freedom to express oneself in facebook or online in blogs etc are at stake. This is not an exaggeration as one student has already received death threats for being persistent in asking questions about Duterte’s education platform. The threats have gotten so bad that Stephen Villena has had to delete his facebook page and retreat from his online life.

Even the freedom to express oneself in facebook or online in blogs etc are at stake. This is not an exaggeration as one student has already received death threats for being persistent in asking questions about Duterte’s education platform. The threats have gotten so bad that Stephen Villena has had to delete his facebook page and retreat from his online life.

Dreams of Van Damme Stallone

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

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Candy Pangilinan (Nadia): Pwede ka maging doctor o abogado. Pwede ka mag-asawa, mag anak ng sampu o wala. Tumira sa probinsya o sa siyudad. Pero ito ako, at ito ka. Kaunti lang ang pagitan binigay sa atin ng Diyos. Habang pa lapit ng pa lapit ang pagitan umiigsi ang pisi ng posibilidad. Lumalapit ka sakin hanggang ang tanging sasalubong at magsasara ng distansya ay ang yakap ko. Ito ako at ito ka…anak

Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) w Edelmira Mattea Curativo (Baby Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) w Edelmira Mattea Curativo (Baby Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Ebong Joson  (Jim). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Ebong Joson (Jim). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is a breakthrough film featuring the first special child as lead in the Philippines. Film has the power to make us see our own prejudices, educate and touch us emotionally at the same time this is what makes this story and movie unique. Paolo Pingol plays Van Damme Stallone Zamora who was born with Down Syndrome, other than that he’s just like any other kid who dreams of being in the movies. He was named after two famous action stars idolized by his parents. Van van as he is known to his family and friends, has an unfaltering spirit in reaching his dreams.

STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE Official Trailer

STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival and is supported by MediaQuest, PLDT Smart Foundation in association with Unitel Productions. It is showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila, Eastwood Mall and many more. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) gives Jasmine Curtis a big hug as Romer Gumban (Benny) looks on. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) gives Jasmine Curtis a big hug as Romer Gumban (Benny) looks on. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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FACTS and Reality

We all have dreams Vanvan isn’t any different. His energy and drive to becoming the next action star has lead him to audition for acting parts. With his family he finds that sometimes having someone to share your dreams is more important than fulfilling them.

from right: Luiza Nikki Ellis (Nicole), Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Cignal Reporter Jade Diputado. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Luiza Nikki Ellis (Nicole), Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Cignal Reporter Jade Diputado. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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While there are many light heart warming scenes, the story doesn’t gloss over the difficulties that families experience. There was a very honest and realistic portrayal baring the frustrations, confusion even the anger of family members coping with the care of a special needs child.

Cast & Crew; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast & Crew; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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It also deals with the stigma associated with it. Awareness of medical facts is important for the public. For example children with Down Syndrome occurs in 1 out of 800-1000 children. Causes of which are still unknown. While alcohol, drug abuse even smoking may negatively affect pre natal care, pregnancy, the syndrome still occurs even without them. The notion of it being a ‘punishment’, karma or irresponsibility of the mother is wrong.

from left: Sarah Brakensiek (Cecile), Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Jeremiel Austria (Toddler Vanvan); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Sarah Brakensiek (Cecile), Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Jeremiel Austria (Toddler Vanvan); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Candy Pangilinan

The fact that screenwriter Ronald Allan Habon also decided to make Nadia as a single mom represents a current trend among modern marriages. As a number of separations have risen over the years. Candy Pangilinan as Nadia, the mother of Vanvan has given her most touching and challenging performance to date. Candy has shown her maturity as an actress. While the moments of warmth and maternal care are expected, the more painful and private scenes where her thoughts are tempted to ‘give up’ are more real and powerful. She slips effortlessly between comedic and dramatic scenes. Award giving bodies must give notice to her Best Actress level performance here.

Candy Pangilinan (Nadia); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Candy Pangilinan (Nadia); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Proud Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Paolo Pingol (Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

Proud Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Paolo Pingol (Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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Director Randolph Longjas shared that Candy’s performance came from somewhere honest. It comes from her real life experience as a mother whose child suffers from Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Longjas revealed that Candy was a calming presence for everyone on set. She was an acting coach, mother figure for her cast mates. In spite of the multiple functions Candy delivered exceptionally well as an actress and may lead to even more critically acclaimed roles in the future.

Director Randolph Longjas and VJ Ai Dela Cruz; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

Director Randolph Longjas and VJ Ai Dela Cruz; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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Candy also plays the mother of Shy Carlos in TV5’s fantasy comedy drama TASYA PANTASYA aired every Saturday. Candy is also in the latest Jadine- James Reid , Nadine Lustre film THIS TIME set to be released also this summer.

Tasya Fantasya is aired on TV5 every Saturday. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Tasya Fantasya is aired on TV5 every Saturday. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

clockwise from left: Mara Marasigan (Jessica), Cinematographer Sasha Palomar, Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

clockwise from left: Mara Marasigan (Jessica), Cinematographer Sasha Palomar, Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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CAST

Mara Marasigan is another example of multiple functions in the role of Jessica, the childhood love of Acey Aguilar (Tano) the older brother of Vanvan. Mara is also the assistant director, taking care of nitty gritty details in filmmaking. She is a founding member of the EGG Theater Company, which recently produced SCHISM for FRINGE Festival. Mara was able to help the production by casting her father, theater and film director Dennis Marasigan for a cameo as the family doctor.

Mara Marasigan (Jessica); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Mara Marasigan (Jessica); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Two very interesting cameo appearances are TV5 stars Jasmine Curtis Smith and TJ Trinidad. Jasmine plays a VJ that Van van has a huge crush on. In real life Paolo Pingol is a huge admirer of the young actress who has been part of award winning Cinemalaya film TRANSIT. There were scenes also when TV5 talents TJ Trinidad and Jasmine were shown in the film shooting selfies with Vanvan.

Jasmine Curtis & Paolo Pingol (Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Jasmine Curtis & Paolo Pingol (Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Erlinda Villalobos is another theater and film veteran who plays the caring grandmother Ditas. In spite of the societal stigmas of a single mom she did not judge her daughter but was a supportive and loving figure.

Erlinda Villalobos (Ditas) in pic; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Erlinda Villalobos (Ditas) in pic; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan) & Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan) & Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Young Actors

The film has a wealth of impressive young actors not least of which is Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan). Jad is the young version of Vanvan and was the product of an exhaustive search for director Randolph. Paolo Pingol was easier to find after his popular McDonald’s TVC was released back in 2013. Jad on the other hand has the similar charm and comfort in front of the camera as Paolo. Luiza Nikki Ellis as Older Vanvan’s love interest Nicole was also a good discovery for direk Randolph.

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clockwise from left: Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano), Jasmine Curtis, Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica) & Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

clockwise from left: Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano), Jasmine Curtis, Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica) & Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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Isaac Aguirre as the young Tano – older brother of Vanvan had an interesting role. While he is ‘normal’, it was only natural that he bears some envy from the extra attention that their mom Nadia was showering on Vanvan. Isaac has already had a very good resume with SUNDALONG KANIN, which won special Jury award in Cinemalaya.

Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Junyka Sigrid Santarin is the adorable young Jessica than Tano has had a crush on. She’s pretty but tough. One of Junyka’s early breaks was in ISANG DAKOT NA LUHA with lead Alice Dixson also from TV5.

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Luiza Nikki Ellis (Nicole). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Luiza Nikki Ellis (Nicole). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

If there’s one thing that STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE could be criticized for is that it should show even more scenes that had special children function, which was one of its goals. Perhaps showing some activities apart from studying, like working long term could also be shown in a sequel. This movie will undoubtedly touch many hearts and educate a lot of minds as well.

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Candy Pangilinan (Nadia). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/  Photo by Jude Bautista

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Candy Pangilinan (Nadia). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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Jasmine Curtis & Jeremiel Austria (Toddler Vanvan) android pic. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

Jasmine Curtis & Jeremiel Austria (Toddler Vanvan) android pic. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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from left: Mara Marasigan (Jessica), Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Acey Aguilar (Tano) & Candy Pangilinan (Nadia). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Mara Marasigan (Jessica), Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Acey Aguilar (Tano) & Candy Pangilinan (Nadia). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

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Acey Aguilar (Tano); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Acey Aguilar (Tano); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano), Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan) & Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano), Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan) & Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

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Paolo Pingol (Vanvan); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica), Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano) & Acey Aguilar (Tano). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica), Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano) & Acey Aguilar (Tano). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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Candy Pangilinan (Nadia); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Candy Pangilinan (Nadia); STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica), Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Mara Marasigan (Jessica) & Jeremiel Austria (Toddler Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica), Paolo Pingol (Vanvan), Mara Marasigan (Jessica) & Jeremiel Austria (Toddler Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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from left: Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan) & Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Jadford Dilanco (Kid Vanvan) & Isaac Aguirre (Kid Tano). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Kenneth Cruz & Paolo Pingol in McDo Kuya TVC in 2013. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Kenneth Cruz & Paolo Pingol in McDo Kuya TVC in 2013. STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

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from left: Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Sarah Brakensiek (Cecile). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

from left: Candy Pangilinan (Nadia) & Sarah Brakensiek (Cecile). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/ Photo by Jude Bautista

Paolo Pingol (Vanvan) & Junyka Sigrid Santarin (Kid Jessica). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/
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Jasmine Curtis; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Jasmine Curtis; STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Jasmine Curtis & Paolo Pingol (Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

Jasmine Curtis & Paolo Pingol (Vanvan). STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE is part of the CineFilipino Film Festival showing in Shang Cineplex, Shang Plaza Mall, Resorts World Manila and Eastwood Mall. It has a limited screening time of March 16 to 21, 2016 so please check the full schedule and venues on the official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanDammeStallonePH/

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Bong Bong Prioritizing Education

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

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“I think a wide spread scholarship program that rewards those under-privileged but deserving students and gives them an opportunity to actually study what they want to take their scholastic career as far as possible. That is something that we do not have now and that is something that we have to reinstitute. The only way to do that is for the government to take that on, to adopt the policy of widespread education at all levels,” said Vice Presidential candidate Senator Bong Bong Marcos.

He made the statement during the PANDESAL FORUM at the Kamuning Bakery Café last October 7, 2015. While the forum was a few months back, it was able to shed some light into the programs and intentions of the candidate who is now leading the Vice Presidential race.

Education is the key to recovery for these children, the recipients of the classrooms constructed for San Jose Central School in Tacloban- From Red Cross chapters in Phil, China and HK. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Education is the key to recovery for these children, the recipients of the classrooms constructed for San Jose Central School in Tacloban- From Red Cross chapters in Phil, China and HK. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

The newly organized forum has hosted several Presidential and Vice presidential candidates including Senators Grace Poe, Chiz Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano. The Kamuning Bakery Café has been known for its pugon style bread the past 76 years, hence the name: PANDESAL FORUM.

Tina Arceo-Dumlao Business Features Editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Tina Arceo-Dumlao Business Features Editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Panelists include: Tina Arceo-Dumlao-Business Features Editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Doctor Cynthia Vidad- Principal of the oldest public school in Quezon City- Quezon City High School and Ms. Gina Rosena – Principal of Flora Ylagan High School in Quezon City.   Members of the media were also able to ask questions to Senator Bong Bong.

Prioritizing Education

The question on bringing a more widespread scholarship program was asked by Principal Gina Rosena who proudly proclaimed that she was a ‘Marcos Scholar’. This was a program from the days of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. She asked, “Ako po ay isang produkto noong study plan ni former President Marcos. Ang tanong ko po , dahil ma e-elect kayo na Vice President, paano po natin maiipagpapatuloy ito upang mas marami po ang makikinabang na kagaya ko noon na walang kakayahan makapag-aral sa kung hindi dahil doon?”

Principal Gina Rosena of Flora Ylagan High School said she was a ‘Marcos Scholar’ during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Principal Gina Rosena of Flora Ylagan High School said she was a ‘Marcos Scholar’ during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

The cause of poor education according to Bong Bong is a failure of the current adminitration’s policies, “Ang problema kasi, na wala na iyong polisiya ng pamahalaan na magkaroon ng malawak na scholarship plan kagaya ng nabanggit ninyo. Hanggang ngayon marami tayong nakikita, marami tayong na kilala na tinatawag na “Marcos Scholarship”, “Marcos Scholar”. Iyon ay dahil kailangan na magbago ang polisiya at saka pagka-prayoridad ng ating pamahalaan sa tungkol sa edukasyon. We must do much, much, better. I remember in the past, we talked about a 98% literacy rate in the Philippines. We talked about the highest literacy rate in Asia. All of the beginnings of the OFW was because our people, our workers were very well-trained. We do not have that kind of policy right now. We do not have and over a national policy where we are going to focus on education. And we are going to focus on certain types of education that are going to be most useful for our countrymen. I think that is something that we have to return to.”

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Stopgap measures are not good enough according to Bong bong, “We do not have an educational policy per se for that matter, we only have these, mapapasulpot-sulpot na mga sasabihin, mag-tatayo tayo ng classroom, magkakaroon tayo ng K to 12, pero after the announcement, wala ng nangyari. Kaya’t kailangan nating talagang gawing totoo ang ating polisiya para sa edukasyon para maibalik natin. Lalo na ngayon, globalization na ang labanan, ang competition is in the global market. We have to bring our people to that same level. Never mind the, not only the OFW’s, but even the locals because the product of their work must be of equal quality or better than that of our foreign competition. And that is something that we are not addressing properly.”

Education is the key to recovery for these children, the recipients of the classrooms constructed for San Jose Central School in Tacloban- From Red Cross chapters in Phil, China and HK. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Education is the key to recovery for these children, the recipients of the classrooms constructed for San Jose Central School in Tacloban- From Red Cross chapters in Phil, China and HK. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Skilled workers through non diploma programs should also be given more emphasis added Bong Bong, “ Pati yung both diploma and non-diploma courses, both specific to our workers who are abroad and those who are staying here and as a general policy that our young people, their good quality of education cannot be, hindi lang natin iniiwan sa tertiary at hindi natin iniiwan lang sa mga non-diploma kung hindi mula sa umpisa, ay kailangan ay talagang iyan ang ating ginagawa na so that is something that we have not seen in our country for a long time. That’s something that we need if we are going to continue to progress, if we are going to be able to compete, and that is the key word that we have to be able to compete in the foreign labor market and in other markets abroad.”

K to 12

Dr. Cynthia Vidad brought up the hot topic of Kto 12: “I think you know very well that we are into the K to 12, and soon in 2016 we are having elections. If elected, how would you address the problems in K to 12, especially in the public sector?”

Education is the key to recovery for these children, the recipients of the classrooms constructed for San Jose Central School in Tacloban- From Red Cross chapters in Phil, China and HK. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Education is the key to recovery for these children, the recipients of the classrooms constructed for San Jose Central School in Tacloban- From Red Cross chapters in Phil, China and HK. Photo taken last February 10, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

For Bong bong education is the most important service government should provide, “Education I think is where we have fallen behind. We have not been addressing the quality of the teaching, of course the number of school buildings, the quality of the supplies that we are providing our students. But also what seems to be lacking is a support system that we need to have in place for our teachers. At the heart of it, the educational system depends upon our teachers. The quality of our teachers is the quality of our students. In my view, education is the most important and the most valuable service that government should provide to our young people especially to the country. So in that specific area of the K to 12, sa palagay ko ay marami pa tayong kailangang pag-isipan ng mabuti kung paano ang pag-implementa ng K to 12.”

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Backlog in Classrooms

Bong bong bared a disparity between the Department of Education estimate and the current need for classrooms to accomodate the higher student population, “The K to 12 implementation has become a big problem. Because sa ngayon, although we hear from the DepEd, that we have built all the necessary classrooms and wala na tayong pagkukulang. Ang katotohanan diyan is that we do not have enough. From 2010 to 2015, biglang lumaki ang ating student population at malaki ang pagkukulang natin pati sa classroom. Marami tayong na ririnig na mga issue tungkol nga sa mga school supplies, sa mga libro na the quality of the material is not what it should be. All of those things still need to be attended to. In terms of K to 12 again, not one classroom for K to 12 has yet been built. Not one. I cannot see how we are going to do full implementation. So the K to 12 perhaps is a good idea but unfortunately we have come across the same problem. Not only in education but in other aspects of this government where implementation falls way behind the promises and the pronouncements that have been made. Unfortunately this has been the same situation with the K to 12 implementation.”

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Bong Bong: A Question of Destiny

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

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“As we always say, the Presidency even the Vice-Presidency for that matter, is a question of destiny. We do all that we can, to hopefully gain some kind of an advantage when it comes to the elections. But destiny will tell you what to do. I believe that it is the voice of wisdom that I hear when I speak up. I would like to continue to be in public service and I think I can do a great deal as a Vice-President”, said Senator Bong Bong Marcos.

He made the statement during the PANDESAL FORUM at the Kamuning Bakery Café last October 7, 2015. While the forum was a few months back, it was able to shed some light into the programs and intentions of the candidate who is now sharing the lead with Senator Chiz Escudero in the VP race. The most recent results from Pulse Asia has Bong Bong edging out Chiz – 26% vs 25%. Escudero has fallen 3 points from his previous 28%. Lenny Robredo is a distant 3rd at 21%.

Wilson Lee Flores gives a pack of fresh pugon-baked pandesal as a goodluck token to Sen. Bong bong Marcos. Photo by Chris Lucas

Wilson Lee Flores gives a pack of fresh pugon-baked pandesal as a goodluck token to Sen. Bong bong Marcos. Photo by Chris Lucas

Phil Star columnist Wilson Lee Flores was the organizer of the forum and gave his own endorsement of Bong bong, “We’re very fortunate to have the Senator here. I think he is the most popular and the most interesting and the most experienced of all the Vice-Presidential candidates. Senator Bongbong Marcos has the most experience among all: Twenty-five years in public service, in government, former three-term outstanding Governor of Ilocos Norte, former Vice-Governor, former Congressman and many others.”

The newly organized forum has hosted several Presidential and vice presidential candidates including Senators Grace Poe, Chiz Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano. The Kamuning Bakery Café has been known for its pugon style bread the past 76 years, hence the name: PANDESAL FORUM.

Panelists include: Tina Arceo-Dumlao-Business Features Editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Doctor Cynthia Vidad- Principal of the oldest public school in Quezon City- Quezon City High School and Ms. Gina Rosena – Principal of Flora Ylagan High School in Quezon City.   Members of the media were also able to ask questions to Senator Bong Bong.

Senator Bong Bong Marcos; the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos; the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

On VP Binay, Duterte

One of the early questions for him was about the invite of VP Binay to be a running mate. His response was simple and clear that ‘political divide’ between them could not be breached, “When you talk about this kind of arrangement, you’re not talking about yourself as an individual, you’re talking about your camp, your group, your supporters. However you want to describe it the political divide was a little too wide, for us to be able to breach in every level.”

The forum was held in October 2015, when Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was making a ball faced lie to practically all media outlets saying he had no intention of running as president. The duplicity of Duterte extended to Senator Bong bong who considered him a friend. IF he can lie that much to a Senator and the public about something as important as his candidacy, how can anyone believe him about anything else? Looking back on it we see how Mayor Duterte manipulated media into giving him more print space, more airtime, just speculating on his candidacy.

Bong bong said of Duterte, “Mayor Duterte and I have been friends for a long time and I talk to him very regularly and frequently. Pag-naguusap kami tinatanong ko siya, ano ba talaga ang gusto mong gawin. Sinasabi niya, “Ay hindi ako tatakbo!” Ano pang iisipin ko kung hindi iyon ang kanyang gagawin. All of that but I suppose when we talk about getting it from the horse’s mouth, ito na iyon dahil siya na mismo nagsasabi. So kailangan kong paniwalaan iyong kanyang sinasabi. So I’m proceeding on that basis. What Mayor Duterte has told me personally, what the people close to him have told me, is that he will not run. He may change his mind of course that’s a distinct possibility. So I try to take all of the news, lahat itong mga haka-haka, I always try to take it with a grain of salt and just have a plan of my own and proceed on that basis.”

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Sincerity

The proof for his sincerity according to him is that he could have chosen an easier life as a private businessman, “Am I sincere in helping the country? If I am not sincere in helping the country, I would not have gone into politics at all. My history is well known to everyone, and when I was a younger, umiiwas ako sa pulitika. Lahat ng puwede kong gawin para umiwas sa pulitika, ginawa ko. Pero ganyan ang buhay. Hindi mo masasabi kung saan ka dadalhin, and life brought me back to the life of politics. That’s why here I am.”

A life of service is the traditon that he learned from his parents, “Kahit naman sino masasabi ay hindi naman madali ang buhay na pulitiko at bakit pa titiisin iyon ay dahil ang turo sa amin, ang aming pagkakaalam, kami ay nandito upang magsilbi. That has always been the culture in my family, that has always been our understanding, that we are here to serve and that is the continuing motivation that I have and I continue to think that way.”

Senator Bong Bong Marcos enjoys a pandesal fresh from brick oven of Kamuning Bakery Café. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos enjoys a pandesal fresh from brick oven of Kamuning Bakery Café. Photo by Chris Lucas

For him there is a need to change culture in politics, “I might be naïve, but maybe it is time to turn to that kind of very fundamental understanding of why we are in politics. Why we run for political office. And that is not because we want to do better for ourselves. Madaling magkaroon ng maginhawa na buhay, wala ng gulo. No more uncertainty. But why do we continue to do this? Because in my heart of hearts, I truly believe, that I was put on this earth to serve, to be a public servant. That’s what I will continue to do until the day that I die. That is the reason for my existence in my belief and that is why I am doing all of this.”

Current Problems

The senator was also asked about the human rights cases filed against his father. To this he said, “Many cases have been brought to court not only here but in the United States. But if you talk to people they are not concerned about that. Filipinos are concerned about their lives today. We want answers: why are there drugs in our streets. Why is the crime rate going up at an alarming rate? Why is our educational sector miserable? Why is the distribution of wealth not happening, why are our government not doing anything about it? Why is there no infrastructure development? Why is there no agricultural development? This is what people are worried about, and that’s what I will address.”

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Senator Bong Bong Marcos answers questions during the PANDESAL FORUM held at the Kamuning Baker Café last October 7, 2015. Photo by Chris Lucas

Pro Active Vice President

When asked about the limited role of the Vice President, he believed he would be able to do more with the position, “I think it really is up to the person in that position. Ang traditional is ibinibigay nga yung housing, then you become a Cabinet member. Sa palagay ko kahit hindi kayo magkapartido ng Pangulo ay marami ka pa ring magagawa. And I think just speaking out on issues, just studying the issues, just talking to people, and having advocacies that makes sense to the people ay malaking bagay na yun. And again, you can effect change from within, you can effect change from within the Executive Department, and you can also take initatives. I think yung sinasabi nga na spare tire, palagay ko noon totoo yun dahil ang Vice President ay nandun para kung sakaling may mangyari sa Pangulo. They are there to take their place. But with the change in our rules right now I don’t think that that applies anymore. I believe that it has become a more important position than it used to be and sa palagay ko marami pa ring magagawa ang isang Bise para makatulong sa bansa.”

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