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MARIQUINA’S Strong Women

Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline
Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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Leonor (Che Ramos): Aalis nako dito. Romeo (Ricky Davao): Ano ba namang ka baliwan yan? Leonor: Seryoso ako Romeo. Sorry talaga pero hanggang dito na lang talaga kaya ko. Nandiyan naman si Tess para alagaan kayo. Romeo: Wag mo naman ako insultohin. Alam mong tapat ako sayo. Leonor: Wala kang ginawa Romeo. Hindi lang kita mahal. Lagi ko na lang kayo iniisip. Ngayon ako naman.

5th from left: Indian Amb. Lalduhthlana Ralte, from left: Asia Society Program Coordinator Jenny Rocket, Asia Society Phil Exec Dir. Suyin Liu Lee, Belgian Consul Jan Verbeeck, Shang Rila Plaza GM & EVP Lala Fojas, MARIQUINA cast: Mylene Dizon, Ricky Davao, Bing Pimentel, Barbie Forteza, Milo Sogueco and FDCP Proj Dev Officer Joaquin Cu-Unjieng. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

5th from left: Indian Amb. Lalduhthlana Ralte, from left: Asia Society Program Coordinator Jenny Rocket, Asia Society Phil Exec Dir. Suyin Liu Lee, Belgian Consul Jan Verbeeck, Shang Rila Plaza GM & EVP Lala Fojas, MARIQUINA cast: Mylene Dizon, Ricky Davao, Bing Pimentel, Barbie Forteza, Milo Sogueco and FDCP Proj Dev Officer Joaquin Cu-Unjieng. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The storyline of MARIQUINA is supposed to be about the great shoemaker Romeo Geuvara played by actor/director Ricky Davao. But it’s the women who surround him who exhibit true grit and strength of character. Even the cameo appearance was from Iron Butterfly herself, Imelda Marcos. Her reputation as a real life advocate of the Marikina shoe industry was utilized well in the story.

Cong. Imelda Marcos has a cameo appearance in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Cong. Imelda Marcos has a cameo appearance in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

The movie MARIQUINA starring Mylene Dizon, Ricky Davao and Cinemalaya Best Supporting actress Barbie Forteza is the opening film for the ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest. Quality films from around Asia will be screened at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. The fest is presented by Asia Society Philippines, Security Bank in partnership with the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines) and Shangri-La Plaza.

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

13 films from across Asia are set to delight film enthusiasts this year with works from Australia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, China and the Philippines. The other Filipino title in the fest is NIÑO directed by Loy Arcenas and has won Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress (Shamaine Buencamino), Best Supporting Actor (Art Acuña) and Special Jury Prize.

from left: Bing Pimentel and Mylene Dizon at the East Atrium of Shang Plaza Mall. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Bing Pimentel and Mylene Dizon at the East Atrium of Shang Plaza Mall. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

The cast of MARIQUINA is replete with strong female characters. Che Ramos-Cosio plays the outwardly quiet and submissive young wife Leonor. Che has appeared in a great number of Cinemalaya and Cinema One productions. If her performance were any less sympathetic it would be difficult to understand why Leonor needed to find her own way in life. But because of her subtlety and skill viewers instead felt for her.

from right: Indian Amb. Lalduhthlana Ralte and Shang Rila Plaza GM & EVP Lala Fojas. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Indian Amb. Lalduhthlana Ralte and Shang Rila Plaza GM & EVP Lala Fojas. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

MARIQUINA cast from left: Director Milo Sogueco, Mylene Dizon (Imelda), Bing Pimentel (Tess) & Ricky Davao (Romeo). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

MARIQUINA cast from left: Director Milo Sogueco, Mylene Dizon (Imelda), Bing Pimentel (Tess) & Ricky Davao (Romeo). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Director Milo Sogueco explained, “She needed to be honest to herself. In my movie there are no bad people and good people. Everyone is flawed just like in real life. It just takes a bit of understanding on the predicament of the person her situation. You mentioned Che (Leonor), her character she was very strong to do that. She was being strong for herself. If I’m going to stay here I’m going to die. So I choose to survive. I wana grow so that’s what she did.”

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Mylene Dizon as the grown up version of Imelda Guevara displayed the jaded sometimes-distant figure trying to piece the whys in her life. The more introspective scenes are difficult to portray, especially since there’s not much dialogue. It’s Mylene’s maturity as an actress that allowed her to express sadness or the lack of it without words.

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Dizon as revealed by Sogueco, originally wanted the part of Tess that went to Bing Pimentel. Tess is the shrewd business partner of Romeo Guevara that literally massages his ego. There’s so much more to her than the slutty, seductive and materialistic woman she seems to be. In spite of all that she becomes a positive influence in the teen Imelda Guevara’s life played by Barbie Forteza.

from left: NIÑO director Loy Arceñas with MARIQUINA actresses Bing Pimentel and Barbie Forteza. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: NIÑO director Loy Arceñas with MARIQUINA actresses Bing Pimentel and Barbie Forteza. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cinemalaya awardees from left: Nora Aunor (Best Actress-HUSTISYA, Director’s Showcase), Barbie Forteza (Best Supporting Actress-MARIQUINA, New Breed), Cris Villonco (Best Supporting Actress-HARI NG TONDO, Director’s Showcase) and Nicco Manalo (Best Supporting Actor-THE JANITOR, Director’s Showcase) The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cinemalaya awardees from left: Nora Aunor (Best Actress-HUSTISYA, Director’s Showcase), Barbie Forteza (Best Supporting Actress-MARIQUINA, New Breed), Cris Villonco (Best Supporting Actress-HARI NG TONDO, Director’s Showcase) and Nicco Manalo (Best Supporting Actor-THE JANITOR, Director’s Showcase) The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Barbie Forteza was herself a revelation. Director Milo had to overcome his prejudice of soaps during her auditions; she’s a popular star of GMA Network. “She had an audition in CCP and swept me off my feet. That time I met her I said this is the right choice. I ate all my words, swallowed my pride and said she’s the one. And it worked out so well because she’s a fantastic actress.”

Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Ricky Davao, was able to tap into his vast experience in theater and film both as actor and director. There had to be one male lead such as Davao where all these strong female characters could revolve around. Ricky was so effective it made the production go so smoothly, Sogueco said, “Ricky Davao is my one take, two take guy. Just like Mylene Dizon hey guys this is going to be a one take two take thing. You better give it your all. I won’t make you waste your tears or your anger or pain. I’m not gonna make you crazy. Let’s do this fast. You know what? They were able to deliver. If I have a perfect ensemble its not because of me its because they’re perfect for my movie.”

MARIQUINA director Milo Sogueco; ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

MARIQUINA director Milo Sogueco; ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The story is credited to long time producer and writer Gay Ace Domingo, multi awarded screenwriter Henry Burgos (who often works with Brillante Mendoza and Bing Lao) and Milo Sogueco. The screenplay however is credited to Jerrold Tarrog who also happens to be in charge of Music/Soundtrack in this film. They successfully synthesized the history of the difficulties of the local shoe industry as told through the plight of one family.

from left Ricky Davao (Romeo), Barbie Forteza (Imelda) & Che Ramos-Cosio (Leonor). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

from left Ricky Davao (Romeo), Barbie Forteza (Imelda) & Che Ramos-Cosio (Leonor). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Both Philippine films MARIQUINA & NIÑO shown at the ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest are from Cinemalaya. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Both Philippine films MARIQUINA & NIÑO shown at the ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest are from Cinemalaya. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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Cong. Imelda Marcos with Film Auteur Max Tessier. Photo was taken during MARIQUINA Cinemalaya gala night last August 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cong. Imelda Marcos with Film Auteur Max Tessier. Photo was taken during MARIQUINA Cinemalaya gala night last August 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dennis Padilla (Domeng) and Sofia Pablo (Grade school Imelda). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Dennis Padilla (Domeng) and Sofia Pablo (Grade school Imelda). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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From left: Asia Society Philippines Executive Dir. Suyin Liu Lee and Emb. of Indonesia Social And Cultural Affairs Minister Counselor R. Toto Waspodo. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: Asia Society Philippines Executive Dir. Suyin Liu Lee and Emb. of Indonesia Social And Cultural Affairs Minister Counselor R. Toto Waspodo. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ricky Davao (Romeo)  & Sofia Pablo (Grade school Imelda). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Ricky Davao (Romeo) & Sofia Pablo (Grade school Imelda). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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from left: Mylene Dizon & CNN Phil Reporter Patricia Fernandez. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Mylene Dizon & CNN Phil Reporter Patricia Fernandez. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ricky Davao (Romeo) & Bing Pimentel (Tess). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Ricky Davao (Romeo) & Bing Pimentel (Tess). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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from left: Ricky Davao, Shang Rila Plaza GM & EVP Lala Fojas, Shang Rila Plaza Mktg. Div. Head Marline Dualan. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bing Pimentel plays the seductive Tess in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Bing Pimentel plays the seductive Tess in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

from left: Mel Kimura (Tita Erlie) and Mylene Dizon (Imelda). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

from left: Mel Kimura (Tita Erlie) and Mylene Dizon (Imelda). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Sofia Pablo (Grade school Imelda); ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Sofia Pablo (Grade school Imelda); ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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from left: Che Ramos-Cosio (Leonor) & Bing Pimentel (Tess). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

from left: Che Ramos-Cosio (Leonor) & Bing Pimentel (Tess). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

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Imelda’s Genuine Love for MARIQUINA Shoes

Cong. Imelda Marcos has a cameo appearance in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.
Cong. Imelda Marcos has a cameo appearance in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Cong. Imelda Marcos has a cameo appearance in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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There’s no easier way to convince an audience than a celebrity endorsement. No less than Imelda Marcos herself, possibly the world’s leading shoe connoisseur, gave her endorsement of fictional character Romeo Guevara. The role played by Ricky Davao is supposed to be one of the most respected shoemakers in Marikina. The former first Lady made a cameo appearance in the Marikina Shoe Museum some of which features her vast collection.

MARIQUINA cast from left: Ricky Davao (Romeo), Director Milo Socueco, Barbie Forteza (teen Imelda), Mylene Dizon (Imelda), Bing Pimentel (Tess) & NIÑO director Loy Arcenas. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

MARIQUINA cast from left: Ricky Davao (Romeo), Director Milo Socueco, Barbie Forteza (teen Imelda), Mylene Dizon (Imelda), Bing Pimentel (Tess) & NIÑO director Loy Arcenas. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The movie MARIQUINA starring Mylene Dizon, Ricky Davao and Cinemalaya Best Supporting actress Barbie Forteza is the opening film for the ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest. Quality films from around Asia will be screened at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. The fest is presented by Asia Society Philippines, Security Bank in partnership with the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines) and Shangri-La Plaza.

One of the portraits of Imelda Marcos posing in front of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos’ portrait that can be seen in the Marikina Shoe Museum. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

One of the portraits of Imelda Marcos posing in front of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos’ portrait that can be seen in the Marikina Shoe Museum. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

13 films from across Asia are set to delight film enthusiasts this year with works from Australia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, China and the Philippines. The other Filipino title in the fest is NIÑO directed by Loy Arcenas and has won Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress (Shamaine Buencamino), Best Supporting Actor (Art Acuña) and Special Jury Prize.

from left: MARIQUINA Director Milo Sogueco, Shang Plaza GM & EVP Lala Fojas and Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress Barbie Forteza. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: MARIQUINA Director Milo Sogueco, Shang Plaza GM & EVP Lala Fojas and Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress Barbie Forteza. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

As one of the successful Cinemalaya entries last year MARIQUINA has recently been screened in Busan Intl Film Festival, Osaka Asian Film Festival, 65th Berlin Intl Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), Hawaii Intl Film Festival. After the Asia On screen 2015 by Asia Society Phil MARIQUINA will also be screened in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: New Filipino Cinema 2015 in June.

Congressman Imelda Marcos visits her collection at the opening of the Marikina Shoe Museum February 16, 2001. Photo from http://www.news.com.au/world/years-of-neglect-have-destroyed-imelda-marcos-legendary-shoe-collection/story-fndir2ev-1226479773574

Congressman Imelda Marcos visits her collection at the opening of the Marikina Shoe Museum February 16, 2001. Photo from
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Casting the former first lady was not difficult for director Milo Sogueco. She has a true soft spot for shoes and Marikina, “You mention shoes, you mention Marikina, which is very close to her, when they were in power. If you talk to the old sapateros they would readily admit they used to gift her with shoes. That one is a fact. If you talk to the original old, sapateros, talagang binibigay nila sa Malacañang ang mga sapatos. It doesn’t amount to all her shoes, meron ding imported, meron mga local na galing sa Marikina.”

Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

from right: Shang Rila Plaza Mktg. Div. Head Marline Dualan, Asia Society Philippines Executive Dir. Suyin Liu Lee, Shang Plaza Mktg officers Mimi Tecson and Nicole Villamor. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Shang Rila Plaza Mktg. Div. Head Marline Dualan, Asia Society Philippines Executive Dir. Suyin Liu Lee, Shang Plaza Mktg officers Mimi Tecson and Nicole Villamor. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The shoes made in Marikina have long been held in high regard. Director Milo’s research proved this started way back. His main character’s last name was also based on true historical figures. “There came a time when the Spanish era then, the family of Kapitan Moy, the first settlers of Marikina were shoe makers. They belong to that family to that clan. Guevara ang apelyido ng isa sa pamilya na gumagawa sa Marikina.”

Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Che Ramos-Cosio is Leonor Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Asked why he made the film Sogueco explained, “It was more of a personal thing. I just wanted to make a movie I could connect to. Years and years before I was trying to reconcile a personal affliction. I was having an identity crisis of how it is being a Filipino. Bakit may mali sa Pilipino? I was asking myself during those years. Maybe we have a problem with our own identity? Maybe we don’t know who we really are, our past and we haven’t reconciled with it also. That’s where it came from.”

from left: Milo Sogueco & Mylene Dizon. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Milo Sogueco & Mylene Dizon. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The journey of the main character is a metaphor of the whole country, “In our movie, our heroine Imelda Guevara is played by Mylene Dizon and Barbie Forteza. Their character is like a lost soul trying to find itself. Yon yung philosophy ko behind it. Parang Pinoy rin (Like Filipinos) we need to find ourselves first before we can move on and be a better country.”

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

The Marikina Shoe Museum houses 700 pairs from Imelda Marcos personal collection. They also have shoes from celebrities, political figures on display. They even have what they call a Running Heel, a motorcycle made into a shape of a stiletto. Imelda admits to having over a thousand instead of the much-publicized 5,000 pairs. She’s also quoted as saying, “They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.”

Cong. Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection on display at the Marikina Shoe Mueseum. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Cong. Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection on display at the Marikina Shoe Mueseum. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Cong. Imelda Marcos with Ricky Davao who plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. Photo was taken during MARIQUINA Cinemalaya gala night last August 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cong. Imelda Marcos with Ricky Davao who plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. Photo was taken during MARIQUINA Cinemalaya gala night last August 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Barbie Forteza tweets in front of BRIC’S Milano Italian Travel Bags in East Atrium of Shang Mall. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Barbie Forteza tweets in front of BRIC’S Milano Italian Travel Bags in East Atrium of Shang Mall. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Mylene Dizon and Bing Pimentel check out BRIC’S Milano Italian Travel Bags in Shang Plaza East Atrium. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Mylene Dizon and Bing Pimentel check out BRIC’S Milano Italian Travel Bags in Shang Plaza East Atrium. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Expat Phil writer Javelyn Ramos, Japan Foundation Prog. Coordinator Roland Samson, Shang Rila Plaza Mktg Nicole Villamor and Instituto Cervantes Deputy for Cultural Affairs Jose Fons. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Expat Phil writer Javelyn Ramos, Japan Foundation Prog. Coordinator Roland Samson, Shang Rila Plaza Mktg Nicole Villamor and Instituto Cervantes Deputy for Cultural Affairs Jose Fons. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

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CNN Phil Reporter Patricia Fernandez & Actor/director Ricky Davao. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

CNN Phil Reporter Patricia Fernandez & Actor/director Ricky Davao. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista 

Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Barbie Forteza won a Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress nod for her performance as teen Imelda Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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from left: Asia Society Phil Executive Dir. Suyin Liu Lee, Pete Dela Fuente, Filmmaker Lino S. Cayetano and Asia Society Phil. Prog. Coordinator Jenny Rocket. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Asia Society Phil Executive Dir. Suyin Liu Lee, Pete Dela Fuente, Filmmaker Lino S. Cayetano and Asia Society Phil. Prog. Coordinator Jenny Rocket. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

left: Sofia Pablo (Grade school Imelda) chats with Erlinda Villalobos (Cora). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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from left: Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara) with FDCP Head of Cinema Evaluation & Coordination Wilma Isleta. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Mylene Dizon (Imelda Guevara) with FDCP Head of Cinema Evaluation & Coordination Wilma Isleta. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ricky Davao plays master shoemaker Romeo Guevara. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

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Ricky Davao (Romeo Guevara) and Che Ramos-Cosio. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

Ricky Davao (Romeo Guevara) and Che Ramos-Cosio. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo from Official MARIQUINA fb page https://www.facebook.com/mariquinathemovie/timeline

MARIQUINA cast from left: Director Milo Socueco, Mylene Dizon (Imelda), Bing Pimentel (Tess), Barbie Forteza (teen Imelda) & Ricky Davao (Romeo). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

MARIQUINA cast from left: Director Milo Socueco, Mylene Dizon (Imelda), Bing Pimentel (Tess), Barbie Forteza (teen Imelda) & Ricky Davao (Romeo). ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Cong. Imelda Marcos has a cameo appearance in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.

Cong. Imelda Marcos has a cameo appearance in MARIQUINA. ASIA ON SCREEN 2015 film fest will run at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall from May 8-12, 2015.


KID KULAFU: Truthful Pacquiao Bio

Buboy Villar captured Manny’s steely-eyed determination. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/
Sardo (Cesar Montano) set up Manny (Buboy Villar) for impromptu match in his yard. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Sardo (Cesar Montano) set up Manny (Buboy Villar) for impromptu match in his yard. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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They never really said who they were dozens of men with M16 rifles; they could have been CAFGU, the military or even the rebels. To the family of Manuel (Bon Andrew Lentejas) barely 5 years old all they knew was that they should be scared when they descended on their isolated nipa hut in the mountains. The children huddled together with their mother Dionisia (Alessandra De Rossi) as the strange man (Alvin Anson) approached her. He asked for food and politely wondered if she had seen other armed men in the area. Although their own resources were scarce, Dionisia readily gave them even the fish she had been cooking for her own brood.

Alvin Anson (CHDF Leader); after KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Alvin Anson (CHDF Leader); after KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Everyone knows about the poverty in Manny Pacquiao’s childhood. But here in this latest biopic directed by Paul Soriano. We see that violence was something that surrounded him even as a child. Living in the remote areas of Southern Cotabato, the Pacquiao family was no stranger to armed conflict raging around them. They could have been one of the many people, victimized or lost their lives in the many battles between armed groups and the Philippine military (not unlike what happened with SAF 44 in Mamasapano).

Rosalio (Alex Medina) saves young Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Rosalio (Alex Medina) saves young Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Extreme poverty, violence these are just a few of the things People’s champ Manny Pacquiao had to overcome as a child. The film’s story highlights the many unknown people that have aided, molded him into who he is today. The difference between KID KULAFU and other biopics that have already been produced is that it never shirked from the difficult and painful past of Manny. It actually sheds light in even more adversities that he and his family faced.

from left: Manny Pacquiao & Director Paul Soriano; After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from left: Manny Pacquiao & Director Paul Soriano; After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Credit should be given to writer director Paul Soriano and screenwriter Froi Medina. They sought out the many details and experiences that shaped not just the Greatest Filipino fighter but possibly the Greatest Boxer of all time. These are the seminal experiences that built his body, strength and most of all his character.

from right: Dionisia (Alessandra De Rossi), Manuel (Buboy Villar), Ruel (Patrick Carrera) and Bobby (Niño Robert Bayungan). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from right: Dionisia (Alessandra De Rossi), Manuel (Buboy Villar), Ruel (Patrick Carrera) and Bobby (Niño Robert Bayungan). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

That’s how KID KULAFU succeeds it brings us to that time and place when his life was hard. This is his humble roots and daily problems that millions of his countrymen experience to this day. That’s why he’s become a strong symbol of hard work, love of family, the Philippines and even faith in God.

Dionisia (Alessandra De Rossi); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Dionisia (Alessandra De Rossi); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Struggling Parents: Alessandra De Rossi & Alex Medina

Rosalio (Alex Medina) for example has always been accused of being an absentee father to Manny and his brood in many articles. In this film however we see that he tried to be a responsible and even caring parent. Rosalio’s meager wage was never enough to provide for his family, which was a constant source of conflict.

Alex Medina is Rosalio. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Alex Medina is Rosalio. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Alessandra De Rossi’s performance as the very outspoken Dionisa was nothing less than powerful to the point of accurate realism. To call Aling Dionisia a nag would be an understatement. But considering the state they were in and her own efforts in providing for the family, you can hardly blame her for being that way too.

Before he could fight in the ring he had to fight for Aling Dionisia’s (Alessandra De Rossi) approval. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Before he could fight in the ring he had to fight for Aling Dionisia’s (Alessandra De Rossi) approval. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Due to their youth and long history of realistic portrayals in Cinemalaya you could see why Alex Medina and Alessandra were cast as Manny’s parents. Medina gave Rosalio an all too human face, especially when he could no longer bear the daily tirades and left the family. It wasn’t a justification for him leaving nor was it an attack on Dionisia but rather recognition of the dire situation they were in.

Dionisia beats Manuel (Buboy Villar) to make him stop boxing. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Dionisia beats Manuel (Buboy Villar) to make him stop boxing. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

One thing that Dionisia passed on to Manny in spite of all the poverty and ignorance was the gift of FAITH. She wanted him to be a priest, but even as a young boy helping feed his brood he knew that it was next to impossible. The Lord had other grand plans for him. So no matter the adversity Manny knew that the power of prayer was something he could rely on to overcome them.

Manuel (Buboy Villar) was knocked down on his first amateur fight but still had enough courage to get up and win the fight. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manuel (Buboy Villar) was knocked down on his first amateur fight but still had enough courage to get up and win the fight. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manuel (Buboy Villar) was knocked down on his first amateur fight but still had enough courage to get up and win the fight. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manuel (Buboy Villar) was knocked down on his first amateur fight but still had enough courage to get up and win the fight. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Buboy Villar’s Steely Determination

Buboy Villar is the perfect age for Manny in KID KULAFU. He was young enough to be boyish and old enough to throw and take punches. He was on the cusp of manhood trying to survive in a very harsh and unforgiving world. Buboy was also in a boxing film in Cinemalaya that featured kids made to fight sometimes to the death by an underground syndicate. It was entitled: CHILDREN’S SHOW directed by Roderick Cabrido and written by Ralston Jover. More important than the physical preparation for that role, is the mental state of desperation that pushes someone to get into boxing or underground fighting.

from right: Dizon (Jake Macapagal), Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from right: Dizon (Jake Macapagal), Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Buboy Villar (left) really looks like teenaged Manny Pacquiao (right). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Buboy Villar (left) really looks like teenaged Manny Pacquiao (right). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Buboy was actually a famous child star; he has a strong semblance to the Manny Pacquiao of that age, with pugilists’ nose and somewhat thick lips. His frame and body size is almost exact of the gaunt Pacquiao from old black and white photos at age 16. In spite of the not so intimidating physical features it’s the steely determination in the eyes that Buboy was able to replicate. The film rested on Buboy’s young shoulders and he more than lived up to expectations.

from left: Tio Sardo (Cesar Montano) was obsessed with boxing and was an early influence on the young Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from left: Tio Sardo (Cesar Montano) was obsessed with boxing and was an early influence on the young Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Boxing Coaches: Cesar Montano and Jake Macapagal

Sometimes there are people in your life who change you, who set you onto a path. Usually you don’t even know it while it’s happening, you only realize it looking back. Tio Sardo (Cesar Montano) is one of those people for Manny. He is Dionisia’s cousin and for Filipinos, at least one relative or extended family always have a strong influential role. Since Dionisia’s unofficial separation, she had to seek the help of her cousin in providing for her 4 growing kids: Isidra (Iris Sanchez), Manuel (Buboy Villar), Bobby (Niño Robert Bayungan) & Ruel (Patrick Carrera). Buboy Villar’s younger brother Christian Dave played the toddler aged Ruel.

Pacquiao brothers from right: Ruel (Patrick Carrera), Manuel (Buboy Villar) and Bobby (Niño Robert Bayungan) watch boxing intently on Tio Sardo’s TV. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Pacquiao brothers from right: Ruel (Patrick Carrera), Manuel (Buboy Villar) and Bobby (Niño Robert Bayungan) watch boxing intently on Tio Sardo’s TV. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Tio Sardo was obsessed with boxing. Manny’s first glimpse of the sport was through an old Betamax tape of an aging Mike Tyson about to be KO’d by Buster Douglas. Sardo’s passion was infectious and needless to say was fire in the eyes of an adolescent Manuel. Jake Macapagal’s role Dizon on the other hand was the very first real boxing coach whose son Abner (Jomari Angeles) became Manny’s teammate and close friend.

Tio Sardo (Cesar Montano) was obsessed with boxing and was an early influence on the young Manuel. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Tio Sardo (Cesar Montano) was obsessed with boxing and was an early influence on the young Manuel. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Given the limitations of running time we know that not all details could be included. Congressman Lito Atienza however is an undeniable figure and influencer in Manny’s life that was omitted. His youth boxing program as Manila mayor was one that saved him from the streets. Manny openly considers Atienza as a second father. Perhaps it could be rectified with the sequel.

Archi Adamos (Mang Ising); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Archi Adamos (Mang Ising); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

The cast is actually composed of great character actors much loved on stage, TV, movies and the indie scene: Lou Veloso (Mang Polding), Ruby Ruiz (Midwife) Jess Evardone (Boxing Promoter), Garry Lim (Mang Boy), Flor Salanga (Miss Remy), Archi Adamos (Mang Ising), Leon Miguel (CHDF Soldier), and Mel Kimura (Mrs. Farcon).

Mang Boy (Garry Lim) is owner of the neighborhood Betamax Rental shop. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Mang Boy (Garry Lim) is owner of the neighborhood Betamax Rental shop. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Lou Veloso (Mang Polding); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Lou Veloso (Mang Polding); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Two distinguished film directors are also in this prestigious list, also as actors: Jun Urbano (Mang Emong) and Efren Reyes Jr. (Mang Ben).

Efren Reyes (Mang Ben); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Efren Reyes Jr. (Mang Ben); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

From his humble roots to one of the top endorsers in the country here’s an ad from Rexona Men. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rexona-Men/470852596347707?fref=ts

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IF only to witness the greatness that is to be Manny Pacquiao, fans should see this film. The information is accurate and detailed enough to be a resource for all sports writers and biographers alike.

KID KULAFU will also be distributed to theaters in CANADA and U.S.. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manny Pacquiao as The Fighter of the Decade giving thanks to God. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manny Pacquiao as The Fighter of the Decade giving thanks to God. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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Eugene (Khalil Ramos); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Eugene (Khalil Ramos); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Dizon (Jake Macapagal) trains Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Dizon (Jake Macapagal) trains Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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The film showed footage of the Kalilangan Festival- photo From ALIWAN 2013 #3 Gaile Anne Surriga of General Santos City (Kalilangan Festival). Catch the ALIWAN Fiesta 2015 from April 23-25, 2015 at the CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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Two directors: Jun Urbano and Efren Reyes Jr. are part of this very prestigious cast as actors. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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from left Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Baste (Igi Boy Flores). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from left Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Baste (Igi Boy Flores). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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from left: Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Manuel (Buboy Villar) jog in the hills of Gen San. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from left: Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Manuel (Buboy Villar) jog in the hills of Gen San. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

From his humble roots to one of the top endorsers in the country here’s an ad from Rexona Men. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rexona-Men/470852596347707?fref=ts

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The real Manny Pacquiao in his teens. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

The real Manny Pacquiao in his teens. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Digos teammate Abner (Jomari Angeles) also wins.  After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Digos teammate Abner (Jomari Angeles) also wins. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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Manny (Buboy Villar) had to be part of the DIGOS team instead of his native Gen San. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manny (Buboy Villar) had to be part of the DIGOS team instead of his native Gen San. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manuel (Buboy Villar) had a providential dream. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manuel (Buboy Villar) had a providential dream. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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The whole town watched Manny (Buboy Villar) win his first international belt on TV. Manny defeated Chokchai Chockvivat to earn the OPBF Flyweight title. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

The whole town watched Manny (Buboy Villar) win his first international belt on TV. Manny defeated Chokchai Chockvivat to earn the OPBF Flyweight title. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

The whole town watched Manny (Buboy Villar) win his first international belt on TV. Manny defeated Chokchai Chockvivat to earn the OPBF Flyweight title. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

The whole town watched Manny (Buboy Villar) win his first international belt on TV. Manny defeated Chokchai Chockvivat to earn the OPBF Flyweight title. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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1st victory in the amateurs by Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

1st victory in the amateurs by Manuel (Buboy Villar). After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

One of the many biblical quotations that have inspired Manny Pacquiao. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

One of the many biblical quotations that have inspired Manny Pacquiao. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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Buboy Villar captured Manny’s steely-eyed determination. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Buboy Villar captured Manny’s steely-eyed determination. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Tio Sardo (Cesar Montano) takes a swig of KULAFU. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Tio Sardo (Cesar Montano) takes a swig of KULAFU. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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from left: Eugene (Khalil Ramos) & Manuel (Buboy Villar); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from left: Eugene (Khalil Ramos) & Manuel (Buboy Villar); After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manny (Buboy Villar), Abner (Jomari Angeles) rode on top jeep to get from Gen San to Digos. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

Manny (Buboy Villar), Abner (Jomari Angeles) rode on top jeep to get from Gen San to Digos. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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from left: Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Manuel (Buboy Villar) jog in the hills of Gen San. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

from left: Abner (Jomari Angeles) and Manuel (Buboy Villar) jog in the hills of Gen San. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

One of Manuel’s (Buboy Villar) early victories in Manila. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

One of Manuel’s (Buboy Villar) early victories in Manila. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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The real Manny Pacquiao in his teens. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

The real Manny Pacquiao in his teens. After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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The Pacquiao family; After KID KULAFU’s successful run in the Philippines it will also be released in the U.S. and Canada. Click on this link for cities and release dates: http://abscbnpr.com/untold-story-of-manny-pacquiao-revealed-in-kid-kulafu/

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Arnold Reyes is ON FIRE!

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista
Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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By Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente): No puede aqui. Hindi ko magagawa ang iyo na kagustohan. Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita): Bakit hindi? Señor Vicente: Dahil napaka dali ng gusto mo na gawin ko. Kahit na sinong hombre na may libog ay kayang gawin ang misyon na yan! Ilan taon na ba si Cecilia he? Quince! Walang ka hirap hirap na susuko yan sa unang lalaki na magbibigay sa kanya ng mapupulang rosas! At sinisiguro ko sayo na hindi ko pa na bababa ang aking calzoncillo hihilata na yan sa aking kama!

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

The accent is Spanish speaking Filipino, in the 19th century, never mind that historically the bourgeoisie at the time didn’t really speak that way. Tagalog was in no way a basis for the national language until Pres. Manuel L. Quezon came along, that’s why he has the title ‘Ama Ng Wikang Pilipino’. Both characters, Señora Margarita and Señor Vicente didn’t even consider themselves Filipino—with references of going home to Madre España.

from left: Vin Abrenica (Daniel), Lighting Designer John Batalla, Adrienne, Dramaturg Giselle Garcia, LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Director & Set Desgner Tuxqs Rutaquio, Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente), Elmer, Sheenly Gener, Sound Designer Jed Balsamo, Lharby Policarpio (Daniel) & TP Artistic Dir Nanding Josef. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Vin Abrenica (Daniel), Lighting Designer John Batalla, Adrienne, Dramaturg Giselle Garcia, LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Director & Set Desgner Tuxqs Rutaquio, Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente), Elmer, Sheenly Gener, Sound Designer Jed Balsamo, Lharby Policarpio (Daniel) & TP Artistic Dir Nanding Josef. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

We get it historical accuracy had to be compromised with communicating to today’s audience. Playwright Elmer Gatchalian’s dialogue succesfully walked that fine line between being true to the characters / their era and being understood by viewers. Just as he did with ROSARIO in the MMFF, which was also, a period piece, an homage to Manuel V. Pangilinan’s family matriarch. JUEGO was thoroughly researched, with Gatchalian consulting with the likes of Dr Nick Tiongson (Prof Emeritus U.P. Film Institute and former Dean of College of Mass Communication U.P.). Elmer currently works as Creative Consultant for TV5 and helped develop shows like: BABAENG HAMPAS LUPA, FACE TO FACE, SA NGALAN NG INA, PINOY EXPLORER and POSI+IVE.

from left: Noel Ferrer, Playwright/Filipino Adaptation Elmer Gatchalian, Natl Artist for Literature Bien Lumbera, Director & Set Desgner Tuxqs Rutaquio, Dr Nick Tiongson and JUEGO Sound Designer Jed Balsamo. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Noel Ferrer, Playwright/Filipino Adaptation Elmer Gatchalian, Natl Artist for Literature Bien Lumbera, Director & Set Desgner Tuxqs Rutaquio, Dr Nick Tiongson and JUEGO Sound Designer Jed Balsamo. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Going beyond the dialogue lies the real power of the performer. For me, even if one reads the line above from the ultimate lover Señor Vicente its not a spoiler. It’s not one tenth as moving or powerful versus the delivery of Arnold Reyes. He convinces us, he becomes the Don Juan, the unfailing charmer and romancer of hundreds of women.

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Tanghalang Pilipino’s JUEGO DE PELIGRO had a successful run at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino in the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For the hundreds of people who saw it, laughed, was moved and charmed, many more can watch it IF we raise enough clamor for a second run. Somehow I don’t doubt that people who already saw it WILL do so because it is THAT good.

TV5 beauties from left: Malak So Shdifat & Eula Caballero with Vin Abrenica (Daniel). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

TV5 beauties from left: Malak So Shdifat & Eula Caballero with Vin Abrenica (Daniel). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

A lot of it rests on the lead star Arnold Reyes, this article is only following the dozens already written in praise of this young actor’s actor. Just to give an idea of his versatility his film role immediately before JUEGO was for Cinemalaya, which undoubtedly had the most torrid gay love scene with Oliver Aquino (KASAL) in the fests history.

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Angel Aquino, LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Iza Calzado & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Angel Aquino, LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Iza Calzado & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

KASAL is the story about the contrasting acceptance between the families of a gay couple. Oliver as Paolo had a more modern and open-minded family while it was Arnold’s (as Sherwin) who was more conservative. Directed by Jay Altarejos it won Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Mycko David), Best Production Design (Harley Alcasid) and Best Musical Direction (Richard Gonzales) in the Director’s Showcase category.

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Vin Abrenica (Daniel). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Vin Abrenica (Daniel). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Costume Designer James Reyes, Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Angel Aquino & Playwright/Filipino Adaptation Elmer Gatchalian. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Costume Designer James Reyes, Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Angel Aquino & Playwright/Filipino Adaptation Elmer Gatchalian. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

There was no doubt in people’s minds that Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino’s performance in KASAL was excuse the pun a coming out party in terms of their acting prowess. Arnold has been around for a while doing a lot of notable work. In Cinemalaya alone he’s done: PISAY, ASTIG, PUROK 7, BIG TIME. He’s done several commercial films like SHE’S DATING THE GANGSTER, KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD and has seen a lot of roles in MAALAALA MO KAYA, MOON OF DESIRE, WANSAPANATAYM and countless more on TV.

from left: LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Seeing him live however, doesn’t compare to his on screen work. There’s magnetism to Arnold especially in this role as Señor Vicente. The comparison to DANGEROUS LIAISONS the film which was also adapted from the same novel as the play is inevitable. John Malkovich was in the same role and Arnold felt intimidated while doing research for the role. “Pumayag akong gawin yung role not knowing napaka hirap pala ng piyesa na gagawin namin. Nung na pa nood ko yung DANGEROUS LIAISONS, na takot ako. Ang hirap pala nitong pinapagawa sa amin. Sinabi ko kay Tad (Jonathan Tadioan) napaka hirap ng trabaho natin pero mahal na mahal naman natin. Kasi bago matapos yung play talagang lupaypay nako.”

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

He was practically in 70% of the scenes if not more. So this took a physical toll considering it had a running time of nearly 3 hours, “Nakakapagod talaga siya. Yung adrenalin nandun kung photo op na pagod na pagod nako. Pag na rinig ko na yung national anthem ayan na naman ako. Medyo na hilo yata ako nung oras na yon.   Emotionally ang hirap ng transition, pagka hiwahiwalay ng emosyon. Ang hirap hirap niya puntahan ng instant lagi. Break lang noon pupunta lang backstage magpapalit ng damit pag pasok ibang emosyon na agad e yon ang challenging talaga”

Lhorvie Nuevo (Elena) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Lhorvie Nuevo (Elena) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

What Malkovich never had is the dashing looks of Arnold Reyes and his muscular physique and that was what a lot of female and yes, gay fans were hoping to see. There were quite a few raunchy and nude scenes that were here in JUEGO. His butt was definitely bare in more than one sex scene. As photographer shooting during the play, I received a few requests for the photo of the ‘crucial’ scenes. Alas I was luckier capturing Jonathan Tadioan’s backside that was bared nearer the audience.

from left: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) and Jonathan Tadioan (Anton). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) and Jonathan Tadioan (Anton). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Although it was the interplay with Señora Margarita according to him that was initially more challenging than the sex scenes. His challenge was working with Shamaine Buencamino whom he admired so much as an actress, “Inalalayan niya ko. Tinuruan niya ko actually. Naging madali yung mahirap dapat na eksena. Hanggang sa eto na ginagawa na namin. Pumapasok na sa systema namin. Nagiging automatic na lahat yon. Para sakin isang magandang experience itong Juego De Peligro bilang isang actor kasi ang dami ko talagang na tutunan.”

from right: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

He approaches each role starting from scratch whether its for TV film or the stage, “Kailangan ma buo ko yung element at yung proceso para ma buo ko yung character ginawa ko sa KASAL, ginawa ko sa Juego De Peligro. Definitely ibang iba si Señor Vicente doon sa huling ginawa ko doon sa KASAL. Happy naman ako na iiba iba ko siya. As an actor malaking bonus sakin kung na iiba iba ko yung role at character na ginagawa ko e. Yon yung fulfillment ko na ibahin siya physically, emotionally, mentally. Challenge yon lagi.”

from left: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Vin Abrenica (Daniel). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Vin Abrenica (Daniel). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold has always been modest and accommodating even in the face of adulation after his performance. Immediately after the premiere of KASAL last year classical music writer and film reviewer Adrian Lontoc requested I shoot a pic with lead stars Arnold and Oliver Aquino. As evidence of their comedy improv skills the two lifted their legs up and Arnold stuck his tongue near Adrian’s ear simulating a weird sex trio. I posted it on facebook and in the caption identified Adrian as the mysterious third party (not seen in the film) that was a source of conflict for the onscreen couple. Arnold shared it on his own fb page and it quickly went viral.

Presenting the Mysterious 3rd Party (Center) Adrian Lontoc was not shown in KASAL but he was the source of jealous fights between lovers from left Oliver Aquino (Paolo) and Arnold Reyes (Sherwin). Looking at Adrian I now understand director Jay Altarejos’ decision to NOT include him in the film. Photo was taken after the KASAL gala at the CCP main theater August 5, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

Presenting the Mysterious 3rd Party
(Center) Adrian Lontoc was not shown in KASAL but he was the source of jealous fights between lovers from left Oliver Aquino (Paolo) and Arnold Reyes (Sherwin). Looking at Adrian I now understand director Jay Altarejos’ decision to NOT include him in the film. Photo was taken after the KASAL gala at the CCP main theater August 5, 2014 by Jude Bautista.

For JUEGO DE PELIGRO they produced signs from the chosen lines of the actors. Adrian requested Arnold to duplicate the pose from last year’s photo while holding up ‘Hindi ko kasalanan’. Sound Designer and MANHID Musical Director Jed Balsamo responded beside them with the sign: Que Horror! From a gay role to a Don Juan to wacky snapshots, whatever the medium Arnold Reyes’ acting career is on fire!

from right Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) recreates his KASAL pose w Adrian Lontoc, JUEGO Sound Designer Jed Balsamo expresses his disdain. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) recreates his KASAL pose w Adrian Lontoc, JUEGO Sound Designer Jed Balsamo expresses his disdain. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Aldo Vencilao (Anton)  & Lhorvie Nuevo (Elena). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Aldo Vencilao (Anton) & Lhorvie Nuevo (Elena). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta) & Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Adolf Alix & LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Adolf Alix & LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Vin Abrenica (Daniel); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Vin Abrenica (Daniel); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Jerald Napoles and Phil Star Editor Tim Yap. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Jerald Napoles and Phil Star Editor Tim Yap. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Jonathan Tadioan (Anton) & Sasa Cabalquinto (Adela). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015, watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jonathan Tadioan (Anton) & Sasa Cabalquinto (Adela). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015, watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Pal Roderick Paulate hugs LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) after the last show. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Pal Roderick Paulate hugs LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) after the last show. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Sasa Cabalquinto (Adela); Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Vin Abrenica (Daniel), TP Artistic Director Nanding Josef, Lhorvie Nuevo (Elena), Sasa Cabalquinto (Adela) & Dramaturg Giselle Garcia. Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIAISONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP was a huge hit watch out for its next run; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) seduces Lharby Policarpio (Daniel). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista
Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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By Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita): Una pa lang kita na kita pinag nasahan na kita. At nung nagtapat ka sakin ng pag ibig lalo kitang pinagnasahan. Ang pagnanasang iyon ang nagdulot sakin ng di masukat na kaligayahan. La boca habla lo que el corazón desea. Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente): (Kisses her). Señora Margarita: (Pushes him away) Larga na tapusin mo na iyong misyon! Señor Vicente: Diyan ka magaling ang mambitin! Señora Margarita: Akong iyong reyna! Señor Vicente: Si! Reyna Margarita!

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino is one of the most respected and distinguished actresses, with countless roles in MAALALA MO KAYA and WAGAS. In Cinemalaya she’s done it all. For director Loy Arceñas alone her roles ranged from a manipulative wife (ReQUIEME) to a closet lesbian in NIÑO.

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Lharby Policarpio (Daniel), Phil Star Editor Tim Yap, LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Jerald Napoles and Alex Medina. Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), Lharby Policarpio (Daniel), Phil Star Editor Tim Yap, LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Jerald Napoles and Alex Medina. Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

No one, however, has ever seen Shamaine the way she is in Tanghalang Pilipino’s JUEGO DE PELIGRO running at the CCP until March 8. She is the smoldering temptress Señora Margarita, able to seduce a man in more ways than one. There’s something even more attractive when an older woman is with younger men both of them in various stage of undress.

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) seduces Lharby Policarpio (Daniel). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) seduces Lharby Policarpio (Daniel). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Of course there is the fresh-faced LJ Reyes as the virtuous and married Señora Teresa and pretty young thing in Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia). The difference here is that while Arnold Reyes as the ultimate Don Juan– Señor Vicente seduces them all, it is Margarita who takes the reins in seducing and controlling him. Her guile makes her even more attractive. Her passion and lack of conscience is not any less comparing with men. Physically Shamaine is the most voluptuous in the cast, making her convincing along with her impeccable acting abilities. This is an achievement considering that the sexy Valerie Concepcion is an alternate to the Señora Teresa role.

LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa); Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa); Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Seeing the leads do well is no surprise. Shamaine and Arnold Reyes have been stalwarts of the Philippine independent scene. They have more than a dozen Cinemalaya titles among them. LJ appeared in THE LEAVING with Arnold in 2010 and also did INTOY SHOKOY and THE JANITOR all from Cinemalaya.

from left: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente), Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Lharby Policarpio (Daniel) & Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente), Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Lharby Policarpio (Daniel) & Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Incidentally both LJ Reyes and Valerie Concepcion who have seen acclaim on TV and films have made a fantastic account of themselves in one of the most revered companies in Philippine theater. Getting cast and performing well in Tanghalang Pilipino is no joke as these two lovely and famous names will tell you.

from left: Sherry Lara (Señora Remedios), Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Sherry Lara (Señora Remedios), Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

DANGEROUS LIAISONS

Les Liaisons Dangereuses is the French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos published in 1782 from which JUEGO is based on. The adaptation to Spanish 19th century Philippines by Elmer Gatchalian is genius. The mores, culture although from a different time and place translates perfectly. Separated by a century there were also two parallel upheavals that were part of the story; the French revolution (in the novel) and our own struggle for independence, the Philippine Revolution (for the adaptation). When you watch the play you’ll find that the thinking from that era, isn’t really too far from the thinking of today.

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Tuxqs, Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Elmer Gatchalian Playwright/Filipino Adaptation. Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Director & Set Designer Tuxqs Rutaquio, Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Elmer Gatchalian Playwright/Filipino Adaptation. Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

My own introduction to it was seeing DANGEROUS LIAISONS the movie as a teenager released in 1988, of which I am a huge fan. It had the most spectacular cast Hollywood could produce at the time no less than Oscar winning John Malkovich as Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont and Glenn Close as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil and Michelle Pfeiffer as Madame de Tourvel. The movie met with a lot of critical success and actually won 3 Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay-Christopher Hampton, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration–Stuart Craig and Gérard James and Best Costume –James Acheson. Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer were also nominated for their roles.

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Based purely on looks even at the height of their Hollywood careers, I sincerely believe that Shamaine Buencamino is far more attractive than Glenn Close without giving anything away in terms of acting ability. The same can be said with our own Arnold Reyes, while being too young to be compared to the legendary career of Malkovich, he’s certainly more convincing as a striking seducer of women. Malkovich in the film was more of forcing his way into the hearts and bedrooms of women as opposed to the charms and looks that Reyes has in spades. LJ Reyes also has a more angelic face than Michelle Pfeiffer in similar roles. It’s this virtuous quality that Señor Vicente tries to break through out the story.

Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Lharby Policarpio (Daniel), LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), TP Artistic Director Nanding Josef, Jerald Napoles, Nicco Manalo and Alex Medina. Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Lharby Policarpio (Daniel), LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), TP Artistic Director Nanding Josef, Jerald Napoles, Nicco Manalo and Alex Medina. Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Younger Cast

Also in the film featuring younger roles are Keanu Reeves as Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny and Uma Thurman as Cécile de Volanges. Both of whom had flourishing careers after. DANGEROUS LIAISONS was before the breakout films of SPEED and THE MATRIX from Reeves. Uma not long after did PULP FICTION.

Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia); Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia); Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Adrienne Vergara as Cecilia in JUEGO certainly had the most revealing scenes. She has a sexual awakening after being seduced by Señor Vicente. Vin Abrenica and Lharby Policarpio who alternate the role of Daniel are definitely more macho or manly than the geeky version of Reeves in DANGEROUS LIAISONS. All young cast members from Vergara, Abrenica and Policarpio have tremendously bright futures as actors. I’m 100% sure we’ll be seeing more of them in TV and film roles as well as theater after JUEGO.

LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Costume by James Reyes

More than any other play costume has an indispensible function here. They are an indication not just of the time period but also add an insight to the characters. In spite of many occasions where the costumes do come off in bed scenes we have an immediate impression to character by what they wear. James Reyes has an ability to design costumes that capture the essence of an era. From the colorful, whimsical in SANDOSENANG SAPATOS with Tessa Prieto Valdes Reyes is able to shift to the classic, traditional piña and jusi of JUEGO DE PELIGRO.

from left: Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Spanish Language, Pinoy Humor

The adaptation has a strong Spanish influence and generous smattering of Spanish words like mujer, esposo and even Spanish lines. What makes it entertaining though is the unmistakable touch of Filipino humor that was not present in the film.

Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia): Pero Madrina di po ba yon pagtataksil? Señora Margarita: Hindi pagtataksil ang tawag doon. Ang tawag doon abilidad. Maari nating mahalin kahit sino, kahit ilan pa sila, kahit sabaysabay! Mag ingat ka kaunti ang mga opornidad para sa ating mga babae. Kaya kung ano ang meron tayo kailangan natin gamitin at samantalahin! Cecilia: Madrina, muchos gracias!

from left:  Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Aldo Vencilao (Anton), Jonathan Tadioan (Anton), Sherry Lara (Señora Remedios), Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia), Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente), Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita), LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa), Lharby Policarpio (Daniel), Racquel Pareno (Señora Violeta), Lhorvie Nuevo (Elena) and Sasa Cabalquinto (Adela). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Jerald Napoles takes USIE (Group selfie) w pals LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) Nicco Manalo and Alex Medina. USIE is pronounced 'uss-ee', rhyming with 'fussy'. Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Lhorvie Nuevo (Elena) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

LJ Reyes (Señora Teresa) & Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) pleads w Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) pleads w Shamaine Buencamino (Señora Margarita). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Arnold Reyes (Señor Vicente) & Adrienne Vergara (Cecilia). Catch Tanghalang Pilipino’s adaptation of DANGEROUS LIASONS—JUEGO DE PELIGRO at CCP until March 8, 2015; Costumes by James Reyes. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Bernardo Commandeers HARING LEAR

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear) shoves ¬¬¬McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista
from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear) & Garry Lim (Gloster). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear) & Garry Lim (Gloster). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Haring Lear (Bernardo Bernardo): Wala na bang nakakakilala dito kay Lear? Aba hindi na ba, hindi na ba ito si Haring Lear? Ito ang kanyang mga mata, ang pagsalita ko, ganito ba, ganito ba kung lumakad siya? Malabnaw na ang kanyang pagwari. O mahina na ang kanyang pag iisip? Tulog ba siya o gising? Ang mabigat na katanungan ay kung sino siya! Gusto ko malaman sino makapagsasabi kung sino ako?

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear) shoves ¬¬¬McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear) shoves McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rather unexpectedly, especially in the beginning where Lear divides up his kingdom to his heirs, Bernardo has a booming voice befitting a king. He laughs heartily of man contented, in power relinquishing his authority to his children. Bernardo takes control of a role that also fits his stature, now at 70. His acting is not any less powerful than it was, perhaps even more so now than ever before.

CURTAIN CALL from left: Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo), McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia), Jason Barcial (Duke ng Burgonia), Buddy Caramat (Goneril), Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Abner Delina Jr (Cordelia/Lakayo), Renante Bustamante (Duke ng Albanya), Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles), George de Jesus III (Regan), and Lambert de Jesus (Kent). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

CURTAIN CALL from left: McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia), Jason Barcial (Duke ng Burgonia), Buddy Caramat (Goneril), Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Abner Delina Jr (Cordelia/Lakayo), Renante Bustamante (Duke ng Albanya), Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles), George de Jesus III (Regan), and Lambert de Jesus (Kent). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

The physicality of it all though makes one cringe. While there are no spectacular dance moves, there is the ‘wet’ scene where a tempest nearly drowns everyone in its path. AND it really does get wet on stage most especially for Haring Lear. Being in focus delivering lines, in the throes of madness and despair while water is endlessly splashing on your face is no mean feat. He more than delivers, his performance takes you to a dark place you wish you’d never have to visit.

Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

This is the acting we know from Bernardo Bernardo who was part of Ishmael Bernal’s City After Dark. Although the majority of Filipinos have come to know him as Steve Carpio in HOME ALONG DA RILES with Comedy King the late Dolphy. Recently Bernardo was also in the Cinemalaya film RONDA starring Ai Ai Delas Alas.

Bernardo is a true performer. He had an allergic reaction to the wrong make up applied on opening night to the point of being hospitalized. In spite of this he was able to get back on stage the next night.

from right: PETA Playwright & Poet Anj Heruela, Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Kakki Teodoro , Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo) & fan. Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: PETA Playwright & Poet Anj Heruela, Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Kakki Teodoro , Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo) & fan. Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

This particular play adapted by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera had lead Teroy Guzman in PETA’s previous run last 2012. Even then it was well received by critics. So Bernardo being able to put his own stamp on it is even more remarkable.

Garry Lim (Gloster); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Garry Lim (Gloster); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Another veteran actor is Garry Lim as Gloster, the ever-faithful nobleman of Haring Lear. Garry Lim was also part of the previous cast as Regan. Lim is the most tortured in a tragic cast of characters. Lim is able to give this role a sense of patience and fortitude in the face of the most difficult circumstances. Filipino words and lines roll off his tongue eloquently. Lim has also had a great number of Cinemalaya films- APARISYON, REQUIEME and AMOK roles on TV and commercial projects as well: MY LITTLE BOSSINGS, SI AGIMAT SI ENTENG KABISOTE AT SI AKO.

Buddy Caramat (Goneril); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Buddy Caramat (Goneril); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

The sisters and heirs to Lear are the ones that give the color of blood in this grey end of the world scenario. Buddy Camarat is Goneril the eldest strung out in heroin. She is the most whimsical of the cast having a singsong delivery to her lines. Buddy inhabits this female role quite easily, just like her onstage sister George De Jesus III who plays Regan. Both of them have come back to reprise their previous roles. While Buddy’s attack is more sensual and avaricious, George has that female touch of violence. These two ‘evil’ sisters aren’t antagonistic per se; they only hatch their treachery in order to extend control and power. In that sense we meet people like Goneril and Regan every day.

from left: Buddy Caramat (Goneril), George De Jesus III (Regan) and Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Buddy Caramat (Goneril), George De Jesus III (Regan) and Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

George De Jesus III (Regan); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

George De Jesus III (Regan); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Abner Delina Jr who has also repeated his role from 2012 plays the youngest sister Cordelia. Here she is more a victim among the viciousness of her sisters. The more interesting side role for Abner is Lakayo, the court jester. For this version of HARING LEAR there is this puppet that has a demented look. Abner switches from using his own face, which has in turn a mask behind his head. There’s a real schizoid quality in Lakayo alone switching from the puppet to his ‘real’ face.

Abner Delina Jr.  as jester Lakayo; Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Abner Delina Jr. as jester Lakayo; Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Nico Dans (Edgardo) & Garry Lim (Gloster). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Nico Dans (Edgardo) & Garry Lim (Gloster). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Edgardo played by the hefty Nico Dans must have been very challenging to play as his character goes through insanity and back again. His is certainly the most physical. In one scene he literally falls off stage simulating a fall off a hill. Audiences could hear a solid thud from his wide body’s landing.

Roi Calilong is the servant Oswaldo but his non-speaking role as Death is even more interesting. In this post apocalyptic world, Death is only wearing speedos underneath a black cape and gyrates like Channing Tatum in MAGIC MIKE.

Nico Dans (Death); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Roi Calilong (Death); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo) shoots heroin into Buddy Caramat (Goneril’s) arm. Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo) shoots heroin into Buddy Caramat (Goneril’s) arm. Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rhenwyn Gabalonzo as Edmundo is the most scheming and treacherous character here. Jess Evardone a veteran of independent films has even more multiple roles here as Tagapaglingkod, Matandang lalaki, Duktor ni Cordelia and Eraldo. Evardone is able to inhabit each role with sincerity and believability as he has done countless times before.

Jess Evardone (Matandang Lalaki/Duktor); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jess Evardone (Matandang Lalaki/Duktor); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Every single actor and cast member has done a fantastic job, a true ensemble piece: Lambert De Jesus (Kent), Roi Calilong (Oswaldo), Renante Bustamante (Duke Ng Albanya), Jason Barcial (Duke Ng Burgonia), Jeff Hernandez (Duke Ng Cornualles) and McDonnel Bolaños (Hari Ng Francia). Inevitably we come back to the leader, Bernardo Bernardo, commandeering the powerful but heartrending figure of Lear as his own.

CURTAIN CALL from left: Garry Lim (Gloster), Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo), McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia), Jason Barcial (Duke ng Burgonia), Buddy Caramat (Goneril), Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Abner Delina Jr (Cordelia/Lakayo), Renante Bustamante (Duke ng albanya), Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles), George de Jesus III (Regan), Lambert de Jesus (Kent) and Jess Evardone (Matandang Lalaki/Duktor). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

CURTAIN CALL from left: Garry Lim (Gloster), Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo), McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia), Jason Barcial (Duke ng Burgonia), Buddy Caramat (Goneril), Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Abner Delina Jr (Cordelia/Lakayo), Renante Bustamante (Duke ng albanya), Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles), George de Jesus III (Regan), Lambert de Jesus (Kent) and Jess Evardone (Matandang Lalaki/Duktor). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Abner Delina Jr. (Cordelia) & Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Abner Delina Jr. (Cordelia) & Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Renante Bustamante (Duke ng Albanya) & George De Jesus III (Regan) in wheelchair while Nico Dans (Death) looks over her. Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles), George De Jesus III (Regan), Garry Lim (Gloster). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Abner Delina Jr. (Cordelia); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

Abner Delina Jr. (Cordelia); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Garry Lim (Gloster) & Nico Dans (Edgardo). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Garry Lim (Gloster) & Nico Dans (Edgardo). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: McDonnel Bolanos (Hari ng Francia) & Abner Delina Jr. (Cordelia). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Lambert de Jesus (Kent) & Nico Dans (Edgardo); Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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top Buddy Caramat (Goneril) & bottom Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Edmundo). Studio Connection’s HARING LEAR can be seen at the CSB SDA Theater from February 27 to March 8, 2015. HARING LEAR is also part of the FRINGE MANILA Multi arts festival. Photo by Jude Bautista

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FRINGE MANILA’s Diversity

Opa Santos & Gino Ramirez in Black Canvas’ KYEMESTRY. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.
Daloy Dance Company’s RECONFIGURE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Daloy Dance Company’s RECONFIGURE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

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By Jude Bautista

The biggest multi art festival is here: FRINGE MANILA. This is brings together so many different genres and performers: Theater, dance, literature, documentary filmmaking and music. More than these are newer types of performances that don’t necessarily fall into categories that we are familiar with. For example Christopher Aronson is able to create a theatrical/music performance entitled Songs of an Electric Soul just using his i-phone and a distortion app. Curiously enough he is able to weave an interesting tale combined with live performance.

Christopher Aaronson uses his i-phone for the performance SONGS OF AN ELECTRIC SOUL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Christopher Aaronson uses his i-phone for the performance SONGS OF AN ELECTRIC SOUL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

From new interesting performers there are also more established names. Breaking news is Radioactive Sago Project will also be involved with MANHID the superhero musical produced by Ballet Philippines.

Airdance: Dina Magat and Angela Sebastian in A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Dina Magat and Angela Sebastian in A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

There are over 90 events, more than 200 performances by hundreds of local and foreign artists in 20 different venues. FRINGE Manila runs from February 12 to March 1, 2015. There are different venues across the city of Manila but has a high concentration on the stretch of Vito Cruz from De La Salle College of St. Benilde to the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

from left: FRINGE MANILA’s Executive Producer Brett McCallum, FRINGE Univ Prog Dir. Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz & Festival Dir. Andrei Pamintuan. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

from left: FRINGE MANILA’s Executive Producer Brett McCallum, FRINGE Univ Prog Dir. Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz & Festival Dir. Andrei Pamintuan. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Executive Producer Brett McCallum explained how artists could join FRINGE MANILA: “We do an open call to artists during a registration period. Any artist is welcome to register with us. What our role is we sit there and ask what’s the nature of their show. What sort of venue do they need? It’s not for us to decide what work we like or what genres we like. We support all genres and all the types of work. Its more about going just tell us what you need. Do you need a studio black box? Do you need and outdoor space? What sort of tech requirements do you need? Then we sit there and negotiate with venues. We’ve got some amazing partners in De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, the CCP, who offered up their spaces that we can then put artists into. We can then look at the availability of artists to do their shows. What time are they free? We try to match that.”

Christine Crame; FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Christine Crame; FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Mia Cabalfin (w not in photo Rhosam Prudenciado Jr) in AGAW EKSENA (Scene Stealer), which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Mia Cabalfin (w not in photo Rhosam Prudenciado Jr) in AGAW EKSENA (Scene Stealer), which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

FRINGE originally had its roots in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has now grown in over 200 cities around the world. A few of the names that have performed in FRINGE especially early in their careers include: Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean), Allan Cumming, Hugh Grant and Mike Myers. Richard Grant of Downtown Abbey described FRINGE: “To go to Edinburgh and hopefully find stuff you know nothing about that’s the great adventure and I love that.”

Opa Santos & Gino Ramirez in Black Canvas’ KYEMESTRY. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Opa Santos & Gino Ramirez in Black Canvas’ KYEMESTRY. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Juedai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theater with ABSOLUTE BEAUTY- TAIWAN IMAGE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Juedai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theater with ABSOLUTE BEAUTY- TAIWAN IMAGE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

The original target was about 20- 30 artists, “Because it’s our first year we’re just responding to the artists that have registered. When we first started talking about FRINGE we had no expectation of how many events we would have. We thought maybe if we had 20 or 30 events that would be amazing. We have 90. SO all we can do is try to work as many partners as possible to help get the word out. There are all these artists who are all taking a risk and they’re all showcasing their work alongside each other to promote their work and promote their ideas. With the right partners, we’re working with Ticketworld to make tickets as accessible as possible. So people can buy them online. They can buy them over the phone. They can buy them at National Bookstore. It’s about trying to create these opportunities that artists can focus on marketing their shows and get audiences interested. We provide an opportunity to make it easy as possible for audiences to find those tickets and shows.

Sweet faced Mara Marasigan in Egg Thater’s MANIACAL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Sweet faced Mara Marasigan in Egg Thater’s MANIACAL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Lambert De Jesus (Kent) and Salvador Caramat (Goneril) during the rehearsals of Studio Connections’ production of HARING LEAR. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Lambert De Jesus (Kent) and Salvador Caramat (Goneril) during the rehearsals of Studio Connections’ production of HARING LEAR. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

There’s so much artistic talent in the Philippines, “We’re extremely proud of the 90 events for us that’s a huge number. The more we spoke to others the more we were referred to other artists. Suddenly you realize there’s so much creativity out here. SO many individuals start up companies as well as the established organizations. There’s so much out there THEN it’s not so surprising.”

Airdance: Christopher Chan in NGAA, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Christopher Chan in NGAA, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

STAR of Flow Art performing QUANTO  SALTO. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

STAR of Flow Art performing QUANTO SALTO. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Next FRINGE MANILA will have even more diverse programming, “In future years we also have a lot of work to make sure were reaching out to all the genres, all the types of work. In some ways this is like a pilot year. We tried to reach out and have as diverse a program and have all styles of work on offer. There’s still a lot more that we can do. We know the program can be even more diverse. Not necessarily bigger but more representative.”

Scenius Pro’s MAIKLING DASAL, MAHABANG GABI. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Scenius Pro’s MAIKLING DASAL, MAHABANG GABI. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

from left: Bro Rey Mejias, FRINGE MLA Festival Dir. Andrei Pamintuan, Bro Sathiya Raj and Bro Don Roshan. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

from left: Bro Rey Mejias, FRINGE MLA Festival Dir. Andrei Pamintuan, Bro Sathiya Raj and Bro Don Roshan. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Venues according to him also influences which audiences get to watch, “In reality the venues that we have not just the CCP and the St Benilde, we got the Mabuhay Temple. Its fantastic but that brings an entirely different demographic. That’s really exciting for us. SO that’s what FRINGE actually does. It brings in different demographics. We anticipate there will be a good representation of that 18-30 market. But we know that with organizations like Mabuhay Temple, events Transitio that happen in Santiago they bring in very diverse audiences. What we want to do is try to get those audiences to look at the rest of the program and go, “Actually maybe I’ll take a risk maybe I’ve never seen this show before. I never thought of seeing this show before. I’ve enjoyed my experience at FRINGE so far lets push that boundary further.”

Gabriela Pangilinan of FRICTION: A NEW MUSICAL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Gabriela Pangilinan of FRICTION: A NEW MUSICAL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Opening art to those who don’t necessarily seek out art, “That’s where we do have quite a broad appeal and something that FRINGE festival often do, they bring in a non-arts market. People who don’t go to the arts market all year around. They don’t go to the theater 12 months a year. During FRINGE this is their opportunity to go I’ll take a risk I’ll watch that show. Hopefully that person will realize that there’s something exciting they’ve been missing out on. Maybe they’ll reengage with that company throughout the year. What we want to see is those artists supported year round. FRINGE is just one platform for one part of the year. There are artists that perform year round.”

Christopher Aaronson uses his i-phone for the performance SONGS OF AN ELECTRIC SOUL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Christopher Aaronson uses his i-phone for the performance SONGS OF AN ELECTRIC SOUL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Juedai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theater with ABSOLUTE BEAUTY- TAIWAN IMAGE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Juedai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theater with ABSOLUTE BEAUTY- TAIWAN IMAGE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

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Daloy Dance Company’s RECONFIGURE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Daloy Dance Company’s RECONFIGURE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Christopher Chan in NGAA, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Christopher Chan in NGAA, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

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Christine Crame; FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Christine Crame; FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Lambert De Jesus (Kent) and Salvador Caramat (Goneril) during the rehearsals of Studio Connections’ production of HARING LEAR. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

from left: Bernardo Bernardo (Haring Lear), Lambert De Jesus (Kent) and Salvador Caramat (Goneril) during the rehearsals of Studio Connections’ production of HARING LEAR. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

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Airdance: Mia Cabalfin (w not in photo Rhosam Prudenciado Jr) in AGAW EKSENA (Scene Stealer), which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Mia Cabalfin (w not in photo Rhosam Prudenciado Jr) in AGAW EKSENA (Scene Stealer), which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Sweet faced Mara Marasigan in Egg Thater’s MANIACAL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Sweet faced Mara Marasigan in Egg Thater’s MANIACAL. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

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http://www.fringemanila.com/

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From right: Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actor Awardee Nico Manalo, Bea Garcia, Kakki Teodoro and Nar Cabico. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

From right: Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actor Awardee Nico Manalo, Bea Garcia, Kakki Teodoro and Nar Cabico. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

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Airdance: Dina Magat and Angela Sebastian in A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Airdance: Dina Magat and Angela Sebastian in A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, which is part of AIRDANCE INSTALLMENT. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

WordPress:

http://judebsports.wordpress.com/ , http://judebfood.wordpress.com/ , http://judebphoto.wordpress.com/ , https://judebgallery.wordpress.com/ , http://judebautista.wordpress.com/

Juedai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theater with ABSOLUTE BEAUTY- TAIWAN IMAGE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

Juedai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theater with ABSOLUTE BEAUTY- TAIWAN IMAGE. FRINGE multi arts festival will run from February 12–March 1, 2015 in CCP, College of St Benilde and many other venues. Photo was taken at the CSB SDA Theater by Jude Bautista.

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Check schedules and venues in:

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