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PCSO runs Free Block Screenings for ‘The Maid in London’


Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), headed by its general manager Alexander F. Balutan is staging series of block screenings for the Danni Ugali debut film The Maid in London which gave Andi Eigenmann as best actress at the International Film Festival Manhattan in New York on October 17 this year.

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The series of block screenings is FREE for all audiences who want to catch the 2018 film especially those who missed it during its regular run.

The screenings will be in selected Robinsons MovieWorld cinemas.

The film is set on the following dates, time and cinemas:

  • Friday 7 December, 7pm at Cinema 9, Robinson’s Galleria
  • Sunday 9 December, 1pm at Cinema 7, Robinson’s Place Las Piñas
  • Tuesday 11 December, 1pm at Cinema 4, Robinsons Calasiao, Pangasinan

Its main objective in showing the film is to share the story to senior citizens, women’s organizations and for those people who values family as well.

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The Maid in London focused on the lives of the three undocumented migrants—Margo, Faye and Nido portrayed by Eigenmann, Alexis Navarro and Joshua De Guzman as reflected the ordeals of undocumented migrant individuals in London in particular.

The BL Panganiban-based film may not entirely or directly the stories of the characters portrayed by the actors; but still the struggles, the adventures and the misfortunes were based on historical human dramas of undocumented migrants who eventually turned out to be victims of human trafficking and labor violations abroad.

 

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Dinky Doo’s ‘My Dad, I Hate Drugs’


Being a former drug dependent himself, comedian-director Dinky Doo Jr. is back in the scene to do films that tackle about how people must deal with drug addicts; he did a film titled ‘Durugin and Droga’ with an acronym of ‘DAD’ in 2017; and this year he is doing another film that still uses the word ‘dad’ but this time—more of a comedic film via ‘My Dad, I Hate Drugs’.

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As a strong advocate of DAD to which he refers to as ‘Diyos Ayaw sa Droga’ or ‘Dinky Ayaw as Droga’ or its Security and Exchange Commission registered name as ‘Duterte Anti-Drug’ and he is now appointed as a director (focused on anti-drugs program) by the Republic of the Philippines’ 16th President, His Excellency, Rodrigo Roa Duterte as part of the newly established liberal party called Pederalismong ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS).

His upcoming film centers on the relationship between a father and his daughter which will be portrayed by Doo Jr. himself and a Cagayan de Oro-bred aspiring star Alice Montenegro. Being a widower in the film, he will encounter a woman to whom he might be linked with romantically and that will be assumed by Claire Ruiz, a former talent of TV5 and now back in the ABS-CBN Kapamilya fold.

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Despite (Doo Jr.) being identified with the President, he is one individual who do not support killing of drug dependents because he himself believe that everyone deserves to be given a chance to live again and have a normal life again. Such principle is something that he wants to reflect in everything that he does including the films he creates.

Born as a natural comedian, he became the sidekicks to action stars where he offers much-needed comic relief during intense situations of films.

The filming of ‘My Dad, I Hate Drugs’ will commence tomorrow, August 5 with some of the stars included are Tori Garcia and Marlon Villarojas.

Ara Mina spearheads Fun Run on May 27


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The actress-singer-endorser-and-entrepreneur, Ara Mina is initating a fun run and dubbed it as ‘tARA na sa Arena 2018’ on Sunday, May 27 at the Philippine Arena grounds. The event is for the benefit of persons with Down Syndrome at the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines.

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For Ara, this is not her first-ever initiative, but her second after she did a successful fund-raising concert in Araneta Coliseum back in 2006. A year after, she established the Ara Mina Foundation, which suports children with birth defects.  It is not unknown to many that the 39-year-old star is the sister of Mina Princess Klenk a.k.a. Batching, who has Down Syndrome and will soon be turning 26 this June 1.

During the press conference, she also revealed that Batching is her lucky charm eversince she started in the entertainment industry. She recalled that she auditioned for Star Magic back then but she wasn’t fortunate enough to be included in the cut; but when her sister with Down Syndrome was born—her lucky streak came as she was chosen to be part of the longest-running youth-oriented variety show—‘That’s Entertainment’ which was headed by the late Master Showman at the time—German ‘Kuya Germs’ Moreno.

The upcoming fun ride will be participated by celebrity-volunteers who will be sprinting around the 100-heactare grounds of Ciudad de Victoria, a tourism enterprise zone in Bocaue, Bulacan. In the morning till 10 in the evening, there’ll be ‘tiangges’ or bazaars for those families and visitors who will be coming to the whole-day affair that Ara is putting up. Martin Nievera is set to have a meini-concert in the evening as well.

Ara hopes to raise at least Php1M from the said event.

For interested parties to join the fun run, registration is available via www.runrio.com or at the following sites—Toby’s Sports, Hazelberry Café and Philippine Arena.

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