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Get to Know ‘EDWARD’ on October 2


The 15-year-old Louise Abuel who plays Edward in the film of the same title Edward is set to extend his identity in public in its commercial theater-run on October 2.

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The 2019 film entry at the Cinemalaya Film Festival is about a boy’s daily life in the public hospital as he was designated companion of his ailing father. In the story, together with his friend Renz (Elijah Canlas), they both wander around the hospital premises.

When Edward reached the emergency room, he met Agnes (Ella Cruz).

The female patient that is Agnes (in her terrible condition), became part of the harmless but, naughty game both Edward and Renz play–betting on whether a patient will live or die.

The coming-of-age film is helmed and co-written by Young Critics Circle awardee Thop Nazareno (for 2016 Best Feature Film Kiko Boksingero). The piece serves as a mirror image of the healthcare system and the government-funded hospitals in the Philippines. 

Witness how Agnes affects the life of Edward.

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Sex Sells in ‘Jowable’


(A Mini-Review)

There is no denying that sex sells. Even if the writer would claim that the film Jowable is not entirely about sex, it still is. The thirty-something Elsa (not the Elsa envisioned by Ricky Lee in Himala and not even the Elsa that the trio of Chris Buck-Jennifer Lee-Shane Morris wrote for Disney’s Frozen) is desperate enough to have a lover at all cost.

On Wednesday, September 25, the Darry Yap‘s full-length film opened in cinemas nationwide. 

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Banking on the response when it first came out in 2018 via Vincentiments’ facebook page, the film already raked an 18.5M gross income at the box-office.

Jowable is indeed Kim Molina’s biggest break and her blockbuster hit since she began her commercial films, a few years back. But what exactly made this film sell?

It’s the brutal manner of speaking in dialogues that could have attracted the moviegoers especially the millennials and the Generation Zers. The film suggested a woman like Elsa desperately wanting to have a man and love her even if her ultimate purpose is to get laid. 

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Without thinking of the consequences of her actions, feeling pressured that she’s still a virgin among her friends, Elsa wants to find a man to be her lover and have sex with him. But if one tries to look into the life of Elsa, she’s living with her mom (Kakai Bautista) who retired from being a prostitute and live a life of a single mom. My only wonder is that Elsa never experienced a complete family and saw her spinster elementary teacher having a secret affair with an anatomy apparatus–still, she wants to have a man.

The film attempts to humanize the character of a nun (Candy Pangilinan) by making her say words that aren’t associated with such religious personality. Though, the inclusion of a nun in the story was somehow justified.

But mind you, they all point to one topic–sex. Yes, in the conclusion of the film, it stressed that having sex must be done responsibly. Sex is always misconstrued as love and as part of having a companion. 

As a whole, though the story was stretched from a short film and wasn’t well-crafted, it still has entertaining values. That’s what matters the most. The moviegoers patronized it. 

 

Experience ‘Puting Walang Hapdi’ with Silka Green Papaya Soap


In a celebration held in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Quezon City, Silka Green Papaya endorser Angelica Panganiban was introduced to media and special guests, coinciding with the launch of Silka’s White Weeksary campaign.

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These formulation changes help Filipinas experience puting walang hapdi, in as early as just 7 days–proving that accomplishing fair skin can be fast and convenient without the dryness and stinging associated with other whitening product brands.

This is in response to the high price Filipino women have to deal with to look their best and feeling their best all the time, Silka Green Papaya has new and improved ingredients with VitaRich Actives. It is enhanced with green papaya enzymes to treat dead skin cells. Also, it has vitamin E with antioxidant properties to help condition the skin.

During the program, Angelica admitted that she is a firm believer of Silka’s mission to help women achieve their skin goals and recognize that Silka is a trusted brand because of its quality products.

Start to experience puting walang hapdi (in as early as 7 days) today and celebrate a White Weeksary with Silka Green Papaya soap to look and be your best all the time.

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