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FDCP: The complete list of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (2017) movies, summary and trailers

100 Tula Para Kay Stella

GENRE Romance / Drama
RUNNING TIME Completed
ACTORS Bela Padilla / JC Santos
DIRECTOR Jason Paul Laxamana
PRODUCER VIVA Films
LOGLINE
A bittersweet romance about a shy, unassuming guy’s secret love for one of his classmates who inspires him to write poetry as an outlet for his undeclared feelings.

SUMMARY
Throughout his four years in college, Fidel, a stuttering student, tries to finish 100 poems dedicated to Stella, an aspiring but frustrated rock star, to win her heart.
TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/_XFO82jW63M

AWOL
GENRE Action-Thriller
RUNNING TIME 75 mins
ACTORS Gerald Anderson
DIRECTOR Enzo Williams
PRODUCER Skylight
LOGLINE
AWOL is an action-thriller about an expert Army sniper who, armed with his tactical knowledge and deadly skills, goes on a quest to protect his family from the man who masterminded the attempt on his life and his loved ones.

SUMMARY
Lt. Abel Ibarra, team leader of ‘Musang’, an elite sniper group under the Philippine Army’s Scout Ranger division, wants out of the battlefield to spend more time raising his young and only daughter, Bea.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/erQ_SAT1FEM

Bar Boys
GENRE Comedy/Drama

RUNNING TIME 112 mins.
ACTORS Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, Kean Cipriano, Odette Khan
DIRECTOR Kip Oebanda
PRODUCER Tropic Frills, Inc.
LOGLINE
Four young men enter the dog-eat-dog world of Philippine Law School

SUMMARY
Four best friends enter law school and forced to make sacrifices along the way. They sacrifice sleep, love family and even their principles to succeed. However, the dog –eatdog nature of the institution ultimately force them to sacrifice each other.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/Gr9V6dHdDNg

Birdshot
GENRE Coming of Age Thriller
RUNNING TIME 115 mins
ACTORS John Arcilla, Ku Aquino, Arnold Reyes, Mary Joy Apostol
DIRECTOR Mikhail Red
PRODUCER TBA Studios

LOGLINE
While venturing deep in the mountains, fifteen-year-old Maya unknowingly kills an endangered Philippine Eagle, leading the authorities to start a manhunt to find the eagle killer. Forced to hide in the forest to elude the police, she hears the call of an eagle. She follows its call to a place where a grim secret unravels.

SUMMARY
“Birdshot” is a provocative coming-of-age thriller that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/Z3hdCMenxSo

Hamog
GENRE Drama
RUNNING TIME 100 mins.
ACTORS Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, Sam Quintania, Bor Lentejas
DIRECTOR Ralston Jover
PRODUCER CPI/ Cinema One

LOGLINE
A story of 4 children called ‘Batang Hamog’ who got hooked in 2 consecutive and unexpected events in their daily routine of crime and survival in the busy Manila streets.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
cinemaoneorigs@gmail.com

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/0c9PWv0qiqw

Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B
GENRE Dark Romance
RUNNING TIME 1:22:00
ACTORS Ryza Cenon, Martin Del Rosario, Vangie Labalan
DIRECTOR Prime Cruz

PRODUCER The IdeaFirst Company

LOGLINE
A lonely woman with dark secrets fall for a broken-hearted guy amidst mysterious murders in the city.

SUMMARY
Jewel is a mysterious woman who lives alone in the city. She has a secret which has led her to settle into a lonely existence. That is, until she meets Nico, a broken-hearted, down-andout guy who also feels unlovable like she does. Jewel is torn between wanting to love him and wanting to save him from herself. Will he accept her if he knew the truth about her? Can she ever find love, or is she destined to be alone forever?
TRAILER LINK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBsULU6pJ7U

Paglipay
GENRE Romance
RUNNING TIME 96 mins
ACTORS Garry Cabalic
DIRECTOR Zig Madamba Dulay
PRODUCER TOFARM

LOGLINE
In order to earn for the bride-price, Atan crosses the mountain river going to town wherein he meets a city girl who would make his life turn.

SUMMARY
In order to fulfill his arranged marriage with fellow aeta, Atan crosses the mountain river going to town to earn for the bandi (bride price). As he adapts himself with the modern way of life, he meets a city girl who would make his life turn. Atan faces cross-cultural modifications amid changes in the mountain brought about by immense modernity.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/HprGSSMSshI

Patay na si Hesus
GENRE Comedy/Satire
RUNNING TIME 90 mins
ACTORS Jacklyn Jose, Melde Montanez, Chai Fonacier, Sheenly Gener, Vincent Viado, Olive Nieto, Mailes Angelina Kanapi
DIRECTOR Victor Villanueva
PRODUCER T-Rex Entertainment Production
LOGLINE
RIP. OTW. LOL.

SUMMARY
When Iyay (Jaclyn Jose, Cannes 2016 Best Actress) learns that Hesus, her estranged husband, has died, she gathers her children and tells them that they are going on a trip – an inter-island road trip smack in the middle of the Philippines, to be exact. No ifs or buts about it: they are attending their father’s funeral. Her children – Hubert, who has Down Syndrome; Jude, a lovesick trans man; and Jay, who is living the bum life – join her with varying degrees of reluctance as she drives them in her extra-mini mini-van.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/3EKfUH9QQVQ

Pauwi Na
GENRE Romance / Drama
RUNNING TIME 120 mins
ACTORS Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano, Jerald Napoles, Jesus Mendoza, Chai Fonacier
DIRECTOR Paolo Villaluna
PRODUCER Universal Harvester Inc.
LOGLINE
An ailing man.A nagging wife.A blind, pregnant woman. Jesus Christ and a dog. Join the Filipino family as they leave poverty in Manila to go the province— using only a pedicab.

SUMMARY
This is the story of a family on a journey from poverty in the city to an imagined paradise in the countryside. Broke, desperate, and with little more than the clothes on their backs, the family decides to pedal their way thousands of miles on rickshaws in a tragicomic exodus to the green fields of the provinces.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/WSY13HQp-Fk

Salvage
GENRE Horror
RUNNING TIME 92 mins.
ACTORS Jessie Mendiola, JC De Vera, Joel Saracho, Karl Medina, Barbie Capacio
DIRECTOR Sherad Sanchez
PRODUCER CPI/ Cinema One
LOGLINE
A suspended news crew tries to cover an Aswang story in Mindanao and ends up being chased by armed men towards the wild where they journey through the varying ways of being salvaged.

SUMMARY
A news crew is designated an unwanted assignment of covering news in rebel-ridden Mindanao where there have been rumors of Aswang killings. Following a lead that brings them into the remote barrio where the serial deaths began, a group of armed men in military uniform attempts to abduct the cynical team. And as they escape toward the forest, they go through a macabre journey where they encounter the convoluted surrealities of what it means to be salvaged.

TRAILER LINK

https://youtu.be/r7aCy3HcdVs

Star na si Van Damme Stallone

GENRE Family Oriented
RUNNING TIME 95 mins.
ACTORS Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Pingol, Jadford Dilaco, Sarah Brakensiek, Ebong Joson, Acey Aguilar, Erlinda Villalobos
DIRECTOR Randolph Longjas
PRODUCER Unitel x Straight Shooters
LOGLINE
The life story of a kid diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Van Damme Stallone dreams of becoming a film actor; his family has to make ends (and dreams) meet.

SUMMARY
Based on real- life characters and events, this tale is about Nadia, a single mom from Bocaue, Bulacan, who goes through the trials and tribulations of raising Vanvan, a child with Down Syndrome.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/GDRFuDmDVXU

Triptiko
GENRE Anthology Film
RUNNING TIME 140 mins
ACTORS Albie Casiño, Joseph Marco, Kean Cipriano, Kylie Padilla
DIRECTOR Miguel Franco Michelena
PRODUCER Michelena Brothers Production
LOGLINE
Triptiko is an anthology of stories about how life can sometimes take unexpected turns.

SUMMARY
A yuppie who “just got lucky” is struck by a string of unlucky circumstances; a male model’s life is upended because of evil boils appearing on his body; a folk singer’s romantic ideals are to the test as his beloved slowly changes into something he does not understand.

TRAILER LINK
https://youtu.be/C2q-KlDLkRo

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FDCP (2017): Quality Genre Films Featured in FDCP’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

 

With only days to go, the Film Development Council of the Philippines is geared and ready for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), a one-week exclusive screening of Filipino films from August 16-22, 2017 in all cinemas nationwide. This fiesta-themed celebration of Filipino films features a diverse set of quality genre films which audiences nationwide may choose from.

·         100 Tula Para Kay Stella

By Jason Paul Laxamana

–          Viva Communications, Inc. –          JC Santos, Bella Padilla
·         Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B

By Prime Cruz

–          The IdeaFirst Company –          Ryza Cenon, Martin Del Rosario
·         AWOL

By Enzo Williams

–          Skylight –          Gerald Anderson, Dianne Medina, Bembol Roco
·         Bar Boys

By Kip Oebanda

–          Tropic Frills, Inc. –          Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, Kean Cipriano, Odette Khan
·         Birdshot

By Mikhail Red

–          TBA Studios –          Arnold Reyes, Mary Joy Apostol, Ku Aquino, John Arcilla
·         Hamog

By Ralston Jover

–          CPI/ Cinema One –          Zaijian Jaranilla, Therese Malvar
·         Paglipay (Crossing)

By Zig Dulay

–          TOFARM –          Garry Cabalic, Joan Dela Cruz, Anna Luna
·         Patay Na Si Hesus

By Victor Villanueva

–          T-Rex Entertainment Production –          Jaclyn Jose, Chai Fonacier, Vincent Viado, Mailes Kanapi, Melde Montanez, Sheenly Gener, Olive Nieto
·         Pauwi Na (Pedicab)

By Paolo Villaluna

–          Universal Harvester Inc. –          Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryl Soriano, Jerald Napoles, Jess Mendoza, Chai Fonacier
·         Salvage

By Sherad Sanchez

–          CPI/ Cinema One –          Jessy Mendiola, JC De Vera
·         Star na Si Van Damme Stallone

By Randolph Longjas

–          Unitel x Straight Shooters –          Paolo Pingol, Candy Pangilinan, Sara Brakensiek, Ebong Joson
·         Triptiko

By Miguel Michelena

–          Michelena Brothers Production –          Albi Casino, Joseph Marco, Kean Cipriano, Kylie Padilla

“We are very proud of this incredible roster of films that we are showcasing for Pista. As this is the first time that we are partnering with all the theaters for massive event for the whole country, we hope that we get the support of all Filipinos by watching the films,” said FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño during the Grand Press Conference held last August 3, 2017 at SEDA Vertis North. Quezon City in partnership with Globe.  “This is not just a film showing event, but really a celebration of films that are distinctly ours and which we can connect and identify with. We are glad that we have the support and advocacy partnership with Globe for their anti-piracy campaign to make PPP more meaningful,” she added. Continue reading “FDCP (2017): Quality Genre Films Featured in FDCP’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino”

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Globe Telecoms: Partners with Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Launches #PlayItRight

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Globe Telecom partners with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) through Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) for its #PlayItRight advocacy in a bid to encourage the public to play content from legitimate sources as well as provide an opportunity for local movies and film-makers to grow their business and expand to more audiences.

By bannering PPP, one of the biggest Filipino film festivals that hero homegrown talent, Globe is also able to show its support to the Philippine movie industry.  PPP has the largest number of screenings for films nationwide with 790 theaters showcasing 12 top-rated locally-produced movies chosen by the FDCP. Continue reading “Globe Telecoms: Partners with Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Launches #PlayItRight”

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One Day At A Time: Christmas is not that dreadful anymore thanks to Bro. Jun Banaag’s radio show

#latepost Chanced upon a nightly prayer radio show (Bro. Jun Banaag aka Doctor Love Radio Show) last month which quickly became a habit. Aside from the prayers (devotion to Padre Pio and Mother Theresa), they played Christmas carols…yes, in June! Little did I know that it was also therapeutic. You see, after losing my sister last May, any celebration or holiday for that matter seemed like torture for me. Especially Christmas, I dread it and planned to take a trip somewhere, anywhere or hide in a place where there's no trace of it. After a few weeks of weekday nightly prayers, Christmas does not seem that dreadful at all. Even took an early annual trip to decor suppliers for some inspiration. One step at a time, one day at a time with God's grace. 🙏🏼❤️🎄🎅🏼🙏🏼❤️🎄🎅🏼🙏🏼❤️🎄🎅🏼 #sentimentalme #ThePromise #onestepatatime #onedayatatime #ThankYouLord

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Chanced upon a nightly prayer radio show (Bro. Jun Banaag aka Doctor Love Radio Show) last month which quickly became a habit. Aside from the prayers (devotion to Padre Pio and Mother Theresa), they played Christmas carols…yes, in June! Little did I know that it was also therapeutic.

You see, after losing my sister last May, any celebration or holiday for that matter seemed like torture for me. Especially Christmas, I dread it and planned to take a trip somewhere, anywhere or hide in a place where there’s no trace of it.

After a few weeks of weekday nightly prayers, Christmas does not seem that dreadful at all. Even took an early annual trip to decor suppliers for some inspiration.

One step at a time, one day at a time with God’s grace.

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International Silent Film Festival Manila (2017): Now on its 11th year to be held at Shang Cineplex

11th Silent Film Festival Manila #11silentfilmfestivalmanila #silentfilmfestivalmanila #silentfilmfestival

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11th Silent Film Festival Manila August 31 to September 03, 2017 at Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

Rivermaya band will be playing for an international (Austrian) movie at the Silent Film Festival Manila.

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Megaworld Lifestyle Malls: Rainbow and Unicorns Fair at Eastwood City Mall

Rainbows and Unicorns!!! 😍😍😍 #rainbows #unicorns #urmajestysiresadventures #rainbowsandunicornfair

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Eastwood City celebrates the unicorn craze with the country’s first ever Rainbows and Unicorns Fair with Rainbow and Unicorns Fair at Eastwood City Mall, every weekends of August!

Swipe right for more of what I experienced in photos!

Get your ultimate ‘kikay’ kicks with a wide variety of cute and useful rainbow and unicorns-themed items that are available during Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Eastwood Mall.

There are also rainbows and unicorn-themed food for the foodies!

Check it out with the family and bring along the kids for a magical time at Eastwood City!

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Papa Kim’s Korean Bakery and Coffee: A hip Korean foodie haven in along Tomas Morato

Cousin Ate Fely and I dropped by this Korean Cafe/Bakery a few days ago. Couldn’t decide which among their fare to try because everything looks yummy. Hoarded este, picked a few items to-go which were all yummy! Will go back to try their bing-su and other bread and coffee too!