Manila Art 2017: IGNACIO Symphony of Seasons 2 at Galerie Nine starting Oct. 20

Manila Art – Symphony of Seasons 2 at the Galerie Nine – 4th level SM Megamall starting Oct. 20


Manila Art 2017: IGNACIO Landscapes

For almost a couple of years now I have been posting about the celluloid works and TV shows of multi-awarded International Film and Television Director and Cinematographer, Louie Lagdameo Ignacio.

Often the posts are very general and focused on the works rather than the director. Admittedly, I have difficulty to encapsulate what I want to say. Aside from being blessed to belong to Basta Every Day Happy (2014) and Sarap Diva TV (2012 to present) shows, I have admired his work on ‘Asintado’ (2014), ‘Child Haus’ (2015), ‘Laut’ (2016) and ‘Area’ (2016), etc. I often tease him as the “best actress-maker” because Aiko Melendez, Barbie Forteza and Ai-Ai Delas Alas received such a prestigious recognition internationally when they acted on his films.

Only a few know that Direk Louie is also a painter. In CEU (Centro Escolar Universty, his alma mater), his paintings are displayed just outside the LAH seminar rooms 2 and 3.

He has worked with different mediums like watercolor, acrylic and even ‘calado’ (latticework) and has had solo exhibitions since 2010. Each and every exhibit presents a different experience from vivid colors to dramatic monochromatic masterpieces.

IGNACIO Landscapes at Manila Art 2017 overflowed with vibrant colors and meticulous brush techniques. Its like you’re transported to a vast field on a sunny day or taking in the sunset across a canyon while the moon slowly rises – I can go on and on but trust me, you just have to experience his amazing works of art.

What follows are clips and photos from Manila Art 2017.

Together with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and with the support of top local and international fine art galleries, ManilArt showcases works of vibrant new and upcoming talents, as well as iconic masters of the Philippine art scene. Echoing the rich cultural assertion of Filipinos complemented by international artists’ presentation, the fair is sure to captivate and engage the youth, the educators, the critics, young and seasoned collectors alike, art vanguards and the quad-media.

ManilArt 2017 is co-presented with the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and the ManilArt Foundation, Incorporated (MAFI).Β #manilaartΒ #manilaart2017


Bes and the Beshies: Ai-Ai delas Alas is back to comedy in a women empowerment flick

The Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Als is back together with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Carmi Martin and Beauty Gonzales in “Bes and the Beshies,” another quality film from CINEKO Productions in cooperation with Regal Entertainment.

A one of a kind comedy film with two of the best and award-winning duo, screenwriter Ricky Lee and director Joel Lamangan. Though both are well-known for heavy dramas, they promise that this movie will deliver underlying messages of Filipino resiliency especially with family relations through comedic scenes.

Opens in cinemas nationwide on October 18, 2017.

About Ai-Ai delas Alas:

Ai-Ai’s three decades in showbiz started at the height of sing-along bars and comedy stand up in the country. She has rightfully earned titles such as: Comedy Concert Queen, Comedy Box Office Queen, Best Comedy Actress and quite recently, Best Actress and Global Achievement by a Filipino Artist.

The industry is abuzz with her wedding (her first church wedding and third marriage) in December 12, 2017 to 23-year old Gerald Sibayan. She said it will be a simple church wedding with 300 close family and friends. Speaking of family and friends, her bridal gown is a gift from Marian Rivera. It is a couture Frederick Peralta creation with its long trail and veil painted (still being painted as of this writing) by award-winning director and artist, Louie Lagdameo-Ignacio. Alden Richards will be one of Sibayan’s best man and Megastar Sharon Cuneta is her matron of honor.

More about the film:

The film is about the daily life and struggles of four friends:

Charla (Ai-Ai delas Alas) – a solo parent hoping to restore her relationship with her ideal husband to complete her family.

Mabel (Zsa Zsa Padilla) – the traditional martyr wife who will do anything and everything to maintain her family.

Tisay (Carmi Martin) – desperate to do anything and everything to have a family.

Sophie (Beauty Gonzales) – a young woman in tune with her aunts and will do anything to support them.


Alden Richards: First major show UPSURGE on GMA’s SNBO

This year’s much-awaited concert event is coming to GMA – Alden Richard’s UPSURGE!

Follow the Pambansang Bae’s journey to his first major show that sold out in just three days.

Relive the experience with an add-on treat of exclusive behind-the-scene footage of Alden’s preparations, plus special on and off stage moments with his guests Janno Gibbs, Mark Herras, Kristoffer Martin, Rodjun Cruz, Jerald Napoles, Raimund Marasigan of Sandwich, The Manoeuvres, EB BAbes, Stilletos, and Maine Mendoza.

Directed for television by Louie Ignacio, Musical direction by Marc Lopez, Alden Richards’ UPSURGE is coming to you this July 23, 2017 via SNBO on;y on GMA.


WPFF 2016: ‘Laut’ by Louie Ignacio is competing at the ASEAN SKIES Section this year

‘LAUT’ movie Directed by Louie Ignacio is competing at the ASEAN SKIES Section of World Premieres Film Festival – Philippines


‘Laut’ was formerly titled ‘Mga Isda sa Tuyong Lupa’ is an independent film about Badjaos orΒ sea gypsies from Zamboanga, who are now living in Mabalacat, Pampanga. Barbie Forteza is Nadia is from the group called Sama d’Laut. She hopes to marry the man she loves but was forced to leave when things got really difficult for her in her province. She ends up in Mabalacat, Pampanga where she is forced to live a new life.