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). #manilaart #manilaart2017


Manila Art: 2017 exhibition of the top Art Galleries showcasing the best of the best of Filipino Art

MANILA ART is the largest and longest running Visual Art Fair in the Philippines. Established in 2009, its mandate is to promote Philippine Culture through the visual arts. A project co-presented by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), ManilaArt’s vision is to make the Philippines an Art Hub in Asia. Over the years, its aim to increase the exposure of Filipino talents here in the Philippines and worldwide.

The four-day exhibition of the top Art Galleries nationwide representing artists from different region of the country, will showcase the best of the best of Filipino Art.
Ticket Prices:
Student/Senior P150
General Admission: P200
Gala Night: P2,500


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”