Showing posts from January, 2011

Indie Film On Spotlight: "I Love Dreamguyz"

Joel Lamangan’s “I Love Dreamguyz” Starring Jao Mapa, Marco Morales, Sherwin Ordoñez, Niña Jose, Mhyco Aquino, Miggy Valdez, Jay Dizon

Should We Resurrect The Death Penalty?

It’s a bad idea to bring back the death penalty. It doesn’t stop crime. It won’t stop criminals because they know they’ll get away with it anyway.

The police themselves break all the laws they’re supposed to uphold. It’s hard to respect the police once you’ve seen them in action. They’re abusive and arrogant, and in a tight situation, they prove incompetent.

We have lost focus on the basics. One of the most crucial elements in a society is law enforcement. It’s simple: If I commit a crime, I’ll get caught no matter where I hide, then I’d be given a fair trial, and if I prove guilty, I’ll go to jail.

It doesn’t work that way in our beautiful 7,107 islands, whether high tide or low tide.

Here, big time syndicates are protected by police or military officials. If a case becomes a media sensation, the police will round up some people, torture them to confess, parade them to the media – none of the “suspects” given legal counsel – and declare the case closed.

We don’t need the death penalty. I…

2Rivers Celebrates Celso Ad Castillo


2Rivers Presents Celso Ad Castillo's "Asedillo" Starring Fernando Poe Jr.

Now Showing!

Indie Film On Spotlight: Slow Fade

Rommel Sales’ “Slow Fade”
Starring Diether Ocampo and Precious Lara Quigaman

Reaching Out: The Cinemalaya 2010 Full Length Movies

Open Director’s Showcase

 Mario O’Hara’s “Ang Paglilitis Ni Andres Ni Bonifacio” Starring Alfred Vargas, Lance Raymundo, Danielle Castaño

Mark Meily’s “Donor” Starring Meryll Soriano, Baron Geisler, Jao Mapa

Joselito Altarejos’ “Pink Halo Halo” Starring Angeli Agbayani, Paolo Constantino, Allen Dizon, Dexter Doria, Mark Fabillar

Joel Lamangan’s “Sigwa” Starring Dawn Zulueta, Gina Alajar, Tirso Cruz III, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pauleen Luna, Lovi Poe, Megan Young, Jay Aquitania, Allen Dizon, Rico Barrera and Marvin Agustin

Gil M.Portes’ “Two Funerals” Starring Robert Arevalo, Tessie Tomas, Jeffrey Quizon, Ynes Veneracion, John Apacible, Princess Manzon, Xian Lim, Mon Confiado, Benjie Felipe, Bebong Osorio