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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 5, 2011

Alessandra de Rosi vs. Glaiza de casto as Best Actress on Cinemalaya

TWO OF MANNY VALERA’s talents will be competing as best actress in the next Cinemalaya Filmfest: Alessandra de Rossi and Glaiza de Castro. Both have entries in the Directors Showcase category and both play very serious, challenging roles. Alex has a non-speaking role as a woman in Palawan afflicted with a very rare skin disease and she is shown being transported in their mountain village in a hammock. This is directed by the award-winning Aureus Solito (“Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros”, “Pisay”) and actually filmed in Palawan where Solito hails from. Glaiza is in Joel Lamangan’s “Patikul”, playing a dedicated teacher from the NGO Education Without Borders who helps impoverished coffee farmers in Sulu to fight the Abu Sayyaf in giving their kids a good education. Both Alex and Glaiza are also active on TV. Alex is Kapamilya and plays a woman willing to be enslaved by Jake Roxas in ‘Green Rose’ while Glaiza is Kapuso and will play a mountain maiden with Marian Rivera in “Amaya”.