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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.

Jun 19, 2013

Announcing The Eight Official Entries In The Metro-Manila Filmfest This December

THE EIGHT OFFICIAL entries to the December Metro-Manila Filmfest chosen by their screening committee was officially announced at Dulcinea last Tuesday afternoon. Of the 15 scripts submitted, the following were the ones selected.

Like what we’ve written before, since ABS-CBN has proven their strength at the box office with their filmfest entries, all their entries were accepted. This is headed by the film version of their hit morning soap that must have a pre-sold audience, “Be Careful with My Heart”, with Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap. Then their co-production with Viva Entertainment, “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy”, topbilled by Vice Ganda, Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion. Then their co-prod with Vic Sotto’s M-Zet, “Torky and My Little Bossing”, starring Ryza Mae Dizon, Kris Aquino and her son Bimby. And last, their co-prod with Skylight and Regal Entertainment, the horror flick “Pagpag” starring Daniel Padilla and Katherine Bernardo.

The other entries chosen are Bong Revilla’s entry, an action-comedy with Toni Gonzaga, “My Super Kap”, Robin Padilla’s “10,000 Hours”, “San Pedro Calungsod” starring JM De Guzman, directed by Francis Villacorta (they’ve already completed shooting the film) and “Kimmy Dora Prequel” with Eugene Domingo and Piolo Pascual (which we thought was backing out).

The rejected entries were Robin Padilla’s “Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak” (filming was already completed as “Kuratong Baleleng”), “Ibong Adarna” directed by Jun Urbano, “Everybody Loves” with Jake Cuenca and Jericho Rosales, “Kulay Aboy ang Langit” with Carla Abellana and Diether Ocampo, “Kaleidoscope World” with Sef Cadayona and Yassi Pressman, and “Boy Golden” with Laguna Gov. ER Estregan. We’re surprised that ER Estregan’s entry was nixed when he’s been a filmfest “suki” for the past two years with “Asiong Salonga” and “El Presidente”.