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Gawad Urian fulfills its social responsibility

More than being just another award-giving group in the film industry, the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Manunuri) is a corps of critics who review and recommend films for their commercial and artistic values to serve the best interest of Filipino moviegoers. Since it was established in 1976, the Manunuri has changed shallow notions of what...

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The militancy in/of Jay Altarejos

It’s not every day that one encounters a militant filmmaker like Joselito “Jay” Altarejos. Local show business isn’t traditionally and usually attuned to or associated with activism, political or otherwise; it’s more known for glitz and glam, if not gossip. Anything of the hoi polloi, the great unwashed, and being combative, truthful and aggressive don’t...