THE HUBBY of the WIFEY didn’t believe the bashing!
Ogie Alcasid was sent a message by comedienne Beverly Salviejo saying that she is not the Beverly Salviejo being bashed in a social media platform by some people.
“Nananahimik ako sa paga-alaga ko ng mga aso ko. That’s what I do when am at home at wala akong gigs or tapings. Kaya nagulat ako sa message sa akin ng friend ko at bina-bash na raw ako ng mga tao sa Twitter dahil sa mga sinabi ko naman daw about the Asia’s Songbird nang lumipat ito o bumalik sa network she is in now.
“Nakakagulat lang friend. Una, wala naman akong Twitter account. At ikalawa ‘pag tiningnan mo ‘yung may @ eh mali pa ang apelyido. Ang punto ko lang, pwedeng basta na lang sila gumamit ng pangalan ng mga tao to make it appears na parang ako nga ang nagsabi. Eh, bakit naman ako. May trabaho ako sa Kapamilya. Baka mamaya maapektuhan ‘yun. At ang mas nakakatakot, ‘yung baka may manakit na lang sa akin o magmura na diehard sa lalakaran o pupuntahan ko. So, I fear for my safety, Pwede bang ireklamo sa social accounts mga ‘yan? Kaya lang, alam mo namang mga hindi totong identity, eh. Isa pang nakakaloka, may mga iresponsable namang mga tao na pinick-up din lang at ni hindi man lang ako tinanong kung ako nga ba ‘yun.”
I also sent the message to Ogie. And he said nga na “Oh, My! Alam ko naman na hindi siya ‘yun!”
Thunder and lightning will strike those who do bad to his fellowmen!
Roaring! Stop the bashing!
I’m in love with the Pink Film Festival!
After a three-year hiatus, the Quezon City government is set to unveil the screens for the Quezon City International PINK Film Festival (QCIPFF) from November 14-25.
Screenings are to be held on November 14-17 at the Gateway Cinema Complex in Cubao; November 19-21 at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna in Diliman; and November 22-25 at the Cinema Centenario in Maginhawa street.
Since the City Council’s approval of its landmark ordinance protecting the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, TransSexual, Queer and more (LGBTQ+) community against discrimination and harassment, the PINK Film Festival continues to be at the forefront of gender empowerment and awareness in the city and in the country.
But while there is so much rejoicing with its comeback, Festival Director Nick Deocampo proudly and gayly said that he is relinquishing his crown, scepter and cape of two very promising heads. Glib Baldonaza and KC Sulit.
And Professor Nick who admits he misses the Academe, and wants to continue writing books and directing films has this to say, “I did not realize it’s been thirty years since I first curated a gay film program in the first “indie” film festival I organized in 1986, soon after the fall of the Marcos dictatorship. It was shown at the Wave cinema in Cubao. The queue was long and there was no doubt it was the festival’s blockbuster. After years of military repression, I found it liberating to use film to foster our community’s gender liberation as part of what then was an ongoing project of social democratization. Very few made gay or lesbian-themed films during the Eighties. My film “Oliver” broke new grounds in making gender liberation as part of the national emancipation after twenty years of dictatorship. I now look back with nostalgia at the years I spent organizing films of gay-or-lesbian themes. It was not until 2004 that I finally had the chance to put up the first Pink Film Festival. It was at the Glorietta in Makati. That time, it was the festival—the country’s first ever—that proved a blockbuster. The festival had a life of its own moving from Ayala to SM Cinema, to Robinson to Trinoma, and now to Gateway Araneta. The festival also travelled to Baguio, Iloilo, Cebu, and Davao. I have seen the gay-and-lesbian theme grow into the LGBTQ+ movement of the 2000s. I am presently amazed at how the number of films has grown and how its filmmakers have become bolder and more true to themselves.
“As the 2018 edition of the film festival opens in November, the largest number of LGBTQ films will be gathered in celebration of the Philippine cinema centennial. Yes, WE are a part of this festival centenary. Queerness is part of Pinoy cinema! I take pride in having mounted the country’s–and I guess I can rightly say, Asia’s—oldest LGBT film festival (if I go back to 1986 as the signal year of programming gay films in the country goes). It has been a struggle to give the mass audience a choice of films to watch about the plight of our community. With this new struggle for recognition, I join hands with a new generation of filmmakers and festival programmers to make the Pink Film Festival relevant to the millenials and to the future of Philippine cinema.”
Hop in and be part of the sexiest film festival in town!
This year’s edition commemorates the 79h founding anniversary of Quezon City and the centennial of Philippine Cinema.
Featured in the Festival are total of 64 international and local feature and short films. Filmmakers and actors from the United States of America, Indonesia, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Spain Syria, Turkey, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom will participate in this year’s celebration.
The Philippines’ oldest film festival for the LGBTQ+ community features films on health and sexuality, as well as human rights. Seminars are to be held during the festival week with LGBTQ+ rights advocates leading the discussions.
The opening film of November 14 is Jethro Patalinghug’s 50 Years of Fabulous (2018), a documentary on the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ+ organization, San Francisco’s Imperial Council.
International films celebrating gay Pride and Sexualtiy such as Brazil’s “Liquid Truth,” Japan’s “Boys for Sale,” Turkey’s “Mr. gay Syria,” Tonga’s “Leitis in Waiting” and Thailand’s “The Driver” are part of this year’s lineup.
For the Philippines-it will commemorate the life and contributions of former Quezon City Pride Council President and film director Soxie Topacio with his comedy film “Ded na si Lolo” with Roderick Paulate as the lead.
And the highlight of the local film program will feature PJ Raval’s documentary on the tragic life of Jennifer Laude, “Call Her Ganda”. A special feature of the festival are 42 short films coming from various parts of the world and the archipelago.
The QCIPFF (Quezon City International Pink Film Festival) 2018 is a non-competitive celebration of local and international lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer (LGBTQ+) feature and short films. PINK is a member of Asia-Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance (APQFFA), a loose collective of regional festivals with a shared love of queer cinema founded in 2015.
What are you waiting for? Set the date with your Kapamilya, Kapatid, Kapuso.
Ang Babaeng Bakla invites you to this SEXY event!
“D’ TALAKATALKS” (with Tala Vera and Dhevy Sahagun) had a chance to have a chat with Aileen Grace Papin last Monday at EuroTV where the Rotarian (Manila Cosmpolitan) invited the viewers to join them on Wednesday October 24 at the Quezon City Hall at 3 p.m. There will be an art exhibit and some entertainment in their “Fight to End Polio” advocacy.
Aileen shared that this is a good way to help #endpolio and more can be learned at endpolio.org.
Join Aileen and her fellow Rotarians and be part of this advocacy.
I asked Aileen if, like her Ate Imelda Papin, she has already filed her COC (certificate of candidacy) but she says, it’s still under wraps. Well, the filing has ended. But some can still change their minds in a month’s time.
She is preparing for the launch of her new album but most of her times are also spent assisting her Ate Mel in the activities and the projects needed for the Actors’ Guild.
Let us support the Inspiring President of the RC Manila Cosmopolitan and be blessed!