‘Pamilya Ko’ tackles issues of Filipino family
STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky Calderon (The Freeman) - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am

“Pamilya Ko,” ABS-CBN’s newest primetime series, will touch the hearts of viewers as it tackles the issues that modern Filipino families face – from infidelity, tragedy, to sibling rivalry – and the forces that bind them together which are forgiveness, acceptance, and love.

Starting September 9, follow the story of Chico (JM De Guzman), his parents Fernan (Joey Marquez) and Luzviminda (Sylvia Sanchez), and the rest of the Mabunga siblings—Beri (Kiko Estrada), Apol (Kid Yambao), Persi (Jairus Aquino), Peachy (Maris Racal), Lemon (Kira Balinger), Cherry (Mutya Orquia), and Pongky (Raikko Mateo)—as they navigate the complex issues that arise even among the most loving families.

Chico may be the responsible and dependable first-born, but an old family tragedy actually forced his parents to send him to live with his grandparents for almost all his life. Despite feeling alienated from his own family, Chico still makes an effort to build a connection with his parents and his siblings. Just when everything starts to fall into place, a huge revelation will shake their whole family: their father Fernan has an ongoing affair. This will create chaos amongst them, and ultimately test Chico’s strength in keeping his family together. Despite all the pain, Chico will have his best friend Betty (Arci Muñoz) by his side supporting him along the way.

Will they still find love in their hearts despite the challenges they face?

Also part of the powerhouse cast of “Pamilya Ko” are Irma Adlawan and Alyssa Muhlach. It is under the direction of Raymund Ocampo.

Don’t miss the upcoming Kapamilya series “Pamilya Ko” on ABS-CBN, airing weekdays beginning next week.

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Get Reel Mobile Shorts Film Festival 2019, a film festival presented by McJim Classic Leather, has chosen the winners from among seven incredibly inspiring, heart-rending, and relatable mobile shorts entries shot solely with smartphones. The use of a device that almost all Filipinos have access to levelled the playing field for aspiring filmmakers who were asked to share their stories depicting the modern Filipino gentleman and the values he holds dear.

Get Reel is proud to have provided an avenue for such filmmakers who rose to the challenge and turned out truly remarkable and impressive works. Winners were announced in an awards ceremony held last August 30 at Cinema 1, Fisher Mall:

Among scores of creative entries, seven films were chosen as finalists with Dylan Ray Talon’s “Walang Hanggang Ligaya Sa Una Mong Ngiti” and James Edward Golla’s “May Love Life Na Si Pepito Jr.” bagging most of the coveted awards.

Talon’s “Walang Hanggang Ligaya Sa Una Mong Ngiti” won the grand prize for the festival, the McJim Prize for Best Mobile Short Film, winning P50,000. The said film also bagged Best Director for Dylan Ray Talon, worth P25,000, and Best in Cinematography, worth P10,000.

“May Love Life Na Si Pepito Jr.” by Golla won Best Screenplay and Best Comedy, with prizes worth P20,000 and P25,00 respectively.

Mark Jason Sucgang’s “Pitaka” won P25,000 for the Get Reel Viral Shorts Award; John Carlo Balasbas Tarobal’s “Champion” won P10,000 for Best Inspirational Story; and Roy Robert Rusiana’s “Kabilin” bagged P25,000 for Best Drama.

The judges also gave acting citations to actors and actresses in the film for their noteworthy performances.

Citations were awarded to Russel Ian Paguia for “May Lovelife Na Si Pepito Jr.”; Jorrybell Agoto for “Walang Hanggang Ligaya Sa Una Mong Ngiti”; Jonathan Oraño for “Pitaka”; Marialyn Tamarra for “Cotard Syndrome”; Philip Carlo Ty and King Richard Visto for “Kabilin”; and James Lohoman, Shawn Villete and Carlo Tarobal for “Champion.”

McJim Classic Leather presented this cutting-edge event to give aspiring filmmakers a chance to share their content with a massive audience in the digital age where short films have become a way to spread meaningful and timely messages, and mobile devices have become a tool for creating relevant content.

Winning entries will be uploaded in the official McJim Classic Leather Facebook page.

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Instead of holding a lavish party to celebrate his birthday, radio personality, host and comedian Papa Ahwel Paz makes it a point to hold a free medical check-up for the members of the entertainment press. This has been going on for seven years now.

As with last year, Papa Ahwel’s seventh I Love My Family M4 (Medical for the Members of the Media) medical mission was in cooperation with the De Los Santos Medical Center located at the Out Patient Dept., Lower Ground Floor, #201 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon City from 6 a.m. to 12 noon.

There were free medical, laboratory, diagnostics services, plus free eye check-up and eye glasses courtesy of Ideal Vision.

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