Ricky Lee to hold free screenwriting online workshop
STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky L. Calderon (The Freeman) - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am

Do you want to discover if you have the talent to write a script? If you are bored at home but want to be productive while trying to keep your sanity amidst the lockdown happening in the Luzon area, why not try sharpening your writing skills?

Famed and award-winning screenwriter Ricky Lee is holding a free online writing workshop on April 8, 15 and 22.

Interested applicants must be at least 18 years old and a Filipino citizen. Applicants must send a letter of intent and a writer’s bio to banalramel@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27.

Ricky Lee is a revered name in the Philippine literary scene as well as in showbiz. He has written some of the best screenplays like “Himala,” “Moral,” “Karnal,” and most of his works won awards.

Since 1982, he has been giving free scriptwriting workshops and some of his participants are established screenwriters and directors. His workshops attract not only budding writers but directors, fellow writers and celebrities as well.

But this is the first time that he is doing a workshop online. Traditionally, his workshops are held at his residence in Quezon City.

This is also the first Ricky Lee workshop to be held during the enhanced community quarantine imposed over the entire Luzon.

His workshops are his way of imparting his knowledge to aspiring screenwriters and of giving back to the industry which has been good to him.

Among the graduates of Ricky’s workshops who are now in showbiz industry are Armando Lao, Lawrence Fajardo, Jay Altarejos, Senedy Que and many more.

Take this chance to learn from the master. An opportunity like this is very hard to come by so grab the chance and be part of it.

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Residents of Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City were surprised when former Mayor Herbert Bautista suddenly came out from nowhere and brought with him food stuff. The surprised resident shared Bistek’s photo on his social media account.

Bistek, as he is fondly called by friends in and out of showbiz, is a volunteer for peace and order in Quezon City where he served as city executive for nine years.

An Army Reservist of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bistek shared this post on his Instagram account: “Blessed to be serving as the Commanding General of the 1502nd Ready Reserve IB PH Army for my beloved city. Our team has been doing round-the-clock inspection of borders to ensure the safety of the city and also distributing goods to our constituents who are in need. We are helping the best way we can and we appreciate your support in every way. Please continue to stay home for the safety not just of our city but most especially our families. God bless us all. #AFPyoucanTRUST #RescuePH - BGen Herbert M Bautista AFP.”

In his Instagram post, Bistek also lauded the efforts of the soldiers in Camp Karingal for their help to Quezon City residents.

He probably misses being of service to the people of Quezon City that’s why he joined the soldiers going around to extend help.

The members of the entertainment media also miss Bistek because his family is close to the press. He makes it a point to update the media about his activities.

Bistek returns to his first love – acting – in the ABS-CBN series “Make It with You” where he plays the father of Liza Soberano.

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