Thursday, January 28, 2021

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Timothée Chalamet, Dashing Disruptor In “Little Women”

Timothée Chalamet, Dashing Disruptor In “Little Women”

Spotlight

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

When the March sisters discover they have a dashing young neighbor, Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, he becomes both an honorary member of their circle and a disruptor who will ultimately fall in love with two of the sisters, in Columbia Pictures’ “Little Women”. Taking the role is Timothée Chalamet, who caught the global spotlight with his Oscar®-nominated role in “Call Me By Your Name”, as well as Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”.

For director-screenwriter Gerwig, Laurie and Jo (Saoirse Ronan) are mirror images. “Jo is a girl with a boy’s name and Laurie is a boy with a girl’s name,” she notes. “He is the gender-flipped twin of Jo. And what Timothée did with him was magical. As female viewers, we all have had this experience of imagining ourselves as boys, because so many main characters are boy, and we project ourselves into a boy’s journey. But through Timothée we see a boy projecting himself into a female world, which makes for something really special.”

Chalamet’s chemistry with Ronan reignited. “Timothée matches Saoirse in gorgeousness, talent and emotion, which was so necessary because Jo and Laurie are doppelgangers,” says producer Amy Pascal.

For Chalamet, Laurie only comes into his own through meeting the March sisters. “Laurie didn’t have the most idyllic childhood,” he explains. “Financial holdings he does have but he never had friends as he was home-schooled and essentially locked up with his tutor Mr. Brooke. So, when he discovers such tantalizing and root-like relationships with these girls, it allows him to grow.”

As he grows, he also gets his heart shattered by Jo. She always seemed to be his unquestionable soulmate, but their friendship existed outside the rules—something Jo knows the formality of marriage would alter. Chalamet thinks perhaps Jo and Laurie might have worked out in a more perfect world. “There’s a case to be made that their friendship could have led into a great married life,” he says. “But an argument can equally be made that they’re so similar they might have torn each other apart.”

However, these rules of society do shape Laurie and Jo’s relationship, and later, Laurie and Amy’s. As they grow into adults, Laurie and Amy(Florence Pugh) accept many of the constrictions imposed by society, but underlying these is a very real love. This is the fitting conclusion: where Laurie’s love for Jo was intense but ephemeral, the love he finds for Amy is abiding and deep.

Ronan loved reuniting with Chalamet in a whole other space and time from “Lady Bird”. “Having gotten to know each other on “Lady Bird” really helped us to settle straight into that brother-sister relationship,” she says. “There’s a level of security you get from working with the same actor. He’s also very brave as an actor, willing to take risk after risk, which made him so right for Laurie.”

Praised by the London Critics Circle as “heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional,” “Little Women “received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film currently has a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with an overall critical consensus that reads, “With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women “proves some stories truly are timeless.”

Portraying the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, “Little Women” stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

In Philippine cinemas February 19, “Little Women” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Join the conversation and connect with the hashtag #LITTLEWOMENMOVIE

DOH To Seek Halt On Easing Of Age Restrictions

Sa kabila ng patuloy na pagdami ng bagong B.1.1.7 SARS-Cov-2 cases sa bansa, may gustong irekomenda ang DOH sa IATF.

Duterte Sends Best Wishes To Biden, Harris

President Duterte sends his best wishes to newly-seated US President Joe Biden and US VP Kamala Harris.

Hontiveros To DA: Help Expand Chicken Supply Amid Rising Pork Costs

May panawagan si Sen. Risa Hontiveros sa Department of Agriculture para maibsan ang pagtaas ng presyo ng mga karne sa merkado.

Inter-Continental Conference For Culture Of Peace Through Education Will Be Held Online

The Global Campaign for Peace Education will hold a worldwide peace conference online this coming Jan. 24.

Angara Files Bill Seeking To Assist LGUs In Shifting To Digital

Less pila, less hassle! Imagine kapag may paayuda ang gobyerno, matatanggap mo na ito gamit ang iyong smartphone. Ano sa tingin mo?

Gatchalian Seeks Senate Review Of ‘Mother Tongue’ Policy To Improve Quality Of Education

Sen. Win Gatchalian seeks to review the effectiveness of the use of 'mother tongue' in the Philippines basic education system since the implementation in 2012.

DFA Cuts Off Foreign Travels To Replenish Passport Revolving Fund

DFA is cutting off foreign travels citing that the government needs every peso for vaccination.

Cebu University Students Develop Soap-Making Machine

Cebu Technological University (CTU) students and professors developed a soap-making machine to fast-track local soap production in the city.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

DOH Recommends More Testing For Travelers Entering PH

Inirekomenda ng DOH ang karagdagang testing sa mga papasok sa Pinas. Madadagdagan nga ba ang bilang ng 14-day quarantine?

Spotlight

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Lifestyle

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Entertainment

8 Family K-Dramas You Can Enjoy Over Lunas New Year

K-Drama is life! Time to add these K-Dramas to your list!

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

More Stories

Salceda Files Bill To Modernize Gov’t Services

Albay Representative Joey Salceda files a bill seeking to streamline inefficient government processes to modernize the delivery of citizen services.

Palace Tackles Proposed Price Cap On Pork, Other Food Products

Mas magmamahal pa kaya ang presyo ng baboy?

DA To Mass-Produce New Test Kits For ASF In February

Good news! Rapid test kits for African swine fever will soon be available!

Duterte Wants Kids Aged 10-14 To Stay Inside Homes

Dapat nga bang hindi muna lumabas ng bahay ang mga batang ang edad ay sa pagitan ng 10-14?

LGUs Urged To Step Up Covid-19 Vaccine Info Campaign

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges Local government units (LGUs) to exert more efforts informing the public about the government's Covid-19 vaccination program.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

MRT-3 Now Equipped With Touchless Temperature Scanners

“Automatic” and “touchless” temperature scanners are installed for passengers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) as part of the rail service’s measures against the Covid-19.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Over 421K OFWs Served Via ‘Hatid Tulong’

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) transports stranded OFWs in Metro Manila back to their provinces by the ‘Hatid Tulong’ government program.