UP Screens Imelda Marcos Docu ‘The Kingmaker’ January 29

UP Screens Imelda Marcos Docu ‘The Kingmaker’ January 29


Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

SM – Pasay Tech Voc Scholarship Program Launched

With the launch of the SM - Pasay Tech-Voc Scholarship Program, a full tech-voc scholarship will be awarded to 20 students from financially challenged families.

Due to popular demand for more screenings of the critically acclaimed documentary film “The Kingmaker”, the University of the Philippines Film Center, Dakila and Active Vista will mount an on-campus screening at Cine Adarna on Wednesday, January 29, at 7 p.m. The UP screening coincides with the 50th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm, the 1970 student leaders protest against the government of Ferdinand Marcos that prompted the declaration of Martial Law in 1972.

A gala screening will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Jan. 29 as well.

The documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield centers on former first lady Imelda Marcos, the wife of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos whose regime was stained with atrocities including human rights violations, disappearance of political dissidents, and widespread corruption.

“The Kingmaker” highlights Imelda’s confident rewriting of the Marcos family’s disturbing legacy with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country.

Beginning in 2014, Greenfield conducted interviews and filmed verité footage with Imelda Marcos herself, chronicling her present-day effort to restore the family to power in the Philippines, as well as filmed Bongbong Marcos’ 2016 vice-presidential campaign.

During the same period, Greenfield also talked to victims of the Marcos regime, from former Martial Law detainees to an elder Calauit resident who had been evicted from the island to make way for the Marcos’ private menagerie.

The 100-minute documentary had its world premiere at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, followed by screenings at the 2019 Telluride, Toronto, and London Film Festivals—the first documentary film to be invited to all four of these top festivals. “The Kingmaker” has since garnered a Writers Guild Nomination, three Critics’ Choice Nominations, as well as the Critics’ Choice honor for the “Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary.”

The screening will begin at 7 pm, followed by a panel discussion. Get tickets for Philippine premiere of “The Kingmaker” at http://bit.ly/TicketsKINGMAKER or purchase them directly at the UP Film Center Ticket Booth on the screening date for 200 pesos.

Slapshock Frontman Jamir Garcia Passes Away At 42

Rest in peace, Jamir. Your contributions to the music industry in the Philippines will never be forgotten.

In COVID-Free Town, Learning Goes On Under The Trees, In Open Spaces

The town of Paglat, which hasn’t had a single case of COVID-19 since the pandemic, is among the few places in the Philippines where learners cope with school work through in-person tutorials.

Mt. Province Town Maintains Covid-Free Status

Sadanga in Mt. Province remains COVID-19-free!

Bea Alonzo, Wala Na Sa Star Magic

Namaalam na ang Aktres na si Bea Alonzo sa kanyang talent agency na Star Magic pagkatapos ng 19 na taon.

Face-To-Face Classes Resumption In Med Schools Vital: Galvez

Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. believes that resumption of face-to-face classes should be allowed on a “case-to-case basis."

PRRD Enjoins Pinoys To Draw Inspiration From Bonifacio’s Heroism

“Fueled by Bonifacio’s extraordinary courage and determination, let us surmount the many challenges ahead and secure a much better and brighter future for every Filipino," says President Duterte in commemoration of the 157th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio.

Gatchalian Amends DOE Budget To Cushion Effects Of High Energy Costs

Sen. Win Gatchalian proposed an additional P46 million for next year to fund studies on new technologies that will maximize indigenous resources.

Speed Of The Future: realme X50 Pro 5G To Launch Via Smart Signature Plan On December 03

realme PH launches its very first 5G-ready smartphone in the country!

Bohol Eyes Reopening By 2nd Week Of December

Good news! Bohol is planning to welcome travelers by the second week of December 2020!

Task Force Monitors Areas With Spike In Covid-19 Cases

The National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 is closely monitoring areas that saw a slight increase in COVID-19 cases.