I’m writing this while we’re watching Rounin, a fantasy-adventure series shown on weekdays in ABS-CBN.

Rounin is reportedly not doing well in terms of ratings, which is sad, because the show is a good one. It features great special effects and exciting fight scenes.

Its cast includes popular young stars like Shaina Magdayao, Rayver Cruz, and Angelica Panganiban. Lucky Manzano, who plays Juris, is great in his fighting scenes, but he needs more training in drama.

I should log off now. Tonight’s episode ended after the villains brought Creon (Rafael Rosell) back to life.

Borgy Manotoc and Ornusa Cadness for PETA

(Text and photo courtesy of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Manila — Posing in a jungle setting with their naked bodies covered only with painted-on tiger stripes next to the tagline “Even the Wildest Animals Don’t Belong in Zoos,” top Filipino models Ornusa Cadness and Borgy Manotoc appear together in the first of a series of three ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific.

Local postcard advertising company YOCard has printed 10,000 postcards of the ad and is now offering them at various restaurants, bars, bookstores, and cultural areas around the metro free of charge. The couple also stars individually in print ads with the tagline “Keep Wild Animals Free–Boycott the Zoo.” The ads were shot by ace photographer and PETA volunteer Xander Angeles. Indie film luminary Dante Mendoza donated his services to create the amazing set, and Leo Posadas was behind the makeup for the shoot. Continue reading “Borgy Manotoc and Ornusa Cadness for PETA”

The Da Vinci Code

I’m not the type who reads bestsellers. Usually, it takes me years before I read books raved about by everyone. It took me three Harry Potter books to pass before I had an interest to might as well read the first one. Last week, while I was rummaging through some books I bought but haven’t finished, I saw Dan Brown’s celebrated novel The Da Vinci Code and decided what the heck, might as well read the damn thing.

Voila! I got hooked. I was supposed to write something political here but I wasn’t able to jot it down because I was reading, what else?

Thing is I’ve always been a believer of the sacred feminine and the “grand conspiracy” against it. History is made by those in power, as the book suggests. My history professor would even add that history is made by those who have the means to change or twist it. If that’s the case, then it’s really up to us to decode our own truths or leave it to faith.

Name Game

I read somewhere that a villain in Krystala–ABS-CBN’s new fantasy series–is called “Haribon,” which is the name of an environmental organization. Incidentally, the owners of the network is also running an enviromental task force called Bantay-Kalikasan. Hmmmmm… Continue reading “Name Game”

Those Shampoo Beauties

A group of sexy starlets stripped in a pictorial held in front of a Catholic Church in Manila. This attracted the attention of an excited crowd. The police arrived to arrest them. The city council later declared them “persona non grata.” Reports say charges of grave scandal were filed in court against them.

The controversial shampoo beauties–Ivory Ibanez, Jeanette Joaquin, Kat de Santos, Kuhdet Honasan, Mikaela Monteverde, Palmolive Palma, Pantene Palomino, Rejoice Rivera–are now invoking freedom of expression. Continue reading “Those Shampoo Beauties”