GEORGE VAIL KABRISTANTE

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The previous week saw Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), considered as the local equivalent to Hollywood’s Oscars, successfully holding its 35th Luna Awards held at the Plaza of Resorts World Manila. It was refreshing and surprising to note that their choices of winners were as varied as the new…

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To recall, there was a protest on social media and from other sectors of show business questioning the election of Imelda Papin as president of the Actors Guild. This was initiated by stage and character actress Malou Crisologo on the grounds that the iconic songbird is no big movie star.…

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Caveat chanced upon veteran and highly controversial news anchor and broadcaster on radio and TV Erwin Tulfo at his new home PTV (minus the “4” as part of new branding) along Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. His daily teleradyo program on the government station billed “Kilos Pronto” resulted from his tiff…

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In mid-2000, Robin Padilla went location-hunting in the environs of Ozamiz City for a pre-prod of a movie he would headline. Serendipitously, he found something which changed his mind to do a different project intriguing biography of the deceased Victor “Ongkoy” Parojinog, Sr., the patriarch of the well-known Parojinog family,…

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It seems the word controversy has become synonymous with the annual holding of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Ironically, there is no way by which to grab the bull by its horn, so to speak, whenever the debacle rears its ugly head yearly from within and without. Neither a…

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It seems Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) president and executive director Leo Martinez has got now the biggest laugh of his life over the most recent brouhaha in this year’s coming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Some members of the executive committee like Ricky Lee, Ed Lejano, and Roland…

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Speculations went wild when Mocha Uson moved out of her post as member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). Some have alleged that when she sneezed on an issue at her home ground she would turn the table upside down and the whole dispute would be…

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Films reviewed for the 2017 awards ought to cover those exhibited on a commercial from January up to the cut-off date of December 31, 2016 which includes movies shown during the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) even if on extended run past the Christmas season. Except for the newly formed…

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Awards these days in recognition of one’s relevant impact on social services are a dime a dozen making it difficult for one to discriminate the authentic from the dubious that proliferate with impunity in a community that glorifies vapid accomplishments. Just recently, Caveat witnessed an awards rite held in Davao…

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