GEORGE VAIL KABRISTANTE

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Few days before the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima, Caveat was privy to a casual tete-a-tete with the chief of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Persida Rueda-Acosta together with some members of the entertainment press headed by the president of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Fernan De Guzman.…

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Like the coming Oscars awards in Hollywood, the local and remaining award-giving bodies for films will go through the tedious process of picking out the best from the cream of the crop for this year’s awards season. There were too many relatively good films churned out in the past year…

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To some award-giving bodies the cut-off for their awarding rites from the harvest of the best among the crop of films shown the past year was the last day of the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). From said filmfest harvest Caveat would consider listing down in the shortlist…

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Caveat remembers having been invited together with fearless film critique Tony Aguilar 10 years ago to O’ Moises—a musical theater staged at the University of the Philippines (UP)—by production manager and in-house set designer and co-founder of Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF) Jeff Ambrosio. The director who also wrote the libretto…

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According to the recent DOH National Registry, hearing impairment is placed at approximately 17-percent or 97,957 per 577,345 population also indicating that unemployment among deaf people is within 95- to 99-percent. Data by the nationwide survey of Better Hearing Philippines established the prevalence of hearing disability and ear disorders at…

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When Mocha Uson came into the political arena by way of blogging about then presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte, most everyone thought she was your usual nuisance troll from her all-girls sing-and-dance group, out to ride on the escalating popularity of the Davao City mayor. She proved otherwise. Mocha was already…

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Controversies left behind by the recently-concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) hopefully will serve as a wake-up call to sustain the interest and vigilance as well of concerned and enlightened cineastes to the next level in coming filmfests. Caveat was witness as co-anchor to a post-mortem analysis of the MMFF…

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Though far more Manila-centrist in its composition, the Writers Bloc, a group of emerging and established playwrights in the country had gamely looked forward to their most recent annual Yuletide party cum reunion as Caveat witnessed it first hand. The designated party place of multi-awarded musical director for TV and…

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Who says Christmas is only for children? The past week frenzied for Caveat as we tried to cope with the social obligations and rituals of the Yuletide Season. We attended several Christmas-related events including reunions, caroling, and even breaking bread with friends with icons and top stakeholders of the movie…

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