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I don't have to promise anything [04 Aug 2008|02:01pm]
You will always be loved.
No matter what.

Sometimes I find myself looking for you in the corridors
and then I stop and suddenly realize that, yes, you're gone now.

There is nothing left for me here.
Nothing but memories.
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MAG-CRS KAYO PAG MADALING ARAW. MAS MABILIS. [03 Oct 2007|03:17pm]
Okay. Yun lang.

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Why UP Profs are nothing like the others... [15 Sep 2007|01:58am]
"The aim of policy making is to invoke
action! Because action speaks louder
than words! You do not just say I love
you. You say: If you love me, enter
me! "

-Dr. Alfonso Pacquing

"Class, next week na lang ung result sa
exam nyo. I am having a hard time
checking it. I will seek first the
divine guidance on what to do about it.
Class dont worry about your grade. Let
me worry about it."

-sir de jesus,envi sci 1

(valentines day)

"Ano ba yan? Students ba kayo ng UP?
Bakit ang bababa ng scores niyo?
Siguro wala kayong date ngayong
valentines kaya ganito kayo. Losers!!!
When i was your age i had a date. Hindi
ba naapektuhan ng UP FAIR
euphoria ng grades niyo? Parang di
kayo masaya..."

(sabay matching tapon ng quizzes sa
sahig)

"I won't record this. Go find a date."

(sabay walk out.)

-Sir Doliente,BA.

Ma'am: Many people believe that we,
psychology graduates can read minds...
(silence) Actually, we can.

Class: Weh.. Sample..

Ma'am: Right now, you think that I'm
bluffin

-Ma'am Chei

"I don't give surprise long exams. all
exams are announced. Halimbawa,
Class, mageexam tayo, NGAYON NA!"

-Ma'am Chei (again)

"The human body is 70% water. Kaya wala
kayong kasaysayan lahat. Pag may
kaaway ka, sabihin mo sa kanya, TUBIG
KA
LANG!!!"

-Dr. Recio

"Oo, nagpapaulan ako ng uno... baket?
aanhin ko ba nun? di naman ako
yayaman dun."

-Sir Atoy, histo I

(commenting on a thesis of a senior
student)

'Yang thesis mo? .. Mamamatay ka!!
Mamamatay ka!!'

- Dr. llanes, UPM.

"Nasa bandang gilid ang fallopian tube.
Kaya kung gusto niyong magka-anak
ng asawa niyo, dapat nakatagilid kayo
habang gumagawa."

-Ma'am Meggie, Zoo 10

"Last sem was the first time that I
gave
a grade of 5, and it felt good!!!"

Prof Goldie, Comm II, circa 1998, first
day of class
 
"Don't worry sa exams class. Open notes naman eh."
About to start lecture... "pero bawal magnotes, ok?"
 
Prof Ramos, PI 100

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The BEST ym conversation, EVARRRR. :D [10 Sep 2007|11:44am]
Note: ang ym status ni machokis ay ... compsognathus.

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littleayrie: stegosaurus?
machokis: diplodocus?
littleayrie: t-rex?
machokis: ichtyosaurus?
littleayrie: bronts?
machokis: apato?
littleayrie: abeli?
machokis: archeopteryx?
littleayrie: carcharodonto?
machokis: velociraptor?
littleayrie: parrosaurus?
machokis: parasaurolophus?
littleayrie: nanotyrannus
littleayrie: ??
machokis: mamaenchisaurus?
machokis: - a
littleayrie: futabasaurus?
machokis: DENVER THE LAST DINOSAUR!!!
machokis: haha
machokis: ei aalis na ako
machokis: hehe
littleayrie: barney the pedohile!
littleayrie: sige sige!!!
machokis: wahaha
littleayrie: :))
machokis: ito matindi
machokis: yung kamag anak niya si BJ
machokis: ampangit talaga ng pangalan
machokis: BJ
littleayrie: this is the best ym conversation ever.
machokis: haha
littleayrie: opak.
machokis: pepaste ko nga sa multiply
machokis: hahaha
littleayrie: i thought barney was bad.
littleayrie: ano ppost mo?
littleayrie: mas malala ang BJ pare.
machokis: haha
littleayrie: BJ!
machokis: oo
machokis: haha
littleayrie: at pinapanood ng mga bata!
machokis: panget talaga ng piniling pangalan e
machokis: haha
machokis: anyway
machokis: sige babay!
littleayrie: sige!

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By Sir Luis Teodoro: Barbarians [07 Sep 2007|06:12am]

Barbarians

September 1st, 2007

(Note: This piece was first published a few years ago in the e-zine Archipelago.)

It’s not one of the earth-shaking puzzlers of Philippine life in this century, but a question outsiders looking in still ask whenever someone dies in either a UP fraternity hazing or inter-fraternity war: why should a young man with his entire life before him, especially a scholar, risk serious injury or even death for the supposed privilege of fraternity membership?

UP, for those who don’t know much about the Philippines, is the University of the Philippines. It’s a state university acknowledged to be the best in the country, to which vast numbers of ambitious young men and women apply every year-among whom, however, only a few are eventually admitted.

UP is also home to several Greek-letter societies or fraternities, the concept of which was imported from the United States during UP’s early years. Founded in 1908 by the US colonial government, UP was for decades even after the US relinquished formal sovereignty in 1946 a virtual copy of US universities, with their ring hops, hay rides, and yes, fraternities and sororities.

The fraternity concept, however, underwent a sea change somewhere along the line, primarily in terms of most fraternities’ involvement in campus violence, both in their initiations as well as in the “rumbles” that have become synonymous with fraternities.

So pervasive in fact is the identification of violence with fraternities that to them as role models may be attributed the proliferation of groups that call themselves fraternities but are actually little more than street gangs in the poorer, working-class areas surrounding Manila’s “university belt,” where dozens of fifth-rate colleges and universities are concentrated.

The subliterate members of these gangs, mostly drawn from out-of-school youth but including students from “diploma mill” high schools and colleges, apparently see in the fraternities of their alleged betters in UP only the violence, which they, too, can dish out a-plenty and which therefore makes them the equal of any car-owning, clean-cut UP scholar. Among these “fraternites” are in fact groups that include women as members (!), whose memberships are often premised either on their acceptance of physical violence or sexual abuse-the hirap (beatings) or sarap (sex with the male members of the “fraternity”) choice women are offered in these gangs.

Yet fraternities are not supposed to be about violence and exploitation but service, Greek-letter societies supposedly being special organizations of either the bright or the privileged who are in a position to contribute to the University. Over the years whatever service they have provided has steadily receded into the background, however, fraternities being pictured in the minds of non-fraternity members-or “barbarians” as fratmen disdainfully refer to them-as groups of club-wielding neanderthals ready to beat each other’s brains out. Fratmen are, in the public mind as well as among the vast majority of non-frat members in UP, the real barbarians, or worse.

This image has been nurtured, however, less by the frequency of hazing-related or inter-fraternity rumble deaths than by the often sensational circumstances that accompany such deaths. Those that have occurred over the last few years have invited media attention because they happened in UP, the students of which are perceived as future leaders of government, industry and the professions.

There is also the fact that some of the dead have belonged to the UP elite in terms of scholarship and high grades. Dennis Venturina, a student of public administration who was killed in a fraternity rumble in 1994, was a graduating student who was a candidate for honors. Alexander Miguel Icasiano, the public administration student (again!) killed during a hazing last August 16, was also an exceptional student.

Why such promising young men should in the first place join a fraternity, thereby risking life or at least limb during initiations that they know are violent, as well as in inter-fraternity confrontations, has been attributed to fraternities’ meeting “real needs.” One of these has been identified as the need to belong, which implies the hankering of immature minds for the anonymity and unanimity of the herd, as well as the relief from the burdens of thought an authoritarian organization (fraternities are not democracies) offers. Fraternities in short offer something, though on a lesser scale, a church or a political organization like the Nazis offer, and which the home cannot provide.

They offer more. In feudal Philippines, where beyond what you know is the greater imperative of whom you know in order to succeed, fraternities provide a network of support and patronage from fraternity alumni in strategic positions in government, the professions and industry.

The young men with already promising futures who join fraternities are in short making sure that that future is even more promising, fraternity membership assuring access to “brods” who can open even wider the doors to opportunity that mean wealth and power in Philippine society.

Fraternity alumni do take their loyalty to their fraternities seriously, these loyalties even transcending the imperatives of politics. During the martial-law period, for example, political dissidents, who were UP graduates and who had “brods” in the defense and military establishments, received better treatment than those without. Take note of that newspaper photograph in which two of the Alpha Phi Beta frat leaders suspected of participation in the hazing of Icasiano are shown at the National Bureau of Investigation. They came accompanied by an alumnus “brod,” Sen. Robert Barbers, to better assure themselves of preferential treatment

The decision to join a fraternity, for the promising young man in UP, is in short very likely to be a calculated act of future self-advancement, and not primarily an immature mind’s need to belong and hankering for peer support. If anything this suggests the “maturity” of cynicism-denying ideals, it looks at the real world, with all its demands for connections and patronage, and seeks to adjust to it rather than to change it.

It doesn’t speak well of the kind of students UP is attracting and graduating. It implies that what drives the promising young is not service to society but self-advancement. This is no secret in UP, however, which in a study on its own students conducted a few years ago discovered that its students are generally competent and endowed with leadership qualities. What they don’t have is social awareness, and therefore a social conscience.

That much has been evident to faculty members shocked at the average UP student’s drive, not for knowledge towards service to society and people, but for high grades, period (the better to assure them of a well-paying job after graduation). It’s also a sneaking suspicion among the handful of remaining UP student activists who can’t get a decent crowd to join the latest demonstration against the Visiting Forces Agreement. Get high grades, chill out, stay away from demonstrations, serve yourself and not the people is only too obviously the UP student’s current guide to life and the pursuit of happiness.

That contradicts UP’s once less than respectable image as the haven of radicals and is the result of the “me-first” outlook the authoritarian period (1972-86) in the Philippines encouraged. The fraternities in fact began to decline at the height of the UP student movement in the ’60s, but picked up again in the black ’70s, when their lack of social consciousness was a safe alternative to social awareness and its consequences: prison, death, or what’s even worse to the Filipino middle class, poverty.

The trend continued after 1986 when, helped along by the imbecilic assumption among some academics themselves that with the Marcos regime gone everything was okay, fewer and fewer students regarded social involvement as meaningful.This in a country mired in exquisite poverty, hobbled by an incompetent and uncaring leadership, and steadily being ruined by a ruling class with its suitcases packed and ready to jump into the next flight to the United States once the forests and rivers give out!

Given the social bases of the resurrection of the fraternities in UP, coming soon, we can all be assured, is more of the same. Among UP fraternity circles is in fact the conviction that the current furor created by the death of Alexander Icasiano will die down soon enough, and that, despite the strict rules in fraternity hazing UP has, which mandate expulsion for hazing-related offenses, and the existence of the Anti-Hazing Law which criminalizes hazing, violent initiations will continue.

Though this sounds like arrogance, it isn’t so much arrogance as a form of cynicism based on an accurate understanding of how Philippine society, with its laws that are not observed, and its dependence on patronage, operates. Philippine society, including UP and their elders, have taught these barbarians well.

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(USC Statement) Re: Cris Mendez's Death [02 Sep 2007|11:20am]
HUSTISYA PARA KAY CRIS!

    Ang buong Konseho ng Mag-aaral ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas-Diliman ay nagluluksa sa pagkamatay ng aming kasamahang si Cris Anthony Mendez, Kinatawan ng Pambansang Dalubhasaan ng Pamahalaang Pambayan.
      Ang pagkamatay ng isang mahusay na lider tulad ni Cris ay hindi inaasahan. Lalo pa at isa itong manipestasyon ng walang kabuluhang karahasang patuloy na dumadaloy sa sistema ng Unibersidad.
    Ang pagbuwis ng buhay ng aming kasama ay magsilbi sanang tuldok sa baluktot na patakaran at halang na karahasan sa loob ng Unibersidad.
    Hindi hahayaan ng Konsehong ito na mabalewala ang sakripisyong ginawa ni Cris at manaig ang karahasan sa loob ng Unibersidad. Sisiguraduhin ng Konseho na mananagot ang mga may sala at mabibigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay ng aming kasama. Hindi kailanman matatakpan ng karangyaan, kapangyarihan, o kayamanan ang hustisyang dapat makamit ni Cris at ng kanyang mga mahal sa buhay. Isang hamon ito sa bawat Iskolar ng Bayan na maging susi sa pagkamit ng hustisya.
    Bilang isang Konsehong nagtataguyod ng mga karapatan ng mga mag-aaral, nanawagan kami sa lahat ng mga isko at iska na supilin ang ganitong klase ng karahasan. Nawa'y magsilbing hamon ito sa bawat Iskolar ng Bayan na balikan ang oryentasyon ng pagtatag ng ating mga organisasyon: ang paglilingkod sa kapwa at bayan, hindi karahasan!
      Kasama ng pamilya at kaibigan ni Cris, nananawagan kami ng hustisya at kaparusahan para sa lahat ng may sala.

IKONDENA ang KARAHASAN!
HUSTISYA PARA KAY CRIS!
 
University Student Council
UP Diliman
31 August 2007
 
For any information that could obtain justice for Cris Mendez, please contact Ms. Shahana Abdulwahid, USC Chairperson 0927 568 8418. Lawyers are available to ensure your protection.

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Love [23 Aug 2007|02:57pm]

is wasted on you.

 

If you know what I mean.

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Blah Blah Black Ships, Have You Any Oil? (Nonsense) [12 Aug 2007|10:21am]
I would rather spend on these than spend on food. Like really.

- movies
- coffee
- shoes
- clothes
- bus rides to nowhere
- mrt rides, pabalik-balik lang.
- internet
- alcoholism. kaput.
- taxi rides to eastwood

Basta.

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Bus rides are the worst. Hindi talaga advisable sa akin ang magbus mag-isa. Masakit sa mata, sa ilong, sa puso. Yehesssss, nagpapakaprofound.

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Hindi din ako dapat nakikinig sa mga kanta ng Keane pag nagcocommute.

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Fin.

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... [02 Aug 2007|01:20am]
These past few days haven't been the kindest. I'm scared and I need you to know that nothing's the same.

I hope you're better off than I am.

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1)Ref fixed NBA games. 2)Superstar teams up with star duo: all three of them after the ring. [31 Jul 2007|03:19am]
Who knows about the damned Tim Donaghy scandal? The FBI is now investigating allegations that Donaghy has been betting on games during the 05-06 and 06-07 season. Given that, it can also be assumed that he might have made bets on some games and made calls that favor his bets.

That fucking asshole. Everybody who watches the NBA with the same intensity as I do and is an ultimate Suns cheerleader now has a reason to think that Game 3 could've been a fixed game. I'll be damned. :O

Info? Check out this article:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/070722

I am so mad right now. And disappointed.

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Just when I thought Garnett wouldn't run after the trophy anymore and would just stay being the hero that he is in Minesotta, he gets traded and sent to the Celtics. Guess he couldn't be martyr forever.

Sure, the Pierce-Allen-Garnett combo sounds amazing but I would rather have a Nash-Garnett combo in the Suns. That brings Garnett closer to the trophy, and gives the Suns an opportunity for sweet revenge against the oh-so-boring Spurs. Besides, I doubt that the Celtics have enough balance in their accounts to pay for a trio of such talent, especially pay for Garnett's salary. Garnett was the 06-07 season's highest paid player, and that's because he is one of the best players, if not THE best player, in the league today.

Read: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-garnett073007&prov=yhoo&type=lgns&expire=1

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Nash is ♥. Fuck Donaghy. Who knows what other crucial games he messed with. All the best for Garnett. He deserves a championship, and I don't want him to go Barkley or Malone because he's a real great guy and he doesn't have Barkley's arrogance and Malone's insecurity.

I wish it's November already. I miss the NBA.

 

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Cheche Lazaro's Gawad Plaridel Acceptance Speech [20 Jul 2007|03:19am]

Speech delivered to members of the UP academic community on
July 4, 2007 at the UP Cine Adarna

In behalf of my family, The Probe Team, my colleagues and peers in UP and in the industry who have all contributed at different stages in my career to get me on this stage today, I thank you for this distinct honor and recognition as the fourth Gawad Plaridel Awardee. It is like a homecoming for me because this is where I started my journey in broadcasting.

It’s been twenty years since we first thought up the idea of putting together an investigative newsmagazine for TV. In those 20 years, the ride has at different times been uncertain, exhilarating, many times bumpy, but always challenging.

Our very first challenge in 1987 was how to get on the air. We had an idea and the determination to make it succeed. But it seemed like we were the only ones that thought we could make it work. What we wanted to do was unfamiliar territory and we were met with a lot of skepticism about whether there was an audience for an investigative TV newsmagazine as well as a potential to attract advertisers to pay for a show that dealt with issues. We were like a bunch of amateurs trying get into the big league. We set up shop in my eight-year old son’s bedroom, transcribed interviews by long hand, and doubled up as PA’s, interviewers, editors and directors—all four of us for our weekly show. Twenty years later, we are more efficient but what has not changed is, the fire in our collective bellies is still there. Now, the challenge is how to stay on air in the face of all the changes that have been happening locally and globally.

This afternoon, I would like to direct my attention to three points: the changing media landscape, the challenges facing us as practitioners and educators, and the best practices that we want to infuse into our fast evolving industry.

When we first started out in 1987, our main focus was getting a show together for mainstream TV, appealing to an audience whose main media source came from only three streams–print, radio and TV. Of the three, TV was the baby having been brought to the Philippines in 1953, a young medium at 34 years old.

In a way, I grew up with TV in the same way that many of you here today have grown up with the computer. It was the “new” toy in the store and the fascination with the new thing was evident. I remember being fascinated by it. Our family had a small, black-and-white TV set and programming was limited to re-reruns of “I Love Lucy,” “Lassie,” and “Gunsmoke,” canned programs that were imported from the US. For the newscast we had Bob Stewart, the original owner of today’s Channel 7, reading news items off a newspaper as he sat behind a desk being shot by a single camera.

But I was not alone in being fascinated by the medium. Many years later in the ‘70’s, I remember my two-year old daughter Lisa who had a daily diet of “Sesame Street” in living color, standing up from her baby chair where I sat her every morning, and walking up to the TV set, touching the screen and then going behind the set to see if she could talk to Mr. Snuffleupagus inside the TV set. She too was fascinated by this small box with people moving inside it. It is a constant reminder to me of what media guru and high priest of pop culture Marshall McLuhan said about the “medium being the message.”

As I grew up, TV became more and more the medium to watch. Black and white turned full color; local programs came on the air. In 1962, Boots Anson-Roa hosted a teenybopper dance show called “Dance-O-Rama.” Archie Lacson taught everyone to dance the cha-cha on “Dancetime With Chito” and even “Gunsmoke” turned full color.

Back to 1987. At that time, the country was enjoying its newfound press freedom after the Marcoses’ fled. The programming diet focused on what I call the musical-variety “tangga” shows–mainly song and dance numbers. A smattering of talk shows suddenly found themselves free to talk about what they had tried to discuss with great caution during the Marcos dictatorship.

By this time, news had transformed from reading items from a newspaper to a formal newscast–but not in the way we know it today. For many years before 1972, the newscast was more of a gap-filler coming in only when time allowed or when all the choice programs had already run their length. It was in 1972 during martial law when the KBP under Ka Daroy Valencia laid down a rule that all newscasts on all channels had to come on at 7 p.m. to allow advertising revenue to go to news since otherwise, no one would put their money on a newscast. If there is one thing that broadcast practitioners should probably be grateful for, it is this rule that finally put news on the regular TV programming schedule.

When news became “compulsory,” it suddenly became a glamorous job. No longer relegated to the irregularly scheduled show, newscasters assumed a high profile; news anchors became the prime movers of news on camera. They were the only ones seen and heard on the air. There was no such animal as reporters then. The “reporter” was a gatherer of news, going out to get the facts but not reporting it. The first batch of field reporters came from radio. If at all, they were only seen in video cutaways just to establish that the station had sent out a person to cover an event. One of the first reporters on record is Orly Mercado who was then a radioman of the popular Radyo Patrol and Tony Lozano who continues to pound the beat to this day.

It was only in the early 80’s when reporters began to resemble what we now see on our screens. They were given stories to cover and went on camera owning the stories themselves. This was a welcome change. Reporters were empowered to go after the story as they saw fit.

As the viewer’s fascination for TV grew, so did its popularity. Today, surveys tell us that TV is now the main source of information with radio and print trailing behind. It has also become the most credible. The findings are interesting in the face of criticisms that TV has become sensational, arrogant and biased. To be sure, the medium is faced with many challenges because of its changing landscape and the keen competition that keeps the gatekeepers on their toes to stay alive.

The obsession with ratings was not a major influence at the time we came on TV. Today, however, in some cases, it has become the end all and be all. When competition was narrowed down to two stations, it took on more prominence and performance trackers have since kept an eagle eye on the numbers. Ratings are a good indicator of who’s watching you and the profile of those viewers. As producers, the goal is to be watched by as many viewers as possible and ratings help you determine the direction you are taking. However, I posit that there is a downside to the obsession with ratings. If you get caught in the vortex of a ratings tornado you end up producing programs and adding elements just to rate, sometimes leaving many good stories by the wayside.

They say that competition keeps us alert and on our toes. While that is certainly a good way to keep our adrenalin pumping, it also pressures us do things that under normal circumstances, we would find in poor taste. There has to be a consciousness about the effect of what we do on our audience. It is the other half of the race to be first. It is our obligation to be responsible.

More than any other time in our TV history, we now think in terms of exclusives. Our newscasts are punctuated by “exclusives.” Perhaps it is time to review what the intrinsic value of an exclusive is and more importantly, how our choices of exclusives affects the audiences we reach. One vivid example is an “exclusive” about two women involved in a hair-pulling incident. It may be worthwhile to ask ourselves what value this has as a news story aside from the riveting human drama of two women tearing at each other’s hair. Or one story of recent memory is the continuing saga of the Ruffa-Yilmaz break-up, which stayed with the major newscasts on a daily, telenovela basis. What is the take-out of viewers? Are we doing this just to attract our audience, or keep up with competition? Is there a lesson to be learned? Today, showbiz news is a part of every newscast. Admittedly, the bottomline is enhanced by showbiz news. While showbiz news is strong in form, it has to be given context and careful, responsible thought.

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Bomb Threat: Implications and Allusions [19 Jul 2007|10:27am]
May bomb threat kanina sa UP. Actually, sa Computer Center. Student Assistant ako dun, sa mga hindi nakakaalam.

Malapit na mag-ala-una nun. Pumasok si Gerry sa 304 (room namin) habang nagcoconfigure ako ng dalawang laptop. Ganito yung usapan.

Gerry: Uy, may bomb threat sa baba. Tumawag sa phone ni Kuya Roger (ang aking favorite guard).
Ayrie: O? (Nagtatayp sa laptop) Ganun ba? Gerry, bakit hindi pa rin maka-connect sa wifi 'tong isa e naconfigure ko na 'yung isa pang laptop at nakakaconnect naman sa access point natin?
Gerry: Ewan ko. Pa-try nga.

Ayan. Ganyan kami ka-dismissive. Mga 3 minutes later pumasok si Sir Tiglao (Big Boss) sa 304 at sinabihan kami na lumabas kasi nga raw may bomb scare.

Bumaba kami ni Gerry at nung dalawang nagpapaconfigure ng laptop. Paglabas namin may pulis na. Sobrang seryoso nila nung una, tapos hindi pa nila kami pinapapabalik sa center. Dun lang daw kami sa labas.

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Naramdaman ko na takot din pala ako. Sabi ko nga kay Ge, "alam mo yung feeling na alam mong irrational 'yung fear mo pero takot ka kasi posibleng totoo?"

Nung una, joke joke lang. Passive ko nga e, inuna ko pa 'yung magconfigure ng laptop kaysa pag-usapan 'yung bomb threat. Pero nung nasa labas na kami parang shet, paano kung may sumabog nga? Paano kung may pumasok talaga sa CR namin tapos nag-iwan ng bomba tapos naka-time na siyang sumabog in 5 minutes. E di boom, bomba talaga. Sabog-sabog kami lahat sa loob. Patay.

Maraming bagay sa buhay ang parang ganun, naisip ko. (Pag nagcocommute talaga ako tapos sa bus ako nakasakay kung anu-ano naiisip ko. Iyak-iyak pa ako minsan, tapos ngingiti, tapos matatawa. E di ba level lang halos yung mga bintana ng bus? Mamaya pinapanood na pala ako nung mga pasahero sa kabilang bus habang nakahinto kami sa may Cubao. Mapagkamalan pa akong baliw). 'Yung tipo ng bagay na assured ka, na alam mong hindi mawawala, na alam mong nandiyan lang. Pero pag sinabi sa iyo, uhm.. Kunwari lang 'to a. Kunwari, mag-boypren kayo. Masaya ka, mukhang masaya naman siya. Feeling niyo pareho destined kayo para sa isa't isa, feeling niyo oks talaga kayo magkasama.

Tapos biglang tatanungin ka ng love-of-your-life-at-that-present-moment mo, "Are you happy?" tapos passive ka, iniisip mo okay lang yan, okay lang yan. Pero sa loob-loob mo, shet, magbbreak ba kami ngayong gabi? E kakadinner lang namin together sa Katipunan a, tapos kakanood lang namin ng sine. Tapos magpapark siya sa kung saang parking lot, tapos hihirit ng "I'm sorry but I don't think things are working out."

Boom. Bomba. Sabog-sabog ang loob mo. Patay.

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After a while, wala pa rin ang SWAT na dapat dadating. Mga isang oras din bago nakarating yung SWAT people. Naisip namin baka inuna pa nila 'yung threats sa UP Prep, o kaya 'yung sa Sanggumay. Tatlo raw kasi kaming na-bomb threat kanina.

Tapos, e di matagal nga. Tawa-tawa pa kami, sabi namin wala namang bomba e. Nagkukwentuhan pa kami nina Ate Ma'am Shayne (bossing) na gusto na naming bumalik sa opis naming aircon at may free internet. Sabi nga namin ni Gerry, "minsan na nga lang kami makapagtrabaho kasi andami naming ginagawa sa maskom, nabulilyaso pa."

Ayun, tinext din pala ni Gerry si Marc, ang isa pang Student Assistant na nagpagupit ng buhok kamakailan lang. Akala ni Marc nagjjoke kami.

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So ano nang gagawin mo pag nasabugan ka?

E di wala. Wala ka na rin namang magagawa e.

E paano kung hanggang bomb threat lang pala yung sa iyo. Paano kung pwede pa? Paano kung pagkatapos ng ilang oras, naisip mong "safe" naman pala? Babalik ka ba sa loob ng building?

Ako hindi. Takot ako e. Ayoko magtapang-tapangan tapos mali naman pala ako, sa akin pa 'yung sisi.

Sabi sa amin kanina nina Mang Boy, papasok lang daw kami ulit pag sinabi na nung mga egzperts na pwede na. Kahit lahat kami na nagtatrabaho sa CC e gustuhing bumalik sa comforts of the airconditioned offices hindi pwede, kasi wala naman kaming alam sa mga ganun-ganun, yung mga planted bombs tapos colored wires cut here cut there, ganyan.

Balik tayo sa hypothetical. Kunwari nga ayun, mag-boypren kayo na mag-ex na, tapos nafeel mo na pwede pa at kung babalik ka mag-aagree naman siya. E feeling mo lang naman yun. Kahit na mag-agree pa ang lahat ng kaibigan, kapamilya, kapuso at kapartido mo na maging kayo ulit, sa tingin ko hindi talaga pwede kasi 'yung ex ang "sorta" egzpert sa sitwasyon kasi siya 'yung may alam kung bakit siya nakipagbreak, tumiwalag, nang-iwan ganun. Mamaya pag naulit uli, kasalanan mo pa.

Layo ka na lang. Tawa-tawa ka na lang sa isang tabi kasama 'yung mga ka-opisina mong gusto na rin ng aircon kahit na may bomb threat sa building. Layo ka na lang kasi hindi ka egzpert. Ano bang alam mo?

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Natapos naman nang maluwalhati ang araw ko. Hindi na ako nakabalik sa center kanina kasi may klase ako hanggang alas-kuwatro tapos may meeting ako sa maskom. Tapos pinuntahan ko si Papa para humingi ng pera. Bankrupt na ako e.

Nahanap ko nga rin pala 'yung Louis Vuitton kong purse na nawala ko two weeks ago na akala ko hindi ko na makikita ever again. May pera 'yun saka andun din 'yung Form5 ko. Napulot ni Kuya Joey (janitor namin sa CC) sa may National Engineering Center o sa may Computer Center New Building, hindi ko sure kung saan talaga. Nahulog ko 'ata. Nakita ko kasing hawak ni Kuya kanina habang nakatambay kami sa labas ng CC at naghihintay sa SWAT. Buti na lang andun din sa purse 'yung susi sa laptop lock ko na may exact copy sa loob ng bag ko. AT! Buti na lang siya ang nakapulot.

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Sa huli't huli, may mga bagay na susurpresa sa atin na ikakatuwa natin. 'Yung mga tipong out-of-the-blue surprises na wala namang kinalaman sa nangyari sa buong araw natin. 'Yung tipong swerte lang talaga tapos hindi mo talaga ineexpect na sa sobrang imposible hindi mo na inisip at inasahan.

Malaki ang posibilidad na ang surpresang 'yun ay manggagaling sa taong malapit lang sa iyo, 'yung tipong ningingitian mo araw-araw tapos hi hello ganun. Malamang kakilala mo pa. Kung sumabog ka man parang legong winasak at pinulot mo na lahat ng parts mo at isa na lang ang nawawala na okay lang kasi nagffunction ka naman pero either way alam mong kulang ka, malay mo may isang makapulot nung part na 'yun at maibabalik din sa iyo 'yun kahit hindi mo na inaasahang mababalik pa 'yun.

Kahit na bomb threat pa ang dapat naging higlight ng araw mo, hindi hahayaan ni Paji na hanggang bomb threat lang ang excitement at fear at learning. Hindi Niya hahayaang umikot ang mundo mo sa isang destructive na bagay tulad ng bomba o breakup. Sumabog man 'yan o hindi, aminin mong natakot ka. Aminin mong in one way or another, naapektuhan ka.

Pero sa huli't huli, sisiguraduhin Niyang masaya ka.

Even if it takes a miracle to take your mind off that fear, He'll give it to you. Ganun katindi si Paji. Ganun katindi ang tunay na unconditional love.

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Haha. Bus rides are the best. :)

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To send or not to send? Ann says "?!?" :D [18 Jul 2007|12:41am]

I've been having the strangest feeling of wanting to walk and sit on street humps and have a conversation with you again. It's been a long time, and we haven't been the best example of friendship this past "long time." To try and find reason for it is, as you once enlightened me, futile. Either that or "ignorance is bliss."

I miss you less everyday, but I miss you nonetheless.

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My Apologies. [14 Jul 2007|09:48am]

I've noticed that I can only say "I love you" to three people other than the lovely man, woman, and boy in my family.

Gibi, Life Partner and Twin.

Of course with Q, it's a different story. We don't say it completely.

Point being, nothing. I just noticed how uncomfortable saying ILY to other people has become.

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Dear Paji,

Thank You for putting up with me. Now I know why so many people love You. It's a wonder why so many still find it hard to believe.

Thank You for Your Grace.

Love, Me.

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I apologize,

for not being there when you need me. I needed to get away from you.

for not trusting you enough. You hurt me and I must say I can't trust you the way I once did.

for being a hypocrite by talking bad about you behind your back. I don't usually do this to people but you are just so irritating.

for being a no-show since I can't remember when. However, you wasted my time (3 hours of it, in fact) by making me wait for nothing.

for not being able to meet your expectations, and not being that person you thought I was. I am very sorry to disappoint, but I am never sorry for being the person that I am.

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:) I am good.

 

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I feel like a song, and it's Enrique Iglesia's Do You Know? [Ping Pong Song] :D [09 Jul 2007|12:49pm]

I know it's absolutely uncalled for but...

Nevermind. You'd never understand. You've stopped trying more than a year ago.

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow. [09 Jul 2007|12:34am]
Kahit ano namang gawin ko, sisikat at sisikat yun.

Isa lang ang klase ko bukas. So, anong mangyayari sa akin nun?
Hindi pwedeng mag-hang lang ako sa MassComm at umasang magrereboot din ako someday.
Hindi pwedeng hintayin ko na lang na mag-5 million cycles yung code sa utak ko na nagsasabi sa akin kung ano ba ang mga bagay na hindi ko dapat alalahanin.

Hindi pwedeng habangbuhay na lang akong mag-aadhere sa Cognitive Dissonance Theory ni Festinger. Panahon na rin naman para pag-aralan ko kung paano ang Cognitive Flexibility Theory ni R. Spiro, kahit na mukhang mas madali ata sumabay na lang sa Dissonance Theory. 

Dahil ang totoo, iba pa rin ang Greatest Happiness Principle ni Mills at Bentham.

(Kaso hindi ko rin pwedeng i-disregard ang Mathematical Learning Theory, na kung saan isa sa mga principles nito ay "Optimal learning performance can be achieved by giving each individual sufficent time to learn." Ang dami ko naman atang oras na kailangan, no. Sufficient is relative. Yehey.)

So ano ngang mangyayari sa akin bukas?
* PubRel Class under Ma'am Jazmines. Masaya 'to.
* Bring comatosed laptop, which I lovingly named Rikki, to PC Live in Megamall (or Accent Micro in ParkSquare1) because a guy named Rupert (sa dami naman ng pwedeng pangalan, bakit RUPERT pa talaga. Alaalaaaaaaaa!) said so. Sana maging masaya 'to, dahil hindi ko ata kayang mabuhay ng isa pang linggo without my laptop.
* Fellowship with Stillwaters. Dalawang linggo na akong hindi nakakapunta. :(
* Maybe bond with Goya, Ecky, or Dwight. I need to talk to someone who would never tolerate my relationship with bottles and CH3CH2OH.
* Walk around UP. Or jog. Basta fool myself into being in motion -- and constant motion at that. And that I'm moving forward. Dahil ang hirap naman ata magjog nang patalikod di ba?
* I'd love to go far far away and hang out till the wee hours of the night but I doubt that I'd find someone to have coffee with at Starbucks.

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The sun'll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There'll be sun!

Just thinkin' about tomorrow,
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
'Til there's none!

When I'm stuck a day that's gray and lonely,
I just stick out my chin and grin, and say,

The sun'll come out tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You're always a day away!

Dahil may susunod pa namang araw pagkatapos ng bukas,
Tapusin na lang agad!

SINO SIKAT? ALBUM LAUNCH AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE
JULY 13, 7PM ONWARDS.
YEBA. :D

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Better Things [05 Jul 2007|06:16am]
Q: What's better than being in a boy-girl friendship and knowing that you could be together, as a couple? You know, the more-than-friends kind of thing?

A: It's knowing you could never be. That you're really just friends.

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Haha. Salamat ha. :) Astig ka talaga kasama. Kaso paminsan-minsan lang dapat, para just friends lang tayo. :))

Tama.

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Of Sheng, Alex, my Dad, and Crying. (among other things) [04 Jul 2007|12:51am]
Yesterday, I finally decided to push through with my trip to Daniw for the UNIV08 article interview. After three lucky chance meetings, I finally met Mimi -- the girl who could help me the most with my assignment, according to Milgrace (who, by the way, is another Daniw mainstay).

After almost an hour of being in Daniw, I felt like giving it another shot. Especially UNIV. Now that I'm in Journ, I feel like I could actually DO it. Wala lang. The theme for this year's UNIV sounds interesting, although the official translation from the Spanish is yet to be finalized. It's either I'm really interested, or it's my weakness against pseudopeerpressure again.


Next stop was National Bookstore. I lost my .01 techpen and I've been settling with my pink Staedler pen which is in no way good for my notebook. I got my techpen in less than a minute, and then remembered to get a bright red ballpen. After trying out around seven brands of red pens, I finally found one bright enough for my taste. Since I had nothing urgent to do, I decided to look around the Filipiniana section because it's been too long since I got my last dose of Filipiniana literature.


Then, I found this on the shelf:

It's Heartbreak, by Cozy Reads Publishing. The subtitle kicks it -- "Stories that will stay with you longer than your ex did." I suddenly remembered that this one brilliant brilliant girl I know from UP has a story in this book so I found her name on the table of contents, flipped to the page it indicated, and started reading.

Needless to say, I liked it. It is inevitable, too, that I remember certain things because of the story (no, it has nothing to do with THE ex). The world would've been nicer if it hadn't conspired with the sound system to play Way Back Into Love. Yep. It's the world's fault. Couldn't possibly blame me for it (or anything else, while we're at it).

Funny, I know. I would've read another story but I was crying already so I decided that it was best to leave.

I headed straight to Starbucks for my usual caramel cream frappe, and somehow the barista (I didn't even read her name tag, which means I was really out of orbit), convinced me to upgrade my tall frappe to grande, and buy a toffee butterscotch. Bye bye 200 pesos.

I attempted to write about what happened in the bookstore but found it difficult. Out of the blue I thought of texting Alex. So, I did. He couldn't possibly be in Katipunan still, since it was about 5pm already.

"San ka?" I asked. In less than a minute his reply came. "Sa Ministop. Kaw?"

I told him I was at Starbucks, nursing a frappe. I asked if I could meet him, since I was on my way to Gateway anyway (wow rhyme) because it's my mom's birthday (another rhyme! more on this later). He said yes, and so I was off to Ministop.

When I got there, he asked if I ate already. Then I remembered I haven't had a decent meal since the lunch I had a day before yesterday. I answered a quick no, and then he suggested that we eat when we get to Gateway. I agreed.


Eating. Mostly talking. I never really told him about what happened in National. In fact, I never really tell much to anyone now except to Quine and Kat. What I've written about crying in a bookstore here is all that he knows.

Then it was 7pm and Alex went home and I went window shopping. By 8pm I was ready to go to my dad's office since we'll be going home together by 10pm.

As usual, I took the MRT to Boni.


The girl beside me on the train had a Goldilocks cake box that could fit a round yellow cake roughly twelve inches in diameter.

Ah, the bittersweet month of July. I guess the seventh month would never ever be the same old family and friends jubilee month that it once was for me.

And now, on with the long blog entry.

As soon as I got to my dad's spot in the office, the first thing I saw was the cake box. I never got to see what cake was inside though, but it was one of those yellow Goldilocks premium boxes so maybe it was a black forest, which is the family favorite (I love the Red Ribbon Marjolaine more though). My dad then informed me that we have to pass by the Greenwich branch at SLEX to get a mozarella garlic pizza (YUM!) but as soon as we got there, it was closed already. Time check: 10:30pm. My father then said (more to himself than to me, I reckon) that there's Greenwich branch about 20minutes from our place. I asked him about our options if ever it's closed too. "Dexter's," he replied. But that pizza place was out of our way, and this I thought to myself.

We got to Greenwich at around 10:40, only to find that it was closed too. We drove to Dexter's and got there in a good five minutes, but it was (guess what) closed. Pa then remembered that there was a Pizza Hut branch at the street next to the Greenwich branch from which we just came from and so we drove back, only to find that it closed about an hour ago. I saw that Shakey's seemed open so I pointed my dad to Shakey's. When we got there, the sign said


O P E N.
Oh me, finally!


(Sorry I just had to take a picture of the sign. :D)

We got in, ordered the pizza, and two minutes later, a server turned the sign over and so it then said



C L O S E D.

Had we arrived two minutes later, we would've ended up finding another closed pizza parlor.

Lucky.

But lucky is not my point here. It's love. I cried a bit (a bit, because I couldn't afford to let my dad see me cry. I'm proud that way) while I was on the passenger seat during that wild pizza hunt. Imagine your dad looking for an open pizza parlor at 11pm because it's your mom's birthday and your mom absolutely loves pizza (and yes, so does the rest of the family) -- that, and he already has a cake sitting safely on your lap.

It seems like a small thing to cry about, but I was overwhelmed by the whole pizza situation. I suddenly thought that I'd be so darn lucky to find somebody who's like my dad.

Someone who'd pass by every pizza place he knows, kahit na out of the way pa yun, kahit na closing time na, just so he could bring home a pizza for my birthday because he knows how much I'd appreciate the gesture. And a cake, too.

If I were to see more of these things everyday and in other people -- how much my dad loves my mom kahit na ang hilig nila mag-asaran na parang mga bata, the look of pleasant surprise on my mom's face when I walked into the house before my dad kasi ang alam niya sa Thursday pa ako dapat uuwi pero umuwi ako kasi birthday niya, and a friend who'd open up to me kahit na ang labo ko kausap at napaka-cynical kong kausap at pasaway ako sa MRT...

Then maybe, just maybe, I'd probably be more hopeful as I go along.



 

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Gusto kong mag-Cinemalaya. Kaso gusto ko rin ng kasama. Pfft. [25 Jun 2007|12:30am]
I've watched some of the movies that are to be shown here (in red) but whatever. I love movies. :)

So I wanna go to this year's Cinemalaya! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Especially because of this (frustration of the past haha):

PISAY by Auraeus Solito (the guy who came up with Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros)
21 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
22 Jul/Sun 09:00 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
24 Jul/Tue 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
25 Jul/Wed 09:00 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
26 Jul/Thu 06:15 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
27 Jul/Fri 10:00 AM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
28 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino


And these, of course:

Cinemalaya 2007
Philippine Independent Film Festival
20 to 29 July 2007
Cultural Center of the Philippines

COMPETITION SCREENINGS

The Cinemalaya 2007 Full-Lengths

ENDO by Jade Castro
21 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
22 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
24 Jul/Tue 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
25 Jul/Wed 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 12:45 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
27 Jul/Fri 12:45 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
28 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

GULONG by Sockie Fernandez
21 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
22 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
24 Jul/Tue 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
25 Jul/Wed 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 10:00 AM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
27 Jul/Fri 03:30 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
28 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

KADIN by Adolf Alix Jr.
21 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
22 Jul/Sun 10:00 AM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
24 Jul/Tue 06:15 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
25 Jul/Wed 10:00 AM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 03:30 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
27 Jul/Fri 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
28 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

LIGAW LIHAM by Jay Abello
21 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
22 Jul/Sun 06:15 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
24 Jul/Tue 10:00 AM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
25 Jul/Wed 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
26 Jul/Thu 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
27 Jul/Fri 10:00 AM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
28 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

SINUNGALING NA BUWAN by Eduardo Lejano Jr.
21 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
22 Jul/Sun 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
24 Jul/Tue 12:45 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
25 Jul/Wed 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
26 Jul/Thu 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
27 Jul/Fri 12:45 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
28 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

STILL LIFE by Katski Flores
21 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
22 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
24 Jul/Tue 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
25 Jul/Wed 09:00 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
26 Jul/Thu 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
27 Jul/Fri 06:15 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
28 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

TRIBU by Jim Libiran
21 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
22 Jul/Sun 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
24 Jul/Tue 09:00 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
25 Jul/Wed 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
27 Jul/Fri 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
28 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

TUKSO by Dennis Marasigan
21 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
22 Jul/Sun 09:00 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
24 Jul/Tue 03:30 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 12:45 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
27 Jul/Fri 06:15 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
28 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
29 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

The Cinemalaya 2007 Shorts

Shorts Programme A:

DOBLE VISTA (Nisha Alicer, Nix Lañas, Caren Crisologo), MISTERYO SA HAPIS (Mark DelaCruz), NINEBALL (Enrico Aragon), ROLYO (Alvin B. Yapan), TAGAPAGLIGTAS (Ma. Solita F. Garcia)
21 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
22 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
24 Jul/Tue 09:00 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
25 Jul/Wed 12:45 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
27 Jul/Fri 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
27 Jul/Fri 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
28 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

Shorts Programme B:

DUROG (Tara Illenberger), GABON (Emmanuel DelaCruz), LIWANAG SA DILIM (Lawrence Fajardo), MAIKLING KWENTO (Hubert Tibi), TONI (Vic Acedillo Jr.)
21 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
21 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
22 Jul/Sun 09:00 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 10:00 AM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
26 Jul/Thu 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
28 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 1 - CCP Main Theatre / Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
29 Jul/Sun 10:00 AM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

Cinemalaya 2007
Philippine Independent Film Festival
20 to 29 July 2007
Cultural Center of the Philippines
EXHIBITION SCREENINGS

The Cinemalaya 2007 World Premieres

BARAKO by Manolito Sulit
Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde 09:00 PM 24 Jul/Tue

CURE FOR BOREDOM by Ato Bautista
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 06:15 PM 25 Jul/Wed

HANGGANG DITO NA LAMANG AT MARAMING SALAMAT
by Lino Tañada
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 06:15 PM 22 Jul/Sun

HAW-ANG by Bong Ramos
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 06:15 PM 26 Jul/Thu

HILO by JP Carpio
Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde 09:00 PM 25 Jul/Wed

KISS MEEH, MANANANGGAL ME! By Cris Pablo
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 09:00 PM 26 Jul/Thu

SAPI by Arnold Argaño
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 09:00 PM 27 Jul/Fri

SIGNOS by Aloy Adlawan
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 06:15 PM 24 Jul/Tue

WEN TIMAWA MEETS DELGADO by Rey Gilbraltar
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 06:15 PM 21 Jul/Sat

TBC: BALIKBAYAN BOX by Mes Guzman
Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino 06:15 PM 28 Jul/Sat

The Cinemalaya 2005 Films

ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS
by Auraeus Solito & Michiko Yamamoto
21 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
26 Jul/Thu 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

BARYOKE by Ron Bryant
23 Jul/Mon 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
28 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

BIG TIME by Mario Cornejo & Monster Jimenez
21 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
25 Jul/Wed 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

ICU BED #7 by Rica Arevalo
21 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
26 Jul/Thu 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

ISNATS by Mike Dagnalan & Jun Aves
24 Jul/Tue 12:45 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
28 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

LASPONGGOLS by Sigfried Barros Sanchez
24 Jul/Tue 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
28 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

PEPOT ARTISTA by Clodualdo del Mundo Jr.
21 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
26 Jul/Thu 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

ROOM BOY by Alfred Aloysius Adlawan
24 Jul/Tue 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
27 Jul/Fri 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

SARONG BANGGI by Emman dela Cruz
24 Jul/Tue 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
28 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

The Cinemalaya 2006 Films

ANG HULING ARAW NG LINGGO by Nick Olanka
25 Jul/Wed 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
29 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

BATAD: SA PAANG PALAY by Benji Garcia
22 Jul/Sun 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
27 Jul/Fri 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

DONSOL by Adolfo B. Alix Jr.
25 Jul/Wed 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
29 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

IN DA RED KORNER by Dado Lumibao
25 Jul/Wed 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
28 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

MUDRAKS by Arah Jell Badayos & Margaret Guzman
25 Jul/Wed 12:45 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
29 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

ROTONDA by Ron Bryant
22 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
27 Jul/Fri 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

SAAN NAGTATAGO SI HAPPINESS
by Florida Bautista & Real Florido
24 Jul/Tue 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
29 Jul/Sun 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

TULAD NG DATI by Michael Sandejas
22 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
26 Jul/Thu 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

The Cinemalaya 2005 & 2006 Shorts

Cinemalaya 2005 Shorts: ALIMUOM (Rommel “Milo” Tolentino), BABAE (Sigrid Bernardo), BLOODBANK (Pam Miras), KULTADO (Lawrence Fajardo), MANSYON (Joel Ruiz), PANAGINIPAN (Anna Isabelle Matutina)
21 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
26 Jul/Thu 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

Cinemalaya 2006 Shorts A: 10:25 NG GABI (Reggie Gulle), GEE-GEE AT WATERINA (J. Dennis C. Teodosio), KWARTO (Jose Maria Emmanuel C. Taylo), LABADA (Raz DelaTorre), NO PASSPORT NEEDED (Pepe Diokno)
22 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
27 Jul/Fri 12:45 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

Cinemalaya 2006 Shorts B: ORASYON (Rommel “Milo” Tolentino), PARANG PELIKULA (Hubert Tibi), PUTOT (Jeck Cogama), PUWANG (Anna Isabelle Matutina), SA SILAW (Reinzi L. Balao)
22 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
27 Jul/Fri 10:00 AM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

Cinemalaya 2007
Philippine Independent Film Festival
20 to 29 July 2007
Cultural Center of the Philippines
MORE EXHIBITION SCREENINGS

ANAK NG TINAPA by Jon Red
21 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

ANG ANAK NI BROCKA by Sigfried Barros Sanchez
26 Jul/Thu 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

ANG DAAN PATUNGONG KALIMUGTONG by Mes Guzman
21 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
27 Jul/Fri 09:00 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

ANG HULING BALYAN NG BUHI by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
27 Jul/Fri 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
28 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

ASTIG by Jon Red
23 Jul/Mon 09:00 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

BALAY DAKU by JP Carpio
22 Jul/Sun 09:00 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

BALIW by Redd Ochoa
23 Jul/Mon 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
27 Jul/Fri 09:00 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

BLACKOUT by Ato Bautista
22 Jul/Sun 06:15 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
28 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

CARE HOME by Suzett Ranillo
22 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
24 Jul/Tue 09:00 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

CAVITE by Neil Dela Llana & Ian Gamazon
24 Jul/Tue 06:15 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

COMPOUND by Will Fredo
21 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
26 Jul/Thu 09:00 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

DILIM by Topel Lee
21 Jul/Sat 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

DILIMAN by Mes Guzman
25 Jul/Wed 06:15 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

FACES OF LOVE by Eddie Romero
26 Jul/Thu 12:45 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
27 Jul/Fri 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

HEREMIAS (Unang Aklat: Ang Alamat Ng Princesang Bayawak)
by Lav Diaz ( 9AM to 6PM 9 hours - counts as one programme)
29 Jul/Sun 9:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

ILUSYON by Paolo Villaluna & Ellen Ramos
26 Jul/Thu 06:15 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

IMAHE NASYON - MUST SEE!
by Lav Diaz (“Nang Matapos Ang Ulan”), Raymond Red (“Mistulang Kamera Obskura”) Roxlee (“La Pula”), Neil Daza (“Biyaheng Edsa”) Ellen Ramos (“Speci Men”), Robert Quebral (“Barado”), Paolo Villaluna, (“One Shot”) Mes De Guzman (“Tsinelas”), Topel Lee (“Ang Manunulat”), Emmanuel dela Cruz (“Imagining Edsa”), Lyle Sacris (“Dibuho”) Milo Alto Paz (“Lugaw”), RA Rivera (“Public Service Announcement”), Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez (“Aksyon Star”), Tad Ermitaño (“Local Unit”), Ogi Sugatan (“5 Minutes”), Poklong Anading (“Between Intersection”), EJ Salcedo (“Talahib”), Dennis Empalmado (“Bwahaha”) and Yeye Calderon (“Silid”).

d/w The IMAHE NASYON Behind The Scenes by Jon Red

(counts as one programme)
27 Jul/Fri 06:15 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

INANG YAYA by Pablo Biglang-Awa & Veronica Velasco
25 Jul/Wed 03:30 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

KALELDO by Brillante Mendoza
22 Jul/Sun 06:15 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
26 Jul/Thu 09:00 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

KUBRADOR by Jeffrey Jeturian
21 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
26 Jul/Thu 06:15 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
29 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

LA VISA LOCA by Mark Meily
24 Jul/Tue 03:30 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

LAMBANOG by Paolo Herras
25 Jul/Wed 10:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

MANORO by Brillante Mendoza
24 Jul/Tue 06:15 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
28 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining

MASAHISTA by Brillante Mendoza
26 Jul/Thu 03:30 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

METLOGS by Cris Pablo
24 Jul/Tue 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
27 Jul/Fri 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

MGA PUSANG GALA by Ellen Ongkeko (TBC)
22 Jul/Sun 10:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

NASAAN SI FRANCIS? by Gabby Fernandez
22 Jul/Sun 09:00 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
25 Jul/Wed 06:15 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

NUMBALIKDIWA by Bobby Bonifacio
21 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
27 Jul/Fri 06:15 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

PANDANGGO by Dennis Empalmado & Wilfred Galila
22 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
25 Jul/Wed 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

PINOY BLONDE by Peque Gallaga
21 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

RAKET NI NANAY by Lawrence Fajardo
25 Jul/Wed 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
29 Jul/Sun 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

REKADOS by Paolo Herras
22 Jul/Sun 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
24 Jul/Tue 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

ROME & JULIET by Connie S.A. Macatuno
22 Jul/Sun 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
25 Jul/Wed 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

RUPTURA by Ron Bryant
24 Jul/Tue 10:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

SA AKING PAGKAKAGISING MULA SA KAMULATAN
by Ato Bautista
23 Jul/Mon 06:15 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

SA ILALIM NG COGON by Rico Ilarde
21 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
26 Jul/Thu 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

SA NORTH DIVERSION ROAD by Dennis Marasigan
24 Jul/Tue 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

SANDALANG BAHAY by Denisa Reyes & Mark Gary
28 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

SEROKS by Eduardo Lejano Jr.
22 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
26 Jul/Thu 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

SITAK by Liza Cornejo
24 Jul/Tue 10:00 AM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

SQUATTER PUNK by Khavn (with a live band)
28 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

STILL LIVES by Jon Red
25 Jul/Wed 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

STOCK ROOM by Hero Angeles
21 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 4 - CCP MKP Hall / Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining
28 Jul/Sat 06:15 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

TODO TODO TEROS by John Torres
21 Jul/Sat 12:45 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall
26 Jul/Thu 09:00 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

TRABAHO by Ned Trespeces
22 Jul/Sun 09:00 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde
26 Jul/Thu 10:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

TULI by Auraeus Solito
25 Jul/Wed 09:00 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

UPOS by Jose Maria Emmanuel C. Taylo
25 Jul/Wed 06:15 PM Venue 6 - CCP Silangan Hall

Special Screenings

BEST OF GAWAD 2007 A

(Titles to Follow)
27 Jul/Fri 10:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

BEST OF GAWAD 2007 B

(Titles to Follow)
28 Jul/Sat 10:00 AM Venue 5 - CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

CINEMALAYA 2007 AUDIENCE CHOICE Screening
27 Jul/Fri 06:15 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

(TBC Reserved for Exhibition)
28 Jul/Sat 09:00 PM Venue 3 - CCP Dream Theatre / Tanghalang Manuel Conde

(TBC Reserved for Extra Screening )
29 Jul/Sun 03:30 PM Venue 2 - CCP Little Theatre / Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

Kindly note that screening schedules may be subject to change.

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Dami no? Haha. Ganun talaga. Pag hindi ko 'to napanood, hihintayin ko na lang siguro ulit sa Film Institute. :D

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Kat therefore concludes... [24 Jun 2007|09:59pm]
that we do not totally get over anything. we just forget that they exist. but when we come to sense their presence, it's hard not to stop and look.

(haha Kat Salvacion, aylabyu talaga. panalo ka.)
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