Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla a.k.a. ‘KathNiel’ in hot water over serious election offenses!

Reports of celebrities posting selfies of themselves holding ballots and sporting partisan-themed clothing are circulating across the Net. One particularly viral meme involves that of popular showbiz “love team” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, together known as “KathNiel” showing them posing for a photo holding what seems to be a recently filled out ballot form. […]

Elysium: A Movie About Two Worlds

Philippine society, as we all know, is very divisive. Indeed, it’s mostly our divisiveness that’s making our country so dysfunctional in the first place. I mean sure, we all have our differences, but I have to ask: Do we really have to take our differences so far? Must we really get to the point where […]

Fallen: A Horror Movie With A Unique Take On Demonic Possession

I was planning to include this tidbit in my last article about the horror genre but I found this film to be so interesting that it deserves an article of its own. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Fallen, a film about demonic possession starring Denzel Washington and directed by Gregory Hoblit which presents a very unconventional […]

3 Annoying Cliches From Pinoy Horror Shows And My Suggestions For Improvement

So now that I’ve tackled the subject of comedy in the Philippines, it’s time for me to tackle my favorite genre: Horror. In case you haven’t noticed, my works of fiction here on GRP The Santo Nino of Innocencia, Noon-Time Horror Show and Deep are all works of horror. This is because fear is a very […]

Bianca Gonzalez-Intal shines bright against critics of her and her daughter’s skin color!

Whenever I and one particular friend of mine meet, the discussion inevitably drifts to show business, local or foreign. Though I do not follow it obsessively like she does, I guess the silver lining in it is that it rounds out whatever other types of news and developments that I follow. Besides, show business and […]

My views about Music (And how commercialism ruined it)

Filipino music became a topic in the GRP Facebook group some time ago. The argument was about what is real OPM (Arche’s post already discussed it, and I prefer the term be dropped), so some say only native or indigenous music is “original,” while others insist modern music is original even if it copies or […]

Midnight Special’s grand ambition soars

Midnight Special is one of those rare, small films that go unnoticed by the general population when they arrive in cinemas. The type that do not scream like the latest summer blockbuster nor announcing its arrival via some advance press release the way some major-caliber art-house movies made by Oscar winners from the director, actors, […]

Dingdong Dantes set to abandon National Youth Commission to campaign for Liberal Party!

It’s all over the news! Top Filipino celebrity Dingdong Dantes is reportedly set to resign as commissioner from the National Youth Commission (NYC). This follows Monday’s resignation of NYC chairman Gio Tingson “to campaign for the ruling party for the May 9 elections.” The Manila Times on the 31st of March reported that NYC executives […]