September 5, 2015, 3:42 pm
Facebook iconTwitter iconYouTube iconGoogle+ icon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07825 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.67389 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03814 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19861 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03077 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03814 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04261 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.65889 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03732 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00804 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.04429 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02131 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03034 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14701 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08169 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02131 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.41658 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22309 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 376.94143 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0425 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0282 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02072 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 14.75584 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13546 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 66.58223 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.42063 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02131 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10964 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51582 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.78529 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14241 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95969 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.25728 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29858 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1668 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44429 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01908 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04637 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01382 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01402 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08096 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.84006 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 154.4645 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16489 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.41464 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16511 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46744 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14424 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.10103 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.99303 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 301.04182 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08344 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.42191 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 24.34433 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 638.23849 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.75316 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.50975 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01511 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.53201 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.25088 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.39827 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 87.40972 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.38651 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 19.17464 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 25.56288 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00644 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01747 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 5.11856 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 174.20053 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 32.09621 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.94032 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.80369 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29521 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06495 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01322 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02906 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20741 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41279 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.1819 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.37499 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 42.41856 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17007 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.77504 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.75442 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.32767 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 11.97691 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3604 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.09159 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29521 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 4.23973 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.5857 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17668 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.26653 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03383 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0082 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02131 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06872 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05979 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.2201 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08071 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 114.74669 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07755 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08447 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.44881 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.55851 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07989 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16937 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27803 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12974 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17973 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03034 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01397 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4731 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 98.96244 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 13.96446 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 468.78795 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18609 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 4.02288 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29521 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.76708 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04191 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04532 Tonga Pa'ang
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06419 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13536 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69647 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 45.74323 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46978 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 78.08339 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02131 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61093 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 55.41599 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13529 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 478.78007 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.38426 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05584 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 12.51535 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05752 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 12.51535 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.27679 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.57826 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29508 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 110.5631 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.71034 Zimbabwe dollar

Indie is king in 2013

KIM Chiu leads the cast of four new local films that will open in theaters after the Metro filmfest. She is reunited with ka-love team Xian Lim in Star Cinema’s new romantic comedy. The Kim-Chiu tandem that proved to be a hit in “Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo,” the 4th topselling movie of 2013 after “It Takes a Man and a Woman” (John Lloyd-Sarah), “Four Sisters and a Wedding” (Bea, Angel, Toni), “She’s the One” (Dingdong-Bea). Their new movie is entitled “Bride for Rent” and it’s slated to open on January 15. 
 
Another local film slated to open on January 22 is “Mumbai Love” from Solar Entertainment, starring Solenn Heussaff and newcomer Kiko Matos as an Indian prince. This is partly filmed in India, co-starring Martin Escudero.
 
From Viva, they offer “ABNKKBSNPLAko” (or “Aba, Nakakabasa Na Pala Ako”) based on the hit book by humorist Bob Ong. This will star Jericho Rosales as Bob, along with Andi Eigenmann, Meg Imperial, Bing Pimentel and Vandolph Quizon.
 
The last local film to open in January is “Sa Ngalan ng Ama, ng Ina at ng mga Anak,” starring the Padilla family. This is headed by Robin Padilla and co-stars daughter Kylie Padilla and niece and nephews Bela, Matt, RJ and Daniel Padilla, with wife Mariel Rodriguez Padilla. This is originally title “Kuratong Baleleng” and its playdate will come close to Robin’s award-winning Metro filmfest entry, “10,000 Hours.”
***
Gov. Vilma Santos’ award-winning Cinemalaya film, “Ekstra,” was shown recently at the Bangalore International Filmfest in India and here are the reviews of Indian critics about it.
From Tusshar Sasi in “Romancing Cinema,” 27 Dec 2013: “I am aware of the Filipino culture and their language which could be one of the reasons why I happened to be amused by Jeffrey Jeturian’s ‘EKSTRA (The Bit Player)’ when I caught it at the 6th Bangalore Film Festival. But, that is not entirely the reason why the movie works big time! The prime reasons in that order would be...Vilma Santos, a sensational performer. She lives the character of an extra artiste in television soaps. Flawless, compelling and award-worthy, is her turn...To sum it up, ‘Ekstra - The Bit Player’ is a poignant film which is certainly worth your time.”
 
From Harsh Mander in “The Hindu,” 28 Dec 2013: “Adopting a diametrically opposite idiom of exuberant comic irony is Philippine director Jeffrey Jeturian’s ‘Ekstra (Extra),’ an affectionate salute to the underdog. It follows one day in the life of a middle-aged woman extra, a bit player in television soap operas, after she is woken in the early hours of the morning one day to drive to a location shoot in the neighboring countryside. The director subversively casts one of the Philippines’ best-loved actors, Vilma Santos, in the role of the extra. The viewer for once roots for the anonymous crowd — the farmer on the fields, the domestic help patiently waiting, and the guests in the background of a wedding — while the lead players strut and recite their lines. We watch the class system in the enormous gaps in food and lodging between stars and extras. The film mocks the hilarious script trajectories of the soap opera, and the vanity and fragile egos of its lead players. I often felt that if just the names were changed in the film’s script, it could have been located in India with no substantial changes.”
 
Congratulations to Ate Vi and Direk Jeffrey Jeturian for the acclaim they got in India. This early, box office director Wenn Deramas is already preparing Ate Vi’s entry in the Metro-Manila Film Festival of December 2014, a dramedy that will pair her with Ai Ai de las Alas.
 
When the movie starts, Ai Ai is the alalay of Ate Vi, who’s rich and powerful, but their situations will be reversed at film’s end and it will be Ai Ai who’ll be the boss and Ate Vi who is the alalay. So if plans won’t miscarry, this means that Ate Vi goes from “Ekstra” to “Alalay.”
***
Here is a list of local films shown in theaters in 2013:
 
January – “Menor de Edad,” “Seduction” 
 
February – “A Moment in Time,” “I Love You Pare Ko,” “Gabriel Ito ang Kuwento Ko,” “Alfredo Lim The Untold Story”
 
March – “The Fighting Chefs,” “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” “Gapang,” “Pagari”
 
April – “Bad Romance,” “Coming Soon,” “Bayang Magiliw”
 
May – “The Bride and the Lover,” “Leona Calderon,” “Bromance”
 
June – “Juana Change,” “Dance of the Steel Bars,” “Bangungot,” “Kapit sa Patalim,” “Four Sisters and a Wedding” 
 
July – “My Lady Boss,” “Tuhog,” “Daniel Rapido,” “Boy Kabayo,” “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?” and the Cinemalaya entries: “Ekstra The Bit Player,” “Liars,” “Amor Y Muerte,” “Porno,” “Sana Dati,” “Babagwa,” “Diplomat Hotel,” “Debosyon,” “Nuwebe,” “Quick Change,” “Instant Mommy,” “Transit,” “Purok 7,” “Rekorder,” “David F.” 
 
August – “Raketeros,” “Ang Huling Henya,” “Talamak,” “On the Job” 
 
September – “Momzillas,” The Sineng Pambansa entries: “Sonata,” “Lihis,” “Lauriana,” “Badil,” “Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap,“ “Bamboo Flowers,” “Tag-araw ni Twinkle,” “Tinik,” “Bahay ng Lagim.” CineFilipino entries: “Ang Kuwento ni Mabuti,” “Huling Chacha ni Anita,” “Ang Pabo Man ay Turkey Rin,” “Puti,” “Mga Alaala ng Tag-araw,” “Bingoleras,” “The Guerilla is a Poet,” “The Muses” 
 
October – “Kung Fu Divas,” “Metro-Manila,” “Bekikang,” “She’s the One” And the Quezon City Filmfest entries: “Gaydar,” “Hello World”  
 
November – “Status: It’s Complicated,” “Sapi,” “When the Love Is Gone,” “Call Center Girl” and the Cinema One entries: “Kabisera,” “Woman of the Ruins,” “Philippino Story,” “Shift,” “Alamat ni China Doll,” “Saturday Night Chills,” “Bendor,” “Angustia,” “Islands,” “Bukas na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na,” “Riddles of My Homecoming,” “Blue Bustamante,” “Iskalawags,” “Pagbabalat ng Ahas,” “Sitio” 
 
December – “Sayaw,” “Bodegero,” “Morgue,” “Ang Misis ni Meyor,” entries to CineManila Digital Lokal: “How to Disappear Completely,” “Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bakal,” “Boogie”; and the Metro Filmfest New Wave entries: “Maestra,” “Dukit,” “Saka-Saka,” “Island Dreams” and “Mga Anino ng Kahapon,” the Metro Manila Film Festival entries: “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy,” “My Little Bossings,” “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel,” “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay,” “10,000 Hours,” “Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir,” “Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill” and “Kaleidoscope World.”
 
That’s a total of 108 full-length films and it’s to be noted that they’re mainly indie films shown to limited audiences in the various film festivals held during the year. The best films of the year come from these indie films. The only exceptional mainstream films we have this year are “On the Job,” “Kimmy Dora, Kiyemeng Prequel” and “Boy Golden.”
Rating: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)

Column of the Day

Who will ‘win’ in the Philippines’ case against China?

By NESTOR MATA | September 03,2015
0 View(s) 0 Comment(s)
‘A look at what the case could mean for Asia and Beijing’s peaceful rise.’

Opinion of the Day

Debt payments

By AMADO P. MACASAET | September 04, 2015
0 View(s) 0 Comment(s)
‘There should be no worry about a weak peso,  because we have enough dollars to support legitimate needs.’