October 20, 2021

Music Arts

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A short movie about Ifugao culture

3 min read

Jeanette Bocobo Marco

Caveat has witnessed at the very least two film-linked functions in fashion currently showcased inside of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon Town.

For the uninformed, this camp was where by former Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile sought include together with Gringo Honasan, and the relaxation of the reneging boys when they decided to split away from then strongman Ferdinand Marcos that led to the Edsa 1 cold revolution.

But this tranquil revolt so-called is another story as it in no way calculated up to the hopes and goals of the Filipino people today for a better existence.

Not till the unparalleled 16th President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte came to crack all principles of classic governance and manufactured existence fairly simpler and additional handy for over a million Filipino individuals with its highly seen development in conditions of infrastructures, political and human development developments staring us in the eyes.

Need to have we say extra. You will have to be dense ‘yellow’ to hold your head continue to squeezed tightly in blinders in pathological denial or a disgruntled oligarch with ambition to rule the entire world plotting and funding a pointless dropping revolution with the proscribed Communist-terrorists now scampering in concern of full annihilation.

This progress could relate to the way some infrastructures are mushrooming within this humongous camp which is open even to visitors until a small late at night time.

A single of these is the Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo (CGEA) point out-of-the art Firing Selection constructed by the DPWH. Inaugurated final yr, built into it is a deluxe eating cafe named Mistah Cafe featuring the best of Neo Colonial meals and a fashionable fusion of Japanese, Spanish, Arabian, and American specialties.

Director Dave Cecilio IMDB PHOTO

Director Dave Cecilio IMDB Image

It looks like this classy foodie station owned by Jeanette Bocobo Marco, granddaughter of the great statesman Jorge Bocobo, continues to be nonetheless the best retained solution for discerning gastronomes this facet of the metropolis. As proprietor, she has honed her passion for exquisite culinary flair with perfectionist care getting lived for years in Australia, New York and Dubai.

Not too long ago, Mistah Cafe noticed Jeanette hosting a mediacon for the Dep-Ed/Malacañang Palace- endorsed movie billed “El Genio Dela Raza (The Genius of the Race).” Helmed and scripted by director Dave Cecilio, said film locates the boyhood times of the young Jose Rizal and his relationship with his moms and dads, siblings, and so forth. in the context of the current carefree TikTok technology.

This was adopted by one more grand media start of a short film billed “Ba-ag” (Loincloth) with Ashley, Jeanette’s daughter in the lead. Ashley is taking just after her mom’s desire in performing who is also a accredited PETA (Philippine Instructional Theater Association) alum.

The movie appears to be into how the passionate aspect of the Ifugao youth which includes the lifestyle bearers of the truncated once-a-year Panagbenga Competition are ready to cope with the debilitating pandemic.

To be shot in the Cordillera with Dave Cecilio directing, stated job has, among others, newcomer Tanya Gomez as Ifugao mother to Ashley.

If the pandemic relaxes, explained movie will choose off at the Manhattan Global Film Festival whose founding organizer Luis Pedron has a large coronary heart for Filipino filmmakers and is a good buddy of Jeanette as properly.

From there it will make its round in various prestigious filmfests all over the world, much from the ‘pocho-pocho’ or so-so significantly less appealing ones.

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