Stronger as Juan: United response to the COVID-19 crisis

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  Over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country continues to grapple with the challenges, which include the imposed quarantines and limiting of movements. Throughout this critical time, countless individuals and organizations have worked together and volunteered to provide support to those who needed it the most.   Among these is the Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, which is celebrating its 25 th anniversary this year. Driven by its mission and purpose, CEB immediately answered the call to join other partners in mounting extensive relief and humanitarian efforts towards helping those affected by the pandemic. Truly, the collective spirit of bayanihan shone through, and Cebu Pacific sincerely thanks its partners who went above and beyond the call of duty at an undeniably difficult time. Aiding in the transport of much-needed supplies The lockdowns resulted in restricted movements across cities and provinces, which then posed quite a challenge in ens

And the winners are... Cinemalaya 2017.

The annual Cinemalaya Awards took place at The CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo on August 13, 2017, honoring the achievements and craftsmanship’s of Filipino Indie film makers on full-length and short categories. As soon as the curtain raised, the audience were appalled by a magnificent authenticity set design.
This was complemented by a powerful opening performance of " The Joys And Perils Of Making An Indie " by Lou Veloso, Aiai de las Alas and Jaclyn Jose, accompanied by Tanghalang Sta. Ana and Jerald Napoles who rendered " Ikaw At Ako. " Maricris Garcia performed " Bituin Marikit " for the " In Memoriam " tribute as interpreted by a female member of Powerdance.
The ceremony was directed by Louie Ignacio. A total of 20 trophies were awarded in two different categories:

SHORT FILM " Nakauwi Na " by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar (Audience Choice Award) " Bawod " by Duwi Monteagudo (Best Screenplay) " Manong Ng Pa-Aling " by E del Mundo (Best Direction) " Fatima Torres And The Invasion Of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 " by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Special Jury Prize) " Aliens Ata " by Karl Glen Barit (2017 NETPAC Award) " Hilom " by PR Patindol (Best Short Feature Film)

FEATURE FILM " Respeto " by Alberto Monteras II (Audience Choice Award) " Respeto " by Corinne de San Jose (Best Sound) " Kiko Boksingero " by Pepe Manikan (Best Original Music Score) " Respeto " by Lawrence Ang (Best Editing) " Baconaua " by TM Malones and " Respeto " by Ike Avellana (Best Cinematography) " Bagahe " by Zig Dulay (Best Screenplay) Yayo Aguila for " Kiko Boksingero " (Best Supporting Actress) Dido de la Paz for " Respeto " (Best Supporting Actor) Joseph Israel Laban for " Baconaua " (Best Direction) Angeli Bayani for " Bagahe " (Best Actress) Noel Comia Jr. for " Kiko Boksingero " (Best Actor) " Baconaua " by Joseph Israel Laban (Special Jury Prize) " Respeto " by Alberto Monteras II (2017 NETPAC Award) " Respeto " by Alberto Monteras II (Best Film)
Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.

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