VVS Collective celebrates women from the countryside with pop-rap crossover “Probinsyana”

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  Promising hip-hop quartet VVS Collective pays tribute to the women of the countryside whose distinct looks, effortless grace, and captivating intelligence redefine conventional standards of beauty. On their lilting anthem “ Probinsyana ,” the rap crew delivers a romantic serenade for every ‘country’ lass who took their breath away in recent years. “ Probinsyana is a feel-good track which many Filipinos can relate to,” the group describes the appeal of their latest single. “It’s about searching and pursuing that dream girl who lives in the suburbs or the province. It expounds on the qualities of a province girl who’s simple yet has everything you’re looking for in a girl. With the thousands of islands that the Philippines has, the track will surely transcend to all Probinsyanas all over the country.” What makes it extra special is their attempt to take a stand against urbanite snobbery and Manila-centrism in a song that celebrates women of all kinds, regardless of their geogra

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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