The University of the Philippines Diliman College of Mass Communication will be awarding this year’s Gawad Plaridel on October 11 at 2 p.m. at the UP Film Institute’s Cine Adarna to actor, satirist, and advertising creative Manuel Urbano Jr., popularly known on television, film, and the Internet as “Mr. Shooli.”
Real name, Robert F. Ylagan. Actor, writer, director, producer, advertising executive, one-time TV Patrol newscaster; married to Barbara Perez; father of Anna, Gina, and Christian; son of Eustacio Ylagan, aka Tito Arevalo, composer/musical director, and Guadalupe Francisco, teacher and pre-school proprietress, grandson of Hermogenes Ylagan, acknowledged “father” of the Filipino zarzuela, a known descendant of Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar.
Much is known and has been written about Mario V. Dumaual’s near-legendary coverage of entertainment news for ABS-CBN, where he served for three decades as, one report put it, “the face” of the network’s entertainment, elevating it to a dignified genre, away from the stereotypical “tabloidish” fare of screaming headlines on scandals.
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde inches its way closer to a grand slam of the country’s oldest existing student film competitions by dominating the annual interschool tilts by Mapúa University’s School of Media Studies and University of the Philippines Film Institute-based student organization UP Cinema.
Student filmmakers from Far Eastern University recently grabbed the majority of the awards in “REALIFILM 2023 | Haze of Truth: Underlying Gap of Life,” an interschool film competition organized by the Silip@Lente Adamson University (SILAU), in collaboration with the AdU Cultural Affairs Office.
For most of the Indigenous People’s (IP) community throughout Mindanao and in other parts of the country, keeping their indigenous cultural practices and traditions has been a struggle and a constant fight amid the changes brought by modernity and adhering to material infrastructure and monetary progress.
Third year Multimedia Arts majors from Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila emerged victorious at the 6th Rotary PSA Festival after three years of landing as semifinalists in the annual competition of public service announcements geared towards the Rotary International’s Areas of Focus.