Thursday, March 7, 2013

What's up, Cavite?

Poster for the upcoming film: Time In a Bottle
Lots of things making noise about Cavite and what better way is there to capture the romantic essence of the Cavite local than that of a romantic film?

This exciting new film from Ron Sapinoso, hailing from the city of Imus, is promising. Watching the trailers alone in Youtube guarantees that there is something different and yet so clearly an echo of the romance-genre films that have been entering the silver screen of this country. Unlike the many films from the big names in film making it to the big screen that provide that same plot that has been so passed around lately: Cheating.



Every single film is just about cheating. But not this, one, no. This has a comedic side, according to some of the people behind it, with the main character having her life changed by a bottle that had, literally, saved her life and changed its course forever.

From the wonderful film to a devastating story of a journalist that was attempted to be gunned down in nearby Bacoor City.

Cavite, Bacoor City being part of it, is one of the election "hot-spots" indicated by the government.  Media killing and other political killings are quite known -- echoing the times when the province was known for its bandits and revolutionaries


Media groups are seeking justice for the shooting of Domingo M. Valdecantos Jr., a Cavite-based correspondent, near his home in DSM Subdivision, Mambog I, Bacoor City, on Wednesday morning. Suffering from two .45 caliber gun shot wounds in the back, fired by two unknown gunmen, he is know at the Medical Center Imus and is still under observation.

Police Officer III Angelito A. Roxas said that the shooting happened right in front of an eatery adjacent to the victim's home and was gunned down by two men, wearing helmets and jackets. The National Press Club suspects that politicians are involved, given that the victim was critical of politicians in his articles.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archiepiscopus Manilensis, in Vatican - March 6, 2013

Imus-born, Cardinal Tagle has been making waves in the Catholic world, being one of the names that have been passed around for the last couple of days, and is one of the "likely" top names for the next pope. Reports of his humbleness are actually wide-spread and his ministry of reaching out to the poor is quite known to all. Well, who knows? The next pope might just be an Asian!

Links:
Blog Review - Synopsis of Sapinoso's Time In a Bottle
Cavite's Newsman Shooting
Asia's Humble Candidate: Tagle