Muammar Gaddafi and Charice Pempengco to do a movie together? Yes!

Because of the astounding success of the recently concluded Cinemalaya 2011, a group of film enthusiasts calling themselves Association of Moviegoers (ASSMO) decided to stage another film fest just for this month of September. Thirteen films are participating in this event. Aside from the ten regular films, there would be two historical biopics and another one featuring international celebrities, too. All movies will be shown in cinemas nationwide, including Cubao’s Alta Cinema and Quiapo’s Ginto Theater.

PS: Last year, my list “The eight must-see films of 2010, starring Filipino politicians!!!” was included by Philippine Star’s Boo Chanco in his April 9, 2010 column.

 To non-news buffs: You’ve been warned!

Regular entries:

10. “Leaving on a Chopper”

– Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo

9. “Ang kay Koko ay kay Koko (hindi iyo!)”

– Sen. Koko Pimentel and ex- Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri

“Ang kay Koko ay kay Koko (hindi iyo!)” – Sen. Koko Pimentel and Juan Miguel Zubiri

8. “Tama na, sobra na, ilibing na” – Ferdinand Marcos

7. ”Pampam si Mr. Ampaw” – Jeff Tamayo

Jeff Tamayo: "Pampam si Mr. Ampaw"

6. “Flooded, Stranded, Humiliated” – Christopher Lao and Jun Veneracion

"Flooded, Stranded, Humiliated" - Christopher Lao and Jun Veneracion

5. “Dahil Sagot Kita: The Sequel”

– Negros Rep. Iggy Arroyo and Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo

4. “Los Excommunicados”

– Mideo Cruz, Carlos Celdran, and Dr. Esperanza Cabral

3. “Aso at Pusa”

– Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay and Palace talking head Ricky Carandang

2. “The Bachelor’s Journey” and “Single ako, type mo?”

– President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III

This office picture was "awful but genuine," says a veteran journalist. (Photo courtesy of Miss Raissa Robles' blog)

President Aquino said his love life is zero. Surprised? (Photo courtesy of Miss Raissa Robles' blog)

1. “In Sickness and in (Ill-gotten) Wealth”

– Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Mike Arroyo

Gloria and Mike Arroyo: "In Sickness and In (ill-gotten) Wealth" - photo courtesy of PCIJ



Historical Bio-pic of the month:

“Magkaribal” – Dr. Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio

Last week, the nation should have marked the anniversary of Rizal's deportation and the founding of Katipunan

"Magkaribal" - Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio

“Ako ang Nagsaing, Ikaw ang Kumain!” – Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo

Special international entry:

“The Botoxed Face” – Muammar Gaddafi and Charice Pempengco

Muammar Gaddafi and Charice Pempengco will be doing a movie titled "The Botoxed Face"



Mark Madrona

Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here:

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