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Singaporean filmmaker’s ‘Iloilo’ inspired by childhood memories

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(right) ANGELI BAYANI FILE PHOTO

Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen’s Cannes-winning film “Iloilo” was partly inspired by his childhood memories, particularly of growing up under the care of Filipino nanny Auntie Terry or Teresita Sajonia.

Now, there is talk that Auntie Terry, who is played by actress Angeli Bayani in the movie, will soon be reunited with the director.

“My family and I are completely overwhelmed by the goodwill coming from … the Philippines. It has been an emotional day for us. I am touched that she still kept so many photos of her time with us,” said Chen.

“It has been 16 years since she left …  and we are looking forward to getting in touch soon,” he said.

“Iloilo,” an entry in the Directors’ Fortnight, won the Camera D’Or at the Cannes fest. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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  • koolkid_inthehouse

    title: PHILIPPINES, COUNTRY OF SLAVES. NO DECENT JOBS.

    • franciscoyapanalagbate

      Mr. koolkid, if you are a Filipino can you at least be fair to the Philippines in describing it as a country of slaves? And if you are indeed, really a Filipino then you are also a slave. Just the same to set the situation a little clearer, can you define the word slave and see if your description of the country fits your kind of understanding of the word? Thank you. God bless the Philippines.

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        you’re not Filipino because you don’t feel the pain of being enslave by poverty and hunger. you’re a dumb donkey, the like of you two should be castrated to stop inbreeding of lesser brain creatures.

      • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

        KOOLKID BLAME YOUR FU C KING HOR NY DAD FIRST —- ASK HIM WHY YOUR POOR DAD BROUGHT U TO THIS WORLD IN THE FIRST PLACE —- DO NOT BLAME OTHER PEOPLE WITH YOU R DAD STUPI DITY FOR BRINGING YOU TO THIS WORLD TO BE HUNGRY

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        your dad is f*cking dirty rich becuase he plunders, rob, steal to make you look rich dumb donkey. be proud of your criminal family tree.
        your kind must be castrated. a must for all your family.

      • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

        ATTENTION TO KOOLKID: YOU ARE WRONG AGAIN — MY DAD WAS POOR BUT ENTERPRISING HOW ABOUT YOUR HOR NY DAD IS HE ENTRIPISING ONLY IN BED ?? AND ALL HIS POOR KIDS LIKE YOU START BLAMING THE GOVT AND OTHER RICH PEOPLE BUT THEY DONT LOOK BLAMING THEMSELVES FIRST SPECIALLY THEIR POOR HOR NY DAD — THAT’S WHY ITS CALLED POOR BRAIN NUTRIENT DEFICIT — HEY POOR KID YOU ARE BARKING AT THE WRONG TREE N USELESS TO BARK AT RICH PIPOL BECAUSE PIPOL WHO ARE IN POWER BELIEVE THE POOR HOR NY DAD IS AT FAULT SO YOUR BARKING HERE IS USELESS – I SUGGEST U BETTER GET SOME MORE SKILLS SO YOU CAN MOVE UP THE ECONOMIC LADDER OR ELSE U BEGIN TO START MAKING MORE YOUR OWN POOR BABIES SO YOU WILL BE MISERABLE FOR THE REST OF YOUR GENERATION GOOD LUCK THIS IS MY LAST MSG HOPEFULLY UNLESS U CAME UP WITH A STU PID REASONING AGAIN I HAD TO ANSWER YOUR STU PID EXCUSES OR STU PID WRONG ACCUSATION

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        to sam d’ dumb donkey:

        your dad is f*cking dirty rich becuase he plunders, rob, steal to make you look rich dumb donkey. be proud of your criminal family tree.
        your kind must be castrated. a must for all your family.

      • franciscoyapanalagbate

        Mr. koolkid, your rantings and cursing belie and exposes the idea that you are not a “kool” kid. You are now talking about “being enslave” by poverty and hunger. You initially correlated the words “no decent jobs and therefore the Philippines as a country of slaves. Again, you are talking of two different bananas. Your grey area is becoming white because you cannot join your issue/s. Please define “slave” and you will see that you are enslave by your useless, inutile, half-wit, and shallow understanding of your subject matter. For a starter, a slave doesn’t get paid. A person who is bound in servitude as the property of a person or household, like during the slave trade of North America and Europe. A person completely controlled by a dominating influence, like a job. Are a you chattel owned by somebody else because you are a slave? I believe you can do better than that, Mr………..”koolkid”. God bless you. God bless the Philippines.

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        dumb donkey, if you cannot connect the dot between poverty and working as slave abroad then it simply proved that you got less brain up your belfry.

    • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

      KOOLKID HOW ABOUT DECENT JOBS IS FOR LOSER LIKE YOU—

      I DO NOT LOOK FOR DECENT JOB I CREATE JOB FOR LOSER LIKE YOU SO YOU CAN WORK FOR US UNTIL 60ssss HAHAHAHA–

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        stop f*cking wearing rosy colored glasses dumb donkey. millions of Filipinos are unemployed. where’s your f*cking decent job?

      • Filpino

        and so are americans and brits and canadians and japanese they too have millions of unemployed citizen.

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        they don’t work as slaves dumb donkey.

    • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

      TRIPLE URGENT: KOOLKIDS DO NOT BLAME THE BISNISMAN FOR UNEMPLOYED FILIPINOS INSTEAD TURNED YOUR IRE TO THEIR HOR NY FATHER WHO KEPT ON MAKING 10 BABIES THE HOR NY DAD CANNOT AFFORD TO FEED — YOU ARE SO STU PID TO POINT YOUR ANGER AT BISNISMAN WHO CREATE JOBS — I SUGGEST YOU TURN YOUR ANGER AT YOUR FELLOW HOR NY DAD WHO KEPT ON MAKING POOR FILIPINO BABIES

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