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What makes a hero?

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THE A-TEAM recently won a gold medal at the World Hip Hop International in Las Vegas, Nevada.  JOHN SALANGSANG/FACEBOOK PHOTO

“I have asked myself many times: Is the Filipino worth suffering, or even dying, for? Is he not a coward who would readily yield to any colonizer, be he foreign or homegrown? Is a Filipino more comfortable under an authoritarian leader because he does not want to be burdened with the freedom of choice? Is he unprepared, or worse, ill-suited for presidential or parliamentary democracy?

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Angelina’s film helped get her through surgery

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Angelina Jolie described the late Louis Zamperini, right, as “extraordinary.” photo: Universal Pictures

Louis Zamperini, the late Olympian and hero, not only inspired Angelina Jolie to direct “Unbroken,” a film about his life as a survivor; he also motivated her personally, especially when she had double mastectomy in 2013.

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More African proverbs

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Africa is in the news again because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease.

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‘Yabang Pinoy’

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JOSON. “We need to inspire, encourage and support Filipino products.”

Maricris Sarino-Joson has a background in marketing management, with degrees from De La Salle University, University of California Berkeley and SDA Bocconi University in Italy.

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Angelina Jolie bares more details about her film with Brad Pitt

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Angelina Jolie and her partner. AP FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES—“It’s not an action movie,” Angelina Jolie said in a recent interview about “By the Sea,” her first film with Brad Pitt since 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The latter movie’s set was where they fell in love. “By the Sea” also marks the first time that she’s directing Brad. “It’s a small, intimate drama. I wrote it for us a few years ago.

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