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Cinemanila pays tribute to late great filmmakers with special screenings

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“TAGLISH,” directed by Gym Lumbera in black and white for the 14th Cinemanila International Film Festival, is about “the infidelity between two languages.”

The Cinemanila International Film Festival 2012, which opens on Thursday till Dec. 11 at the Market! Market! in Taguig City, will pay tribute to great Filipino filmmakers who passed away this year.

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Woman of substance

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ABAYA. All too brief encounters.

Direk Marilou Diaz-Abaya lost her five-year battle with the Big C on Oct. 8 at St. Luke’s Global City. In 2004, I took her photo at her house on Horseshoe Drive, San Juan.

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Actors vow to carry on Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s legacy

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ABAYA. A day spent with her is a dazzling celebration of words, ideas and feelings.

Much-awarded director and writer Marilou Diaz-Abaya, who died on Oct. 8 after a five-year battle with cancer, was laid to rest at Loyola Memorial Park in Parañaque City Saturday morning.

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Abaya laid to rest

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Multi-awarded director and writer Marilou Diaz-Abaya, who died on October 8 after a five-year battle with cancer, was laid to rest at the Loyola Memorial Park in Parañaque on Saturday morning.

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Filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 57, to be laid to rest Saturday

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“She was my source of comfort. She believed in me more than I believed in myself,” said actress Ina Feleo during her eulogy for Marilou Diaz-Abaya, who will be laid to rest Saturday morning (Oct. 13) at the Loyola Memorial Park in Parañaque City.

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Courage and acceptance

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True-blue friends in the film biz are so hard to find that I count mine on fewer than 10 fingers. One of those digits “belongs” to Marilou Diaz-Abaya. She has permanent “ownership” because, through our decades-long friendship, she has brought nothing but light and laughter and a lot of good times into my life—due to which, my cup runneth over!

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya: A director to the very end

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MARILOU Diaz-Abaya, left, with Sari Dalena during an interview for a documentary on Ishmael Bernal Photo courtesy of Sari Dalena

Like the meticulous director that she was, Marilou Diaz-Abaya had planned her four-day vigil and burial, according to her son Marc.

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya in her last hours high on a ‘starry, starry night…’

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“Starry, starry night…” Actor Cesar Montano sang Don McLean’s “Vincent” softly to his dear friend, filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya, as she lay on her deathbed early evening on Monday.

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Vilma Santos, Cesar Montano pay tribute to Marilou Diaz-Abaya

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Cesar Montano  and Batangas Gov Vilma Santos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On the second day Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s wake at the chapel in Gonzaga Building in Ateneo de Manila University-Loyola Heights, two of the major figures in local showbiz told the Inquirer how they remembered their influential director and friend.

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Multi-awarded filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya dies; 57

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Multi-awarded filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Taguig City, after a five-year battle with cancer, her son Marc said. She was 57.

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya off chemo for now

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Marilou Diaz-Abaya shares the good news about her health condition on her Facebook account. The multi-awarded director, who has been battling cancer for five years now, said: “The cancer cells in my brain have been reduced significantly since my radiation program three months ago. I’m off chemo for a whole month—just daily hormone pills which, [...]

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‘My mother is a great woman’

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Singer-actor Marc Abaya says his award-winning
filmmaker mom Marilou, who is battling cancer,
still finds ways to support her sons’ endeavors

Singer-actor Marc Abaya says his award-winning filmmaker mom Marilou, who is battling cancer, still finds ways to support her sons’ endeavors   “On bad days, she relies on painkillers. On good days, she uses her time to show support for her sons’ numerous endeavors,” said singer-actor Marc Abaya of his mom, filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya, [...]

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