Upbeat program initiatives cited | Inquirer Entertainment

Upbeat program initiatives cited

/ 02:35 AM July 04, 2015

Thanks to GMA News Channel for coming up with a showcase for indie movies every Saturday at 10:15 p.m. Now, film buffs who complain that they can’t get access to good indie productions have a go-to place to get a first-hand look at the exciting film movement’s products. The channel should continue with the indie showcase for at least a second season!

Let’s hope that other TV channels will be similarly supportive of our independent film movement, which is reviving the long-languishing movie industry.

‘Ugaling Wagi’


We also appreciate GMA News Channel’s public service series of lighthearted reminders, “Ugaling Wagi,” that reminds viewers of the importance of good manners and right conduct in our private and work relationships.


Young people, in particular, need to be lightly, brightly educated in this wise—so, keep the timely reminders coming!

‘Bituing Walang Ningning’

Currently being performed is the stage version of the hit musical film, “Bituing Walang Ningning,” starring Mark Bautista, Cris Villonco and new find Monica Cuenco. We hope that the homegrown show becomes a big success, because it will go a long way in disproving the “colonial” belief that foreign shows are inherently better than local productions.

It’s also heartening to note that “Bituin” is playing in a theater that’s usually given over to “imported” productions. If it holds its own at the box office, an important point shall have been made.

Local productions have a hard time breaking into the bigger houses, thus limiting their income-generating potential, so this upbeat development should be cited—and encouraged! For tickets, call 908-8888.

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