‘Signal Rock’ wins big at 2018 PPP
Never mind the bashers. I will just let my work speak for itself,” said actor Christian Bables, who won a Special Jury award for his performance in the Chito Roño drama “Signal Rock” at the 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) Gabi ng Pasasalamat on Sunday night.
“What’s important to me is that I am able to do my work well and that the people I work with appreciate me,” the 25-year-old actor told the Inquirer before the PPP event. “I swear to always be as honest and real as I can be.”
“Signal Rock,” which tells the struggles of Bables’ character named Intoy, also scored the Critics’ Choice award.
The Audience Choice award (main section) went to “Bakwit Boys” and “The Day After Valentine’s,” both megged by Jason Paul Laxamana. Thop Nazareno’s “Kiko Boksingero” won the same award for the Special Features category.
Winner of best short film award was Ardinian Jaq Sanque and Lorys Plaza’s “Bato Bato Pik,” while the best director award was given to Daniel Delgado and Tiara Angelica Nicolas for “Masaya Ako.”
The Special Jury award was given to Len Frago’s “Koleksyong Pamalo.” The Audience Choice award winner for shorts was Enalyn Legaspi’s “Alas Nuebe ng Tanghali.”
“The PPP is not a perfect program. It can still be improved,” said Liza Diño-Seguerra, chair of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, which organized the weeklong event.
In the coming years, she added, “We will make sure that our goal of showcasing good quality and relevant films will be met.”
The second PPP awards show, which carried the Visayan fiesta theme, was held at Whitespace Manila in Makati City.
It featured Visayan pop artists Dulce, Ana Fegi, Chai Fonacier and Jerika Teodorico. They were joined by Nar Cabico, Kyla and Ice Seguerra, who directed the two-hour program.
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