Super Kim

While waiting for updates from the peps, we thought of posting these  videos of nine-year-old Kim, a half-Filipino, half-Dutch kid who was a participant in the latest edition of the popular show, Holland’s Got Talent. Kim may not have brought home the bacon, but he did win the hearts of televiewers and judges alike with his exceptional talent in singing. Enjoy Kim’s journey up to the show’s grand finals.

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Dancing inmates

Quite a while ago, we posted a video of the now world-renowned dancing inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center to recall the juvenile exploits of classmates George Hizon and Keith dela Cruz (Usapang lasing). And the video above is their latest, an interpretation of Michael Jackson’s “They don’t care about us”.

What makes this performance very special is that it was choreographed by no less than Travis Payne, Jackson’s long-time choreographer, who traveled all the way to the Philippines to mount this dance spectacle. Payne was accompanied by Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid, two of the dancers who were  supposed to join Jackson’s entourage in a series of concerts.

Unfortunately, the production did not make it to the Sony Pictures’ This is it tribute to the king of pop for failing to beat the deadline. Nevertheless, the video has become a certified YouTube sensation. Last we look,  it has been viewed by more than two million people around the world.


Era’s greatest?

manny pacquiao

We would like to join the nation in celebrating Manny Pacquiao’s latest boxing triumph by reprinting an article written by Yahoo Sport’s Martin Rogers. This and the many articles that have been coming out since yesterday are one in saying that Pacquiao’s win over Miguel Cotto has further firmed up his place among the world’s greatest boxers of all time.


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Brilliante Mendoza

Pinoy director Brillante Mendoza has just made history by winning the Best Director award in this year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival for “Kinatay”. This is the first time that a Filipino has won an award in Cannes, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

Please click here to read the news story in the Inquirer, here to watch the awards night, here to know more about the festival, and here to see the trailer.

Mendoza’s oeuvre includes “Serbis” (also a finalist in Cannes last year), “Masahista”, “Tirador”, “Foster Child”, and “Kaleldo” .

Chicken à la carte

Filipino filmmaker Ferdinand Dimadura made this short film several years ago and we found it rather surprising that we never got to hear about it earlier. Adjudged the “Most Popular Film” in a competition held in Berlin, this movie gives us a  glimpse into the worsening poverty in the Philippines.

Please click here to read more about this film, the festival, and other featured short films.