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CCP Arthouse Cinema screens LGBT films
THE LIVES and struggles of the LGBTQIA+ community is the focus of the special screening of selected Cinemalaya and Gawad Altenatibo films that will be shown on June 10, at 2 p.m., at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde. Celebrate the Pride Month with Eduardo Roy’s F#@*bois, shown back-to-back with short films My Mamily by Cha Roque and Blue Is Not My Favorite Color by Vahn Leinard Pascual. F#@*Bois follows two seasoned beauty pageant contenders who live in a world where donning their bikini briefs is the easiest way to achieve fame and fortune — until an ex-lover threatens to expose them and shock their followers on social media. My Mamily is a short, animated film about the struggles and triumphs of a lesbian family as seen through the eyes of a child. A short animated, documentary film, Blue Is Not My Favorite Color centers on a family photo album that becomes an animated journey for an only-child reflecting on his parent’s belief that a color could influence his gender preference. Interested viewers can pre-register through this link: https://bit.ly/3zcwYW1. Vaccination ID and wearing of face masks are required for those who will be watching. Everyone is advised to follow safety protocols at all times at the venue.
GMA Network’s The Fake Life series
GMA Entertainment Group’s latest Afternoon Prime offering, The Fake Life, directed by Adolf Alix Jr., stars Ariel Rivera, Sid Lucero, and Beauty Gonzalez. Childhood friends Onats (Rivera) and Cindy (Gonzalez), were inseparable as children. But when Onat’s abusive father became too much, he left, found work in the market and continued his studies. Years later, he crosses paths with Cindy and meets her boyfriend, Mark (Lucero) who eventually leaves her. The two friends kindle a new flame, marry, have two children. Then Mark returns and puts a strain on their seemingly perfect relationship. Secrets are brought to the surface, lies become exposed, and Onats finds himself living a fake life. The Fake Life airs on weeknights after Raising Mamay on GMA Afternoon Prime.
Stars play on the Star Magic 30 All-Star Games
STAR MAGIC artists play their favorite sports as KTX.PH streams the star-studded celebrity sports event, Star Magic 30 All-Star Games from June 11 to 26. There is the basketball game between the Star Magic Dream Team led by Donny Pangilinan, Ronnie Alonte, and Elmo Magalona and Team Showtime of Vhong Navarro, Ogie Alcasid, and Ion Perez (P249). Star Hunt’s Basketball teams A and B battle in a friendly game (P199). There is intense volleyball action between the Star Magic Lady Spikers led by Andrea Brillantes, Vivoree Esclito, and Analain Salvador and the Team Star Hunt headed by Missy Quiño, Abi Kassem, and Mikha Lim (P199). In the badminton games (P199), see how Daniel Padilla wins the men’s doubles with Neil Coleta, while Gello Marquez and Naomi Suello win the mixed doubles. Meanwhile, fans can catch the golf tournament (P199), a new addition to this year’s all-star games, where select Star Magic artists swing their clubs and aim for a hole-in-one. For tickets, visit www.ktx.ph.
The search for the Pinoy K-pop Star
TEN candidates vie for the chance to be called Pinoy K-Pop Star when they compete at SM Mall of Asia’s Music Hall on July 16 to be the Philippines’ representative to the 2022 Changwon K-Pop World Festival. The contest is open to a solo, duo, or a group of singers and dancers, 18 years old and above at the time of the competition. Contestants under 18 can join by submitting a waiver from their parents or authorized guardian. Contestants must be a resident and citizen of the Philippines and must perform a K-Pop song from 2020 to 2022. The full contest guidelines can be found on the Korean Cultural Center (KCC)’s official social media sites and through www.tinyurl.com/2022PKSInfo. The deadline for entries is June 26. The grand winner from the Vocal Category, and the grand winner and second placer of the Performance Category will be the Philippines’ official representatives to the 2022 Changwon K-Pop Festival. Aside from the chance to represent the Philippines, the winner will also get P50,000; the second placer and the third placer will get P30,000 and P20,000 respectively.
Gio Marlo releases new single
SINGER-SONGWRITER Gio Marlo releases his new single “Bakit Ba,” about the heartache after the girl of their dreams finds somebody else. The new track follows Marlo’s 2021 single “Akala.” “Bakit Ba” is included on Spotify Fresh Finds PH Playlist and is available to stream on all digital platforms.