Pacquiao versus Cotto
The much awaited bout of the year is happening on November 14, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as our very own Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is set to fight for his 7th world title against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico. Boxing trainer Freddie Roach has predicted Pacquiao to knockout the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion and every Filipino is crossing their fingers to that.
Yanggaw versus Patient X
It’s like David and Goliath. It is a clear example how genuine craft outdoes hype and commercialism in film making. Yanggaw despite being an indie film helmed by a newbie director, top-billed by non bankable actors and with a scant working budget of a million pesos, has bested any local horror films I’ve seen in the past 15 years. I’ve seen Yanggaw just recently and I have nothing but praise for this masterpiece that seldom happens in the local movie industry. With superb acting from the cast and an impeccably sound storytelling matched with breathtaking cinematography, you can never go wrong with this 2008 Cinema One Originals finalist. In contrast, Patient X which seems to be a direct opposite failed to meet expectations.
Lorna Tolentino versus Chin Chin Gutierez
I was able to catch the scene in Dahil May Isang Ikaw on You Tube that started it all . Yes, the fight scene between LT and Chin Chin was indeed very realistic. They got carried away and it looked like they were not acting anymore. Both were seriously hurt after the incident and talks about it spread like wildfire over the internet and entertainment newspapers that exacerbate the alleged controversy. And the latest is Chin Chin apologizing to Lorna and the latter swearing not to work with the former anymore. Oh, so who’s leaving Dahil May Isang Ikaw?
Loren Legarda versus Chiz Escudero
Oh well, Politics in the Philippines can turn anything upside down. Ex-tandem to be Chiz Escudero and Loren Legarda might be running at odds with each other in the 2010 Vice Presidential Elections. What made it possible is Escudero’s unanticipated decision of leaving their political party, the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC). Nacionalista Party is courting both senators to be Manny Villar’s running mate and LAKAS-KAMPI is more than willing to take either of them to run for VP together with their presidentiable Gilbert Teodoro. Exciting, isn’t it?