September 16, 2011

'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank' is Philippines' entry to the Oscars Best Foreign Language Film Category next year

By Jamie Ortega, Photo Courtesy of Star Cinema

After bagging five major awards at the 7th Cinemalaya Awards Night and grossing 20 million pesos in its first five days of nationwide screening, the critically-acclaimed Indie-comedy Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank is now attempting to make it in the international film festival circuit.

The movie is the country's official entry to the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category next year. The selection committee of the Film Academy Of The Philippines was in charge of choosing which film to send to the Oscars.

Directed by Marlon Rivera and starring Eugene Domingo, JM De Guzman, Kean Cipriano and Cai Cortez, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank is a mockumentary that chronicles a day in a life of three ambitious, passionate and misguided filmmakers who are dead set on producing an internationally-acclaimed indie film. The movie, which satirically depicts the present situation of our local indie film industry, was also recently nominated for the Young Cinema Award in the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Shalani Soledad and Rep. Roman Romulo engaged.

MUKAMO.COM - Valenzuela Councilor and TV host Shalani Soledad is now reportedly engaged to Congressman Roman Romulo of Pasig City.

The engagement happened at the Our Lady of Fatima church in Valenzuela where Romulo gave Shalani a diamond ring. Their wedding is set for next year. The 44-year-old Congressman also revealed that he first asked permission from Shalani’s mother, Evelyn Soledad. Meanwhile, Shalani’s uncle Mon Soledad believes it’s about time that she gets married. “She is already 31, dapat may pamilya na siya at mga anak.” he said.