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Rudolph Ian Alama
Rudolph Ian Alama works for the Philippine Information Agency as an information officer and for SunStar Davao as an entertainment columnist. He also dabbles in photography and fiction writing. He is currently the festival director of the Mindanao Film Fest.

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MMFF Mini-review: Kabisera

Entertainment Feature
KABISERA is a film that tackles the timely issue of extra-judicial killings. The film is about a loving wife and mother (Nora Aunor) who seeks justice for the ...
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MMFF Mini-review: Die Beautiful

Entertainment Feature
DIE BEAUTIFUL is about Tricia Echeverria (Paolo Ballesteros), a gay beauty contestant who dies of brain aneurysm. Every night during her wake she is transformed into a spitting ...
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MMFF Mini-review: Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2

Entertainment Feature
ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK 2 sticks to the tried-and-tested formula which made the first film a critical and box-office success. It’s a parody of the current wave ...
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MMFF Mini-review: Seklusyon

Entertainment Feature
Set in post World War II, a young deacon nearing priesthood (Ronnie Alonte) is sent to a weeklong retreat, where it is said the devil’s temptation is at ...
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MMFF Mini-review: Saving Sally

Entertainment Feature
Saving Sally revolves around Marty, a geeky comic artist who falls in love with his best friend Sally, a troubled inventor. A charming creative take on a “typical love ...
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MMFF Mini-review: Sunday Beauty Queen

Entertainment Feature
Sunday Beauty Queen follows a group of OFWs in Hong Kong spending their Sunday day-off to organize or participate in a beauty pageant. An ode to our predilection ...
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MMFF Mini-review: Vince & Kath & James

Entertainment
Vince and Kath and James reminds me of an obscure 1990s romcom titled “Sabado ng Gabi, Linggo ng Umaga.” Memorable because the lead actors (Mickey Ferriols and Robin ...
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Mintal: Remnants of ‘Little Tokyo’

Feature
A few months ago I was invited to be one of the pageant judges for Barangay Mintal’s annual beauty pageant, the Mutya ng Mintal. While waiting for the program ...
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Davao City’s near-forgotten American cemetery

Davao City Near Forgotten American Cemetery
Feature
The Masonic Cemetery is a familiar landmark in Poblacion Davao City where two main cemeteries (Wireless Public Cemetery and the Roman Catholic Cemetery) are located. The front gate ...
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Kusina sa Subli: Davao’s gastronomic secret

Food Life
Matina, a burgeoning suburban district in the southern part of Davao City, hosts several quaint and off-the-beaten-track culinary destinations. One of these is Kusina sa Subli, which specializes ...
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