Dennis Trillo delivers such brilliant performance in the much talked-about epic filmbio Felix Manalo under Viva Films that critics and movie fans alike agree it is worthy of an Oscar plum.
The Guinness record-breaking film, megged by award-winning director Joel Lamangan, is screening in more than 300 theaters nationwide.
In Trillo’s own words, Felix Manalo is his biggest assignment to date. In the film, he breathes life to the pivotal role of Ka Felix Manalo, Iglesia ni Cristo founder and first executive minister.
Bela Padilla plays the role of Honorata, Ka Felix’s simple yet devoted wife.
Critics present at the historic Felix Manalo world premiere held Sunday at the Philippine Arena lauded Dennis’ portrayal saying it was Hollywood-ish.
Respected columnist-news anchor Teddyboy Locsin was among them.
In his Twitter account, Locsin said, “Dennis Trillo is an Oscar level star. What acting, soft, subtle, eloquent with difficult lines.”
He also went on to commend the entire film by saying, “Lovely scenes and elegiac stone, wonderful, Dennis Trillo deserves an Oscar.”
Others, meanwhile, strongly bat that Dennis has a very good chance at bagging the best actor trophy in the next awards-giving season.
In addition, they say that Felix Manalo is a masterpiece not only INC members can be proud of, but the entire Filipino nation as well.
Felix Manalo boasts numerous highlights, one of which is the much applauded confrontation scene between Dennis and Phillip Salvador where the former stands firm in defense of his faith.
Over a hundred stars lend ample support to Dennis Trillo and Bela Padilla in Felix Manalo, like Gabby Concepcion, Snooky Serna, Jaclyn Jose, Gladys Reyes, Richard Yap, Tonton Gutierrez, Mylene Dizon, Bobby Andrews, Heart Evangelista and Bembol Roco, to name a few.
‘AlDub’ to receive Catholic social media award
For propagating values, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza of “AlDub Kalyeserye” fame will be among the recipients of a first Church-based social media award.
The recognition will be given to the trending love team during the 4th Catholic Social Media Summit (CSMSv4) in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on Oct. 10 to 11.
The Catholic Social Media Awards, established by Youth Pinoy and the Areopagus Communications, Inc., aims to instill a sense of responsibility among online communicators.
Also receiving the award are Wally Bayola and TAPE productions, which produces the noontime show Eat Bulaga.
However, it’s only Mendoza and Bayola who will be able to attend the event which is expected to be attended by hundreds of social communication ministry workers and young people.
Mon Bandril, part of the awards organizing committee, said the show deserves recognition because of the “inspiring message” it gives on virtues, values, chivalry, modesty, morality, respect for elders, among others.
“This is the kind [of show] that we don’t see on TV anymore,” Bandril said.
But more than the honor that comes with the citation, he added the CSMA aims to encourage producers, directors, writers, actors, and others in the entertainment industry to come out with more programs and content that are not only entertaining, “but are also steeped in Christian values.”
The CSMA will be launched on Sunday, the last day of the summit, at the Sta. Rosa City Hall Auditorium.
Politics For Beginners
In line with its effort to raise awareness for the 2016 Philippine elections, TV5 is proud to present Politics For Beginners. The show is first of its kind as it provides basic information regarding the election and politics in the country using easy to understand conversation and info graphics.
The hosts Atty. Mel Sta. Maria and Bayaw Jun Sabayton with take turns in explaining the legal aspects of election and the peculiar setting of Philippine politics. For its pilot episode, the show will discuss the topic, Who can run for public office?
Why do we require entry-level civil servants to be college graduates while candidates for the highest office should just be able to read and write? Why did we lower the age qualification for the Office of the President? What is residency and what is citizenship?
Find out the answers during the initial telecast on Oct. 10 at 10:30 pm, Saturday on TV5.