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Serious Actress – “Aminado si Vilma Santos na ang 1982 ay naging banner year para sa kanya. Bago pumasok ang taon ay napili siyang best actress sa Metro Manila Filmfest dahil sa pagkakaganap niya sa Karma. Kalahatian ng taon ay nahirang naman siyang Famas best actress para sa performance niya sa Pakawalan Mo Ako. At bago natapos ang taon ay nagwagi siya bilang unang best actress ng Let’s Talk Movies for her body of work sa mga pelikulang Relasyon, Sinasamba Kita, Never Ever Say Goodbye, T-Bird at Ako at Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan? And very recently, tinanghal din siyang box office actress of 1982 sa kauna-unahang Cinehan Awards na ipinamigay ng Metro Manila Theatres Association. Ito’y dahil sa katotohanang ang mga pelikula niyang Sinasamba Kita at Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan? ang siyang biggest blockbusters of the year. Maulit kaya ang winning streak na ito ni Vi ngayong 1983? Isang matamis na ngiti ang agad na isinukli ni Vi sa aming tanong. “Sana,” aniya. “Kung patuloy na susuportahan ng publiko ang mga pelikula ko.” From all indications, hindi malayong maulit sa taong ito ang mga tagumpay na natamo niya noong kalilipas na taon. Katatapos lamang niya gawin sa Amerika ang Ayaw Kong Maging Kerida with erstwhile beau, Romeo Vasquez. Hindi matatawaran ang naging resulta sa takilya ng mga una nilang pagtatambal sa Nag-aapoy na Damdamin at Isang Pugad, Dalawang Ibon kaya’t malamang na muling tangkilikin ng madla ang muli nilang pagpapareha. Sinimulan na niya ang shooting ng Broken Marriage para sa Regal at ng Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? para sa Viva. Dito, ang makakatambal naman niya ay ang perennial box-office mate niyang si Christopher de Leon. With such project in hand, how can she afford to lose? Then, there’s the project Director Mike de Leon has planned for her. Hindi na ito ang Sister Stella L na tungkol sa isang rebeldeng madre. Na-shelve na iyon dahil sa inaasahang magiging problema sa censors. Mike now wants her to do a romance-drama and we heard na baka sa bakuran din ng Viva gawin ang proyektong ito. Sa mga pelikulang nagawa niya recently at maging sa mga susunod pa niyang projects, nalilinya si Vi sa roles ng “the other woman.” A lot of people says it’s the kind of role she does best. Ano kaya ang opinyon tungkol dito? “Tutoong I’ve played the role of the other woman several times na,” tugon niya. “But it’s portrayed not in the usual way na nang-aagaw ako ng asawa kundi in a more sympathetic, understanding manner. Ang ikinatutuwa ko nga is the fact that the public has learned to accept me doing all sort of roles, like the mature roles na ginagawa ko ngayon. Even the sexy scences I did in some of my films. Kung hindi nila tinanggap ang transition ko from being a mere movie star to a serious actress tackling more demanding roles, I doubt very much kung nandito pa rin ako hanggang ngayon. They’ve been very kind to me and for that, it’s only proper that I should be grateful…” – Mario E. Bautista, Movie Flash Magazine, February 17, 1983, reposted by James DR, Pelikula Atbp, 25 May 2017 (READ MORE)

Gerry’s Plan – “…Now what I’d like to happen is to have directors unite and talk about how we can improve our art. Ofcourse, they will say: Why should I share my secrets with Gerry? But that should not be the attitude. I’m not saying this because I’m old, no. I’m passing the buck to the young directors. Talking about achievements, I was given the Life Achievement Award by the FAMAS. But I would like to talk about what I did not achieve. And I pass this thing which I did not achieve to you, to Brocka, to Ishmael Bernal, to Eddie Romero, to the young generation, to – yong si – gumawa ng Vilma Santos… what’s his name now?…(PDC: Celso AD. Castillo.)…Yan! Me tipo, me drive. They can do it if they’ll only try, and given the chance. Pero kami what we spent for money in those days were peanuts, and when you spend peanuts you get – peanuts! Now, budgets are getting bigger. Nevertheless, we still need an Academy because we are slowly being eaten up by foreigners. Ah, you don’t realize 0 look at your morning papers. Look who pays for the biggest advertisements. Not us. If they are not being paid by Americans maybe they’re being paid by the Chinese, or the Japanese. I’d like the movie people to unite in order to perfect themselves. Like these actors…” – Pio de Castro III, WHO Magazine, June 24, 1978, re-posted by James DR, Pelikula ATBP, 08 August 2018 (READ MORE)

FAMAS best of the best – “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit,”a motion picture described by critics as the quintessential Tagalog movie, garnered seven major awards, including best actor and best actres, from Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) in star-studded rites at the Manila Holtel last Saturday. “Bilangin,” which counted three long years in the making, won for its producer Lily Monteverde of Regal Films the top award as Best Picture of 1989 even as its lead players Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III were named best actress and best actor, respectively. The film’s director, Elwood Perez, tied with Eddie Garcia won for “Imortal,” which like “Bilangin,” spanned three generations of a never-ending love affair. In accepting his award, his second in a row from the Famas, Perez thanked the oldest awards body in the local film industry for recognizing and giving credit to the artistic mertis of “Bilangin.” Perez also won as best director last year for “Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos.” Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” also won awards for best arti direction (Ray Maliuanag, Raymond Bajarias, Freddie Valencia and Gerry Pascual); screenplay (Jake Cocadiz and Jigz Recto); sound (Joe Climaco). The movie earlier won both acting and technical honors from the Star and Urian Awards. Other winners: Ricky Davao, best supporting actor (“Abot Hanggang Sukdulan”); Cherrie Gil, best supporting actress (“Ang Bukas Ay Akin”); RR Herrera, best child actor (“Rosenda”); Aiza Seguerra, best child actress (“Ang Pusa”). Orlando Nandres, best story (“Imortal”); Willy Cruz, best song (“Pahiram ng Isang Umaga”); Willy Cruz, musical score (“Pahiram ng Isang Umaga”); Jun Cabrales, special effects (“Joe Pring”); Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao, editing (“Ang Lahat ng Ito Pati na ang Langit”); Joe Batac, cinematography (“Imortal”). Vilma Santos who has five Famas best actress trophies behind her, was elevated to the Hall of Fame in nostalgic, if tearful ceremonies. Sound engineer Rollie Ruta similarly was elevated to the Hall of Fame for having won five awards for best sound. The Famas also gave the following special awards: Lea Salonga (Cirio Santiago Memorial Award and the German Moreno Youth Foundation Award); Bibsy Carballo (Dr. Jose R. Perez Memorial Award for Journalism); Cachupoy (Lou Salvador Sr Memorial Award). Dina Bonevie, glowing in a pink formal dress was named “Face of the Night” and went home richer by P10,000.” – Nestor Cuartero, Tempo, 21 May 1990, re-posted by James DR, Pelikula ATBP (READ MORE)

Most Deserving – “…His reputarion as a commercial director eclipsed whatever in the mid-70s towards serious art. To this day, critics single out his productions of Divorce: Filipino Style and Isang Gabi, Tatlong Babae as landmark films for and about women. His excursions into melodrama, actually his turf, are no less exciting. Nakawin Natin Ang Bawat Sandali; Masarap, Masakit Ang Umibig; Till We Meet Again; Pakawalan Mo Ako; Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos. The last two won for Vilma Santos two Famas trophies to complete her magic five qualifying her to the Hall of Fame. More than any other person’s winning, Perez is most visibly elated by the victory of Tirso Cruz III in Bilangin. “I thought he was more deserving. People have this notion that Tirso is not exactly a good actor but his performance in Bilangin bertrays all that. It’s his old image as a matineer idol that works against him still. I’m glad Pip is over and done with it now and that people are actually convinced how great an actor he is…” – Nestor Cuartero, Tempo, 21 May 1990, re-posted by James DR, Pelikula ATBP (READ MORE)

Walang Reklamo – “…Nang iakyat na sa Hall of Fame si Vilma Santos, ganoon na lamang katahimik ng mga tao sa loob ng Grand Ballroom ng Manila Hotel. Pati sila ay nakiramdam sa feeling ni Ate Vi na walang ginawa noon kundi ang punasan nang punasan ang luha at inom ito nang inom ng tubig dahil siguro nahihirapan siyang huminga at may nakabara sa kanyang lalamunan?…In sum, masaya, matagumpay at okey naman ang 38th FAMAS Awards Night nung Sabado, May 19th. Atleast, walang reklamo at angal na narinig…” – Ross F. Celino, Jr., Unknown source, re-posted by James DR, Pelikula ATBP (READ MORE)

Hall of Fame – “…Tampok nu’ng gabing iyon ang pag-i-elevate sa “Star For All Seasons” na si Vilma Santos sa prestihoyosong Famas Hall of Fame, bunga ng kanyang pagkakamit ng kabuuang limang best actress awards mula sa nasabing award-giving body sa mga nagdaang taon. Binigyang-kulay ang nasabing bahagi ng parangal sa pamamagitan ng isang puno-ng-alaalang musical number na nilahukan ni Vilma, kasama ang cast ng dati niyang TV show na The Sensations na sina Perla Adea, Ike Lozada, Darius Razon, Tony Santos, Jr at Romy Mallari…” – Lito Divinagracia, Unknown source, re-posted by James DR, Pelikula ATBP (READ MORE)

Burlesk Queen, Reyna ng Pelikulang Pilipino – Celso Ad. Castillo’s Burlesk Queen surpasses past attempts to integrate cinematic qualities in a film and Castillo’s own previous experiments, which critics found bombastic and purely commercial. Like no other film by Castillo or other directors, Burlesk Queen, with its synchronized techniques and the significance of its message successfully gives substance to the trendy subject of sex-for-sale. The movie tells of a teen-age burlesque dancer in the ’50s, who suffers deprivation, personal crises, alienation, and in the end, an abortion as she dances her grand finale for survival. With such a simple plot, the movie laudably brings together the talents of director Castillo, screenwriter Mauro Gia Samonte, musical director George Canseco, actors Vilma Santos, Rollie Quizon and Roldan Aquino, cinematographer Ben Lobo, and editor Abelardo Hulleza. Castillo’s creativity is seen in the use of radio darma and music, meaningful gestures, and visual metaphors or allusions to give added psychological and emotional dimensions to dramatic situations. Lucid exposition and delineation of the conflict are carried out through particular techniques like ensemble acting to reveal the individual characters’ needs, emphasis on visual details rather than talky dialogues to drive home a point, and active camera movements (cuts) to suggest the passage of time in the burlesque dancer’s career. The tragic ending is prepared for by a logical presentation of what happens eventually to all the characters. Artistic form and meaningful content merge to convey the film’s statement on society’s view of low-class entertainment. Moralist censure burlesque dancing, but as the stage impressario in Burlesk Queen asks, what form of entertainment then should be given to ordinary people who cannot afford to watch shows which are exclusively for the rich who dictate the community’s morals? The irony lies in the fact that while audiences are entertained, the performers’ lives are none of their concern. For these cheap entertainers who dare to live outside society’s moreal laws, there is only condemnation. – Jun Cruz Reyes, The URIAN Anthology 1970-79, reported by Simon Santos, Video48 Blogspot, 27 August 2018 (READ MORE)

Silent Confrontation – “…The movie brings together fierce cinema rivals Aunor and Vilma Santos as well as Aunor’s then-husband, Christopher de Leon. Skydiving enthusiast Rex (De Leon) and horticulturist Tere (Aunor) are in a stable relationship until the arrival of Sandra (Santos), a liberal-minded artist. Rex embarks on an affair with her, then becomes overcome with guilt when Tere discovers the relationship. Ikaw ay Akin is best known for the “silent” confrontation scene between Aunor and Santos, where neither speak a single line and communicate by just staring at each other…” – Coconuts Manila, 27 July 2018 (READ MORE)

Mod Spotlight – “Bold is the order of the day and even the “sweetest”of our stars are slowly being drawn into it. Vilma Santos, for one, is doing a movie with Merle Fernandez, something with the suggestive title Mga Rosas sa Putikan. Editor-in-chief Ernie Evora Sioco serves you the peice, still piping hot, along with the juiciest bits concerning local filmdom in her “Starliners.” – Mod Magazine, Vol VIII No. 248 May 20 1976

Pati si Vi Kampi Kay Guy – “Kahit sabihing hindi original at chipangga ang gimik ng mga Noranians na mag-collect ng one million signatures para ipakita ang suporta nila kay Nora Aunor sa pag-kaka-kansela ng “Superstar” nito, malaking tagumpay pa ring masasabi ang kampanya. As of last Sunday, 1,200,000 signatures na ang nakokolekta ng grupo. Sa October 1 pa (last telecast ng show) ang deadline ng pangungulekta ng signatures. Sa dami ng sumusuporta sa aktres, hinuhulaang aabot sa dalawang milyon ang makukuhang signatures ng mga taong nas likod ng kampanya. Bago pumuta sa “Superstar,” dinaanan muna ni Guy sa launching ng “Isang Milyong Lagda para sa Superstar” sa Araneta Coliseum. Napaiyak daw ang aktres nang makita ang dami ng taong handang sumuporta sa kanya. Kabilang nga raw sa sumuporta sa aktres ang fans ni Vilma Santos na nakihalo sa mga Noranians noong linggo ng hapon sa Araneta Coliseum. Ang balita, pinapunta raw ni Vilma ang mga tagahanga para ipakita kay Nora na kampi sila rito sa laban niya sa Channel 9. Bukod sa fans, may ipinadala pa raw note si Vilma kay Nora…”- Nitz Miralles, People’s Journal, 29 September 1989

Flash: Vilma personal na nagpaabot ng suporta sa kumareng Guy! RPN 9 makikipagrenegotiate! – “Personal nang ipinaabot ni Vilma Santos ang kaniyang all-out support para sa kaniyang kaibigan at kumareng si Nora Aunor. Ayon sa isang reliable informant ng Bongga, tumawag umano si Vi kay Nora kahapon nang alas dos ng madaling-araw at hayagang sinabing nakahanda anumang oras ang aktres upang sumuporta sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon ng huli. Bagama’t lubos itong ikinatuwa ng Superstar, nagpasubali umano si Nora na kung ang sinasabing bagong programang inialok sa kaniya ng GMA-7 ay isa ring musical, hinding-hindi niya umano iyon tatanggapin, in fairness to Vilma. Sa kabilang dako, may balak umano ang RPN 9 na makipag-renegotiate kay Nora hingil sa programang Superstar. Ito ang ipinarating ni Dennis Cabltin, Marketing Director ng RPN, sa pamamagitan ni Kitchie Benedicto na siyang orihinal na producer-director ng Superstar, at ngayon ay General Manager ng Celebrity Sports Plaza (LD). – Bongga Magazine, 01 October 1989

Thank you, Simon

The online blog of this legendary video rental/store started with it’s firt post on July 1, 2007 with links of what’s the blogger favourite films, etc…since then Video48 became arguably, the number one source of materials for atleast Filipino film buffs, including yours truly. This post is a way of thanking the blogger, Simon Santos (not related to my favourite artist, Vilma Santos) for his kindness of allowing hundreds of his followers to feast with hard-to-find materials on favourite local artists! As what the initial quote from the blog said, “Have you missed something or feeling nostalgic? Feel free to browse and navigate the site. Go to search or press or click the Archive/Vault, Categories or other thumbnails found at the right side of the page. Thank you for coming over!” No, Simon…THANK YOU.

About the Blogger and the blog – Video 48 opened it’s door on October 19, 1988 (making it 30 years old!) and it’s still located at 48 West Avenue Quezon City, Philippines (Phone: 373-2936), that explained the number “48.” According to his profile, Simon loves FPJ, that is the late Fernando Poe Jr. which explained the banner to his blog featuring “da King.” Also, a movie enthusiast and photo hobbyist, which also revealed the reason of so much collection of film memorabilias!

Bookmarked! – “This is no ordinary video rental store. Their clientele include university students, professors, filmmakers, and major broadcast network executives. They have collection of over 10,000 films, all in either Laser, VHS, DVD, or VCD format. They have the compilations Oscar Best Pictures (1928 to 2009), Golden Globe Best Foreign Films (1949 to 2008), and Oscar Foreign Language Films (1948 to 2008). Their standard rate is P30 for a VCD or VHS copy and P40 to P60 for a DVD copy. These rates changes depending on how many titles you borrow. Length of rental is five days. They also sell films such as original copies of The Imagination of Doctor Parnassus and other hard to find film gems. Best of all, Video 48 has copies of great Pinoy films most of us may never have heard of. If you’re addicted to Filipino films, you definitely have to bookmark Video 48’s blog.” – Nicai de Guzman, “Top 10 Spots for Manila’s Film Buffs,” Spot, 01 June 2010 (READ MORE)

Vintage – “One of the best local blogs we’ve come across recently is the Video 48 blog by film enthusiast Simon Santos. Props to the guy for keeping the flame of classic Filipino movies alive and reintroducing these classic films to both local and foreign cinema buffs. His collection of movie minutiae, from vintage posters (such as those of the Eddie Garcia starrer Batuta ni Drakula) to film historical anecdotes, is both wonderful and entertaining, a trip back in time to when local cinema was at its peak…” – Karlo Samson, Maxim Magazine, February 2009 (READ MORE)

Deserves Recognition – “…Thanks to the Internet and the efforts of obsessive fanboys and girls – many of them outside the Philippines – these films are beginning to get some kind of recognition (“respect” may be too strong a word)…It is on the worldwide web, however, where these movies continue to live a preternatural half-life, as downloadable torrents, or legal online DVD purchases, and enshrined as the content of lovingly constructed websites and blogs, ripe for rediscovery…Thankfully, we have a local counterpart in video48 blog. Maintained by one Simon Santos, the site offers a somewhat more balanced view of Philippine cinema, including as it does more mainstream films and fewer of the more extreme type (although it has its share of Pinoy movie arcana, offering for instance, proof of the existence of a 1987 bold film actually titled “Diligin ng Suka ang Uhaw na Lumpia”). It also covers Tagalog komiks and other aspects of Filipino popular culture, with an equally obsessive attention to detail. With a wealth of archival material including news items, photographs, movie posters and scanned artwork, video48 is a true labor of fanboy love…” – Eric S. Caruncho, 05 July 2009, Sunday Inquirer Magazine (READ MORE)

Art Films – “…So why would the likes of Lino Brocka, Nick Joaquin, Lualhati Bautista, Ricky Lee, Laurice Guillen, Jeffrey Jeturian and other noted storytellers trek all the way to West Avenue just to rent a couple of videos? Geez, maybe because there’s something more to it than housing that, which you may have seen on Philippine silverscreen. Unknown to many is that this rare shop had been standing there for the past 15 years. The soft-spoken owner Simon Santos showed us around this haven. Video 48 (the name is culled from its address—48 West Avenue), a two-story unit where the popular titles in VHS, VCD and DVD are found in the first floor, while the laser disc and betamax copies are kept upstairs…It all began in 1988 when movie home viewing was only made possible by the betamax and then a little later by the Laser Disc. Santos, a film-lover himself, collected his favorite films in these formats. His early collection of 200 titles included the films of Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Vittorio de Sica, Federico Fellini, Kurosawa and Almodovar. When his friends began borrowing his copies, an idea fell on his lap and kindled the urge to put up a video-renting business. “My family was then growing and I needed extra jinglers in my pocket,” he said. “But is was a risky venture. Back then, in the late eighties, video shops were opening all over the country. Also, cable television networks were being established and film piracy was becoming rampant. I had to be careful of how these might affect the business, but I chose to offer renters an alternative by making my own collection of classics and art films available…” – Iris Ayong, Manila Times, 7 May 2004 (READ MORE)

Disciple of the Cinema – “…Everyone who enters Video 48 is welcomed to a celebrity corner, where the icons of Philippine cinema have etched their musings. Celso Ad Castillo, for instance, declares: “To whom I pin my aesthetic hopes.” Luciano “Chaning” Carlos ushers in the visitor with the statement: “Enter the dazzling world of the past through Video 48. Truly entertaining coupled with warm reception and friendly persuasions.” For his part, Maryo J. de los Reyes pays tribute to the man behind Video 48: “A great disciple of the cinema! See you always at the movies!” Conceived during the betamax craze in 1988, Video 48 sprang from the collection of owner Simon Santos. “Watching movies is my favorite pastime,” he says. “My inventory grew gradually and friends started to rent from me.” Starting with two favorite directors, Alfred Hitchcock and Akira Kurosawa, Simon’s compilation has reached to thousands of movie titles, from classics to new releases, from common to rare ones, from art to foreign language films, from documentaries to Hollywood blockbusters, from Tagalog films to several other genres. Available in VCD and DVD formats, and yes even in VHS, these titles are either for rent or for sale. Among its cult followers are film students, collectors and enthusiasts, including the late National Artists Lino Brocka and Nick Joaquin…” – Ieth Inolino, Sense & Style, September 2009 (READ MORE)

Dawn of Various Formats – “…Almost 21 years after its debut, Video 48 has proven its mettle. While local rental shops have come and gone, the shop has witnessed the dawn of various formats: Betamax, VHS, laser disc, VCD, and DVD. Some have thrust into oblivion, but surprisingly, these formats share a roof in Video 48. Though the influx of cable television and piracy somehow challenged Video 48’s success, Mr. Santos has managed to keep things exciting. “Sometimes I have to add some interesting titles to my existing inventory, like art films, operas, documentaries. I now sell movie posters, magazines, movie memorabilia, movie related toys and action figures to complement my existing business,” he says. Notwithstanding, the minor changes in the shop, it still looks like an old school video shack— the kind that people flock to for weekend movie marathons. There is recognizable delight in combing the familiar-looking aisles for remarkable titles. Perhaps that’s what kept Video 48 rolling all these years, nostalgia.” – Kristy Ann Texon, Sidetrip Tarvel magazine!, July – October 2009 (READ MORE)

Film is Life – “…Way before YouTube and pirated DVDs, there were video stores that provided the common person’s movie needs. Video 48 was and continues to be one of them. Founded by Simon Santos in 1988, it became home to hundreds of films in different media through the decades— from betamax and VHS tapes, laser discs (yes, they still exist), VCDs, and DVDs. In the mood for a James Dean’s bad boy marathon or maybe some Kurosawa/Hitchcock/Bergman classics? How about a taste of local films starring FPJ and Dolphy from the 70s? Video 48’s extensive line-up of hard-to-find films has attracted a myriad of excellent directors like the late Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal, writers Nick Joaquin and Pete Lacaba. Toys adorn the white walls and wooden shelves as much as posters. A life-sized model of Master Yoda even takes the space at the store’s entrance, as if inviting passers-by to come inside and join the Force. Because as Simon has proven, watching films is more than just a fun activity you do to get away from real life. It is life…” – Nante Santamaria, Status Magazine, March 2010 (READ MORE)

FPJ Fanatic – “…Simon’s main reason for putting up Video48 back in October 19, 1988 involved his need to support his family and to end his dependence on his parent’s business. Having a strong interest in movies, he decided that a video rental store would hit two birds with one stone; it would fulfill his family’s everyday expenses, as well as his own appetite for cinema. “I had a seven year old and a nine year old daughter that time, and Betamaz was all the rave. So I decided to put up Video48,” he said. “At the same time, I also like what I do.”…I grew up during the 60’s, during the time of FPJ (Fernando Poe Jr), Joseph Estrada and Jess Lapid,” he said, “Brocka and Bernal also started during the 60’s.”…Video48’s clientele is usually comprised of film enthusiast who, like Simon grew up during the time when the internet was still nonexistent and FPJ, Estrada and Dolphy (Rodolfo Quizon) ruled the cinemas. As proof, Simon (a self-confessed FPJ fanatic) even posted autographs he had collected over the years of his favorite movie actors, the most prominent of which is FPJ’s on the door of Video48. “Maraming nagpupunta sa akin, lalo na ‘yong mga balikbayan na naghahanap ng lumang pelikula ni FPJ, Joseph Estrada at Dolphy. Added revenue ‘yon sa part ko. Nakakatuwa na nakakagenerate siya ng income para sa akin,” he said…However, Video48 is not without its struggles: “Nung 1990s nagkaroon ng Cable TV kaya medyo bumagsak iyong video industry noong time na ‘yon.” The spread of piracy in the country has also taken toll. “Biro mo nagbabayad ka ng license at bumibili ng original 350 person ang isa tapos paparenta mo lang ng 30 pesos. Ilang beses mo ipapa-rent ‘yun? 10 times bago ka kumita. Pero kapag pirated, 30 pesos lang para mabili mo ‘yong pelikula.” Simon said…”Gusto ko talaga ang ginagawa ko dahil worth it naman. Hindi ka naman magsusucceed sa ginagawa mo pag di mo gusto…” – Raydon Reyes, Photo: Katrina Lucano Fudge Magazine, August 2008 (READ MORE)

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