Opening nationwide on Wednesday, May 15, is the horror flick Kuwaresma which depicts how far a mother (Sharon Cuneta) will go to protect her children. A Mother’s Day offering, Kuwaresma is Sharon’s first horror starrer directed by Erik Matti and starring John Arcilla as Sharon’s husband, with the Gonzales siblings Kent and Pam as their children haunted by a dark past in an old house. Produced by Reality Entertainment and Globe Studios, Kuwaresma marks the first time two “megas” are working together — a Megastar and a Mega-director. Sharon sat down for an all-encompassing “who-what-where-when-how” Conversation. Who Who is your greatest love? “Well, of course, my husband (Sen. Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan)…now. But before him, I have to say si Richard (Gomez). Actually, it’s a toss-up between Richard and Robin (Padilla). Hahahaha! Honest ‘yan, ha!” Who do you trust with your secrets? “My friends … [Read more...] about Sharon Cuneta Unbound
Family dark secrets
TIRANA: After years of scouring documents, tapes and then the slopes of a mountain above Tirana, Jovan Plaku found the remains of 13 people in a forest where he believes his father was executed by Albania's former communist regime.A decade later, the 45-year-old is hoping to finally get answers about whether his father is among those found after Albania launched a landmark effort to identify the victims.The dead found on Dajti mountain are among more than 5,000 executed during the communist era. The fate and final whereabouts of many remain unknown, nearly three decades after the fall of communism in 1991.The victims of the killings were political opponents, religious believers or regular citizens reported for "treason", "espionage" or "sabotage" against the paranoid regime of dictator Enver Hoxha.In the period since communism's collapse, Albania has been reluctant to open up this dark chapter of history.So the search for the missing has been left to the tireless efforts of ordinary … [Read more...] about Albanians unearth dark past searching for communism’s victims
I cry in movies. Often, in fact. I was well prepared for Avengers: Endgame to bring me to tears. I was prepared for major character deaths and large, sweeping changes to the universe. I was not, however, prepared for the tears of joy that came before those somber moments. When I was a kid, I read Marvel comics monthly. I was in middle school when the original Civil War comics were being rolled out; Planet Hulk captivated me as a kid, and still remains my favorite Marvel storyline. But when I was growing up, comic books and superheroes were not exactly cool. Iron Man and The Dark Knight would work together to largely change that perception in the summer of 2008, but for the decade prior to that, I was actually picked on by other kids for reading my X-Men or Spider-Man comics during lunch or on the playground. I grew up during a time when people in Myanmar weren’t fans of comic characters. But things have since changed substantially. Now, we have massively … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame
Facebook rolls out dating feature in the Philippines MANILA, Philippines — New dating features will soon be available for Facebook users in the Philippines. The social media company, during the 2019 F8 conference held in California, said it will soon roll out the Facebook Dating feature in the Philippines and 13 other countries. The feature – currently available in Colombia, Thailand, Canada, Argentina and Mexico – allows users to discover potential matches within their own Facebook communities, including among friends of friends or those who belong in same groups. Announced last year, Facebook Dating enables users to create a dating profile that is separate from their Facebook profile. Potential matches will be recommended based on dating preferences, things in common and mutual friends. “They’ll have the option to discover others with similar interests through their groups or events. However, … [Read more...] about Facebook rolls out dating feature in the Philippines
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?