Category Archives: Film and TV

“Maid In Turkey,” A New Film By Director Joel Lamangan

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The professional rivalry between veteran film maker Director Joel Lamangan and rising young Director Darryl Yap has gone to new heights — high above the terrains of Turkey.

It will be recalled that Lamangan had criticized Yap for his new film, “Maid in Malacañang” where the former questioned what he said was a revision of history by the latter.

Now, the rivalry is on the big screen, with Yap’s film opening on August 3 and Lamangan’s new documentary, ”Maid in Turkey.”

Yap’s film revolves around the last 72 hours of the Marcos family before they were whisked away to Hawaii, seen from the perspective of the presidential palace’s household staff.

Lamangan’s documentary follows the adventures of Leni Robredo, particularly her experiences in Turkey — hot air balloon and all, and her incognito service as a maid, er, matron of honor for the wedding of a Turkish couple.

The race is on for the box office!

Post ’Ang Probinsyano’: Coco Martin To Play Darna!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – It has entertained millions of Filipino households for seven years, but ”FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” is finally coming to an end.

But the good news is Cardo Dalisay will not fade away into oblivion.

ABS-CBN has announced that the fantasy series ”Darna” will replace “Ang Probinsyano” starting in August, and the exciting news is that Coco Martin (Dalisay) will play the lead role of ”Darna.”

This is welcome news for fans of Martin and the long-running teleserye.

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) To Be Renamed MMTF

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is introducing a total makeover and a new name beginning in 2022.

MMFF is an annual film festival held in Metro Manila, and runs from December 25 through the first weekend of January in the following year. During the course of the festival, movie theaters show only films that are approved by its jurors and exclude foreign films.

Past festivals have given the rare opportunity to film production companies to feature so-so films and performers while still breaking box office records. Notably absent were quality films moviegoers have come to expect.

It is because of this that thefestival management has decided to rename it MMTF, or Metro Manila Takilya Festival to further capitalize on the film entries’ box office potential.

We especially congratulate perennial MMFF featured actor Vice Ganda.