Barkada movie of the year

Published June 20, 2018, 4:05 PM

by Agence-France-Presse

THE CAST of Regal Entertainment’s ‘Walwal’
THE CAST of Regal Entertainment’s ‘Walwal’

Regal Entertainment Inc. is coming out soon with “Walwal” starring Elmo Magalona, Jerome Ponce, Kiko Estrada and Donny Pangilinan.

Directed by Jose Javier Reyes, the movie is reminiscent of classic Filipino barkada movies, only this time, it represents the relationships and sensibilities of the current generation.

“Walwal” is a colloquial word among Pinoy millennials. The term is believed to have been derived from the phrase “walang pakialam” and its closest English translation is “to get wasted” from drinking too much alcohol.

Elmo plays Dondi, a good son who lived life pleasing the people around him. Jerome is Intoy in the movie – a young athlete aspiring to discover the real identity of his biological father.

Direk Joey returns to Regal after he helmed “Our Mighty Yaya” in 2017. “Walwal” could be considered as the millennial counterpart of his 1994 youth-oriented movie, “Pare Ko.”

“Walwal” opens in cinemas on June 27.


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    Ken Chan
    Ken Chan

So the story goes

On the GMA primetime series “The Cure,” Ken Chan as Joshua and Arra San Agustin’s character Anna are a couple expecting their first child.

His becoming a father soon has given Joshua another reason to live and the more he has become intense in his desire to help his mother Evangeline (Jaclyn Jose) in finding a cure for the epidemic that has affected their people.

Topbilled by Jennylyn Mercado and Tom Rodriguez, “The Cure” airs weeknights on GMA Telebabad.


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