‘Bakwit Boys,’ graded ‘A’ by CEB

Published August 13, 2018, 4:05 PM

by Hannah Torregoza 

“Bakwit Boys,” latest film offering of T-Rex Entertainment, has been given an “A” grade by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). It’s just one of the seven films produced by T-Rex graded “A” and “B,” the others being “Deadma Walking” and “Patay Na Si Hesus.”

Director Jason Paul Laxamana (center) and the cast of ‘Bakwit Boys’ (mb.com.ph)
Director Jason Paul Laxamana (center) and the cast of ‘Bakwit Boys’

An entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2018 which runs from Aug. 15 to 21, “Bakwit Boys” is directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, who also made the blockbuster “100 Tula Para Kay Stella.”

The inspiring movie brings together the break-out artists in showbiz: Rising actress Devon Seron, stage heartthrob Vance Larena, noontime TV idols Ryle Santiago and Nikko Natividad and singing champion Mackie Empuerto. The movie is about four brothers and the one dreamer who motivates them.

Direk Jason said “‘Bakwit Boys” is about family, it is about the underdogs and about dreamers. We hope that the movie will have viewers singing – and crying tears of joy – until the credits roll and until they step out of the cinema.”

Featured in the movie are six original songs by Jhaye Cura: “Ligtas Ka Na,” “Fiona,” “High In You,” “Patibong,” “Tayong Dalawa” and “Kung Di Ikaw.”

Also in the cast of “Bakwit Boys” are Alma Concepcion, Nanding Josef, Jeric Raval, Michael “Eagle” Riggs, with special appearances by Sebastian Castro, Cai Cortez, Kiray Celis, and Albie Casiño.

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Nora’s last of siblings
passed away in US

When we consoled with the superstar Nora Aunor on the recent death of her sister Tita, she sounded really sad when she said, “Nag-iisa na lang ako Mare, iniwan na nila ako lahat, mga magulang ko’t mga kapatid. (I’m all alone now, Mare, all of them had left me, my parents, my siblings.)”

Nora Aunor (mb.com.ph)
Nora Aunor

Her sister died in San Diego, California and the more that Nora felt devastated because she couldn’t go and say goodbye to her. She has work to do, especially her current drama series “Onanay” which started airing last Aug. 6. This is another project which will showcase once more Nora’s dramatic prowess.

Playing the title role is Jo Berry and Nora plays her mother. Also in the cast are Cherie Gil, Mikee Quintos, Kate Valdez, Gardo Verzosa, Wendel Ramos, Rochelle Pangilinan, Vaness del Moral, Enrico Cuenca, and Adrian Alandy, among others. Director is Gina Alajar.

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Happy b-day greetings today, Aug. 14, go to Mayor Charles Pizarro, Ligaya Salonga, former Caloocan Vice Mayor Nancy Quimpo, Auggie Cordero, Nolie Hans, Herbert de Joya, Vicky de Leon Mojica, Letty Tumangan, Zeny Salgado, Gigi Buhay, Jun Yamzon, Lyle Escano Bodomo, Carlo Gonzalez, and Kim Rodriguez… Aug. 15: Pinky de Leon, Floro Mercene, Philip de Belen, Cogie Domingo, Peter Stevens, Arturo Go, Susan Magalona, Atty. Mario Garcia, Marvin Agustin’s twins Sebastian and Santiago, Ed JP Yap, Jennylei Caberte, Redj Francisco, Lynn Sherman, and PAO Chief Persida Acosta…