IN PICTURES: Stars come down for MMFF 2021 Gabi ng Parangal

There was no red carpet at the 47th Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City on Dec. 27.

But the showbiz industry celebrated the reopening of Philippine theaters after more than years of the pandemic. The celebration was somewhat austere and reserved.

Here are some pictures taken by Manila Bulletin photographer Noel B. Pabalate during the annual awards night:

Edu Manzano and Cherry Pie Picache
Director Joey Reyes
Rez Cortes
Pio Balbuena
Rans Rifol
Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education J. Prospero de Vera, National Artist for Literature Rio Lamario, MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos, and Boots Anson-Roa
Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano
Christian Bables
Raymond Bagatsing