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Professor wins in
research gab

A Philosophy professor won a major award for his research paper on the concept of accountability in the "crisis in leadership and ethics" that besets the Philippines.

Prof. Ferdinand Mangiban received the Platinum-International Quality Award for his paper “Crises in Leadership and Ethics: A Ricoeurean Approach to Authentic Responsibility and Accountability” at the 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research held recently in Bacolod City.

His paper discusses concepts by Paul Ricoeur on how one relates to another person, and how this ideally develops responsibility.

“Self-interest must not be prioritized to give space for the common good. This is possible only when we accept our responsibility as part of a certain community, a community struggling to have a better life, not only for one’s life but for all. It takes responsibility to have a community of good and morally upright leaders”, Mangibin said in his paper.

The conference was organized by the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research on the theme, “Practical and Breakthrough Solutions for a Sustainable Asian Region”.*RG

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Kylie Padilla steps
into the spotlight

Moving beyond the shadow of her famous actor-dad, Kylie Padilla has started to carve a name in the industry all on her own.

Her first solo project, Blusang Itim, was such a success that GMA-7 is once again banking on the pretty and talented young star as she topbills the new afternoon drama, "The Good Daughter". The program will premiere on February 13 after Kokak on GMA Afternoon Prime, a press release from the television network said.

In her new project, Kylie plays Bea, a sweet yet assertive teenager who meets a turning point in her life when her mother dies and her father marries someone she disapproves of. As she learns of her stepmother's true intentions, Bea is forced to reveal a tougher side to her personality and fight for the sake of her family.

She is joined by a pool of reputable actors led by Raymond Bagatsing who plays the role of Rico, Bea's father and owner of a successful coffee shop business; Alicia Mayer as Sharon, Rico's first love and Bea's step-mother; and Glydel Mercado as Tina, Bea's mother, who will suffer a painful death in the story.

Playing equally challenging roles are Rocco Nacino as Darwin, Sharon's son from her first husband and Bea's love interest; LJ Reyes as Frances, Darwin's sister and another villain in the story; Angelie Nicole Sanoy as Julia, Sharon's daughter with Rico, who holds the key to the real reason behind Tina's death; and introducing the newest Kapuso actress, Max Collins, who will play an important role as Ziri, Bea's best friend and the third person in the love triangle with Bea and Darwin.

Completing the cast are Dion Ignacio as Paul , Frances ' submissive boyfriend; Ervic Vijandre as Mario, an aspiring model and a barista at Rico's café; and Ms. Luz Valdez as Lola Lourdes, Bea's doting grandmother, the press release said.

Updates about The Good Daughter may be obtained from its official facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheGoodDaughter), twitter account (www.twitter.com/GoodDaughterGMA) and the GMA Network website (www.GMANetwork.com), the press release added.*

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Prayer groups invited
to reunion, fellowship

The Sto. Niño Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group is celebrating its 19th anniversary and is inviting all charismatic renewal members and prayer groups to a reunion and fellowship, February 11, a press release from organizers said.

Activities willbe held at the Sto. Niño Parish and Shrine, fronting the Bacolod City Health Office, at A.B. Parreño Street, Bacolod City.

It will start 1 p.m. followed by the praise and worship at 1:30 p.m., spiritual talk by Fr. Mitch Guadalupe at 2 p.m., mass by Fr. Segundo Chua III at 3 p.m., and fellowship at 4 p.m., the press release added.*

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Bacollywood opens today

In celebration of this year’s National Arts Month, Bacollywood: Cinema Rehiyon National Film Festival, a pilot project of the National Commission of Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Cinema, will kick off today and will end Feb. 11.

This is in conduit with Crossing Negros Cultural Foundation Inc. and produced by Produksyon Tramontina Inc., a press release from organizers said. 

The festival at Robinson’s Movie World Cinema 6  opens 8 a.m.  today at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall,  hosted by Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. 

Guests include Peque Gallaga, Celso Ad Castillo, Fr. Danilo Isidro, Dr. Mike Rapatan, Byron Bryant, Joel Shepard, Max Tessier, Axel Estein, Philip Cheah, Ronald Arguelles, Hobart Xavier, Jag Garcia, as well as a delegation of over 75 filmmakers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the press release said.

The Cine de Barrio component that  will shown  in alternative venues in the barangays will feature films from the Visayas at Brgy. 19  today.   It includes Halad by Paolo Lindaya (Bacolod), Promisa by EJ Ballesteros (Bacolod),  Saranghe My Tutor by Victor Villanueva (Cebu), Small World by Marvin Russel Elaba (Bohol), Suga by Stephen Abanto (dumaguete), and Tamawo by Peque Gallaga (Bacolod).

Films from Luzon will be shown on February 9 at Brgy. Villamonte to include Bogwa by Malaya Camporedondo (Baguio), Baon by Mark Sherwin Maestro (Cavite), Ang Payaso At Ang Prinsesa by Kris Anne Dela Peña (Batangas),  Maulap Na Kalangitan Na May Kalat-kalat Na Pag-ulan by Jason Paul Laxamana (Nueva Ecija), Sanayan lang Ang Pagpatay by Gil Joseph Sanchez  (Camarines Sur), and Roleks by Philip Matthew Rosales and Nostradamus Flores (Batangas).  On February 10 films from Mindanao will be shown in Brgy. Punta Taytay, the press release said.

Screenings are ticketed but free of charge, the press release added.*


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People & Events
Kylie Padilla steps into the spotlight
Prayer groups invited to reunion, fellowship
Bacollywood opens today

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