Man to Man, Chest to Chest: ESPRIT de CORPS

esprit de corps 2

esprit de corps 1

From the maker of the highly acclaimed, “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, comes a new indie film about corruption-seduction drama set in a Christian school for boys, a year before Marcos fell from power.

Debuting with his new name as Kanakan Balintagos, film director Aureus Solito delivers another maestro when ESPRIT de CORPS had its worldwide gala premier last night during the Cinema One Originals Festival 2014 held at Trinoma Cinema.

esprit de corps cinema one

Here’s the “intriguing” synopsis:

It was the last three weeks of Military training when it was compulsory during the Marcos Dictatorship. The cadets must pass through hell week: grueling physical tests, war games and a final test at the dreaded Interrogations Room!

Many are aspiring for the position of Major Mac Favila. He is every cadet’s ideal officer- sharp, snappy, witty and most of all the most—macho among the school’s officers. Privates Abel Sarmiento and Cain Fujioka are the top contenders for his position.

Will they do anything to get his position? Or will they end the cycle of corruption?

esprit de corps 3

The film stars Sandino Martin (do we get the Coco Martin-in-the-making vibes on him?) is the abused Private Abel—the Un-seduceable! Find out his story along with newcomers JC Santos (who plays the macho Major Mac—the Corruptor! Watch his military corruption tactics in the movie) and Lharby Policarpio (who plays in his first seductive lead role as Private Cain—the seducer! See him seduce another seducer in the movie).

Esprit de Corps three leads

If you missed the premier yesterday night, frown not because “makaka-DATE nyo na mga KADETE” on the following regular screenings. So boys and girls, “Attention!”

esprit de corps screening time

Watch the trailer here.

esprit de corps poster


Bench “The Naked Truth” Show and Promo!

Coco Martin Bench The Naked Truth

The truth will all set us free!…literally. Get a free invite to witness the much-anticipated bi-annual BENCH denim and underwear fashion show titled, “The Naked Truth” will be held this Sept 19, 2014 at Mall of Asia Arena. To avail of the free invite, shop ’til you drop with the minimum purchase of BENCH goodies. Mechanics of the promo HERE. Or click the below pic. . .

Bench The Naked Truth Promo

Aside from Coco Martin (pictured above), expect royal flaunting of abs, bulges and buns from these other celebrities as they parade BENCH’s newest denim and undergarment collections. . .

Arnold Van Opstal Bench The Naked Truth Dominic Roque Bench The Naked Truth Dennis Trillo Bench The Naked Truth Paulo Avelino Bench The Naked Truth Markki Stroem Bench The Naked Truth Martin del Rosario Bench The Naked Truth Vince Ferraren Bench The Naked Truth Tom Rodriguez Bench The Naked Truth

So what are you waiting for? Next year? LOL. Shop now to the nearest BENCH store in your area or via Online to avail of this free invite and see the THE NAKED TRUTH!

Post Note: It’s been awhile my beloved INMP Readers and thanks so much (as always) for hanging on and dropping by my blog. Hope you enjoy my 350th blog post today and more posts soon! {^*^}

Cyndi Lauper & Madonna: On Helping Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

Even pop royalties and 80’s rivals, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna are extending their love and thoughts for the typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines.

Cyndi Lauper expressed her concerns via her official Twitter account last November 13:

cyndi lauper typhoon haiyan philippinesAnd this wasn’t the first time the Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winning artist donated to the typhoon victims in the Philippines. Back in 1989 after her first concert stint in Manila, Ms. Lauper reached out to the typhoon victims. Read the previous article here.

Madonna on the other hand, is convincing her fans to help donate via her official Facebook account through Mercy Corps:

madonna typhoon haiyan philippinesWords can’t express how grateful we, the whole Filipino nation, are to you Cyndi and Madonna! A huge thanks, hugs and salute to you both.

And once again, a big shout once again to ALL THE NATIONS of the world for your undying support! THANK YOU! God bless you all!
thank you