Man to Man, Chest to Chest: ESPRIT de CORPS

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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.

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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?

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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).

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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!”

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Watch the trailer here.

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Bench “The Naked Truth” Show and Promo!

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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. . .

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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. . .

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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! {^*^}

Azkals Also Made News For Philippines On November 24, 2012

Three global beauty pageants were held yesterday: Miss Earth 2012 in Manila in which our very own Stephany Stefanowitz was crowned Miss Air; Mister International 2012 in Bangkok as I foreseewherein our representative did not make it even as one of the finalists (proving that the phrase, “The third time’s the charm” is not really always the case when a back-to-back victory for Philippines eventuated both in the Land of Smiles earlier this month for Kevin Balot who nabbed the title Miss International Queen 2012 and for June Macasaet who won the Manhunt International 2012 belt); and last but not the least, a 1st Runner Up victory for Andrew Wolff on the Mister World 2012 competition held in Kent, England.

But you see, it’s not just “beauty & brains” day for the Philippines yesterday. It was also about sports as our very own Azkals (portmanteau of Filipino slang term, “Asong Kalye” or “Street Dog”) did their very best to score at least 1 goal over Thailand‘s War Elephants who tallied 2 goals at Rajamangala Stadium here in Bangkok during the opening of the Group A matches in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.

The Azkals will have two more round of games to wrap up this week hoping to emerge victoriously over Vietnam on November 27 and with Myanmar on the 30th.

In the long run, I just want to congratulate each and everyone of them whether they represented our country on the stage of pageantry or in a sports arena…for making us Filipinos so proud. Mabuhay to all of you!