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Monday, April 29, 2024

Movies That Mark 30th Year in April 2024

At least 10 Filipino movies were released in theaters in April 1994. Many of these movies can now be viewed on YouTube, while others are occasionally aired on free television.

Biboy Banal: Pagganti Ko, Tapos Kayo
Antipolo Massacre: The Cecilia Masagca Story, Jesus Save Us
Sige … Ihataw Mo! Dancin' with the Motion
Gen. Tapia: Sa Nagbabagang Lupa
Kadenang Bulaklak
Buhay ng Buhay Ko
Markadong Hudas
Binibini ng Aking Panaginip
God … Save the Babies
Alyas Boy Ama … Tirador

Details of each mentioned title follow.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Shaider at 40 - Still Unforgettable

Space Sheriff Shaider is a tokusatsu television show that originally aired in Japan from March 2, 1984, to March 8, 1985. It is amazing to think that the debut of the original series marks its fortieth anniversary this year. Let us have another trip down memory lane to find out how the series has remained ingrained in the memories of millions of children who watched the Filipino-dubbed version. 

It was in 1988 when ABS-CBN introduced the series to local audiences as Shaider.  Apparently in line with the newly-reopened network's aim to reach more Filipino audiences, the original Japanese series was dubbed in Tagalog. If I remember correctly, it aired from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday. In later years, the series was also broadcast on other networks, including IBC and GMA. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Bataan in the Movies During the Second World War

Today, we commemorate the Day of Valor, officially known as Araw ng Kagitingan. In this national observance in the Philippines, we honor the Filipino and American soldiers who bravely fought in the Battle of Bataan. The holiday also provides an opportunity to a watch a couple of American films about the said battle: Bataan and Back to Bataan. Both films have titles that include the name of the historic province.

Image Credit: Provincial Government of Bataan