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Showing posts with label DINA BONNEVIE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DINA BONNEVIE. Show all posts

Monday, August 15, 2011


Produced during the Aquino administration, Lino Brocka's Oropronobis was banned for commercial exhibition because of its anti-militarization theme, but was previewed at the UP Film Center. Manuel Morato, former chairman of Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), banned the release of this film due to the harsh violence that was portrayed and the explicit message expressed by the director regarding the sensitive issues of the film. Several institutions, especially the military and the government, were targeted by the theme of the movie. (source: wikipilipinas)

The movie
never came out in original home video, whether in beta or VHS format. However, it was released in Laser Disc format in the early 90s under the title "Fight for Us."

Product Description: The place: the Philippines. The time: the uncertain aftermath of a bloody revolution to overthrow a corrupt dictatorship. But now the shattered nation faces a new, more insidious threat: the ruthless death squads of the Orapronobis - a violent and depraved cult of political vigilantes bent on total control of the country. Emerging from prison to challenge this new order is Jimmy Cordero, a priest and social activist jailed under the old regime. Soon, Cordero is caught up in a web of political treachery, barbaric torture and inhuman brutality that leaves his young son murdered and mutilated his lover, raped and left for dead. In the tradition of such political thrillers as "Missing," “Under Fire," and “Salvador” and based on true incidents, “Fight For Us" is a dramatic ride into explosive political turmoil and heart-stopping heroism.

In 1985, in the remote town of Dolores, the Orapronobis, a group of anti-communist vigilantes under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Bembol Roco), executed a foreign priest who gave the last rites to an alleged rebel, who was also killed by the same group. At the success of the 1986 EDSA revolt, political detainees, led by Jimmy Cordero (Philip Salvador), celebrate the fall of the dictatorship. All political prisoners were released, including Jimmy, an ex-priest-turned-underground revolutionary. Not long after, Jimmy married a human rights activist, Trixie (Dina Bonnevie). He became an advocate of human rights. Despite Trixie’s protests, Jimmy and Trixie’s brother, Roland (William Lorenzo) went with a fact-finding mission to Dolores to investigate the latest crime committed by the Orapronobis. Jimmy met Esper (Gina Alajar), his ex-girlfriend. He found out that he had a son with her, Camilo (RR Herrera). They agreed to keep Jimmy’s true identity a secret from the boy. Conniving with the military, the Orapronobis step up their acts of terrorism.

Jimmy’s group was forced to evacuate the townspeople to the town church, then later to Manila. Back in Manila, Jimmy turned down a friend’s invitation to rejoin the underground movement. Later, he and Roland were ambushed. Jimmy survived, but not Roland. He recovered and shortly after that, Trixie gave birth to their child. Soldiers raided the refugee center with a masked man who identified several of the barrio folk as rebels. The refugees and the human rights activists complained to the government. Esper and her son were abducted by the Orapronobis who accused Esper of helping the rebels. She was raped and beaten up by Kumander Kontra in front of Camilo. Fighting back, she shot at Kontra. In a hysterical rage, Kontra went on a shooting rampage, killing Esper, Camilo and the captured barrio men. Later, the military brought the casualties to the town plaza where Jimmy wept over the bodies of Esper and his son. The film ends with Jimmy contacting his old colleague from the underground.
(Source: IMDB)

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Celebrity Magazine/ August 31, 1980
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It was actor Alfie Anido who led Dina Bonnevie into the movies. They met in a pictorial for a magazine which paired them off for a cover story. Alfie was already in the movies the. He was just taking time out from the set of Nympha, a Regal movie which reestablished Alma Moreno’s reign as the country’s top sex symbol, a title which, as per publicity, she is about to lose to Dina. After the pictorial, Alfie invited Dina to the set where Alma was in shooting. “I like Alma because I’ve always found her sexy. I’ve always wanted to see her in person,” Dina explains.

At the set, Alfie introduced Dina to (Director) Joey Gosiengfiao who was directing the movie. And what do you know, the man who is known only for discovering beauty in men (Orestes Ojeda, Al Tantay and Alfie Anido were is “discoveries”) was bowled over by Dina’s pulchritude. He gave her a screen test, showed Lily Monteverde (better known as Mother Lily) the results, and even Mother Lily had probably wished at that time that Dina was her daughter. From then on, Dina became another Joey Gosiengfiao protégée, just like Alfie.
(Source: Celebrity Magazine/ August 31, 1980)

Dina (b.1961) was already 18, when she starred as a young and innocent ‘provinciana’ in Katorse in 1980. This was her breakout movie after two successful movie stints in Temptation Island (1980)and Underage (1980).

Thursday, November 19, 2009


The APO Hiking Society, the popular musical group of Danny Javier, Boboy Garovillo and Jim Paredes has made 22 record albums; hosted several television shows including their own noontime Sunday show "Sa Linggo nAPO Sila" and noontime daily show (Monday to Saturday) "'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila"; and launched hugely successful major solo concerts and countless provincial, dinner, and corporate shows. They have performed in over 50 cities in the United States, in Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Japan to bring Original Pilipino Music to Filipinos the world over.

During the span of their career, Apo has been one of the primary adherents to the Original Pilipino Music or OPM music movement and has made several contributions for the said movement. The Apo is also involved in record production, talent management and even organizing artists under the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM). The group is also instrumental in establishing careers of new artists in the Philippines.

In 1981, the trio shared top billings with rising teen stars Dina Bonnevie and Alfie Anido in a musical-comedy movie directed by Joey Gosiengfiao titled "Blue Jeans." One rarely seen them in movies.

Watch them in some hilarious comedy scenes and seeing them doing memorable musical hit numbers, including the theme song of the movie is a triple treat. Here's the short clips---

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Courtesy of Regal Films


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