Calling Filipino talents in the arts from padadacfilms

Hello everyone! I’m here to spread the word to all Filipino talents who might want to get involve in our future productions. We are always in the look out for new acting talents and crew who has a passion in filmmaking. For more information check out our website www.padadacfilms.com

New U.K. time travel novel featuring Filipino characters and locations

Image of 'Glow' book cover

Author C Ramos-Stovin contacted us to introduce his debut novel, ‘Glow: The Infinite Realms and Uncertain Certainties of Time’, which will be released on hardback on 11 October 2010. Glow is an exciting, intelligent and action packed time travel/ghost story and
using his two daughters as inspiration.

Mr Ramos-Stovin is an Englishman married to a Filipina who came to the U.K. to perform in Miss Saigon and The King and I. He now has two daughters and since being married has become very close to a lot of Filipinos. He tells us that his love of the Philippines and its people inspired him to give something back to a country.

You can visit the official book website to download the first few chapters for free.

C Ramos-Stovin: “ABS-CBN asked me a few questions relating to the Philippines and these are
the answers I gave:

1) Why did you choose a British Pinay protagonist?

I chose to use a British Pinoy character for the female lead after
deciding that there were far too many male action leads and that for what
was needed in this story, there was no reason that the character
shouldn’t be a female. I then very quickly came to the decision that if
the protagonist was to be a girl, then who better to base her on but my two
half Filipino daughters. I used traits from both and amalgamated them into
one character. Giving Filipinos something to be proud of as well as
something my daughters could read and really identify with as well as get
lost in. I then needed various locations and with no budget restraints, it
meant for the first time in my writing career, I could write whatever the
story needed, not what a limited budget would allow. So Manila was the
ideal choice for a number of chapters but I believe that any Filipino
reading will have never pictured the Philippines in this way. It’s a
unique story with a unique angle on who we are, where we come from and what
our futures could hold if we don’t take care of our planet. But it sets
the Philippines apart as a unique and wonderful setting for any story.

2) What do you hope to achieve? What kind of impact do you hope it will
make?

Ultimately I want everyone all over the world to read Glow because
it’s an entertaining, fun and action packed story that asks you to
question many things about what you know to be real. But I chose the
Philippines as the country of the protagonist Courtney, not just because of
my daughters, but because I have been to the Philippines many times and
seen the poverty and lack of resources that exist for the poor, in
particular the children. I hope that Glow can be read by as many
Filipino’s as possible because more than anything, it’s a story about a
young girl who has suffered massively in her life, but with determination
dares to say ‘I can achieve anything’. I want it to be enjoyed first,
but leave lingering thoughts long after you finish it and hopefully one
day, even if just one Filipino child takes something positive from the
story and implements it as an adult, then the story of Glow was really
worth documenting.”

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The Barrio Fiesta sa London 2010

Edit: Information about the Barrio Fiesta sa London 2010 can be found here.

Organisers of the event have announced that The Barrio Fiesta sa London 2010 will on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July 2010. As usual, it will be held at Lampton Park, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.


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Miguel Syjuco, author of Ilustrado, to appear at Asia House

Miguel Syjuco – Ilustrado
with Maya Jaggi
Wednesday, 2 June 6.45pm

Acclaimed Filipino writer and winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize, Syjuco appears at Asia House on the publication of his epic tale. Beginning with a body pulled out of the Hudson River, Ilustrado takes us to the Philippines for an entertaining, generations-long saga of revolution, familial duty, political intrigue, and a people’s enduring struggle against their own worst tendencies.

Miguel Syjuco was born in Manila in 1976, and has lived in Australia, the US and Canada (where he is currently resident). As well as winning the Man Asian Prize, the manuscript of Ilustrado was awarded the Grand Prize at the Palanca Awards, the Philippines’ highest literary honour. Miguel will be speaking with award winning journalist, critic and presenter Maya Jaggi.

Talk followed by a reception sponsored by PICADOR.

Asia House Members £5, Concessions £6 & Others £10 For booking: 020 7307 5454 or [email protected] Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP www.festivalofasianliterature.com

“Ilustrado” – a satire of the chaos and violence of Philippine politics | Phil-UK

As the Philippine election period draws to a close, the New York Times features Miguel Syjuco and his first novel, “Ilustrado”. It is a satire of the chaos and violence of Philippine politics which parallels his own life. Miguel Syjuco won the Man Asian Literary Prize for the book in 2008.

Read more about “Ilustrado” and Miguel Syjuco: An Expatriate Filipino Writes of a Parallel Life