Official Holidays in the Philippines for 2013 bared!

Below is the list of holidays for 2014, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 655, s. 2013, unless otherwise specified:

JANUARY
January 1, 2014, Wednesday – New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)
January 31, 2014, Friday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)

FEBRUARY
February 25, 2014, Tuesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Holiday for all schools)

APRIL
April 9, 2014, Wednesday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)
April 17, 2014 – Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)
April 18, 2014 – Good Friday (Regular Holiday)
April 19, 2014 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)

MAY
May 1, 2014, Thursday – Labor Day (Regular Holiday)

JUNE
June 12, 2014, Thursday – Independence Day (Regular Holiday)

AUGUST
August 21, 2014, Thursday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
August 25, 2014, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)

NOVEMBER
November 1, 2014, Saturday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
November 30, 2014, Sunday – Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)

DECEMBER
December 24, 2014, Wednesday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
December 25, 2014, Thursday – Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)
December 26, 2014, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
December 30, 2014, Tuesday – Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)
December 31, 2014, Wednesday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

*Separate proclamations will be issued for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha

Sony Introduces the Multi-Functional VAIO® Fit multi-flip PC Offering an uncompromising notebook experience for productive work and play!

Advanced technology may have enabled us with smartphones or tablets but neither of the two can really provide us a productive computing experience. In this regard, Sony has constantly introduced innovative products that equip us not just with mobile convenience but the benefits of increased productivity and creativity that smartphones and tablets alone cannot provide.
In line with this, Sony is launching today another addition to its line of premium VAIO products – the VAIO® Fit 13A/15A. An all new form factor to the design of VAIO® notebooks, the VAIO® Fit 13A/15A features a multi-flipTM hinge that provide a variety of new ways to use mobile PCs while still enjoying the full functionality of a traditional clamshell laptop. It aims to suit the computing needs of everyone and is available in 13-inch, and 15-inch sizes. Both units were first showcased at the Sony Center by Avid at the Glorietta Mall in Makati.

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Sony has been introducing a wider range of premium and class-leading models and the Company is not about to stop. Sony has brought a slider PC with the VAIO Duo 13, the detachable tablet PC VAIO Tap 11, and VAIO Pro 13 which is the thinnest and lightest VAIO Ultrabook in the market.  And now, Sony takes pride in introducing the all new VAIO Fit Multi-flip PC.

The multi-flip PC that suits every computing need
The highlight of the VAIO® Fit multi-flipTM PC’s design is its revolutionary new multi-flipTM hinge, which makes it capable of flipping and converting between laptop, tablet and viewer modes by flipping the display over the hinge. The laptop mode comfortably accommodates highly productive work, the same way as conventional notebook PCs. In tablet mode, it is best utilised for browsing the web, taking pictures, and writing with the digitizer stylus. Lastly, with the viewer mode, the display can be flipped over so that you can share the experience of watching a video or movie with another viewer. This makes the VAIO® Fit multi-flipTM PC adaptable for any use, be it for professionals, students, designers or the everyday PC user.

Structured in a stylish, functional design; its thin chassis is constructed with an aluminium hairline finish. The notebook comes with a full pitch keyboard, touch pad and palm rest to give users a comfortable typing experience, as well as a backlit keyboard which allows for work in low-light conditions.

Powered by the best of Sony
Incorporating the best of Sony’s digital imaging expertise, the Exmor™ RS for PC imaging sensor found on the VAIO® Fit 13A makes it possible to take high-resolution images of documents. Images are clear enough for the computer to recognise and tag texts in the photos, which works harmoniously with the CamScanner app. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor also ensures that there is reduced noise in low-light situations.

Besides the Exmor™ RS for PC sensor, Sony has incorporated other technologies into the VAIO® Fit multi-flipTM PC such as the TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile and X-Reality for mobile, adapted from technology used in the Sony BRAVIA 2013 range of TVs. These allow for a more vivid reproduction of colours on screen and ensure the sharpest picture quality. The VAIO® Fit multi-flipTM PC is also powered to deliver dynamic bass and soaring highs without distortion with the ClearAudio+TM mode that uses a variety of sound technologies to deliver a superior audio performance. With one simple operation, users can enjoy music with the levels of sharpness and depth that the artist intended.

Inspiring Creativity
The VAIO® Inspiration Suite aims to replace the necessity of pen and paper with a collection of core apps that allow users to seamlessly capture, edit and organise content on their VAIO® notebooks. The VAIO® Fit multi-flipTM PC comes pre-loaded with a trio of apps to help users unleash their creativity: after shooting and reorienting images on CamScanner, users can then clip out the subject of the image using VAIO® Clip, and write memos on top of the images with their digitizer stylus1 in VAIO® Paper. This gives users the same experience as drafting or sketching with pen and paper and much more.

The new, multi-functional VAIO® Fit 13A/15A will be available in Philippines from Mid-November 2013 onwards.

Experience the all new VAIO® Fit 13A/15A today. Visit the nearest Sony Center or authorized dealer now or log on to  HYPERLINK “http://www.sony.com.ph” www.sony.com.ph; like us on Facebook:  HYPERLINK “http://www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines” www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines;  HYPERLINK “http://www.facebook.com/sonymobileph” www.facebook.com/sonymobileph; and follow us on twitter: @SonyPHInc. for more information.

 

Night Life in Davao City dead after 1 a.m., new Liquor Ban to take effect soon!

Once the amended liquor ban which was signed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte take effect which prohibits the serving, selling and drinking of intoxicating drinks along city streets, parking areas and uninhabited places from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m., the city’s night life will eventually be good as dead!

 

The city mayor inked the Ordinance No. 004-13 Series of 2013 (An Order Amending Ordinance No. 1627, Series of 1994, “An Ordinance regulating the operation of business establishments selling liquors, coconut wine and other nature wine and other alcoholic beverages in the City of Davao) in August.

The City Council approved the ordinance in July.

However, the amended ordinance is not yet in effect since it needs to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality for three consecutive times as provided under Section 5 of the ordinance.

It has already been published once. Two more publications are needed before it takes effect.

The amended ordinance mandates that the prohibition of drinking and consuming liquor is not only limited to all business establishments selling and serving liquors, alcoholic beverages, coconut wine (tuba) and other nature wines, but in all other public places in the city.

First offense calls for an administrative fine of P3,000, while the second offense calls for a fine of P5,000 and imprisonment of three months or both upon the discretion of the court. For the third offense, a fine of P5,000, or one year imprisonment will be slapped against the offender and his or her business permit will be revoked.

Many businesses that caters to liquor like bars, Karaoke, and the likes will have to close their establishment by 1 a.m. or stop selling alcohol related products.

There is a big possibility that these establishment will close since alcoholn drinkers usually go out late at night. They may even suffer losses in the long run.

What is your take on this?

Liquor Ban Up on Oct. 27 – 28 in preparation for Barangay Elections!

Commission on Elections (Comelec) imposes a two day liquor ban in connection with the up-coming barangay elections which will take place on Monday,October 28!

The liquor ban will officially start tomorrow, October 27 at exactly 12:01 a.m.

Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Tweeted the following:

“Please note that the ELECTION LIQUOR BAN starts 12:01 a.m. of October 27 and will stay in place until October 28, 2013”

One of the provisions under Section 261 (Prohibited Acts) of the Omnibus Election Code states that: “Any person who sells, furnishes, offers, buys, serves or takes intoxicating liquor on the days fixed by law for the registration of voters in the polling place, or on the day before the election or on election day.”

However, it added: “Hotels and other establishments duly certified by the Ministry of Tourism as tourist oriented and habitually in the business of catering to foreign tourists may be exempted for justifiable reasons upon prior authority of the Commission.”

Aside from selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor, other prohibited acts in the eve of election are “giving, accepting, free transportation, food, drinks and things of value” and campaigning.

The Comelec said these acts are prohibited until Election Day, October 28.

“Pinoy Big Brother” Season 5 and Teen Edition happening in Davao this weekend!

Pinoy Big Brother” opens its doors to aspiring housemates for the hit reality program’s fifth regular and teen editions with a string of auditions beginning this weekend in Davao City.

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Hopefuls aged 12 to 17 years old may join the auditions this Saturday (Oct 26), 8AM to 3PM at the Abreeza Mall.

On Sunday (Oct 27), auditions for the regular season will open to men and women 18 to 35 years old at the same venue.

For announcements on the next leg of auditions, just tune in to ABS-CBN, follow @PBBabscbn on Twitter and @pinoybigbrother on Instagram, or like www.facebook.com/OfficialPinoyBigBrother.

Watch out for the 5th regular and teen editions of “Pinoy Big Brother” soon on ABS-CBN.

Davao City Mark World Food Day with Organic Market and Cooking Contest!

October 25, is World Food Day and Davao City will join the celebration with a popular organic market and cooking contest.

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The annual celebration adopts a localized theme to emphasize the movement’s campaign in popularizing organically grown crops as the answer to Dabawenyos’ nutritional needs. It is led by the Go Organic Davao City (GODC) movement together with Masipag and Babas Foundation.

With the theme, “Sufficient, Nutritious and Sustainable Food for all Dabawenyos”, the event will showcase fresh produce of small organic farmers from Davao’s third district. It will be held at Babas Wellness Center, corner Sales and Uyanguren Sts., (beside Asia Glass Palace).

A variety of heirloom rice, fruits, and vegetables will be sold at the event.

Human Resource and Management students from different schools in the city will participate in the organic cooking contest, following a “Top Chef” format.

A public forum on the dangers of genetically modified organism crops will also be held.

This year’s celebration is also part of the Global Green Action Week.

GODC is in partnership with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and various organizations from Asia, Latin America, and Africa in promoting a healthy, accessible, affordable, and sustainable food production system for all the people.

GODC is a cluster network of Go Organic Mindanao. It is composed of organic agriculture practitioners and advocates in Davao City, united to promote organic agriculture and advocate for the full implementation of the Organic Agriculture Ordinance.

The group engages with the local government of Davao City to mainstream sustainable agriculture and organic farming systems.

Kadayawan 2013 Schedule of Events revealed!

Kadayawan Festival 2013 is fast approaching and the events for the almost month long celebration of the biggest festival in Mindanao will start on August 1!

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Take note that the street dancing “Indak Indak sa Kadalanan” will be on August 17 and the famous floral float parade “Pamulak Kadayawan” is the next day August 18 is the highlight of the festival

‘Hiyas sa Kadayawan’ cultural presentation and coronation date and venue revealed!

Hiyas sa Kadayawan will be represented by 10 tribes of Davao City!

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The 10 tribes of Davao Vity are the tribes of Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu-Manuvo, Klata-Djangan, Tagabawa, Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kagan, and Sama ethnic groups.

This years Hiyas sa Kadayawan will no longer showcase the talent night , but a cultural presentation night of each tribe.The prize for the for the talent showcase has been increased as it is intended for the cultural development of the winning tribe.

Carol Valdez, officer-in-charge of Duaw Davao Festivals Foundation said:

“Dati kasi it used to be called as talent night pero ngayon cultural presentation na. So hindi siya magiging Miss Talent. The best cultural showcase is not awarded to the person, it’s awarded to the tribe.”

The cultural presentation at NCCC Mall on August 11.

The coronation night will be on August 16 at the Davao City Recreation Center.

Davao City Council approves liquor ban from 1 a.m. – 8 a.m. that ends night life in the city!

THE 17th City Council of Davao approved on third and final reading Wednesday, July 24, 2013 the amended liquor ban regulating the operation of business establishments selling liquor and other alcoholic beverages in the city to an earlier time.

It was Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who requested the City Council to move the city’s liquor ban earlier from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m.

The committee hearing for the amended liquor ban was completed in less than 10 days after the proponent was presented to the body for the first reading last week, the second reading was approved last Tuesday and passed on the third and final reading during the special session the next day.

The measure not only prohibits the serving and selling of liquor, but also the drinking of intoxicating beverages along city streets, parking areas, plazas and uninhabited places from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The City Council also amended the penalties against violators of the amended liquor ban.

The first offense calls for administrative fine of P3,000 while the second offense calls for a fine of P5,000 and an imprisonment of three months or both upon the discretion of the court.

A fine of P5,000 or one year imprisonment will be slapped against violator for the third offense aside from revocation of business permit.

As a Dabawenyo, I think this new amended liquor ban is not necessary and it will surely end the night life and the establishments selling liquors like bars and clubs to close shop in the coming days!

Toutrist will shorten their stay in the city for there is no where to go after midnight!

What are your take on this?

Watch Japanese Film for Free in Davao City: Eiga Sai 2013 Schedule of Screening in Abreeza and Cinemateque!

Watch Japanese movies for free!

 

Watch great films from Japan in Eiga Sai 2013. This is to celebrate the Philippine-Japan friendship month and also the 40th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation. With the theme “ASEAN-Japan Partnership: Thoughts Connected- Future Connected”!

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This year’s festival will feature About Her Brother, the 3 editions of ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street, Confessions, Castle Under Fiery Skies, and many more. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

Synopsis:
About Her Brother

  • Master filmmaker Yamada Yoji, known for his humanistic films, directs his first contemporary feature in ten years. Paying homage to Ichikawa Kon’s film of the same title,the film presents a heartwarming depiction of the bond between a hard-working older sister and her younger brother, a failed performer. Widowed young, Ginko (Yoshinaga Sayuri) runs a pharmacy and lives with her daughter, Koharu (Aoi Yu), and her motherin-law, Kinuyo (Kato Haruko). Koharu was to marry a distinguished doctor; and, out of the blue, Ginko’s long lost brother, Tetsuro (Shofukutei Tsurube), showed up drunk at the wedding; thus, ruined the occasion

ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 

  • Set in a working class district of Tokyo in 1958, the year when the Tokyo Tower was built. Norifumi (Tsutsumi Shinichi) runs a garage in Yuuhi-machi 3-chome. A woman named Mutsuko comes to the garage to work, but she is disappointed to find out that it is such a small place. Norifumi’s son, Ippei, cheers her up by telling her that they are getting a TV at home soon. Meanwhile, the owner of the Sweet Shop opposite the garage, Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) drunkenly agrees to look after a boy named Junnosuke. Yuuhi-machi 3-chome welcomes the two new inhabitants. Everyone is in a festive mood with the coming of TV, Christmas and other good news. The years roll by, then Junnosuke’s father turns up in town. There is already a strong bond between Chagawa and Junnosuke, but Chagawa, thinking about the boy’s future, sends him off with his father

ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 2

  • A sequel to ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street (ALWAYS Sancho-me no Yuhi), an empathic drama set in the Showa era. Direction, script and VFX are again by Yamazaki Takashi, as in the first part. The full use of VFX to realistically recreate the street scenes of the Showa era was well talked about in the first part. This sequel shows Nihombashi and Haneda airport recreated as in those days.Spring of 1959. Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) still thinks of Hiromi (Koyuki) who took off without a word, while living with Junnosuke(Suga Kenta), a boy Hiromi left in his care. At Suzuki Auto, where Suzuki Norifumi (Tsutsumi Shinichi) and his wife Tomoe (Yakushimaru Hiroko) live, Mutsuko (Horikita Maki) is established enough to be on her own. Then the Suzukis gain a new family member – their relatives’ daughter whom they are going to look after. As for Chagawa, Junnosuke’s biological father, Kawabuchi, comes to take back his son. In order to keep Junnosuke with him, the father imposes conditions upon him to give the boy a decent life. To secure a stable life and to prove himself to Hiromi, Chagawa starts writing again to win the Akutagawa award, a once abandoned hope

ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 3 

  • The third installment in a popular comedy-drama series following the lives of residents of a Tokyo neighborhood, this time taking place in 1964. Shot using the same 3D system as James Cameron’s Avatar, it vividly evokes the vitality of the times by interspersing nostalgic CG recreations of the Tokyo olympics, the bullet train soon after it went into operation, and a lot more. As the benefits of Japan’s economic boom were being felt on Third Street in Sunset Town, unfortunate incidents were taking place—novelist Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) finds himself upstaged by a younger writer and ironically falls into a slump. Then he receives word from his family in Nagano that his father is seriously ill

Confessions

  • Nakashima Tetsuya, director of Kamikaze Girls (Shimotsuma Monogatari) and Memories of MATSUKO (Kiraware Matsuko no Issho) discards his distinctive flashy and comical style and ventures into new territory with this more somber piece, based on Minato Kanae’s mystery novel. The film has been selected as Japan’s entry for the 83rd Academy Awards’ Foreign Language Film. Moriguchi Yuko (Matsu Takako) is a junior high school teacher who has lost a daughter. She has reason to believe that the murderer is among her students so she announces to the class her intentions to avenge her daughter’s death. A punishment beyond anyone’s imagination awaits the killer…

Castle Under Fiery Skies

  • The story takes place in 1576. After defeating his greatest enemy, the Takeda clan, in the Battle of Nagashino in 1575, Oda Nobunaga (Kippei Shiina) aspires to build an enormous castle on Mount Azuchi, overlooking Lake Biwa, as a symbol of his efforts to unite the country. As architect and chief master of the project, Nobunaga chooses Mataemon Okabe (Toshiyuki Nishida), a temple carpenter from Atsuta. The construction steadily advances under Mataemon’s guidance. However, the path to completion of the greatest castle of all time is mined with obstacles

Japan, Our Homeland

  • In the late 1950s, Japan was in a state of recovery from the ravages of the war—developing its economy. In downtown Tokyo, children always played outdoors until sunset and were awaited warmly at home by their families. Akira is an ordinary boy—naïve and serious; Gon is the boss; and, Hakase is a genius. One spring, a new female music teacher and a pretty girl—Shizu, who likes to sing join their class. They decide to join a singing competition in school; ‘DOYO’ (Japanese children’s songs) was their choice and they practice well. However, some boys in the school are found shoplifting; as a result, the class is forced to withdraw from the singing competition… But somehow, Akira and his classmates try to re-enter the competition. There was a strong will to realize Ms. Sakamoto’s wish and Shizu’s dream to become a singer.

Light Up Nippon – Recovery From The Great East Japan Earthquake

  • On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by an unprecedented earthquake and tsunami that caused great devastation to property and loss of lives in the Tohoku region; the entire nation was consequently in grief. LIGHT UP NIPPON is a fireworks display project launched in 10 disaster-stricken areas simultaneously following the Great East Japan Earthquake. After overcoming many obstacles with strong commitment and sheer determination, the first fireworks event was on August 11, 2011, much to the delight of many people—it was a memorial for the victims and a symbol of hope for recovery. The Japan Foundation has produced a documentary video for overseas viewing that includes the LIGHT UP NIPPON project, which was made possible through the efforts of individuals from Japan’s younger generation

Dear Doctor

  • The third film from Nishikawa Miwa, whose previous film Sway garnered many domestic film awards and gained attention at the Cannes film festival. A novel she herself wrote, bated on the idea of this film, was nominated for the Naoki Prize. This sincere, humanistic drama takes a scalpel to the timely theme of rural medical treatment against a beautiful pastoral backdrop. Rakugo storyteller Shofukutei Tsurube, gives a highly empathetic performance in his first lead role, as a medical practitioner (Dr. Ino) beloved by the mountain village residents. Dr. Ino suddenly vanishes after meeting with a terminal patient; and, his identity puzzled the villagers

Kamui

  • Director/screenwriter Sai Yoichi and screenwriter Kudo Kankuro have created a live action period piece based on the internationally famous classic Ninja comic by Shirato Sampei. Kamui (Matsuyama Kenichi), born in the 17th century in the lower classes of society, became a Ninja in order to survive. Unable to bear the restrictive rules and brutality, he fled—known as an escaped Ninja. Being a fugitive, he lived in the home of fisherman Hanbei (Kobayashi Kaoru) whose life he saved. Hanbei’s wife Sugaru (Koyuki)—herself an escaped Ninja did not trust him. Meanwhile, Hanbei’s daughter Sayaka (Ohgo Suzuka) finds herself falling in love with him

Parade

  • A dark coming-of-age ensemble piece adapted from Yoshida Shuichi’s novel, which won the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize. Appraised for his portrayal of restless and apathetic youth, director Yukisada Isao depicts how repeated incidents of violent assault cast a shadow on the superficial relationship between a group of five young men and women. Film production employee Naoki (Fujiwara Tatsuya), struggling illustrator Mirai (Karina), part-timer Kotomi (Kanjiya Shihori), and college student Ryosuke (Koide Keisuke) share an apartment. Their seemingly peaceful communal life starts to go awry when a male prostitute, Satoru (Hayashi Kento), comes into their lives

Mai Mai Miracle

  • Nostalgic full length animated film adaptation of the autobiographical novel of the same title by Akutagawa Prize winner, Takagi Nobuko. Set in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture in the mid 1950’s, a place which still retains historic sites and placenames of the Heian period. The film portrays the warm friendship between a young local girl (Shinko) with a rich imagination, and a girl (Kiiko) who came from Tokyo. Production house MADHOUSE (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; Summer Wars), completed the film using visually pleasing graphics. Shinko (voiced by Fukuda Mayuko) is an energetic third-grader who has a curl in her forehead that she calls her “Mai Mai.” She loves listening to her grandfather’s stories of the Heian period, and finds herself imaging the lives of those who lived 1000 years ago. When Kiiko (voiced by Mizusawa Nako) came, the ever-curious Shinko finds Kiiko’s unfamiliarity with the local ways to be fascinating. They become fast friends, and spent much time together. They started on a project to stop the canals and build a dammed lake; and, taking care of a goldfish they had discovered.

Wanko – The Story of Me, My Family and My Dog

  • Miyakejima, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, is a six-and-a-half hour boat ride away from Tokyo. There have been eruptions every 20 years on this volcanic island. Here, the Noyama family runs a guesthouse in the sixth district. Shin, a primary school pupil, adores a newborn puppy that he has named Rock. In August 2000, Mount Oyama in Miyakejima erupts violently, forcing the Noyama family to evacuate. At that time, Rock goes missing. One day, Shin and his family miraculously reunite with Rock at a volcanic hazard animal rescue center. However, dogs are not allowed at the shelter. Rock, already not well, becomes increasingly weak, and the family members do not know when they will return to the island. In this situation fraught with anxieties and conflicts, Shin makes a decision.

Fukushima Hula Girls

  • This documentary was produced after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 11, 2011. Iwaki City, one of the hardest-hit areas close to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, features the beautiful “Spa Resort Hawaiians” resort hotel and facilities. After the disaster, everyone working at the resort, including the hula dancers known as the “Hula Girls,” has been trying to overcome the challenges of rebuilding the facility as a first step toward the reconstruction of Fukushima. The film tells the story of these people facing everyday life and other struggles leading up to the reopening of “Spa Resort Hawaiians.”

Rinco’s Restaurant

  • A heartwarming human drama based on lyricist Ogawa Ito’s debut novel. Using CG animation and musical scenes, this fantastical film shows us the small miracles a little heartfelt cooking can bring. In shock from a heart break, Rinco (Shibasaki Kou) has lost her voice. She reluctantly moves in with her himsical mother Ruriko (Yo Kimiko), but trying to find a way to provide for herself, she decides to convert the guest house into a restaurant, where she serves only one pair of guests a day with carefully cooked meals. Soon word spreads that “dining there will bring you happiness.”

Haru’s Journey

  • In April 2009, an elderly man named Tadao and his granddaughter Haru go on a trip. Tadao, living in the lonely fishing village of Mashike in Hokkaido, had spent his life fishing for Pacific herring. Retired after injuring his leg, he lives with Haru after his only daughter killed herself. While taking care of her grandfather, Haru worked as a nutritionist, but lost her job when the elementary school that employed her closed down. One day, Haru tells Tadao that she wants to move to the city to find a new job and that one of his siblings should look after him. Tadao gets angry but has no choice; they set off to visit his estranged siblings in Tohoku in northeastern Japan. Their journey consequently revolves around the theme of family reconciliation, as Haru and Tadao come to understand the harshness of life and how precious human relations are. Thus, Tadao looks back on his life and Haru finds a new future.

Brave Story

  • Based on a fantasy masterpiece by best selling author, Miyabe Miyuki. A primary school pupil, Wataru, lives with his mother as his parents are divorced. His mother slips into critical condition. “If you go to the other side of that door, you can change your fate,” says his new classmate, Mitsuru. Mitsuru came to the world of Vision before Wataru. Wataru follows the advice of Mitsuru and sets off on a journey into the world of Vision. Wataru becomes a trainee hero, and travels in search of a hidden treasure that has the power to change fate. Entrusted with fate, Wataru chooses to prioritize peace in Vision over his wish to recover his happy home with his parents. The demons are sealed away and peace returns to Vision once again

Davao City Schedule of screenings:

FDCP Cinemateque, Davao

  • July 19
    • ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 3 – 4:30PM
  • July 20
    • WANKO – The Story of Me, My Family and My Dog – 1:30PM
    • Brave Story – 4:30PM
  • July 21
    • ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 3 – 1:30PM
    • Fukushima Hula Girls – 4:30PM
  • July 22
    • Brave Story – 1:30PM
    • Light Up Nippon – 4:30PM
  • July 23
    • Haru’s Journey – 1:30PM
    • ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 3 – 4:30PM
  • July 24
    • Brave Story – 1:30PM
    • WANKO – The Story of Me, My Family and My Dog – 4:30PM
  • July 25
    • Fukushima Hula Girls – 1:30PM
    • Light Up Nippon – 4:30PM
  • July 26
    • Japan, Our Homeland – 1:30PM
    • ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 3 – 4:30PM
  • July 27
    • Brave Story – 1:30PM
    • WANKO – The Story of Me, My Family and My Dog – 4:30PM
  • July 28
    • Haru’s Journey – 1:30PM
    • ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street 3 – 4:30PM

Abreeza, Ayala

  • July 20
    • About Her Brother – 10AM
  • July 21
    • Mai Mai Miracle – 10AM
  • July 27
    • Rinco’s Restaurant – 10AM
  • July 28
    • KAMUI – 10AM
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