Chai Fonacier speaks out on Cebu Street Food issue

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/01/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The reactions to Erik Matti’s remarks about Netflix’s Cebu episode of “Street Food Asia” keep on coming. Among the noted personalities who recently reacted was former Cebu-based actress Chai Fonacier. “Di ko maintindihan (I do…

‘Patay Na Si Hesus’ to be screened in Canada anew

Michelle Joy Padayhag 04/25/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuano dark comedy-drama film, “Patay Na Si Hesus” will be showed anew in Canada on May 26, 2019. Film director Victor Villanueva confirmed in a Facebook post that the award-winning film will be screened at…

Chai Fonacier joins upcoming primetime series

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/28/2018

AWARD-winning and former Cebu-based actress Chai Fonacier will soon be part of an ABS-CBN teleserye. Actor Christian Bables confirmed on his Facebook fan page that he and Fonacier are part of the cast of the TV series…

Chai Fonacier: Artist in Transit

Rob Gonzales 10/14/2017

IT’S NOT usual on a weekday when the whole artsy establishment that is Turtle’s Nest seemingly comes to a complete usual on a weekday when the whole artsy establishment that is Turtle’s Nest seemingly comes to a complete standstill.…

Family, friends bid farewell to Maxi with songs, poetry

Agnes B. Alpuerto, Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 09/27/2017

The family and friends of slain call center agent and disc jockey Marie Alexi “Maxi” Bolongaita staged a tribute to her as her remains were cremated in St. Peter Chapels-Imus on Wednesday. Maxi, who was also a…

Chai Fonacier wins Best Supporting Actress

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/27/2017

FILM and theater actress Chai Fonacier was awarded Best Supporting Actress during the Film Academy of the Philippines’ 35th Luna Awards held at Resorts World Manila last Saturday, August 26. Fonacier won for her role as transman…

Cebuano film “Patay Na Si Hesus” wins two awards at Qcinema film fest

Apple Ta-as 10/19/2016

“Patay Na Si Hesus,” a Cebuano dark comedy-drama, has received two awards at this year’s QCinema International Film Festival. The film directed by Victor Villanueva won the Audience Choice Award and the Gender Sensitive Film Award during…

Cebuano filmmaking and its multifaceted concerns

Apple Ta-as 10/04/2016

WITH its rich pool of talents driven by passion and ingenuity, Cebu has been bringing its brand of filmmaking to as many audiences as possible, poised to reclaim what was tagged as Cebuano cinema’s glory days. But…

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