Director’s Statement on the Red Baiting of “Tu Pug Imatuy”

I am Arbi Barbarona, a film maker from Mindanao. Last September 25, an anonymous Facebook page posted a video alleging my film Tu Pug Imatuy is a “deceptive indie film” full of untruths. It went on to allege that the filmmaker had ties to the CPP-NDF-NPA. The video took clippings… Continue reading

Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill)

Director: Arbi Barbarona Principal Cast: Malona Sulatan, Jong Monzon, and Luis Georlin Banaag III Tu Pug Imatuy, which means “The right to kill” in Manobo, follows Lumad couple Obunay and Dawin who are uprooted from their traditional way of life after a military encounter. Soon, they find themselves unwilling instruments in the soldiers’… Continue reading

Sinag Maynila 2017 Grand Press Launch

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The Sinag Maynila 2017 finalists were revealed yesterday in an intimate Monday luncheon held at XO 46 Heritage Bistro in S Maison, Conrad Hotel, Pasay City. Present at the event were Solar Entertainment Corporation CEO Wilson Tieng and Festival Director Brilliante Mendoza, who provided the opening remarks. The directors and cast of four out of the… Continue reading