Monday May 1, 2023

By GILDA PINEDA DIONELA KINGDOM ADVENTURE One of the highlights of being in London, not only that it’s the capital of England, famous people around the globe want to visit the place. Whether politicians, businessmen, actors, actresses and even movie directors. In this place I met one of the most controversial movie/film directors in the Philippines, Darryl Yap. This magazine is non-political and my adventure of meeting people and going places continues whatever political inclinations I have. Darryl Yap directed the movie “Maid in Malacanang” the story of the last 72 hours of the Marcoses in Malacanang before they were exiled in Hawaii. I watched the movie in Phoenix Cinema in London. There was a “meet and greet” session with Director Darryl Yap and there, I was able to ask a question. Many things were written and asked of him, but one question I had, “Director Darryl, are you not afraid that you associate yourself too much with Marcoses? What will happen to your career once President Ferdinand Marcos Jr is no longer a President? He answered, “Even before I became a filmmaker, I was a social media content creator. I had a blockbuster in 2019 though I was not affiliated to President Marcos before. I campaigned for President Duterte in 2016. I am a very political person. I tried my best to separate my arts from my political views but I always ended up showing it.” He further said that he was not afraid when the Marcoses were no longer in power, because he was standing for the truth. He thinks truth has no expiration. He thinks that the people supported him not because he supported the Marcoses, people are supporting him because of the truth. What fueled the strong desire of the Filipinos to...... Read more on Full Issue!

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