My Google Page Rank

La Aunor’s new film will showcase Tawi-Tawi as tourism destination

PDFPrintE-mail

Superstar Nora Aunor is making Tawi-Tawi shine as she takes pleasure filming her new movie in the province.
The Superstar and her co-stars and the film’screw have just concluded their shooting recently of Brillante Mendoza’s newfilm titled “Thy Womb”, a love drama portraying a Bajau couple’s sacrosanct relationship as husband and wife though unblessed with offspring.

The movie depicts the seafaring Bajau tribeof Tawi-Tawi, their culture and tradition and a précis that tells of a Bajao woman who is more than willing to endure personal sacrifice for the sake of hereternal love for her husband.

The controversial Cannes-film winningdirector Mendoza said in an interview that “this cultural and dramatic filmwould portray the people of Mindanao, especially, Tawi-Tawi and that they [thepeople of Mindanao] are [also] capable of loving.”

“That in spite of the troubles and conflictsevident in Mindanao, there are people here, who are capable of loving and peaceful as well,” Mendoza stressed.

He also said that the film would somehowconvey to the world the tourism potentials of Tawi-Tawi saying that this southern frontier of the country has peace and serenity with beautiful sitesworth visiting.

Mendoza also said that they have chosenTawi-Tawi as a location shooting because it delivers the scenario and the characters needed for the film.
For their part, Aunor and Roco, expressedtheir appreciation of Tawi-Tawi’s hospitality and said that they are captivated by the beauty of this southern province.

Ms. Aunor plays the lead character as amidwife named Salehah and is co-starred by Bembol Roco as Bangas-an, Lovi Poeand Mercedes Cabral with support cast from the locals of Tawi-Tawi.

Aunor flew in to Tawi-Tawi last April 14, toshoot the indie film, her first since returning from a hiatus in the UnitedStates. Shooting took place in at least 3 locations: the island-towns ofBongao, Sitangkai and Taganak. She left the province last April 28.

Meanwhile, Provincial Information OfficerNash Tahang said that the local government officials and the locals ofTawi-Tawi was elated and honored and was grateful to the film-makers forchoosing the province to be the location for the Superstar’s new film.

Vice Governor Ruby Sahali said that thismovie will eventually help pump prime the exposure of the province’s tourism potentials not only for the local visitors influx, but more so, that of theforeigners.

“These are the days Tawi-Tawi shines with thesuperstar,” she said.
Moreover, Provincial Secretary Nurjay Sahali made thesame observation, saying that the film will help boost the tourism aspects ofthe beautiful and peaceful province, as most of the location shootings weretaken in Tawi-Tawi.

by: NT-PIO/RVC/PIA-9 ZBST




Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Summer sport program set for May

29 Mar 2017 Hits:57 Be the first to comment!

Some 26 sport disciplines will be offered in the month-long summer sports program to be spearheaded by the local government this May. The Basic Sports Summer Camp 2017, most commonly known as the Learn to Play a Sport Program, is a training and sports clinic which aims to teach children ages 8 to 15 the rudiments of their chosen sport discipline for free. Now on its 22nd year, the summer Learn to Play is part of the local government’s sports development program. Aside from providing a fun and recreational learning experience during their summer break, the month-long program also serves as a training ground to scout and hone future athletes of the City. This year’s summer Learn to Play will include: archery, arnis, [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

Summer activities lined up for Sta. Cruz isle

29 Mar 2017 Hits:33 Be the first to comment!

The city government through its Protected Area Management Unit (PAMU) has lined up several activities for the enjoyment of the flux of visitors who are expected to troop to Sta. [...] Read more


Businesswoman, companion robbed

29 Mar 2017 Hits:32 Be the first to comment!

A businesswoman and her companion were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by three unidentified armed suspects along Don Alfaro Street, Barangay Tetuan, this city, Monday night. The victims were identified as Darwisa [...] Read more


SS Chair delivers keynote message during 16th National Convention of Lawyers

29 Mar 2017 Hits:35 Be the first to comment!

Social Security Commission Chairman (SSC) Dean Amado D. Valdez (top photo) stressed the importance of paradigm shift to provide SSS with greater income opportunities which will also translate to the [...] Read more


Globe lands SEA-US cable system in Davao City; nears commercial operations

28 Mar 2017 Hits:62 Be the first to comment!

Globe Telecom successfully landed over the weekend the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system, bringing the company one step closer towards the provision of richer and enhanced international connectivity [...] Read more


Metro Manila residents feel safer; cops step up crime drive

28 Mar 2017 Hits:50 Be the first to comment!

At least 82 percent of Metro Manila residents feel safer in the streets due to the intensified police campaign against illegal drugs, a Pulse Asia survey shows. Pulse Asia randomly selected [...] Read more


SSS eyes mandatory OFW coverage

28 Mar 2017 Hits:50 Be the first to comment!

The state-run Social Security System said it is asking the help of lawmakers to implement the mandatory coverage of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) following its goal to expand its members’ [...] Read more


Students under SPES to help direct traffic flow - Jawo

28 Mar 2017 Hits:61 Be the first to comment!

The city government will use the services of students under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) to help in the implementation of the experimental traffic rerouting scheme. Traffic coordinator [...] Read more


(For effective traffic scheme:) Illegal parking not tolerated

28 Mar 2017 Hits:60 Be the first to comment!

Authorities warned motorists anew against illegal parking, particularly in light of the experimental traffic scheme currently being implemented. Executive Assistant Jawo Jimenez said owners of illegally parked vehicles will immediately receive [...] Read more


(TFZ change of command set today:) Beng cites Uy for efforts vs terrorism

28 Mar 2017 Hits:59 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng Climaco has cited Col. Juvymax Uy, outgoing commander of Task Force Zamboanga for his hardwork and efforts in maintaining peace and security in the city that resulted to [...] Read more


LIAC on transportation tackles traffic scheme, truck ban

25 Mar 2017 Hits:155 Be the first to comment!

The City Administrator’s Office on Thursday afternoon convened the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) on the Enforcement of Land Transportation Regulations to tackle pressing issues affecting traffic in the city’s main [...] Read more


Visually-impaired Dapilin graduates cum laude

25 Mar 2017 Hits:92 Be the first to comment!

A visually-impaired student from Basilan Province is graduating cum laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) on Wednesday, March 29. Abdulazis [...] Read more


Chides Magdalo men for being ‘cowards’

24 Mar 2017 Hits:122 Be the first to comment!

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday branded Vice President Leni Robredo as an enemy who was in a hurry to claim the presidency and described Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as “a [...] Read more


Globe equips Manila Science HS with 21st Century classroom

24 Mar 2017 Hits:96 Be the first to comment!

Globe Telecom and Habitat for Humanity officially turned over to Manila Science High School (MaSci) over the weekend a multifunctional Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory with a collaborative working [...] Read more


WestMinCom troops honor fallen marine soldier

24 Mar 2017 Hits:100 Be the first to comment!

A fallen soldier from the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT)-2, who was killed during a clash with communist rebels, was honored in a send-off ceremony before he was brought to [...] Read more


Six alleged drug pushers arrested

24 Mar 2017 Hits:97 Be the first to comment!

Six persons, including a minor, were arrested in a series of buy-bust operations conducted by the different police stations of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Team [...] Read more


MGB-9 orders stoppage of illegal gold mining in Baliguian town

23 Mar 2017 Hits:94 Be the first to comment!

Local small-scale miners looking for gold ores were ordered to stop illegal mining activities in Pigbogololan area in the rural town of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte early this month after [...] Read more


Globe myBusiness gives tips to working in the comfort of your own home

23 Mar 2017 Hits:95 Be the first to comment!

Many business owners enjoy working from home, but there’s a challenge that automatically comes with it.  There are certainly many perks, like being in charge of your own time, dressing [...] Read more


Cocolisap funds await PCA, City Hall coordination gab

22 Mar 2017 Hits:88 Be the first to comment!

Funds to rehabilitate the coconut industry following the cocolisap devastation cannot be released as of yet until after the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) regional office 9 and the city government [...] Read more