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The 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is an annual film festival held in Manila. The festival, which runs from the 25th of December to the first week of January, focuses on locally-produced films. It is organized by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). During the course of the festival, no foreign movies are shown across the Philippines. Moreover, only films approved by the jurors of the MMFF will be shown.



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"Magandang araw, Mindy! Nakakarindi nang marinig sa balita sa radyo o TV ang kabi-kabilang pagkahuli o pagpatay sa mga tulak o gumagamit ng ipinagbabawal na gamot. Kailan lamang ay nahuli pa ang isang sikat na aktor na may dala raw na isang kilo ng marijuana. Totoo bang maaari siyang makulong nang habambuhay? -Rap"


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Halloooo, Rap! Oo nga, maging ako'y nababahala na sa kabi-kabilang paghuli at pagpatay. Ayon sa R.A. 9165 Section 5, life imprisonment o kaya'y kamatayan at multa mula P500,000 hanggang 10,000,000 ang ipapataw sa sinumang magtitinda o mamamahagi ng ipinagbabawal na gamot. May kaukulan ding parusa ang mga tagapondo at protektor nito. Nakapaloob naman sa Section 11 nito na ang sinumang may dala ng ilegal na droga ay maaaring patawan ng habambuhay na pagkakakulong at multa mula P500,000 hanggang P10,000,000 ang ipapataw sa sinumang may dala ng ilegal na droga: 10 gramo o higit pa ng opium, morphine, heroin, cocaine, shabu, marijuana oil; 500 gramo o higit pa ng marijuana, at 10 gramo o higit pa ng ecstasy, paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA), trimethoxyamphetamine (TMA), lysergic acid diethylamine (LSD), gamma hydroxyamphetamine (GHB), at iba pang bagong labas na gamot at mga derivates nito. May kaukulan ding parusa kung mas mababa sa dami ng nabanggit ang nasabat. Dahil sa wala naman talagang buting maidudulot ang paggamit ng bawal na gamot at nanganganib pa ang buhay ng mga nagtutulak at gumagamit nito, mabuti pang habang maaga'y tigilan o iwasan na ito.

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Dogeaters is a novel written by Jessica Hagedorn, published in 1990. The novel depicts the rich culture and society of the Philippines during the tumultuous period of Martial Law by contrasting and intertwining the lives of various characters from two different times. Rio reminisces about her family and the Philippines while Joey tries to survive after witnessing an assassination during Martial Law. It earned an American Book Award and a nomination for the Philippine National Book Awards in 1990.


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  • December 2, 1863Andres Bonifacio was baptized at the Tondo Catholic Church.
  • December 2, 1899 – The Battle of Tirad Pass took place. Americans have reached the trail near where Gregorio and his men were. Del Pilar's team were able to fire and caused some American casualties. To prevent having more casualties, the Americans used their sharpshooters and fired at the Filipinos. Moreover, a Filipino traitor, Januario Galut, showed another group of Americans a trail by which they could emerge to the rear of the Filipinos. The battle lasted five hours and left 52 dead Filipino soldiers, among them was the brave Gregorio. The Americans may have won the battle but the Filipinos held them long enough for Aguinaldo to escape them.


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Gregorio del Pilar was the youngest general and one of the most skillful field commanders in the Philippine Revolutionary Forces during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War.


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