Tomorrow, Monday, is a Red Letter Day for movie fans as the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors announce the winners in their annual selection of the outstanding performances in films released commercially last year.
Will it be the ABS-CBN funded Unexpectedly Yours or the independently produced films like Birdshot, the gay-themed Deadma Walking, the socio-political drama Respeto or the religious thriller Smaller And Smaller Circles.
Will the actors in the independent films nominated also shine tonight? Or will the mainstream actors claim their space in the awards universe.
Among the editors, anybody and any film can win this years coveted Eddys.
The winners will not be known, not even by the members, until the announcement in the theatre during the awards ceremonies. The results are held in secrecy by the accounting firm chosen by the organization of entertainment editors.
They say that to be nominated in the annual Eddys is tantamount to winning the award, and what more if the nominee is called by the presenters to receive his or her trophy.
So, all roads lead to Solaire tonight for the glittery second Eddys.
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For the third time, the Navotas City Government has received the highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit (COA).
COA has given Navotas “unqualified opinion” ratings in 2016, 2017 and this year.
According to the Independent Auditor’s Report handed to Mayor John Rey Tiangco, the city’s financial reports for 2017, including its financial position, financial performance, and cash flows, were presented fairly in all material respects and in accordance to the Philippine Public Sector Accounting Standards.
“We are truly pleased and honored to receive another unqualified opinion from COA. It validates our efforts to ensure that the city’s financial transactions are honest and transparent,” Tiangco said.
“COA’s findings also reflect the city’s endeavors to spend the people’s taxes properly and provide them with the best service they deserve,” he added.
Tiangco commended the department heads and employees of the city government for performing their duties well.
“Getting an unqualified opinion, third years in a row, was the result of everyone’s cooperation, hard work and commitment to serve. I trust that this achievement will inspire us to do more and to continuously provide quality public service to Navoteños,” he said.
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Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) renewed their partnership for the Change for Good program. CEB is the first airline partner of UNICEF for Change for Good in Southeast Asia and the only partner in the Philippines. To date, CEB is also the only local airline partner who raises funds to benefit children in its home country.
To signify the partnership renewal, UNICEF Advocate for Children Anne Curtis surprised passengers on a Cebu Pacific flight from Cagayan de Oro to Manila when she collected donations for UNICEF’s Change for Good program. Curtis proudly showed the filled-up collection bag and thanked all passengers who gave their spare change to benefit Filipino children.
“Collecting donations on board gave me a chance to tell passengers just how much their spare change can make a difference in children’s health and nutrition. I’ve been to Bobon, Northern Samar and I saw that children need medicine and trained health workers to combat malnutrition and other diseases. So the next time you see a flight attendant bring the Change for Good bag down the aisle, please give your spare change. Any amount, no matter how big or small, goes a long way for children’s health and nutrition,’’ said Anne Curtis, UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children.
“We are hugely grateful to Cebu Pacific and its flying public for helping children stay healthy and alive through the Change for Good program. Through the tireless and enthusiastic support of the crew and passengers, we have been able to give thousands of children and pregnant women access to vital health and nutrition services,” said Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Philippines Country Representative.
Launched in 2016 with Cebu Pacific, the Change for Good program is an innovative global partnership between UNICEF and the international airline industry. The alliance is designed to collect spare currency from passengers and convert these into life-saving materials and services for vulnerable children around the world. Since its launch in 1987, it has generated over $160 million for children in need.
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