It was Monday and after experiencing a very bad morning of tooth ache I think I need a healing. Yes, I need a healing time to make the swollen gums wear off and since I'm on sick leave already I might as well see the Bloggers' Conference of "The Healing." That's what I did! I spoiled my correspondent's schedule! He was really eager to see the Star for All Season.
The bloggers' conference was held at the ABS CBN ELJ Bldg. Present were none other than the Star for All Season herself, Governor Vilma Santos together with Director Chito Roño and Writer Roy Iglesias. According to them this was their first time to attend a bloggers' conference and they were wondering what's the difference between a press conference and a bloggers' conference. Well, they did have their answer after the conference.
As part of the celebration of Gov. Vi's golden anniversary in showbiz, Direk Chito Roño teamed up with writer, Roy Iglesias to come up with a movie specifically tailored for Gov. Vi and the result was "The Healing". It is a suspense-horror that tackles one culture of Filipinos which is the faith healing.
Different questions were raised to the writer, to the actress and to the director. One of the bloggers asked if they believe in faith healers. All three of them honestly said that they do believe in faith healers and Gov. Vi herself attest that she did experienced it and in fact it happened on her first term of office as Mayor. She was hospitalized for three weeks and even the doctors couldn't explain what was happening to her. Then the only person who solved her ailment was a faith healer. So for them it is really true as long as you have faith and you believe.
Here are some of the firsts for this movie "The Healing":
- This was the first suspense-horror movie for the Star for All Season gave her a hard time shooting it with Direk Chito Roño. Governor Vi also said that if its from Direk Chito we should expect no less from him.
- This was the first bloggers conference that the three of them have attended. I think they've already realized what's the difference between a bloggers' conference and a press conference.
- This was the first ever movie to have 2 approved ratings from the MTRCB and it is the first time in the history of the movie industry, an R-18 and PG13. They were very happy that the MTRCB has uphold the freedom of choice by giving the movie 2 ratings. This will give moviegoers a chance to choose on which version will watch the movie. According to Gov. Vi "if you watch to see more cuts watch the R-18 (kung gusto nyo makakita ng tusok-tusok panoorin nyo yong R-18)"
For more updates on "The Healing", simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, or like the movie's official page, http://facebook.com/TheHealingFilm, http://facebook.com/StarCinema or http://twitter.com/StarCinema.