Mang CV Flores stars in MMFF New Wave Entry “Mamang Pulis”

Mang CV Flores stars in MMFF New Wave Entry “Mamang Pulis” by Hannah Espia

(Mang CV, in one lunch break a couple of years ago, shot a couple of yoga videos using my small digicam; two samples of which are embedded here (the first video, “good” yogi; the second video, “lazy” yogi — below this writeup. You can hear his voice giving directions)

From ”Spotlight On: “Mamang Pulis” (Mr. Policeman) – 2013 MMFF NEW WAVE ENTRY (Animation) UP Film Institute’s property custodian, “Kuya CV” Flores wanted to be a policeman, but instead became a policeman of film equipment and film students.

“Mamang Pulis (Mr. Policeman)is produced, directed, written, animated and edited by Hannah Espia, starring CV Flores. The film is in Filipino w/ English subtitles with Ice Idanan (Cinematographer) and Gerry Roxas (Assistant Editor)


“Conrado Villanueva “CV” Flores, who plays himself in this animated feature was the property custodian at the University of the Philippines Film Institute from 1978-2012 and yes, he wanted to be a policeman.

“ “Mamang Pulis” is an animated documentary about Conrado Villanueva “Kuya CV” Flores, the property custodian of the University of the Philippines Film Institute from 1978-2012. The said short documentary, talks a little bit about the history of the UPFI, and the future of student film makers. But most of all, according to Espia “Mamang Pulis is a tribute to UP Film Institute’s well-loved property custodian and is a love letter to the past and future students of cinema.”

“ “Mamang Pulis” – Official Entry of the MMFF NEW WAVE ENTRY (Animation).

“All 13 entries of the MMFF New Wave Films (Full Length, Animation and Student Short Films categories) are shown at Glorietta 4 in Makati City and SM Megamall cinemas in Mandaluyong on December 19 to December 24 for only P100.”


#YolandaPH Update Agence France Presse: 7,700+ dead/missing, 4 million homeless

Infographic #YolandaPH (Philippines Haiyan) Update,  Agence France Presse: More than 7,700 dead or missing, 4 million displaced or rendered homeless (data, image and graphics by Agence France Presse)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

The certified death toll from Typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) has breached the 5,000 mark at 5,209, not counting the dead who had been buried by their own families and not reported, the missing who may or may be among those unidentified  documented fatalities, and not counting cadavers found but not certified by local officials.

    For the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenges, this blog will be featuring images of the brave men, women, and children of Eastern Visayas who bore the brunt of Typhoon Yolanda.

      This photo was sent in the email by a student, shot by Philippe Lopez of Agence France Presse, of some of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, published here  non-commercially for the

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

 the unexpected walk

to a new life by

some of those who emerged from the death and destruction


Lawyers based in UP Diliman & Tacloban to sponsor 1 gen set to light 1 barangay in Tacloban, pls join us

Lawyers based in UP Diliman & Tacloban are sponsoring one generator set to light one barangay in Tacloban: please join us

From Atty. Owens Disini: (Background of this FB message: Atty. Patrick V. Santo lost his father, Atty. Papiano Santo, in the aftermath of super-typhoon Yolanda. Atty. Patrick V. Santo and Atty. Torks Buban hail from Tacloban and are well-known private practitioners . Atty. Owens Disini is the chief legal officer of U.P. Open University, Atty. Ana Bernad is the deputy general counsel for corporate affairs of U.P.. We’re doing this in our private capacity as friends of Atty. Patrick  Santo.   Here we are when we were with the U.P. Diliman Legal Office:     


Here’s the FB message from Atty. Owens Disini) “Dear classmates, Patrick Santo wants to thank everyone for the kind words and condolences he received for his Tatay Paping. He texted me today his account number in Tacloban. For those who wish to send their “abuloy”, it is BPI, J. Romuladez – Tacloban City Branch, Savings Account No. 1126-0191-33. However, an alternative that he suggested is for us to contribute to buy a generator set that he can use and share with his ka-baranggay. Patrick said he just needs the most basic and standard generator (maybe at least 2 hours). He said we can give it to Torks (Atty. Torks Buban) who may have a way of bringing it to Tacloban. So far, I have collected Php23,000 from Eddie V., Lindy and from me & JJ. I need your suggestions on this, please. Thanks.”

        Please join us.  

      Mommy (Lydia C. Lambino, Los Angeles, California) sent her support with condolences and encouragement today , c/o Atty. Ana Bernad (i dropped by the 3rd floor office).

     Please join us in lighting one barangay in Tacloban with  one generator set. Thanks.