THE “P” Talks!
BY: Pilar Mateo
Get ready for the biggest celebration to kick off the Year of the Rat! The Office of the Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, in cooperation with the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Inc. (FCGCCI), and Manila Chinatown Development Council is holding several activities to celebrate the new year.
Join the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party, happening this January 24, 2020 from 7PM-12MN at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila. The show will feature special celebrity guests, and some of the biggest acts in OPM including Parokya Ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9, Shanti Dope, Ex-Battalion, Darren Espanto, Angeline Quinto, Janine Berdin and many more musical acts to keep the night festive.
Also joining the festivities are all-star celebrity guests from ABS-CBN and GMA including Joshua Garcia, Derrick Monasterio, and Rita Daniela. To top the New Year Countdown off will be a 30-minute grand firework display to start the year with a big bang. The following day, January 25 will see a Grand Float Parade which will travel along the streets of Binondo and Sta. Cruz, also featuring special celebrity guests. This is one grand celebration you wouldn’t wanna miss! ADMISSION IS FREE for all events.
HOPE to see you all there as we welcome the Mouse or the RAT in the Year of our Lord! 2020!
AND the movie that will give us the chills is coming.
Arsi Grindulo, Jr. looks very much like a foreigner. But he is a Filipino who made it good in the Land of Milk and Honey.
Arsy migrated to the US of A in 1986. His first job was baking cookies and behind the cashier for Mrs. Field Cookies in downtown Los Angeles in California. After 6 months, he purchased a used car and started delivering pizzas and worked in different part-time jobs. He garnered success in selling Encyclopedia Britannica from 1988 to 1989 and eventually decided to obtain his life insurance license.
In 1996, Arsy established his own independent life insurance wholesaler company which he named Wealth Financial Life Insurance Services (WFL), which was eventually incorporated in 2000.
He also ventured into one of the toughest world of Hollywood filmmaking as an Executive Producer. WFL Productions, Inc. came into being. It has recently finished its first full length film, a psychological sci-fi thriller called “Ascencion” which will hit the Philippine cinemas very soon!
It s directed by Ross Wachsman which has garnered 12 awards from several film festivals with Best Sci-Fi Thriller Feature and Best Cinematography from Hollywood HorrorFest recently.
While we’re just starting the year, a second movie venture was done by Ardy, “Mermaid for Christmas” but will be screened in October.
Arsy finished his high school years in Aquinas School in San Juan, Manila and earned his Liberal Arts degree major in Economics from San Beda College in 1979. His wie is a Registered Nurse at the Veterans Administration in San Diego, California and are blessed with two daughters and a son.
Arsy is now making his thrid movie featuring a global multi-ethnic star-studded film where Filipino actors will participate. A romantic genre filled with laughter, mutual respect and human dignity.
Let’s make “Ascension” good st the tills for the next movies to get realized!