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A DECADE OF FAPWEB by Alex J. Socorro  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Part 4


Spearheaded by actors guild president German Moreno, members of the KAPP lent their support to the Star Olympics 2004 which was held in the Rodriguez Sports Center in Marikina City.

Joining Marikina Mayor Marides Fernando in the parade were FAP director general Leo Martinez, FAP chairman Atty. Espiridion Laxa, Mowelfund executive director Boots Anson Roa and KAPP president German Moreno and former president Ronnie Ricketts.

The traditional parade of the event. Atty Laxa, Ara Mina, Ronnie Ricketts, Mayor Marides Fernando, German Moreno and Boots Anson Roa

After the opening ceremonies of short speeches, the games started. The players were evenly divided into 4 teams considering the strength of the celebrity players. The cheer-dance competition was the ice breaker which was won by Ciara Sotto.

Atty. Laxa handling the awarding of medals to the winner

Athletics followed after the long lunch break. The hundred meter dash was handily won by the diminutive but spry Isabel Granada. For team action, there were the relay races. There was also the paintball for team games.

Swimming was scheduled in the late afternoon where the young Pauleen Luna won a medal. Seen in the pool was Bernadette Alysson, wife of Gary Estrada. Most of the winners were newcomers to the industry.

The medals for the swimmers

Seen in attendance were sexy stars Ara Mina, Francine Prieto and now Laguna board member Angelica Jones. Also from Laguna was ER Ejercito who is now the governor of the lanzones province.

Kuya Germs handing out the medals to the winners of the swimming events. Pauleen Luna was the gold medalist in the women’s event

Also present were character actors Ernie Zarate, Joko Diaz and Jeffrey Santos. The gallery was filled with fans who were cheering the teams no end. The affair ended in the awarding of medals to the winners.


On the initiative of FAP deputy director Arsenio “Boots” Bautista, a scriptwriting contest was launched by the Film Academy. And to ensure the success—by garnering a good number of entries—a symposium was held for the purpose.

Organized by FAPWEB (staff of the Film Academy’s website), the symposium was held in the Mowelfund Plaza. Invitations were sent out to writers and aspiring writers as well in the hope of their joining the contest.

The participants in the symposium for the FAP scriptwriting contest

The panel of speakers was headed by noted scriptwriter Gina Tagasa and prize winning writer Serge Custodio. Speaking on the contest rules was writer and film director Jose Carreon. Also in the panel was script supervisor Hernan Robles.

The symposium was fully supported by SGP (Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines) headed by president Buddy Palad. Also lending a hand in the discussion was Jorge Arago, the writer of the acclaimed movie Nunal Sa Tubig.

The new SGP board of directors, from right: Josemari Avellana, Buddy Palad, Hernan Robles, Arsenio Boots Bautista, Amy Rara, Leleng Ubaldo, Jose Carreon, and treasurer Salvador Chua

To further boost the chance of success, FAPWEB waged a campaign in the internet to promote the contest. The effort was worth it because the deadline saw more than 100 entries submitted.

The more than 100 scripts submitted to the 1st Film Academy Scriptwriting Contest


The Film Academy celebrated the last working day before Christmas with a party. Attended by FAP members, the party was held in the parking area of the Octo-Arts building in Panay Avenue, QC.

Enjoying the party in the parking area: Direk Nardz Belen, Hernan Robles, Alex Socorro and OSFILM members

Coinciding with the last meeting of the FAP board of governors, attendees were treated to an array of special dishes courtesy of the Film Academy and a variety of drinks contributed by the member guilds.

Members of the Film Academy enjoying their drinks

That 2004 Christmas party was the last one experienced by FAP members who are hoping that it will have a repeat this year.

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