The Week Inside Manila:

Liza Soberano’s Darna exit,

Ride-Sharing Choppers, Joaquin Phoenix’s

Joker, and more

by Inside Manila Team, April 05, 2019 5:59pm

Art by Dani Elevazo


The Week Inside Manila: Liza Soberano’s Darna exit, Ride-Sharing Choppers, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, and more

by Inside Manila Team, April 05, 2019 5:59pm
Art by Dani Elevazo

4 Filipinos make it to 2019 Forbes ‘30 under 30 Asia’
Another set to inspire the youth.

Forbes magazine on Tuesday released its “30 Under 30 Asia,” a curated list of young innovators who are driving change in the region.

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Four Filipino entrepreneurs made this year’s list: Among them are social entrepreneurs Earl Patrick Forlales and Zahra Halabisaz Zanjani, co-founders of CUBO Modular, a company that designs and builds bamboo houses in just four hours; Georgianna Carlos, co-founder, and CEO of Fetch! Naturals, a sustainable pet care brand that uses all-natural ingredients to its products; Ken Costales, founder of and CEO of Monolith Growth Ventures, a marketing firm that provides services to global-known brands like Fitness First, The Boston Consulting Group, Sonos, and Klipsch.

Three hundred outstanding entrepreneurs and innovators were chosen from over 2,000 entries from 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The criteria for honorees include leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and their potential success in their respective industry.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Is No Less Creepy
~ominous smile plays in the background~

Warner Bros. Entertainment has released on Wednesday, April 3 the first trailer for Todd Philipp’s Joker, a stand-alone origin story of Batman’s most iconic villain.

The Joker film stars three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, an aspiring stand-up comedian who has fallen into hard times. The trailer shows more of the Joker’s life in the ‘80s before committing crimes—his descent into madness, turning into the classic villain we know.

The film takes place in a separate universe apart from DC’s line-up of films; this is DC’s push to separate itself from the Marvel Cinematic Universe template and to explore multiple versions of the same character.

Joker will hit theaters on October 4, 2019.

Liza Soberano’s Darna Exit
Who’s going to take the spot then?

Liza Soberano withdrew from the much-awaited Darna movie project ABS-CBN and Star Cinema announced in a press statement on April 4.

Soberano left the superhero post because of a finger-bone fracture she had in a fight scene on the set of Bagani. The actress was undergoing recovery when doctors advised not to pursue the project which requires hefty action stunts.

Still, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema will continue their search for the next Darna.

Ride Sharing via Helicopters are Now Available in The Metro
You can now literally fly through the traffic jam

Ascent, a tech startup, launched a service that offers ride-sharing helicopters, similar to carpooling. It will be run by pioneer operator Iloilo-Negros Air Express Company (INAEC) Aviation Corporation—the first Filipino-owned private airline in the Philippines. Book a helicopter via the Ascent website. Every booking made is inclusive of refreshments that will be served prior to takeoff. Heliports are located inNAIA, Clark, BGC St. Luke's Medical Center, Tagaytay city Track Oval, SM City North EDSA, The Peninsula Manila in Makati, and BGC V&A Law Center.

Passengers may opt to book at their own time, or choose a set schedule, pretty handy for an emergency, and if you have expenses to spare. A ride from Makati City to BGC takes only roughly three minutes via air, costs 6,900php. NAIA to Tagaytay costs 21,900php for a 20-minute flight, while NAIA to Clark is 25,900php for a 30-minute ride. For more information, visit Ascent online.

Volunteer at this year’s Pride March!

Pride March 2019, the largest LGBTQIA+ demonstration in Southeast Asia, is happening again on June 30. And as early as now, organizer Metro Manila Pride is now looking for volunteers.

As a non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization that creates a safe, affirming, informed, and educational spaces for LGBTQ+ persons, Metro Manila Pride is in need of helping hands.

Register online and take part in this year's line-up of activities by sharing your expertise and time for the success of this annual movement. Application for volunteers opens today until April 20.

Veterans can Ride LRT-2 and MRT-2 for Free This April
Veterans, we salute you!

Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line to and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 entitles Filipino war veterans for free rides this month. This is in celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week.

Starting April 5 until April 11, the LRT-2 and MRT-3 authorities will give free trips to veterans and a companion. The rides will start from the train's first to last commercial trip.

Just present a valid Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) identification card to avail the free ride.

'Rak of Aegis' Open Auditions
Test your luck, divas!

PETA Theater's musical hit Rak of Aegis returns to the stage this July in its 7th season, and they’re looking for new biriteros and biriteras for the ensemble.

Channel your inner diva and be one of the cast members of PETA's musical hit, Rak of Aegis. It tells a story of Aileen who dreams of becoming a Youtube sensation to let the world know about their barangay's condition—submerged in flood for three months.

Auditions are open to the general public on April 10, between 3 pm to 8 pm at PETA Theater. Check the mechanics online or visit their Facebook page.

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