7 entries in Metro Manila Film Festival

Posted at 11/04/11 9:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The list of the official entries in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) was released on Thursday.

The 7 films competing in the December festival are:

  • "Segunda Mano"
  • "Panday 2"
  • "My Househusband"
  • "Enteng ng Ina Mo"
  • "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
  • "Shake, Rattle and Roll 13"
  • "Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story."

The "Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story" replaced the entry "Mr. Wong" after action star Robin Padilla voluntarily withdrew his film from the race.

Movie producer Mother Lily Monteverde also pulled out her official entry, "Hototay," from the 2011 MMFF.

According to Monteverde, she had to withdraw from the festival due to the health condition of the film’s lead actress, Nora Aunor.

Aunor was recently diagnosed with pneumonia.

Monteverde added that she doesn’t want to sacrifice the quality of the film, considering that this would have been Aunor’s comeback movie.

The festival is held during the Christmas holidays beginning Christmas Day.

Foreign films are not shown during the festival, making it a lucrative event for the participating production outfits.