John Arcilla - updates

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Actor John Arcilla's father dies in Baler

Apr 07, 2020 - 10:09 AM

The actor talks about his grief over being unable to see his father for the last time due to lockdown travel restrictions and physical distancing

'Birdshot' is PH's Foreign Language Film entry to Oscars 2018

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) Mikhail Red's 'Birdshot' is now available to stream on Netflix

Innovate with purpose: Use social media for social good

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:54 PM

'When we post something, think of the welfare of others. Think of the positive energy it can create. Think of the people who will be inspired. Think of a society that you want to have.'

USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY. Actor and environmentalist John Arcilla delivered a speech on the responsible use of social media at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit in Samsung Hall, SM Aura on Saturday, September 16. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030NOW: John Arcilla on technology and social good

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:21 PM

'Next time we think of innovation or technology, think again: What kind of person do I want to be? Where do I want to bring this country?' actor John Arcilla says at the Social Good Summit

JOHN ARCILLA. The actor speaks about using social media responsibly. Rappler screenshot

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni John Arcilla ng 'Pakialam'

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Isinulat ni John Arcilla – higit na kilala bilang Heneral Luna – ang tulang Pakialam para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Cast, director of 'Birdshot'

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The cast and director of Birdshot talk about what it was like working on the award winning film

PH stars, film industry members support MMFF 2016

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:55 PM

John Arcilla Bela Padilla Robin Padilla and more congratulate the stars and organizers of the festival and appeal to viewers to support Philippine cinema

FULL LIST: Winners, Luna Awards 2016

Sep 18, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Heneral Luna dominates the Film Academy of the Philippines with 10 awards

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Leni Robredo's thanksgiving party

Jun 30, 2016 - 9:48 PM

UPDATED See photos of Darren Espanto Sam Concepcion John Arcilla and more at Vice President Leni Robredo s thanksgiving party

THANKSGIVING PARTY. A party is held for vice president Leni Robredo's supporters hours after she was inaugurated on June 30. Screengrab from Instagram/eriksantos

FULL LIST: Nominees, Gawad Urian 2016

May 17, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Honor Thy Father and Heneral Luna lead this year s nominees

'Heneral Luna' earns nominations at Asian Film Awards 2016

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The movie earns nominations for John Arcilla as Best Actor and in the Best Production Design and Best Costume Design categories

Photo courtesy of Artikulo Uno

9 awesome 'Heneral Luna' costumes this Halloween 2015

Oct 31, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Grown ups and toddlers alike dress in their Heneral Luna best this Halloween

TRICK OR TREAT. John Arcilla poses with his 'mini Luna.' On October 29, John surprises guests at the 'Heneral Luna' thanksgiving party by showing up in full uniform, and greeting them 'Trick or Treat!' Screengrab from Instagram/heneral.luna

WATCH: 'Heneral Luna' star John Arcilla on Paulo Avelino: 'Kaya niya 'yan!'

Oct 30, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Paulo Avelino is all set to star as Gregorio del Pilar in an upcoming film by Jerrold Tarog

JOHN ARCILLA. The 'Heneral Luna' star weighs in on the film's success after the announcement of Jerrold Tarog's Gregorio del Pilar movie. Rappler screengrab

WATCH: After 'Heneral Luna,' a movie on Gregorio del Pilar is in the works, Paulo Avelino to star

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:05 PM

The news is announced at a thanksgiving party for the hit film Heneral Luna

PASSING THE HAT. John Arcilla, who played General Luna in 'Heneral Luna,' salutes Paulo Avelino, who is set to play Gregorio del Pilar in the upcoming film, and producer EA Rocha. Photo by Exxon Ruebe/

'Heneral Luna' reaches P200M mark in the box office

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:34 PM

The producers thank everyone for the support given to the movie

Photo courtesy of Artikulo Uno

‘Heneral Luna’ Review: Essential viewing

Sep 10, 2015 - 5:56 PM

What Tarog does to Luna is to release him from being just an object of this victor’s history we have been blindly celebrating throughout the years says movie reviewer Oggs Cruz

Beholding 'Metro Manila's' duality

Oct 10, 2013 - 1:29 PM

As with the metropolis it depicts there’s more than meets the eye in this Oscar contender

BLOODY GOOD. John Arcilla is a commanding presence. Photos: Chocolate Frog Films and Captive Cinema

'Metro Manila': Social realism with velocity

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:33 AM

British film echoes PH social conditions and cinematic traditions fueled by narrative drive

COLORS, CONTRAST. An official poster of the film. Images from the Facebook of 'Metro Manila'

Dutch-Filipino film wins at Copenhagen filmfest

Sep 19, 2013 - 6:42 PM

Best Youth Film for docu styled drama on child prostitution

SNOW WHITE. Sandy Talag in a brave role. Screen grab from the trailer

Jake Macapagal finds his place in 'Metro Manila'

Aug 25, 2013 - 9:30 AM

The versatile actor switches roles from talent coordinator to lead actor in Metro Manila

CHAOS. Jake Macapagal and Althea Vega are husband and wife who find a bitter life. Photo: Captive Cinema Distribution

'Metro Manila:' Film poetry

Aug 21, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Film by British director Sean Ellis is the latest creative portrait of storied metropolis

MANILEÑO. Macapagal as the everyman in distress. Photos courtesy of Captive Cinema Distribution Inc

The 'Bourne Legacy' premiere: a celebration of starts and Pinoy pride

Aug 06, 2012 - 8:11 AM

Filipinos excitedly welcomed the Hollywood movie whose last 40 minutes were devoted to Manila and Palawan

FILIPINO PRODUCER JUN JUBAN with Patrick Crowley and Wilson Tieng

Jake Macapagal: Mr. "Metro Manila"

Apr 17, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Jake Macapagal talks about the film Metro Manila

INDEFATIGABLY INDEPENDENT. Jake Macapagal stars as Oscar Ramirez in the independent film, "Metro Manila." Photo courtesy of Jake Macapagal.