For almost five months, the Philippines’ fierce lockdown continues, despite its uncertain benefits. Clearly, the country hasn’t been able to flatten the curve with more than 85,000 cases of the coronavirus as of writing. With everything happening, it seems like every day we wake up to another bad news, but not today.
No one is immune from the stress or disappointment caused by the current pandemic and everything happening in the country. That is why it is very important to give yourself a break from all of it. Take a time off from the negativity of the world and have time for yourself. (Read: Five ways to do soul-searching while in quarantine)
There are a lot of things you can do to destress during quarantine, you can learn new hobbies such as painting or dancing. But if you’re too exhausted, you can just watch a movie.
Luckily, Netflix already announced its new line-up of movies for the month of August—and it includes three heartwarming Filipino films you can watch while having your “me” time! (Read: Pamilya Ordinaryo, Lola Igna, other indie films to premiere on Netflix)
Hindi Tayo Pwede
Synopsis: Hindi Tayo Pwede features a love triangle between Gabby (Lovi Poe) with her boyfriend (Tony Labrusca) and her best friend (Marco Gumabao). But the story unfolds when Gabby’s boyfriend dies in a car accident
Director and Writer: Joel Lamangan & Ricky Lee
Cast: Marco Gumabao, Tony Labrusca, Lovi Poe, Candy Pangilinan ,Andrea Del Rosario, Cai Cortez, Phoemela Baranda, Christopher Roxas, Julian Trono, Nicole Omillo, Mayton Eugenio, Angela Tinimbang, Vangie Labalan, Lui Manansala, Mich Rapadas, Shai Alnajjar, Juami Gutierrez, Chad Alviar, and Gian Garcia
Release date: August 4, 2020
Kung Paano Siya Nawala
Synopsis: Kung Paano Siya Nawala tells the story of Lio (JM de Guzman), who suffers from a condition that causes him inability to recognize and remember faces. Until he meets Shana (Rhian Ramos) who changed his life.
Director and Writer: Joel Ruiz, Aloy Adlawan & Joel Ruiz
Cast: Rhian Ramos, JM de Guzman, Barbara Ruaro, Agot Isidro, and Paolo O’Hara
Release date: August 13, 2020
Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon
Synopsis: Tayo Sa Huling Buwan Ng Taon is Nestor Abrogena Jr. ‘s follow up for his 2015 film Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa. The film tells the story of ex-lovers-turned-friends Sam and Isa who found themselves pulled back into each other’s worlds. Five years after their break-up, they tried to find romance for themselves but found nothing but the pain of being in love with someone else whom they can never have.
Director and Writer: Nestor Abrogena Jr., Pertee Briñas & Nestor Abrogena Jr.
Cast: Nicco Manalo, Emmanuelle Vera, Anna Luna Alex, Vincent Medina, Peewee O’Hara, Alvin Anson Nicolas, Emman Nimedez, and Bodjie Pascua
Release date: August 27, 2020