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Christian yearns for a little change

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You will hardly notice the changes. But listen more closely and you will hear a different Christian Bautista these days. He's not the same guy who sticks to those tried-and-tested ballads anymore.

What you hear instead is an artist brave enough to veer from his comfort zone. And it takes Captured, his new album under Warner Music, to achieve this.

One moment, Christian is all suave vocals and syrupy ballads in songs composed by Martin Nievera and Ogie Alcasid.

Then, you notice him taking brief sojourns to the realm of country music, R&B and other genres he never thought he'd venture into as a product of a talent search years back. That balladeer voice gets slightly playful as he duets with Sitti in Captured, the title track.

Creation, written by Andrew Fromm, the same guy behind Christian's big hit The Way You Look at Me, has a little R&B. Hope, which Christian's brother Joshua made, is acoustic (it's also Christian's favorite track).

But the signature smooth ballads which sing of love and longing are still there. That, you can't take away from the guy.

"I'm looking for a new sound. I've been in the business for five years and I'm more confident about experimenting. It's about time I grow as an artist," he admits.

Part of that growth sees Christian going a wee bit upbeat in the track I Want to Be the One. He still croons all right. But he's not above swaying with the beat or standing up from his chair and trying a little footwork.

No, Christian doesn't want to do a Gary Valenciano (his idol). All he wants to do is try something new for a change. But the change won't be as drastic embracing something as foreign to his image as rap or hip-hop.

"The music must fit my appearance," he reasons out. Can you imagine Christian, for instance, in loose, grunge attire, rapping "Yes, yes, yo" on stage?

Not in your wildest dreams! So he's careful not to stray too far from his comfort zone.

"I'm just getting influences from other artists," he explains. "I'm not the type who will plunge headlong into a genre I know won't fit me."

The good thing is, Warner Music, his recording studio understands. The bosses gave him the liberty to come up with his choices for the album's tracks. After all, it's his fourth, and Christian has proven what a hitmaker he is many times over.

And mind you, not a single song in the album is a remake or revival. They're all original, never-before-heard songs.

In this day and age when everybody else is going into revivals, why did Christian stick his neck out with an album of original songs? Does he want to rock the boat? Or does he just want to shake people out of their complacency?

"Why, you can still please listeners with non-revivals," he explains.

Here is one risk taker who will put his career on the line for what he believes in. Besides, if artists of Christian's status won't take a chance in breaking a trend, who will? Someone has to stand up and face the firing squad, if needed to bring back those glory days of original music. And Christian doesn't mind being the one.

Yes, the stakes are higher, the pressure greater. But he's not complaining. In fact, Christian enjoys the new challenge.

Captured must equal, if not surpass the success of the smash hit album Completely, not only in the Philippines but elsewhere, like Indonesia, where Christian is lionized.

This, plus his upcoming stint as Tony the male lead (opposite Karylle) in Stages' production of Westside Story, keep Christian's days full. He also needs to master the art of swinging from pop (for his album) to classical (for Westside Story) singing with ease.

That's where Christian's voice coach for the musicale enters the picture.

This is also one reason why, many months after he and Rachel Ann Go broke up, Christian has yet to find a new love.

"I'm single," he announces.

Christian did not say, however, if he's looking for someone new or not. From the looks of it, he's so busy to even give dating someone a thought.

Besides, if he can croon those sweet love songs in Captured and still remain the heartthrob that he is, why bother? In love or not, Christian Bautista will keep us starry-eyed with dreams of ever-after and promises of bliss never-ending.

Wowowee delivers a wallop of fun in New Jersey

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Last Saturday, I saw excerpts of Wowowee staged at Atlantic City in New Jersey two weekends ago and I was touched by the sight of Filipino immigrants in the show's Bigat-10 portion, relating how hard and lonely life is in America. Most of them were in tears and choked with emotion, but then they don't really have a choice because that's the only way they know how to help families and relatives they had left back home keep body and soul together.

"If things were okay in the Philippines," said one of them, "ayokong magtiis ng hirap at kalungkutan dito sa Amerika."

Yes, if only, if only!

Said Funfare's Big Apple correspondent Edmund Silvestre (of The Filipino Reporter) who was at Atlantic City, "Now I know why Wowowee is very popular not only among folks back home but also among Filipinos abroad who subscribe to TFC (The Filipino Channel). Ang saya-saya pala! Nakakahawa ang tuwa!"

Here's Edmund's full report:

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-About 10,000 Filipinos in the US East Coast jammed the Boardwalk Hall here on July 12 to see and take part in the phenomenal game show Wowowee, watched by Filipinos worldwide via The Filipino Channel and whose studio in Quezon City has become a favorite destination among visiting balikbayan.

The three-hour live presentation, produced by Calla Lilly Entertainment Productions, was an exact copy of what is seen daily on TFC, only on a grander scale.

It opened with a bang as host Willie Revillame emerged from the upper-box entrance to greet the huge crowd. He then sang the Wowowee theme while security men escorted him onto the stage, pushing back the throng who wanted to touch the popular host.

The party began with Giling-Giling, with Willie and his staff choosing from the audience the best booty-shakers to qualify for a tricky game called Hep Hep Hooray. About 14 were selected to compete, two of them non-Pinoys. In the end, it was a New York college student named Kyla who bagged the $1,500 prize.

Other games included Questune (Name That Tune), and the popular Oo o Hindi, the winner of which went to play for the finale game Pera o Bayong that offered a brand-new Honda car as top prize. The car was won by Louie Garcia, a retired shipping firm employee from Jersey City, N.J.

In between games were the anticipated sob stories of the contestants that made Wowowee an endearing show to the masses, although critics accuse the program of exploiting the underprivileged who are willing to endure humiliation in exchange for cash.

The Atlantic City show was no different, but nobody cared. Filipinos love the underdogs and the audience could only listen, laugh, cry and sympathize - with many shelling out cash donations on the spot. At one point, members of the audience had to be stopped from getting on stage to hand out dollar bills in order to let the show move on.

The contestants who made their mark included the widowed grandma who found love (and new hope) in the arms of a black American man; the wife who moved to the US and left her philandering husband ("Sumakabilang bahay na siya," she said, referring to her two-timing husband); and the undocumented man who's been suffering loneliness away from his wife and two children to give them a better life. Many in the audience wept with him as video clips of his wife and children in the Philippines, crying and professing their love for him, were shown.

That man won $2,500 in the game called Pasalog, with some help from Willie.

Adding lots of sugar and spice to the show were the temperature-raising numbers of scantily-clad dancers led by the amazing Milagring, Luningning and Mariposa, three of Wowowee's biggest attractions whose flawless bods and winning charm could easily rival Dr. Vicki Belo's celebrity endorsers. "They are the only reasons why I'm here," said The Filipino Reporter's Albert Ignacio.

There were also musical numbers from Philippine showbiz goddesses Kristine Hermosa, Angelica Panganiban and Roxanne Guinoo. The three leading ladies were all ravishingly beautiful singing and striking a pose that it didn't matter if their lip-synching to Beyoncé's hits was out of sync.

Lito Camo, currently the Philippines' top composer of novelty songs and who penned most of Willie's songs, performed a medley of his hits with the alluring Mariel Rodriguez and Valerie Concepcion, with the crowd singing and dancing with them. The comic duo of Eric and Tuko also provided laughter and warmed up the audience prior to the actual show.

Pokwang, arguably next in line to Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai de las Alas, could say and do almost anything and elicit instant laughter and applause. Truly a crowd-pleaser, she seemed to have a power to make people adore her and believe that she, indeed, has the irresistible beauty of a Riyo Mori (2007 Miss Universe from Japan) or a Lucy Liu. "Parang Kate Moss ang body ni Pokwang...maganda pa ang legs," said Babes DeGula Harington of Manhattan. "Ang ganda pa ng gowns niya, di talaga nagpatalo kina Kristine."

But it was Willie and his charisma with the masa that held the show together. His style of hosting and comic timing easily reminded one of an uncle or a friend who always infuses life to a gathering. He has mastered the art of displaying compassion when needed and injecting humor in a sorrow to lighten things up. No wonder that even his lack of command of English has endeared him all the more to the masses who see themselves in him.

Willie, however, must refrain from serenading his fans with classic songs and pretending to be a Michael Bublé. It's clearly not his cup of tea. He should stick to singing novelty songs like Sayaw Darling or Iyugyog Mo and leave the ballads to a Mark Bautista or a Ronnie Liang.

Notwithstanding the "slings and arrows" aimed at Willie over the years - from the deadly stampede and Wilyonaryo scandal, to his complicated lovelife - Willie has already reached an iconic status and ABS-CBN finds it hard to let go of him. Despite his suspensions and terminations as a TV host, he is still standing tall.

Nakukuha ang magustuhan...BIG STAR NA AKTRES, NA-CURIOUS, 'DI TINANTANAN ANG DAKS NA SIKAT NA AKTOR MATIKMAN LANG

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BLIND ITEM: MAIGSI lang ang blind item na ito, pero kumakagat naman, katimbang nito ang isang napakahabang lintanya dahil ang mga sangkot sa kuwentong ito ay dalawang malalaking pigura sa showbiz.

Sa una pa lang nilang pagkikita ay nagulantang na ang sikat na aktor sa itinanong sa kanya ng isang sikat na aktres, "Are you well endowed?"

Nagulat man ang aktor ay umiral siyempre ang kanyang pride, kaya ang sagot niya naman sa sikat na aktres, "It's for you to find out!"

Mula nu'n ay naging malaking palaisipan na sa aktres ang isinagot sa kanya ng aktor, gumawa na siya ng paraang magkaroon ng kaganapan ang lahat, kung tutuusin ay siya pa ang nanligaw sa aktor kaya nagkaroon sila ng relasyon.

At nu'ng maging sila na nga ay napatunayan ng sikat na aktres, totoo nga pala ang sinabi sa kanya ng aktor, meron nga pala itong kredibilidad dahil sa una nilang pagbiyahe sa langit ay halos hindi na siya nakagalaw dahil sa laki ng armas ng kanyang kalaban.

Tapos na rin ang kanilang relasyon ngayon, matagal na silang hiwalay, meron na silang kani-kanyang kasama sa buhay ngayon pero siguradong hindi pa rin nakakalimutan na aktres ang kaligayahang naibigay sa kanya noon ng sikat na aktor.

Huwag n'yo na akong piliting magbigay ng clue, ito na lang sana ang pa-birthday n'yo sa akin, kaya siguradong marami-raming mauupo ngayon sa Row 4 na katabi ang mabahong basurahan.

Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!

Halaw sa panulat ni Cristy Fermin sa kanyang column sa Diyaryong Bulgar

Sa ayaw at sa gusto ng madir ng aktres...JUDY ANN SANTOS, IHAHATID NG PADIR SA ALTAR

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Sa ayaw at sa gusto ng madir ng aktres...JUDY ANN SANTOS, IHAHATID NG PADIR SA ALTAR

LAST year ay naimbitahan kami ni Mommy Carol na mommy dearest ni Judy Ann Santos sa bahay nila para sa isang masaganang tanghalian.

Sa gitna ng kainan at kuwentuhan ay naitanong ni yours truly kung nasaan ang tatay ni Juday at ang kasagut-sagot ni Mommy Carol na tipong very casual lang ay..."Ay, wala na 'yun, patay na."

"Kelan pa namatay, mommy?" hirit na tanong uli ni yours truly porke intelligent person always asks questions, 'noh!

"Matagal na," ang parang wala lang na sagot nitech.

Pero nasulat kahapon sa isang tabloid na inimbitahan pala ni Juday ang kanyang ama sa kanilang kasal ni Ryan Agoncillo nu'ng mag-guest ang dalawa sa Eat...Bulaga! show sa USA at gusto raw ng aktres na ang biological father niya ang maghatid sa kanya sa altar if ever.

Naku, hindi kaya 'pag nangyari 'yun ay abot to the sky ang kilay ni Mommy Carol habang inihahatid nila sa altar ng biological erpat ni Juday ang kanilang bunso, if ever?

'Yan ang eksenang talagang kaabang-abang, if ever uli, devah naman mga klasmeyt nina Achilles at Tally Ho?

'Yun na!

Halaw sa panulat ni Mercy Lejarde sa kanyang column sa Diyaryong Bulgar

Baguhang si Kristel Moreno, Mas Pinagkaguluhan Sa Bago Nilang Pelikula ni Maui Taylor

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Hayan tuloy, ang pinagkaguluhan sa indie movie ay ang baguhang si Kristel Moreno. Sa totoo lang, nag-underplay ang 17 year old na pamangkin ni Alma Moreno, para ibigay ang "limelight" kay Maui. Hindi rin niya ipinakita ang nakasisilaw na puti niyang legs. Ayaw kasi ni Mr. M (yes, the Mr. M ng Star Magic) na gusto siyang bigyan ng wholesome image.

Still, naka-catch ng attention ang presence nito at ang kanyang mom. It may interest the public na perfect ang relationship ng mag-ina kahit marami ang nagsasabi na stage mother daw ang dating sis-in-law ni Alma. Sa true lang, wala pa namang signs na magiging problema si Ana sa bagong manager ni Kristel. Sobra lang siyang protective sa kanyang daughter at sobra rin ang pagpapahalaga at paggalang ni Kristel sa kanyang mom. Pati nga pag-alis ng kanyang pimples ay iniaasa niya sa kanyang mom.

Incidentally, may dalawa pang sister si Kristel na sobra ding close sa kanya. Nabuntis nga pala si Kristel sa indie movie. Kung paano ito nangyari ay dapat abangan.

Chit Ramos, Tempo

Hindi siya after sa image, habang may buhay, ganu'n na siya...SIKAT NA SINGER, MAKUNAT, P500 LANG ANG BAYAD SA MGA HINAHADANG BAGETS

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BLIND ITEM: NAGULAT ang isang male singer dancer dahil berde raw pala ang dugo ng isang sikat na singer. Noon pa pinagdududahan ang gender ng mang-aawit na ito pero wala namang pruweba na bumibigay siya.

Hanggang nalaman ng dancer na ang guwapong pinsan niya pala na taga-Cavite ang dyowa-dyowahan ngayon ng singer. Witness siya kung paano mag-super kiss ang singer sa bagets.

Pero napailing ang dancer dahil five-o-o na lang daw kung maghatag ngayon ng kadatungan ang singer. Dati raw kasi ay paboloso ito pero ngayon ay makunat pa sa inuyat.

Naku, hanggang kailan at hanggang saan kaya aabot ang tsismis na ito sa singer?

Halaw sa panulat ni Roldan Castro sa kanyang column sa Diyaryong Bulgar

Ayaw ng 'papa'...ARA MINA, MAS FEEL TAWAGING 'DADDY' SI VICE-MAYOR ISKO MORENO

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Ayaw ng 'papa'...ARA MINA, MAS FEEL TAWAGING 'DADDY' SI VICE-MAYOR ISKO MORENO


MEDYO late na nang dumating si Ara Mina sa party ni Tita Cristy (Fermin) sa Metro Bar noong Martes nang gabi, at nakasama namin siya sa isang table together with Manila Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno and Tathess Gana (first lady ni QC Vice-Mayor Herbert Bautista)

"Alam mo bang magka-batch kami sa That's Entertainment ni vice (Isko) noon? Pareho kaming batch '93, magkaiba lang kami ng araw.

"Tapos kita mo naman ngayon, vice-mayor na siya at tatay ko pa sa Ligaw na Bulaklak! Ha!Ha! Pero adopted naman ako, e," nakangiting chika sa amin ni Ara.

Naiinis nga raw si Ara nang malamang si Isko ang magiging tatay niya dahil feeling niya, apat na taon lang ang tanda ng public servant sa kanya.

"Tapos sabi nila, papa raw ang itatawag ko sa kanya. Sabi ko, daddy na lang! 'Yun ang tawag sa kanya sa soap," ayon pa sa actress-singer.

Anyway, naaliw kami kay Ara dahil sa mga love songs na kinanta ng Side A Banda sa party ni Tita Cristy ay kinikilig ito pero nalulungkot.

"Kasi kami ni Tathess, nu'ng umattend kami ng isang party na puro couples, tapos ang sweet-sweet nila sa isa't isa, tapos kaming dalawa, parehong nag-iisa. Tapos, ngayon na naman, eto, nakikita ko rito sa may tabing gilid ko, ang sweet nina Angelica (Panganiban) at Derek (Ramsay).

"Sina Mickey Ferriols at Archie Alemania, magkasama sila. Samantalang ako, alone! Nakakainggit, 'di ba?" nakangiting sabi ni Ara.

Well, that only goes to show na loveless pa rin until now si Ara pero hindi naman umano siya nagmamadali. Sobrang busy din kasi niya. In fact, kadarating lang niya from Australia for a show with Rico J. Puno ang other artist-singers.

"Hindi nga ako nakapamasyal, e. Kasi halos lahat ng establishments, close, kasi nandu'n si Pope for the World Youth Day.

"Kaya babalik na lang ako ru'n. Saka, nagustuhan nila ako, nagulat nga sila na kumakanta raw pala ako. Hindi kasi nila ako napapanood na kumakanta, e. Kaya before the year ends, balik-Australia ako," ayon pa kay Ara.

Hindi nag-abot sa party sina Ara at Gretchen Barretto, pero ayon sa mga naka-interview kay Greta, may mga sinabi diumano ito tungkol sa singer-actress na si Ara. Tungkol daw ito sa mga kumalat na tsismis sa kanila ni Dodie Puno.

Mukhang may intrigahan at isyu na namang namumuo. At aalamin namin ang buong detalye about it.

Abangan!

Halaw sa panulat ni Liza Endaya sa kanyang column sa Diyaryong Bulgar

Angel Locsin Paired with John Lloyd Cruz on Valentine’s Day Movie

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After being paired with Piolo Pascual, Angel Locsin’s next leading man is the current Box Office King, John Lloyd Cruz.

Angel and John Lloyd is about to do a movie from Star Cinema scheduled for Valentine’s Day 2009 release. There’s no working title yet for the said movie.

Kung hindi aatras ang Star Cinema, The Angel-Lloydy romantic movie will go head to head with the movie of Angel’s former leading man when she was still a Kapuso, Richard Gutierrez. Richard’s next Valentine movie is his second team-up with KC Concepcion and has a working title “When I Met You.” The KC-Richard movie is to be directed by Jose Javier Reyes under GMA Films.

This is going to be a bloody exciting Valentines as two former love team will compete in the big screen with their new partners. Angel and Richard are used to doing Valentine’s movie every year. Their first Valentine movie was “Let the Love Begin” in 2005 and it was a box-office hit. It was followed by “I Will Always Love You” in 2006. The last Valentine movie of Richard and Angel was The Promise in 2007.

Since Angel transferred to ABS-CBN, Richard was paired with a new partner for the Valentine movie of 2008 and she’s none other than Marian Rivera. The movie was My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend

ABS-CBN is Bidding to Get Miss Universe Franchise from Bb. Pilipinas

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Following the poor performance of the Philippines in the Miss Universe Pageant since 2000, there are reports that ABS-CBN is bidding to get the franchise from Miss Universe Organization to be the country’s national director who will get to choose and send delegates to the most prestigious beauty contest in the world.

Many pageant enthusiasts are criticizing the way Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) as headed by Stella Marquez Araneta is handling the Philippine representative to the Miss Universe Pageant. One controversial issue that they are pointing out is that BPCI is importing gowns from Araneta’s native country Colombia from the designer Alfredo Barraza (who is also a close friend of Araneta).

Pageant experts lamented that the gowns being sent to the Philippines looked like it was “recycled” from other designs. Furthermore, we have local designers who are equally good or maybe better than Colombian designers.

Since 2000, the Philippines did not make the cut of Miss Universe, just ambushing the Miss Photogenic Awards in 2005 to 2007. Their setback is not the swimsuit competition nor the question and answer portion. The experts are pointing their fingers on the evening gown.

With the reports that ABS-CBN is bidding for the franchise of Miss Universe Pageant, there could be hope for our beauty queens to finally place or even win the third Miss Universe crown for the country.

BPCI’s contract as Philippine Miss Universe franchise holder is not due until 2013 but this early, ABS-CBN is positioning to bid for the rights to be the official holder of the right to search and organize the Philippines’ bet for Miss Universe from 2014 and beyond.

ABS-CBN has been the official broadcaster of Miss Universe in 1994 when it was held in the country and in 2007 and 2008. It’s newly appointed ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio was once a national beauty queen in the ’70s.

Photo insert: Maricar Balagtas (Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2004), Lia Andrea Ramos (Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2006) and Zorayda Ruth Andam (Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2001)

Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) Features the Life Story of Charice Pempengco

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The public is aware of the struggles of this young singer who made waves abroad because of a YouTube video. This Saturday, July 26, viewers will be able to learn about the background of Charice and the reason why she no longer uses the last name Pempengco.

After tapping Gretchen Barretto in Maalala Mo Kaya, Filipina singing sensation Charice will be tapped to play herself in ABS-CBN's drama anthology show. Singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla has been chosen to portray Raquel, the mother of Charice who also struggled to be a single parent to her children.

Maalala Mo Kaya (July 26, 2008)

Director: Jeffrey Jeturian
Writers: Joan Habana and Dado Lumibao

Cast:
Charice: Charice Pempengco
Young Charice: Sharlene San Pedro
Raquel (Charice's Mom): Zsa Zsa Padilla
Kokoy (Charice's Brother) Rhap Salazar
Charice's Dad: Neil Ryan Sese
Tess (Charice's Grand Mother): Madeleine Nicolas

Synopsis:
This is the story of Charice, a 16-year old girl who has always dreamed of seeing herself on TV. Growing up in a broken family, she has never seen her father since she was three. Charice and her brother Kokoy were raised alone by their mother Racquel, who also taught her daughter how to sing and conquer her fears.

Charice, equipped with the talent and the passion, as well as a very supportive and heroic mother, joined numerous singing competitions. She won sometimes but it reached a point when she started losing hope, especially when she did not make it as the grand winner in Little Big Star. A lot of people continued to put their faith in Charice but more than anyone else, it was her Mommy Raquel who never stopped in believing that she can reach her dream through her music.

In 2007, an anonymous fan and YouTube blogger FalseVoice posted her videos on the web. Today, Charice is not only popular here in the Philippines but also among foreigners who continue to recognize her gift of music.

With hard work, faith, and through the help of the video sharing site, Charice is now famous all over the world, proudly showcasing the immense talent that Filipinos have to offer.

Maalala Mo Kaya, hosted by Charo Santos-Concio, airs Saturday nights on ABS-CBN.

FEU basketball player shot, in critical condition

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http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/the_onlooker/basketball/0606-mitfeu-6.jpgMANILA, Philippines – A varsity player of the Far Eastern University senior men’s basketball team is fighting for his life after he was shot Thursday just outside the FEU premises.

Mac Baracael was at the operating room of nearby Mary Chiles Hospital where his FEU teammates rushed him.

According to Anton Montinola, the FEU representative to the Board of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, Baracael, a key player on the FEU rotation, was shot just outside the Philtrust Bank at the corner of Morayta and R. Papa streets.

“He was with two other players when a lone gunman shot [Baracael] using a .45-caliber pistol,” Montinola said.

Montinola said in a text message that the gunman walked away after he fired two shots.

Dr. Honesto Marcos of the surgery department of the hospital said that Baracael was brought the emergency room at around 8:35 p.m. by teammates and was taken to the operating room immediately after.

“The point of entry of the bullet was approximately through the lower thorax posterior aspect, left side, and then it exited just below the nipple line,” Marcos said.

Montinola said Baracael’s parents had been notified and were on their way to Manila from Quezon province.

Bong at Edu, nagdedmahan

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Hindi lang stars at pamilya ni Mang Dolphy ang dumalo sa birthday celebration nito nu’ng nakaraang Miyerkules kundi pati mga pulitiko.

Ilan sa sidelights na namataan namin doon ay ang isnaban nina Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. at Edu Manzano.

Halos magkatapat lang sila pero talagang hindi sila nagpansinan.

Maaaring nagpakiramdaman lang sila kung sino ang unang babati.

Kausap ni Sen. Bong sina Sen. Mar Roxas at Korina Sanchez nang dumaan sa kanila si Edu dahil natapunan ng wine ang polo nito kaya umalis sandali para magpalit ng damit.

Ang magkasintahang Sen. Mar at Korina lang ang kinausap ni Edu at dedma lang siya kay Sen. Bong.

Parang wala ring nakita si Sen. Bong nang dumaan ang OMB Chairman na nasa ilalim pa naman ng komite ng natu­rang senador.

Sumaglit din doon si Nanette Medved na parang hindi nagbago ang itsura kahit may dala­wang anak na ito.
Nakakatuwang ting­nan nang magkita roon ang dating mag-asawang Eula Valdez at Ronnie Quizon.

Madalas daw silang nagkikita at talagang friends na raw sila. Masaya siyempre ang binatang anak nilang si Miguel dahil magkasama ang magulang niya.

Abangan bukas sa Startalk ang mga ganitong eksena!

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Dream project ni Gov. Vi and ni Mega

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Masayang nagkatsikahan si Gov. Vilma Santos at Megastar Sharon Cuneta na matagal nang di nagkikita dahil sa super busy ng kanilang schedules sa birthday party ng The Buzz host na si Cristy Fermin. Close friends ang dalawa at kitang-kita naman ang excitement sa kanilang pagkikita.

Natanong sila kung me pag-asa pa bang magkasama sa isang proyekto na talaga namang matagal na nilang inaasam. "I'm sure..." ang patikim na sagot ni Ate Vi na dinagdagan pa ni Sharon ng "Di na po matatagalan!". Hay, sana nga ay mangyari ang sinasabi nilang dalawa right? It would surely be the movie of the century!

Puro hagikgikan ang dalawang magkumare buong gabi pero napansin din ng marami ang biglang pagdisappear ni Mega nang dumating ang kanyang ex na si Gabby Concepcion. Me iwasan nga bang nangyari? Hmm...

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Dolphy regrets not doing a movie with FPJ

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Dolphy regrets not doing a movie with FPJ

Dolphy’s dream movie will remain a dream. It’s because his ideal co-star is already gone.

In one of those rare occasions they were together, the late Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ) told him that they had better do a project. This of course is not going to happen anymore.

"Alam mo, erap, kailangang gumawa na tayo ng pelikula na magkasama bago man lang tayo mawala sa mundo para may remembrance tayo," FPJ had requested him.

The idea was still so vivid in one of Dolphy’s trusted men during the launch of the comedian’s biography, "Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa," at the NBC Tent at The Fort Wednesday night.

According to his henchman, the plan was hatched a few months before FPJ died. There were concrete things already drafted like a storyline. He said his boss was already ready to team up with the King of Philippines Movies.

"Nanghihinayang nga si Boss dahil hindi natuloy ang pagsasama nila ni FPJ sa pelikula," informed De la Cruz, Dolphy’s right-hand man.

From there on, the Comedy King never let go off of exciting and big plans. One of them was a movie with another legend in the comic vein, Vic Sotto.

When APT Productions offered him a film with Vic, Dolphy didn’t hesitate, he immediately accepted the proposal.

"Dodol Trobol," a combination of the King and Prince of Comedy is now under wraps.

As a matter of fact, it has a trailer that was shown at the book launch. Everyone was thrilled to be able to see the pair in a movie. It was one of the surprise productions initiated during the launch.

Before 2008 is over, the Dolphy-Vic movie will explode on the screen.

Some of Dolphy’s guests, friends like Susan Roces, Daisy Romualdez, Celia Rodriguez, Azucena Vera-Perez, Marichu Vera-Perez Maceda, Gloria Romero, Charo Santos-Concio, Eddie Gutierrez, Edu Manzano, Armida and Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Bibeth Orteza who wrote down Dolphy’s memoirs and many more were amazed how the Comedy King has continue to manage a vibrant life despite being eighty years old.

"Tatagal pa ang Boss ko ng maraming taon," assured the trusted alalay.

On July 31, 2008 at the Meralco Theater, Dolphy will be treated to a big blowout by ABS-CBN as he celebrates a post-birthday party.

Dolphy regrets not doing a movie with FPJ

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Dolphy regrets not doing a movie with FPJ

Dolphy’s dream movie will remain a dream. It’s because his ideal co-star is already gone.

In one of those rare occasions they were together, the late Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ) told him that they had better do a project. This of course is not going to happen anymore.

"Alam mo, erap, kailangang gumawa na tayo ng pelikula na magkasama bago man lang tayo mawala sa mundo para may remembrance tayo," FPJ had requested him.

The idea was still so vivid in one of Dolphy’s trusted men during the launch of the comedian’s biography, "Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa," at the NBC Tent at The Fort Wednesday night.

According to his henchman, the plan was hatched a few months before FPJ died. There were concrete things already drafted like a storyline. He said his boss was already ready to team up with the King of Philippines Movies.

"Nanghihinayang nga si Boss dahil hindi natuloy ang pagsasama nila ni FPJ sa pelikula," informed De la Cruz, Dolphy’s right-hand man.

From there on, the Comedy King never let go off of exciting and big plans. One of them was a movie with another legend in the comic vein, Vic Sotto.

When APT Productions offered him a film with Vic, Dolphy didn’t hesitate, he immediately accepted the proposal.

"Dodol Trobol," a combination of the King and Prince of Comedy is now under wraps.

As a matter of fact, it has a trailer that was shown at the book launch. Everyone was thrilled to be able to see the pair in a movie. It was one of the surprise productions initiated during the launch.

Before 2008 is over, the Dolphy-Vic movie will explode on the screen.

Some of Dolphy’s guests, friends like Susan Roces, Daisy Romualdez, Celia Rodriguez, Azucena Vera-Perez, Marichu Vera-Perez Maceda, Gloria Romero, Charo Santos-Concio, Eddie Gutierrez, Edu Manzano, Armida and Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Bibeth Orteza who wrote down Dolphy’s memoirs and many more were amazed how the Comedy King has continue to manage a vibrant life despite being eighty years old.

"Tatagal pa ang Boss ko ng maraming taon," assured the trusted alalay.

On July 31, 2008 at the Meralco Theater, Dolphy will be treated to a big blowout by ABS-CBN as he celebrates a post-birthday party.

Gary Valenciano imparts wisdom to "Pinoy Dream Academy" scholars

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Gary Valenciano imparts wisdom to "Pinoy Dream Academy" scholars

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, who is celebrating his 25th year in the music industry, visited the eleven remaining Scholars of the reality show "Pinoy Dream Academy".

He gave them words of wisdom and gamely jammed with them in singing some of his hits.

The Scholars were pleasantly surprised by the unannounced visit of Gary V. who sat them down for an inspirational talk filled with advice.

Gary V. asked each of them to tell him about how their love for music started. After hearing every single Scholar out, he went on to share insights on the music industry.

He also advised them to never give up on music, to sing not to impress but to express, to give 100% in everything that they do, and to make sure that they touch hearts whenever they perform.

He also reminded the Scholars that there is a big difference between excellence and perfection.

As his talk with the Scholars came to a close, he asked Bugoy to demonstrate expressive singing to stress its difference from impressive singing.

While Bugoy was in the middle of his performance, "Uberture" host Billy Crawford entered the Academy and talked Gary V. into jamming with them.

Gary V. gamely gave in to Billy's request and sang "Shake It Off" and the remix of "Shout For Joy" while Billy and the Scholars danced along with him.

Stay tuned from Monday to Friday to "Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2 Uberture", 5:30 PM, and "Pinoy Dream Academy" Season 2 Primetime, after "My Girl" on ABS-CBN to find out what else happens inside the academy.

You can also watch the Scholars everyday on Studio 23, 12:00-2:00 PM and 24/7 online via TFCNow Video Stream (www.abs-cbnnow.com). For online updates, check out "Pinoy Dream Academy 2"'s official website: www.pinoydreamacademy.ph

Claudine and Angel finally make peace

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Claudine and Angel finally make peace

By MJ Felipe






















Last July 15, Lobo actress Angel Locsin met up with the top management of ABS-CBN to discuss the alleged confrontation she had with homegrown talent Claudine Barretto last July 4. ABS-CBN.com sources told us that Angel also brought along a witness and her sister to state their side of the story. Claudine, who was supposed to sit down with management the day after Angel’s appointment, had her meeting rescheduled to Friday instead.


Last Wednesday, July 23, ABS-CBN bosses called the two actresses in for them to resolve the issue. The closed-door meeting was held at the Star Cinema conference room. Angel arrived solo at exactly 4:30 pm while Claudine arrived an hour and a half later accompanied by husband Raymart. ABS-CBN.com sources say there was a lot of tension in the room, as the two stars narrated and explained their versions of the story.


ABS-CBN.com was also informed that the people present in the room requested for a copy of Claudine’s interview last March about a previous tiff between the two. The issue at the time was that Claudine had allegedly asked Angel to leave their dressing room during the ABS-CBN Christmas special at the Meralco Theater.


ABS-CBN.com sources said the meeting went smoothly until a 30-minute break was called. After that short recess, things became shaky again. Both Claudine and Angel were reportedly already raising their voices and there were supposedly even tears shed.


At around 9:30 pm, TV crews waiting for the actresses outside the conference area were requested to leave since the two stars would not be granting interviews anymore. “Pinack-up na kami kasi hindi rin naman daw maiinterview dahil yung mga mata nila, iyak na iyak,” a member of one of the TV crews remarked.


The dialogue between Claudine and Angel continued after the TV crews left, with those in the meeting beginning to feel hopeless that the issue would ever be resolved. But after six long hours of talking, ABS-CBN.com sources said that the two were finally able to patch things up, much to the relief of all those present. These showbiz insiders hope that both stars can move on with no ill will so that they can even work together in the future.

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ABS-CBN.com’s reigning ‘Drama Princess’ Bea Alonzo speaks up

By Rachelle Siazon











Bea Alonzo was overwhelmed when she learned that thousands of online fans hailed her as the number one Drama Princess in a recent ABS-CBN.com poll. "Wow! Nakakatuwa, nakakatouch, nakakataba ng puso," Bea exclaimed in reaction to her poll victory. But along with the honor of being named the Drama Princess comes the pressure of living up to her fans’ expectations. "Nakaka-pressure kasi I don’t consider myself as one (drama princess). Pero kung yun yung tingin nila syempre ia-accept ko. Pero hindi dapat yun ilalagay sa ulo. At nagpapasalamat talaga ko lalo na dun sa mga sumusuporta sa akin from the very first soap na sinalihan ko," she humbly acceded.

Bea had proven her acting chops in various hit teleseryes like Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, It Might Be You, and Maging Sino Ka Man 1&2. But in spite of her achievements, she refused to think of herself as the next premium leading lady, following the likes of Claudine Barretto and Judy Ann Santos. She also maintained that there’s no rivalry whatsoever between her and the other drama actresses (Anne Curtis, Angel Locsin, Kim Chiu, and Roxanne Guinoo) who were also in the poll. "None at all. Lalong-lalo na almost everyone of us galing sa Talent Center. Parang one team yun eh," she explained.

Whatever issues of rivalry with other Star Magic artists are immediately addressed with the help of their manager Mariole Alberto of Star Magic. "At kung may kompetisyon man, it's a healthy competition. Hindi kami nagsisiraan. It's a competition of projects, of performances," the young actress added. When it comes to the success of her soaps, she shares the credit with her colleagues in the industry as a whole. "Hindi naman magwo-work ang isang teleserye kung ako lang nagtrabaho dun. I was so lucky to be given a team na passionate sa trabaho. At dun naman ako sumasaludo sa ABS-CBN—sa production staff nila at sa creative team nilabinibigyan talaga nila ako ng project na maipagmamalaki ko."

Also, since Bea joined the network’s recent teambuilding program, it enhanced her working relationship with them and helped her remember her true mission as an actress. "[Inspiring the viewers] is actually my main goal even before I entered show business. It wasn’t for fame or stardom. I wanted to touch lives. After a while, kapag sobrang napapagod ka na sa trabaho nawawala yung [drive to do that]. Pero nakatulong yung seminar sa buong group kasi it makes you go back to your core, kung ano bang rason bakit ka andito."

In the meantime, Bea is really excited to discover who will play Armando in I Love Betty La Fea which has already begun taping. She also said knowing who her leading man will be would make it easier for her to internalize her character’s emotions. When ABS-CBN.com asked who between Betty and Bea would get a love life first, Bea answered, "Hindi ko alam pero sana sabay para makatulong sa akin as an actress, para nag-glo-glow talaga yung mata ko."

After the controversy involving Jake Cuenca, does she feel uncomfortable going out with someone else again? "No naman. Feeling ko you have to be responsible for your actions every time. So if you don’t want to be talked about then don’t go out," she simply stated. Unlike other celebrities, Bea maintained that she is not the type who’d resent the rumor mill because it’s just part of showbiz. "Yun ang paniniwala ko sa showbiz eh. Bigyan mo sila ng totoo babalikan ka nila ng totoo. Bigyan mo sila ng pagmamahal, ibabalik nila sa’yo pagmamahal (din)," she ended.

Melissa Ricks finally feels like a star

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As one of the stars of ABS-CBN’s newest teleserye Iisa Pa Lamang, Melissa Ricks is really feeling good about her career in showbiz. She admits that when she was just starting out as a finalist in reality talent search Star Circle Quest in 2004, she had qualms that she would ever make it this far. Melissa confessed she felt very left out with HeroAngeles-SandaraPark and Roxanne Guinoo-Joross Gamboa love teams making up the rest of SCQ’s Top 5. Simula ng career ko medyo slow. Parang walang nangyayari. Lima kami na natira pero parang napag-iiwanan ako,” she related. She also shared that she often heard SCQ fans failing to recall her name. “Di nila alam ang pangalan ko. Nasasaktan ako dati dahil hindi ako napapansin.


Four years later, Melissa could finally say that she has somehow made it in the world of show business. She slowly rose to the ranks after being paired off with Matt Evans in the hit fantaserye Komiks presents: The Adventures of Pedro Penduko. Because of her statuesque physique, she found it very hard finding the right “ka-love team” before so she is very thankful that Star Magic found a suitable on-screen partner for her in the ex-Pinoy Big Brother Teen Housemate. “It helped a lot na dumating si Matt. Dumami ang opportunities nang dumating siya,” she revealed. Melissa also adds that she is glad that she and Matt have a close friendship even off cam. “I think it’s more of a best friend relationship. Two years na kaming friends at sobrang close na kami pero walang malisya. Undeniable na masarap siyang kasama.


Melissa also said that she has begun to see the deeper meaning of her craft as she gets to work now with some of the big stars in the industry like Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo, Gabby Concepcion, Angelica Panganiban, Susan Roces, Joel Torre and Cherrie Pie Picache. “You get to touch people’s lives. Nakikita mo yung smile nila pag nakikita nila. Iniisip ko, ‘Bakit natutuwa ka sa kin? Ano ginawa ko para madeserve ko yan?’ You have to give back to them.”

Matt Evans caught in a video scandal?

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Matt Evans caught in a video scandal?

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Has Matt Evans been caught in a video scandal? The former Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition housemate is reportedly the subject of a provocative video circulating on the Internet. The video is accompanied by a caption that reads in part: “The alleged video scandal of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Matt Evans.... Is it really him? You be the judge.”


People who have been able to view the video had mixed reactions. Some say that the guy in the video really looks like Matt, while others say that it’s a foreigner that has the same features, like the fair complexion and curly hair of the young actor. Matt has yet to issue a statement about the scandal, but already showbiz insiders are saying that the video is a fake.

Comedy King Dolphy celebrates 80th birthday with launching of his book

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Comedy King Dolphy celebrates 80th birthday with launching of his book

Mismong ang Hari ng Komedya ng Pelikulang Pilipino na si Dolphy ang nagsabing "nasuklam" siya sa sarili matapos basahin ang sarili niyang libro.

"Huwag itong pamarisan ng mga anak ko. Ang buhay minsan, lalo na sa chicks, masalimuot po," ito ang isa sa ilang nasabi ng Comedy King sa naganap na launching ng kanyang libro, ang Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Mararating Mag-Isa, kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng kanyang 80th birthday kagabi, July 23, sa NBC Tent sa The Fort, Taguig City.

Naikuwento rin ni Dolphy na ang paborito niyang ulam ay kare-kare. Minsan daw, may isang kaarawan niya na hindi niya malimut-limutan dahil pare-parehong kare-kare ang handa ng mga babae niya sa buhay.

"Ang unang bahay na pupuntahan ko, kare-kare ang handa. Ang pangalawang bahay na pupuntahan ko, kare-kare na naman. Sa pangatlong bahay, kare-kare pa din. Pag-uwi ko sa nanay ko, kare-kare na naman. Pagtulog at panaginip ko, kare-kare uli. Mahirap talaga!" kuwento niya na ikinatawa ng lahat.

Pabiro ring sinabi ni Dolphy na nakabuo na siya ng alphabet dahil ang pangalan ng kanyang unang naging "asawa" ay nagsisimula sa letrang 'A' (Aida) at ang panghuling babaeng naiugnay sa kanya ay nagsisimula naman sa letrang 'Z' (Zsa Zsa Padilla).

Pagdating naman sa mga anak niya, itinuturing niya ang mga ito bilang isang malaking kaligayahan. Sampung libong beses daw ang naranasan niyang tuwa sa kanya mga anak, pero may kapalit din naman daw itong sampung baldeng luha. Isa-isa niya pinangalan ang kanyang mga anak mula sa panganay: Manny Boy, Salud, Dolphy Jr., Baby, Edgar, Rolly, Kaye, Sally, Dino, Edwin, Ronnie, Eric, Dana, Epi, Rommel, Vandolph, Nicole, at si Zia.

"Pati po ang birthday ng mga 'yan ay alam ko. Pagdating po sa apo ko, hindi na natin ituloy. Masyado na pong marami. May apo na ako sa tuhod, sampu na ho!" natatawang sabi ni Dolphy.

Natapos ang kanyang mensahe na nagdulot ng ngiti at halakhak sa mga nandoon kaya naman binigyan siya ng standing ovation.

80 YEARS OF THE COMEDY KING. Nakausap naman ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ang "man behind the project" na si Eric Quizon. Ayon sa kanya, ang libro ay naglalaman ng isang autobiography ng kanyang ama na isinulat ni Bibeth Orteza.

"It's a life story of my dad basically. It encapsulates 80 years of his life from childhood... You know, during the second World War, from the time he did radio, television, movies. From the time he lived-in with his first wife and had six kids, to the second, to the third and to Zsa Zsa," paglalarawan ni Eric sa libro ng kanyang ama.

Wala na raw ma-wish pa si Eric para sa kanyang ama sa taong ito.

"I have no wish for him for this year but for me, he deserves the best," sabi niya. "I made sure that this book was achieved, it's not a dream. This [Dolphy's children] is our gift to him basically.

"It's interesting because there's a certain thing that I've learned about my dad that I never knew before. So, it was a learning experience also. I got to know my dad more, understood him for what he is and who he is. He is always been a loving, caring, and supportive father. He's always there for you, and he's not only a father, he's always a friend to all of us. I wrote this in the book, for me, I consider him my hero."

TELLING DOLPHY'S STORY. Nakausap din ng PEP ang isa pang anak ni Dolphy at kapatid na buo ni Eric na si Jeffrey "Epi" Quizon, na siyang nag-host ng event. Si Epi rin ang tumayong executive vice-president ng "Dolphy Para Sa Pinoy" at co-producer ng libro.

"Kaming mga magkakapatid, we produced the book and I was the one who brought it. 'Yong libro, gagawin dapat 'yan noong 78th birthday ng dad ko, pero last year, we were able to convince him to push through with the book.

"Reason niya kasi, marami na siyang nasaktan na ayaw na niyang masaktan muli. 'Yon ang naging reason niya and, actually, he's just fair to our mothers. And finally we decided, you know, instead of stories to tell, then people will still talk about it, we might as well use my own words to tell my story.

"Ako, ang tingin ko, hindi na muling masasaktan ang mga taong nasaktan noon kundi magkakalinawan. Ako kasi, lumalaking mayroong sakit na dinadala. Medyo alam ko ang dahilan; pero ang mali, dapat kinumpronta ko si Daddy. Matagal na ang problema at kailangan na hinintay ko pang gumawa ng libro para maintindihan ko pa yung problema naming dalawa. Medyo matagal-tagal ko siyang binitbit. It's clear now na kailangan lang pala naming mag-usap-usap. The book actually strengthened the relationship of the whole family," pahayag ni Epi.

TRIBUTE TO THE KING OF COMEDY. Nakausap din ng PEP ang pangulo ng ABS-CBN na si Ms. Charo Santos-Concio para alamin ang gagawin nilang special tribute para sa Hari ng Komedya.

"We want to honor Dolphy. We want to honor the man whose contribution, not only for the Philippine movie industry or Philippine television but... My God, this man made us laugh for more than half a century, di ba?

"I think it's just but right to pay tribute to his talent. We will show the man that is Dolphy through the years. It's his birthday and it's about time that the industry will pay tribute to the one great Dolphy," pahayag ng ABS-CBN lady chief.

Isang malaki at grandiosong special tribute titled The King of Comedy at 80 ang gagawin ng ABS-CBN na gaganapin sa Meralco Theater sa July 29 (Tuesday). Ito ay ipalalabas sa ABS-CBN sa susunod na Linggo, August 3, sa Sunday's Best.

Lalahukan ito ng lahat ng ABS-CBN talents mula sa iba't ibang henerasyon at sa finale, magsi-share mismo si Dolphy ng kanyang mga naging karansan at mga sentimiyento mula sa pinakamasaya hanggang sa pinakamalungkot na nangyari sa kanyang buhay.




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Cristine Reyes says no need to officially admit Dennis Trillo is her boyfriend

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Cristine Reyes says no need to officially admit Dennis Trillo is her boyfriend

Dumalaw ang PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa office ng PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) sa E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City, kunsaan ginagawa ang taping ng Eva Fonda na pinagbibidahan ni Cristine Reyes. At dito'y maraming isiniwalat ang younger sister ni Ara Mina tungkol sa real score ng relasyon nila ni Dennis Trillo.

"Lagi akong umiiyak," simula ni Cristine sa PEP. "Kasi sa mga eksena ko rito sa Eva Fonda, lagi akong umiiyak, e," patuloy naman niya na sa role niya pala sa pinagbibidahang teleserye ang tinutukoy niyang pag-iyak.

Pero sa kasalukuyang love life kaya niya, hindi ba siya takot na umiyak ulit at masaktan?

"Siyempre okey lang umiyak, dahil doon mo lang mare-release ang emotions mo, hindi ba? Kaysa naman po manugud-nugod ka or magsisira ng mga gamit, e, di umiyak ka na lang."

Nanugod na ba siya ng babae? "Hindi pa po."

Hindi ba siya nag-aalalang kay Dennis ay iiyak siyang muli?

"Nag-aalala?" balik-tanong niya habang iniisip mabuti ang sasabihin. "Kasi po, lahat naman po ng relasyon, hindi ba kasama iyong pag-iyak?"

So, ready na ba siya sa kung ano mang mangyayari?

"Opo, ready naman ako," matipid na sagot pa ni Cristine.

COMPLICATED. May tsismis na ginagamit daw ni Carlene Aguilar ang anak nila ni Dennis para mapalapit muli ito sa aktor dahil tipong gusto raw nitong makipagbalikan dito, ano ang masasabi niya rito?

"Ano... ahh... ano bang sasabihin ko..?" paiwas na reaction ng tisay na young actress, habang naghahagilap ng masasabi.

"Siyempre po, naiirita," bantulot na saad niya nang mapansing naghihintay kami ng kasagutan sa aming pag-uusisa. "Pero, ayoko po sanang pag-usapan si Carlene..." dagdag pa ni Cristine na this time ay pinipigilan na ang mapaiyak.

Pero, wish kaya niya na sana ay hindi kumplikado ang love life niya o ang relasyon nila ni Dennis?

"Opo, siyempre. Lahat naman ng babae ay gusto na mapayapa yung relasyon nila, e," wika pa ni Cristine na halatang tinitimbang pa rin ang mga salitang sasabihin.

Kumusta ba ang status ng pagdalaw ni Dennis sa anak nito? Totoo bang limitado ang oras ni Dennis para makita nito ang anak?

"Nakikita naman po niya yung anak niya. Bumibisita siya sa bahay nina Carlene at saka anytime naman po ay welcome naman yata siya sa bahay nina Carlene para bisitahin ang anak niya."

Tinanong ng PEP kay Cristine kung naiinis ba si Dennis na hindi nito mailabas o mahiram man lang ang anak nito.

"Hmmm...Hmmm... opo... naiirita rin si Dennis," bantulot na sagot pa rin niya.

IS IT OFFICIAL? Balik sa relasyon nila ni Dennis, lantad na lantad na ba, as in wala nang hiyaan?

"Hindi naman po yung sobrang lantad talaga, discreet lang. Tipong, ayaw lang kasi namin na masydo kaming iniintriga ng mga tao, lalo na kapag magkasama kami. Siyempre, kahit naman sinong tao, ayaw ng pinapakialaman ng ibang tao, di ba?"

So, ang lagay, ang PEP pala ayaw niya kasi nakikialam sa relasyon nila ni Dennis?

"Ha-ha-ha-ha! Hindi po, okey lang po," nakatawang saad pa ni Cristine.

Pero, mas madalas na sila ngayong makitang magkasama, hindi tulad ng dati na talagang patago.

"Open naman po talaga kami, kasi wala naman kaming dapat itago. And... hindi naman namin itinatago ang relasyon namin, dahil kung itinatago namin, hindi kami lalabas-labas. Ang ayaw lang po namin yung pinakikialaman kami ng iba."

Pero umamin na ba siya officially na boyfriend na niya si Dennis?

"Hindi pa nga po officially, pero ganoon na rin po iyon, hindi ba? I mean, hindi na kailangang aminin yung mga ganoong bagay dahil ayoko rin yung ibubulgar pa na, ‘Ay, kami na,' ganoon... Mas gusto ko kasi yung tahimik lang."

THE INCIDENT IN K. So, after ba noong insidente sa K, The 1 Million Videoke Challenge with Carlene, kunsaan nagkaroon ng tensyon dahil sinimplehan siyang kausapin ni Carlene, nag-cool off ba sila ni Deniis dahil doon?

"Kasi po noong mga time na iyon, dumidistansiya talaga ako. Kasi po, gusto ko na maayos muna iyong mga bagay-bagay sa kanila. Pero, may bagay na hindi ninyo talaga mapipigilan kung gusto ninyo iyong isa't isa, kahit pa sino pa ang magsasabi na hiwalayan mo or what...ganyan-ganyan."

Last Valentine's Day, nakita silang nag-date ni Dennis. Ito ba yung unang pagkakataon na nagkita uli sila ni Dennis after ng insidente with Carlene?

"Hindi po, kasi after noon [the incident with Carlene] nagkikita pa rin kami ni Dennis, e. Hindi naman nawala yung communication namin, e."

LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS. Happy ba siya sa love life niya ngayon?

"Opo," nakangiting saad pa niya.

Paano ba niya ide-describe ang relasyon nila ni Dennis?

"Paano ba? Kasi, kahit ano pa ang dumaan na intriga, basta nagmamahalan ang dalawang tao, hindi mo ito masisira. Kahit gaano pa kalaking intriga iyan, basta nagmamahalan ang dalawang tao, walang makakasira roon.

"Kasi, basta mahal ninyo ang isa't isa, iyon ang pinakamahalaga. Basta nandoon iyong love, iyon ang pinakaimportante. Basta nandoon iyong love, magkaka-intindihan na kayo, e," pagtatapos na ni Cristine.





Source: PEP