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Tom Cruise shows interest in OJT Remake By Rey Pumaloy

ila sunud-sunod ang swerte ng pelikulang posibleng umpisahan ito pagkatapos ng dalawa “OJT” o “On The Job” na pinagbibidahan o tatlong taon. nina Piolo Pascual, Geral Anderson, Joey Wala pang ideya sina Gerald at Piolo Marquez at Joel Torre na dinirehe ni Erik Matti para kung ang sa Pilipinas pa rin ang setting ng pelisa Star Cinema Inc. dahil sa balitang intresado ang kula kapag naging American film project ito. Hollywood Superstar na si Tom Cruise na i-remake Pero wish ng mga nasa casts, mapasama sila ang project at gawing American production ito. kapag natuloy ang filming nito. Samantala, patuloy na itinatanggi ni Piolo na isa siya sa mga co-producer ng movie. Ginusto raw sana niyang sumosyo pero tumayo na ito sa tatlong tatlong investors. Labis na na-impress si Piolo sa outcome ng pelikula kaya nanghinayang siya na hindi siya naging co-producer dito. Kuntento at proud pa rin siya dahil napasama siya sa ganito kagandang action movie na siksik sa suspense-thriller at action scenes. Nong mabanggit namin kay Piolo ang controversial love scene nila ni Shaina Magdayao, ibinalita nitong dahil sa

eksena nagkaroon raw ng sleepless nights ang kapareha. Esplika niya bukod sa first time ni Shaina sa ganitong scene, daring raw talaga ang ginawa nilang love scene. Ngumiti at tumawa lang ito sa ipinaabot naming statement ni direk Erik Matti na kung hindi raw siya ang kapareha ni Shaina sa love scene, baka hindi pumayag ang aktres. Matagal na kasing natsi-tsismis na may unawaan na sina Piolo at Shaina. Pero hanggang ngayon tikom pa rin ang bibig ng aktor na magbigay ng malinaw na kumpirmasyon tungkol dito. Inamin lang niyang special para sa kanya si Shaina dahil sa mga katangi-tanging qualities nito gaya ng pagiging loyal sa isang lalake.

Kinumpirma naman ito ni Gerald at Piolo nang makausap namin ito at ng ibang press last Sunday sa conference office ng SCI para sa isang minipresscon sa kanilang casts kabilang na sina Empress Shuck, Rayver Cruz at Dawn Jimenez. Ayon kay Gerald, may on-going negotiation raw sa pagitan ng team ni Tom Cruise ng local production ng OJT para sa napipintong remake ng movie nila. Sinabi naman ni Piolo na nakipag-usap raw ang agency ni Tom sa kanila at sinabi nitong intresado ang kanilang upisina na gawing Hollywood production ang project. Napanood raw kasi ng mga agents ni Tom ang kanilang pelikula nang mag-premiere ito sa nakaraang Cannes Film Festival at na-impress ito sa plot ng istorya. Maliban dito, nagustuhan raw ng mga ito ang character ni Piolo bilang isang NBI agent at nakikitaan nitong babagay ito sa international action superstar. Hindi man nanalo ng best actor award si Piolo sa Korean International Film Festival kung saan ang kasamahang si Joel Torre ang nagwagi, mistula namang nag-uwi ng karangalan sa bansa ang hunk actor dahil napansin siya ng ahensya ni Tom Cruise. Sabi nga ni Gerald, walang dahilan para ma-outshadow ng character niya ang role ni Piolo dahil ito ang napansin ng Hollywood team ni Tom. Saad pa ni Gerald, puwedeng kumuha ng ibang aktor na mas competent para sa kanyang role bilang preso na labas masok para tumira ng target, pero wala nang iba pang babagayan ng role ni Piolo kundi ito mismo. Sabi pa ni Piolo, kung magma-materialize ang usapan na gawing Hollywood movie ang OTJ ARTISTA WINNIPEG SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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Xi an r e s t o r e s c o n f i d ence in Kim

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By Rey Pumaloy

ung meron mang lalakeng nagpapasaya sa tinaguriang ABS CBN 2 Primetime Princess na si Kim Chiu, yun ay walang iba kundi ang kanyang ka-love team na si Xian Lim.

Sabi pa nito, sa ngayon si Xian lang ang pinakamalapit na lalake sa buhay niya ngayon na laging naka-suporta sa kanya sa lahat ng bagay.

Inamin ni Kim Chiu nong martes nang gabi sa gitna nang presscon para sa kanyang one-month appearance sa Kapamilya Fantaserye na “Wansapanataym” na isa raw si Xian sa nagpapasaya sa kanyang buhay ngayon.

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Matiyaga raw ang nasabing aktor na laging nakasuporta at naka-alalay sa kanya nang madalas. Umamin na rin si Kim sa pagiging exclusively dating nila ni Xian. Ibig sabihin, wala nang iba pang puwedeng pumasok sa isa’t-isa dahil sila nang dalawa ang pa-

laging magkasama. Ang pagamin ni Kim ay mula sa tanong ng press kung may iba pang nanliligaw sa kanya ngayon? Tumugon naman ang rom-com actress na walang nanliligaw sa kanya pero hindi niya itinangging kapag lumalabas siya on date, si Xian ang kasama niya. Ito ang unang pagkakataong nagbigay si Kim ng mas malinaw na detalye tungkol sa kanila ng kapamilya actor. Dati-rati kasi laging tikom ang bibig ni Kim tungkol sa mga panguusisa sa kanya ng press sa tungkol sa nababalitang rumored relationship nila ng kapamilya aktor. Kung hindi umiiwas si Kim na sagutin ang tanong, lagi lang itong tumatawa o kaya ay napapangiti. Pero sa presscon ng “Wansapanataym”, naging generous ang tsinitang young actress na magbigay ng mas kongkretong detalye tungkol sa closeness nila ni Xian.

Nangangako naman si Kim na hindi niya ipagdadamot sa press at sa kanyang mga fans ang estado ng kanyang lovelife. Sey niya, malalaman rin raw ng lahat kung meron na siyang boyfriend at handa na siyang sabihin ito ni public. Pero sa ngayon wala pa naman raw dapat aminin o i-announce si Kim dahil hindi naman siya nagmamadaling magkaroon ng kasintahan. Masaya si Kim sa mga kaganapan sa kanyang personal na buhay at career. Nabanggit niya ang katuwaan niya sa tagumpay sa box-office nang “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo” na ipinapalabas pa hanggang ngayon sa ilang mga sinehan. Ang pagbibigay sa kanya nang “Wansapanataym” sa episode na “My Fairy Kasambahay” ay bilang tugon ng ABS CBN 2 sa mga humihiling na magbida naman ito sa programa nang mahabahaba. Kaya ginawan siya ng creative ng isang mini-serye na tatakbo ng isang buwan. Kuntento na rin raw si Kim na ang mga kapatid niya ang kanyang mga close friends. Ayon sa kanya, ayaw na muna niyang magdagdag ng mga bagong kaibigan sa ngayon. Tumanggi nang maglinaw dito si Kim para hindi na maunkat uli ang isyu sa kanila ni Maja Salvador. Feeling ni Kim may kinalaman ang kanyang yumaong ina kung bakit maayos at maganda ang daloy ng career at personal life niya ngayon. Hindi man raw nagpaparamdam ang kanyang ina sa kanilang magkakapatid, feeling niya nasa palagid lang ito at binabantayan siya. Siyanga pala, buong buwan ngayong September tatakbo sa ere ng ABS CNn 2 ang “My Fairy Kasambahay”. At ang iba pang casts na makakasama ni Kim dito ay sina Joseph Marco, John Sweet Lapus at iba pa.


WILLIE REVILLAME: FINALLY OUT OF TV5!

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ot until the September 6, 2013 press conference held by TV5, with its President Noel Lorenzana and Chief Entertainment Content Wilma Galvante, was it confirmed that Willie Revillame and his program Wowowillee are out

of the said tv network, as per the decision of the network’s management not to renew Revillame’s contract. Before that presscon, speculations about Revillame leaving TV5 went around; especially so with the inconsistency in Revillame’s decision to retire from showbiz. Said TV5 executives, though, did not give further details about the network’s non-renewal of Revillame’s contract, despite reports that circulated earlier that Revillame demanded P90M per month from

the network for him to renew his contract. It was rumored that TV5 told Revillame, “Sorry, we will not renew your contract. The show has terrible ratings.” …to which, upon hearing this, Revillame immediately filed his resignation. The two parties denied this rumor, but immediately, too, was the announce of Revillame that he will retire from showbiz and that October 12 will be the final airing of Wowowillie. And simultaneous to the announcement, photos of Revillame’s meetings with ABSCBN executive, Gina Lopez, on an advocacy project surfaced. However, Lorenzana disclosed that if ever Revillame will come back to TV5, it will on different circumstances, a different show format. And, again, that is, a big IF. So, many are wondering now…is this the end of Revillame’s tv hosting? Or, is Revillame going back into the arms of ABS-CBN? Did the photo of Revillame and Gina Lopez mean more than what meets the eye?

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MEGAN YOUNG: BEAUTY WITH A HEART

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e first saw her in the talent reality search GMA7’s StarStruck where she placed in the top three along with LJ Reyes and Ryza Cenon. But, after two years, she moved to ABS-CBN. The 23-year old beautiful TV host/actress Megan Young has gone a long way since then. She was just recently crowned Miss World Philippines 2013 last August 18 at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort and Casino Manila, with special award as Best in Fashion Runway. She is beauty and brains manifested in the Question and Answer portion of the said pageant. To the question “Why do you want to be Miss World Philippines?” Megan answered, “Miss World Philippines is selfless and to be selfless, you need to have a heart. If I win Miss World Philippines, I would give myself wholeheartedly to be of service. Beauty with a heart”. Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young will represent our country in the 63rd Miss World 2013 Pageant in Jakarta, Indonesia come September 28, 2013. Last September 8, during the preliminary competitions which was held in Nusa Dua in

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Bali, Indonesia, Ms. Young was chosen as one of the 11 finalists in Miss World’s Beach Fashion competition from among the 125 competing beauties who paraded in a one-piece bathing suit and a sarong instead of the usual bikini, which was more conservative because of the protests in the pageant’s host country. The 23-year old actress seems to be an early-favorite. In her text message to ABS-CBN News, Miss World Philippines head Cory Quirino said that Ms. Young has also been chosen to be among the nine candidate-spokesperson for the pageant. Another feather to her cap when she was chosen as one of the few contestants who will perform a dance from their respective countries at the culminating event. She will do the Singkil, under the choreography of Carlos Buendia, Jr. She is very happy because she will be able to share this Filipino-Muslim dance to the world. Megan Young certainly brings pride not only to the film and television industry, but to the entire country as well. Let us hope that Ms. Young will bring home the title Miss World.


Lovi Poe, Jake and Rocco

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By Rey Pumaloy

nilalabas ni Lovi Poe ang leading man niya sa bagong seryeng pinagbibidahan niya sa GMA 7 na si Rocco Nacino sa sitsit na kaya raw naudlot ang dapat sana’y pagiging official na mag-dyowa nila ni Jake Cuenca ay dahil sa Kapuso actor. Samut-sari ang mga isyung naglalabasan tungkol sa pagiging malapit sa isa’t-isa nina Lovi at Rocco. Nauna nga rito ang balitang nagkita raw ang GMA young actor at si Jake sa bahay ni Lovi na siyang dahilan kung bakit nagkaroon ng komosyon o sakitan sa dalawang aktor.

kol sa kanya ni Jake, pero hindi na niya ididetalye pa kung paano ipinaramdaman ng aktor ang pagmamahal nito sa kanya. Mas mabuting iwan na lang ang tungkol dito para hindi raw masira ang friendship nila ni Jake. Walang masasabing hindi maganda si Lovi tungkol kay Jake, nagkataon lang talaga nong naging malapit sila sa isa’t-isa, hindi pa siya ready. Rason ni Lovi, base sa pinagdaanan niyang past relationship sobra ang naging kaganapan nito kaya hindi na niya

Itinanggi na ito ni Rocco na nagsasabing walang ganitong pangyayari sa kanilang dalawa ni Jake. Ang sumunod namang balita ay ang diumano’y selosan sa pagitan nina Jake at Lovi dahil kay Rocco kaya hindi umabot sa romantic relationship ang closeness ng “Lihis” lead actor at ng award-winning drama actress. Depensa ni Lovi sa isyu, wala raw dapat na ituro sa pagkakaudlot ng relasyon nila ni Jake dahil magkaiba ang direksyon ng kanilang mga plano sa buhay at kung ano ang priorities nila. Nangyari lang na hindi talaga sila puwedeng magkaroon ng relasyon ni Jake naman walang lovelife na namagitan sa kanila. Pero ikinatutuwa ni Lovi ang mga nalamang statement ni Jake tungkol sa pagiging malapit nila sa isa’t-isa. Sinabi kasi ni Jake sa presscon para sa “Lihis” na minahal niya si Lovi at hanggang ngayon ay tini-treasure pa rin nito ang kanilang pinagsamahan. Umayon naman dito si Lovi na nagsabing natutuwa siya dahil hanggang ngayon ay magkaibigan pa rin sila ni Jake. Inamin naman nang aktres na naramdaman niya ang pagmamahal na ginugol sa kanya ni Jake nong panahong madalas silang magkita at magkasama. Hayagan kasing sinasabi ni Jake na minahal niya si Lovi at inamin niya ang nararamdaman ng maguest siya sa “The Buzz”. Tugon naman ni Lovi na masarap pakinggan ang mga binitiwang salita tung-

kayang mag-commit sa ngayon. Ipinagdidiinan ni Lovi na magkaibigan lang sila ni Rocco at ayaw niyang masira ang maganda nilang samahan kung hahaluan ito ng lovelife. Tigas talaga nang pagdi-deny ni Lovi sa tsimsis na mayroon na silang unawaan ng aktor. Giit niya hindi naman nanliligaw sa kanya si Rocco at alam rin nitong wala siyang panahon na magkaroon ng bagong boyfriend. Sigurado si Lovi na hindi lulusot sa kanya si Rocco kapag nagpahayag itong pagibig sa kanya dahil kinu-kontrol raw niya ang sariling ma-inlove sa kahit na sino. Ayaw raw ni Lovi na magkaroon ng sagabal sa magandang daloy ng kanyang career. At hindi niya gustong isakripisyo ang maayos na samahan nila ni Rocco para lang sa posibilidad na lovelife nilang dalawa. Pagmamalaki pa ni Lovi, magaling siya sa “heart-control” kaya naman mabibigo ang mga lalakeng gusto siyang paibigin. ARTISTA WINNIPEG SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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Andi, dragged into Billy’ s breakup

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ililinaw lang ni Billy Joe Crawford na naapektuhan siya pero hindi siya nairita sa pagkaka-link nila sa isa’t-isa nang leading lady niya sa lalabas na comedy movie, ang “MomZillas” na pinagbibidahan nina Maricel Soriano at Eugene Domingo, sa direksyon ni Wenn De Ramas. Nagdulot ng espekulasyon ang

seryosong pagtatanggol ni Billy kay Andi sa nakaraang presscon nila para sa nasabing movie. Nang usisa si Billy tungkol sa sitsit na may romantic understanding sila ni Andi habang ginagawa nila ang kanilang pelikula at sa bali-balitang eto raw ang rason ng hiwalayan nila ni Nikki Gil, agad na dumepensa ang actor-singer-host.

Bagamat, itinanggi na ni Billy ang tsismis na may third party involved sa kanilang break-up ni Nikki, hindi pa rin na-exempt sa isyu si Andi. Kaya nga seryosong naglabas ng kanyang saloobin si Billy at nagpasinungaling sa malisyosong isyu sa kanila ni Andi. Saad pa ni Billy, nahihiya siya kay Andi dahil nadadawit ito sa break-up nila ni Nikki gayong wala naman itong kinalaman sa kanilang problema Inamin ni Billy na naging close sila ni Andi pero hindi ito sapat para magkagustuhan na sila at pagtaksilan niya si Nikki. Sabi pa sa amin ni Billy nong

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makausap namin matapos ang presscon proper, alam niyang magkasintahan sina Andi at Jake kaya imposibleng magkatuluyan sila ng mestisahing aktres. Nong sumulpot nga raw ang isyu sa kanila ni Andi, naguluhan raw si Billy. Biro nga niya sa amin, na-confused raw siya nong mga panahong yun kung isinasawsaw ba siya sa usaping lovelife nina Andi at Jake o ginagawang pampagulo ang aktres sa usapin naman niya sa sariling buhay pag-ibig. Humingi na raw ng sorry si Billy kay Andi ng ilang beses dahil naga-alala rin itong maka-apekto sa kung anuman ang namamagitan dito at sa anak ni Manila Pls. turn to page 23.


Si Maria at Uge

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prubado na ni Maricel Soriano si Eugene Domingo na siyang papalit sa kanya o di kaya ay makahati sa titulong Comedy Queen. Sa labis na kaligayahang naidulot ng samahan nina Maricel at Uge habang sinushoot nila ang movie nilang lalabas na “Momzillas� hindi na nagdalawang isip ang Diamond Star na i-endorso sa mga kaharap na press sa presscon ng movie nila-si Uge na puwedeng maging Comedy Queen. Bilib na bilib si Maricel kay Uge sa lahat ng aspeto ng pagkatao nito. Ilang beses binanggit ng award winning actress ang pagiging dedicated ng nasabing coactor niya-sa trabaho.

Hindi lang raw nakikita, kundi ramdam raw ni Maricel ang dedikasyon ni Uge sa propesyon nito. Nagmistula pa nga raw siyang bantay ni Uge sa shooting at mahigpit niyang ibinilin sa mga staff na kapag nakafocus ito sa susunod nilang eksena hindi ito puwedeng gambalain ng kung sino. Kapag raw nagpapahinga at naghihintay ng susunod nilang take, hindi ito puwedeng istorbohin dahil magagalit siya. Ganitong-ganito rin ang ginagawa ni Maricel sa mga taong mahal niya sa industriya lalo’t nakakagaanan niya ng loob. Pls. turn to page 15.

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KC gets confidence back after ‘Huwag Ka lang Mawawala’

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apalis ang lahat ng agam-agam at takot ni KC Concepcion sa possibility na ma-tengga na naman siya ng matagal bago magkaroon ng acting project, nang mapagtagumpayan niyang itawid ng

mahusay ang kanyang portrayal bilang bidakontrabida sa nagwakas ng serye last week ang “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala”. Panay ang pasasalamat ni KC sa lead actress na si Judy Ann Santos at iba pang mga nakasama sa series nila sa pagsuporta

at pagbibigay moment sa kanya para mag-shine sa kanyang mga eksena. Sabi nga ni KC nagkaroon siya ng confi-

dence sa sariling kakayahan dahil sa nasabing serye. Ipinarmdam raw ng buong team ng HKLM na kaya niyang ita-

wid ang kanyang role. Aminado si KC na natakot siya sa kanyang estado sa ABS CBN 2 dahil sa magkakasunod na pangyayari sa kanyang personal life. Una ay ang paglipat ng Mommy

Megastar Sharon Cuneta niya sa TV5. Ang pangalawa ay ang break-up nila ni Piolo Pascual. Sabi nga sa amin ni KC, inisip niyang magiging katapusan na ito ng kanyang career dahil wala na ang Mommy niya sa ABS CBN 2. Baka raw kasi kaya siya may career sa network ay dahil sa Mommy niya at sa mga kakilala nila sa loob. Naging kontrobersyal ang pag-amin niya sa break-up at baka dahil doon ay malusaw na ang kanyang TV career. Pero nong makatanggap siya ng

mga positive reviews sa serye at walang katapusan ang mga comments ng mga followers niya sa Twitter, doon nagkaroon ng kumpiyansa sa sarili si KC. Pati sa mga bashers niya nagpapasalamat si KC dahil pinanonood nito ang kanilang serye. Secured na ang feeling ni KC ngayong masusundan uli ng isa pang serye ang nagwakas na niyang drama soap. Hindi isinasara ni KC ang posibilidad na gumawa uli ng mga kontrabida role kung ganito ang ibibigay sa kanya ng Dreamscape nina Deo Edrinal at ng iba pang kasama sa team.

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TREAT for Enrique Gil fans all over the globe!

ue to insistent public demand, Star Records has launched the highly anticipated first-ever album of primetime TV’s ‘Next Ultimate Leading Man’ and this generation’s ‘Dougie King’ Enrique Gil. Enrique’s debut album under Star Records is titled ‘King of the GIL,’ which according to the singer-actor, was a result of his habit of tirelessly trying out something new. “After dancing and acting, a lot of people encouraged me to try singing. And then I was formally offered to do an album. I just said, ‘Sure, let’s try it,” narrated Enrique. “The moment I heard the songs that I recorded, I felt that it was a dream that unexpectedly came true.” The “Muling Buksan Ang Puso” star further shared that he was hands-on in the production of his debut CD with the support of Fil Music’s hit hiphop album producer Thyro and hiphop artist Paw Chavez. “I wanted to create my own flavor and share my side of music that I haven’t heard yet from current recording artists. The album is more of house, hiphop, upbeat,” he said. “My album is actually just like me; it will get and keep you dancing. A listener will feel the urge to get up and dance

when listening to any track.” “My album can surely be enjoyed by all generations. My song ‘Ikaw Lamang’ is perfect for primetime TV viewers because it sounds like a teleserye theme song. ‘Katawan-Legs’ medley is for the laid back; ‘Miss Miss’ is for the hot chicks; while ‘So Fly’ and ‘Rockin’ Them Jeans’ is a treat to those who love hiphop music,” explained Enrique, whose musical influences are

Chris Brown and Billy Crawford. Meanwhile, when asked if he is ready to be compared once again with former “Princess And I” co-star and fellow Star Records artist Daniel Padilla, Enrique said ‘yes.’ “I’m used to it. I’ve been compared with DJ (Daniel’s nickname) as an actor since we started ‘Princess and I.’ But I think both of us are unique as recording artists. DJ’s genre is more of rock-alternative, while my album carries upbeat and dance tracks,” said Enrique, who dreams of collaborating with Bamboo, Yeng Constantino, and his friends from Flip Music like Ron Henley and Abra. Under the production of Star Records, featured in ‘King of the GIL’ are seven tracks including his carrier single na ‘Oha (Kaya mo ba ‘to?),’ ‘Miss Miss,’ ‘Ikaw Lamang,’ ‘So Fly,’ ‘Katawan-Legs’ medley, ‘Tayo’y Magsayawan-Rock Baby Rock’ medley, and ‘Rockin’ Them Jeans’ featuring Tippy Dos Santos.

Si Maria at Uge

Con’t. from page 11. Ayaw na ayaw ni Maricel na ngangaragin ang mga ito kapag may chance na makapagpahinga ang co-stars niya sa set. Malaki ang nagawa nang Momzillas para muling maging maaliwalas ang showbiz life ni Maria dahil laging masaya ang aktres sa set. Bukambibig ng Diamond Star, sa gaan ng pakikipagtrabaho nito sa buong production halos ayaw pa raw niyang umuwi pagkatapos ng shooting. Ipinagmamalaki niyang inip na inip siya sa paghihintay kung kailan uli ang shooting dahil nasasabik na siyang makita mga kasama sa set. Para nga raw hindi sila nagtatrabaho sa shooting. Para lang silang nagkukuwentuhan at nagbibiruan. Maliban kay Uge, bilib na bilib rin si Maricel kina Candy Pangilinan, Joey Paras sa dedikasyon ng mga ito sa trabaho. Naawa lang raw ito kay Andi dahil mula sa taping nito ng “Galema”, dumidiretso na raw ito minsan sa shooting nila. Pero bilib siya sa pagiging professional ng young actress. Hindi ito nagri-reklamo sa load ng trabaho nito. At sa gumaganap naman niyang anak sa movie na si Billy. Non-stop raw ang bibig nito sa kadaldalan. Pero aliw na aliw siya sa pagiging masayahin at kasipagan ng Showtime host.

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KILLER: anong Pangalan mo Mrs? MRS: Inday po! KILLER: Kapangalan mo inay ko, di na kita papatayin! Ikaw Mr? MR: Juan po, but my friends call me Inday!

LOLO: Pakiabot naman yang posporo LOLA: Anjan naman yong shellane eh LOLO: So, ipanlilinis ko yong shellane sa tenga ko??

GIRL: Bayad… DRIVER: Ilan tong 50? GIRL: Isa lang kuya, Estudyante, Nursing sa Ateneo, Kasasakay lang BOY: (Nayabangan. Nagbayad ng 500) Manong Bayad.. DRIVER: (Galit) Ilan tong 500? BOY: 1 lang, Keep the change. Seaman, Kadarating lang. SIRA ULO: (Tumawa, Inabot ang 1000) Manong Bayad… DRIVER: (Galit na galit) Peste! Ilan tong 1000? SIRA ULO: Tatlo, Isama ang Nurse at Seaman. Keep the change. Galing Mental kalalabas lang. ohahhh?? whahaah

Confident at confidential

Dont change the topic

A Husband came home 4AM and saw his Nagtanong si Totoy kay Erpat, “ Itay, ano wife in bed with another man ang pagkakaiba ng ‘confident’ at ‘confiden- His wife shouted at him, tial’? “ “Where have you been?” Erpat says, “ Ikaw ay aking anak, I am HUSBAND: “Who is that man?!?” ‘confident’ doon.” WIFE: “Grabe ka! Dont change the topic!!” “Yung kaibigan mo doon, ay anak ko rin. Iyan ay ‘confidential’.” Big Girls Don’t Cry Eyebol

ANAK: TAY, NADAPA AKO KANINA, PERO HINDI AKO UMIYAK. TATAY:MACHONG MACHO TALAGA ANAK KO, HiNDI BASTA BASTA UMIIYAK MANANG MANA SA TATAY NIYA. ANAK: SEMPRE NAMAN TAY SABI NGA SA KANTA BIG GIRLS DONT CRY...

PEDRO: May ka eyebol ako mamaya, ano kaya itsura nya? Kasi sabi nya, may hawig siyang celebrity! “SHA” daw ang palayaw niya! JUAN: Jackpot ka pare! Baka Shaina Magdayao o Sharon Cuneta! (after eyebol, pedro went home…) JUAN: Kumusta? Bakit malungkot ka yata? 2 boys in swimming POOL PEDRO: Dionisha pare. Dionisha! BOY1: HELP!!! Di ako marunong lumanHomeless goy... BOY2: Eh ano ngayon! Ako nga di marunINTERVIEWER: Ano ang plano nyo sa ong mag-piano eh, sinisigaw ko ba?! mga homeless? ERAP: Marami, kaso may problema. BFs Epic Excuse INTERVIEWER: Ano po yun? ERAP: Ang hirap nilang hanapin, kasi GF: Hayop ka, niloloko mo ako! wala silang address. BF: Bakit, wala naman akong ginagawa ah! Booommm! GF: Anong wala? Nakita kita kanina, may kasama kang ibang babae, magkahawak pa Nakita ni BOY si GIRL na nakadungaw sa kamay nyo! Niloloko mo ako! bintana.. BF: Makinig ka muna... Hindi kita niloloBOY: miss, talon ka na jan. ko, maniwala ka... Yung kasama ko kanina GIRL: bakit naman? ang niloloko ko! ... BOY: para mahulog ka sa akin. Juan Does Not Want To Go To Heaven GIRL: ah? ganun? alam mo para kang manhole GURO: Sino gusto pumunta sa langit? BOY: wow! gumaganti ah., bakit naman? ...di nagtaas ng kamay si Juan GIRL: tanga lang ang mahuhulog sayo GURO: Bakit? Ayaw mo ba pumuntang langit? Guess My Age JUAN: Sabi po kasi ni inay uwi ako maaga! Baka gabihin tayo! MRS: Sa palagay mo, mahal, ilang taon na ako? Booommm! MR : Kung titignan kita sa buhok 18 ka lang; kung nakatalikod 16 lang, kung sa BOY: Ikaw ang susi ng puso ko.. kutis 22 lang. GIRL: Ows? Talaga ? :”> Eh sino yung Bale total ay 56 sweetheart. kasama mo kanina?

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Favoritism TEACHER: Pedro 1 + 3? PEDRO: Maam 4 po. TEACHER: Oh ikaw Juan. 3+ 1? JUAN: Ayan na! Ayan na! Langya... pag mahirap akin...! FAVORITISM....! True Success MOMMY1: Ano ang pinapainum mo sa baby mo? MOMMY2: “Promil” para sa matatag na pangarap... Eh ikaw? MOMMY1: “Emperador” para sa totoong tagumpay! What To Do During Earthquake GURO: Ano dapat gawin pag may lindol? BOY: Buksan po ang ilaw! GURO: Bakit? BOY: Kasi po sa bahay kubo namin, madalas lumindol kapag gabi, pero pag-switch ko po ng ilaw, biglang tumitigil!!! Comforter AMO: Inday, ilipat mo nga ang comforter sa kwarto INDAY: San ko ilagay kuya? AMO: Ipatong mo lang sa kama (Maya-maya...) INDAY: Andun na po. Sinama ko na rin ang frenter at iskaner...!!! Unknown Number

JANE : Yeah. UNKNOWN : So you have a boyfriend. Its your dad. I’m coming so that you’ll tell me when you grew horns! Next five minutes later, another Unknown caller. UNKNOWN : Hi, do you have a boyfriend? JANE : No. UNKNOWN : I see you don’t love me. I’m your boyfriend. JANE : Oh Sweet heart, I love you. I thought it was my stupid Dad! UNKNOWN : It’s not your boyfriend. It’s still your dad, just wanted to confirm you really have one. Wait for me! I’m on my way!! Dalawang Tangga TANGA1: Pare hindi tau kasya bawas tau ng isa. sa lapag nalang matulog (Bumaba si tanga 3) TANGA2: Ayan pare maluwag na akyat ka na d2! Spanish JUAN: Tanungin mo ako ng English, sasagutin kita ng Spanish. PEDRO: What is more important? Heart or Mind? JUAN: Spanish!!! 9 Interesting Confusions 1. Can u cry undr water? 2. Do fishes ever get thirsty? 3. Why dont birds fall of trees when they sleep? 4. Why is it called building when it is already built? 5. When they say dogs food is new and improved, who tastes it? 6. If money doesnt grow on trees then why do banks have branches? 7. why does round pizza come in a square box? 8. Why doesnt glue stick 2 its bottle? 9. “I Love You” is not a question thn why does it need an answer? Half Cook Sa office ng Crematory.... JUAN: Good Afternoon, Sir.. Ask ko lang magkano sa inyo ang magpa cremate ng patay? ADMIN: 35 thousand sir, me libre na yung magandang jar, at free delivery pa. JUAN: Ha? ganun? grabe mahal pala... Eh kala kasi namin mga 15 Thousand lang.... ADMIN: Pwede naman sir.. gawin nating HALF COOK...

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TAMBAY1: Pre bat yong kabayo nanadyak.... Jane was called by an Unknown number. UNKNOWN : Hi, do you have a boy- TAMBAY2: Kasi pre yong kabayo friend? di marunong sumuntok.


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Kris & Katrina’s daughter Katrence 1st Bday

gayong September ang first bday ng anak nina Katrina Halili at R&B singer na si Kris Lawrence. Pero nitong mga nakaraang buwan pa atat na atat si Kris na buntisin ang GMA 7 character actress at sundan ang kanilang nagiisang anak. Kuwento nga sa amin ni Kris, in-

uungutan na niya si Katrina na magkaroon na sila ng isa pang anak tutal naman raw ay magwa-one year old na si Katie o Katrence. Pero umaayaw raw si Katrina dahil ngayon pa lang ito pumayat matapos nitong pagsikapan ng ilang buwan ang pagda-diet at exercise. Hindi itinatanggi ni Kris na pangarap niyang magkaroon ng dalawa hanggang tatlong anak. At gusto niya hindi malayo ang agwat ng edad ng mga ito. Yun rin naman ang gusto ni Katrina kaya lang gusto muna raw nitong i-enjoy ang pagbabalik sa showbiz at ang muling panunumbalik ng pangangatawan nito. Sa kaseksihan ni Katrina ngayon, yummy ang tingin ni Kris sa kasintahan at gusto na niyang buntisin ito kung papayagan lang siya ng aktres. Happy si Kris sa estado nang relasyon nila ni Katrina. Wala raw siyang reklamo dahil napaka-supportive at understanding partner ng aktres bukod sa pagiging dedicated mommy nito sa kanilang anak. Wala nga lang sa bucket list nila ngayon ang gawing legal ang pagsasama nila dahil kuntento naman

sila sa kanilang set up. Hindi raw sila nagli-live in ni Katrina pero halos araw-araw kung pasyalan ni Kris ang kanyang magi-ina. Kapag wala raw siyang showbiz commitment at nasa taping si Katrina siya raw ang humahalili rito para mag-alaga sa anak. Okey na rin kay Kris ang ganitong sitwasyon ng relasyon nila ni Katrina dahil mas nagkakaintindihan sila. Wish lang niya na sana ay magtuluy-tuloy ang maganda nilang samahan ni Katrina dahil the best ang nasabing babaeng minahal niya. Pangarap lang ni Kris na kapag naglakad na ang baby nila at tatlo hanggang

apat na taon ikasal na sila ni Katrina para na rin sa kanilang anak. Tungkol naman sa magaganap na bday party, sa parehong venue pa rin ito idadaos kung saan bininyagan ang kanilang anak. Bukod sa malapit lang kung saan naninirahan sina Katrina at Kris, mas magiging madali para sa kanilang mga bisita na puntahan ang lugar. Samantala, labas na ang album ni Kris under GMA Records na pinamagatang “Spread The Love”. Lahat ng mga awiting nakapaloob sa album ay mga compositions ni Kris sa limang taon niya sa showbiz. Ang mga awitin ay patungkol kay Katrina at sa kanilang anak.

Andi and Matteo reunited in ‘Galema’

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ill sparks fly when Andi Eigenmann gets to be reunited with Matteo Guidicelli in ABSCBN’s TV adaptation of “Galema”? It’ been a long time when the two were paired in “Agua Bendita”. Andi looks at the project as a perfect birthday gift for her (she celebrated it last June 25).

er people who have beein involved with the Santiago’s like Jun Jun Santiago’s ex-wife Sherilyn Reyes. “Don’t dare me! Alam niyo kung ano’ng ginawa niyo noon kay Sherilyn and her son Paoie. (Malakas ang loob ko) May mga ebidensya ako dahil nan-

“Wala muna love life now. Am just enjoying the blessings that are coming my way. Every day is a new day. Nothing to regret. If things happen or do not, simply there’s a reason for that. With everything that comes my way, iniisip ko na lang na it’s another learning experience. And however it has come to me, may matutunanan. That we become better people.

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ooks like, the courts being slapped with court cases from showbiz cou- doon ako.” ples, will not end for the longest To which husband Raymart just takes

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“Am pretty excited, Kasi actually, ang leading man ko rito eh, hindi si Matteo kundi itong yellow Burmese python na lagi kong makakasama. Which sabi ni Matteo eh, magiging best friend niya.” How will Matteo describe the state of his heart now?

Not just for ourselves but for others, too.” Can he say that his heart will take a back sat after Maja Salvador and the notched Jessy Mendiola love affair? “Let’s just put it this way-maybe am not meant to be in a relationship yet.” With Andi, it can be a maybe. Yes? No!

We were able to listen to Claudine Barretto’s side, after she and her lawyer Atty. Ferdinand Topacio were given the gag order not to talk about the case. And Claudine blurted another angle from her anger. Addressed to the brother of her husband Raymart, Randy Santiago. Claudine asked Randy to stop ‘bullying’ her with his interviews. Which pushed her also to say something about oth-

matter-offactly. “Hinahayaan ko na lang siya sa kung ano ang gusto niyang gawin with the case. We’re just waiting for her every move. Kasi, hindi namin alam kung saansaan nanggagaling. Pati na ‘yung kay Randy.” When their cases will rest is something that will be followed to the end by showbiz denizens.

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maapaw sa kagalagakan sa puso ni Geneva Cruz para sa kanyang kasalukuyang lovelife. Ang dahilan, nag-propose na ang kanyang non-showbiz boyfriend na nagngangalang Lee. Sa magkakasunod na photos na pinost ni Geneva sa kanyang Facebook account nong last month, ipinangalandakan nang s i n g e r- p e r f o r m e r ang pag-propose sa kanya ng kanyang nasabing boyfriend. Dalawa ang larawang in-upload ng dating “Smokey Mountain” lead singer sa kanyang FB. Ang una ay ang masuyo niyang paghalik sa labi ng boyfriend hawak ang magkabilang pisngi nito. Makikita sa daliri nang mangaawit ang isang diamond engagement ring. May caption ang larawan mula kay Geneva na, “he proposed. So, I said…YES! This

is it!” Ang mas naunang larawan naman ay ang actual proposal kay Geneva nang nakaluhod pa niyang boyfriend. Mukhang kuha ang larawan sa isang show ni Geneva dahil kuha ito mula sa kanyang audience at parang nasa stage silang dalawa. Kasalukuyang nasa Eiswick, United Kingdong ang magkasintahan nang magpropose ang lalake sa singer dahil ang nasabing lugar ang nakalagay sa post nito. Fresh na fresh ang mga larawang ipinost ni Geneva dahil makalipas lang ang isang oras nang i-post niya ang larawan ng masuyo nilang halikan. Parang pelikula ang dating ng nasabing photo dahil talaga namang punung-puno ng feelings at pag-ibig ang dalawa. May ilang linggo nang nasa Eu-

rope si Geneva dahil sa mga uploaded photos niya sa kanyang FB account. May mga larawan ang recording artist na kuha sa Ireland at Northern UK kung saan siya nagliliwaliw ngayon. Maaring sa buong tour niya kasama niya ang boyfriend. May mga shots silang magkakasama ng kanyang kasintahan. Hindi ang Europe trip na ito ni Geneva ang first travel nila ng kasintahan. Base sa mga ipinost nang singer lagi silang magkasama sa kung saan-saang paglalakbay nila local o abroad. At sa mga larawang ito, laging masasaya ang mga captions ni Geneva na

punung-puno ng pag-ibig para sa kanyang non-showbiz boyfriend. Anyways, bagamat marami ang nagulat sa balitang ito halos lahat ay natutuwa sa kasalukyang status ng lovelife nito. Kung walang tigil ang ulan dito sa Pinas, wala ring tigil ang mga congratulatory messages kay Geneva ng kanyang mga kaibigan at tagahanga nito sa kanyang sariling Facebook account. Kung napipinto ang pagpapakasal ni Geneva sa kanyang boyfriend, mauuwi rin kaya sa marriage ang lovelife ng exhusband niyang si KC Montero sa current girlfriend nitong si Rhian Ramos?

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Mayor Erap Estrada. Naa-upset lang raw si Billy sa mga taong nagtatahi ng mga bali-balita tungkol sa kanilang dalawa. Sana raw huwag nang mandamay nang ibang tao at guluhin ang isyu. Kung gusto siyang tirahin ng mga may ayaw sa kanya, siya na lang at huwag nang isali pa ang iba. Sa ngayon, loveless pa rin si Billy. Aminado naman siyang hindi pa siya handa para magkaroon ng panibagong pag-ibig. Kung kailan siya uli magmamahal ay hindi niya tiyak. Ipapaubaya na lang raw niya ito sa Diyos, kung sino ang gusto nitong ibigay sa kanya. Hindi itinanggi sa amin ni Billy ang katotohanang hindi na sila naguusap ni Nikki. Ayaw na lang niyang sabihin kung gaano na katagal na hindi sila naguusap. Ayaw na lang pag-usapan ni Billy kung bakit naging ganito ang outcome ng hiwalayan nila ni Nikki na dapat sana’y friends sila. Rason ng international recording artist, nasabi na raw niya lahat ng mga gusto niyang sabihin sa The Buzz at ayaw na niya itong balikan pa. ARTISTA WINNIPEG SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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REFLECTIONS By Dr. Jun Vencer

POWERLESS CHRISTIANITY

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or our struggles is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12). An old lady was enthusiastically shouting “hallelujah” and raising her hands each time the pastor mentioned Jesus Christ in his sermon. But when the pastor mentioned Satan, she was quiet and just nodded her head. At the end of the service, the pastor asked her why she was so polite to Satan. She told her pastor: I am old now and it doesn’t pay to make enemies. C.S. Lewis once said that we make two mistakes concerning the Devil: firstly, we keep on talking about him and secondly, we simply ignore him. Of course, our worldview determines how we respond to the reality of and the work of evil in our lives and world. But to exclude the devil in our worldview would be to deny reality and only do us harm. James Baldwin said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Jesus warned His disciples about Satan and his evil works. The Bible says that all believers are engaged in spiritual warfare. As we approach the Lenten Season, one remembers Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ which made over $600 million worldwide. At the crucifixion, the devil was dancing in glee at the foot the cross where Jesus was hanging. The devil thought that he had succeeded in stopping the Messiah from propagating the Kingdom of God now that He is dead. In the New Testament the devil tried three times to stop Jesus from going to the cross: during His temptation, the denial of Peter, and at the Garden of Gethsemane. Then, a drop of water, tear, fell from heaven and when Satan looked up, he screamed. He realized that the death of Jesus at the cross was not His defeat but His victory over Satan, sin and death. When Jesus rose from the dead, Jesus disarmed the devil (Col. 2:15). Moreover, “all authority in heaven and on earth is now given to Jesus” (Matt. 28:18). And the Psalmist says that the devil is now Christ’s footstool (Ps. 110:1). Yet though Satan is defeated, he is still loose in the world awaiting his final judgment in the Lake of Fire. He is fatally wounded and is in rigor mortis. He knows that he doesn’t have much time. He is on overtime to deny Christians their joy and to hinder the spread of the Gospel. But Jesus gave His people the authority to claim God’s powers to resist the devil (Jas. 4:7), bind Him (Matt. 18: 18,19), and cast him out (Matt. 10:1-2; Lk. 9:1-2). What is missing? We have sound theology but still often defeated. Satan’s arrows are destroying our marriages, reversing our finances, and weakening our spiritual lives. Why? Because, to deal with Satan, one must begin where Jesus began: He was intimately related to His Father, always obeyed Him, and He was full of the Holy Spirit. For Christians, to overcome the wiles of the devil, they need to follow Christ’s example. Amen. Dr. Jun Vencer is the President of Global Transformation Ministries Inc., a member body of the Global DAWN Network. He concurrently serves as Vice President of Leadership Development and as the Asia Director of DAWN Ministries. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alliance Graduate School, Philippines. He is the first Third World leader to have been appointed as International Director of World Evangelical Alliance and founding Chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship of Asia. He served as General Secretary of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches and of the Philippine Relief and Development Services. He is Pastor Emeritus of the Alliance Fellowship Church. He is an ordained Minister and a Bishop of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines (CAMACOP). Dr. Vencer is married to Annabella Castillo. They have four children; three of whom are married and six grandchildren. He currently serves as pastor of the Alliance International Church in Pearland, Texas.

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MAGKANO BA ANG PAG-IBIG?: ANOTHER OBRA FROM DIREK MARYO J.

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is last project, teleserye Pahiram ng Sandali, showcased the outstanding acting of Ms. Lorna Tolentino, Crhristopher de Leon, Dingdong Dantes and Max Collins. He is one of the most respected directors in the country. He had directed quite a number of award-winning films and GMA’s Pahiram ng Sandali, Biritera, at Munting Heredera. Maryo J. delos Reyes will again bring us another obra, through GMA7’s afternoon primetime teleserye Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig? Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig?, a traditional family-drama, stars Heart Evangelista (as Eloisa, the loving and good daughter), Sid Lucero (as Lucio, who is in love with Eloisa), and Dominic Roco (as Jay Villasanta). This is the first time for Direk Maryo J. to work with them, “I’m delighted”, he said in an interview. Direk Maryo J believes that the plot of Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig? is closest to the Filipinos’ hearts,

quite a big casting for an afternoon show. It’s going to be a battle of acting prowess because of your presence especially with Manay Celia Rodriguez. Lahat kayo ay napakagagaling sa inyong field (All of you

“It’s actually the dynamics between the inlaws and daughters-in-law. It’s a house of women, how will they interact with one another? Sino yung homemaker ng bahay, sino yung ambisyosa, who can function as the brains?,” (Who is the homemaker, the ambitious, and who can function as the brains?), he quipped. With Ms. Celia Rodriguez (as Mrs. Hilaria Villasanta), the mother-in-law of Katrina Halili, Alessandra de Rossi and Ana Capri in the teleserye, viewers can expect superb acting, not to mention Pen Medina’s participation as the sickly father of Eloisa. Also in the cast is Isabel Oli in the villain role. “It’s

are good in your respective field) . Kaya it’s going to be an interaction. And I hope that we can come up with something that is beautiful,” Direk Maryo J. reminded the entire cast. He even joked that Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig?, which will take off on September 30, has a big budget because of the mentioned stars. Though slated in the Afternoon Prime of GMA, it has primetime quality. Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig?, a new offering from GMA that will definitely make everyone’s afternoon worth looking forward to.


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Sam Milby and Jessy, for real

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ESSY Mendiola and Sam Milby! Are they an unlikely pair? For real? Things like falling in love just happens. In the nick of time. In the wield of some kinda magic wand. Voila! Before you know it-he’s there, and you’re with him. Yes, Sam says he’s set his eyes on Jessy now. After being vocal on his interest with Shaina Magdayao, actor Sam Milby is singing a different tune now and admitted he’s courting co-Kapamilya talent Jessy Mendiola. Very vocal about it, Sam blurted out in “The Buzz”, that yes, Jessy know about his intentions to date her. He even added that for the past weeks, he and Jessy have been kinda getting closer and closer with each other. “She’s aware and I did let her know of my intentions.”

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Jessy’s simplicity is one trait that made Sam fall for her. Of course, her beauty’s already a given. Though he’s a lot older than Jessy who’s only twenty, Sam said that in mind and in spirit, Jessy’s one old soul. Nine years gap. “ I think a lot of times she’s misunderstood din naman. I can’t say na I know her that well but the times that I’ve hung out with her have all been fun.” And from Jessy’s end, the actress would be quoted as saying that she is not closing her doors on Sam. They are both single. So they are both free to mingle. So, she’s willing to give him that chance. “ Sam is a sweet and nice guy. Nothing super serious since alam niya na ang priority ko ang career ko. Let’s see how it goes na lang.”

Its ‘Official’ for Christine and Derek

hey were officially a couple last August 28, 2013! That was the night Cristine Reyes was in a different mood during her press conference with her co-stars for ABSCBN’s newest soap, “Bukas na Lang kita Mamahalin.” When she surprised the entertainment press when she would answer questions in a joking manner, or will make funny and happy faces with each answer she makes or just plain and simple tell what’s from the heart. During the one-on-one interview, the press were already keen on knowing as to what level she and Derek Ramsay

have taken their so-called ‘friendship’. With eyes rolling, Cristine could just mutter, “Ano, eh…parang ang hirap niya i-describe…parang ang hirap sabihin…kasi, ang gusto ko, ‘pag may sinabi ako eh, ‘yung siguradu’ngsigurado na ako. Or siya. so, hindi ko malagyan ng label. Although we’ve been friends for a long time after na magkasama kami sa movie.” T h e press didn’t buy that. And more questions about Derek came out. “Ang nagustuhan ko sa kanya eh, pareho k a m i ’ n g

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baliw. At saka, ‘yung pagiging family man niya, Du’n ako humahanga sa kanya.” And she admitted that twice, she was already introduced to Derek’s family. “Nagkakasndo kami in so many ways…” And, can she tell that Derek was the reason why her relationship with Rayver (Cruz), whom she’s working with in the soap, didn’t work? “Naku, huwag kayo maingay nandyan lang siya. Baka marinig….” And she continued to make those funny antics.

Which, when we asked Rayver after the interview with her said, he’s not ‘seloso’ and that never was Derek a reason for her and Cristine to have something to argue about. No third party. And just a day or two after that interview with Cristine, it was already reported that Derek confirmed that he and Cristine are officially engaged. Reports have it that the more than two years friendship and the frequent bonding moments-dates here and there led them to opening up to each other’s hearts.


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With Cristine’s reply to Derek as, “I was just waiting for you!” Which means, there was that ‘pakiramdaman’ factor. So, when Cristine was asked by Derek if she would like to go with him to Pateros to aid typhoon Maring victims, readily, Cristine obeyed. And they scoured the groceries for the things they would share with our brothers and sisters in the flood-stricken areas. They even split the bill. And that was it! The feeling was mutual. And soon after, we were already seeing Instagram pics of the couple in Derek’s crib, plaing with each other’s nephews and nieces like one, big happy family. There were insinuations in the messages that they share in their Instagram and Twitter accounts how in love the couple is. Cristine saying that she hopes he’s the last man in her life, that it be their forever. Cristine calls Derek her King and she his Queen. Will Cristine fit to a T the title of their upcoming movie, “Trophy Wife”?

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‘Got to Believe’ now a teleserye

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atch Be Careful With My Heart and you will somehow feel strange because very seldom do we find a teleserye that does not feature a super mean villain or too complicated plots with weird twists. And as you religiously

watch it day after day, you will be drawn to the fact that the show makes you feel good and that, yes, in real life, life can be good. Last August 26, 2013, Got To Believe, an ABS-CBN teleserye, premiered

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simultaneously on The Filipino Channel, replacing Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala. Got To Believe is light comedydrama led by the most popular love team in Philippine entertainment, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. The series was originally slated to premier back-to-back with Muling Buksan Ang Puso in July 8, 2013. But, to give way to the Korean drama That Winter, The Wind Blows,airing was moved to August 26, 2013. Aside from Daniel Padilla (as Joaquin Manansala) and Kathryn Bernardo (as Cristina Carlotta “Chichay” Tampipi), among the mainstay cast are: the ever funny Manilyn Reynes (as Betchay Tampipi), Ian Veneracion (as Jaime Manansala), Benjie Paras (as Chito Tampipi), and Carmina Villaroel (as Juliana San Juan Manansala). To give support are: Joonee Gamboa (as Isko Tampipi), Al Tantay (as Mang Poro), Irma Adlawan (as Yaya Puring), Lou Veloso (as Mang During), Chinggoy Alonzo

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(as Ronaldo San Juan), Janice Jurado (as Rona Manansala), Nina Ricci Alagao (as Gigi), Minnie Aguilar (as Matilda), Beverly Salviejo (as the Mayordoma), Hyubs Azarcon (as Whitey), Cecil Paz (as Fifi), Darwin “Hap Rice” Tolentino (as Nanoy), Kristel Fulgar, Jon Lucas, Yves Flores, and Isabel Granada. On its pilot airing, as per the Kantar Media National Household TV Ratings, Got To Believe had a rating of 34.3%, and in its 3rd day of airing, it ranked second to Juan dela Cruz with a rating of 31.2%.

Got To Believe is one TV series that make television viewing worth one’s time, with all its realistic plot and of course, the kilig factor.


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MARTIN NIEVERA: THE CONCERT KING IS HERE TO STAY

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artin Nievera started his singing career when he returned to the Philippines in 1982. His first album, Martin…Take One was released in June of the same year. From there, his career flourished not only as a singer but as an actor (in film and television) and host as well. His life became an open book to the

public as he was married to Pops Fernandez, also a popular singer. Then, he was tagged as the Philippine’s Concert King, as he is so loved by his fans. Last September 13, after thirty years of being the country’s top balladeer, Martin Nievera proved that he is still the Concert King, after he filled Smart Araneta Coliseum in his concert, Martin Nievera: 3D, The Anniversary Concert. He sang almost all of his top hits and signature songs from his first album in 1982 to his latest releases. Guest performers were: Aiza Seguerra, Bamboo, Anne Curtis, Regine Velasquez, and his son Robin Nievera who, aside from their fatherand-son-duet, sang his own composition Stay Strong. Almost all his relatives and friends came. Seen in the audience were ex-wife Pops Fernandez, his other son Ram Nievera, Richard Poon and wife Maricar Reyes, Amy Perez, Jhong Hilario, Metteo Guidicelli, Mr. Johnny Manahan

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(his first writer in Penthouse Live), Direk Fritz Ynfante, and Gary Valenciano (whom he took from the audience and sang a duet with him through the song Kahit Isang Saglit. Martin was obviously holding back his tears of joy). When interviewed at the backstage, he said, “It’s very, very special that after thirty years, I still have the same audience.” He almost can’t believe that after those years, the audience are still excited over his songs from the 80’s. He had some apprehensions earlier that only few will come to watch him perform, which was proven wrong. When asked why Pops Fernandez did not sing that night, he replied, “She didn’t want to sing. We just finished a show together. So, I have no choice. I want the concert to be a tribute to Pops because, I

considered as a waste to be thrown away. How do we know if we are already loosing our saltiness? By Pastor Donald Castro - when we fail to mingle with people that are lost; atthew 5:13-16 salary is derived from the - when we fail to be kind, merci(NIV) Latin word Salarium which ful, peacemaker. 13 “You refers to the payments made - when we deny the principles of are the salt of the earth. But to a Roman soldier with salt. the kingdom of God. if the salt loses its saltiness, They used it as a disinfectant, If a seasoning has no flavor, it has how can it be made salty for friendship, also been part no value. If Christians make no effort to afagain? It is no longer good of the ancient sacrifices- ‘Elifect the world around them, they are of little for anything, except to be sha used salt to purify the wavalue to God. If we are too much like the thrown out and trampled ter of Jericho (2 Kings 2:20),’ world, we are worthless. Christians should underfoot. the normal procedures when a not blend in with everyone else. Instead, we 14 “You are the light of the child was born was to be rubbed with salt should affect others positively, just as world. A town built on a hill cannot be (Ez. 16:4) seasoning brings out the best flavor in food. hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp The same way in our lives, we are Jesus said also in V14 ‘You are the and put it under a bowl. Instead they put to be a living sacrifice for God- preserved light of the world’ Can you hide a city that is it on its stand, and it gives light to every- and seasoned with righteousness of Christ. sitting on top of a hill? It’s light at night can one in the house. 16 In the same way, let In preserving our lives, we should have a be seen for miles. If we live for Christ, we your light shine before others, that they positive influence & impact to people, we will glow like lights, showing others what may see your good deeds and glorify should give more flavour within our comChrist is like. Light exposes the darkness. your Father in heaven. munity, like volunteering, we should/can be As believers of Jesus we expose the sins of The Lord used salt & light to a disinfectant for sins. A little salt can flavor this world, the plan, attack & schemes of describe who we are in this world. a big pot of beans in the same way that It satan (John 10:10). We serve as a guide (i.e Why not vinegar, sugar etc etc......Salt’s only takes a salt to flavor a whole commutraffic light, railway light, airport runway), s primarily use is for seasoning & pre- nity. we navigate people, we lead them to Christ, servative; gives flavour for food, can cre- The Lord Jesus said in verse 13 we develop them to Christ. But how can ate a good dish, preserve food for a long ‘But IF the salt loses its saltiness, how can you lead if you are also in darkness? period of time. In ancient times, salt was it be made salty again? It is no longer good There are times that we hide our seen as a necessity of life because of its for anything, except to be thrown out and light by -(1) being quite when we should qualities & was one of the most highly trampled underfoot.’ speak, (2) going along with the crowd, (3) prized minerals. In many societies in So there is a possibility that the denying the light,(4) letting sin dim our those times it was so highly valued that use of salt can be loose & that it can never light, (5) not explaining our light to others, it was used for money. The English word be useful again. In that manner it is already

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think, our team is the team to beat.” In the middle of the show, he called the Concert Queen (Pops Fernandez) and made her sit near the stage on a special seat with her favorite junk food and a mirror. Martin explained, “I do not want her to be on stage working for her tribute. I wanted her to sit in her beautiful throne where she deserves to be enjoying her tribute.” After three decades in the business, what are his plans? “To make it thirty one. We’ll take it one step at a time.” He further said, “I love to sing and I was born to sing for you, and not for anything else. I love to sing for the Filipino people. We have the same sentiments, we have the same heart, same fears, and as long as I’m Filipino, I’ll be a singer.” Obviously, Martin Nievera has no plans of retiring…not yet. He emphasized, “I can’t retire. There’s no retirement here. In America, they would say ‘I’m retiring’ and then come back. I can’t do that. I will retire if you don’t want me anymore. If you have no use for me, then I will retire. I look forwards to working harder and learning more. I can’t sit on my throne and be the King – no way! I still want to sing for you guys…I need to sing.” So, let us all be glad…the Concert King is staying…he is no Concert King for nothing. He deserves the title. or (6) ignoring the needs of others. Be a beacon of truth-don’t shut your light off from the rest of the world. Light of the world not only in your/our families, friends, neighbours, in Winnipeg but the entire world.. The Lord Jesus Christ said that we are suppose to be letting our light shine before men -that they may see your good deeds (actions) & praise our Father in heaven. This is a very special & very personal calling, a specific task for you & me. Let our light shine!!! God Bless! Come and join us worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ every Sunday at Faith Academy Chapel 427 Matheson Avenue MB R2W 0E1 from 10:30am – 12:30am pls.contact Bro. Donald Castro at cell 204-8038565 for more info. OR contact Bro. Nilo Mallari – for our OUTREACH MINISTRY at South East of Winnipeg - contact # 204 5099096 for more info.


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