Mars Ravelo‘s Darna had several incarnations. On Philippine television, GMA-7 was successful in mounting two Darnas. First, it was Angel Locsin in 2005. The show had high ratings and the pilot week averaged at 50.08%, and its highest rating was 52.1%. Four years later (2009), it was Marian Rivera‘s turn to take on the iconic Filipino female superhero.
But when the license for Darna went to ABS-CBN 2, Locsin was considered to reprise her role. Due to her back injury, she was compelled to resign.
In 2017, after the long wait, Liza Soberano was chosen to succeed Locsin. However, almost a year after the announcement, the 21-year-old Fil-Am Star Magic artist withdrew from the film project due to another injury. But just today, a 20-year-old rising female star, Jane De Leon was revealed as the new Darna.
De Leon is no newbie in acting since she has appeared in films like The Debutantes (2017) and Walwal (2018), respectively. She played the younger sister of Jericho Rosales in the TV series, Halik.
Basketball game ranks number one in the Philippines’ most favorite sports ahead of boxing. Thus, Go For Gold, a sports corporate social responsibility (CSR) project of Powerball Marketing and Logistics Corporation, the licensee of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for Scratch It is campaigning for Guinness World Record Attempt for most people dribbling basketball simultaneously.
Go For Gold will lead the attempt. It will gather over 10,000 individuals from all over the country and will break the previous world record of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). On Sunday, July 21 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, the momentous event will happen.
Also, the program aims to promote nation-building through sports development and creating ways to encourage young individuals to pursue excellence through physical literacy.
In 2010, it was in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine, when 7,556 people assembled and took part in the dribbling activity. They set the world record then. Exactly nine years later, the Philippines will attempt to beat the record.
On June 27, the upcoming event kicked-off with a press launch with Jay Montelibano of Viva Entertainment, John Roa (the singer who sang its theme song), and Jeremy Go the PMLC Vice President for Marketing were in attendance.
On the day of the event, Scratch It ambassadors and Indak lead stars Nadine Lustre and Sam Concepcion will perform live along with some of the country’s hitmakers, such as Karencitta, This Band, ALLMO$T, and John Roa.
Go For Gold will give away kits containing freebies to the attendees on the day itself. Interested parties can now pre-register and join the Guinness World Record Attempt for FREE!
To register and for more information, please visit: its official site on www.goforgoldworldrecordattempt.com.
Friendship is not limited to humans alone. That’s the story of Dawn and Flora. It’s a unique kind of bond between a human being and another mammal, an elephant. Saving Flora is a 2018 family drama film about the friendship between Dawn (Jenna Ortega) and her elephant named Flora (elephant’s name is Tai).
The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who kidnaps an elephant from a circus to take it to a nature reserve. Tai plays Flora, the elephant who has been in several other movies, including Like Water for Elephants.
David Arquette of Scream franchise, Eight Legged Freaks, The Wheel, and Amanda & Jack Go Glamping–plays Henry, the circus owner and father to Dawn.
In the film, Flora is a circus elephant and is already past her prime. Henry is going through difficult times. He tries to save operation costs to survive. His daughter disapproves of his idea of euthanizing Flora. She runs away from the circus with her elephant friend. Together, they met a local petty thief named Sebastian (Martin Martinez) along the way to the preserve.
Tom Arnold, Leonor Varela. Galen Howard, Guilford Adams, Cindy Chu, Mars Crain, and Carlos Ragas are also in the cast.
Mark Taylor and David Moss wrote Saving Flora. Fabio Golombek, Amber Wang, and Brad Billington with Clifford Cohen as producers and Taylor directed the film.
Join Flora, Dawn, and Sebastian’s journey on July 10 in cinemas nationwide. To know more about the film, check its facebook page.