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Garth Garcia: OPM’s Pop Sentimental Heartthrob continues to shine in the US


Since he left the Philippines, the stars continued to align with this dedicated original Pilipino music (OPM) artist—Garth Garcia to still live his dreams of being a singer as he has been blessed with opportunities to sing his heart out in events and other special occasions.

Garth Garcia singing

 

Today, Garcia is one of the most sought-after performer in Los Angeles and he has been invited to perform in various cities. Recently, he performed live with Prince of Teleserye Theme SomgsBryan Termulo on December 21 at Aztig Grill in West Covina.

Termulo-Garcia poster

Also, his Christmas song title Nilisan nang Pasko did hit in number four spot in OPM Christmas countdown and reached 500k streams on Spotify.

Come January 2019, he will be releasing a duet with the Modern Jukebox QueenSheryn Regis of the Star in a Million fame and a former Star Magic artist who also sang the theme songs of television hit series, the likes of  Marina, Krystala, Kampanerang Kuba, Gulong ng Palad, Maria Flordeluna and Prinsesa ng Banyera.

Garth Garcia being interviewed

Garth is the epitome of what Jonas Salk have once said that the greatest for doing something is the opportunity to doing more. He is not the type who waits for success to come to him, but he is willing to make things happen for himself.

Early next year, the OPM’s Pop Sentimental Heartthrob is set to have three concerts, first in Modesto on January 20, next in San Francisco on January 24, and a Valentine concert with US-based artists as well.

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Daniel Padilla endorses Shawarma Shack


One of Kapamilya’s prized jewels—the King of Hearts, an actor and recording artist Daniel Padilla as well as the real and onscreen partner of Kathryn Bernardo of the KathNiel tandem recently signed an endorsement contract with Shawarma Shack.

Daniel Padilla Shawarma Shack

Padilla takes pride in promoting this Proudly Pinoy company, which has grown its one food cart  concept to more than 300 stores nationwide  since its inception in 2015.

Like any Filipino, this comfort food has become an all-time favorite and Daniel is hooked with the its bestselling Shawarma Wraps and Rice.

Shawarma Wraps come in beef or chicken served in a warmed pita bread with cucumber, tomato, onion and three sauces; (according to the customer’s preferences) and Shawarma Rice meals come either in beef or chicken and served with cucumber, tomato, onion and three sauces as well.

KathNiel with Shawarma Shack

Shack boasts of its 60 company-owned branches and 290 franchisees. The company is committed to providing quality products and services to all its customers and making its buy-one-take-one concept a forever come-on, too. It is also the company’s vision to delight the Filipino foodies with a delightful and affordable fusion of Filipino-Mediterranean cuisine.

The brains behind the successful brand are Walther Uzi Buenavista, the president and CEO and Patricia Buenavista, the vice-president.

 

Triple Treats for Gerald Anderson in 2016


After his box-office hit film—‘Alwas Be My Maybe’ opposite the equally hot and talented Ms. Arci Muñoz, Gerald Anderson has three more reasons for him to rejoice these days, which were talked about during a bloggers’ conference at Restaurant 9501 at ELJ Building, Quezon City today, March 1.

He’s celebrating His 10th Anniversary in Showbiz.

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Gerald Anderson answers questions from a TV reporter of ABS-CBN news. Photograph by Jude Cartalaba.

 

Gerald is very much vocal in his dream of being part of the military, which he thought he’d be entering when he turned 18, but fate has made a different turn and he ended up entering the first season of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB): Teen Edition on 23 April 2006. He was then proclaimed Teen Third Big Placer after his 42-day stay in the Big Brother House.

A year later, he was paired with Kim Chiu, another PBB alumna and the Big Winner via a drama series—‘Sana Maulit Muli’. But according to Anderson, two of his fondest projects are the soap operas titled—‘Tayong Dalawa’ (2009) and ‘Budoy’ (2011-2012), respectively.

His film 2013 ‘On the Job’ with Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment as the Daniel Benitez with Erik Matti as his director; and earned him a FAMAS Best Actor nomination is one that he could consider as his most ‘challenging’ role he ever portrayed. And his latest film with Dan Villegas raked a Php20M as of this writing and had a Php8M mark on its first day alone is also his most ‘honest’ acting for a particular character as Jake.

March is His Birthday Month.

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Anderson speaks after he blew the candles of his birthday cake. Photograph by Jude Cartalaba.

 

Come March 7, on his birthday, he is thankful for all the blessings that came his way since he found himself in the said industry.  As he turns 27 on the said date, he looks forward to more meaningful years and even happenings in his life’s journey both as a private individual and as a celebrity.

Last year, he won his first-ever Best Actor trophy courtesy of the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television for his moving performance in an episode of ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ where he played a person stricken with Tourette Syndrome. As of December of the same year, he has 21 acting nominations and he won 10 Best Actor awards and one Best Supporting actor award.

On television, he was last seen via a fantasy-drama series titled—‘Nathaniel’ as he played Paul Laxamana, the young father of a baby boy who became an angel after dying in an accident.

He’d like to spend his birthday to be purpose-driven as he is going to embark into a leaf of his life’s journey.

Launching the Gerald Anderson Foundation soon.

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A shot of Gerald Anderson Foundation brochure and press release. Photograph by Jude Cartalaba.

 

On the day of his birthday, Anderson will be hosting a benefit dinner, which will serve as a springboard to officially launch the Gerald Anderson Foundation. It will be at Le Rêve Events Venue in Quezon City and he has invited friends and family members as well as possible individual(s) and corporate sponsors to make a pledge to support this advocacy-driven effort and group he recently formed.

The non-profit volunteer-driven organization seeks to serve the country and the world as it is committed to providing responses with specialized canines, with highly-trained personnel, and equipment that aids in the recovery of missing persons especially during disasters like the one southern Mindanao and when Yolanda struck Tacloban.

Through his foundation, he wants to help save lives by training dogs for search and rescue operations during calamities such as flood and earthquakes.

For more information about the Gerald Anderson Foundation, visit its official website.

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