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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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Echo on the Cover of StarStudio’s February Issue


Since February is better known as the Hearts’ Month (Buwan ng mga Puso) and it is when people celebrate Valentine’s Day, which falls on the 14th day; the 16-year-old StarStudio magazine fittingly persuaded the former winner of a talent search called ‘Mr. Pogi’ via a noontime show and now an accomplished actor, a loving father to his son Santino and husband to Kim JonesJericho Rosales as its cover story.

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StarStudio’s cover features Jericho Rosales as he shares also the limelight with Miss Universe 2015–Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Image courtesy of Star Studio magazine.

The magazine’s valued readers as well as the fans of Echo, who have supported him from the beginning of his showbiz career until today (which he celebrates his 20 years in the industry that has welcomed him and has provided him more color and flare in life) will definitely have a good read as they go through the pages of the current issue.

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In this photograph, Rosales posed with his son, Santino for the magazine’s cover story. Image courtesy of StarStudio magazine.

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Jericho or Echo to most of his friends in showbiz is seen here in a photograph with his wife–Kim Jones, who is equally as celebrated as him. Jones is known as one of the 50 Most Influential Filipinos Online by a different magazine. Image courtesy of StarStudio magazine.

Apart from that, Rosales, who recently won the Best Actor in last year’s controversial 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for his organic portrayal of a man who is deeply in love with his girlfriend—Mia (played by Jennylyn Mercado, who also won the Best Actress award) and had a hard time opening himself about his health condition that eventually led to death in the film ‘#WalangForever‘; the magazine was able to feature the actor’s son—Santino and his wife Kim, a Filipino-British model who grew up in Australia.

Relive Jericho’s journeys as a simple dreamer and now is living a ‘happy life’. To read more about Rosales’s story, buy the latest issue of StarStudio magazine available in all leading bookstores, magazine stands and even in convenience stores.

The magazine issue was launched on January 29 at b Hotel in Quezon City.

Piolo, Iñigo: Father-and-Son tandem supports Sun Life’s #LiveFreePH movement


On Friday, August 28, Sun Life Financial brought the selected members of traditional and digital media to one of best and yummiest restaurants in Pampanga—The SOUQ located on Lazatin Boulevard. Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga; to welcome the two brand ambassadors and father-and-son tandem—Piolo Pascual and Iñigo Pascual in heading the insurance company’s #LiveFreePH movement that was formally launch that day.


In the said gathering, Piolo stressed and shared not only with his son, Iñigo, also to the media men that it is wise to invest whatever earnings one has, save and make one’s money work for him or her; and one unique as well as beneficial mean is via Sun Life Financial insurance policy plans. As a celebrity, he never had qualms of getting a policy from the insurance firm and even encourages his fellow celebrities to secure their future by living free from possible worries in everyday life and to sum it up as PYOLO—Plan, You Only Live Once.

When he was asked what event that made him sign-up a policy from Sun Life, he was quick to reply, “It’s a no-brainer.”

According to the senior Pascual, (who is also a celebrity-photographer) Sun Life has been a great support to his advocacy especially when he had an exhibit to raise funds for his advocacy—Hebreo Foundation. When the company approached him to be the face of Sun Life, he didn’t hesitate in saying ‘yes’.


That same day, the two Pascuals also had a concert at SM Pampanga Amphitheater and there were Sun Life advisors on standby at the time to assist those who want to take hold of their futures and be part of the #LiveFreePH movement and enjoy life to the full.

To know more about #LiveFreePH, log on to this website.