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Farewell to the Excellent, Eddie Garcia!


Though I have not worked with late veteran and multi-awarded actor-filmmaker Eddie Garcia, I still admire his passion and dedication for his craft. Perhaps the closest encounter I had with him was when we covered the launch of one of his latest films with Globe Studios, Hintayan ng Langit in November last year.

I began to like him as an actor when he played comic roles in the sex-comedy flicks May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo and May Daga sa Labas ng Lungga (1984). The most memorable film that I enjoyed about him the film Erpat Kong Forgets (also in 1984), written by Jose Carreon and directed by Erastheo Navoa.

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Garcia is seen with Muhlach in a hospital scene from the film ‘Erpat Kong Forgets’.

In the said film, Garcia was the father of Aga Muhlach‘s character as Ariel who fell in love with Janice de Belen‘s Josephine (the sister) of the Carmi Martin‘s role. He’s undeniably great in drama, comedy, and action. Whether he’s the protagonist and the antagonist, he is effective in both.  

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The tandem of Aga Muhlach and Janice de Belen was born through the film ‘Erpat Kong Forgets’.

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Carmi Martin was Garcia’s love interest in ‘Erpat Kong Forgets’.

Apart from Hintayin Kita sa Langit, his two other latest award-winning films Rainbow Sunset and ML (Martial Law) were testaments of how exemplary he was. He was named 42nd Gawad Urian best actor for the latter film, given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (the Filipino Film Critics).

The cause of his death may not be something that the TV industry can take pride in. He met his fatal accident on the set of a taping for a series. He breathed his last breath on June 20, almost two weeks of fighting to survive. What is admirable about Garcia, he died working for his passion and never faltered on his commitment.

Rest in peace Eduardo Verchez Garcia (Born on 2 May 1929 – Died on 20 June 2019).

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Ponce, Andalio are paired anew in Wansapanataym’s ‘Candy’s Crush’


After working together in an afternoon series titled ‘Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita’ (NKNKK)—the two young stars—Jerome Ponce and Loisa Andalio are back as a loveteam in ‘Wansapanataym’s Candy’s Crush’ episode.

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Loisa plays Candy while Jerome is Paolo, the apple of Candy’s eyes.

Both stars have come to like each other and the said project has given them the chance to be closer and be more comfortable with each other. Anadlio, at 17 considers Ponce, 21 as her older friend.

Though Jerome admits that he has a ‘crush’ on Loisa, the latter just blushes after hearing the lad’s revelation of feelings during a recent set visit attended by the press.

The said episode of ‘Wansapanataym’ will premiere today, June 26 with Andoy Ranay as director.

GMA Kapuso introduces 4 Male Promising Stars


On March 22, a Tuesday, at Iceberg’s on Timog Avenue, just as the smoldering heat of summer sun, that afternoon, four of GMA-7 Kapuso male talents were introduced to selected entertainment bloggers. The equally charming and oozing with irresistible appeals were Prince Villanueva, Jak Roberto, Elyson De Dios and James Teng.

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From L-R: Jak Roberto, Prince Villanueva, James Teng and Elyson De Dios.

Individually, the said young stars have already proven themselves somehow that they have what it takes to compete in the colorful world of entertainment.

Villanueva, Roberto and De Dios are currently part of different Kapuso network shows. Prince is a mainstay of a daytime romantic-drama titled—‘Wish I May’ with the #BiGuel tandem, while Jak plays the third wheel in the loveteam of Bea Binene and Derrick Monasterio in another series—‘Hanggang Makita Kang Muli’, and Elyson on the other hand is included in the comedy-drama series—‘Poor Señorita’ with Regine Velasquez as the lead star. Only James is yet to be assigned to an upcoming project; and yet his surname is easily associated with basketball legend Alvin Teng as well as to—Jeric Teng and Jeron Teng.

These four are predicted to make waves with their respective brand of talents as well as unique personalities.

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