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‘Love Life with Kris’ is All-Set to Premiere on August 15


The Queen of All-Media, Kris Aquino is set to have her television comeback via Love Life with Kris on TV 5, on Saturday, August 15, from 5-6 pm.

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After a long hiatus and shunning away from the public’s eye, where she stayed in a resort in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, the 49-year-old single mom-host-actress-and entrepreneur is perhaps a more mature and a wiser individual in tackling life’s journey.

In an interview with the selected press, her response to a question that pertains to her love life, “Habang nabubuhay, huwag mawalan ng pag-asa. ‘Yun lang ang sagot ko (and laughs her heart out).”

To the surprise of many, Aquino also shares what her new belief system is all about. The question was about her former husband’s failed relationship with an Italian woman.

“To something that no longer involves me, I should never comment about it. It’s part of my past, and it should remain in my past.”

In the course of the interview, she still wants to work with Willie Revillame. She also declares that she and Boy Abunda [still] loves each other. Lastly, in the not-too-distant future, she dreams of dwelling in a home by the lake or owning a beach resort.

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In her upcoming show, she is the Creative Head.

“I’m a fan of Tyler Perry. So, I’ve been watching ‘The Haves and the Have- Nots’ because it was that show of Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), when it started, medyo tagilid… and then, Tyler came in. It’s now, if I’m not mistaken, on its seventh season. Nakita ko ‘yung credits, it says executive produced, created, written, and directed by Tyler Perry.

“So, sabi ko, sige, tanggalin na natin ‘yung executive producer. Hindi ko ‘yan pinapangarap dahil mababaliw lang ako. Pero gusto ko ‘yung ‘created by, written, and hosted by Kris Aquino’.”

 Note: Quotes lifted from the transcript of Sir Dindo M. Balares’ interview with Kris Aquino.

 

‘Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit’ to Showcase Three-Equally, Award-Winning Actresses in Philippine Television


Starting February 24 on GMA Afternoon Prime, the newest TV series will hit the screens with three of the country’s brightest female stars to headline the remake of Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit.

Nora Aunor

Aunor is Cedes Dela Cruz.

Mylene Dizon

Dizon is Nolie Dela Cruz-Santos

Kyline Alcantara

Alcantara is Maggie Dela Cruz-Zulueta

Philippines’ Superstar Nora Aunor returns as Mercedes ‘Cedes’ Ignacio-Dela Cruz (no longer as Magnolia ‘Noli’ Dela Cruz vda. de Zulueta to which she breathed into the 1989 film by Elwood Perez) in the series. Portraying Aunor’s former role is Mylene Dizon as Magnolia ‘Nolie’ Dela Cruz-Santos. Meanwhile, Kapuso Breakout Star Kyline Alcantara is Margarita ‘Maggie’ Dela Cruz in this generation’s retelling of a classic story of love, persistence, and revenge.

Though different from the previous story, the very essence is still intact as envisioned by the creative director Aloy Adlawan and creative head Suzette Doctolero. The series creative consultant Kit Langit along with head writer Geng Delgado and writers Ken De Leon and Jmee Katanyag; as well as brainstormers Bylle Tabora, Milo Paz, and Jake Somera–make sure that the story will excite the afternoon viewers.

The series takes pride in its star-studded cast. 

Zoren Legaspi is Anselmo, Martina (Isabel Rivas) and Ramon‘s (Dante Rivero) conceited son. He has his ways around women. He pursued Nolie for his selfish gains.

Gabby Eigenmann is the eligible bachelor Arthur, a promising entrepreneur (who has eyes for Nolie).

Ina Feleo is Margaux, the classy and self-absorbed wife of Anselmo.

Kyline Alcantara-Yasser Marta

Marta is Alcantara’s love interest and both portray Jun and Maggie.

Jun, the charming and carefree son Anselmo and Margaux–is portrayed by Yasser Marta. He falls for Maggie, eventually.

Also in the cast are Divina Valencia as Editha, a rich widow who crosses paths with Cedes and takes her in and Candy Pangilinan as Connie, Nolie’s confidante who sticks to her through ups-and-down.

In the series, Ricky Davao is Damian, Cedes’ calm and charitable husband. He acts as the leader of the town’s small-time grape farmers.

Taking the helm of the series is Laurice Guillen.

 

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.  

A scene from Erpat Kong Forgets 5

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

A scene from Erpat Kong Forgets

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).