To those who have been following the trio of Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo), Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola) and Lola Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros) will definitely be in for another all-out adventure of a lifetime via the latest comedy film—‘Trip Ubusan: The Lolas versus Zombies’, set to open in cinemas on Tuesday, November 22.
The wacky trio of Manalo, Bayola and Ballesteros take pride not just in the brand of humor they are fondly identified with by their following, but for the fact that Filipinos have a natural liking to grandparents’ kind-of-love.
In the story, the three grandmothers are equally thrilled to celebrate the birthday of their grandchild—Charmaine played by a newcomer child star—Caprice Cayetano. In their preparation for the celebration; while on their way for an out-of-town trip—they all encountered a group of terrified youngsters due to a zombie outbreak.
The film is actually a Filipino spoof of the 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller—‘Train to Busan’.
When asked if the three actors who have popularized their lola characters in the longest noontime variety show in the country; feel pressure of delivering well in the box-office despite the absence of the AlDub tandem—they admitted such feeling.
However, the three hinted that even if AlDub or Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza aren’t part of the film—they are confident that the audience would gravitate still with the development of the story. Cayetano is the three lolas’ beloved great granddaughter related to the popular loveteam that trended worldwide for quite sometime.
If in ‘Train to Busan’ zombies attacked the passengers on a moving train; the Filipino spin-off comedy flick is set on a traveling bus. The three leads and the child star are joined by Ryzza Mae Dizon, Taki Saito, Kenneth Medrano, Shaira Mae Dela Cruz, Miggy Tolentino, Jayvhot Galang; also with Angelika Dela Cruz, Arthur Solinap, Lovely Abella, Rochelle Pangilinan, Joshua Zamora, Niño Muhlach and Al Tantay.
The film is a co-production of APT Entertainment and M-Zet Productions; directed by Mark Reyes of the ‘Encantadia’ fame.
At first glance, one may mistake Jelai Espino as someone mature for her age, but in person—she is just a 15-year-old teenager aspiring to make a ‘name’ for herself in showbusiness. She was recently introduced in public via a bloggers’ conference held on Tuesday, November 14 at Max’s Restaurant on Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
Though a bit shy and a student at San Beda College in Taytay, she is determined to pursue her dreams of becoming a ‘star’ someday and this could be possible through the help of Ai-Ai delas Alas’s talent management team.
In preparation for her foray in the colorful world of entertainment—she has attended acting workshops under Star Magic and Ogie Diaz. She also underwent into a singing workshop with Vehnee Saturno who wrote her first single titled—‘Huwag Mong Biruin’ (‘Don’t You Kid’).
What is admirable about this young lady, with her innocence, she is all-out in chasing her dreams and wants to see herself acting side by side with the Star-for-All-Seasons—Ms. Vilma Santos. Her fancy on the veteran actress-turned-government official as the 22nd Governor of Batangas; started via the 2000 film ‘Anak’.
Leonardo da Vinci’s words hold true till this very day, “Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Having this in mind, Living Water System, Inc. (LWSI), as a corporation is now on its 13th year and from a sole proprietorship business—it has grown by leaps and bounds with a strong 4, 876 units and franchisees nationwide; and in connection with the celebration—it also launched its new endorser—the Filipino film and television actor, musician, model, and producer—Mr. Piolo Pascual.
The anniversary celebration along with the signing of contract with Mr. Pascual and his public appearance was held on Wednesday, November 8 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
Pascual as the newest brand ambassador is but fitting to reflect the tagline ‘Brighter, Better and Bolder’. As an artist, Pascual also tried venturing into a lot of things that challenged him to be a better version of himself. In fact, the actor is convinced with the way how LWSI had grown and conducted its business through the years. He is even thinking of reviving the water refilling stations that his family used to have back then.
As a company, LWSI has introduced so many ‘firsts’ such as Alkaline Water, Oxygenated Water and Hydrogen Rich Drinking Water. Being engage in the water business—they are not just giving people clean and safe drinking water, but also the choice to what they want to prefer to buy. Also, it opens the doors for Filipinos to be empowered through entrepreneurship. The company has successfully designed a good program for franchising.