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.
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.
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.
Dubbed as ABS-CBN Channel 2’s first ‘teleserye’ that changed the viewing habits of Philippine televiewers—Olive M. Lamasan’s ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ will return on air for a remake starting tonight, May 25, replacing the timeslot of ‘Forevermore’. The 2000-2002 series back then had Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales in the lead roles.
Its remake will feature the hottest teen tandem in both Philippine television and silver screen—Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla as Yna Macaspac and Angelo Buenavista, respectively. The two warring women which were popularized by Eula Valdez and Jean Garcia as Amor de Jesus-Powers and Madame Claudia Zalameda-Buenavista will be assumed by both Jodi Sta. Maria and Angelica Panganiban. Meanwhile, the former character of Tonton Gutierrez will be taken by Ian Veneracion as Gove. Eduardo Buenavista. Though a Filipino type of soap opera, the Shakespearean plot of Romeo and Juliet love story holds dear and captures the hearts of the drama-driven televiewers. The series promises intense and heart-tugging scenes involving the characters. ‘Pangako sa ‘Yo’ is developed by Malou N. Santos, Des M. de Guzman, and Henry King Quitain; written by Generiza Reyes, Ceres Helga Barrios, and Adam Cornelius Asin. Olivia M. Lamasan, Rory B. Quintos, and Dado C. Lumibao will be alternating as directors. Its first version gained high popularity in more than 20 countries, including China, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. Cambodian Television Network (CTN) even bought its format from ABS-CBN in 2012 and created a localized version of the said series. Watch the trailer here:
After watching the latest romantic comedy film of Skylight Films and Star Cinema, there are two things I have to confess and there are three things I’ve realized that people must need to know why I made such a claim on this Kathryn Bernardo-Daniel Padilla starrer via the title I gave for this particularly post.
Let me begin with the two things I have to confess.
I’m a Sucker of Romantic Flicks.
I started liking such films when I fell in love with Hollywood-produced movies like ‘You’ve Got Mail’ (1998), ‘The Wedding Singer’ (1998), ‘Never Been Kissed’ (1999), ‘Someone Like You’ (2001), ‘The Wedding Planner’ (2001), ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ (2003), and so on.
This is perhaps why I love this Bianca Bernardino novel turned into a film directed by blockbuster director – Cathy Garcia Molina.
‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ has all the elements of ‘kilig’ factor especially for all the KathNiel fans. If they loved their previous teleseryes and movies, with this—they’ll definitely go crazy with them even the more.
I’m No KathNiel fan.
Then what’s my point in bringing this up?
Back then, I never subscribed to the kind of cutesy acting they deliver both on TV nd on the silver screen, but after seeing this on its premiere night on Tuesday, July 15, I was saying to myself that this pair will go a long way.
They certainly earned their place to be one of Philippine Cinema’s well-loved tandems—with the likes of Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz, and more successful loveteams that Star Cinema has developed and succeeded in launching and catapulting into box-office statuses.
I agree with director Garcia-Molina when she made mention in a recently concluded bloggers’ conference that KathNiel tandem did deliver a notch-higher kind of ‘kilig’ factor in this film. I enjoyed every scene in this surefire hit as part of Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
Because of those confessions, there are three realizations that changed the way I perceive about this film adaptation on a Filipino novel of the same title, which had sold 70,000 paperback copies and an online hit of 60,000 readership on wattpad.
Even if there were adjustmets made in order to suit the taste of KathNiel followers, I would like to believe that it is faitful to its original form since Ms. Bernardino, the author stressed during the bloggers’ conference; the fimmakers retained the very essence of its story—the unfinished love story of Kenji and Athena so as the unlikely love of Kenneth and Kelay.
There maybe some scenes that were obviously incorporated just to tickel the fancies of the KathNiel fanatics, but even the non-KathNiel captive audience wo’t mind at all.
Like what I’ve said earlier, I never subscribed to the KathNiel tandem, which makes me a no-fan of Daniel Padilla either. But after moving me to shed tears—I should say this Padilla lad has great potentials of achieving or earning awards.
Daniel Padilla deserves a nomination [at least] for his effortless but sensitive portrayal of both the young Kenji and Kenneth, respectively.
The scenes where he ran after Kathryn as Athena Dizon was heart-wrenching. The lines uttered while clutching the woman he learned to love.
Lastly, a movie such—would never be this ‘appealing’ and won’t have the capabilities of earning good reviews and raking box-office results if the makers didn’t exactly know the formula of any commercial value of a film.
Apart from having the KathNiel team-up, Star Cinema has never been defeated in providing uniquely-crafted stories that may well-fit to its stable of stars. It was also successful in bringing back onscreen one of the country’s highy successful pairs—Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta for special participation.
‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ centers on the premise that TIME has its PERFECT MEANS of FINDING TRUE LOVE.
The fim also starsKhalil Ramos, Sofia Andres, Pamu Pamorada, Marco Gumabao, John Uy, Alex Diaz, Igi Boy Flores, and Yana Asistio.
Currently showing in 155 theaters nationwide since it opened on Wednesday, July 16. To know more about the show, click here!