MANILA, APRIL 24, 2012 (MALAYA) BY ETHEL RAMOS - (What’s nice about this set-up is that Sarah’s mom, Divine, seems to approve of it.’)

SARAH Geronimo may be working on a new movie with John Lloyd Cruz right now, their third team up. However, Gerald Anderson doesn’t consider this as an excuse to miss Sarah.

Now wonder he is seen on the set of the movie, sometimes just content waiting for Sarah, usually in the production’s waiting area, while she is at work.

And how does Sarah feel about it?

“Well, natural lang na well-appreciated niya ang effort na ginagawa ni Gerald just to see her. Kaya naman everytime wala siya sa harap ng camera, nasa tabi siya ni Gerald to entertain him.

“What’s nice about this set-up is that Sarah’s mom, Divine, seems to approve of it. In fact, once in a while, she joins Sarah and Gerald casually,” our source further stated.


Now that he is currently promoting “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady,” John “Sweet” Lapus said he realized that he need not be a woman to realize his wish to play a female in a movie.

“Dito kasi sa ‘Moron 5,’ where I play the crying lady, babae ang dating ko all throughout,” he revealed. “There’s not a scene na iisipin mong lalaki ako. Or a bakla.

“Kung sabagay, all throughout the movie, nakadamit at nakaayos babae ako.

“Kilos babae din ako.”

Asked who his peg in the movie is, John refused to answer. “Basta mayroon,” he muttered.

Co-starring with John in “Moron 5” are Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford, Marvin Agustin, Martin Escudero and DJ Durano. Direction is by Wenn Deramas.


Meet the group who positively feels that the Philippines, to quote them, “is rife with creative energy buzzing from all over the country.”

Thus, their decision to put up the Dream Arts Production and Eleda, as they hope to discover these emerging creative talents and give them the chance to enhance and showcase their artistic skills.

The group plans to produce the country’s first-ever Sine Pinoy National Summer Workshop and the Sine Pinoy Festival: Selebrasyon ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

With the Workshop, they aim to bring the arts closer to Filipinos of all ages by allowing them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fields of the performing arts, such as acting singing and dancing. Likewise, they want to venture into film and TV production.

The workshop will be launched simultaneously in 12 key cities around the Philippines: Manila, Legaspi, Baguio, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Tagbilaran, Tacloban, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos.

With this workshop they expect to recognize and showcase the creative and budding talents all over the country, particularly from the grassroots level.

Workshoppers from the participating key cities will be given the chance to receive tutelage from professional artists.

Highly-acclaimed and experienced facilitators will take care of the acting workshop. Well-known and distinguished choreographers and musicians will make themselves available for the dancing and singing workshops. And for the film and TV production workshops, world-class directors, writers and award-winning cinematographers will be assigned.

Workshoppers will also experience photo shoots with professional photographers. They will, likewise, be made experience video-tape recording (VTR).

In the Sine Pinoy Festival, which will be held in September 2012, award-winning film directors and scriptwriters will be invited to help the workshoppers conceptualize full-length films, based on screenplays written by winners of the Sine Pinoy Screenplay Writing Competition.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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