MANILA, MAY 18, 2012 (PHILSTAR) (Angeline Quinto and Coco Martin in Star Cinema’s Born to Love You — Photo by MARICE ISIDRO)

MANILA, Philippines - Star Cinema, the country’s only Home of Wholesome Entertainment, has given birth to today’s most popular and most bankable love teams. The Honor Roll is growing longer and longer: Piolo Pascual and Judy Ann Santos; Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo (now her husband and leading man in Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo); Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa; Aga Muhlach with, among others, Kristine Hermosa, Claudine Barretto, Angelica Panganiban and Angel Locsin; John Lloyd Cruz with, among others, Bea Alonzo, Toni Gonzaga and Sarah Geronimo; Sarah Geronimo and, among others, Rayver Cruz and Gerald Anderson; Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban in its latest offering, Every Breath You Take (still showing nationwide) and many others.

In its forthcoming offering, Born To Love You, Star Cinema is introducing yet another love team — Coco Martin and Angelina Quinto — in a love story calculated to pinch the heart of movie fans (kukurot sa puso ng mga manonood).

“It’s part of the company’s evolution,” said Star Cinema supervising producer Malou Santos. “We see to it that we meet the public’s expectations by introducing something new while giving them the same of what they have seen and crave for more of it.”

Directed by Jerome Chavez Pobocan from a story and screenplay by Rondel Lindayag, Born To Love You is a movie made for Coco and Angeline, with characters created for them to a T.

Coco plays a photographer who considers every click of his camera as a way to make his future clear. Angeline plays a tourist guide whose encounter with every tourist is her way of getting closer to finding the father she has never seen and is said to be somewhere in Korea. What happens when these two souls who have the same situation in life but pursuing opposite directions meet and fall in love?

Because he’s the more experienced in the industry, having successfully graduated from indie to mainstream and winning awards along the way, Coco inevitably acts not only as leading man but also as mentor to Angeline.

“I’m thankful that Coco is my leading man in my movie break,” said Angeline whose ticket to stardom was her finishing a champion of the ABS-CBN talent search Star Power.

Touted to be following in the footsteps of Sarah Geronimo (herself a talent-search winner recruited for the movies), Angeline said that she’s happy to have chosen the right role model.

Rodel Luis Nacianceno (born on November 1, 1981), better known by his stage name, Coco Martin, is a critically acclaimed Gawad Urian Award-winning Filipino actor.

He became famous for starring in many independent films, and was dubbed the Prince of Philippine Independent Films.

He is also known for his portrayal of Ramon Lecumberri in the critically acclaimed television series, Tayong Dalawa.


Angeline Quinto (born November 26, 1989) is a Filipino singer and actress, dubbed as the Pop Superstar and Queen of Theme Song was the first grand winner of Star Power: Search For The Next Female Pop Superstar in 2011.

Angeline Quinto was born in Sampaloc, Manila. Her biological mother tried to abort Angeline but her grandmother stopped it, and Angeline was raised by her grandmother.

She participated in several singing competitions in her town, but lost most of them. Despite her failures, her distance from her mother and abandonment by her father for another family, she still pursued her dreams and continued to compete in singing competitions. She would even sneak out of the house to join competitions. Then came a night of a very special night where she won 3 different competitions in just one night. Her grand mother was so proud when she won Php7,000 (US$165) and she even cooked a delicious dinner for her grandmother.

Angeline Quinto has cited various artists as influences to her musical style. She grew up listening to songs of Regine Velasquez and says she is the main reason she does music.[3][4] Quinto credits Velasquez's singing and her song "What Kind Of Fool Am I" as influencing her to begin practicing vocal "runs" as a child, as well as helping her pursue a career as a musician. Quinto also cites influences from American artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Beyonce Knowles.

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