MARIAN RIVERA REACHES OUT FOR BANTATYAN ISLAND 

In the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), some individuals, including Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, have been hard at work to put smiles back on their countrymen’s faces Bantayan Island is considered as Northern Cebu’s heart and soul. Located in the Visayan Sea, it is regarded as one of the province’s economic lifelines, serving as a fishing ground from where boatloads of fish are transported and distributed daily to the other parts of the country. But for more than three months after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made landfall in the country in November last year, bringing heavy rains and winds that caused landslides, uprooting trees and forcing thousands of residents in the affected areas to evacuate and look for safer grounds, Bantayan Island, like most areas, came close to a standstill.

Greatly affected was the livelihood of the local fisher folk of the island whose major tool or means of living was terribly devastated by the typhoon. Seeing and hearing these painful reports all over the news, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera wanted nothing more than to see life in Bantayan Island return back to normal. That’s why on Jan. 18 this year, despite being busy then with the primetime series Carmela, the actress, together with GMA Regional TV, and in partnership with the Back-to-Sea Project of the Bantayan Island Association of Hotels, Resorts, Bars and Restaurants, Inc., launched the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka Project. With Marian as Media Campaign Ambassadress, the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka helps in the holistic and transformative rehabilitation of the local communities in Bantayan Island by rebuilding the fisher folk’s major tool of livelihood — their bangkas.

Through the help of various sponsors and donors on Feb. 18, exactly a month after its launch, a total of 100 boats were successfully turned over as part of the campaign’s initial wave. To date, the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka was able to rebuild 122 boats, provide 28 boat engines and 112 fishing implements for the fisher folk communities in the island. *READ MORE...

ALSO: Kris Aquino: At present, a lasting relationship is not possible  

Kris Aquino Photo from Kris Aquino's Instagram account. MANILA, Philippines – “I realize with my job, my schedule, and my responsibilities at present, a lasting, loving relationship is not possible.” Thus Kris Aquino said in an Instagram post on Thursday, as she denies a recent report claiming she currently has a new “ardent suitor.” In the column that appeared in The Philippine Star on Thursday, entertainment editor Ricky Lo wrote that Kris is “feeling magnanimous these days” because of an “ardent suitor who is the 'ex' of a popular TV host.” Lo added: “If ever Kris and the man (from an influential clan) do click, she will be (hopefully!) wearing an “L” pendant (goodbye, letter “B”!). The man can make Kris happy in many ways, including giving her the “moon” if she asks for it. There’s the clue.”

On her Instagram post, Kris admits that while she went on “casual dinner dates” with two people since her relationship with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista ended, she denied dating the man mentioned in Lo's article. (Philstar.com is an online portal of the STAR group of publications). “The man in the articles has been thoughtful, to the point that my home could be a flower shop already, but I politely told him that even if I'm single, I am not interested & he should please stop sending flowers. I have never seen him face to face, we have never even spoken on the phone, hanggang text lang,” she said. Kris added: “Mali ako to have posted the flowers because it may have sent the wrong signal, wrong move on my part.”

She admitted praying “not to grow old alone” and “to have a partner who will marry me in Church & who will be someone who is comfortable w/ my past, accepts my 2 sons, and who will want to build a good future together.”  However, she is aware that with current responsibilities, “a lasting, loving relationship is not possible.”  “Kaya bakit ko ipipilit ang alam kong hindi pa pwede? Madalas yung bashers sinasabihan akong malandi ako, sabik sa lalaki at hindi na natuto... Well this time, MALING MALI kayo,” she said. “I won't tell you I'm perfectly happy because that would be a lie,” Kris added. “But I am CONTENT, and I have surrendered my heart to God. He knows when the time will be right for love & in God's perfect time He will bless me w/ the man who will be both my partner & my best friend...” *READ MORE...

ALSO: Washington Post raves about Noli Me Tangere: The Opera  

PHOTO: The cast of Noli Me Tangere: The Opera. After its successful run in New York several months ago, Noli Me Tangere: The Opera got a rave review by the Washington Post after it was staged last month at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. As you must have known by now, JS Productions, Inc., in cooperation with Resorts World Manila, is bringing the opera (composed by National Artist Felipe de Leon, with a libretto by Guillermo Tolentino) on Sept. 12 to 28 at the RWM’s Newport Performing Arts Theater, with an invitational sneak peek slated for tomorrow, Aug. 29.

Spearheaded by Fil-Am philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis and supported by Jerry Sibal (executive producer), Edwin Josue (assistant executive producer), and Mark and Christine Manalang (of Ultimate Shows, Inc.), the Manila production of Noli Me Tangere: The Opera will be headlined by world-class talents, namely: Sal Malaki as Crisostomo Ibarra, Rachelle Gerodias as Maria Clara and Andrew Fernando as Padre Damaso, with Robert Perlas Gomez as Elias and Antoni Mendezona as Sisa. Direction is by Freddie Santos. Here’s the glowing review in Washington Post written by Grace Jean: * READ MORE...

ALSO: Karylle supports beleaguered Billy  

PHOTO: KARYLLE simply refuses to believe that “It’s Showtime” is jinxed. “We all go through ups and downs,” said Karylle of “It’s Showtime” cohost Billy Crawford. The singer-actress had yet to talk to Billy; nonetheless, she expressed full support for her beleaguered colleague. “[Members of the ‘Showtime’ team are] always there for each other,” Karylle said. Controversies ---Prior to Billy’s infamous detention for malicious mischief, other hosts of the noontime show have figured in individual controversies—Anne Curtis’ drunken night-out and verbal spat with Sam Concepcion, Vice-Ganda’s run-in with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, and Vhong Navarro’s much-publicized mauling (in the hands of Cedric Lee and company).

Not a few show biz observers labeled the series of unfortunate events as the “‘It’s Showtime’ curse.” Karylle said, “I choose not to believe that; I don’t want to be part of anything that brings harm to anyone.” Seemingly because she tied the knot in March with Spongecola frontman Yael Yuzon, she is often asked if her mom, Zsa Zsa Padilla, is inclined to follow suit and marry architect-boyfriend Conrad Onglao. Karylle usually just replies, “Let’s wait. I’m very happy for my mom; she’s blooming.”

She approves of Conrad for her mom and enjoys going out with the couple once in a while, Karylle said. “I love hanging out with them. I even tag along on some of their dates.” *READ MORE...


ALSO: Dingdong and family in traditional ‘pamamanhikan’  

PHOTO: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera with their family (Photo from his Instagram account) Dingdong Dantes has formally asked Marian Rivera’s family for her hand in marriage via the traditional Filipino custom of “pamamanhikan.”  On Thursday, the actor shared on Instagram a photo of him and Marian together with their respective families taken during the ceremonies held in her house in Bacoor, Cavite.

Part of the caption read, “We exchanged our family’s best kept dishes. (We had my) mom’s famous Korean beef, Lola Inkang’s menudo, and ‘soon to be’ Mama Amy’s healthy lumpia.”  He added, “more to the trade of meals…a promise was served between two families who support and understand each other, under the spirit of this coming marriage.”  Early on, Marian, posted, “’Pamamanhikan’ – Ito ang isa sa pinakamahalagang ginagawa ng iyong magiging asawa na kasama ang kanyang pamilya upang hingin ang iyong kamay mula sa iyong mga magulang! Yaaay kinikilig ako mamaya na ito…” * READ MORE...

(ALSO) Carmina Villarroel: Tax case shocking 

PHOTO: CARMINA (left) and Zoren (right) explained everything to their kids Maverick and Cassandra. CEBU DAILY NEWS. Actress-TV host Carmina Villarroel is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct a more extensive information campaign about everything there is to know about taxes. The BIR filed a P4.45-million tax-evasion case against her husband, actor Zoren Legaspi, in June. “We were shocked. We didn’t expect that, since Zoren and I have always been diligent taxpayers,” Carmina told the Inquirer during the launch of her latest endorsement, Smart Communications’ Sulit IDD Card.
All’s well She said that she hopes the bureau will conduct lectures and seminars to help people handle their finances more efficiently.

“I bet very few people understand this. We need someone to spell things out.” She added, “Many of us don’t know how much is being deducted from our paychecks for taxes every month. We work very hard. We should know where every peso goes.” Carmina said all is well now between her family and BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. “She’s just doing her job. I love her! She has my respect, understanding and patience. I learned a lot from the whole experience. Zoren and I discovered that someone else is using his TIN (tax identification number). We’re fixing everything,” she said.* READ MORE...


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Marian Rivera reaches out


Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera wanted nothing more than to see life in Bantayan Island return back to normal.

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
(PHILSTAR) 
KAPUSO DAY By Butch S. Raquel  September 19, 2014 - In the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), some individuals, including Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, have been hard at work to put smiles back on their countrymen’s faces Bantayan Island is considered as Northern Cebu’s heart and soul. Located in the Visayan Sea, it is regarded as one of the province’s economic lifelines, serving as a fishing ground from where boatloads of fish are transported and distributed daily to the other parts of the country.

But for more than three months after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made landfall in the country in November last year, bringing heavy rains and winds that caused landslides, uprooting trees and forcing thousands of residents in the affected areas to evacuate and look for safer grounds, Bantayan Island, like most areas, came close to a standstill.

Greatly affected was the livelihood of the local fisher folk of the island whose major tool or means of living was terribly devastated by the typhoon.

Seeing and hearing these painful reports all over the news, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera wanted nothing more than to see life in Bantayan Island return back to normal. That’s why on Jan. 18 this year, despite being busy then with the primetime series Carmela, the actress, together with GMA Regional TV, and in partnership with the Back-to-Sea Project of the Bantayan Island Association of Hotels, Resorts, Bars and Restaurants, Inc., launched the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka Project.

With Marian as Media Campaign Ambassadress, the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka helps in the holistic and transformative rehabilitation of the local communities in Bantayan Island by rebuilding the fisher folk’s major tool of livelihood — their bangkas.

Through the help of various sponsors and donors on Feb. 18, exactly a month after its launch, a total of 100 boats were successfully turned over as part of the campaign’s initial wave. To date, the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka was able to rebuild 122 boats, provide 28 boat engines and 112 fishing implements for the fisher folk communities in the island.

* In addition, with the help of generous donors and the Network’s local partners in Bantayan, a total of 262 families have been given aid by the said project.

Speaking before the beneficiaries of the Adopt-a-Bangka Project during one of her visits in Bantayan, Marian said, “Gusto po naming i-extend sa inyo ang tulong. Kahit nasa Manila po kami ay dumarayo po kami rito dahil naniniwala po ako na sa nangyari pong bagyo, alam namin na marami kayong pinagdadaanan pero kayo rin po ang nagbibigay sa amin ng lakas. Sa kabila nang lahat ng nangyari sa inyo ay nakukuha niyo pang mag-smile at magdiwang, ‘yun talaga ang spirit ng mga Pinoy kaya nandirito kami upang buhaying muli ang pangarap ninyo.”

To further help raise funds for the beneficiaries of the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka Project, Marian, GMA Regional TV and its GMA TV Central and Eastern Visayas (Cebu) Station, presented last August the Marian Rivera Collections Exhibit wherein 30 of the most memorable dresses and head-turning fineries of the iconic star were sold via an online auction.

Marian’s different outfits were on display at The North Wing of SM City Cebu from Aug. 11 to 17, while the auction ran for 20 days from the exhibit’s launching date until Aug. 31. Since the launch, the team behind the Marian Rivera Collections Exhibit received countless calls from interested bidders here and abroad, with majority of them coming from Cebu.

Among Marian’s unique outfits were the vibrant and stunning red costume she donned in this year’s FHM’s 100 Sexiest Victory Party, a gown by Jun Escario that she wore during the Comedy King Tribute Gala in 2012, a casual-chic dress she used during the casting audition for the remake-adaptation of the Mexican telenovela Marimar, plus several other outfits from milestone events and celebrations.

GMA Regional TV’s AVP and head for Integrated Marketing Services Division Oliver Amoroso shared, “When we were in Bantayan Island last year, we saw the devastation brought by the typhoon, doon namin nakita na hindi dapat nag-e-end ang pagtulong sa Northern Cebu through simple relief operations but instead, we need to go to another level which is to help them bring back their livelihood. And nothing is more inspiring than to see our stars, like Marian, paying it forward to the Cebuanos.”

As the list of kind-hearted individuals, groups and organizations, both local and international, that provide generous financial assistance continues to expand, the Adopt-a-Bangka team was already able to raise a significant amount of donation for the benefit of the Cebuanos in Bantayan.

“Hindi lang po sa pamimigay ng bangka natatapos ang kawanggawa natin. Patuloy po nating ginagabayan ang mga mangingisda at pinagtitibay rin po natin ang kaalaman at sistema ng mga komunidad dito. We wish to empower our communities so that they will be able to chart their own course towards a better life and in managing their community’s resources,” said Allan Monreal, president of Bantayan Island Association of Hotels, Resorts, Bars and Restaurants, Inc., key partner of the Kapuso Adopt-A-Bangka Project.

For more information on the ongoing second wave activities of the Kapuso Adopt-a-Bangka Project, the website kapusoadoptabangkaproject.blogspot.com may be visited.

Meanwhile, this year has also seen Marian traveling and headlining numerous fans’ days via GMA Regional TV’s year-round events, two of the most recent were her trips to the Queen City of the South (Cebu) and City of Smiles (Bacolod) that both happened in August.

In events like these, the newly-engaged actress simply delights her supporters with exciting games and thrilling performances as a treat for their unwavering support. In 2014, she has already visited a total of eight cities and two towns: Naga City, Baguio City, Dagupan City, Cebu City and Consolacion, Roxas City, Bacolod City, Davao City, General Santos City and Daraga in Albay.

In addition, more will be seen of Marian, who’s no longer just the Kapuso Primetime Queen, but also the Network’s Dance Diva, via the second season of the Saturday primetime musical Marian, which will kick off tomorrow, Sept. 20.

Kris Aquino: At present, a lasting relationship is not possible By Chuck Smith (philstar.com) | Updated September 18, 2014 - 5:05pm 10 700 googleplus0 0


Kris Aquino Photo from Kris Aquino's Instagram account

MANILA, Philippines – “I realize with my job, my schedule, and my responsibilities at present, a lasting, loving relationship is not possible.”

Thus Kris Aquino said in an Instagram post on Thursday, as she denies a recent report claiming she currently has a new “ardent suitor.”

In the column that appeared in The Philippine Star on Thursday, entertainment editor Ricky Lo wrote that Kris is “feeling magnanimous these days” because of an “ardent suitor who is the 'ex' of a popular TV host.”

Lo added: “If ever Kris and the man (from an influential clan) do click, she will be (hopefully!) wearing an “L” pendant (goodbye, letter “B”!). The man can make Kris happy in many ways, including giving her the “moon” if she asks for it. There’s the clue.”

On her Instagram post, Kris admits that while she went on “casual dinner dates” with two people since her relationship with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista ended, she denied dating the man mentioned in Lo's article.

Philstar.com is an online portal of the STAR group of publications

“The man in the articles has been thoughtful, to the point that my home could be a flower shop already, but I politely told him that even if I'm single, I am not interested & he should please stop sending flowers. I have never seen him face to face, we have never even spoken on the phone, hanggang text lang,” she said.

Kris added: “Mali ako to have posted the flowers because it may have sent the wrong signal, wrong move on my part.”

She admitted praying “not to grow old alone” and “to have a partner who will marry me in Church & who will be someone who is comfortable w/ my past, accepts my 2 sons, and who will want to build a good future together.”

However, she is aware that with current responsibilities, “a lasting, loving relationship is not possible.”

“Kaya bakit ko ipipilit ang alam kong hindi pa pwede? Madalas yung bashers sinasabihan akong malandi ako, sabik sa lalaki at hindi na natuto... Well this time, MALING MALI kayo,” she said.

“I won't tell you I'm perfectly happy because that would be a lie,” Kris added. “But I am CONTENT, and I have surrendered my heart to God. He knows when the time will be right for love & in God's perfect time He will bless me w/ the man who will be both my partner & my best friend...”

* She also said: “My Mom used to always remind me that it's impossible to have it all, that I should prioritize & be grateful for what I do have. Bongga ang career, happy & alagang alaga ang mga anak ko, close & loving kami ng mga kapatid ko. For now okay na yun.”

“Further truth, I lied when I said sa Buzz before the ice bucket challenge that I've moved on, I haven't. May bubog pa sa puso... So I'll repeat, all in God's time,” Kris said.

Kris admitted dating Bautista last April, but later revealed their relationship did not progress.

Washington Post raves about Noli Me Tangere: The Opera FUNFARE By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 28, 2014 - 12:00am 5 104 googleplus0 1


The cast of Noli Me Tangere: The Opera.

After its successful run in New York several months ago, Noli Me Tangere: The Opera got a rave review by the Washington Post after it was staged last month at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

As you must have known by now, JS Productions, Inc., in cooperation with Resorts World Manila, is bringing the opera (composed by National Artist Felipe de Leon, with a libretto by Guillermo Tolentino) on Sept. 12 to 28 at the RWM’s Newport Performing Arts Theater, with an invitational sneak peek slated for tomorrow, Aug. 29.

Spearheaded by Fil-Am philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis and supported by Jerry Sibal (executive producer), Edwin Josue (assistant executive producer), and Mark and Christine Manalang (of Ultimate Shows, Inc.), the Manila production of Noli Me Tangere: The Opera will be headlined by world-class talents, namely: Sal Malaki as Crisostomo Ibarra, Rachelle Gerodias as Maria Clara and Andrew Fernando as Padre Damaso, with Robert Perlas Gomez as Elias and Antoni Mendezona as Sisa. Direction is by Freddie Santos.

Here’s the glowing review in Washington Post written by Grace Jean:

* A Filipino opera billed as the first such work composed in Western style received its Washington premiere Friday evening at the Kennedy Center with a cast that performed proudly and conveyed a love for libretto and music.

Composed in 1953 by Felipe P. De Leon, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) is based on Jose Rizal’s 19th-century novel of the same name. Written in three acts, the libretto — sung in the Filipino language Tagalog — tells the story of two star-crossed lovers during the sociopolitical unrest of colonial Philippines.

Directed by Anna Etsuko Tsuri and presented by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists, the production of Noli unfolded as an elegant affair in the Eisenhower Theater. Despite several awkward scenery-change pauses, the opera overall flowed with passages reminiscent of Mozart, Rossini, Puccini and Wagner under conductor Benjamin Dia’s baton.

Playing the hero Crisostomo Ibarra, Sal Malaki and his golden tenor anchored the opera, and his expressive singing sent it soaring. As his faithful betrothed, Maria Clara, soprano Brittany Palmer performed with vocal subtlety and fragile stage presence befitting a tragic heroine.

Baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez’s Elias embodied bravery and righteousness, while Antoni Mendezona turned in a captivating performance as Sisa, the mother of two boys, Basilio (sung by the talented Elijah Sirilan) and Crispin (Zion Sirilan), who disappear, prompting her derangement. Mendezona’s coloratura dazzled and pulled heartstrings during her lament in the woods.

Rounding out the fine cast, baritone John-Andrew Fernandez was convincing as the spiteful Padre Damaso, while soprano Katrina Saporsantos sang beautifully as Tiya Isabel.

(Tickets are available at www.ticketworld.com.ph. Or call Mark Manalang at 0917-8253480 or Dennis Villaluz at 788-9108/0917-8571553.)

Kuya Germs proud of apo

German ‘Kuya Germs’ Moreno is mighty proud of his apo, Luis Gabriel Moreno, who won the country’s first gold medal in the archery mixed team competition (with China’s Li Jiaman as partner) at the second Youth Olympic Games in Shanghai.

Also the flag bearer of the small Philippine contingent, Gabriel, 15 (a high school student at La Salle Greenhills), is the son of Kuya Germs’ son Federico (president of the Philippine National Archery Association) and his wife Shiela Magdayao (older sister of Vina Morales and Shaina Magdayao).

FROM THE INQUIRER

Karylle supports beleaguered Billy  By Allan Policarpio | Philippine Daily  InquirerSeptember 19, 2014 | 12:04 am


KARYLLE simply refuses to believe that “It’s Showtime” is jinxed.

KARYLLE simply refuses to believe that “It’s Showtime” is jinxed.

“We all go through ups and downs,” said Karylle of “It’s Showtime” cohost Billy Crawford. The singer-actress had yet to talk to Billy; nonetheless, she expressed full support for her beleaguered colleague.

“[Members of the ‘Showtime’ team are] always there for each other,” Karylle said.

Controversies

Prior to Billy’s infamous detention for malicious mischief, other hosts of the noontime show have figured in individual controversies—Anne Curtis’ drunken night-out and verbal spat with Sam Concepcion, Vice-Ganda’s run-in with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, and Vhong Navarro’s much-publicized mauling (in the hands of Cedric Lee and company).

Not a few show biz observers labeled the series of unfortunate events as the “‘It’s Showtime’ curse.”

Karylle said, “I choose not to believe that; I don’t want to be part of anything that brings harm to anyone.”

Seemingly because she tied the knot in March with Spongecola frontman Yael Yuzon, she is often asked if her mom, Zsa Zsa Padilla, is inclined to follow suit and marry architect-boyfriend Conrad Onglao. Karylle usually just replies, “Let’s wait. I’m very happy for my mom; she’s blooming.”

She approves of Conrad for her mom and enjoys going out with the couple once in a while, Karylle said. “I love hanging out with them. I even tag along on some of their dates.”

* No baby plans

Having a baby isn’t among her immediate plans.

She revealed, “Some people tell me to wait for about a year and enjoy the marriage first. Others say I should just let things happen and not fight it because I may have difficulties conceiving when I finally want it.”

Almost six months after her wedding, Karylle said married life has been great so far, and that she’s still on a high.

“We still talk about the wedding and watch the video from time to time,” she said during her recent launch as endorser of Status Hair Salon.

Working in the same field as Yael, Karylle said, encourages her to improve herself as an artist. “He never stops writing songs, and that makes me want to do the same. It challenges me and inspires me at the same time.”

She is about to start work on a new album.

FROM THE MANILA BULLETIN

Dingdong and family in traditional ‘pamamanhikan’ by Mikee Delizo September 18, 2014 (updated) Share this:


Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera with their family (Photo from his Instagram account)

Dingdong Dantes has formally asked Marian Rivera’s family for her hand in marriage via the traditional Filipino custom of “pamamanhikan.”

On Thursday, the actor shared on Instagram a photo of him and Marian together with their respective families taken during the ceremonies held in her house in Bacoor, Cavite.

Part of the caption read, “We exchanged our family’s best kept dishes. (We had my) mom’s famous Korean beef, Lola Inkang’s menudo, and ‘soon to be’ Mama Amy’s healthy lumpia.”

He added, “more to the trade of meals…a promise was served between two families who support and understand each other, under the spirit of this coming marriage.”

Early on, Marian, posted, “’Pamamanhikan’ – Ito ang isa sa pinakamahalagang ginagawa ng iyong magiging asawa na kasama ang kanyang pamilya upang hingin ang iyong kamay mula sa iyong mga magulang! Yaaay kinikilig ako mamaya na ito…”

* Dingdong was grateful to his kin for taking part in the tradition.

“Nothing beats tradition. Philippine tradition,” he stated. “Ultimately, thank you to Lola Inkang, tito Leo, and tita ‘Mama’ Amy for once again instilling the blessing. Now, we are all looking forward to the sweet dessert that a married life has to offer. Cheers!”

Dingdong and Marian will wed on Dec. 30. At the moment, they’re busy attending to various details relating to the nuptials, including the selection of principal sponsors. While admitting to “glitches” along the way, they find the process “exciting.”

“Kahit lahat ng gusto mo mangyari, may mga glitches, pero ‘yung paga-adjust mo along the way, ‘yun ‘yung mahalaga saka siyempre exciting ‘yung lahat ng proseso. And ang mahalaga du’n, dalawa kaming magkasama sa pagdedesisyon, sa paggawa ng mga bagay-bagay,” Dingdong told “Unang Hirit.”

FROM THE INQUIRER

Carmina Villarroel: Tax case shocking By Marinel R. Cruz | Philippine Daily InquirerSeptember 22, 2014 | 12:10 am


CARMINA (left) and Zoren (right) explained everything to their kids Maverick and Cassandra. CEBU DAILY NEWS

Actress-TV host Carmina Villarroel is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct a more extensive information campaign about everything there is to know about taxes.

The BIR filed a P4.45-million tax-evasion case against her husband, actor Zoren Legaspi, in June. “We were shocked. We didn’t expect that, since Zoren and I have always been diligent taxpayers,” Carmina told the Inquirer during the launch of her latest endorsement, Smart Communications’ Sulit IDD Card.

All’s well

She said that she hopes the bureau will conduct lectures and seminars to help people handle their finances more efficiently.

“I bet very few people understand this. We need someone to spell things out.” She added, “Many of us don’t know how much is being deducted from our paychecks for taxes every month. We work very hard. We should know where every peso goes.”

Carmina said all is well now between her family and BIR Commissioner Kim Henares.

“She’s just doing her job. I love her! She has my respect, understanding and patience. I learned a lot from the whole experience. Zoren and I discovered that someone else is using his TIN (tax identification number). We’re fixing everything,” she said.

* Carmina said the BIR case has affected their kids. “We had to assure them that their parents didn’t do anything wrong. We explained what happened.” Twins Maverick Peter and María Cassandra are 12 years old.

Both love sports, the proud mom said—Maverick is into basketball; Cassandra, volleyball. “They’re not so much into the arts, although Cassy writes poems.”

About time

Asked for her comment on the rumored reunion of the cast of the 1990s top-rating sitcom “Palibhasa Lalake,” Carmina exclaimed, “It’s about time! It’s been two decades since I last played Cathy. I feel so old! If I get to play her again, I think she will have become more mature, but still childlike. She’ll forever be the baby of the family.”

Her fondest memories of the show are moments off-cam, said Carmina. “We became sort of a family. The sala set was our favorite place. We rested there, slept there, and talked about our problems there,” she recalled. “It was also where we got to spend time with Tito Douglas (Quijano, Carmina’s late talent manager). I miss all those times.”


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