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GUSTO MO NG GULO? KRIS GOES ON INSTAG TIRADE VS BASHER


"You don't know us personally, you don’t know how much I needed to make pakiusap kay Bimb na mag merienda sila. And since MAKULIT ka & gusto mo nang GULO, may nasabi si James na nasaktan ang feelings ni Bunso…
"I got home from taping & he was still crying from their phone conversation. Last PATOL ko na sa yo… March pa nangyari yun. Stop making it about my lack of effort, the fact I initiated for Bimb to see his dad even though my son still has hurt feelings means I have the ability to process emotions maturely. "And if you will continue to make pakialam sa buhay pamilya namin, please enclose address & contact details, kasi siguro sa super sawsaw mo, mag contribute ka na rin sa allowance & milk money ng Anak namin para naman you put your money where your mouth is" READ STORY FROM THE BEGINNING

ALSO: Is Kris really migrating to the US in 2016?


Bimby with his mom Kris Aquino (left) and dad James Yap. Below: Azkal James Younghusband who is being (wrongly?) linked to Kris.
Is Kris Aquino really serious about living in the US in 2016? Is there, ehem, a new “James” in her colorful, teleserye-like love life with mind-boggling twists and turns? Is she and ex-husband James Yap grappling with another issue concerning their son Bimby? Questions, questions, questions! Only the Queen of All Media can answer them — Kris Aquino, who else? What do they say again? Yes, when America sneezes, the whole world catches cold. To paraphrase: When Kris Aquino opens her mouth, all of media (print, radio and TV) is thrown into frenzy. More often than not, Kris is just thinking aloud and people promptly jump to conclusion. Yes, she did say that she’s thinking of living in (migrating to?) America in 2016, presumably once her Kuya P-Noy steps down. READ MORE...

ALSO Daddy's girl: 8 fathers and their celebrity daughters


Photo: @mymetrophoto on Instagram
Carlito Gonzaga shared an emotional moment with his superstar-daughter, Toni Gonzaga, as he finally allowed her to live independently from their family after 31 years on the night of her wedding. Toni, who got married last June 12 to film director Paul Soriano, was seen crying as she danced with her father at the star-studded reception. Her mother, Crisanta, and sister, Alex, looked on, similarly in tears, from their seats. For Toni, the dance not only marked her father fully entrusting her to Soriano, after eight years of abiding by strict rules, but also the start of her own family with the same values she always proudly declared were instilled by her parents. READ 7 MORE....

ALSO IN PHOTOS: The 38th Gawad Urian awards night


The winners of the 38th Gawad Urian.

ALSO: Lessons from 38th Gawad Urian winners


THE WINNERS of the 38th Gawad Urian Awards FILE PHOTO
Have you ever thought of what it’s like to be part of showbiz beyond the glamor of it all? The acceptance speeches of Gawad Urian Awards winners give clues on how it really is and what it takes to be successful. Natatanging Gawad Urian awardee Nora Aunor underscored that in an industry teeming with good actors even as budding ones emerge on daily basis, dedication pays off. “Isapuso niyo lang ang inyong ginagawa, isapuso ang trabaho na binigay sa inyo, at hindi po kayo magkakamali (sa pinasok niyong larangan),” she said quite teary-eyed. The icon added that a good job could make everything alright again amid rough tides an actor sometimes goes through. “’Di naman kaila sa inyo na madalas akong madapa,” Aunor said. “Pero dahil sa mga taong naniniwala (sa akin) at dahil sa mga totoong kaibigan ko, ako ay muling bumabangon. (Kailangan lang) gumawa ng isang pelikula (na maganda) para maipakita ulit kung ano yung binigay ng Diyos na talent sa’yo.” READ MORE...

ALSO: Curtain raisers; A wedding in Gutierrez family set for June 26


Elvis and bride-to-be Alexandra Uichico (leftmost) with the rest of the Gutierrezes led by Eddie Gutierrez (seated) and Annabelle Rama (third from left), also including (from left) Raymond, Ruffa, Raymond’s twin brother Richard and sweetheart Sarah Lahbati 
Curtain-raisers: = Those in the know are putting an “expiration date” on the well-publicized “hot” romance between a young couple. Wait until the girl has a collision with reality and she will wake up. Have you forgotten that the guy’s being a “parasite” was traced as the cause of his break-up of his also well-publicized romance with another actress now happily settled? = Could it be true that Paolo Bediones has been texting 2014 Miss Earth Jamie Herrell who is a younger version of Gretchen Barretto? Paolo has a weakness for beauty queens. Among his former girlfriends were a Bb. Pilipinas title-holder (dethroned) and a Bb. Pilipinas runner-up. = Has Valerie Concepcion given up on showbiz? A Funfare source said that Valerie is applying as a flight attendant of Philippine Airlines. With her infectious smile, Valerie fits right smack into the airline’s “ever-smiling image”…“Your Home in the Sky.”  = Could it be true that Balik-Kapamilya Claudine Barretto will be added in the cast of Bridges of Love, the teleserye starring Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino? She will play the role of a lawyer. Claudine should get pointers from her friend, controversial lawyer Ferdie Topacio. * * * It’s not who you think. The Gutierrez getting married is neither Ruffa (to her foreigner-boyfriend) nor Richard (to Sarah Lahbati, mother of their two-year-old son Zion). READ MORE...

ALSO MOVIE REVIEW: Too much, too soon?


GIL AND SOBERANO. Portray troubled lothario and his ugly-duckling victim, respectively, in “Just The Way You Are.”
All bets are off. The promising love team of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano hits a snag with the hasty release of Theodore Boborol’s “Just The Way You Are,” the better to strike while the tandem is sizzling hot—but, we’re not talking about the film’s supposedly impressive haul at the tills.
When you watch it, the Pinoy proverb, “Ang bungang hinog sa pilit, kung kainin ay mapait,” immediately comes to mind—and the strains are showing. It’s simply too much, too soon for the LizQuen partnership to handle. Except for Soberano’s earnest attempt to create a credible and “relatable” character, everything about her eager-to-please rom-com feels contrived—including her photogenic partnership with Gil, who does nothing but punch every crowd-pleasing button presented to him.
Cocky but troubled lothario Drake Sison (Gil) has 30 days to make ugly-duckling transfer student, Sophia Taylor (Soberano), fall in love with him—and it isn’t in his nature to back out of sure bets! What he doesn’t bank on is the lovely swan that emerges out of the fabricated romance he cleverly manipulates.READ MORE...


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'Gusto mo ng gulo?' Kris goes on tirade vs basher


ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 06/16/2015 5:14 PM | Updated as of 06/16/2015 7:14 PM MANILA - "Naka medication ako so straight truth ito."

MANILA, JUNE 22, 2015 (ABS-CBN) This was Kris Aquino's warning to a critic on Instagram who commented on the supposed lack of involvement of her ex-husband James Yap in the affairs of their son, Bimby, who was named over the weekend as the Most Popular Child Performer in the 46th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Awards.

Neither Aquino nor Yap was able to accompany Bimby to the awards ceremony.

In an Instagram post only hours before the event, Aquino shared that she was advised to have bed rest by her doctors due to allergic dermatitis. She said she was under a number of medication, which made her lethargic and dizzy.

One of the comments on Aquino's separate post showing Bimby with his trophy questioned the absence of Yap, who, the user noted, could have been there in Aquino and her colleagues' stead.

Addressing Aquino, the comment read: "Bakit hindi si James Yap ang pinasama mo? I'm sure mabilis pa sa alas kuatro! ... Kung ganyan (Yap being proud of Bimby), tatay niya dapat ngayon ang kasama niya, hindi ang honorary stepfather niya!"

Apparently exasperated, Aquino replied to the user and rebuked her for "meddling" with her family life and making it seem she lacked effort in having Yap spend time with their son.

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While Aquino did not explain why Yap was not able to go with Bimby to the awards night, she revealed that their eight-year-old was hurt by a recent misunderstanding with the PBA superstar.

Aquino's reply read, unedited: "naka medication ako so straight truth ito. I text James regarding a Father’s Day merienda for him w/ Bimb any day next week.

He said Wednesday.

"You don't know us personally, you don’t know how much I needed to make pakiusap kay Bimb na mag merienda sila. And since MAKULIT ka & gusto mo nang GULO, may nasabi si James na nasaktan ang feelings ni Bunso…

"I got home from taping & he was still crying from their phone conversation. Last PATOL ko na sa yo… March pa nangyari yun. Stop making it about my lack of effort, the fact I initiated for Bimb to see his dad even though my son still has hurt feelings means I have the ability to process emotions maturely.

"And if you will continue to make pakialam sa buhay pamilya namin, please enclose address & contact details, kasi siguro sa super sawsaw mo, mag contribute ka na rin sa allowance & milk money ng Anak namin para naman you put your money where your mouth is"

In the Tuesday episode of Aquino's eponymous reality-talk show, "Kris TV," she once again talked about her arrangement with Yap regarding Father's Day. She said Yap has requested private time with Bimby, following the child actor's high-profile projects in the past year.

"Iyon ang effect pag marami kang gamot sa system mo!" Aquino said, referring to her Instagram rant. "Parang gusto kong sabihin, 'Utang na loob ko pa ba sa inyo na ipakita ko ko 'yung text exchange namin ni James sa kung kailan namin inaayos 'yung schedule?"


PHILSTAR

Is Kris really migrating to the US in 2016? FUNFARE By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 18, 2015 - 12:00am 2 8 googleplus0 1


Bimby with his mom Kris Aquino (left) and dad James Yap. Below: Azkal James Younghusband who is being (wrongly?) linked to Kris.

Is Kris Aquino really serious about living in the US in 2016?

Is there, ehem, a new “James” in her colorful, teleserye-like love life with mind-boggling twists and turns?

Is she and ex-husband James Yap grappling with another issue concerning their son Bimby?

Questions, questions, questions! Only the Queen of All Media can answer them — Kris Aquino, who else?

What do they say again? Yes, when America sneezes, the whole world catches cold. To paraphrase: When Kris Aquino opens her mouth, all of media (print, radio and TV) is thrown into frenzy.

More often than not, Kris is just thinking aloud and people promptly jump to conclusion.

Yes, she did say that she’s thinking of living in (migrating to?) America in 2016, presumably once her Kuya P-Noy steps down.

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Oh no, did she really hint that she’s dating Azkal James Younghusband (reported to be engaged to fashion designer Sari Lazaro)?

And, not again, was she slighted when ex-husband James failed to accompany their son Bimby and hand him the Best Child Performer during the recent Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards?

Here are the answers from Kris herself in a texted reply to the Funfare inquiry:

Phil (Younghusband), the brother of James, is our friend that’s why Bimb and I watched the Azkals and Phil went with his sister Keri to watch when Bimb was Darren (Espanto’s) guest in his concert. Bimb took football lessons with Phil.

I saw James (Younghusband), Sari and Keri at the Azkals game against Bahrain. It is unfair to me and to James (Younghusband) and Sari because I don’t even communicate with James (Younghusband). I repeat, Phil ang friend namin. I’m single.

And because I am sure that you might have a follow-up question regarding the other James Y, in this case James Yap, Bimb will see him tomorrow

(That was last night. — RFL) for an early Father’s Day get-together.

Regarding 2016, I said on air on my show that I wanted Bimb to experience the happy, peaceful and quiet family life God blessed us with during our Boston years. I was nine years old then and Bimb will also be nine years old in 2016.

Even my Mom was quoted many times as saying that that time was the happiest for us. I have several fast-food franchises that can sustain us and I was thinking out loud about giving my sons and me a year of happy togetherness abroad because I want Bimb to have that experience of studying abroad, riding the school bus or the subway, but he said NO because, in his words, “You still need to work, Mom.”

Well and good. But as his “Tito,” I am advising my Dear Kris to go for it, refrain from over-working and stressing herself too much.

After all, she has all the money that can sustain her and her sons for several lifetimes.

As the poet Robert Herrick said, Then be not coy but use your time/and while ye may go marry/for having lost but once your prime/you will forever tarry…

(Note: Change highlighted “go marry” to “be jolly.”)

The Healing Priest is now a Singing Priest

Music does heal. Even Fr. Joey Faller, the Healing Priest no less, believes it.

That’s why he agreed to record an album of “healing songs,” titled Kamay ni Hesus: A Journey to Healing with Fr. Joey Faller, written by a lady cancer patient who was so grateful to Fr. Joey for healing her that she was inspired to compose the songs for the album.

The album will be launched tomorrow, June 19, as highlight of Fr. Joey’s 51st birthday celebration at hcv is Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon, which has been attracting legions of devotees from all over the country especially during the Lenten Season.

Also to be launched same day is Friends of Kamay ni Hesus, an association that will help continue the various programs of the church, including scholarship grants, feeding and distribution of food packs among the needy.

“The patient, Maria Socorro Rubrico, has been attending my Masses at Kamay ni Hesus,” related Fr. Joey. “She claimed that she was healed. Three years ago, she approached me dahil gusto daw niya mag-compose ng songs. So I gave her a copy of my autobiography. I forgot about it until she came back with eight songs, both in English and Tagalog, which are prayerful and inspirational,” among them Kamay ni Hesus, Espiritu Santo, The Hand of God, Hallelujah, Sa’yo, Walang Imposible sa Diyos and two more.

A basketball player himself, Fr. Joey also opened a basketball camp recently.

“It’s in response to clamor from young residents who wanted to channel their energy to something worthwhile, something positive,” said Fr. Joey.

Guests on opening day were Teng brothers Jeric and Jeron. Today, June 18, a local team will be pitted in an exhibition game against the PBS legends (Kenneth Duremdes, Bobby Jose, Alvin Teng, Elmer Cabahug, Elmer Reyes, Bonel Balingit, AJ Fiel and Nelson Asaytono; Jeric and Jeron are also playing).


Fr. Joey Faller (second from right) with Alvin Teng and sons Jeric and Jeron at the altar of Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon. Also in photo is coach Tony Sanco (leftmost). Above: With the cover of his album, Kamay ni Hesus: A Healing Journey with Fr. Joey Faller.


ABS-CBN

Daddy's girl: 8 fathers and their celebrity daughters ABS-CBNNEWS.COM,06/16/2015 12:38 PM Mobile users can view the desktop version of this slideshow here.


Photo: @mymetrophoto on Instagram

MANILA - Carlito Gonzaga shared an emotional moment with his superstar-daughter, Toni Gonzaga, as he finally allowed her to live independently from their family after 31 years on the night of her wedding.

Toni, who got married last June 12 to film director Paul Soriano, was seen crying as she danced with her father at the star-studded reception. Her mother, Crisanta, and sister, Alex, looked on, similarly in tears, from their seats.

For Toni, the dance not only marked her father fully entrusting her to Soriano, after eight years of abiding by strict rules, but also the start of her own family with the same values she always proudly declared were instilled by her parents.

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The actress-host is not the only female celebrity whose relationship with her father has become known to the public.

As Father's Day nears, here's a look at several other celebrity "daddies' girls":


VIDEO SCREENGRAB: Delfin Geronimo and pop superstar Sarah


FROM GABBY'S INSTAGRAM: Actor Gabby Concepcion and actress KC. Photos: @concepciongabby on Instagram


Comedian Dennis Padilla and actress Julia Barretto. Photos: @juliabarretto on Instagram


Mark Charlson and actress Angelica Panganiban. Photo: FILE/DarlaSauler.com


Francisco Gracia Alonso and actress Marian Rivera. Photos: Nice Print Photography on Facebook


Angel Colmenares and actress Angel Locsin. Photos: @ellacolmenares/@therealangelocsin on Instagram


Action star Robin Padilla and actress Kylie Padilla.


INQUIRER

IN PHOTOS: The 38th Gawad Urian awards night SHARES: 14 VIEW COMMENTS By: Arvin Mendoza @AMendozaINQ INQUIRER.net 12:41 AM June 18th, 2015


The winners of the 38th Gawad Urian.

The long take of “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What Is Before)” stretched all the way to the 38th Gawad Urian as the five-and-a-half-hour film took the awards’ top honors on Tuesday night.

In the battle of independent movies of the highest caliber, the members of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino awarded “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” the best picture, opting for an exquisite, slow cinema masterpiece with a story that emphasized on the country’s traditional rituals, relationships and values.

READ: Lav Diaz’s Marcos-era film cops Urian best picture

Although in 2002, Gawad Urian was among the firsts, if not the only local award-giving body, that gave Diaz’s work a best picture trophy. Back then, it was his six-hour opus, “Batang West Side.”

“Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” also won the best director award for Diaz, as well as screenplay and editing.

The Gawad Urian for best actor went to Allen Dizon (“Magkakabaung”) and best actress for Eula Valdez (“Dagitab”).

Proving once again that her brightness would never wane, superstar Nora Aunor brought home this year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian, the night’s top award for a film artist.

Best Picture

Barber’s Tales (APT Entertainment/Octobertrain Films)
Bwaya (Cinemalaya, FrontRow International, Eight Films, Source of Light Films) Dagitab (Ten17P)
WINNER: Mula sa Kung Ano Ang Noon (Sine Olivia Pilipinas)

Best Director

Giancarlo Abrahan, Dagitab
WINNER: Lav Diaz, Mula sa Kung Ano Ang Noon
Jun Lana, Barber’s Tales
Jason Paul Laxamana, Magkakabaung
Francis Xavier Pasion, Bwaya
Kanakan Balintagos, Esprit de Corps

Best Actor

Robert Arevalo, Hari ng Tondo
Noni Buencamino, Dagitab
WINNER: Allen Dizon, Magkakabaung
JM de Guzman, That Thing Called Tadhana
Sandino Martin, Esprit de Corps
obin Padilla, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
Arnold Reyes, Kasal
Jericho Rosales, Red
J.C. Santos, Esprit de Corps
Dennis Trillo, The Janitor

Best Actress

Nora Aunor, Dementia
Angeli Bayani, Bwaya
Ai-Ai delas Alas, Ronda
Eugene Domingo, Barber’s Tales
Hazel Orencio, Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon
Angelica Panganiban, That Thing Called Tadhana
WINNER: Eula Valdez, Dagitab
Nova Villa, 1st ko si 3rd

Best Supporting Actor

Nico Antonio, Red Roeder
Camañag, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon
WINNER: Martin del Rosario, Dagitab
Joel Lamangan, Violator
Nicco Manalo, Barber’s Tales
Karl Medina, Bwaya
Jess Mendoza, Mauban; Ang Resiko
Noel Santodomingo, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon

Best Supporting Actress

Sharmaine Buencamino, Barber’s Tales
Iza Calzado, Barber’s Tales
Alessandra de Rossi, Mauban; Ang Resiko
Barbie Forteza, Marquina
Karenina Haniel, Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon
WINNER: Gladys Reyes, Magkakabaung
Gloria Sevilla, M: Mother’s Maiden Name

Best Screenplay

Kanakan Balintagos, Esprit de Corps
Jun Robles Lana, Barber’s Tales
WINNER: Lav Diaz, Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon
Francis Xavier Pasion, Bwaya
Giancarlo Abrahan, Dagitab
Jason Paul Laxamana, Magkakabaung
Enzo Williams, Keiko Aquino, Carlo Obispo, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Remton Siega Zuasola, Soap Opera
Antoinette Jadaone, That Thing Called Tadhana

Best Short Film

WINNER: Adolfo Alix, Jr., Kinabukasan
Kevin Ang, Lola
Joe Bacus, The End of War
David Corpuz, The Ordinary Things We Do
Neica dela Cruz, Lunod
Thop Nazareno, Eyeball
Alyssa Mariel Suico, Ugkat
Petersen Vargas, Lisyun qng Geografia

Best Documentary

Lav Diaz, Storm Children, Book One (Mga Anak ng Unos)
Cha Escala & Wena Sanchez, Nick & Chai
Rafael Froilan, Jr., Mananayaw
Richard Soriano Legaspi, Ang Walang Kapagurang Paglalakbay ng Pulang Maleta Jan Tristan Pandy, Gusto Nang Umuwi ni Joy
WINNER: Lester Valle, Walang Rape sa Bontoc
J. Luis Vargas, Portraits of Mosquito Press
Paolo Villaluna, Sta. Catalina
Baby Ruth Villarama, Little Azkals

Best Cinematography

Alber Banzon and Gym Lumbrera, Violator
Arnel Barbarona, Alienasyon Mycko David, Children’s Show
WINNER: Neil Daza, Bwaya
Mackie Galvez, Dementia
Carlo Mendoza, Barber’s Tales
Carlo Mendoza, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
Sasha Palomares, That Thing Called Tadhana
Rommel Sales, Dagitab

Best Production Design

Whammy Alcazaren/Thesa Tang, Dagitab
Hal Balbuena, Esprit de Corps
Joel Bilbao and Roy Lachica, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
WINNER: Popo Diaz, Dementia Perry Dizon, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon Ron Factolerin, Alienasyon
Maulen Fadul, Bwaya
Chito Sumera, Barber’s Tales

Best Editing

Lawrence Ang, Barber’s Tales
Lawrence Ang, Violator
Manet A. Dayrit, Hari ng Tondo
Vanessa de Leon, Hustisya
WINNER: Lav Diaz, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon
Tara Illenberger, The Janitor
Carlo Manatad, Bwaya
Melvyn Quimosing, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
Benjamin Tolentino, Dagitab

Best Music

Diwa de Leon, Lorna Mon Espia, Dagitab
WINNER: Erwin Fajardo, Bwaya
Jesse Lucas, Alienasyon
Myke Solomon, Hari ng Tondo
Jorge Wieneke, #Y

Best Sound

WINNER: Corinne De San Jose, Violator
Mark Locsin, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon
Mark Locsin, Barber’s Tales
Albert Michael Idioma, Bwaya
Adam Newns/Mikko Quizon, Dagitab

Ang Natatanging Gawad Urian: Nora Aunor – Rappler.com

Here are the photo’s from the events taken by Adrian Gonzales. TVJ


Nora Aunor cops this year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian.


Sandino Martin, Kanakan Balintagos, JC Santos


Shamaine and Nonie Buencamino


Martin Del Rosario


Jolina Magdangal


Jed Madela


MANILA BULLETIN

Lessons from 38th Gawad Urian winners by Jojo Panaligan June 18, 2015 (updated) Share0 Tweet2 Share0 Email0 Share2


THE WINNERS of the 38th Gawad Urian Awards FILE PHOTO

Have you ever thought of what it’s like to be part of showbiz beyond the glamor of it all? The acceptance speeches of Gawad Urian Awards winners give clues on how it really is and what it takes to be successful.

Natatanging Gawad Urian awardee Nora Aunor underscored that in an industry teeming with good actors even as budding ones emerge on daily basis, dedication pays off.

“Isapuso niyo lang ang inyong ginagawa, isapuso ang trabaho na binigay sa inyo, at hindi po kayo magkakamali (sa pinasok niyong larangan),” she said quite teary-eyed.

The icon added that a good job could make everything alright again amid rough tides an actor sometimes goes through.

 “’Di naman kaila sa inyo na madalas akong madapa,” Aunor said. “Pero dahil sa mga taong naniniwala (sa akin) at dahil sa mga totoong kaibigan ko, ako ay muling bumabangon. (Kailangan lang) gumawa ng isang pelikula (na maganda) para maipakita ulit kung ano yung binigay ng Diyos na talent sa’yo.”

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And remember, you are only as good as your last movie. Aunor said one must always move forward and aim to do meritorious work.


Brillante Mendoza and Natatanging Gawad Urian awardeee Nora Aunor

“Isa lang ang ibig sabihin (nitong award na ’to): Dapat lang magsipag lalo at mas gumawa ng mas marami pang pelikulang makapagbibigay ng aral sa mga kabataan… makakaasa po kayo na ’di po ako mapapagod lalo at andyan lagi ang aking mga tagahanga…”

If you stay true to your craft, the public will remain loyal to you. Aunor noted that many of her fans “pumuti na ang kanilang buhok” with her, and some even watch her movies or go to see her on “wheelchair,” yet they stand by her.

“Kung mahal niyo ako ay mas mahal ko po kayo,” she said. “Kung wala kayo ay wala rin si Nora Aunor.”

Best Actress Eula Valdez, who won for her performance in “Dagitab,” was a picture of someone who comes to an awards night with no expectations. Obviously surprised over her triumph, she said that she only attended to spend time with her peers, some of whom she highly regards as actors.

Indeed, an actor can give his best but come awards night, there’s no telling if it will be rewarded. In her category, Valdez bested big contenders in Aunor, Eugene Domingo, Nova Villa, Ai Ai delas Alas, Angeli Bayani, Hazel Orencio and Angelica Panganiban.

In her speech, Valdez acknowledged her manager and co-actors indicating that there’s always wind beneath wings.

“Totoo ba ito?” she said at one point with trophy in hand. “Kumpleto na po ako (as actor because of this award)….”

But if Valdez had to go through the eye of a needle to win her trophy, imagine how Best Actor Allen Dizon of “Magkakabaung” felt in getting his. The category had 10 nominees – the most number in any at Gawad Urian this year.

And while it’s nice to wear a gown or a suit in attending an awards night, and hopefully be recognized for a job well done, sometimes you just can’t. Director Lav Diaz, whose movie “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” won four awards, had to send a proxy – the director was busy shooting his next film on site at Mt. Bulusan “na kasalukuyang kumukulo,” said his proxy.

Still think all is easy peasy? Best Sound awardee Corinne de San Jose had to win the trust of a tribe to get her job done. And get this: Best Cinematography winner Neil Daza of “Bwaya” can only be thankful no one got hurt during filming “dahil yung tubig na kinalalagyan (namin noon) ay may buwaya talaga sa ilalim!”

The 38th Gawad Urian Night held June 16 was hosted by Angelica Panganiban, Robi Domingo, and Butch Francisco. Guest performers were Jed Madela, Darren Espanto, Kyla, Gwyneth Dorado and El Gamma Penumbra. Some of the presenters were Paulo Avelino, Jolina Magdangal, Shamaine Buencamino, Sandino Martin and Alex Medina. The ceremony was aired live on Cinema One.

The Gawad Urian Awards is said to be the most esteemed film awards in the Philippines The nominees and the winners are chosen by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) who are composed of reputable pillars in Philippine cinema.

“There is no distinction here between the mainstream and indie filmmakers. The MPP is evaluating the performances and achievements according to the highest standards in their particular fields. During show, the Manunuri also explains its criteria and why certain awardees have been chosen,” Mario Hernando, one of the members of the MPP, was quoted to have said in a release.

Aside from Hernando, the MPP members are Rolando Tolentino, Grace Javier Alfonso, Butch Francisco, Bienvenido Lumbera, Miguel Rapatan, Benilda Santos, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Tito Genova Valiente, and Lito Zulueta. (Event photos by Jerome Ganzon)


PHILSTAR

A wedding in Gutierrez family set for June 26 FUNFARE By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 20, 2015 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


Elvis and bride-to-be Alexandra Uichico (leftmost) with the rest of the Gutierrezes led by Eddie Gutierrez (seated) and Annabelle Rama (third from left), also including (from left) Raymond, Ruffa, Raymond’s twin brother Richard and sweetheart Sarah Lahbati

Curtain-raisers:

= Those in the know are putting an “expiration date” on the well-publicized “hot” romance between a young couple. Wait until the girl has a collision with reality and she will wake up. Have you forgotten that the guy’s being a “parasite” was traced as the cause of his break-up of his also well-publicized romance with another actress now happily settled?

= Could it be true that Paolo Bediones has been texting 2014 Miss Earth Jamie Herrell who is a younger version of Gretchen Barretto? Paolo has a weakness for beauty queens. Among his former girlfriends were a Bb. Pilipinas title-holder (dethroned) and a Bb. Pilipinas runner-up.

= Has Valerie Concepcion given up on showbiz? A Funfare source said that Valerie is applying as a flight attendant of Philippine Airlines. With her infectious smile, Valerie fits right smack into the airline’s “ever-smiling image”…“Your Home in the Sky.”

= Could it be true that Balik-Kapamilya Claudine Barretto will be added in the cast of Bridges of Love, the teleserye starring Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino? She will play the role of a lawyer. Claudine should get pointers from her friend, controversial lawyer Ferdie Topacio.

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It’s not who you think. The Gutierrez getting married is neither Ruffa (to her foreigner-boyfriend) nor Richard (to Sarah Lahbati, mother of their two-year-old son Zion).

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It’s Elvis (full name: John Rex Rama Gutierrez), to Alexandra Joelle Vasquez Uichico, set for Friday afternoon, June 26, at Sanctuario de San Antonio Parish, Forbes Park, Makati City. Elvis is, as everybody knows, the son of Eduardo Pickett Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama Gutierrez; and Alexandra is the daughter of Joel Floro Uichico and Carmela Vasquez Uichico.

The classy invitation gives those invited how fabulous the event will be. Best Man is Richard Gutierrez; Maids of Honor are Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati and Kaisie del Carmen; Groomsmen are Raul Trinidad Jr., Angelo Jago Uichico, Adrien Uichico, Jemell Opeña, Paul Edward Rama, Eduardo Antonio, Eduardo Gutierrez Jr., Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, Ritchie Paul Gutierrez and Raymond Gutierrez. Bridesmaids are Jasmine Baronia, Lucia Austin Cristobal, Patricia Agatha Duarte, Patricia Anne Reyes, Janine Marie Elizabeth Gutierrez, Rechelle dela Peret, Daniella Marie Karla Uichico, Abigail Ponio, Natasha Catherina Uichico and Pilar Angela Paraiso.

Junior Bridesmaids: Lorin Bektas, Venice Bektas and Aneeza Gutierrez. Candle: Jon Carlos Rodriguez and January Duarte. Veil: Juan Miguel Mallillin and Andrea Michelle Tanjangco. Cord: Jesus Francis Arrienda and Katrina Stehmeier. Flower Girls: Xiarelle Tran, Ashlee Uichico, Natalie Vitug, Aneeka Gutierrez and Aria Gutierrez. Bible Bearer: David Gutierrez. Ring & Coin Bearer: Zion Lahbati.

Principal Sponsors: Mayor Joseph Estrada, Sen. Tito Sotto III, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Gov. Chavit Singson, Cong. Emmanuel Pacquiao, Amb. Philippe Lhuillier, Mayor Michael Rama, Mayor Antonio Calixto, Jaime Jose Aboitiz, Danilo Almeda, Ricardo Brito, Peter Coyiuto, Antonio Floirendo Jr., Gladwin Gil, Renato Mercado, Scott McKenzie, Manuel Osmeña, Rodolfo Ongpauco, Gil Balaguer, Valentin Prieto Jr., Angel Rodriguez, Vicente del Rosario Jr., Antonio Tuviera, Dr. Z Teo, Benjamin Uichico, Ernesto Uichico and Joseph Uichico.

Principal Sponsors: Justice Consuelo Santiago, Jesusa Poe, Cong. Imelda Rubiano, Mariquita Yeung, Vice Gov. Jinkee Pacquiao, Edna Lhuillier, Dr. Vicki Belo, Evangelina Lourdes Bernas, Katrina Ante, Yolanda Brito, Clavel Bedaña, Florence Defensor, Maricor Dulay, Alice Eduardo, Amy Gil, Lucille Mercado, Dr. Ma. Venia Javellana, Small Laude, Mary Ann Opeña, Maria Lourdes Fagar, Karina Mackenzie, Redgie Magno, Monica del Rosario, Babeth Virtucio, Ma. Asuncion Uichico, Maria Lourdes Villaflor and Catherine Uichico.

Fathers in movie titles

Tomorrow, June 21, is Father’s Day.

Funfare correspondent/”other beauty expert” Celso de Guzman Caparas has compiled titles of local movies with tatay, ama, papa, daddy, etc. in them…shown between 1936 and 1990:

• 1936 Ama, Filippine Productions

• 1939 Ama at Anak, Parlatone Hispano Filipino

• 1955 Papa Loves Mambo, Deegar Cinema

• 1959 Ama Namin, PMP

12 The wedding invitation • 1959 Ipinagbili Kami ng Aming Tatay, Sampaguita

• 1960 Isinakdal Ko Ang Aking Ama, Vera-Perez

• 1963 Ang Tatay Kong Kalbo, Motion Picture Casting Corp.

• 1963 Pitong Tatay, Movie Philippines

• 1967 Like Father, Like Son, RVQ

• 1970 Inagawan Ako ng Aking Ama, Vera-Perez

• 1970 I Love Mama, I Love Papa, TIIP

• 1971 My Heart Belongs To Daddy, Sampaguita

• 1972 Tatay na Si Erap, JE

• 1976 Iniibig Kita, Father Salvador, Amana

• 1977 The Goodfather, RVQ

• 1977 Sugar Daddy, Regal

• 1978 Isang Ama, Dalawang Ina, Agrix Films

• 1978 Ang Tatay Kong Nanay, Lotus

• 1979 Gabun...Ama Mo, Ama Ko, Agrix Films

• 1979 Tatay na Barok, Archer

• 1979 Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo, Ang Tatay Kong Kalbo, D’Wonder

• 1982 Tatlo Silang Tatay Ko, D’Wonder

• 1983 Sa Ngalan ng Ama, GP

• 1985 Mama Said, Papa Said, I Love You, Regal

• 1986 I Love You Mama, I Love You Papa, Regal

• 1990 Ama, Bakit Mo Ako Pinabayaan, Seiko


INQUIRER

THE MOVIE 'Just the way you are': Too much, too soon SHARES: 1 VIEW COMMENTS By: Rito P. Asilo @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 03:59 AM June 20th, 2015


GIL AND SOBERANO. Portray troubled lothario and his ugly-duckling victim, respectively, in “Just The Way You Are.”

All bets are off. The promising love team of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano hits a snag with the hasty release of Theodore Boborol’s “Just The Way You Are,” the better to strike while the tandem is sizzling hot—but, we’re not talking about the film’s supposedly impressive haul at the tills.

When you watch it, the Pinoy proverb, “Ang bungang hinog sa pilit, kung kainin ay mapait,” immediately comes to mind—and the strains are showing. It’s simply too much, too soon for the LizQuen partnership to handle.

Except for Soberano’s earnest attempt to create a credible and “relatable” character, everything about her eager-to-please rom-com feels contrived—including her photogenic partnership with Gil, who does nothing but punch every crowd-pleasing button presented to him.

Cocky but troubled lothario Drake Sison (Gil) has 30 days to make ugly-duckling transfer student, Sophia Taylor (Soberano), fall in love with him—and it isn’t in his nature to back out of sure bets!

What he doesn’t bank on is the lovely swan that emerges out of the fabricated romance he cleverly manipulates.

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As with most escapist flicks, guys like Drake aren’t bad boys and bullies through and through—they’re merely misunderstood pretty boys who just need damsels in distress to bring out the kindness they try so hard to conceal—so they can see the error of their ways!

In Drake and Sophia’s case, it’s just a matter of time before they realize that they’re truly meant for each other—when they’re not seen clumsily endorsing a plethora of products: An antipyretic drug for Sophia’s fever, a mobile provider to call her mother’s best friend, optical services, a generic drugs-peddling pharmaceutical franchise, etc.!

By the time Drake offers Sophia his branded hotdog, we half expect Kris Aquino and our friend, Boy Abunda, to make an appearance and plug “PBB’s” latest housemates (there are cameos from the reality show’s teenage alumni).

Diabetics are best forewarned about the movie’s saccharine excesses—and lapses in logic—because the sugar rush is sometimes too much to take.

The duo’s individual back stories are awkwardly staged, (he hates his dad’s two-timing ways; she couldn’t get over her old man’s disastrous gambling habit), creating a curious diversion from the romantic drama’s soporific narrative progression.

Gil happily plays to the peanut gallery—and doesn’t do much else. For her part, Soberano, the production’s saving grace, is also compromised by a story material that’s hard to take seriously—but, at least she invests her character’s inherent reticence with honest resolve and affecting self-doubt.

The lovely teenager gets the “Pygmalion and Galatea” makeover here, but the graceless metamorphosis happens much too late in the tale to effect its desired impact on viewers.

It’s a curious directorial ploy that “conceals” Liza’s ethereal beauty for much of the film’s running time—and dilutes its transformative, happily-ever-after significance!


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