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MISS UNIVERSE TICKETS TO SELL 'FROM P8,000 TO P49,000

[RELATED: Official ticket prices for Miss Universe 2016 announced]


DECEMBER 13 -Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (center) waves to the crowd as she leads the Miss Universe candidates during its Kick Off Event at the Conrad Manila in Pasay City on Saturday night. (Jay Ganzon / MANILA BULLETIN) Get ready to shell out money to watch Miss Universe 2016 live. Tickets for the highly anticipated pageant, to go on sale on December 20, will range from around P8,000 up to more than P49,000. “The tickets will be more or less $1,000 for the VIP and for the general admission, it’s around $160. That’s more or less P8,000,” said tourism secretary Corazon Wanda Teo. With the Miss Universe having reserved most of the VIP tickets, only 200 of those tickets remain, ABS-CBN News quotes Teo as saying. READ MORE...RELATED, Official ticket prices for Miss Universe 2016 announced...(Prices range from P2,000 to P50,000)

ALSO: Richard Yap in Mano Po - Chinoys among us
[RELATED: Richard Yap has advice for Chinoy parents]


DECEMBER 14 -During the shoot in Taiwan with co-stars (from left) Enchong Dee, Jean Garcia and Janella Salvador
........LIST OF CHNOYS AMONG US..........And, of course, there’s Richard Yap (full name Richard Edison Uy Yap, born on May 18, 1967) who started in commercials (Chowking, etc.) before he ventured into television playing…what else?...a Chinoy first in Binondo Girl (with Kim Chiu among his co-stars) and then in Be Careful With My Heart, the landmark tele-romance in which he played Ser Chief to Jodi Sta. Maria’s nanny. In Mano Po 7: Chinoy, Regal Films’ Christmas offering, Richard plays a business tycoon who is overly protective and very strict with his loved ones (as most Chinese are), with Jean Garcia as his wife and, as their children, Enchong, Janella Salvador and Jana Agoncillo, with Marlo Mortel, Jessy Mendiola, Kean Cipriano and Jake Cuenca completing the all-star cast. Regal Matriarch Lily Monteverde and daughter Roselle are going full blast in the movie’s promo, including a tour of Chinese schools (Chiang Kai Shek College, St. Stephen‘s High School, Hope Christian High School and Uno High School in Binondo and Sta. Cruz, Manila), a red carpet reception during the movie’s premiere and a grand parade today around the Filipino-Chinese community in Binondo. READ FROM THE BEGINNING...RELATED, Richard Yap has advice for Chinoy parents...

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The taming of Rosanna Roces


DECEMBER 14 -Rosanna Roces: “Blessy was my first serious relationship and came ahead of all the men in my life.”—PHOTO FROM ADOLFO ALIX JR.’S FACEBOOK
The bride wore white, even though she already has two grown children and five grandchildren. Escorted by friend Butch Francisco, former sexy star Rosanna Roces, wearing a traditional white lace gown, met partner Blessy Arias, who wore a three-piece suit, at the altar in a touching ceremony officiated by Rev. Crescencio Agbayani Jr. of the LGBTS Christian Church Inc. The same-sex union was held at Alexa’s Secret Garden in Antipolo last Dec. 10. Agbayani described the ceremony as “a beautiful, feel-good” event. An LGBTS ceremony, he explained, is “a combination of Anglican-Catholic and Protestant liturgy, with a touch of Filipino wedding traditions (like the veil, cord, arras, unity candles).” Among the principal sponsors were Superstar Nora Aunor and filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. The highlight, he related, was the couple’s heartfelt “exchange of vows.” Her colorful personal life notwithstanding, it is Roces’ first time to tie the knot. READ MORE...

ALSO: Kapuso hauls 10th Araw Values awards


DECEMBER 15 -ANTI-CYBERBULLYING. Pambansang Bae Alden Richards is among the Kapuso celebrities who joined GMA's #HeartOverHate, an award-winning campaign that promotes positivity online
GMA Network’s value-laden campaigns were recognized at the 10th Araw Values Awards with a total of 11 awards – the most for any local TV network. The Araw Values Awards, organized by the Ad Foundation of the Philippines, recognizes outstanding works that uphold traditional Filipino values and promote responsible advertising. For espousing “Respect and Care for Life and Dignity of All,” GMA’s anti-cyber bullying campaign “HeartOverHate” that promotes positivity online won a Silver award in the Advocacy Communications category. READ MORE...

ALSO: Series on infidelity, Kapuso’s centerpiece on its Afternoon Prime


DECEMBER 11 -The lead cast of ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ Gabby Concepcion as Rome, a pilot, Sunshine Dizon, his wife, and Ryza Cenon, his kept woman
GMA Network opened December with an intriguing drama on infidelity in the Afternoon Prime series now making waves since it premiered last week. Ika-6 Na Utos tells the story of Emma, who is fighting to keep her husband from leaving her for another woman. Sunshine Dizon plays Emma, a sweet and cheerful souvenir merchant who falls deeply in love with a pilot whom she eventually marries. Sunshine appreciates GMA Network for giving her always challenging and offbeat roles. “I’m just really blessed and happy because through the years, hindi naman tumigil talaga ang GMA from giving me characters that are unforgettable. Talagang naalagaan nila ako sa aspeto na ‘yun. I’m very happy and grateful for that,” the Kapuso actress said. READ MORE...


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Miss U tickets to sell ‘from P8,000 to P49,000’


Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (center) waves to the crowd as she leads the Miss Universe candidates during its Kick Off Event at the Conrad Manila in Pasay City on Saturday night. (Jay Ganzon / MANILA BULLETIN)

MANILA, DECEMBER 19, 2016 (MANILA BULLETIN) By: Manila Bulletin Entertainment December 12, 2016 - Get ready to shell out money to watch Miss Universe 2016 live.

Tickets for the highly anticipated pageant, to go on sale on December 20, will range from around P8,000 up to more than P49,000.

“The tickets will be more or less $1,000 for the VIP and for the general admission, it’s around $160. That’s more or less P8,000,” said tourism secretary Corazon Wanda Teo.

With the Miss Universe having reserved most of the VIP tickets, only 200 of those tickets remain, ABS-CBN News quotes Teo as saying.

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Lower box parts would also be reserved for the candidates’ families.

Despite the steep price tag, Teo told reporters on Saturday that the tickets are selling out.

Read more: Organizers: Demand for Miss Universe tickets soars

Steve Harvey will host the Miss Universe 2016 pageant on January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. His Filipino co-host has yet to be named.

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Official ticket prices for Miss Universe 2016 announced Published December 18, 2016 3:52pm

The official ticket prices for the grand coronation night of the 65th Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines has been released this Sunday.

In an Instagram post from the official account of the local coverage for the prestigious pageant, ticket prices are divided into five sections—VIP, Lower Boz A, Lower Box B, Upper Box, and General Admission.

Prices range from P2,000 to P50,000.

General public selling—both online and over the counter—will begin on Tuesday, December 20, at 10:00 a.m.

According to Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in a previous interview, the selling will follow a “book and buy” system.

“Book and buy ‘yan. Once you book, you have to buy right away. There will be no reservations,” she said.

The 65th Miss Universe grand coronation night will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017. — Bianca Rose Dabu/BM, GMA News


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Chinoys among us CONVERSATIONS By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 11, 2016 - 12:00am 1 0 googleplus0 0


During the shoot in Taiwan with co-stars (from left) Enchong Dee, Jean Garcia and Janella Salvador

You won’t miss them — the Chinoys among us. They are your close friends, almost like your brothers and sisters, and your confidantes. The most visible of them are those in the media (the Go Clan that owns the Star Publications, the Yap Family that owns Manila Bulletin, and the Gokongweis who own Summit Publications, et al) and in showbiz, to name some: Jose Mari Chan, Frenchie Dy, Richard Poon, Danny Tann and Nonoy Tan, singers and composers; Chris Tiu, James Yap, Teng brothers Jeron and Jeric, Atoy Co, Samboy Lim and Paul Lee, basketball stars; Mother Lily Monteverde, Wilson Tieng, Amado Tan, William Lao, Baby Go, Alemberg Ang, Jessie Chua, Wilson Yuloque (of Pioneer Films) and Robbie Tan, movie producers; Cathy Yang, Luane Dy and Gretchen Ho, TV hosts; Shirley Kuan and Malou Choa-Fagar, talent managers; Ricky Lee, Senedy Que and Bing Lao, scriptwriters; Liz Uy and Jeannie Lim Goulbourn, fashion designers; Miss Earth Angelia Ong; Jullie Yap-Daza, Tim Yap, Doreen Yu, Wilson Lee Flores, Kane Errol Choa, Francis Kong, Oscar Franklin Tan, Raymond Ang and Nancy Lu, journalists; and the Dee brothers Enchong and AJ, Dennis Trillo (Ho), LJ Reyes, Joyce Ching, Kim Chiu, Heart Evangelista (Ongpauco), Xian Lim, Rachelle Ann Go, Ricardo Cepeda (Go), Derek Dee, Fred Lo, Carlene Ang Aguilar and Chinkee Tan, actors; Rudy Tee, Narciso Chan, Ramon Chuaying and Kathleen Dy-Go, recording; and Ben Chan, Carlos Chan, Bernie Liu, Andrew Tan, George Yang (also a singer), Tony Tan Caktiong, Henry Sy and Lucio Tan, entrepreneurs.

And, of course, there’s Richard Yap (full name Richard Edison Uy Yap, born on May 18, 1967) who started in commercials (Chowking, etc.) before he ventured into television playing…what else?...a Chinoy first in Binondo Girl (with Kim Chiu among his co-stars) and then in Be Careful With My Heart, the landmark tele-romance in which he played Ser Chief to Jodi Sta. Maria’s nanny.

In Mano Po 7: Chinoy, Regal Films’ Christmas offering, Richard plays a business tycoon who is overly protective and very strict with his loved ones (as most Chinese are), with Jean Garcia as his wife and, as their children, Enchong, Janella Salvador and Jana Agoncillo, with Marlo Mortel, Jessy Mendiola, Kean Cipriano and Jake Cuenca completing the all-star cast.

Regal Matriarch Lily Monteverde and daughter Roselle are going full blast in the movie’s promo, including a tour of Chinese schools (Chiang Kai Shek College, St. Stephen‘s High School, Hope Christian High School and Uno High School in Binondo and Sta. Cruz, Manila), a red carpet reception during the movie’s premiere and a grand parade today around the Filipino-Chinese community in Binondo.

How did you feel when Mano Po 7 was “snubbed” by the MMFF screening committee?

“Of course, my natural reaction was disappointment that we were not included in the MMFF. But after thinking it over, I realized that God might have better plans for us. Like they say, ‘When God closes a door, He opens a window somewhere.’”

Tell us about your character in Mano Po 7.

“I play Wilson Wong, a typical Fil-Chinese who is successful in business and in all aspects of his life but is somewhat lacking when it comes to showing his love and affection to his family.”

What is in the character that you see yourself?

“I would say that there are parts of the character I play that are like me in some ways. I used to be uncomfortable in showing affection when I was younger. My wife showed me how and changed me for the better.”

Being a Chinoy, did you find it easier to flesh out the character? How much of your dialogue is in Chinese (with subtitles)?

“I think it definitely helped that I am Chinoy. By knowing and understanding the culture, it helped a lot in shaping the character that I would play. I think about 20 to 25 percent of my dialogue is in Chinese (Fookien).”

After Be Careful With My Heart, you have been gradually graduating from light drama to heavier drama such as in Just The 3 Of Us (as the father of John Lloyd Cruz) and now in Mano Po: 7. How did you find the transition?

“I think that everything that I have done in the past has been a big help in the transition to doing more drama. It’s quite challenging but we all have to be flexible in this industry and there is the need to evolve.”

What are some of the scenes in Mano Po 7 that remind you of growing up in a Chinese family? Any Chinese traditions/customs that were part of your growing up as a Chinoy?

“Well, definitely the Sunday lunch that most families have together. Then there is the offering of food and lighting of incense sticks to honor the departed and to pray to the saints. There is also the tradition of the engagement which is one of the highlights in the movie.”

One Chinese custom is to marry off a son or a daughter to a fellow Chinese. Didn’t you find any resistance (objection) when you chose to marry a Filipina? (Richard’s wife Melody is a former PAL flight attendant; they have two children, Dylan and Ashley.)

“My father was traditional when it came to us men. Definitely, there was resistance when it came to me marrying a Filipina, but I chose to fight for love until my father had no choice but to give in. It took a couple of years though before he gave in.”

How much of you is Chinese and how much is Filipino, in blood and custom/tradition-wise?

“I am 100-percent Chinese by blood but since I was born and raised here, I am definitely half-Filipino when it comes to practicing customs and traditions. I would say I am part of the newer generation of Fil-Chinese who embrace more of the Filipino culture. I am fluent in conversational Fookien and I studied in a Chinese Jesuit school, which was Sacred Heart School, Ateneo de Cebu.”

Are you raising your children the way you were raised by your parents?

“I think I’m raising them more of a combination of the Filipino and Chinese tradition since their upbringing is influenced by me and my wife. Of course, I try to teach them the good values which I got from my parents and also about business and handling finances.”

How are you as a father in real life compared to your father role in Mano Po 7?

“Well, my kids say I’m a cool dad so there’s a big difference from the character that I play in the movie.”

Have you, like some Chinoys, ever been bullied because of your Chinese-ness, and how did you deal with it?

“I think most everybody gets bullied at some point in their lives and I had that experience when I was in grade school. I chose to do something about it the Chinese way and learned martial arts.”

What were your memorable moments during the movie’s shoot in Taiwan?

“I think the most memorable moment was when we were caught in the typhoon. The bus was swaying and had difficulty moving because of the strong wind. Aside from that, another memorable moment was when we were allowed to go into the chamber of the temple where it is normally not open to everyone. There you could feel the peace which you can only feel in a sacred place.”

Any roles you would like to play (and why)?

“I think there are so many roles that I still have to experience. I would like to explore and try to do as many as I can.”

Any famous Chinese (businessman, politician or whatever) you would like to portray?

“I think it would be interesting to play the role of Lee Kuan Yew and how he turned Singapore from a Third World country into a First World one.”

On his role in Regal Films’ Mano Po 7: Chinoy:

There are parts of the character that are like me. I used to be uncomfortable in showing affection when I was younger and my (Filipino) wife showed me how and changed me for the better.

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Richard Yap has advice for Chinoy parents ABS-CBN News Posted at Dec 14 2016 05:08 AM | Updated as of Dec 14 2016 02:07 PM


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MANILA - Richard Yap did not beat around the bush and kept it simple when asked about his advice for half-Chinese, half-Filipino parents who have trouble expressing their love for their children.

Just talk to them, the actor said, as he sat down for a interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" on Tuesday to promote the newest installment of the long-running "Mano Po" film franchise.

In the movie, Yap plays a wealthy Chinese-Filipino businessman who is incapable of showing his emotions.

He explained that the film should serve as a poignant warning to parents thinking they can go on being indifferent to their kids, ignoring their need for attention, whether it be on purpose or not.

"I think you really have to learn to express yourself. You really have to know how to talk," Yap said, adding that a typical Chinoy parent is not "touchy, feely. They don't give out hugs, they don't embrace their children."

Directed by Ian Loreños, "Mano Po 7" opens on theaters on Wednesday.

It also features performances from Janella Salvador, Jake Cuenca, Jessy Mendiola, Kean Cipriano, Marlo Mortel and Jana Agoncillo.


INQUIRER

The taming of Rosanna Roces By: Bayani San Diego Jr. - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:02 AM December 14, 2016


Rosanna Roces: “Blessy was my first serious relationship and came ahead of all the men in my life.”—PHOTO FROM ADOLFO ALIX JR.’S FACEBOOK

The bride wore white, even though she already has two grown children and five grandchildren.

Escorted by friend Butch Francisco, former sexy star Rosanna Roces, wearing a traditional white lace gown, met partner Blessy Arias, who wore a three-piece suit, at the altar in a touching ceremony officiated by Rev. Crescencio Agbayani Jr. of the LGBTS Christian Church Inc.

The same-sex union was held at Alexa’s Secret Garden in Antipolo last Dec. 10. Agbayani described the ceremony as “a beautiful, feel-good” event.

An LGBTS ceremony, he explained, is “a combination of Anglican-Catholic and Protestant liturgy, with a touch of Filipino wedding traditions (like the veil, cord, arras, unity candles).” Among the principal sponsors were Superstar Nora Aunor and filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. The highlight, he related, was the couple’s heartfelt “exchange of vows.”

Her colorful personal life notwithstanding, it is Roces’ first time to tie the knot.

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She told the Inquirer that her first wedding to Tito Molina was invalid, because he was previously married.

This time, she made sure everything would hew closely to her idea of a dream wedding.

“It’s a great feeling when your choices are honored,” she shared with the Inquirer a few months before the big day. “The first time I got married, I felt I had to do it because my father was dying then.”

She explained that her father had wished to see her settle down before his passing. “He wanted to be assured that someone would be there to take care of me. It was as if he refused to die until I got married. True enough, he passed on a few months after my first wedding in 1993.”

She asserted that she had decided to open up about her same-sex relationship with Arias, to silence the intrigue-mongers.

“I didn’t want people to look at me and judge me,” she pointed out. “After all, I was never the type who would hide secrets and act holier-than-thou in public.”


Nora Aunor, Rosanna Roces, Blessy Arias and Adolf Alix Jr.

She recalled that Arias was a “childhood sweetheart.”

“We met when I was only 15 years old,” she recounted. She had just been kicked out of an all-girls Catholic school then. “Blessy was my first serious relationship and came ahead of all the men in my life.”

As teeners, they shacked up with Roces’ parents. “We lived together for a few years.”


Sa Canada at dito sa Pilipinas magpapakasal si Rosanna Roces at ang live-in partner nitong si Blessy Arias. Isang Aglipayan church minister ang mag-o-officiate ng kanilang Manila wedding sa Disyembre. COURTESY OF PEP.PH MARCH 31, 2016

Read more at http://www.pep.ph/news/62677/rosanna-roces-to-marry-lesbian-lover-blessy-arias-twice#ixTktdEBbTAS7lIz.99

Then, they went their separate ways. Roces became a show biz sensation, starring in a string of R-rated skin flicks before evolving into an award-winning dramatic actress.

“When we met again years after, I had just separated from Tito, but Blessy was already involved with another woman,” she looked back. It was as if fate was preventing a reconciliation. “But eventually, we got back together 11 years later,” she related.

Through Facebook, Arias organized a get-together with old friends. “Blessy’s sibling fell ill with cancer,” Roces related. “She contacted me. We were friends on Facebook and would only say ’Hi’ and ’Hello’ at the time.”

Thank God for social media, Roces quipped, which allowed them to rekindle their thwarted romance.

Agbayani said that same-sex unions, although not yet legal in the Philippines, are still important because “the couple is seeking the blessing of God through a church.”

Why did Roces choose Arias to be her lifetime partner?

“First of all, Blessy is tried and tested,” Roces asserted. “I know her well. She was the only one who was able to tame me. No one else!”


Rosanna Roces (left) and Blessy Arias

Arias is her passion and peace combined.

“Blessy doesn’t have to go around in circles. She can get through me with just one look,” Roces owned up. “I don’t know why. We just get along so well.”

She has a theory, though, on what makes them click.

“Blessy knows when I am telling a lie,” she admitted. “She knows when I am telling the truth. She knows me inside out. She knows my soul. And she has accepted me for who I am.”

In all her captivating, confounding glory. INQ


MANILA STANDARD

Kapuso hauls 10th Araw Values awards posted December 13, 2016 at 05:40 pm by Isah V. Red


ANTI-CYBERBULLYING. Pambansang Bae Alden Richards is among the Kapuso celebrities who joined GMA's #HeartOverHate, an award-winning campaign that promotes positivity online

GMA Network’s value-laden campaigns were recognized at the 10th Araw Values Awards with a total of 11 awards – the most for any local TV network.

The Araw Values Awards, organized by the Ad Foundation of the Philippines, recognizes outstanding works that uphold traditional Filipino values and promote responsible advertising.

For espousing “Respect and Care for Life and Dignity of All,” GMA’s anti-cyber bullying campaign “HeartOverHate” that promotes positivity online won a Silver award in the Advocacy Communications category.

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The “Champion Tapat Dapat” campaign also won Silver awards for Advocacy Communications for two of its episodes (“Halasan” for “Respect and Care for Life and Dignity and the Rights of All” and “Teacher Fe” for “Commitment to Truth, Honest, and Integrity”), while the over-all campaign, which paid tribute to individuals that embody the value of being true to one’s self and being dedicated to a cause or advocacy, won two Bronze awards (for “Respect and Care for Life and Dignity and the Rights of All” and “Love for Country and Respect for National Customs and Traditions”) also in the same category.

Meanwhile, taking home Bronze awards for Advocacy Communications were the GMA Christmas Campaign “Share the Love” (for “Love of Country and Respect for National Customs and Traditions”), which brought together the entire Kapuso community led by the Network’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation in responding to the immediate and long-term needs of typhoon Yolanda victims, as well as the multi-awarded election advocacy campaign “Dapat Tama” (for “Commitment to Truth, Honesty, and Integrity”), which highlighted the importance of responsible voting through various formats and platforms.


Kapuso primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera lead the network's socio-civic activity in Tacloban to bring an early Christmas celebration to Yolanda victims

Four GMA Christmas Short Films also won in the Branded Communications category with the episodes “Regalo” (“Love of Country and Respect for National Customs and Traditions”), “Happiest Pinoy - Winston” (“Respect and Care for Life and Dignity and the Rights of All”) and “Happiest Pinoy - Rommel” (“Respect and Care for Life and Dignity and the Rights of All”) winning Silver and the episode “Karga” (“Commitment to Truth, Honesty and Integrity”) bagging a Bronze award.

With a record 11 awards this year, GMA’s history of winning in the annual Araw Values Awards lives on and shines brighter than ever. The awards ceremony was held on Nov. 29 in Quezon City.


MANILA STANDARD

Series on infidelity is Kapuso’s centerpiece on its Afternoon Prime posted December 11, 2016 at 05:50 pm by Isah V. Red


The lead cast of ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ Gabby Concepcion as Rome, a pilot, Sunshine Dizon, his wife, and Ryza Cenon, his kept woman

GMA Network opened December with an intriguing drama on infidelity in the Afternoon Prime series now making waves since it premiered last week.

Ika-6 Na Utos tells the story of Emma, who is fighting to keep her husband from leaving her for another woman.

Sunshine Dizon plays Emma, a sweet and cheerful souvenir merchant who falls deeply in love with a pilot whom she eventually marries. Sunshine appreciates GMA Network for giving her always challenging and offbeat roles.

“I’m just really blessed and happy because through the years, hindi naman tumigil talaga ang GMA from giving me characters that are unforgettable. Talagang naalagaan nila ako sa aspeto na ‘yun. I’m very happy and grateful for that,” the Kapuso actress said.

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“Also, what’s nice about Ika-6 na Utos, it’s a story of most women out there who are suffering silently. We hope that with this show, we will be able to help them somehow to realize that marami pa silang pwedeng gawin. Marami pang options sa buhay. Marami ring mga babaeng makaka-relate dito, not only because may pinagdadaaanan sila but also, kwento ito ng babaeng isang anak, isang ina, isang asawa, isang kaibigan,” Sunshine added.

Gabby Concepcion is Rome, a pilot whom Emma marries. He stands uf for her despite his mother’s approval. He shares that the show is one that will mark another milestone in his career as an actor as it enables him to experience different things.

“This show is a new thing for me. Ang dami kong firsts dito. First time na gaganap ako na piloto. First time ko na magkakaroon ng isang Afternoon show. Maganda ang story and I’m up for a change. First time kong makakatrabaho in a soap sila Sunshine and Ryza.”

“Also, at this point in my career, gusto ko naman na bawat teleseryeng gagawin ko ay may message at pwedeng may maibahaging aral sa viewers natin. I feel na mayroon akong responsibilidad sa audience ko. So, sa bawat papanoorin nilang mga teleseryeng gagawin ko, sana mayroon akong message na iiwan sa kanila at kung papaano ako makakatulong sa experience ko or sa experience ng ibang tao sa kanilang sariling buhay.” he added.

Rome and Emma are the perfect combination of a happy couple everyone looks up to. But just like any other relationships, problems and issues arise that put their marriage to the test. Jerome widens his circle of friends as his career takes on a swing to success. Meanwhile, his wife, Emma, quietly makes her best effort on taking good care of the family.

Rome, as he mingles among friends in his circle, meets Georgia, (Ryza Cenon), an ambitious interior designer who at an instance flirts with Rome. She eventually agrees to be his mistress.

Ryza considers playing the role of Georgia as an avenue to showcase the other story of a kept woman. “Ang maganda dito kasi ipapakita namin ‘yung side naman ng kabit kung bakit niya ginagawa yun. Hindi naman namin sinasabi na tama ‘yung pagiging kabit. Kumbaga mayroon ding siyang emosyon, tao lang din siya. Nagmamahal lang,” she said.

Also in the cast are Mike Tan as Angelo, Flor’s older brother who plans to help Emma and eventually develops feelings for her; Rich Asuncion as Flor, Emma’s liberated best friend whom the latter considers her sister; Daria Ramirez as Lourdes, Emma’s weak mother whom she loves and understands the most; Carmen Soriano as Margarita, the sophisticated mother-in-law of Emma who belittles her because of her social class; Marco Alcaraz as Chandler, Rome’s co-pilot and confidante; Mel Martinez as Zeny, the right-hand man of Margarita; and Arianne Bautista as Selma, Georgia’s friend.

Laurice Guillen directs Ika-6 Na Utos.

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In the second installment of Lifestyle’s The Crawl, Piolo Pascual and son Iñigo take their curious taste buds to the Northern part of Thailand—Chiang Mai. The father and son team goes on a culinary adventure, and explore the different flavors and food selections that Thailand has to offer on Lifestyle.

The Philippines’ ultimate heartthrob will once again venture through streets and cities, and show Filipinos a glimpse of a different culinary culture, including tips on surviving the task and insights on how to maximize the food and travel experience.

Food crawling is a form of bonding among people with common passion for food. The Crawl shows another side of Pascual—the adventurous, outgoing, and multi-faceted father and friend who loves experiencing what life has to offer, particularly through travel with his new companion.


Father and son Piolo and Iñigo Pascual bond in the latest episode of ‘The Crawl,’ which takes viewers into a gastronomical adventure across Thailand

Watch Piolo and Iñigo try out Chiang Mai’s myriad food specialties such as spicy sausage, khao soy, pad thai, kang puk wan, and Madame Butterfly tea from well-known Thai food stops such as Rak Thanam, Comedara, Galae, and Vieng Joom On.

Along the trip, they also discover breathtaking tourist attractions like Wat Doi Suthep, Mae Ping River Cruise, Night Street Market, and a lot more. They also enjoy the spectacular Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festival, paying respect to the Goddess of the Water along with the Thai locals by sending off lanterns.

Through the Lucky Lifestyle Viewer promo, two viewers also got the chance to discover the flavors of Chiang Mai in a 5-day, 4-night trip, and also got to meet and dine with Piolo himself.

The first run of TheCrawl was shot in Osaka, Japan, also known as “The Kitchen of Japan: Home of great traditional Japanese Cuisine,” which Piolo took a trip to with crawl buddy Lui Villaruz.

Don’t miss Piolo and Iñigo’s exciting gastronomical trip to Chiang Mai in Lifestyle’s The Crawl on Dec. 24, Saturday (8 p.m.), and Dec. 25, Sunday (12mn and10:30 a.m.).

Lifestyle is available on SKYcable channel 52.

For updates, follow Lifestyle on Facebook (facebook.com/lifestyletvph), Instagram (@lifestyletvph), and Twitter (@lifestyletvph).


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