Piolo goes to the 23rd Busan International Film Festival in Korea
Piolo Pascual: To talk about Philippine cinema

After being feted at the 22nd Buncheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) last July, matinee idol and awarded actor Piolo Pascual was once more an attraction in South Korea.

This time, it’s at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, one of the biggest film events not only in Asia but in the world as well.

Piolo, represented in the festival his film “Kita Kita” which he produced with box-office director Bb. Joyce Bernal and Erickson Raymundo.

The movie was starred in by Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez and directed by Sigrid Andrea P.…

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  Ricky and Rina’s stage comeback

Ricky Davao: Theater comeback

After decades of not acting on stage, award-winning actors Ricky Davao and Rina Reyes are back to theater in the most unconventional way.

It was still last year that Ricky and fellow actor and director Dennis Marasigan were together in a taping of a TV drama for GMA Network. 

“Sinabi sa akin ni Dennis na may plano ang Cultural Center of the Philippines na i-restage ang (He told me CCP had a plan to restage the) Filipino adaptation of Georges Feydeau na “Baka Naman Hindi” from his originally written French play, A Flea in Her…

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Derrick, Barbie’s knight in shining armor; a shoulder to cry on

By Ricky Calderon

Barbie Forteza is one of the best actresses at the Kapuso network and if we were GMA, we’d give her more projects that would make her shine as an actress.

It’s a good thing Barbie’s acting mettle was noticed by BG Films International of Ms. Baby F. Go which gave her Louie Ignacio’s “Laut” for which she won the Best Actress award at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival two years ago.

Barbie reunites with BG Productions and Direk Louie in the upcoming movie “Almost a Love Story” which was shot in Italy. Co-produced with GMA Films…

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 OpinYon honcho Ray Junia celebrates b-day with a bang!

OpinYon’s Publisher and Editor Ray Junia is a simple, low profile media person but when he stages an event everybody turns in.

When his family hosted a birthday gig for him at the MusikGarten Manila music school in Pacita Complex in the City of San Pedro in Laguna Province, the whole caboodle of his kith and kin was around to share with his celebration.

First in the list was singer and music educator Nikki Junia, one of the members of the Board of Trustees of the CCP and owner of Musik Garten.

“I wish him all the best in life,”…

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Starless summer in Boracay

EVER wonder why there wasn’t much of a star power in Boracay Island frolicking during the Holy Week contrary to the past holidays when celebrities would be arriving at the Caticlan airport in droves?

Contrary to last year’s conspicuous presence of famous stars in the beaches, their scarcity was felt this year. Karla Estrada was spotted but not many other stars descended from heaven to plunge in the deep, sunbath in the sand or party at night in bacchanalia. 

It must have been the current rehabilitation of Boracay after the government discovered that the paradise has been heavily polluted…

Read more: Starless summer in Boracay

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