Director storms 2017 MMFF gate with prayers

By Ricky Calderon

Newbie director Julius Alfonso was, as expected, nervous when he attended the announcement presscon of the final four entries to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival last Friday at Club Filipino. 

The fate of his directorial debut “Deadma Walking” from T-Rex Entertainment Productions was hanging in a balance.

The film was first entered as an entry via script submission last June but failed to gain the nod. But producer Rex Tiri and Julius wouldn’t be denied. 

Despite the initial setback, they were bent on joining the MMFF 2017 as a finished film.

“Deadma Walking” was…

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Jake Zyrus’ mom fears for their lives
Jake Zyrus: No sign of truce yet

Because of publicity, Jake Zyrus’ (formerly Charice) mom Raquel Pempengco fears for her life.

This stems from a series of write-ups on her family where their whereabouts are mentioned. “’Yan na nga ba ang sinasabi ko. Mahirap na (That’s what I mean. It’s dangerous),” warns Raquel.

Pempengco apparently refers to her location in a remote village in Lopez town in Quezon Province where neighbors are far and between. “Baka akala nila, mayaman kami (They might think we’re rich),” she quips.

Jake’s mom and younger brother Coy have been living in relative peace in a…

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A defining moment for Sylvia

Ria Atayde, Arjo Atayde and Sylvia Sanchez: We are family

By Ricky Calderon 

Sylvia Sanchez added another feather to her decorated cap—as Best Actress in Daytime Drama Series at the PMPC Star Awards for TV for her role as Gloria, the loving mother coping with Alzheimer’s disease in “The Greatest Love.”

Her latest recognition from the PMPC affirms her earlier victories from other award-giving bodies who bestowed on her similar honors. 

Her role in the now iconic drama is, thus far, the most successful TV role she has ever had. Who would imagine, that at her age, she…

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Eula doesn’t hide son with Ronnie
Eula Valdez: With Rocky Salumbides now

Do you know that the still gorgeous Eula Valdez has a son who is already in his 20s? 

No, she is not hiding him. In fact, the son is also now in showbiz. He goes by the name Miguel Valdez. His father, though, is a Quizon. 

Ronnie Quizon, to be exact. Yes, the rock band member is a son of the late Pinoy master comedian Dolphy. Ronnie is a brother of actors Eric and Jeffrey.

Ronnie and Eula were live-in sweethearts for many years. Their son Miguel is in the movie “Paki,” an…

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Wynwyn Marquez’s unique heritage wins her Reina Hispano Americana 2017

While her girlfriend was vying for the coveted title of Reina Hispano Americana 2017 in Bolivia recently sans satellite feed, Mark Herras was silently praying back home for Wynwyn Marquez’s victory.

Never mind the bashers and non-believers, among—of all people—Filipinos.

As long as Wynwyn—officially known as Teresita Marquez in the pageant—was confident and hardworking there’s no way she couldn’t bring home the bacon.

As long as her family, friends and Mark were behind her, it was more than winning. Brother Yoej and aunt Ailyn were the only ones around during her toughest fight.She thanked them including the country’s beauty queens.…

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