NOW a senior citizen, Roderick Paulate first forayed into acting at a tender age of four, and his role was as the young Fernando Poe Jr. in the movie Matimbang ang Dugo sa Tubig. “If I remember it right, Mama had a friend, a director of FPJ movies back then, who came to the house. Usually, part of entertaining our visitors, the family would always make me perform a song number or do an acting monologue, and when he saw me, he told my Mama that he will cast me in a new movie and so it happened,” he recalled.
Throughout a magnificent career that has spanned six decades, Vilma Santos has always imbued her characters with strength, sincerity and humanity that is impossible to not notice. From fierce to fragile, from fun to furious, Santos makes sure that she thoroughly prepares for each role that she accepts, and gives each one of these something that is often larger than life.
High school life has always stood out as the most memorable of our years as students. Perhaps it is largely due to the many transitions that people go through during this phase of growing up—crossing into young adulthood and walking through the doors of self-discovery and a hundred and one avenues to explore.
THERE has been no real rest day for actor Paul Jake Paule in the past few weeks. The award-winning theater, TV and film actor told us that he is shuttling from one project to another, traversing the streets of the metropolis on his motorbike from one venue to the next, often braving the unpredictable afternoon showers just to make it on time for his performances and rehearsals.
AFTER the much talked-about FIBA basketball games where most of the top players from all over the globe came to the Philippines to show everyone why the sport remains one of the most followed worldwide, it is time for musical artists to fill the Philippine concert venues and arenas once again.
THERE seems to be no stopping GMA Network leading man Rocco Nacino in fulfilling his many dreams one at a time. And all these manifestations are unravelling because he plays his cards right, consistently trusts his instincts, and is fearless when it comes to making major decisions and taking huge leaps of faith. Just in his mid 30s, Nacino has achieved more than what other actors his age have accomplished. He has built a beautiful home out of his savings from the time he joined the StarStruck artista search in 2009. This house now in Antipolo serves as his private sanctuary with his wife Melissa Gohing and their 11-month-old baby Ezren Raffaello.
Award-winning actress and former chairman of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Liza Diño was so overwhelmed and moved to tears when esteemed personalities from the government and film industry, members of the diplomatic corps, and her closest friends and family members all gathered to witness a very special moment in her illustrious career, as the first-ever Filipina to be knighted in the field of cinema by the French Republic.
Ricky Davao and Gina Alajar are now both categorized as premium senior actors. They earned the respect of the entertainment industry a long time ago, having both started very early in show business. Both have won numerous awards from legitimate award-giving organizations and these thespians have even branched out into directing.
Ibarra, The Musical, is currently the talk of the local entertainment world not only because it coincides with the 125th anniversary of Philippine independence this month but also because topnotch actor and matinee idol Piolo Pascual is playing the title role. Much has been written about Pascual for this brave feat but there are still many other reasons why the musical will soar to greater heights as the 10 shows start to unfold. For our piece today, we take a closer look at the other men of this musical—all gallant, gorgeous and genuinely gifted.
Phenomenal all-male music group SB19 has just released its latest song “Gento,” much to the delight of music fans worldwide. The Pinoy Pop group released this song ahead of the scheduled drop of its much-awaited EP Pagtatag scheduled early June. EP means extended play, a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single but is shorter than an album.
TOUTED as Philippine pop superstar, Sarah Geronimo is ecstatic that her celebrity husband Matteo Guidicelli is on to a new career adventure. Guidicelli has officially signed with GMA Network and has given his nod to exciting shows that the media conglomerate, specifically in the news and public affairs division the network has prepared for him.
IN a recent chat with the exquisite Nicole Laurel Asensio, who will very soon breathe life to the amazing character of Sisa in the musical theater production of Ibarra, we learned that her paternal grandmother, National Artist for Music Fides Cuyugan Asensio, also played Sisa during her younger years.