Magiging top grosser ng festival si Coco Martin!

I have this gut feeling that the movie Ang Panday by the sweetest and the nicest actor this side of Hollywood Coco Martin is going to be the festival’s top-grosser.

In fairness kay Vice Ganda who has given a good fight, he is going to end up on the second slot.

Come to think of it, hindi na rin masama considering that the feisty Vice Ganda was the festival perennial top grosser for many a good year now.

Hindi naman siguro ikasasama ng loob ni Vice kung ang bestie naman niyang si Coco ang manalo ngayong festival.

Anyway, indefatigable si Papa Coco sa pagpu-promote ng kanyang Ang Panday.

Kung saan-saan talaga siya nakararating para lang mai-promote ang kanyang obra maestra na saksakan naman talaga ng ganda!

I was able to watch it when he showed the finished product a few weeks prior to the festival at the Trinoma, where he was able to share his blessing to the movie press who were naturally happy with his boundless magnanimity, and I could say that he gave his very all in his directorial debut.

Hindi man ako nanalo sa kanyang pabolosang grand pa-raffle, I was happy for the press who won because they deserved it.

Besides, meron na rin namang consolation prizes ang lahat ng dumalo amounting to a cool 2 and 3 thousand.

Suffice, Coco’s intrinsic good naturedness has dramatically paid off.

As of presstime, neck to neck ang labanan nila ni Vice na nakatutuwa namang tunay but I have this feeling that in the end, Coco’s Ang Panday would triumph over Vice Ganda’s festival entry in the sense that it has more compassion and love and meat.

I’m not saying that Vice’s festival entry is devoid of meat and sense but Coco’s Ang Panday is the millennium version of FPJ’s movie.

Hindi ito makaluma at in na in ang dating.

Commendable rin ang portrayal ni Jake Cuenca as the millennium Lizardo.

Binigyan niya ng bagong twist ang kanyang repugnant character unlike in the past as delineated by Philip Salvador na you will be consumed with hate just looking at him.

But the soul behind it all is Coco Martin who was so cute and lovable as the millennium Panday.

Cute ang kanyang pagkabarumbado at lovable ang kanyang antics habang nililigawan niya ang character ni Mariel de Leon.

Medyo mahaba ang pelikula pero hindi ka mabo-bore dahil highly entertaining ito.

Kylie Verzosa was gorgeously photographed and she was a vision as the nymph.

To Coco, our deepest congrations for a job well done.

Solenn Heussaff at Nico Bolzico, praktikal!

Actress Solenn Heussaff and husband Nico Bolzico have celebrated Christmas this year separately.

Nico enplaned to his hometown in Argentina to celebrate Christmas with his family, while Solenn opted to stay for practical reasons.

The travel to Argentina and back to Manila would take roughly around three days. Hindi raw worth na mag-i-stay lang siya roon ng four days lang.

Solenn had a simple Christmas celebration with her family Erwan Heussaff and sister-in-law Anne Curtis-Smith, here in Manila.

On Christmas Day, she celebrated Chistmas alone to catch some waves in Siargao without her husband.

Nico found a creative way for them to be “together” on Christmas even if they are separated.

Earlier on, December 26, Nico posted their photo together and wrote that distance is just an idea and that he’s missing her on this special day!

Solenn wrote in the comments section of the post that she appreciated the gesture and that she’s missing him.

Nico is missing her a lot including this boodle fight by the beach.

Merry Christmas, Solenn and Nico!

Anyway, ang taas-taas ng rating nang All Star Videoke nina Solenn at Betong Sumayao. To date, it’s one of the rating shows at GMA on a Sunday evening at hindi talaga nila expected na magri-rate ito nang husto.

Siyempre, part ng magandang rating nito ay ang magandang concept ng show at ang wacky and zany hosting nina Solenn at Betong.

On it’s second season na ang show at extended ito for another season.

Patuloy sa pag-iisip nang magaganda pang concept ng show ang mga tao behind it and at the rate things are progressing, they are very much on the right track.

Nakaraan na ang Pasko ay hindi pa rin nagbabago ang impaktang si Lolita Biglang Chakah!

You can never teach old dogs new tricks! That is a saying that is basically true!

Kung ano ka talaga, ‘yun na ‘yun at hindi na magbabago.

Perfect example itong si Lolita Biglang Chakah.

Lolita Biglang Chakah raw, o! Hahahahahahahaha!

Kapag harangan na ang pinag-uusapan, Dios Mio Perdor! Number one siya rito.

Looking back, I wrote about this already and I will never tire in writing about it ad infinitum.

Ad infinitum raw, o! Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Cheap!

1986 palang ay humahataw na ang vavalinang gurang na ‘to sa panghaharang sa amin. Kay Boy Navarette na lang ay demonya nang tunay ang gurang na ‘to.

Hate na hate niya kami for the simple reason that Boy would love to hire us as of his PRs.

Anyway, hindi na naman kami naimbita at nawalan ng isang gift dahil sa impaktang gurang na ‘to.

But it’s okay. Hindi naman namin ikayayaman ang kawalan ng isang gift o cash prize man.

What matters most is the fact that we are still being recognized by other people that matters, specially Coco Martin.

‘Yun lang!

Ikaw na impakta ka, harangan mo man kami nang harangan, you would never succeed because in the end, the last laugh is mine.

You could only do so much. Harangan mo man kami nang harangan, you would never succeed.

Ang mga demonyong tulad mo ay hindi nagtatagmpay.

Itong okasyong sinasabi mo at kinausap mo pati ang bossing na huwag kaming i-invite ay okay lang sa amin.

Di naman kami ang magdadala nun kundi ang panget mong pagmumukha na parang nilamukos sa tindi ng pagdadalamhati.

Tindi ng pagdadalamhati raw, o! Hahahahahahahahaha!

Anyhow, go ahead with your igniminious doings. Harangan mo pa kami nang harangan at bigla ka na lang titimbuwang at dead on the spot ang findings ng mga doktor. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Dapat lang namang matigok ang isang impaktang tulad mo na ginagmait ang influence at clout laban sa mga taong gusto niyang i-down at gawing miserable ang buhay.

Ingat ka lang, buruka. Baka madulas ka at maging catatonic in the end.

Catatonic in the end raw, o! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

Adios!

John Lloyd Cruz at Ellen Adarna, magkasamang sinalubong ang araw ng Pasko!

Simple lang ang Christmas nina John Lloyd Cruz at Ellen Adarna.

Last December 25, they took a souvenir photo as they sat comfortably on the stairs of their love nest.

It was not specified whether it was John Lloyd’s or Ellen’s apartment.

As always, hindi mawawala ang mga kontrabida. Sa comments’ section, buong ningning na tinanong ng isang basher kung buntis raw bang talaga si Ellen.

The 29-year-old sexy star simply laughed it off.

Addressing her cavalier and uncouth bashers, Ellen wrote, “lol! Hirap na hirap sila mag move on (laughing emojis)”

It was more than a month ago, November 19 to be more exact, when it was first reported that she was carrying a baby and that John Lloyd was the father.

Then, in was reported on the first week of December that they were purportedly engaged.

A screenshot of Ellen’s purported three-million-peso engagement ring also made the headlines of the many tabloids.

Nevertheless, John Lloyd and Ellen have yet to confirm or deny the pregnancy issue but they seem to have shown to all and sundry with the intimacy of their relationship with more cozy photos of them as a couple and with close friends to boot.

Nikki Valdez, engage na with a non-showbiz boyfriend

Nag-propose ang non-showbiz boyfriend ni Nikki Valdez na si Luis Garcia sa historic na Calle Crisologo sa Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
Suffice to say, engaged na sa kanyang longtime non-showbiz boyfriend ang mahusay na aktres.

Base sa kanilang Instagram photos, hiningi ni Luis ang tulong ng kanyang mga kaibigan at family friends at pinili ang historic Calle Crisologo as the spot where he would ask Nikki to be his wife and concomitantly get married.

A few hours hence, the couple posted at their engagement for the public to savor.

Nikki, concomitantly, thanked her fiancé for making an effort to make this her most memorable Christmas ever.
She enthused dramatically, “Truly a blessed night that happened on the most wonderful time of the year with the most special people in our lives!!!

“Thank youuuuuu @hoyluisito for making this a December to remember. I LOVE YOU FOREVER and EVER!!! #WeveOnlyJustVIGAN #CHRISTmas2017”

On his part, Luis also uploaded a photo of their engagement and wrote, “Yes daw!!! I love you @nikkivaldez_ FOREVER!!! #WeveOnlyJustVIGAN”

In addition, Luis uploaded a series of photos with the endearing caption, “Thank you to our families, for planning with me.

Success!!! #YESdaw #WeveOnlyJustVIGAN #BestChristmasEver #ProjectMisisButtercream”

Nikki and Luis celebrated their anniversary as a couple in Boracay.

On December 2, Luis posted emotionally their couple pic and enthused, “Happy 3rd my love! Thank you for being my hope.

Thank you for always being there to cheer and believe. Thank you for being in my life, and sharing me yours. I love you! @nikkivaldez_ #happy3”

Looking back, this is Nikki’s second time and Luis’s first.

It will be remembered that her first husband was Filipino-Canadian Christopher Lina, whom she married in February 2007 in Canada after dating for five years.

Five months later, a church wedding in Manila ensued but it was in Canada where they settled eventually.

Their union lasted for two years and decided to part ways in 2009.

They finally got their divorce papers in 2011.

Raymond Gutierrez, kinabog pa ang ganda ng katawan ni Richard!

Veritably hunk Raymond Gutierrez expressed his gratitude towards Erwan Heussaff and Arnold Aninion for their solid and unwavering support in guiding him through his fitness journey.

Mond uploaded his most recent workout photo with his close friend Erwan Heussaff who helped him get fit in the past year.

The 33-year-old host Raymond Gutierrez gave a shoutout to his trainer, Arnold Aninion, for giving the drive and the initiative to be completely fit for the year 2018.

Mond wrote that one should surround himself with people who supposedly push you to work harder. This month mark his one year since he ventured into his fitness journey with @erwan & @arnoldaninion.

Erwan expressed how proud he is of Mond’s achievement after a year.

He said as a tribute to his tenacity and dedication, “Proud of this dude @mond not only can he keep up but he can actually now push the pace.

“He is also more disciplined with his diet than I am!! Focus, dedication, self awareness and hard work. Apply that to fitness and to life.

“Find ways to make it happen for yourself. 2018 fittest year yet. Repping the main man @arnoldaninion”

Pagkatapos na mag-click sa kanyang burger joint, Korean BBQ restaurant naman ang susunod na venture ni Kris Bernal!

Dahil sa panalo ang kanyang first venture on her MeatKRIS burger stalls, Kris Bernal is now in the process of embarking on a new business venture — a Korean barbeque-inspired resto that’s designated to open in 2018.

Mukhang nalilinya na sa pagnenegosyo ang magandang Kapuso actress.

Pagkatapos ng success nang kanyang MeatKRIS burger stall business, she is about ready to branch out into Korean cuisine.

Kahit bising-busy sa kanyang hectic shooting skeds para sa kanyang afternoon teleserye, Kris still manages to do some preliminary leg work and construction for SEOULMeat, ang susunod niyang Korean barbeque-inspired restaurant scheduled to open next year.

Sa isa niyang Instagram post nitong nakaraang buwan, makikita si Kris na tinututukan ang construction ng kanyang new resto, na mata- tagpuan sa Don Antonio Heights, Commonwealth, Quezon City.

Bago pa ito, she enplaned to South Korea para mag-research on Korean cuisine. Hinanap niya ang potential menu items na posibleng mag-click sa mga meticulous palate ng mga Pinoy.

In an exclusive interview via Facebook Messenger, she said passion is an important ingredient to any successful business venture.

“I have no background of food business at all. There are a lot of things I’ve learned from handling a business.”

Sa isa niyang interview, sinabi niyang may three important keys para sa isang first-timer:

Unang-una, love what you do and make sure you’ll never lose your interest about your concept.

Ikalawa, be hands-on and know what will make your business different from competitors.

Pangatlo, treat your employees like a family.

Nang tanungin kung ano ang kanyang biggest challenge, she answered bravely to simply take the risk!

Kris asseverated, “It’s a lot of money. Every thing is a test at first.”

Bong Revilla, na-touch sa warm welcome ng pamilya at constituents ng Bacoor

Former Senator Bong Revilla Jr.: “Dahil sa biyaya ng Panginoon, matapos ang tatlong Kapaskuhan, nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na muli itong salubungin kasama ang aking pamilya, at kayo, mga minamahal kong kababayan, sa labas ng piitan.”

After four years of spending Christmas in jail, muling nakasama ni dating Senador Bong Revilla Jr. ang mga nagmamahal sa kanya nung bisperas ng Pasko sa mismong tahanan niya.

As per instruction by the Sandiganbayan First Division, Bong left the PNP Custodial Center of Camp Crame eleven a.m. of

December 24 to be with his family in Bacoor City.

To be with his family on Christmas day, Bong considers to be the happiest Christmas ever.

His message to his Facebook page was oozing with sincerity and affection: “Merry Christmas to everyone!

“Isa na po ito siguro sa pinakamagandang Pasko sa aking buhay.

“Dahil sa biyaya nang Panginoon, matapos ang tatlong Kapaskuhan, nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na muli itong salubungin kasama ang aking pamilya, at kayo, mga minamahal kong kababayan, sa labas ng piitan.

“Kahapon ko lang naramdaman ang matinding pangungulila sa mga nakalipas na taon, nang muli ninyong iparamdam sa akin ang inyong patuloy na pagmamahal at suporta.

“Hindi ko mailagay sa salita ang pag-uumapaw ng galak at pasasalamat sa sidhi at init ng inyong pagyapos at pagtanggap sa akin makalipas ang halos apat na taon.

“In the very short amount of time I was allowed to spend outside jail with you, nakita ko na napakarami ng nagbago kaya lalo po akong na-touch na sa kabila nito, hindi nagbago ang pagtingin at pagmamahal ninyo sa akin. Ganundin po ako sa inyo. God is very good!

“Patuloy tayong magtiwala sa Kanyang kadakilaan at galing.

“I love you all so much. Tunay na Maligayang Pasko po sa ating lahat!”

And with that, ito po ang Kuya Pete ninyo na nagsasabing, Christopher, my son, Ilove you very, very much, my love for you goes beyond eternity.

Adios. Mabalos. I always need you, Nhong! DAPAT LANG!/PETE G. AMPOLOQUIO, JR.

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