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A musical evening of kundiman, Broadway and Star Wars
by Girlie Rodis - September 8, 2016 - 12:00am
I had the most delightful treat last Aug. 13 at the John Wayne Performing Arts Theater in Glendale, California.
Lang Leav loves flights of fancy
by Girlie Rodis - March 15, 2015 - 12:00am
With her imagination that stretches across a variety of disciplines encompassing art, poetry and books, Lang Leav’s enchanting work swings between the whimsical and woeful expressing a complexity beneath its...
Author Marie Lu loves fantasies and thrillers
by Girlie Rodis - February 8, 2015 - 12:00am
Marie Lu is the woman behind the “Legend” sci-fi book trilogy — including Legend, Prodigy and Champion — that is described by Entertainment Weekly as “fine writing and excellent ex...
Matteo Guidicelli and JC de Vera love thrillers & self-help books
by Girlie Rodis - January 18, 2015 - 12:00am
At the Metro Manila Filmfest Parade, as each of the cast members climbed up on their floats, I asked Matteo Guidicelli and JC de Vera, two of the leads in Shake, Rattle and Roll XV, to share their favorite book...
Lovi Poe, Erich Gonzales & Carla Abellana love stories of love
by Girlie Rodis - December 21, 2014 - 12:00am
The leading ladies of Shake Rattle Roll XV are in love with love stories.
Director Perci Intalan loves musicals, fantasies and mythical stories
by Girlie Rodis - December 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Once a TV executive, now a film director of scary movies, Perci Intalan is a man passionate about creating memorable films.
Kylie Padilla loves poetry and books that give goosebumps
by Girlie Rodis - October 26, 2014 - 12:00am
Kylie Nicole Padilla, daughter of Robin Padilla, is out to make a name for herself in the movie industry.
Reading, like music, is in the blood
by Girlie Rodis - October 19, 2014 - 12:00am
It’s been over 20 years since I met Rachel Alejandro. Today she’s much more than my talent — she’s like a daughter to me. I’m not quite sure who adopted whom, but I’ve definitely...
Michael Reyes loves books on wine, adventure and acting
by Girlie Rodis - October 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Michael Reyes is only 23 years old, a new resident of the Philippines and helping out in the family owned The Wine Club located in Legaspi Village. He graduated with a degree in Film from Ithaca in the state of New...
This derm loves books that get under your skin
by Girlie Rodis - July 20, 2014 - 12:00am
I recently bumped into Dr. Stephen Lacson, a handsome young doctor who specializes in dermatological surgery. Dr. Lacson is currently medical director of House of Obagi (HOO) Center for Dermatology — a position...
Verni Varga loves prayer and self-help books
by Girlie Rodis - July 6, 2014 - 12:00am
Verni Varga is known in the Philippine Music Industry as “The Vamp” — an immensely powerful seductress whose impeccable showmanship and amazing voice tempted and captured the hearts of her countless...
The book that taught Alfred Vargas how to be a real man
by Girlie Rodis - June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
Alfred Vargas is one of the most talented and accomplished actors of his generation and has appeared in a consistent string of hit mainstream movies and top-rated TV series. Alfred took a brief hiatus from the entertainment...
Ging Reyes loves real stories of real people
by Girlie Rodis - June 8, 2014 - 12:00am
Ging Reyes is ABS-CBN’s head of integrated news and concurrently, managing director of ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).
Katy Osborne loves a good mystery
by Girlie Rodis - May 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Katy Osborne is a musical theater actress currently playing in the West End cast of Mamma Mia! that first visited the Philippines with the touring company of that musical. It was during her stay here that Katy got...
For Marc Pingris, fiction imitates life
by Girlie Rodis - April 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Jean Marc-Pingris, the dominating six-foot-four center forward of the San Mig Coffee Mixers in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), is an accomplished athlete (considered one of the best defenders in the...
Assunta de Rossi loves books on fashion, fantasy and cars
by Girlie Rodis - April 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Award-winning actress Assunta De Rossi is a major fan of imagined stories. She reads fiction and fantasy to escape to different worlds and to vicariously experience the adventures of characters that she’s fallen...
Father Rocky: This Salesian priest rocks!
by Girlie Rodis - April 13, 2014 - 12:00am
I am a big fan of Father Rocky. In more formal terms, he is Fr. Marciano “Rocky” Evangelista — the Salesian priest behind the Tuloy sa Don Bosco Streetchildren’s Village and the Tuloy Fo...
Dog whisperer Cesar Millan likes self-help books
by Girlie Rodis - March 30, 2014 - 12:00am
With more than 25 years of experience, renowned dog behavior expert and New York Times best-selling author Cesar Millan is one of the most sought-after authorities in the field of dog behavior and rehabilitation....
Jasmine Curtis reads books on women, divorce and heaven
by Girlie Rodis - March 16, 2014 - 12:00am
Jasmine is a 19-year-old Filipino-Australian actress and a host on TV5. And of course, she’s the younger Curtis!
Cristalle Belo Henares loves fitness books
by Girlie Rodis - February 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Cristalle Henares, the only daughter of Dr. Vicki Belo, did not become a doctor but followed her mom’s footsteps by becoming an entrepreneur. She could’ve easily taken over Belo Medical Group’s...
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