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Charlie Dizon on the power of envisioning her goals
by Vanessa Balbuena - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
From another promising talent, Charlie Dizon was catapulted overnight to Important Star after her recent MMFF Best Actress win where she bested the likes of Nora Aunor and Iza Calzado.
Sapangdaku bet hailed Sinulog Festival Queen 2021
by Vanessa Balbuena - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Dixie Lee Rey Oca of Cebu City’s Barangay Sapangdaku bested nine other candidates to bag the Sinulog Festival Queen 2021 crown in a pre-recorded event held at Fort San Pedro without an audience, still due to...
10 vie for Sinulog Festival Queen 2021 crown
by Vanessa Balbuena - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The successor of Sinulog Festival Queen 2020 Monika Afable, of Borongan City, Eastern Samar’s Tribu Rayhak, will be determined through a pre-recorded virtual finals that’s set to be uploaded tonight for...
Arjo Atayde on what makes a brilliant actor
by Vanessa Balbuena - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s been nine years in the making and Arjo Atayde hopes 2021 will have cameras finally grinding for the movie “Hey Joe,” the story of which he created when he was just starting out in show b...
Still dreaming of international stardom, Martin Nievera feels he ‘hasn’t peaked yet’
by Vanessa Balbuena - December 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Martin Nievera was 19 years old going 20 when he landed in the Philippines from the United States in 1982. Viva’s ‘Boss Vic’ Del Rosario had seen him on a TV show and immediately wanted the kid...
Alden Richards shares the bounty to his closest friends
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 30, 2020 - 12:00am
For seven days a week, Alden Richards is seen on television hosting on “Eat Bulaga,” performing on “All-Out Sundays,” and acting on the re-run of his 2012 drama series “One True Lo...
Unaware of pregnancy, Ryza Cenon does hardcore action for ‘Bella Bandida’
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
When Ryza Cenon was wrapping up remaining scenes for the action-drama series “Bella Bandida” in February – including the big finale that took three days to complete – she had no inkling that...
Empoy Marquez’s comedy beginnings
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Empoy Marquez shared to The FREEMAN and other media in a virtual interview that during his elementary days, he would skip classes just so he can indulge his hobby of watching movies, with comedy and horror his favorite...
Ian Veneracion calls ‘Oh My Dad’ crew a ‘dream team’
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Ian Veneracion was seven years old when he first ventured into acting thru the 1982 RPN sitcom “Joey and Son.”
‘Bagong Umaga’ pulls through despite last-minute cast changes
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
A case of “good timing” and things falling into place is how “Bagong Umaga” production head Rizalina Ebriega chooses to view the controversial changes to the show’s cast.
Benjie Paras puts on his creator cap for horror-comedy series
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Benjie Paras is such a fan of horror and comedy that he thought of melding both genres for a television show that all ages can enjoy.
Rabiya Mateo: ‘There is power in silence’
by Vanessa Balbuena - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
More than a week after her victory, Rabiya fever is still raging among pageant enthusiasts in and out of the country.
Daniel Padilla grows up, musically and otherwise
by Vanessa Balbuena - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
One of our early encounters with Daniel Padilla didn’t leave us with a good impression of the young man.
With upbeat debut single, XOXO ‘let’s the world know’ its talent
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Launched in August 2019 after their stint on GMA Network’s singing competition “The Clash,” girl group XOXO had to wait a year for their debut single to be released.
Action-drama mounts ‘uncompromised’ scenes despite restrictions
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
With marching orders to produce a series of uncompromised quality despite shooting limitations, the “Walang Hanggang Paalam” team was faced with a challenging task.
Boobay & Tekla: ‘Comedians have huge role in pandemic’
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Television comic Tekla had the strong urge to hug his colleagues during their first day back at taping for “The Boobay and Tekla Show,” GMA Network’s Sunday night comedy-variety program on hiatus...
Southeast Asian singers merge voices to uplift spirits in these uncertain times
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
“I hope the song uplifts people’s spirits, comfort their troubled hearts, encourage everyone to go on with life even if it’s really hard, and realize that God is still the Supreme Being,”...
Proud cast give their Final Salute in ‘A Soldier’s Heart’
by Vanessa Balbuena - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
It was three years in the making, what with the considerable research necessary to tackle the life of Filipino soldiers and the sensitive subject of Muslims in their often war-ravaged communities.
Golden gives back
by Vanessa Balbuena - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
When neighbors in her hometown of Minglanilla, Cebu would notify Golden Cañedo and her family that so and so politician will be distributing rice – this was especially around Christmas season –...
Vice Ganda finds way to still ‘serve my purpose’
by Vanessa Balbuena - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
At the height of the Metro Manila lockdown, and later on, when ABS-CBN was shut down, Vice Ganda said their network bosses gave a directive: Find a way to reach out to your audience. Remain in their consciousness....
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