Sarah G’s 8th major concert sold out

- Ricky L. Calderon (The Freeman) - November 26, 2015 - 9:00am

We were fortunate to have been invited to the welcome  dinner for the 2015 Gusi Peace Prize International Foundation laureates held at the Manila Hotel on Tuedsday night. We are so honored to have been invited by fans of Ms. Nora Aunor, headed by Ms. Marie Cusi.

We are proud to witness the historic occasion where the Superstar and People’s Artist was feted as a Gusi Peace laureate in recognition of her achievements as an actress in movies, television, theater and radio.

Ate Guy looked every inch a movie queen in her gown. She was radiantly beautiful to say the least.

Some of stars and directors who’ve worked with her were also invited to the Manila Hotel event as part of the Nora Aunor delegation. Among those who came were directors Maryo J. Delos Reyes (who directed some of Nora’s biggest hits like “Annie Batungbakal”) and Gil Portes (who directed her in “Merika)”, Lloyd Samartino (her leading man in “Totoo Ba ang Tsismis?”)

GMA-7 stars Rocco Nacino and Jeric Gonzales (who worked with Ate Guy in “Hustisya”), Barbie Forteza (who just finished the film “Laut” with Ate Guy, a 2016 Cinemalaya entry), Aiza Seguerra and wife Liza Dino, and members of her fan clubs were also in attendance and were all dressed to the nines.

In her speech, Ate Guy thanked the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation for the honor given to her. She also shared her award to her loyal fans, who have always been there, through thick and thin, to give her love and support.

With us around the dinner table was solid Ate Guy fan Mel Caparas, and we asked him how long he had been a fan of the actress. He said he was still a young boy when he became a fan of the Superstar. His mom is a fan of Ate Guy and she would take him with her in watching movies of her idol. That early, he already admired the actress’ talent.

Asked if there was ever a time that he lost his admiration for Nora, Mel said the showbiz icon had her share of mistakes and pitfalls, bad career choices and even lovelife issues, but that these don’t outweigh her contributions to the industry.

“Iba naman ang pagiging aktres niya sa mga naging pagsubok niya sa buhay. Hindi maikakaila ang malaking kontribusyon niya sa history ng Philippine entertainment. Kung may mga naging pagkakamali man siya sa kanyang personal na buhay, labas naman iyon sa kanyang pagiging aktres,” said Mel.

Just like Mel, we are also a Noranian, and we are proud of what Ate Guy has achieved as an actress. She may have her mistakes, big or small, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that as an actress, she has brought immense pride to the Philippines.

When it was announced that tickets to Sarah Geronimo’s forthcoming concert titled “From The Top” (set on December 4 at the Araneta Coliseum) were already available, these were immediately sold out. In a swift decision, producers Viva Live decided to stage a second “From The Top” concert on December 5. The tickets for the second night of Sarah’s concert went on sale on November 7.

“From The Top” is Sarah’s eighth major concert, proof of her enduring popularity and her continuing evolution as a total entertainer.

Sarah has come a long way from the14-year-old belter who captivated the judges and the audience to win the Star for a Night singing contest in 2002.

She has transformed from a Pop Princess to a certified pop icon. She has won accolade after accolade as a singer, movie actress and stage performer.

 “From The Top” is presented by Cebuana Lhuillier, Globe, Oppo, Jollibee, Belo Essentials, Jag, Manulife and Xeleb. Major sponsors are Extreme Magic Sing, Charmee, Sangobion, Michaela and SMDC. Minor sponsors are San San and Champion.

“From The Top” is directed by Paolo Valenciano with Louie Ocampo as musical director.

For tickets, call Ticketnet at 911-5555 and Viva Concerts at 687-7236 or 687-5853. Ticket prices are: VIP–P4,770, Patron–P4,770, Box Premium–P3,710, Box Regular–P3,180, Upper Box–1,590 and General Admission– P400.


Twenty years and countless laughs later, GMA Network’s award-winning comedy/gag show “Bubble Gang” continues to bring viewers a bagful of fun. Being the audience’s well-loved source of weekly amusement, “Bubble Gang” celebrates its anniversary with the theme “I Am Bubble Gang” (IMBG).

Through its theme, “Bubble Gang” wants everyone to know that the show encompasses not just the cast, the staff, the network, but also the lives of all Filipinos who watch the show. Since “Bubble Gang” is not just a comedy program but a reflection of the Filipino way of life, they have created characters, punchlines and taglines to testify their oneness with viewers. Indeed, we all have our own “Yayas,” “Tata Linos,” “Antoniettas” and “Mr.  Assimos” in our lives.

“Bubble Gang” has been running for two decades now and is the only comedy show on Philippine TV history to have lasted this long.

According to the team behind the program, their longevity was an unforeseen but welcome occurrence. However unexpected, they found themselves a dream that has become a reality.

As part of their anniversary celebration, “Bubble Gang” is preparing a commemorative gag book titled, “IMBG: I AM BUBBLE GANG (The Bubble Gang 20th Anniversary Commemorative Comedy Chronicles)” dedicated to viewers who continue to give their overwhelming support.

One other thing to look forward to is the in-depth documentary to be aired tonight. In coordination with GMA News and Public Affairs led by Jessica Soho and Mike Enriquez, the documentary will provide a glimpse of all the important aspects of the show including the cast and staff, and how the show directly affects the lives of Filipinos. It will also showcase a side of the show that is rarely seen onscreen to let the audience feel how important they are to the success of the show and to express how privileged the “Bubble Gang” people are to be part of this event.

In the end, “Bubble Gang” wants their viewers to be able to say: “I Am Bubble Gang,” because indeed, we all are.



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