In Jericho-Jessy film, orange is the color of love
STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky Calderon (The Freeman) - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am

Red is the typical color associated with love. But in the forthcoming movie of Quantum Films, MJM Productions and Star Cinema titled “The Girl in the Orange Dress,” multi-awarded actor Jericho Rosales and FHM’s sexiest lady, Jessy Mendiola, declare a different color is now associated with love. And that color is orange.

Jericho plays Rye, a superstar and certified girl magnet. He is the object of many a girl’s fantasy, including Jessy’s friends. Jessy plays Anne, a mysterious, happy-go-lucky girl who always throws caution to the wind.

Rye and Anne’s paths cross and suddenly things happen. They end up in bed and everything turns upside down. That singular encounter added color to their lives, albeit changed their life forever. Rye and Anne’s photo coming out of a hotel became viral. It became a hot topic on television, but the public is clueless about Anne’s identity. They only know her as the girl in the orange dress.

It’s a different Jericho that the audience will see in “The Girl in the Orange Dress.” Echo’s last filmfest movie was “#Walang Forever” where he made the audience cry and for which he won the Best Actor award. Now, people are also talking about his hit character as Lino in “Halik” where he gives inspired acting night after night.

This is Jessy’s first time to have an entry at the Metro Manila Film Festival. Last seen in the movie “Chinoy: Mano Po 7,” Jessy is nervous but excited to do her first daring role. She is doubly excited for the challenges, more so because she has Echo as her leading man.

Even if this is just the first team-up of Jericho and Jessy, they sure had netizens going crazy about them. When the full trailer of “The Girl in the Orange Dress” came out, it garnered a total of 3 million views and 61,000 shares as of November 30. Netizens commented, “Cute ang team up nila!” “Fresh!” “Nakaaaliw at swak sila sa role nila.”

One of the highlights of the movie is the tango dance of Echo and Jessy. Lending them support are Luis Manzano, Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado.

“The Girl In The Orange Dress” is presented by Quantum Films, TBA Studios, MJM Productions which gave us critically-acclaimed filmfest movies like “English Only Please,” “#Walang Forever” and “All Of You” from 2015-2017. This is written and directed by Jay Abello whose other indie movies include “Paglipay,” “Red” and  “Brutus.

“The Girl in the Orange Dress” opens in cinemas on December 25.

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Atty. Persida Acosta, the feisty Chief of the Public Attorney’s Office, continues her quest for justice for the children and families of the Dengvaxia vaccine victims.

In a presscon held Monday over lunch at Max’s Resto in Manila, Atty. Acosta vowed to continue to fight so that families whose children died from the effect of the vaccine will be served justice.

Although she is receiving flak from critics for championing the cause of the Dengvaxia victims and their families, the PAO Chief said she will not rest until every single victim and their families will get the justice they deserve.

“The more na ako ay inaapi at binabatikos ay mas lalo pa akong magiging pursigido na ituloy ang laban alang-alang sa mga batang namatay dahil sa Dengvaxia at sa kanilang mga pamilya,” she said.

Cases have been filed against the former high officials of the DOH, as well as the officers of the pharmaceutical company who distributed the vaccine that caused the lives of many school children.

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Katrina Velarde is a crowd-drawer at The Music Hall where she sings regularly every Wednesday. The singer dubbed as the Suklay Diva did her final show at the said venue last week before another sell-out crowd. She is stepping into the big time as she is set to conquer the Kia Theater next week when she does her first major concert on February.

What started off as a fun video cover for her idols turned out to be one of the reasons for her claim to fame today. Katrina started joining singing contests at a young age but it was only after she auditioned for “X-Factor Philippines” in 2013 that she got her big break.

It was Gary Valenciano who personally mentored the group that Katrina fell into when she was in “X-Factor.” The six-piece group called AKA Jam went on to have a following and though they weren’t able to bag the grand prize, the group still made a mark.

Her biggest break this year was to interpret Michael Rodriguez and Jeanne Columbine Rodriguez Philpop entry “Tama Na.” The ballad track got into the Top 10 finalists in the competition.

“Tama Na” is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and all digital music stores. Its music video can be viewed on the Viva Records YouTube Channel.

JESSY MENDIOLA
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