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Martin Nievera headlines live concert for a cause

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After two years, live concert performances makes it comeback at the The Theatre @ Solaire stage.

And no less than Martin Nievera, the Concert King himself, will open the live concert performance via “Martin Nievera Live Again!’ in the one-night concert happening on June 25.

The concert is a fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Makati West’s Gift of Life Project. Part of the proceeds of the ticket sales will fund the heart operations of children in need.

Catch Martin back on stage for a night filled with exciting and heart-warming music for a special cause. As part of the continued safety measures, The Theatre requires double-masking and presentation of vaccination cards upon entry

Buy your tickets to “Martin Nievera Live Again!” by calling Ticketworld at 8891-9999 or via

www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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Using her popular Tiktok account, Andrea Brillantes urged fellow first-time voters to choose Vice President Leni Robredo as president in the May 9 polls.

“First time voter? Yes. Pero hindi naman natin first time maging Pilipino. Kaya sa mga katulad ko na first-time voter, gusto ko lang sabihin sa inyo, hindi ka nag-iisa,” said Andrea, the most followed Filipino celebrity on Tiktok with 17.6 million followers.

“Tayo ang bubuo ng mas mahusay, mas matibay, at mas mabuting bayan. Kaya naman boboto ako. At ang unang boto ko, ay para kay Leni Robredo. Kaya naman samahan n’yo akong samahan siyang ipanalo ang lahat ng Pilipino,” she added.

At first, Andrea admitted she had a difficult time choosing her presidential bet, due to her trust issues and fear of being bashed online for expressing support for a particular candidate.

“Ginusto ko bang manahimik dati? Oo naman, mas madali ‘yun eh. Tsaka sabi naman ng mga tao, bata lang daw ako, wala daw akong alam kundi mag-Tiktok lang. Naniwala naman ako ng very slight,” she explained.

“Kasi bukod sa magulo ang pulitika, baka nga tama naman sila -- na mas alam ng mga mas nakakatanda ang ikabubuti ng ating bayan. Papunta pa lang tayo, pabalik na sila, eh. Ilang beses mo nang narinig yun?” she added.

But Andrea had a change of heart when VP Leni decided to run for president, saying her fear was replaced with courage that inspired her to speak out on her choice for the country’s next leader.

“Yung ingay na gusto akong patahimikin, napalitan ng malakas na boses para sa bayan. Yung pulitika na napakalayo para sa ’kin, biglang naging personal. Hindi ako marunong mangampanya, pero ginagawa ko kasi gusto kong ipanalo natin ‘to,” she said.

Andrea made her first appearance for VP Leni during the Vice President’s record-breaking birthday rally on April 23 in Pasay City where more than 400,000 supporters attended.

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Ms. Pokwang denies there is an issue between her and fellow Kapuso comedienne Ms. Ai Ai delas Alas. She belied media reports during her contract signing and launching as brand ambassador of Klio, a local brand of household plastic products.

She said she and Ai Ai already met twice on the “All Out Sunday” studio and they were cordial with each other.

Pokwang said having been in showbiz for two decades has made her accept intrigues as part and parcel of the job. Yet she can’t help but get hurt sometimes if a colleague makes a nasty remark on her post just because they happen to support different presidential bets.

“Respect lang ang hinihingi ko. May kanya-kanya naman tayong paniniwala kaya sana irespeto natin kung anuman ang choice ng kaibigan natin o kasama,” said Pokwang.

“Unang-una wala naman akong binanggit na pangalan. Na-hurt ako kasi nakatrabaho ko siya. Nagulat ako sa naging reaction although nag-sorry naman siya. Sincere naman ang paghingi niya ng sorry,” Ms. Pokwang added.

The comedienne is very thankful to the owners of Klio for trusting her to be their brand ambassador. Pokwang said she uses Klio food containers for her food business that includes her best sellers of “laing” and roasted chicken.

The owners of Klio are confident that with Pokwang as endorser, their products will become household names and more consumers will buy it.

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The Embassy of Mexico, in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, brings to the country the Cinco de Mayo Film Fest which will run from May 5 to 8 at the FDCP Cinematheque Centres.

Five thought-provoking and award-winning movies from Mexico will be screened at the FDCP Cinematheque Centres in Manila, Iloilo, Davao, Nabunturan, and Negros. All films will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Entrance is free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, visit the Embassy of Mexico’s official Facebook page.

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